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The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
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The smoking-hot new public radio show that straps audiences into an audio rollercoaster. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.






Snap #1012 - No One Calls Me Shooter

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...


Snap Classic - Good Morning, Mosul

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 #1011 - Snap LIVE! At The Paramount

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...


Snap #1010 - The Promised Land

The story of a small Christian hill town in Palestine, and the 18 cows that kind of, almost, but never really, changed the course of its future. Producer: Shaina Shealy Original Score: Leon Morimoto


Snap #1009 - Don Reed "Cardboard Boxes" at Snap LIVE! in Brooklyn

Snap Favorite Don Reed takes the stage with a heartfelt homage to his father's dreams for his son. Performed live by Don Reed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Music composed and performed by Bells Atlas


Snap #1008 - Jen Kober "Skydiving" at Snap LIVE! in Brooklyn

Snap comedy queen Jen Kober thought having an adventurous date meant trying a new restaurant... little did she know she would be free falling into a pretty crappy situation. Original Music by Bells Atlas Performed Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music Join Snap Nation and Get The Video at


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: Producer: Luke Quinton Sound Design: Leon Morimoto


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

John Cotrocois is obsessed with meet-cutes. The problem is, he often falls for the wrong men and winds up in one mind-boggling situation after another. Will his dream of a fairy-tale romance come true? Producers: Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime Sound Design: Cristal Duhaime


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: And check out 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. *Names have been changed. This piece was adapted from the podcast, Reckonings, produced by Stephanie Lepp, and found online at You can find...


Snap #1005 - I'm Your Man

The voicemail message says someone from your past needs your help. Would you respond, if it meant getting 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, You can learn more about Elena and Meg’s journey at their other website, Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto Gloomy Sunday Hungarian composer Rezső Seress dreamed of changing the world with his...


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

A Snap Judgment special presentation of "Heaven's Gate." The story of the cult that left 39 dead in a quest for spiritual salvation.


Snap #1002 - One Wrong Lie

Nick Yarris says he was a junkie, a thief, and a liar. So when he was imprisoned on a false charge, no one believed in his innocence. Then he found his only way out. Thank you so much to Nick Yarris. Check out his books, including his latest, “Monsters & Madmen: A Death Row Experiment.” Learn more at Thank you also to the Wolfgram Memorial Library at Widener University, and its Reference Librarian & University Archivist Jill M. Borin for her help. And lastly, thank you...


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

On January 13th 2018, at exactly 8:07 in the morning, one text message turned the state of Hawaii into a state of emergency. From panic and fear to acceptance and joy, Snap Judgment explores the 38 minutes when the people of Hawaii faced an incoming ballistic missile threat. Lead Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Editor: Anna Sussman Producers: Eliza Smith, Erika Lantz, John Fecile Additional production assistance: Nancy Lopez Original score and Sound design: Renzo Gorrio and Leon Morimoto


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

Stories Wonderboy In 1979, a four-seater cessna carrying Norman Ollestad, his dad and his dad’s girlfriend violently crashed onto the top of an ~8,000-foot mountain. He was just 11 years old. To learn more about Norman’s story, check out his book -- Crazy for the Storm. Be sure to also check out his latest thriller, French Girl With Mother. Producer and Original Score: Davey Kim The Blue Bicycle Hasan is just a kid who just wants to pop a wheelie on a bad ass BMX bike. Is that too...