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

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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    The Trials of Lt. McFadden

    The Trials of Lt. McFadden

    Melissa McFadden always saw police officers as protectors. But when she became an officer, she found herself with almost no one to protect her.This episode contains strong language, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you, Lt. McFadden for sharing your story with us! Check out McFadden’s book: Walking the Thin Black LineFunding for this episode was provided by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, as part of its "Expanding Awareness of the Science of Intellectual Humility" initiative, supported by the John Templeton Foundation. Produced by Anna Sussman, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo DucotSeason 15 - Episode 16 

    • 49 min
    Belly of the Beast - Snap Classic

    Belly of the Beast - Snap Classic

    Things go horribly wrong for a safari guide on the Zambezi River when he comes face-to-face with a rogue hippo. And Dr. Ray Christian breaks the first rule about Fight Club and tells us all about it. This episode contains graphic imagery. Please take care while listening.STORIES Belly of the BeastThings go horribly wrong for a safari guide on the Zambezi River when he comes face-to-face with a rogue hippo.Thank you, Paul, for sharing your story with Snap! Check out Paul Templer’s memoir, What’s Left of Me.Produced by Erika Lantz, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo DucotFight ClubThe first rule about fight club is you do not talk about fight club. Dr. Ray Christian breaks that rule.You can hear more of Ray on his podcast: What's Ray Saying?Produced by Mark Ristich, original score by Renzo GorrioSnap Classic - Season 15 - Episode 15

    • 44 min
    Transcendent - Snap Classic

    Transcendent - Snap Classic

    A man fights freezing temperatures and extreme altitude while ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro, to search for answers to life’s questions. And when a resident of the Cadillac Hotel goes missing, her longtime lover and best friend won’t rest until she is found.

    STORIES

    Rocky’s Best Life

    Glynn remembers the fond memories of a childhood friend, Rocky.

    Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller

    The Enlightenment Trap

    A skeptical journalist fights freezing temperatures alongside a fitness guru to test his limits.

    Read more about Scott’s adventures with Wim Hof and his ascent up Mt. Kilimanjaro in his book, “What Doesn’t Kill Us.” See what else Scott is up to on his website.

    Produced by Adizah Eghan, original score by David Last

    The Cadillac Hotel

    At the Cadillac Hotel, an SRO in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, a resident has gone missing. Her long time lover and best friend won’t rest until she is found.

    Produced by Parker Yesko with assistance from Anna Sussman, original score by Renzo Gorrio

    Artwork by Teo Ducot

    Snap Classic: Season 15 - Episode 14

    • 49 min
    The Cannonball Run

    The Cannonball Run

    Three fanboys and a dead-sexy wax Burt Reynolds are on a mission. They are Eastbound and Down on a road trip from Cali to Florida State and the troopers… are hot on their heels.

    A huge thank you to Mike Carano, Matt Leuthe, and Steve Millunzi for sharing their experience! Mike originally told a version of this story in conversation with Christine Blackburn on the Storyworthy podcast. Check out their collection of amazing stories!

    Produced by Bo Walsh, original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, artwork by Teo Ducot

    Season 15 - Episode 13

    • 51 min
    Subterfuge - Snap Classic

    Subterfuge - Snap Classic

    A Chicago newspaper establishes an undercover bar to catch officials in the act of corruption. And a hardcore soccer fan from the crowd is put to the test in a game what happens next made him a legend.

    STORIES

    Night At The Mirage

    A Chicago newspaper establishes an undercover bar to catch officials in the act of corruption. They soon acquire a cast of characters looking for more than just a drink. Snap presents, “Night at The Mirage.” The story of the famous undercover Chicago Sun bar, as told by two reporters posing as bartenders.

    Produced by Joe Rosenburg and Anna Sussman, original score by Leon Morimoto

    The Legend Of Steve Davies

    In one of soccer’s most legendary fairy tales, manager Harry Redknapp once plucked a hardcore fan from the crowd and put him to the test for West Ham United. What happens next made the fan a legend.

    Thank you, Steve Davies, for sharing your story with the Snap. A special thanks to Jeff for bringing us that story.

    Produced by Davey Kim

    Artwork by Teo Ducot

    Snap Classic – Season 15 Episode 12

    • 49 min
    Father Forgive Them

    Father Forgive Them

    Cell Double L is the final cell in Oklahoma State Penitentiary. It is the cell you occupy before your execution. We speak to three men and their loved ones as they move through death watch row.

    This episode includes references to penal executions and strong language. Please take care while listening.

    Huge enormous thanks to Bigler Stouffer, Wade Lay, and Donald Grant for sharing your stories. Also major thanks to the loved ones, on the outside, for allowing us inside their lives.

    Produced by Ellie Lightfoot and Gaby Caplan

    Gaby Caplan and Ellie Lightfoot reported this story while participating in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship and the Kristy Hammam Fund for Health Journalism.

    Season 15 - Episode 11

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.8K Ratings

10.8K Ratings

04Heaven Slake ,

Best podcast around hands down

Glynn Washington and his producing partners have created a powerful, riveting storytelling experience that is unique and engaging.

coldkooli ,

Absolutely Wonderful . . .

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

Pork grease ,

Audio

I can’t remember the date when the audio meaning Glynns voice changed but it’s like it is too good cause I can hear his mouth noises again I’m not sure exactly what that means all I can say is when he is talking I hear the movement between his mouth and tongue? If that makes any sense I do enjoy this podcast it is obviously professionally done maybe y’all know about this or hopefully I am the one that breaks this wide open and I will have thousands or 10s of thousands of listeners that agree with me I’m not a neurotic person but that sound is like when my older brother eats he breaths thru his nose very loud it makes me crazy and also I do apologize for the lack of punctuation is that the word I’m looking for you know .?! ect call me the king of the run on sentence I hope this is looked into and I will continue to listen either way so no need to worry yourself or self’s if I go elsewhere.,?! Peace & Pork Grease

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