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Guardians of the Gate

For 25 years, Ken Hopper and Kerry Davis have been part of a team that maintains the structure of San Francisco’s most iconic monument: The Golden Gate Bridge. Their workplace is a destination for tourists, but also for more desperate visitors who have made the Golden Gate Bridge one of the world's leading suicide locations.

At StoryCorps, Hopper and Davis talk about how their work involves a lot more than just making repairs.

Big thanks to StoryCorps for that story.

Before Graduation

Fontezia Walker knew she wanted a high school diploma, she just didn't know if it would be possible.

Check out the amazing storytelling program, The Monti.

Producers: Fontezia Walker, with Anna Sussman and Mark Ristich

Bottomless Raft

Mike Kunz and his friend Andy show us how fighting to survive in the Arctic strips us down to our most basic desires...

Producer: Julia DeWitt

The Prince

There is a protocol for how to treat people with great power. But no one told Glynn . . .

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Secret Identity

Sarah Culberson knew very little about her birth father. What she found out, changed everything. Check out the Kposowa Foundation and find out more about Sarah’s story from her book, A Princess Found.

Producer: Anna Sussman with sound design by Renzo Gorrio

Saudi Princesses

When Jayne Amelia Larson takes a job as a chauffeur for a Saudi royal family, she gets a glimpse of a gilded, inglorious world. Check out her book, Driving the Saudis.

Producer: Anna Sussman with sound design by Julia DeWitt

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

In 1959, psychiatrist Milton Rokeach brought together three schizophrenic men who believed they were Jesus Christ, hoping to cure them of their delusions. But over time, his methods became dangerously amoral.

Thanks to Richard Bonier and Ronald Hoppe for their help.  Additional thanks to Peter Shyppert as the voice of Milton Rokeach.

You can buy The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, Rokeach’s book, right here.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

The North Korean Techno Party

Glynn’s next door neighbors never let him play in their reindeer games.  

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Dancing Bear

Susan Supernaw always wanted a traditional name, but the one she was destined for seemed more like a cruel joke. Find out more about Susan’s story.

Producer: Anna Sussman with additional sound design by Renzo Gorrio

Falling Slowly

She climbed a tree looking for answers. Then she heard the crack of a branch. This story originally came to Snap Judgment from The Strangers podcast, which is supported by KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

Producers: Lea Thau and Anna Sussman with sound design by Renzo Gorrio

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