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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.

Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.

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Oakland, CA

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WNYC

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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.

Language:

English

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888-304-7627


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Episodes

The Country Doctor

5/21/2020
When Dr. Ayaz Virji first set foot in Dawson, Minnesota, he didn’t know what to expect. He was a brown Muslim man walking into a predominantly white rural town. But much to his surprise Ayaz and his family fit right in. Dawson quickly became home and his neighbors became like his extended family. Then came the presidential election of 2016. A very big thank you to Ayaz and Mussarat Virji, and to Mandy France and Doug Peterson for sharing their story with Snap! For more, please make sure to...

Duration:00:58:27

Lucky Penny - Snap Spotlights "The Truth"

5/15/2020
A son tries to make contact with his dad, who’s deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish. Snap Judgment presents, “Lucky Penny,” a special spotlight on The Truth Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Content Advisory: This episode contains strong language and drug use. Listener discretion is advised. Thank you to everyone at The Truth for sharing this story with us here at...

Duration:00:32:37

Letters from Lockdown - Philippines, Greece, Michigan, Libya

5/13/2020
Some stories that seem the furthest away hit closest to home. Team Snap presents more lockdown advice from around the world, even from the places you least expect. Listen to the fifth installment of "Letters from Lockdown." Philippines Father Picx is a Catholic priest from the Philippines. Every year he spends months alone in his hermitage, but his first experience with real solitude wasn’t on a retreat... it happened in a place called the Dragon Room. Greece Noah and Freya met in a...

Duration:00:17:48

Modern Family - Mother's Day Special

5/8/2020
When a little girl goes missing in the desert, one woman is driven to find her, no matter what. And a mother makes her own Ebola suit - MacGyver style - to save her son's life. Happy Mother's Day to all you Snap Moms! STORIES Hunted When a little girl goes missing in the desert, one woman is driven to find her, no matter what. Find out all about Hannah’s amazing story, and find resources for domestic abuse survivors on her website. Produced by Anna Sussman, original score by Renzo...

Duration:00:37:53

Letters from Lockdown - Liberia, Columbus, Chicago

5/6/2020
Who better to seek advice from than a mother? This week, Team Snap brings you the fourth installment of, "Letters from Lockdown,” featuring moms around the world. Happy Mother's Day to all the Snap Moms out there! Liberia In the Liberian city of Monrovia, there was one neighborhood, notoriously the poorest neighborhood in the city, that was completely locked down during the Ebola crisis. Bendu Kanu Pajibo is a mother of three and has lived in that neighborhood her entire life. Find out she...

Duration:00:11:10

After Glow

5/1/2020
V grew up hearing about her parent’s epic love story... but she never knew about the song behind it. BIG thanks to V and her mom for sharing their story with us here at Snap. Produced by Liz Mak, original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 11 - Episode 13 The beat doesn’t happen without YOU. Support Snap storytelling... stories you won't hear anywhere else.

Duration:00:30:49

Letters from Lockdown - Jericho, Rwanda, Brooklyn

4/29/2020
While most of the world continues to shelter-in-place, Team Snap brings you the third installment of, "Letters from Lockdown.” STORIES Jericho Osama Iliwat spent days in solitary confinement inside an Israeli prison during the First and Second Palestinian Intifadas. Learn how peace reached him in the midst of conflict. Today, Osama runs a cell phone shop in Jericho, is a peace activist, and leads international tours in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He advocates for dialogue...

Duration:00:13:27

Letters from Lockdown - Guantánamo, Utah, and On the Run

4/24/2020
Team Snap proudly presents the second installment of, "Letters from Lockdown," featuring stories from people around the world who have experienced lockdown before. STORIES: Guantánamo Mansoor Adayfi comes from Yemen but was detained at Guantánamo for fifteen years. Find out what he did to survive the brutality and isolation of a terror prison. Mansoor is available for speaking and writing. Find him on Twitter (@mansooradayfi), Instagram, Facebook, or check out his website. Utah If you...

Duration:00:12:50

The Enlightenment Trap - Snap Classic

4/22/2020
A skeptical journalist fights freezing temperatures alongside a fitness guru to test the limits of his own mortality. Read more about Scott’s adventures with Wim Hof and his ascent up Mt. Kilimanjaro in his book, “What Doesn't Kill Us." See what else Scott is up to on his website. Produced by Adizah Eghan, original score by David Last Snap Classic: Season 8 - Episode 17

Duration:00:31:34

Buds

4/17/2020
Weed brownies, firefighting, and friendship. It’s a 4/20 Snap Special! Amazing stories by friends, about the friend you did not expect. STORIES Weed Brownies At school, Alia Volz was a weird kid without a lot of friends. She had a secret... after school, she’d go home and help her mom make and sell weed brownies all over San Francisco. But one day, Alia discovered something about her mom’s business that turned her secret into a burden that was far more painful than she could have...

