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Snap 504: Pariah, 2/21/2014

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

When we are disparaged, ridiculed, attacked our natural response is a flight to safety to family, to friends, to tribe. But what if there's nowhere left to run? On the next Snap Judgment, from PRX and NPR, "Pariah."

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When Glynn goes to a major pow wow to discover his Native American heritage he uncovers something else.

Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio


No Place Like Home

Neil White was a business man living well with his wife and kids... until he was convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to serve 18 months in a minimum security prison on Carville Louisiana.

Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Rita Gigante

Rita Gigante grew up knowing her dad suffered from crippling mental illness, but she didn’t know who her father really was. 

Producer: Anna Sussman

The Confession by J.W. Taylor

Performed live at Tales from The South. J.W. Taylor tells his coming of age story about the night at the church lock-in.


Produced: Tales from The South

Snap 504: Pariah, 2/21/2014

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

When we are disparaged, ridiculed, attacked our natural response is a flight to safety to family, to friends, to tribe. But what if there's nowhere left to run? On the next Snap Judgment, from PRX and NPR, "Pariah."

Sj_logo_npr_cpb_prx_small The Tribe

When Glynn goes to a major pow wow to discover his Native American heritage he uncovers something else.

Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio


No Place Like Home

Neil White was a business man living well with his wife and kids... until he was convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to serve 18 months in a minimum security prison on Carville Louisiana.

Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Rita Gigante

Rita Gigante grew up knowing her dad suffered from crippling mental illness, but she didn’t know who her father really was. 

Producer: Anna Sussman

The Confession by J.W. Taylor

Performed live at Tales from The South. J.W. Taylor tells his coming of age story about the night at the church lock-in.


Produced: Tales from The South

Snap 506: The Mercenary, 3/21/2014

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

On an all-NEW Snap, amazing stories from people paid to do our dirty work. From NPR and PRX, Snap Judgment presents “The Mercenary.”

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Temptations Of War (Parts 1 and 2)

James just wanted to film the war. But bloody conflicts dirty even the cleanest of hands. Find out more about James Brabazon’s story in his book, “My Friend the Mercenary.”

Producer: Anna Sussman

Breaker Upper


Jonathan Kiekbusch discovered he had a secret talent that people would pay for.   If someone wanted breakup with your girlfriend or boyfriend, but didn’t have the guts -- Jonathan would handle the dirty work.

Producer: Joe Rosenberg


Super Soul Sucker

Glynn lands himself a primo gig selling the gadget that sells itself.

Producer: Renzo Gorrio

Snap 427: Snap Live! in LA, 1/2/2015

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Snap proudly presents "Snap LIVE! in Los Angeles. From NPR and PRX, it's an amazing evening of phenomenal stories, and you have the best seat in the house.

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Snap505: The Pact, 5/29/2015

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Some people will say they're going to do something, but when you look another person in the eye and vow that it will happen... You've gone to another level. From NPR and PRX, Snap Judgment presents "The Pact".

Thepact-square-sm_small Snap 505 "The Pact" -- People will say they're going to do something, but when you look another person in the eye and vow that it will happen... you've gone to another level. From NPR and PRX, Snap Judgment presents "The Pact".


STORIES

The Walkout
Smitten by an activist, Glynn finds out how far he's willing to go to prove his love.

Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Playing For Your Life
For one young Columbian musician, keeping his kidnapping a secret was the difference between life and death.

Producer: Nancy Lopez and Jennifer Dunn

Angelic Symphony
What happens when you get one song stuck in your head for decades? And it gets louder and louder? For one man, his whole life falls apart, only to magically come back together.

Producer: Johnathan Grubert
Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

My Mother's Lover
What happens when your mother’s dying wish is to rest in peace with...someone you’ve never heard of before?

Producer: Julia Dewitt

732: 2016 Look Back Special, 12/23/2016

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Go, go, go. Push, push push. That's all well and good, but once a year it's good to look back on what you have done. The Snap Judgment 2016 Lookback Special.

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Captive Audience
When Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter was mistakenly arrested at the airport, he learned that his fame could only get him so far.
Performed Live by Tariq Trotter at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt
Yanomani Mami
A young anthropologist working in the Amazon jungle has no idea what he’s in for, nor the impact it will have on his family for generations.
Find out about the work David Good is doing at The Good Project. 
Producer: Anna Sussman with assistance from Beth Morgan
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
How Can You Cut This?
Audio editing is a cruel sport. The Snap producers present their "little darlings" that they love, but never got to see the light of day.
Featuring: Pat Mesiti-Miller, Liz Mak,   Eliza Smith, Nancy Lopez 
Produced by: Davey Kim

411: Contents Unknown, 12/30/2016

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

On the next Snap we are letting our curiosity get the better of us. From WNYC Studios, Snap Judgment proudly presents... "Contents Unknown."

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STORIES
Beware the Cake-Shakers
Glynn's youth pastor has just the antidote to help keep a young man away from the "cake-shakers."
Producer: Renzo Gorrio
Secrets in Siberia
Mike Ramsdell was a covert operative for the federal government. He was assigned to capture and extract a high level target from Russia, but the mission went horribly wrong. Check out the fictionalized account of the story at potevka.com and you can personally contact Mike at michaelramsdell.com
Producer: Anna Sussman with sound design by Renzo Gorrio.
The Lock in the Lord’s Lair
Inside that secret box, behind that mysterious locked closet door, sometimes we never want to know what’s in there. But other times we’re willing to put everything on the line for it. Find out what Trey does when he discovers the secrets closet of a televangelist.
Producer: Julia DeWitt
Special Delivery
Alix Wall thought she was doing a good deed for a fellow Deadhead when she took a package for him to Israel. Turns out, her real good deed would come unwittingly, 20 years later.
This story was based off of Alix’s article for Salon. She’s a writer and personal chef in Oakland.
Producer: Stephanie Foo
Genesis, Lady Jaye, and the Pandrogyne
A story about the lengths that people will go to for love. Find out more at Genesis P-Orridge’s website. (http://www.genesisbreyerporridge.com/)
Producer: Nick van der Kolk and Brendan Baker.

Snap 619: Sex, Lies, and Audio Tape, 1/6/2017

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:58

We think we're slick...that nobody knows. We think that there is a difference between private us and public us. Not likely.

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STORIES

Color Inside The Lines

Glynn wants to introduce some racial diversity into his dating circle.

Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller Wait Until Dark Adam Linn went to the Louisiana Center for the Blind in search of life skills, but what he got was so much more… Producer: Anna Sussman With All The Bright Lights On So what happens when the machines start turning on you… but you’re half machine yourself?
We’ve got the answers in a radio play adapted from Delaney Nolan’s original fiction story, With all the bright lights on. Voice Acting Man: Josh Lebowitz Voicebox: Sam Fischmann Mom: Ann Swanberg TV Reporter: Avery Trufelman And the Snap family players: Jazmin Aguilera, Pat Mesiti-Miller, Nancy Lopez, Davey Kim, Eliza Smith,
Matt Ducot and Mark Ristich. Producer: Eliza Smith Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller A Stitch In Time Arminda Palacios was the seamstress for swankiest hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina for twenty years.
But when the financial crisis hit and she lost her job along with her purpose in life! But not for long… Producer: Ana Adlerstein

Snap 817: On The Mat, 8/25/2017

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

On the next Snap Judgment,"On The Mat."
Amazing people wrestling with tough opponents and even bigger decisions.

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The Wrestler With The Missing Leg
Anthony Robles was born with one leg, but that didn’t stop him from joining the wrestling team...
If you want to learn more about Anthony’s story and his career as a motivational speaker, check out his website and be sure to read his memoir, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated.  A film adaptation is going into production in 2018.    
Producer: Joe Rosenberg
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
Against The Ropes
Five sons enter the wrestling ring, but only one walks out alive.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

Snap 833: Tongue Tied, 1/5/2018

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Sometimes what you want to say, what you mean, and what comes out of your mouth are entirely different things. And on the next Snap Judgment from WNYC studios, we proudly present "Tongue Tied."

