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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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The Happening

The Happening

2020-07-0955:064

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
Chasing Thunder

Chasing Thunder

2020-07-0249:204

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
The Gift

The Gift

2020-06-2420:541

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
Radio 77

Radio 77

2020-06-1831:43

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
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
The Country Doctor

The Country Doctor

2020-05-2159:08

A Muslim doctor moves his family to a small, rural, Midwestern town. To his surprise, they fit right in... and then came the 2016 presidential election. Season 11 - Episode 18
A son tries to make contact with his dad, who’s deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish. Snap Judgment presents, “Lucky Penny,” a special spotlight on The Truth Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia.
Some stories that seem the furthest away hit closest to home. Team Snap presents more lockdown advice from around the world, even from the places you least expect. Listen to the fifth installment of "Letters from Lockdown." Season 11 - Episode 16
When a little girl goes missing in the desert, one woman is driven to find her, no matter what. And a mother makes her own Ebola suit - MacGyver style - to save her son's life. Happy Mother's Day to all you Snap Moms! 
Who better to seek advice from than a mother? This week, Team Snap brings you the fourth installment of, "Letters from Lockdown,” featuring moms around the world. Happy Mother's Day to all the Snap Moms out there! Season 11 - Episode 14
After Glow

After Glow

2020-05-0131:31

V grew up hearing about her parent’s love story... but she never knew about the song behind it. Season 11 - Episode 13
While most of the world continues to shelter-in-place, Team Snap brings you the third installment of, "Letters from Lockdown.”  STORIES Jericho Osama Iliwat spent days in solitary confinement inside an Israeli prison during the First and Second Palestinian Intifadas. Learn how peace reached him in the midst of conflict. Today, Osama runs a cell phone shop in Jericho, is a peace activist, and leads international tours in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He advocates for dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and speaks to international groups with an organization called Combatants for Peace.  Rwanda In the 90s, Eric Murangwa was the star goalkeeper of Rwanda’s most beloved football team, Rayon Sport. He was also a Tutsi - at the time when death squads were hunting Tutsis. Find out where - and with who - Eric took refuge. Eric now runs a charity called Ishami Foundation, which brings people together through sport.  He’s currently raising money for vulnerable families affected by coronavirus during the genocide commemoration in Rwanda. Help him reach his goal.  Brooklyn Estee grew up in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn where her then-husband isolated her from friends, family, and activities for nearly two decades. Hear how Estee’s spirit could not be contained by four walls.  Today, Estee lives in Jerusalem with her eight children and recently remarried a very kind man. She teaches Zumba Extreme at the Jerusalem YMCA. Hear more of Estee’s story in the Snap archives. Thank you, Osama, Eric, and Estee for sharing your stories with us! Produced by Shaina Shealy, Naomi Zeveloff, Liz Mak, and Anna Sussman Music by Renzo Gorrio, additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Sanaa Khan Digital Producer: Marisa Dodge Season 11 - Episode 12 Our team is working quickly to put together more pieces of advice from people all over the world - stay tuned for more. And if you have advice from a past lockdown you’d like to share with Snap Nation - reach out to us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook - or email pitches@snapjudgment.org  The beat doesn’t happen without YOU. Support Snap storytelling... stories you won't hear anywhere else.
Team Snap proudly presents the second installment of, "Letters from Lockdown," featuring stories from people around the world who have experienced lockdown before. Season 11 - Episode 11
Buds

Buds

2020-04-1738:30

Weed brownies, firefighting, and friendship. It’s a 4/20 Snap Special! Amazing stories by friends, about the friend you did not expect. Season 11 - Episode 10
These people from all around the world share a common thread… this isn’t their first lockdown. During quarantine, Team Snap is bringing you pieces of wisdom, hope, and defiance. Season 11 - Episode 9
Haenyeo

Haenyeo

2020-04-0936:18

A woman visits a faraway island to meet the last generation of Korea's mermaids. She comes away with an unexpected discovery about motherhood and about herself. Season 11 - Episode 8
Borders Between Us

