A young aid worker goes to teach school in a Kenyan village, and finds the roles reversed when the students teach the most valuable lesson of all.
Producer: Anna Sussman
Jake Wood, a decorated Marine Corps Scout-Sniper comes home from war, and returns to a new kind of battlefield, using his wartime skills to save countless lives.
(Big thanks to Jake Wood and William McNulty.)
Produced by Anna Sussman and Glynn Washington
Stealing is not cool..unless it saves a life, or two. Animator and storyteller Scott Kravitz explains why he stole from a homeless person, and wins over our Snap Judgment audience with his sneaky charisma.
Original Music by Alex Mandel
Performed Live by Alex Mandel and The Snap Judgment Players
April Wolfe’s car literally had a mind of its own. April knew exactly whose mind it was--her Aunt Janice's. Only thing was, Aunt Janice had died years ago.
Produced by Stephanie Foo
When he hears the roar, Storn White knows he made a mistake, and prays for the mountain to forgive him. The mountain has other plans.
Story by Storn White.
Producer: Mark Ristich
Interview: Glynn Washington
Although most musicians spend decades honing their craft, musical genius Derek Amato never had to practice a day in his life. One day, he just sat down at the piano and his fingers began to fly across the keys with ease. As an immediate musical genius, Derek is one of the few people on Earth diagnosed with Acquired Musical Savant Syndrome. Derek takes us into the inner workings of his amazing gift.
Check out Derek Amato’s music and follow his journey here.
Producers: Anna Sussman and Pat Mesiti-Miller
Writer April Wolfe finds an odd job cleaning out hoarder houses. On her first assignment, she finds trash, pants, scrapbooking supplies, and a sad and beautiful history of the woman who lives there.
Check out April’s incredible writing on her blog.
Producer: Stephanie Foo
First they found out the worst news imaginable. Then they found a light in the darkness.
To learn more about Elena and how you can help other kids like her, visit the Desserich’s website.
Producers: Anna Sussman and Glynn Washington
Singer/songwriter Sean Hayes is constantly looking for inspiration for his music. He found it in the story of a man named Moreese Bickham who served more than 40 years in Angola Prison. Little did he know that by writing the song, he was about to change Moreese’s story...
All the music in this piece was by Sean Hayes. Go buy his awesome new album here.
Thank you to David Isay, StoryCorps founder and the producer of Tossing Away the Keys. It is a magnificent piece of radio. And last but not least, many thanks to the inimitable Moreese Bickham, who now lives in Oakland, California.
Producer: Stephanie Foo
Corbett Redford is a starving artist who hits his absolute bottom on a spree of bad luck. But all that comes to an end one day when a mysterious package arrives at his warehouse.
Corbett continues to tour the U.S with his band Bobby Joe Ebola and is still putting out records. Hear their music on their website.
Producers: Mark Ristich and Jamie DeWolf