Big Poppa - Snap #215

This week, Snap Judgment proudly presents our “Big Poppa” special, exploring the unique relationship between fathers and children. Stories about father figures, doting dads, protective pops' (and even those not in the running for “Father Of The Year.”)

Whipping Time

Playing in the pool was cool.  But Glynn didn’t appreciate the price for his amusement.

Producer: Stephanie Foo






Fish Whisperer

For Father’s Day, a nine-year-old boy is taken on a Father-Son backpacking trip through the Sierra Mountains. When the campers arrive at a Lake without fishing poles, the young boy innovates a new way to fish.

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Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

College Material

They didn’t care if Victor said he wasn’t going to college... because he already passed the test.

Producer:  Mark Ristich

Real Deal

When an aging man decides to provide for two needy children, becoming a "financial father" proves more complicated than he thought . . .

Producer: Jenny Asarnow

My Grandfather's Voice

Sarah didn’t know much about her grandfather, until she started finding messages he left behind.

Producers: Sarah Neal and Mitzi Mock

Cecil The Seal

Paul and his wife already had two young sons, and thought that their family was complete. But when a young orphan literally washed up into his arms,  Paul had to take her in.  

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Just Like Your Father

Tracy never knew her Father and she never knew that she even wanted to.

But one day fate handed her an opportunity.

Producer:  Rita Daniels

Pops Vox - Foo Mix

Stephanie Foo and Natalia Jaeger hit the streets  to ask the question, “What advice did your daddy ever give you?”

Produced by Stephanie Foo and Natalia Jaeger

Top Of The World - Father's Day

Forty years ago, Alan Sussman hitchhiked through India, Afghanistan and Nepal, before  climbing his way to a mountaintop temple called Tengboche Monastery, on the trail to Everest Base Camp.  
Last year, he asked his daughter, Snap Judgment producer Anna Sussman, to make the same trek with him, one last time.

Producer: Anna Sussman