Snap Judgment Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington.
Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment


Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington.

Most Recent Episodes

Blood Oath - Snap Classic

Some commitments go way beyond words. STORIES True Friends Glynn discovers the true meaning of friendship. The Belfast Project It's not always easy to deal with the past, especially if it's a troubled one. Do you hold on to it or do you let it go? For Anthony McIntyre the answer was easy. Anthony McIntyre is a journalist and you can check out his writings on his website: The Pensive Quill. Thank you to Ed Moloney for sharing the archival tape of the Brendan Hughes interviews from the Belfast Project that were featured in his book, Voices from the Grave. Sound design by Renzo Gorrio, Produced by Nancy Lopez Love Me Two best friends have never met in person ... and one of them insists they keep it that way. That was Allison Williams, and that piece was produced by Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime for CBC's Love Me. You can hear more at or subscribe on iTunes. 13 Ways To Destroy A Painting How far would you go to save the person you love? This radio play was adapted from Amber Sparks's story, 13 Ways of Destroying a Painting, from her short story collection The Unfinished World. You can find more of her work at Narrator: Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down Sound design by Pat Mesiti-Miller, produced by Eliza Smith Season 14 - Episode 40

Senior Year Mixtape - Snap Classic

It's Senior Year and Alex, Damaris, and Brantin have been waiting for the day they get to leave Mission High and enter adulthood. Snap follows the three students for a whole year as their dreams turn into reality. Plus, we have life updates from the students about what they're doing now. A very special thank you to our heroes: Brantin, Damaris and Alex. Thank you also to Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz, everyone in the Wellness Center and our guide Chandra Shivakumar. Produced by Adizah Eghan, Liz Mak, Eliza Smith, Anna Sussman, and Mark Ristich Original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller and Renzo Gorrio Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 14 - Episode 39

The Medicine Man

Chris Lundy always wanted to figure out why his family took him to see a Vodou priest and how this treatment made him better. And a group paratroopers go on a trip with their Sergeant that's out of this world. STORIES Magic Potion Vodou Chris Lundy has always wanted to figure out why his family took him to see a Vodou priest and how this treatment made him better. There is one explicit word in this story. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Big thanks to Chris Lundy for sharing your story! Chris is a storyteller who's performed at First Person Arts, RISK!, USA Today's Storytellers Project, and more. Major thanks to WHYY's The Pulse, who originally aired this story. Their podcast features stories about people and places at the heart of health and science. Check it out!! This story was produced and reported by Chris Lundy and Justin Kramon. It was edited by Maiken Scott and Lindsay Lazarski. Sound design by Maiken Scott. Engineering by Charlie Kaier. Special thanks to Dieu Nalio Chery for his help on the story. Acid Jump When morale was low among the paratroopers in his company, Sergeant Ray Christian takes them on a trip. Thanks Ray for telling us your story! Check out Ray's podcast, What's Ray Saying, and follow him on Twitter. Original score and sound design by Leon Morimoto, produced by Adizah Eghan Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 14 - Episode 38

Campfire Tales X

There are some stories we are afraid to tell. Some truths only happen after dark. And some secrets can only be shared around the fire. We proudly present, "Campfire Tales X." An annual tradition featuring supernatural stories from our evil-twin podcast, Spooked. STORIES Smell Ya Later After Laura's husband gets a fatal diagnosis, he promises to contact her from beyond the grave. But how will she know it's really him? Original score by Leon Morimoto, produced by Anne Ford Paper Route Premonition Alyssa is taking over her friend's paper route for the week. It's a fun way to make a little money. There's just this one house that's freaking her out ... Original score by Yari Bundy, produced by Anne Ford Stormwalker When Roberta is a little girl, there's nothing scarier than the thought of being caught out in a big storm. One day, her worst fear comes true ... and then someone shows up Original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, produced by Anne Ford Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 14 - Episode 37

Shut Up Rick

Did you ever have that one friend that you didn't want but it turns out you really need? This week on Snap, epic stories about unexpected companionship. STORIES Shut Up Rick He's called Shut Up Rick. Let's hear what he has to say. Thank you Bucky Sinister and Rick Loddy. Bucky is a poet, author, and comedian — to learn more about Bucky's work and what he's up to now, subscribe to his substack. Original score by Clay Xavier, produced by Zahra Noorbaksh and John Fecile Rock Paper Scissors When the two greatest auction houses in the world – Christie's and Sotheby's – vied for the privilege of auctioning off $20 million worth of art in 2004, little did they know that they would be forced to engage in an ancient form of ritualized combat known as... rock paper scissors. Be sure to check out Carol Vogel's original New York Times article. Produced by Joe Rosenberg The Kipling Hotel - LIVE A young, penniless student arrives at UCLA with no place to stay and is forced to improvise. Performed by Don Reed at Snap LIVE in San Francisco, CA. Music composed by Alex Mandel, performed by the Snap Judgment Players: Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 14 – Episode 36


A woman takes animal rehabilitation to new heights when she brings over a thousand bats back from the dead. And a Snap producer reveals he owes a lot to one single hairy flying creature. Snap Judgment presents, "Batwoman." True stories about animals told by humans. STORIES Batwoman A woman in Texas takes animal rehabilitation to new heights when she brings over a thousand bats back from the dead. There is an explicit word in this story. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you, Mary Warwick, for sharing your story with us! Big thanks also to The Houston Humane Society, The TWRC Wildlife Center, and the Batworld Sanctuary in Texas – whose staff protect and rehabilitate bats, and provide education and training on the proper treatment of bats to people all over the US. Original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, produced by Shaina Shealy Bless the Bat Snap Producer, John Fecile, tells us how he got where is he today. Original score by Dirk Schwarzhoff, produced by John Fecile Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 14 - Episode 35

The Loophole - Snap Classic

Have you ever wanted something so badly you'd do anything to make it happen? Sixteen-year-old Mohamed decides to dig deep in his religion to take the next step with his crush. There's no love like young love... especially when it's a secret. This story contains strong language, discusses sexuality, and mentions corporal punishment. Please take care while listening. BIG thanks to Mohamed Ali for sharing his story with us! Mohamed is an artist and comedian, he just got back to Canada after spending the last few years working and performing in Southeast Asia. Check out his Instagram! Special thanks to Zahra Noorbakhsh. Big thanks as well to Zaiba Hasan & her crew from the podcast Mommying While Muslim. Produced by Regina Bediako, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Music Spotlight: "Honest" by Jada Imani (produced by Dakim) Jada Imani is an East St. Louis-born, Bay Area-raised Hip-Hop R&B artist and organizer. In addition to a whole bunch of great music, Jada recently launched a new product line called "Good For The Soul". Be sure to check out her Patreon and follow her on social media! This song comes to us from the compilation Water For The Town Vol. 4, a project series from SmartBomb created to raise mutual aid and awareness for various organizations and grassroots movements doing vital work right here in Oakland. The song is produced by Dakim, be sure to check out more of Dakim's music and follow them on Instagram! Snap Classic - Season 14 - Episode 34

A Feminist Call to Prayer from Ritually

Nelufar grew up with a Muslim upbringing, and she's about to dig into a ritual that's at the center of her religion: the daily call to prayer. It's a practice uniting 1.8 billion Muslims around the world. But, for a lot of reasons, Nelufar never felt completely comfortable responding to that call. So Nelufar, she tries a slightly different approach. This episode comes to us from our friends at Ritually. It's Nelufar Hedayat's new podcast, from Brazen Media. And In each episode, she tries out a new spiritual or wellness ritual to find out if practicing it can actually make you feel better. Want to hear more? Listen to Ritually wherever you get your podcasts! BIG thanks to the entire Ritually team over there for their work on this beautiful piece: Sarah Kendal, Susie Armitage, Clair Urbahn, Troy Holmes, Bradley Hope, Tom Wright, Mariangel Gonzales, Lucy Woods, Charlotte Cooper, Francesca Gilardi Quadrio Curzio, Nour Abdel Latif, Megan Dean, Ryan Ho, and Julien Pradier. Ritually's theme music is by Amaroun. Original music is by Jay Brown. Artwork by Ryan Ho and Julien Pradier Season 14 - Episode 33

The Social Experiment - Snap Classic

Two comic story tellers, Dino Archie and James Judd, bring you love, bromance and a summer camp exorcism with sock puppets. This episode contains explicit language. STORIES The Legend of Sweet Foot Comedian Dino Archie got into a bar fight that blossomed 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 know, the kind with googly-eyed sock puppets. Original Music by Bells Atlas Artwork by Teo Ducot Snap Classic - Season 14 - Episode 32

The Ledge

Strapped in a harness, on the edge of a mountain, the snow bridge lets out a hollow crack as it gives way. The story of two climbers whose fates are intertwined by a length of rope. Big thanks to Jim Davidson for sharing his story! Jim wrote a book with Kevin Vaughan about surviving the fall on Mt. Rainier, called The Ledge. He also wrote a book about his experiences during and after the Nepal earthquake called The Next Everest. Check them out! Original score by Renzo Gorrio, produced by Justin Kramon, artwork by Teo Ducot Season 14 - Episode 31