Crash and Burn - Snap #621

On the next Snap..."Crash and Burn." Riveting stories from people who pushed it to the limit.

Snap Judgment, storytelling with a BEAT.

Lake Chronicopia


Dale Bard was a young rock climber in Yosemite in the 1970s. Back then, rock climbing was an obscure passion, endeavoured by only the most daring and intrepid young adventurers. But these young adventurers needed a way to eat and buy meager supplies. And they came across the most unbelievable cash cow you’ve ever heard of.

Producer: Julia Dewitt and Anna Sussman


Lucky 8-Ball


Every week, without fail, Jupiter Diego and his wife would go to couples therapy and then treat themselves to a nice dinner out. But on this particular evening things didn’t go exactly as planned.

This story was adapted from Whit Missildine’s podcast This Is Actually Happening, featuring stories about what happens when everything changes. You can listen to episodes on their website or subscribe to their podcast on iTunes.

 

For more, check out Jupiter’s website: http://www.jupiterdiego.com/


Producer: Whit Missildine


Trading Places




When Jared Dillian was 23, working for the coast guard, scanning the sea’s horizon he had his sights set on only one thing: getting to Wall Street and becoming a stud trader. What he didn’t know was how much it would cost him.

To learn about Jared’s other exploits on Wall Street make sure to pick up a copy of his book - Street Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers. You can also check out his financial newsletter, The Daily Dirtnap - http://www.dailydirtnap.com/

 

Producer: Nancy López

Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio