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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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  • 735 - Mother of Invention

    It’s the 70’s, two young girls are caught up in the allure of smoking, and the whole scene is about to blow. And a veteran clown knows one thing… don’t bleed in front of the children.STORIESSmoke RingsBack in the 70s, smoking was cool. Angie was not.Thank you to Angie and her mom Marita for sharing this story.Produced by John Fecile, original score by Dirk SchwarzhoffCharles the ClownWhen it's time to put on a good face... sometimes you just gotta improvise.A huge thank you to the one and only Charles the Clown for sharing his experience with the Snap. Charles Krause has been a children’s entertainer based out of the Seattle area for more than 40 years. Check out his videos, songs, magic tricks, and puppet routines! You can even book Charles for your next event.Produced by Bo Walsh , original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, artwork by Teo DucotSeason 15 - Episode 21

    Thu, 16 May 2024 - 36min
  • 734 - Tau = 10.8 from This is Love

    When twin rovers named Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars twenty years ago, they were only supposed to last 90 Martian days. But years passed, they were still alive, and engineers kept taking care of them...We proudly present a This is Love Spotlight — a story from out of this world, about two robots on Mars who just would not die. And the people whose job it was to check on them every day, who started to think about them as family.This story Tau = 10.8, is from the podcast This is Love, part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. This is Love, hosted by Phoebe Judge is a show that tells stories about a lot of different kinds of love — sometimes love between people, sometimes not. It’s made by the same team that makes what was one of the first true crime podcasts out there — a show called Criminal. They have dozens more stories like this available wherever you get your podcasts! Their website is thisislovepodcast.com. Artwork by Julienne Alexander MUSIC “Spindash” by Blue Dot Sessions “Oriel” by Blue Dot Sessions “Line Exchange” by Blue Dot Sessions “Stickle” by Blue Dot Sessions “Idle Ways” by Blue Dot Sessions “Vernouillet_Swing Swing” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Gran Dias” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Longshoreman” by Blue Dot Sessions “Borough_Alternate Opening” by Blue Dot Sessions “Awash” by Blue Dot Sessions “Parissi” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pxl Htra” by Blue Dot Sessions “Trailmaker” by Blue Dot Sessions “Bundt” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pall Canyon” by Blue Dot Sessions “Etude 3 Chessanta_Alt Arp” by Blue Dot Sessions “Town Market_Guitar” by Blue Dot Sessions Season 15 - Episode 20

    Thu, 09 May 2024 - 47min
  • 733 - Vote for El Hottie

    In sweet home Alabama, from the heart of Libya, comes a renegade candidate with a boombox and a head scarf. The cheerleaders, the geeks, the dweebs and the freaks are about to send a message the country needs right after 9/11.A very big thank you to Yasmin!Yasmin is a comedian and storyteller. You can follow her on Instagram @yasminelhahahady or TikTok @yasmin_elhady. She first told a version of this story at Story District in Washington, DC.  Produced by Justin Kramon, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo DucotSeason 15 - Episode 19

    Thu, 02 May 2024 - 45min
  • 732 - Winning Colors - Snap Classic

    She’s stunning grey, sleek as a race car, and stronger than all the boys. Her name is Winning Colors and for Dino and Miami she’s the long shot of a lifetime.This story contains strong language and includes descriptions of gambling, sensitive listeners please be advised.If gambling has become a problem for you or for someone you know, you can call 1-800-GAMBLER (426-2537) to seek free, confidential, 24/7 problem gambling assistance.A huge thank you to Mark “Miami” Paulfor sharing his story with Snap!Wondering what happened to Winning Colors? After her 1988 Kentucky Derby crown the big grey filly retired the following year with eight career wins. In 2000, she was inducted into the U.S. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. In 2008, at the age of 23 Winning Colors was laid to restin Lexington, Kentucky.To find out more about Miami and Winning Colors’ story – check out Miami’s book, “The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told” Original score by Renzo Gorrio, produced by Bo Walsh, artwork by Teo DucotSnap Classic - Season 15 – Episode 18

    Thu, 25 Apr 2024 - 49min
  • 731 - Hounded from Spooked

    Some roads are long and some roads wind. Some roads show you things you’d never think you’d find…This week we’re featuring stories from our evil twin podcast Spooked! You can listen to Spooked for free on any podcast platform. Be afraid.STORIESDemon DogA mysterious wolf creature hunts Chuck and his family on winding mountain roads. Chuck can hardly believe it was real, until he finds an old legend that confirms it.Thank you, Chuck, for sharing your story!Produced by Greta Weber and Chris Hambrick, original score by Yari BundyDeception PassWhen Shirley gets sent out on a trucking job two weeks before Christmas, she thinks the biggest thing she has to fear is winter weather. But she’s about to learn, there are scarier things than storms out on the road.Thanks, Shirley, for sharing your story with Spooked!Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Doug StuartNight WatchWhen Dave took on the graveyard shift at the station, he saw all kinds of stuff. But he never saw anything quite like this.Thanks, Dave, for sharing your story with us.Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Davey KimArtwork by Teo Ducot Season 15 - Episode 17

    Thu, 18 Apr 2024 - 48min
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