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Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

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Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The 2022 Gratitude Special

    The 2022 Gratitude Special

    It’s time people. We all need to push the chair back from the supper table, look around and remember who we are grateful for. This week on Snap, when a pillar of the community goes missing, the people rally to show their love. But maybe our hero... is still alive?

    We are grateful to tell stories and we are deeply thankful for you Snap Nation! For all the love and support you have shown our Snap Fam, thank you. We’re sending good vibes to you and yours!

    Thanks to, Tammerlin Drummond, for helping tell Willie’s story. Rest in Power Willie!

    Produced by Adizah Eghan, additional tape from Bo Walsh

    Original score by Renzo Gorrio, additional music from Doug Stuart

    Video used in story provided by user ritchhazel on YouTube.

    Artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 13 - Episode 58

    • 32 min
    Jorge, Gina y Dante

    Jorge, Gina y Dante

    Dante is just looking for a haircut in Guadalajara and then he meets Jorge. He's always wanted to meet a trans person… older than him. But once they start talking, Dante can't believe his ears.

    This episode contains sexual references, sensitive listeners please be advised.

    Thank you, Dante and Jorge, for sharing your story!

    The Spanish version of this episode is available at CUIR: Historias Disidentes, a non-fiction podcast that showcases stories from the Latinx LGBTQ+ community and from people who challenge the way we think about love, identity, sex and pleasure. You can listen to more CUIR episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts and on the CUIR website: https://estonoesradio.mx/programas/cuir

    Jorge was voiced by Terry Holiday, one of the most prominent trans actresses in Mexico. You can read more about Terry in this Vice article (in Spanish).

    Produced by Erick Yáñez, edited by Nancy López

    Reported by Dante Ureta, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    Episode art by Teo Ducot

    Season 13 - Episode 57

    • 49 min
    The Soundtrack of Silence - Snap Classic

    The Soundtrack of Silence - Snap Classic

    When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way.

    Thank you, Matt Hay, for sharing your story! A version of this story aired on KQED’s Q’ed Up.

    Produced by April Dembosky

    Sound Design by April Dembosky, Leon Morimoto & Renzo Gorrio

    Artwork by Mark Fiore

    Snap Classic – Season 13 - Episode 56

    • 32 min
    The League of Impersonators

    The League of Impersonators

    When Umid Isabaev is trapped behind enemy lines, he gets help… from two of the world’s most dangerous men.

    This story contains some strong language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.

    Thank you, Umid, for sharing your story with Snap!

    Thanks to Ethan Herschenfeld who voiced Umid’s words, and to, Mars Lipowski, who was the voice of Steve Poland. BIG thanks as well to our translators for this piece, Muhitdin Ahunhodjaev and Magdalena Balz.

    Want more from the Kim Jong Un Look-alike? Check out his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Trying to hear from the Putin Look-alike? Visit his website.

    The three fake heads of state reunited recently in Poland for a magazine photo shoot! We have a link to that photo on our website and it will also be posted on our social media accounts.

    Produced by John Fecile & Anne Ford, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 13 - Episode 55

    • 27 min
    Time Glitch

    Time Glitch

    Joel Gheen is out of the military, newly married, and in college. His new life is going great… if he could just catch the damn bus.

    Thank you, Joel, for sharing your story with us!

    If you’re hungry for more details about Joel’s experience with a real-life glitch in the matrix, check out his website. Joel also has a fun podcast that covers weird topics from a Biblical perspective. Listen to hear all the paranormal stuff that never gets discussed from a traditional church pulpit or Bible study.

    Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 13 - Episode 54

    • 15 min
    The Sinkhole - Spooked

    The Sinkhole - Spooked

    One day, while out landscaping his yard, Moses reaches into the dirt and pulls out a handful of bones. He wants to find out who they belong to. But that might not be such a good idea. Happy Halloween! We’re celebrating with more Spooked! Be afraid…

    Thank you, Moses Thompson, for sharing your story with the Spooked! Folks, if you want to know more about Moses and his house, check out this article. 

    Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Yari Bundy, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Want more Spooked stories crafted in the dark of night? To listen to all episodes of Spooked as they’re released regularly through next Spring, subscribe to the Luminary Channel on Apple Podcasts, or directly on Luminary, https://luminary.link/spooked

    Season 13 - Episode 53

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.2K Ratings

10.2K Ratings

coldkooli ,

Always. So. Good.

I honestly don't know how they manage to produce so many original episodes every year of this quality! Gold Standard. Glynn Washington is something special -- he and the Snap Team have created the most amazing sonic experience, EVER. Do yourself a favor and subscribe right away.

jska88 ,

The Ab-So-Lute BEST Show

Love this show so much. Fortunate to see a Snap Live and definitely recommend to anyone who is a fan.

oldjohnhall ,

Glynn Washington is a total nerd

And he ruins what would’ve been a good show

That’s it. That’s the whole review.

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