For two years, ISIS fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. A mix of missionaries, mercenaries, and misfits from around the world pack their bags, fly to Iraq and voluntarily run into the line of fire to fight back. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Spooked Season III is upon us! It's bigger, badder, and scarier than ever. We've got new episodes with terrifying tales to keep you up at night... The first episode drops next week, Thursday, 8/22/19. Don't listen alone... All 26 episodes will be available on Luminary.link/spooked. Download the app for free or go to Luminary.link/spooked to start a free trial.
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
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
Kissing the Concrete - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"
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.
Kissing the Concrete - Snap Spotlights "Ear Hustle"
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
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
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
In a 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. Season 10 Episode 18
Mouth Of The Dragon When a small child is lost, it's up to Glynn to face the dragon. As The World Burns What happens when the world around you starts to burn? A Little White Lie Think your dating life is tough? Try being an Arab, Muslim man after 9/11 in New York City. 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... Season 6 Episode 16