Snap Judgment
Snap Judgment

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. WNYC studios is the producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, Note To Self, Here’s The Thing With Alec Baldwin, and more.

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31 min

Campfire Tales VI - The Thin Place

Martin is a paramedic. He has a gift for saving peoples' lives. He also has another, darker, gift--one that he doesn’t want to use.  Thank you, Martin Moseley, for sharing your story with us. Martin is a longtime Spooked listener.  Produced by: Eliza Smith Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Artwork by: Sanaa Khan Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all, download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. And remember, don't turn out the lights... Season 10 Episode 22
50 min

The Badlands - Snap Classic

For two years, ISIS fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. A group of men and women from around the world flew into Iraq and made their way to Mosul, to try their hand at fighting ISIS. Snap proudly presents a Classic, "The Badlands." Producer: Anna SussmanOriginal Score: Renzo GorrioCheck out more from the Free Burma Rangers.Check out the book City of Death. "Witness the Free Burma Rangers Rescue of a Young Iraqi Girl"Watch Dave Eubank (Helmet) run into the line of fire to rescue a young girl who barely survived an ISIS massacre in Mosul. Dave and other members of his group, the Free Burma Rangers, spotted the young girl hiding among scores of dead bodies."Ephraim Mattos Rescues an Elderly Iraqi Man"Watch as Ephraim Mattos (Backwards Cap), a former Navy Seal turned civilian rescue team member, rescues an elderly man who barely survived an ISIS massacre. Despite his heroic efforts, Ephraim was not able to save the old man, who died moments after this video ends.  And the loss haunts Ephraim over and over again."A Woman Being Dragged to Safety by the Free Burma Rangers and the Iraqi Army"Watch the dramatic rescue of a woman left for dead in the courtyard of an abandoned soda factory, surrounded on all sides by ISIS. Unable to carry her from the open-air courtyard without being spotted by ISIS fighters, the rescuers managed to throw the injured woman a length of cable, and drag her over rubble and shrapnel, to safety. Snap Classic - Season 9 Episode 14
1 min

Spooked Season III Trailer

Spooked Season III is upon us! It’s bigger, badder, and scarier than ever. We’ve got new episodes with terrifying tales to keep you up at night... The first episode drops next week, Thursday, 8/22/19. Don't listen alone... All 26 episodes will be available on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com
47 min

Gambit

A man inspired by joy writes a song, then he discovers it’s become a weapon. And a boy beat down by life learns to fight back, with the help of an upper-cut and milkshakes. STORIES Life On Easy Street   A musician writes a song so catchy, it takes over the world...then he finds out it's become a weapon. "Easy Street" turned into something it was never meant to be. This story contains explicit language, sensitive listeners are advised. A big thanks to Joe Sivick & producer Deena Prichep Listen to the Easy Street (Redux) single by The Occupy ICE PDX Alliance on Apple Music or iTunes. Producer: John Fecile Original Score: Renzo Gorrio  The Little Boxer It's the 1950s in San Francisco. After getting beat one time too many, little Gus Lee decides to fight back.  A big thanks to Gus Lee. This story comes from his novel, “China Boy,” based on his childhood. Lee is a courage-based leadership trainer and consultant. He’s now completing his eighth book, "Courage Is a Verb." Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Renzo Gorrio  Season 10 Episode 21
49 min

Shangri-La - Snap Classic

Glynn unearths paradise. A geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon Jungle, where rivers rage and legends come true. And a revolutionary living in exile does the unexpected. Snap presents a classic, "Shangri-La." STORIES "The Perfect Spot" Backpackers are scouring Southeast Asia looking for the magical spot, but Glynn has the inside tip. "Boiling River" Andres Ruzo tried to track down a legendary he’s heard his grandfather talk about in stories when he was a little boy. He found the stuff of legends, and then was faced with the choices, and burdens of knowing a valuable secret. Find out more in Andres Ruzo’s book, The Boiling River. Check out the Boiling River Project, the TED talk, and TED book. Producer: Anna Sussman "For Love and Revolution" In the 1970’s Truman Capote interviewed Watani Stiner, a young revolutionary serving time in San Quentin for the death of two Black Panthers. Then... things got interesting. Producer: Sukey Lewis and Mark Ristich Season 7 Episode 12
49 min

Kissing the Concrete - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"

Snap leaves San Quentin State Prison with the Ear Hustle podcast and then goes back behind the walls to hear stories from Prison Reception. Content Advisory: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence. Listener discretion is advised.  STORIES  Kissing the Concrete Snap finds freedom with Ear Hustle. Two men transition from prison back into society and find out who - or what - is waiting for them on the outside.  Listen to the full episode of Kissing the Concrete. Excuse Me On The Tier Snap goes under lock and key with Ear Hustle. Everyone entering the prison system must pass through Reception, to learn the ropes and discover what’s really behind the walls. Listen to the full episode of Excuse Me On The Tier. A big thanks to Tevin Fournette, aka Cutty, and Ronnie Young for sharing their stories about leaving prison with the team. You can hear more of Cutty’s music here. Thanks also to John “Yahya” Johnson, David Ditto, Talib Brooks, Louis Brackett, and Jeff Atkins for sharing their experiences inside Prison Reception. Artwork by: Antwan Williams  Be sure to visit www.EarHustleSq.com to hear more stories, see pictures from episodes, and follow everything Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle comes to us from PRX’s Radiotopia and is produced by Earlonne Woods, Nigel Poor, Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, John “Yahya” Johnson, Pat Mesiti-Miller, and Bruce Wallace. This episode is scored with music from Antwan Williams and David Jassy. Senior Producer Curtis Fox, Digital Producer Erin Wade, and Executive Producer Julie Shapiro.
29 min

The Body Genius - Snap Spotlights "The Truth"

In a dark and fictional world, we meet the best Hollywood trainer money can buy.  A trainer who specializes in the human body, but one body in his gym... isn't breathing.  Snap spotlights "The Truth" podcast. We're proud to present Part One from their five-part series, “The Body Genius.”  Starring: Chris Cafero as Evan Written by: Hunter Nelson Produced by: Jonathan Mitchell & Davy Gardner Artwork by: Clement Bolla To hear all five episodes & see the full list of credits, visit "The Truth" podcast. Season 10 Episode 20
49 min

Respawn

A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his high school and gets personal with his principal's Twitter account. And night-shift doctor, Joe Sills, 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  Sound Design: 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 "Respawn" Season 10 Episode 19
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