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James Vlahos wanted to keep his dad around for as long as possible, so he saved the best part about him in the best way he knew how.

Vlahos is also working on a book, Talk To Me, about Silicon’s Valley’s quest to create conversation-making A.I.s. Check out his article about dadbot in Wired Magazine.

Follow James on Twitter @jamesvlahos

Producer: Jazmin Aguilera

Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Date With The Devil

When he was younger, Greg Stone was always a good boyfriend. Or, he tried to be.

Greg Stone (https://twitter.com/gregstone_) is a comedian living in New York. You can also hear him on his podcast, The Rad Dude Cast. (http://theraddudecast.libsyn.com)  Check out Greg’s website at www.gregfstone.com.

Producer: Liz Mak

Original Score: Leon Morimoto

My Big Pee Break

Actress Diona Reasonover was on the brink of her big break. But she never expected it to happen while she was on her vacation.

Diona Reasonover is an actress who lives in LA, you can check out her writing on “I Love You America” with Sarah Silverman on Hulu.


Producer: Adizah Eghan


Sherlock Hound

Kirby Verret’s grandpa was a Houma Indian who just wanted to hunt and be free on the Louisiana bayou. He couldn’t be bothered by anyone...except for his best friend, Brown the dog.


Producer: Stephanie Foo

Snap 833: Tongue Tied, 1/5/2018

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Sometimes what you want to say, what you mean, and what comes out of your mouth are entirely different things. And on the next Snap Judgment from WNYC studios, we proudly present "Tongue Tied."

Sj_logo_npr_cpb_prx_small I Love You Dadbot

James Vlahos wanted to keep his dad around for as long as possible, so he saved the best part about him in the best way he knew how.

Vlahos is also working on a book, Talk To Me, about Silicon’s Valley’s quest to create conversation-making A.I.s. Check out his article about dadbot in Wired Magazine.

Follow James on Twitter @jamesvlahos

Producer: Jazmin Aguilera

Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Date With The Devil

When he was younger, Greg Stone was always a good boyfriend. Or, he tried to be.

Greg Stone (https://twitter.com/gregstone_) is a comedian living in New York. You can also hear him on his podcast, The Rad Dude Cast. (http://theraddudecast.libsyn.com)  Check out Greg’s website at www.gregfstone.com.

Producer: Liz Mak

Original Score: Leon Morimoto

My Big Pee Break

Actress Diona Reasonover was on the brink of her big break. But she never expected it to happen while she was on her vacation.

Diona Reasonover is an actress who lives in LA, you can check out her writing on “I Love You America” with Sarah Silverman on Hulu.


Producer: Adizah Eghan


Sherlock Hound

Kirby Verret’s grandpa was a Houma Indian who just wanted to hunt and be free on the Louisiana bayou. He couldn’t be bothered by anyone...except for his best friend, Brown the dog.


Producer: Stephanie Foo

924: All Eyes On Me, 8/17/2018

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Stories about that moment when everyone in the room, everyone in the building, everyone in the world, is looking right at you.

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Stories

Seg A
Mirror Touch

As a  medical school student, Joel Salinas was obsessed with the human brain. He couldn’t wait to start his rotation in the psychiatric ward. But as soon as he got to work, his own senses began to turn on him.

Joel Salinas is a neurologist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology. 
He is the author of Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain
Producer: Adizah Eghan 


Seg B

When Ellen Spencer was released from the hospital after a mysterious stroke-like episode her voice would never be the same again.
Producer: Julia Dewitt
Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller


Seg C
Every baseball fan has heard of the superstar hitter George Brett and his infamous Pine Tar Game…but have you heard of the bat boy’s version? 
For more info, check out Daniel Barbarisi’s story in the Wall Street Journal.
Producer: Davey Kim
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio