Snap Judgment

Sun 7-8pm
  • Hosted by Glynn Washington

Narrative and revealing non-fiction on a common theme; host Glynn Washington brings you storytelling with a BEAT. From WNYC in New York.

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  • Monday, August 6, 2018 9:00am

    It's coming. It's bigger and badder and all-new... Spooked Season II. From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios, host Glynn Washington pushes back the veil to bring you stories from real people battling the forces of the night. Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode every week leading up to Halloween.

  • Friday, August 3, 2018 9:00am

    Dylan Evans had hit a wall. Life was becoming too routine, too mundane. So he did something very few of us would do to change that.

    For more check out Dylan Evan’s book: The Utopia Experiment

    Producer: Nancy Lopez

    Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:00am

    In the 1970s, thousands of Vietnamese refugees were left on the remote Anambas Islands in Indonesia. They were stranded without food, water, and shelter, forced to survive off the land. Now, almost 40 years later, one woman wants to go back to those distant islands, one last time.

    Snap Judgment: Return to Kuku Island

    Thank you so much to Carina Hoang. Carina is a Special Representative for Australia for UNHCR. Check out her book, “Boat People: Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1976-1996,” available in both English and Vietnamese. 

    Carina is now filming a new Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series, “The Heights." Be sure to check it out.

    Our heartfelt thanks to Tony Luu; his mother Truong On, his brother, Daniel, and the rest of the Luu family.

    Thanks to the Outside Podcast from Outside Magazine, where you can also hear this show. Also, check Public Radio International’s The World for a shorter version of this audio story.

    This story would not have been possible without the generous support of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00am

    In 2009, Jane Gillooly came across an item on Ebay that piqued her imagination.  The picture was of a suitcase filled with old audiotapes. The listing’s title was “Suitcase of Love and Shame.”

    You can purchase Jane’s feature-length documentary film, Suitcase of Love and Shame, on iTunes and learn more about it at Cinemaguild.  

    Producer: Joe Rosenberg

    Original Score and Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00am

    The story of The Mirage, the famous undercover Chicago Sun bar, as told by two reporters posing as bartenders.  Pam Zekman currently works as an investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. You can find Zay Smith’s book about The Mirage, his humor column and a his novel, at

    A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the Chicago Sun-Time’s collaborator as the Better Business Bureau. It was the Better Government Association

    Producers: Joe Rosenberg and Anna Sussman

    Original Score: Leon Morimoto