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The hunt for a man eating crocodile in the African Great Lakes region reveals monsters everywhere.

Producer: Anna Sussman

Shark Cage

Performer James Judd lights up Snap LIVE! in LA with a story about shark diving off the coast of New England.
Original Music: Alex Mandel
Performed: Alex mandel and the Snap Judgment Players
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Prison Pen Pal

When the world has labelled you a monster, how can you ever become a human again? Kay DeMartini signs up to be an anonymous pen pal to a convicted murderer, but when a lawyer asks her to reveal her identity, how can she still stay safe? Kay is storyteller who hosts Real Stories Bay Area once a month.  The book mentioned in this piece is  "The Four Agreeements."

Producers: Jamie DeWolf and Renzo Gorrio


A Prayer for the Past

A devout Catholic has a philosophical debate with himself about sin and forgiveness after he comes to learn more than he wants to know about a priest in his church. This is a haunting elegy by Jack McCarthy, a veteran performer, poet and storyteller whose book, Say Goodnight, Grace Notes, was released in 2003 by EM Press to rave reviews. His work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including The Spoken Word Revolution and the film Slamnation. Jack currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

Producers: Jamie DeWolf, Renzo Gorrio, and Mark Ristich

The Guagee Monster

A New Mexico local legend of the Guagee Monster, a terrifying beast mutated by chemical exposure during the US government’s development of the atomic bomb.

Producers: Rita Daniels and Pat Mesiti-Miller


Late Night Salvation

Insomnia leads Glynn to some late night soul searching and thankfully there is a TV evangelist to provide him some answers... for a price.

Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

The Flying Nun

A little girl in Brooklyn can help her whole community if she just devotes herself to becoming a nun. But what if she doesn't want to? read more of Eileen O’Toole’s story in her book, At Sister Anna’s Feet.

Producer: Anna Sussman

On the Road Again

Ingrid Ricks never really felt comfortable in the religious household she was raised in. The summer she turned 16, she finally found her voice. Read more about Ingrid’s story in her book Hippy Boy: A Girl’s Story.

Producers: Jamala Henderson and Renzo Gorrio

Standing Tall

When Robert V. Taylor was growing up in South Africa, religion saved him from a life of loneliness and pain. But as he got older, religion began to conflict with his homosexuality and his political beliefs--namely, that blacks should have equal rights as whites and that apartheid should be banished. Would he have to choose between God, his sexuality and racial equality?

Today, Robert V. Taylor is chair of The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, an activist and a public speaker. He is also the author of the new book, A New Way to be Human. Check it out!

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Niagara Falls

At sixteen, Glynn's summer love turns serious when his church elders come to have a word with his father about the separation of the races.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

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