Borders Between Us

2020-03-2642:01

Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. had a complicated relationship with his mother. But after she passed, he traveled across the world to try and make things better. This story comes fromTransom.org and was produced by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and Jay Allison Additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller Special thanks to Kadijatu Suma, Haja Suma, Fatima Rahman, Alimamy Conteh, Sheri Rickson, Lynn Levy and Gimlet Media. Thomas King, Brima Thomas, and Jartu Tejan-Thomas. Thanks also to Milo, Mason and Melissa Allison, Viki Merrick, Samantha Broun, Sydney Lewis, Rob Rosenthal, and WCAI and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole Massachusetts. Season 11 - Episode 7 The beat doesn’t happen without YOU. Support Snap storytelling... stories you won't hear anywhere else.
Zoo Nebraska

Zoo Nebraska

2020-03-1950:422

The story of a chimpanzee and a man whose dream brought disaster to a small American town. This story details violence against animals. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Season 11 - Episode 6
A young teacher's daily struggles provide the backdrop for a poetic re-imagining of a public tragedy in London. Snap spotlights the amazing "Have You Heard George's Podcast?" from BBC Sounds.  Season 11, Episode 5
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Vusal Karim

how come police didnt arrest dad for being irresponsible...

Jul 21st
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Vusal Karim

such a moron dad he is givinh his children guns instead of books!

Jul 21st
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Katie Westfall

wow, there is even video of this near collision on the Sea Shepard YouTube page!

Jul 16th
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Katie Westfall

What a sad story. I do hope they get the closure and exhoneration he deserves.

Jul 16th
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Mae Lee Arant

heroes!! no Chilean sea bass!! watch your consumption and know the true cost of your choices

Jul 6th
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jay b

it's not the role of non-whites to teach whites about racism. smh. people vote for their own interest. not neighbors or someone halfway around the world

Jun 27th
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Katie Westfall

I need more episodes faster lol

Jun 23rd
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Gbade Gabriel

"This b*tch took that redwood like a fu*cking champ." Michael Scott snorts. That's what she said....

Jun 22nd
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Prestina Debraux

Country Doctor episode: You just got a SAMPLE of racism in USA. Imagine if you were born a Black Man here as a doctor? Did you ask your fellow African American Doctor Colleagues (some same complexion as you, or lighter or darker ) what they go through on a daily basis? Count yourself lucky. You only got a wake-up call to A BIT of really what is happening everyday to Black people IN ANY occupation.

Jun 13th
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Prestina Debraux

Ok 25 comments it says. Why can I only access. two? I subscribed to this podcast today. I am loving this episode. I would like to see the other 23 comments.

Jun 13th
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Angela Hopkins

Sad, in some cases a matter of life and death, yet ignorance still prevails

Jun 12th
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BC

what the fuck

Jun 11th
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rrp

c'mon this is not real !! can u believe this?!? what was that name? James Boyd ???? or something... he was white though!!! WHITE!! UM.ITS NOT ABOUT COLOR . AS MOUSEY AS THIS PODCAST COMMENT IS . ITS EXCESSIVE FORCE. IVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE MYSELF. this has all been shown repeatedly in Stanford prison experiments in Guantanamo... this is NATZI BEHAVIOR. IT has to stop. stop the NATZIS!! it's a real problem when we dont have solid boundaries when we are in control of a job , in charge of orders or carrying out compliance. we are a people that exist without empathy. we lack morals , we act without logical judgment, its dirt to our souls. we dont need to worry about protecting ourselves , that's like breathing, its automatic. being human means we cant stand idly by the blood of our brother.

Jun 4th
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Heidi M. Fanning

I don't believe for one second that any Trump voter didn't know that he was a racist and misogynist. There is just no way in hell that they didn't know.

May 22nd
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Brian Lee

Does anyone else just skip through Glen’s talking/hog wash

May 16th
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joe melton

Anna is an angel and a sweetheart. I wish things in the lower 48 was that simple. Police here fear for their lives. Alcohol is probably more of a problem than drugs and firearms put together.

May 4th
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Apple Betty

Who is the music by after Weed Brownies??

Apr 27th
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sam brown

always excited to see a new episode from pop up on my list, more than any other podcast actually . just a teenie bit sad to see it was such a short episode ...im not complaining just eager to hear more. im invariably impressed with snap judgement. good job. 👏🙌👏

Apr 24th
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Mary Stevens

wow that touched me in a place that's deep

Apr 19th
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April All Year

Really great story here! Wow these divers are AMAZING!

Apr 18th
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