Duration:00:43:44

Letters from Lockdown - Gaza, Myanmar, and at Sea

4/15/2020
In other parts of the world, the concept of lockdown isn’t new at all — being forced to stay inside a room, a building, or a closed territory is a familiar experience. What can we learn from people who have been under lockdown before, whether in a war zone, in prison or another setting? During quarantine, Team Snap is bringing you pieces of wisdom, hope, and defiance from people who have experienced lockdown. Gaza Majd Waheidi has lived through war and siege in Gaza. She found a way to...

Duration:00:12:10

Haenyeo

4/9/2020
When Heidi Shin had her first baby, she took an entire year to care for her daughter full-time. For the most part, she loved it. But she also felt like she was losing part of herself to motherhood. So she decides to take a work trip to an island off the coast of South Korea. She comes away with an unexpected discovery about motherhood and herself. Check out more of Heidi's work. Listen to Heidi's full story for PRI, Diving with the last generation of Korea’s Mermaids. Produced by Heidi...

Duration:00:35:01

Spooked - The Fog

4/3/2020
Blair can’t see his hands in front of his face. He can’t see the ground beneath his feet. He’s not in the dark: he’s in a thick cloud of fog. And then a stranger’s voice emerges from the mist, guiding him… can he trust her? This story comes to us from Australia, the original Upside Down. Thank you, Blair, for sharing your story with Spooked. Produced by Greta Weber, original score by Lauryn Newson Artwork by Sanaa Khan Spooked Season 4 - Episode 4 Spooked Season IV is ALIVE. Our Spring...

Duration:00:27:03

The Writing is on the Wall - Snap Classic

4/1/2020
When the scariest man in town is arrested for murder, only one lawyer is willing to represent him. Produced by Joe Rosenberg, original score by Renzo Gorrio Snap Classic: Season 6 - Episode 30 The beat doesn’t happen without YOU. Support Snap storytelling... stories you won't hear anywhere else.

Duration:00:30:08

Borders Between Us

3/26/2020
Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. had a complicated relationship with his mother. But after she passed, he traveled across the world to try and make things better. This story comes from Transom.org and was produced by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and Jay Allison Additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller Special thanks to Kadijatu Suma, Haja Suma, Fatima Rahman, Alimamy Conteh, Sheri Rickson, Lynn Levy and Gimlet Media. Thomas King, Brima Thomas, and Jartu Tejan-Thomas. Thanks also to Milo, Mason and...

Duration:00:42:06

Zoo Nebraska

3/19/2020
The story of a chimpanzee and a man whose dream brought disaster to a small American town. This story details violence against animals. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you, Carson Vaughan, for sharing your story with Snap! Read more about Zoo Nebraska in Carson's book, Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream. Additional thanks to Patti Ragan from the Center for Great Apes. Produced by John Fecile and Carson Vaughan, original score by Renzo Gorrio Additional...

Duration:00:49:59

Spooked - Isabelle

3/17/2020
Betsy keeps seeing a young girl at night in her room. She stands at the end of Betsy’s bed and stares at her. She comes back, over and over: night after night; year after year. Betsy knows she wants something, but she has to figure out what. Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked. Be afraid. Thank you, Betsy, for sharing your story with us. Betsy is a #Spooked listener and reached out to us to share her story. If you have a frightening tale you'd like to share, email us:...

Duration:00:34:37

A Grenfell Story - Snap Spotlights "Have You Heard George's Podcast?"

3/11/2020
A young teacher's daily struggles provide the backdrop for this harrowing reflection on the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Snap spotlights the amazing, "Have You Heard George's Podcast?" from BBC Sounds. #HYHGP In a move from journalism to drama, George departs with the documentary-style narration of previous episodes to deliver a heart-wrenching story of resilience and neglect in London's inner city. Enlisting the help of rising star Jade Alleyne, poet Sophia Thakur, as well as his own brothers,...

Duration:00:31:47

The Real Black Klansman - Snap Classic

3/5/2020
A black detective in Colorado Springs infiltrates the KKK and finds himself face-to-face with David Duke, the Grand Wizard. And Daryl Davis is a boogie-woogie pianist who's played with Bill Clinton, Bruce Hornsby and Chuck Berry. But we wanted to talk to him about another group of his friends... This story contains strong language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. STORIES The Real Black Klansman A black detective in Colorado Springs infiltrates the KKK and finds himself...

Duration:00:40:05

Spooked Season IV Trailer

2/28/2020
A whole new season of Spooked returns Friday the 13th of March. Expect all sorts of scary. And if you haven't learned by now... please, don't turn out the lights! Season IV's episodes will be available on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com Be afraid.

Duration:00:00:51