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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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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.7 • 8.9K Ratings

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.

    Hold That Space - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"

    Hold That Space - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"

    Four women share their stories of loving incarcerated men, and the challenges they face in maintaining their relationships, staying hopeful about an eventual reunion, and carrying on with their lives on the outside. We also hear from a man sentenced to Life without the possibility of parole.

    Snap Judgment presents, “Hold That Space,” a special spotlight on the Ear Hustle Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia.

    Content Advisory: This episode discusses sex and contains explicit language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.

    Thanks to Erica Olson, Loraine Serrano, Darlene Burke, Annette Shields, Raven Campbell, Raylene Ruiz, Theresa, Sutina Green, and Steven Green for sharing your stories for this episode. And BIG thanks + so much love to the entire Ear Hustle family!

    Be sure to visit www.EarHustleSq.com to hear more stories, see pictures from episodes, and follow everything Ear Hustle. They just dropped a new season!

    Ear Hustle comes to us from PRX’s Radiotopia, this episode is produced by Earlonne Woods, Nigel Poor, Rhasaan “New York” Thomas, John “Yahya” Johnson, Pat Mesiti-Miller, and Bruce Wallace. This episode was scored with music by Antwan Williams, Rhashiyd Zinnamon, and David Jassy.

    Artwork by Antwan Williams 

    • 40 min
    Shame

    Shame

    What’s keeping you from feeling proud today? We’re exploring that question with a special Snap two-for-one: SHAMEBOOTH, a traveling art installation, hotline, and podcast featuring the voices of real people sharing their shame, and “Quiet Is Best,” a story from Julie Lindahl about her shocking discovery of a secret -- and shameful -- family legacy.

    Content advisory: These stories detail substances, violence/graphic images of Nazi Germany, and sexual assault. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.

    STORIES:

    SHAMEBOOTH Recordings

    SHAMEBOOTH explores the science & psychology behind one of the most intense and isolating emotions a person can feel by capturing the voices of real people who step into a refurbished phone booth to speak their truths. It has become an art installation, podcast, hotline, live event space, and movement to help people get proud.

    A very big thank you to all of the brave people who stepped into the SHAMEBOOTH, baring their souls. For more, head on over to SHAMEBOOTH and subscribe to the podcast!

    SHAMEBOOTH’s creator and host is Paula Williams. The podcast is produced by the fine folks at SOUND MADE PUBLIC: Tania Ketenjian, Philip Wood, and Katie McCutcheon. Production assistance was by Snap’s Regina Bediako.

    “Quiet is Best” - Snap Classic

    When Julie Lindahl discovered that her grandfather had been an active member of the German SS, she decided to return to the scene of his crimes. But her grandmother made things difficult.

    Thank you, Julie, for sharing your story with Snap! A version of this story was originally produced for the podcast Kind World. For more, please make sure to check out Julie Lindahl’s book, The Pendulum: A Granddaughther’s Search for Her Family’s Forbidden Nazi Past.

    Produced by Erika Lantz, original score by Leon Morimoto with production assistance by Liz Mak

    Season 11 - Episode 28

    • 53 min
    Respawn - Snap Classic

    Respawn - Snap Classic

    A teenager ends up with more than he bargained for when he hacks his principal’s Twitter account. And a night-shift doctor shares a story of life after death.

    STORIES

    Code Yellow

    A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his principal, teachers, and the Board of Education.

    This piece was adapted from the podcast, Darknet Diaries. Listen to the full story, called Finn.

    Produced by Jack Rhysider with assistance from Nancy Lopez, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    The Lazarus Effect

    A night-shift doctor shares a story of life after death.

    This story comes to us from the podcast, The Nocturnists, and was performed live in San Francisco in 2018. You can listen to the full story, called The Lazarus Effect.

    Special thanks to Emily Silverman, Ana Adlerstein, Ali Block, Adelaide Papazolou, Marina Poole, Kirk Klocke, and the storyteller, Joe Sills

    Artwork by Teo Ducot

    Snap Classic - Season 10 Episode 19

    • 49 min
    Bad Hair Cut - Snap Classic

    Bad Hair Cut - Snap Classic

    When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young boy with a passion for good hair tries to clean up the mess.

    Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Leon Morimoto

    Snap Classic - Season 9 - Episode 32

    • 40 min
    The Golden Lure

    The Golden Lure

    A fisherman down on his luck finds gold at the bottom of the sea. It’s only after his treasure hunt is underway that he discovers what is truly valuable deep down.

    BIG thanks to Joe Pennisi for sharing your story with Snap.

    This story would not have been possible if not for the amazing, on the ground reporting work of Tara Duggan, Jason Fagone, and Santiago Mejia who first told this incredible story for the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    Artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 11 - Episode 27

    • 53 min
    Soundtrack of Silence - Snap Classic

    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.

    A version of this story aired on KQED's Q'ed Up.

    Produced by April Dembosky, Original Score by Renzo Gorrio

    Sound Design by Leon Morimoto & April Dembosky

    Artwork by Mark Fiore

    Snap Classic - Season 9 Episode 3

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

Margo the spy ,

The first and best

I’ve been listening to this fantastically humane and truthful show since way before there were smartphones and podcasts. The music and production quality so beautifully support the storytellers, with each week’s stories a new insight into life.

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Jayyne ,

A New Favorite

Storytelling at its finest with fantastic narration by Glynn. I don’t know how I managed to miss this one before! And if you’ve run out of Snap Judgment episodes, try Spooked! which is equally awesome.

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