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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 • 9.3K 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.

    Thin Ice

    Thin Ice

    An underwater photographer sets out on a quest to document harp seals and experiences a moment that becomes a part of her forever.

    This story contains descriptions of animal death in the wild. Sensitive listeners, please be advised

    Thank you, Jennifer Hayes, for sharing your story with us! Special thanks to Jennifer’s guide Mario Sear and her husband David Doubilet.

    You can find Jennifer and David’s stunning photographs of harp seals in National Geographic Magazine, on their website, or on Jennifer’s Instagram.

    Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 12 - Episode 5

    • 36 min
    The Sasquatch of Pumpkintown - Snap Classic

    The Sasquatch of Pumpkintown - Snap Classic

    Everyone in Pumpkintown is hunting for Sasquatch... except Ben Becker. He knows exactly where Bigfoot lives.

    This episode does contain strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised.

    This story originally aired on the Here Be Monsters podcast hosted by Jeff Emtman. They just dropped a new season… listen and subscribe for more awesome stories!

    Produced by Jeff Emtman, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Snap Classic - Season 5 - Episode 12

    • 12 min
    Diamonds in the Sky - Snap Classic

    Diamonds in the Sky - Snap Classic

    Fans and journalists embark on a seven-show tour with Rihanna… in seven countries, over seven days, on a Boeing 777, to celebrate her seventh album in seven years.

    Fasten your seat belts, it’s time for liftoff…

    This episode contains strong language and descriptions of a ‘rockstar lifestyle,’ sensitive listeners please be advised.

    Special thanks to Kristen Gwynne, Lawrence Bull, and Elizabeth Nakano.

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

    #rihannaplane

    Snap Classic - Season 10 - Episode 32

    • 34 min
    Birdzilla

    Birdzilla

    When the biggest baddest bird in the wild is on the brink of death, one couple will do anything to bring her back home. Snap presents, “Birdzilla.” A Canadian love story.

    This episode discusses the subject of death and contains strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised.

    Thank you, Murdo Messer, for sharing your story with us! And all of us here at Snap are thinking fondly of the late Dr. Helene Van Doninck, wherever you are, thank you.

    Learn more about the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre! Check out photos and videos of animals on their Facebook and Twitter.

    Produced by Nikka Singh, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    Artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 12 - Episode 4

    • 49 min
    Jinho's Journey

    Jinho's Journey

    A hip hop artist from Oakland leaves his mic behind to join the police force and fight for justice from the inside.

    This story includes scenes of police violence and strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised.

    Thank you, Jinho Ferreira, for sharing your story with us! Listen to “I Can’t Breathe” from Jinho’s hip hop group, Flipsyde.

    This story was adapted from the piece originally produced for WorldAffairs, an incredible weekly podcast and radio show. Special thanks to Jarrod Sport and Joanne Elgart Jennings, who originally edited and co-produced this story.

    If you liked Jinho’s story, check out the WorldAffairs podcast. The world is shifting beneath our feet and if you want help making sense of it, WorldAffairs will break it down! Listen and subscribe to WorldAffiars wherever you get your podcasts.

    Reported & produced by Teresa Cotsirilos, edited by Nikka Singh

    Original Score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 12 - Episode 3

    • 36 min
    The Secret Adventures of Black People

    The Secret Adventures of Black People

    A woman recounts her Aunt’s fairytale love story and searches for her own Modern Romance. An African princess learns she is truly beautiful. And a precocious eight-year-old finds himself on the brink of a revolution when he applies lessons learned from a homework assignment to other areas of his life.

    STORIES

    Modern Romance

    In the second half of her life, Stephanie found her classic Hollywood romance. Now she attempts to understand the strange and confusing world of dating apps to help her niece - and the show's host Nichole - find her happily ever after.

    This story comes to us from The Secret Adventures of Black People, hosted by Nichole Hill. This incredible podcast tells the stories of Black people holding it down across space and time. Be sure to check out the show and subscribe to the podcast at TheSecretAdventuresOfBlackPeople.com

    Stay in touch by joining the newsletter, following their Instagram, or by sending an email to secretadventuresofblackpeople@gmail.com

    Modern Romance was written and produced by Nichole Hill with production assistance by Shonte Hill, and story editing assistance by Talia Bender. Special thanks to Stephanie Camolli!

    Music: Epidemic Sound

    Beautiful - Sonya Renee Taylor

    An African princess learns she is truly beautiful.

    This story was performed by Sonya Renee Taylor at Snap LIVE in DC. Sonya Renee Taylor is an internationally acclaimed performance poet, actress, educator, and activist. The LIVE score was composed by amazing Alex Mandel & performed by Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick. Watch Sonya’s Snap LIVE performance.

    Liberation - Latif Doman

    When Latif Doman is growing up in Philly, he takes his schoolwork seriously… which is unfortunate for the parents in his neighborhood.

    Many thanks to Latif and Story District for bringing us this story!

    Season 12 - Episode 2

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9.3K Ratings

9.3K Ratings

CloudedSnail ,

Truly excellent storytelling with phenomenal host

Glynn Washington is by far my favorite podcast host, and his unique style of being immensely relatable while remaining incredibly entertaining is a gift that not many people are blessed with. He always manages to offer up a glimpse into his vulnerabilities and the inner workings of his mind, yet never strays too far off of the topic, which is usually building up the “set and setting” for the upcoming episode. This results in the construction of a completely charming individual who is always entertaining and engaging to listen to, and the episodes that follow his introductions are always spellbinding and consistently produce those “driveway moments” where it is difficult to get out of the car until you find out how the story ends. To any newbie to the world of podcasts, this is a great place to start and you can jump into any episode and not worry that you have missed anything (each episode is a new story unless described otherwise in the episode’s title).

AmiKii ,

I keep coming back

Snap was one of the first to introduce me to podcasts when I heard the extraordinary one about the wolf, 06 female. Been coming back since.

bacholtz1 ,

Spellbinding!

The story about Birdzilla was absolutely the very best podcast of all.

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