Podcast: Snap Judgment

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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. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, and many others. © WNYC Studios
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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.
A big thanks to Joe Sivick & Producer Deena Prichep
Producer: John Fecile
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
The Little Boxer
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.
Producer: Liz Mak
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Season 10 Episode 21
Gambit 
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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.
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
Shangri-La - Snap Classic 
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Snap leaves San Quentin State Prison with the Ear Hustle Podcast and then goes back inside 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.
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.
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 as well to John “Yahya” Johnson, David Ditto, Talib Brooks, Louis Brackett, and Jeff Atkins for sharing their experiences inside Prison Reception.
Artwork by: Atwan 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, Rhasaan “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.
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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
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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.
The Lazarus Effect
A night-shift doctor, Joe Sills, shares a story of life after death.
This story comes to us from the podcast, The Nocturnists.
Season 10 Episode 19
Respawn
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A one-legged high schooler wrestles with his identity and his weight class. A story featuring tough opponents and big decisions.
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.
Producer: Joe Rosenberg
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
Season 8 Episode 18
"On the Mat" - Snap Classic
On The Mat  - Snap Classic 
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In the small Croatian town of Vukovar, some 200 people went missing.
Years later, a group of investigators with The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia set out on an impossible task to find out who was responsible for these missing people.
For more about finding justice in the Balkans check out:
The Investigator by Vladimir Dzuro
The Butcher’s Trial by Julian Borger
Produced by: Shaina Shealy, Liz Mak, Adizah Eghan
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Season 10 Episode 18
Operation Little Flower
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Life can be messy, and there isn’t always time to do things the right way…
Mouth Of The Dragon
When a small child is lost, it's up to Glynn to face the dragon.
Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller
As The World Burns
What happens when the world around you starts to burn?
Performed live by Josh Healey at Snap Judgment LIVE! in San Francisco's Nourse Theater
A Little White Lie
Think your dating life is tough? Try being an Arab, Muslim man after 9/11 in New York City.
Be sure to check out out Ghazi’s most recent film, Peace After Marriage. You can also find him on twitter.
Producer: Anna Sussman, Shoshi Shmuluvitz and Joe Rosenberg Sound: Leon Morimoto
Mortuary Assistant Required
The wanted ad said “Mortuary Assistant Required. Prior Experience An Advantage, But Not Essential.” No one bothered to apply, except for Simon...
Simon Winchester is a journalist and the author of 28 books, including The Professor and The Madman. Be sure to check out his next book, Pacific, about the modern life of the Pacific Ocean.
Producer: Joe Rosenberg
Season 6 Episode 16
Quick Fix - Snap Classic
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THE LEGEND OF SWEETFOOT
Comedian Dino Archie gets into a bar fight that blossoms into a bromance. The bond with his soulmate ripens over crab trapping, bankruptcy, and the Ghost of Christmas Future.
CAMP EXORCIST
Comedian James Judd dreams of being kidnapped, falling in love with a human hair blanket, and a church camp exorcism…you know, the kind with googly-eyed sock puppets.
Original Music by Bells Atlas
Season 10 Episode 17
Snap LIVE! The Social Experiment 
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Point guard Alex Owumi has just landed in North Africa to play basketball for his childhood hero.
For more information, check out Alex’s book -- Qaddafi's Point Guard.
Producer: Davey Kim and Anna Sussman Sound Design: Davey Kim, Leon Morimoto
Season 6 - Episode 8
Bloodsport - Snap Classic
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Hear the story behind the influential photo of the Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to reach Europe.
Read more in Tima Kurdi’s book, The Boy on the Beach.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Original Score:  Renzo Gorrio
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1.  Quiet is Best
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.
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.
Producer: Erika Lantz
Production Assistance: Liz Mak
Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto
2. Like A House On Fire
Young Glynn is trying to keep up appearances at school, despite his family’s hardships. Then his house goes up in flames. Performed live in Portland at Revolution Hall.
Music composed and performed: BELL'S ATLAS
Snap #1015 - The Family Name
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When Josh Healey learns some unexpected news from his girlfriend, his first thought...is of Grandma Barbara and Grandma Henrietta.Performed Live by Josh Healey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt
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A Wives’ Tale
Five women, one husband and one goal in life... to get to the Celestial Kingdom.
Producer: Tyler Measom & Adizah Eghan
Original Score and Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
A Wives' Tale - Snap Classic
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When Roderick turns 18, he gets a special gift from his mom... for the one thing about him, she does not love.
Sound Design & Score: Leon Morimoto
Produced: Shaina Shealy, Mark Oppenheimer and the team at Unorthodox.
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Comic Jen Kober tells the story of the mother she never expected to find, on a journey she never expected to take.
Performed live at The Paramount in Oakland.
Music composed by Bells Atlas.
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STORIES
1.  "Glynn - ""Tithe Me Not
Original Score and Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller
2.  Whiteboy John & The Seven Saints
Description:  How did a kid from Harlem become the biggest heroin dealer in upstate New York, almost overnigoht?  And what would it take for him to turn his back on a mountain of cash?
Producer:    Anna Sussman
Original Score and Sound Design:     Renzo Gorrio
3.  Year Zero
Description: A young man returns to Cambodia to piece together the fragments of his history that the Khmer Rouge and his family have torn apart.
Producer:    Liz Mak
Original Score and Sound Design:     Leon Morimoto
4.  Joe Klocek’s The California Confederacy
Performed live by Joe Klocek
Music performed by Alex Mandell & The Snap Players
Snap Tricknology
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School shootings and their tragic aftermath have become an all too common story. But here’s one side of it that you probably haven’t heard. This story takes place at a high school in Portland, Oregon, where officials fear the next school shooter might be a teenage boy in their midst.
Bethany Barnes originally reported this story for The Oregonian - Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter. She is now an investigative reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.
Producer: Nancy López
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
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A tiny, pirate radio station broadcasts to the thousands of families trapped in ISIS-controlled Mosul. When listeners start calling in, something remarkable happens.
Producer:  Anna Sussman
Original Score and Sound Design:  Leon Morimoto and Pat Mesiti-Miller
Snap Classic - Good Morning, Mosul
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Niagara Falls
Glynn’s trip to Niagara Falls starts in the Tunnel of Love with a taboo first kiss.
Performed live by Glynn Washington.

Don Reed  - Things You Wouldn't Normally Do
When Don Reed got accepted into UCLA he was ecstatic; problem was he was broke and had nowhere to live.
Performed live by Don Reed

Joyce Lee   -  The Wolf Whistle
All her life she’d been taught she was a prize to be won. Then she decided she was going to pick her prize.
Performed live by Joyce Lee.

All music composed and performed by Bell's Atlas
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