End Of The Line - Snap #519

It's an ALL-NEW Snap! This week on Snap Judgment from PRX and NPR, we proudly present... "End Of The Line." Amazing stories from those people who just don't know when to say quit.

The Fruit

Glynn's roommate Paul sees no boundaries in life... and that's about to become a problem.

Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller



Elephants are his religion, his best friend is a mind reader, and the enemy is closing in fast. The unbelievable tale from Vicki Croke about Elephant Bill and Bandoola in WWII.

To find out more about Bill and Bandoola’s story, make sure to pick up Vicki Croke’s book: Elephant Company  and check out her website http://vickicroke.com.

Producer: Nancy Lope
Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

Mojave Phone Booth

When Doc started calling a phone booth in the middle of the desert, he was sure no one would ever pick up.  But, oh, would they ever...

For more information on the Mojave Phone Booth, including an upcoming book all about it, visit Doc’s website deuceofclubs.com.  Special thanks to the documentary short “Mojave Mirage,” directed by Kaarina Cleverley Roberto.    

Producer: Joe Rosenberg

When The Parachute Failed

For David Hartsock and Shirley Dygert, their entire friendship was formed and put to the ultimate test in 30 seconds. That’s how long it took them to fall to the earth from a plane. Hartsock and Dygert tell the story of the day they met in the summer of 2009 on an airfield in Texas.

David and Shirley's story comes to us from the amazing radio series "Kind World," from WBUR, the NPR station in Boston. It's a special project started by Nathan Goldman sharing stories of kindness and the profound effect that one act can have on our lives. To learn more about Kind World go to WBUR.org

Producers: Lisa Tobin and Michael May