What happens when you pack 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 kids into a station wagon for a cross country move? Mom goes into action

Learn more about Kate Moses' book "Cake Walk."

Producer: Anna Sussman, Stephanie Foo

New York City cab driver Jerry Tierstein tells fellow cab driver Andrew Vollo about a memorable passenger as part of a StoryCorp interview.

Storyteller and artist Christy Chan is an American-born Chinese woman.  She was confident in her identity until her family moved to a new town and she began getting letters from a mysterious, (possibly magical) stranger.

Christy's working on a short film about her experience--check out the trailer here. 

Producers: Stephanie Foo and Renzo Gorrio

Vanessa was happy living in Mexico, but at 13 her mother thought it was time to bring her over to join the rest of her family in the United States. That meant an illegal border crossing with a shady coyote. Could such a dangerous journey be worth it?

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Joe Rowe lived happily in the middle of the West Texas desert - until a stranger named Rick McLaren moved in and started a violent militia group called the Republic of Texas.  Things got downright ugly when McLaren sent troops to take Joe hostage in his own home.

Check out some behind-the-scenes footage of Joe showing off bulletholes in his home! Right here at Snap Films!

Producer: Stephanie Foo

As a little kid growing up in Chicago, Sam Biederman knew that he wasn’t like the other boys. But it took leaving the country to really understand what was happening.

Producers: Pat Mesiti-Miller and Anna Sussman

Ali was an Alevi Kurd living in Turkey.  And for Ali that meant either keeping his identity a secret or facing religious persecution and racism.  But after serving in the Turkish military, he found he could no longer stay silent.

Producers: Stephanie Foo and Mark Ristich

Snap Judgment explores the origin of Glynn's VERY large nose . . .

Producer: Pat "The Automaton" Mesiti-Miller

The collapse of the soviet union left thousands of elite circus performers out of a job, so where else would they go, but Vegas? Find out more about the Russian circus preformers in Vegas on Kim Palchikoff’s blog,

Producer: Anna Sussman

Doc is an old time carnival grifter.  He breaks down a con called "The Razzle" and one of his biggest scores ever.

Producer: Jamie DeWolf and Renzo Gorrio

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