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Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people’s lives. The program’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another’s eye.

Glynn Washington - Friday Night Lockdown, Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

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Glynn's father has a strict rule for Friday nights...the Second Coming.

Performed live by Glynn Washington at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Music written by Alex Mandel and performed live by Alex Mandel, Tim Frick, and David Brandt

Jen Kober - Girl Scout Cookies, Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

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As a littler girl, Jen Kober discovered the allure of being a brownie scout...the Girl Scout Cookie. Holding out for Girl Scout Cookie release day...was another struggle all together.

Performed Live by Jen Kober at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Music written by Alex Mandel and performed by the Snap Players Alex Mandel, Tim Frick and David Brandt

Josh Healey - Barbara and Esther, Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

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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

Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter - Captive Audience, Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

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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

Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

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All-NEW "Snap LIVE! in NYC" featuring Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter from The Roots and The Tonight Show, comedian Jen Kober, and Snap favorite Josh Healey. Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for WNYC's RadioLoveFest.

The White Bronco, Snap #607 - Infamous

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Glynn and his friend are new to the LA scene. When invited to a party with the biggest celebrities, they get starstruck.

Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

My Father's Keeper, Snap #607 - Infamous

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Melissa Moore always knew her family wasn’t perfect. But she never suspected the shocking truth…

For more information, check out her book Shattered Silence.

Producer: Davey Kim

Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

The Graveyard Shift, Snap #607 - Infamous

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It’s a typical night at Worldmart, largest store in the human world: Boy meets girl… Boy meets zombie… Zombie gives boy some love advice.

First Person Shooter is an original fiction story from Charles Yu’s collection, Sorry, Please, Thank You. You can find Charlie on Twitter, @Charles_Yu. 


Narrator: Justin Carder
Pretty Zombie Lady: Melissa Burnias
Janine: Eliza Smith

Producer:  Eliza Smith
Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller 

Secret Of My Success, Snap #607 - Infamous

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Gavin Bain, a young Scotsman, takes the American phrase "fake it 'til you make it" to a whole 'nother level.

If you liked what you heard, you can find more of Gavin’s music here,here, and on his website. He has also written a book about his experience which you can find on his website as well.

Producer: Julia DeWitt

Sound design: Renzo Gorrio

Snap #607 - infamous

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On the next Snap..."Infamous." Sure they want to take your picture, have your autograph... but for all the wrong reasons.

The Soul Of The Soldier, Snap #702 - Full Circle

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An American soldier in Vietnam comes face to face with a surreal, lone North Vietnamese soldier in the jungle one hot afternoon. Decades later, he returns to Vietnam to help put the Vietnamese soldier’s soul to rest. Check out Wayne Karlin’s book “Wandering Souls.” And Homer Steedly’s website here.

http://www.swampfox.info/

Producer: Anna Sussman

When The Storm Comes, Snap #702 - Full Circle

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When Glynn leaves church in the middle of a blizzard, his father must brave the elements.

Producer: Mark Ristich

The Stare Down, Snap #702 - Full Circle

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Alaska mountain guide Jess Walsh and her friend went for a trail run in the forest. What they encountered was not what they were expecting.

Producer: Davey Kim

Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

Snap #702 - Full Circle

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It’s an all-NEW Snap…”Full Circle.” It's almost like deja vu.  Almost.  Except, you remember every single step of the journey.   Amazing stories about ending up exactly where you got started.  

The Birds - Snap #603 "Omen"

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With a houseful of her favorite birds, and a hurricane on the way, Nikki's whole life is about to be upturned.

Find our more about her story on her website, nikkimoustaki.com
and in her new book, "The Bird Market of Paris."

Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

Portal - Snap #603 "Omen"

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Jennifer Percy was just a young graduate student researching PTSD, but the closer she got to understanding the inner workings of one soldier’s trauma, the more she lost her own footing in reality.

For more, check out her book: Demon Camp.

Producer: Nancy López
Sound Design by Pat Mesiti-Miller

The Futurologist - Snap #603 "Omen"

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The Futurologist’s job is to see the future… but he’s losing his powers. You can read more of author Kristen Steenbeeke’s at kristensteenbeeke.com.

You can read Kristen's original story on Tin House: http://www.tinhouse.com/blog/37063/the-futurologist.html

The Futurologist was performed by Josh Lebowitz. 

Producer Eliza Smith
Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

Snap #603 - Omen

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On the next Snap..."Omen." Call it a feeling, but somebody, somehow is trying to tell you something. 

Hasan Minhaj - The Blue Bicycle, Snap #701 - High Crimes and MIsdemeanors

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Hasan is an 8 year old kid who just wants to pop a wheelie on a bad ass BMX bike.  Is that too much to ask?    


Hasan Minhaj is a correspondent on the "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," a comedian, actor, and writer in New York.  See him in his popular theatrical debut "Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,"  a story of tradition, interracial love, bullying, and racism in the "New Brown America."

It runs from January 7th-30th at the Cherry Lane Theater in NYC. Get tickets now at homecomingkingshow.com

 

Producer: Lina Misitzis 
Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

Til Death Do Us Part, Snap #701 - High Crimes and Misdemeanors

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After the Iranian Revolution of 1979, teenager Marina Nemat was sentenced to life in Evin -- the most notorious political prison in Tehran. 
There she met a prison guard who would alter the course of her life...
Find out more about Marina's amazing journey towards freedom in her book, Prisoner of Tehran.
Producer: Davey Kim
Sound Design: Leon Morimoto and Davey Kim