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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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  • 618 - Wartime Cats

    Rasha Elass starts reporting in Syria to connect with a country that’s as familiar to her as a dream. But the more time she spends there with her cats, the more the dream becomes a bit too real. This story contains graphic imagery and descriptions of wartime violence, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you, Rasha, for sharing your story with us! Rasha Elass is currently the editorial director at New Lines Magazine, where she first shared this story. She’s also working on a memoir about her childhood and reporting days in Syria. Follow what she’s up to on her website. Produced by David Exumé, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 13 - Episode 24

    Tue, 24 May 2022 - 33min
  • 617 - The Family Name - Snap Classic

    When Julie Lindahl discovered that her grandfather had been an active member of the German SS, she decided to return to the scene of his crimes. But her grandmother made things difficult. This story contains brief descriptions of graphic imagery and torture. Please take care while listening. Thanks, Julie, for sharing your story with us! Julie Lindahl has written a book about her experience: The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past. A version of this story was originally produced for the podcast Kind World, which tells stories about the effect a single act can have on our lives. You can find Kind World in any podcast app. Produced by Erika Lantz with production assistance from Liz Mak Original Score and Sound Design by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 13 - Episode 23 - Snap Classic

    Thu, 19 May 2022 - 49min
  • 616 - Impossible Weight

    When no one can hear you and nobody sees you anymore, how do you tell the world you are still there? One man's impossible journey back to the world that forgot him. This story contains descriptions of drug use, medical situations, and adult language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you, Jake, so very much, for sharing your story with Snap. Jacob Haendel is writing a book about his experiences and documents his recovery on his YouTube channel and website. He recently started Access, an app to help people with disabilities more confidently get around. Producer: James Reddick Editorial & production support: John Fecile Original Score: Renzo Gorrio Special thanks: Nikka Singh Artwork: Teo Ducot Season 13 - Episode 22

    Thu, 12 May 2022 - 48min
  • 615 - A Hit Dog Will Holler from Radiotopia Presents

    Gina gives snark like she’s paid for it—because she is. She’s a popular podcast producer with fans, followers, and frenemies. Until her life gets interrupted by a very loud roar. This week, Snap spotlights, A Hit Dog Will Hollerfrom Radiotopia Presents featuring a bonus interview with Glynn & writer, Inda Craig-Galván. This episode contains explicit language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. This is episode one of A Hit Dog Will Holler. Listen, subscribe, and go listen to the other episodes right now! Want even more? Go to radiotopiapresents.fm. Written by Inda Craig-Galván, produced and directed by Gisele Regatao. Mixing and sound design by Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, with help from Isabel Hibbard. The music theme is by Cristina Gaillard. Show art by Yee Eun Nam. This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement. It features Cynthia K. McWilliams as Gina and Ronnie. J. Nicole Brooks as Dru. Jacqueline Guillen as Constance and the receptionist. Thank you to WNYC News for the audio of Black Lives Matter protests. Support for this project was provided in part by a PSC-CUNY Award, jointly funded by The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York. For Radiotopia Presents, Mark Pagán is the producer. Production support from Yooree Losordo. Audrey Mardavich and Julie Shapiro are the executive producers. Season 13 - Episode 21 - Spotlight

    Thu, 05 May 2022 - 58min
  • 614 - Chasing Thunder - Snap Classic

    For 110 days Peter Hammarstedt and his group of ocean vigilantes hunted the most notorious poacher of sea bass 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. This story contains explicit language, sensitive listeners please be advised. 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 KnopfAmazon, 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, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 13 - Episode 20 - Snap Classic

    Tue, 03 May 2022 - 49min