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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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    • 4.7, 8.6K 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.

    The Happening

    The Happening

    The night of June 11, 2011, will forever be seared in Roger Stringer’s memory. The night started off with a dinner of boiled shrimp with his two sons. The night ended with his family being torn apart.

    This story contains sensitive content and graphic imagery not suitable for young listeners. Listener discretion advised.

    A very big BIG thank you to Roger and Zac Stringer for sharing their story with us here at Snap!

    As of yet, Zac has not been exonerated. A post-conviction relief appeal to clear his name is stalled in a local circuit court. His civil lawsuit against Remington is currently in limbo. Zac is now 24. He goes to college full time. He's the first-ever convicted felon to be admitted to William Carey University in Mississippi.

    Produced by Nancy Lopez, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    Artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 11 - Episode 23

    • 54 min
    Chasing Thunder

    Chasing Thunder

    For 110 days Peter Hammarstedt and his group of ocean vigilantes hunted the most notorious poacher on the high seas, known as the Thunder. Their journey turns into an epic chase across 10,000 miles, two seas, and three oceans, through massive ice floors, violent clashes, and storms-tossed seas, where only one ship makes it home.

    Thank you so much to Peter Hammarstedt for sharing your story with us!

    Thanks as well to Ian Urbina. We first heard about this story thanks to his reporting. You can find his book, The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier, on Knopf, Amazon, or anywhere books are sold. Ian has a great collection of stories and books about the lawless ocean.

    Also, BIG thanks to Brick City TV & Mark Benjamin for sharing the audio from their documentary, Ocean Warriors: Chasing the Thunder. You can see a trailer of the film here.

    Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    Season 11 - Episode 22

    • 49 min
    Snap is Moving

    Snap is Moving

    This weekend we are moving our podcast feed. You will still be able to listen to Snap Judgment on the radio and wherever you get your podcasts, but we want to make sure you don’t miss a beat. Make sure Snap stays in your feed by subscribing. Next week, check to see you have the new epic Snap episode, "Chasing Thunder." If you don't see it in your feed, please refresh or resubscribe!

    • 1 min
    The Gift

    The Gift

    A young boy in a migrant worker farm camp gets a surprise present from his father. But the gift comes with certain expectations. Season 11 - Episode 21

    • 20 min
    Radio 77

    Radio 77

    A DJ hosts a radio show from a garden shed in his backyard. For over forty years… he had an audience of one. Season 11 - Episode 20

    • 31 min
    Letters from Lockdown - Sarajevo, Yangon, New Orleans, San Francisco

    Letters from Lockdown - Sarajevo, Yangon, New Orleans, San Francisco

    Team Snap brings you voices from four amazing people - some looking to the future, some looking at the past, and those who never emerged.  Season 11 - Episode 19

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.6K Ratings

8.6K Ratings

Onefahq ,

Bad editing

On the episode titled The Happening, 2 times it skipped backwards and then at the 32:24 mark it skips ahead no telling how far from when Zach was talking about not being good at baseball until accidentally hanging up. Not a big deal, I love this podcast, but wanted to hear it all and I don’t like missing anything when I’m watching or listening to something. Otherwise this is one of my favorite podcasts and hasn’t had many other mistakes. If y’all could fix the bad edit I’d listen to it again. Thanks!

AllDaGoodNamesAreTaken ,

Thee GoTo Podcast!!

Best.Podcast.Ever. Love yall’z flow. Big Ups from Mack & Gratiot!

bacholtz1 ,

Spellbinding!

The story about chasing the Thunder captivated my interest! The good guys won!

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