Snap Classic - Texas Ranger

Back in the 1970's Bob Favor signed up to be a Texas Ranger. He helped local police solve some of their toughest cases. But there was one case that kept getting away from him. For more of Bob Favor's exploits as a Texas Ranger, make sure to grab a copy of his book: My Rangering Days. For more of Luke Quinton's work check out his website: http://brighttypewriter.tumblr.com Producer: Luke Quinton Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

Snap #1007 - Love Me's "Meet Cute"

John Cotrocois is obsessed with meet-cutes, but he always falls for the wrong men. Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true?

Snap Spotlight: Peace Of Mind with Bhi Bhiman

Snap spotlights the smart new podcast "Peace of Mind" with Bhi Bhiman. In the inaugural episode, Bhi interviews Glynn Washington, bestselling author Dave Eggers, and renowned social psychologist, Lee Ross. The soundtrack to the episode is "Brother, Can You Spare Some Peace of Mind?" Listen + subscribe here: https://fanlink.to/PeaceofMind. And check out peaceofmindpod.com for music and bonus content.

Snap #1006 - Snap Spotlight: Reckonings

After a college party, Anwen* and Sameer* went back to a dorm room. What happened that night was confusing and horrible. But in this story we get the rare opportunity to hear both of them grapple with what happened in a way that is both surprising and meaningful. Warning, this story contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. This piece was adapted from the podcast, Reckonings, produced by Stephanie Lepp, and found online at www.reckonings.show. Producer: Stephanie Lepp

Snap #1005 - I'm Your Man

The voicemail message says someone from your past needs your help. Would you respond, if it meant get involved in a murder trial?

Snap #828 - Kismet

From Russia With Love Two women, a tiny boat, the wide open ocean...and kismet. Elena has written a book about their adventure, called Talking to the Moon. You can read the story on the couple's website, http://www.cadenza.ca/index.php/en/talking-to-the-moon-en/ You can learn more about Elena and Meg's journey at their other website, anticruise.online. Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto Gloomy Sunday Hungarian composer Rezső Seress dreamed of changing the world with his music. He did. Producer: Davey Kim

Snap #1004 - The Border Hacker

A computer hacker tries to make his way home through two countries, a dense jungle and a seemingly endless string of technical challenges.

Snap #1003 - Heaven's Gate

It was both a tragedy and a punchline. The story behind a cult that changed the world. Snap Presents "Heaven's Gate".

Snap #1002 - One Wrong Lie

When a man is falsely accused of kidnapping a police officer, he tells a lie to set himself free. But that lie comes at an enormous cost.

Snap Classic - The North Pond Hermit

There was a legend in central Maine, about a hermit who had lived in the woods, unseen, for 30 years. Then, in 2013, the police arrested a man named Christopher Knight. To learn more about Chris Knight's story, be sure to check out journalist's Mike Finkel's book, The Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Renzo Gorrio and Andrew Vicars

Snap #1001 - This Is Not A Drill

Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. On the next all-NEW Snap... "This Is Not A Drill". A very special presentation of the day the world almost ended.

Snap #938 - The Other Secret Weapon

A young man has the chance to work on a very secret, very powerful weapon that could put an end to world war II. The project involves no toxins, no chemicals, no shrapnel and no bullets. Instead, the project involves lots and lots of flying mammals. Lots. Content Advisory: This story details a war situation involving both people and animals, Listener Discretion Is Advised.

Snap #808 - Boxed In

When you feel the walls coming closer and closer, where do you go? Where do you hide?

Snap #937 - The Look Back Special

On the next Snap...a special presentation: "The Look Back 2018 Special." Coming to terms... with events that have happened, but that you don't want to believe. Featuring some favorite Snap stories from the vault.

Snap Spotlight - Ear Hustle: The Big No No

Snap Judgment spotlights the amazing podcast Ear Hustle: The Big No No, stories from San Quentin State Prison.

Snap #934 - 48 Hours In Syria

Kassem Eid had spent two years living in a city under siege. After he and his neighbors took part in the protests during the Arab Spring in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad began to punish towns like Kassem's. His forces bombed them, surrounded them, and starved them. That's when Kassem decided to fight back.

Snap #934 - One Way Mission

The story of a young man sent out alone on a dark and deadly mission to save the world.

Snap #933 - The 2018 Gratitude Special

STORIES THE BEST LITTLE SWIMMER Terry Galloway is ten years old and absolutely hot for summer camp. The only problem is, her family can't afford it. But after she fails a hearing test at school, Terry learns that she is deaf — and also eligible to attend The Lions Camp for Crippled Children, a summer camp that is free to kids with disabilities. The summer of 1960, just got way more exciting. THE DOG THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD The story of the first dog to travel around the world (and refuse a free steak). QUAKE CITY HERO In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland's major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one guy, a local Oaklander, left his home and dove into the wreckage to save lives.

Snap #932 - The Cut

"Bad Hair Cut" - When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young Amish boy with a passion for good hair tries to clean up the mess.

The Fire Tapes Special

What do you do when you are trying to give birth... in the middle of a wildfire? Nicole Veum is interviewed live by producer April Demobosky for "The Fire Tapes" The Fire Tapes is a collaboration between KQED's "The Bay" and Snap Judgment for the Coal + Ice Festival in San Francisco. Producers: Sukey Lewis, Mark Ristich and Jeremy Siegel.

Snap #909 - Counted: An Oakland Story

Counted: An Oakland Story is the story of the people lost to Oakland's violence. During 2017, a team of Snap Judgment producers, learned about Oakland's homicide victims, their families and communities. Visit oaklandstory.org for more interviews, photos and illustrations.

Snap #703 - Snap LIVE! in NYC

Glynn Washington - Friday Night Lockdown Glynn's father has a strict rule for Friday nights...the Second Coming.Performed live by Glynn Washington at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Jen Kober - Girl Scout Cookies 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. Josh Healey - Barbara and Esther 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. Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter - 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

Snap #931 - Spooked IX: Creepy Crawly

The Birds: As a little boy in Richmond Virginia, raising pigeons, Ray Christian made a friend with the same hobby. But there was something mysterious about Ray's new pal. The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right. The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a house with a haunted history. But something inside the house doesn't want anything to change.

Snap #930 - Spooked IX: Trapped

Get 13 all-new episodes of Spooked Season 2 at Spookedpodcast.org. THE IRON GATE When Dallas Sanchez was stationed in Iraq, he saw danger every single day. But one night on patrol, when his small kill team took over a house in Baghdad, an unseen force had a message for them: Get. Out.