Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment delivers a raw brand of compelling personal stories, mixing tall tales with killer tunes. It’s storytelling… with a beat.

Recent Episodes

Snap #820 - The Bear, The Goose, and The Whale (Part 1)


Luna The Whale


In 2004, a lost baby orca named Luna swam towards the west coast of Vancouver island and tried to befriend humans. But nobody knew how to respond to this wild once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Then the First Nations and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries got involved.


To learn more about Luna's story, be sure to check out Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chrisholm's documentary -- Saving Luna


Producer and Sound Designer: Davey Kim





Snap #820 - The Bear, The Goose and The Whale (Part 1)


Luna The Whale


In 2004, a lost baby orca named Luna swam towards the west coast of Vancouver Island and tried to befriend humans. But nobody knew how to respond to this wild once-in-a-lifetime encounter. Then the First Nations and the Department of Oceans and Fisheries got involved.


To learn more about Luna's story, be sure to check out Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm's documentary -- Saving Luna


Producer and Sound Designer: Davey Kim





Snap #710 - The Performer

On the next Snap Judgment, "The Performer." The hardest character to play is the character without a script.


 


Magic Lamp


Glynn's good luck charm goes missing.


Producer: Mark Ristich


 


Cassandro El Exotico


Cassandro is an up-and-coming luchador, a professional Mexican wrestler. He wants to get to the big arenas. He's got the talent, no doubt. But because he's also one of the only openly gay fighters, he's got an uphill battle to get the crowd and the press on his side. 


Producer:Eliza Smith
Sound Design: Leon Morimoto


 


Gina Gold - The Lusty Lady


Pimps beware! Gina Gold is on superhero duty.


Performed live at Snap LIVE! in Oakland's Paramount Theater
Music composed by Alex Mandel and performed by Alex Mandel, David Brandt, and Tim Frick


 


Neal Brennan - Three Mics


Neal Brennan writer, director, comedian and co-creator of Chappelle's Show is in the studio telling a story from his one-man show Three Mics.


Performed by Neal Brennan
Producer: Lina Misitzis and Mark Ristich

Spooked Sneak Peek

Supernatural Storytelling. Experience Snap's new haunted podcast, "Spooked!"


 Featuring "Houdini’s Promise" and "The Night Mother."


 

Trailer - Get The Spooked Podcast!

Get Spooked at SpookedPodcast.org. From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now!


 

Campfire Tales IV: Primal

Have you ever happily wandered the woods? Not a care in the world. Then right after sunset felt a hot, oily breath breathing down your shoulder? Snap Judgment proudly presents "Campfire Tales IV: Primal."


*Get the NEW Spooked Podcast now at SpookedPodcast.org. 


STORIES


Border Bogeyman
Rocky Elmore used to work down by the border during long pitch-black nights in the desert. It was so dark you never knew who or what was out there.


Tooki Man
Trekking in Indonesia, Ian and Stuart wander off the beaten path.  There, a broken man tells them he knows the way to magic . . .


The Trail of Polaroids
After arriving home from work, Douglas Leach saw a Polaroid lying on his front step. He picked it up. He shouldn't have . . .


Past Life Detective 
Detective Bob Snow could never have imagined that the toughest case of his entire career, would be an investigation into his own past....life.  Check out Bob Snow’s books here.