Look Back 2011 - Snap 231

This year, one person after another rocked an amazing tale on Snap Judgment.  This week, we "Look Back" at the storytellers that made us see the world in a whole different way . . .

From PRX and NPR, Snap Judgment proudly presents, “The Look Back Episode.”  Get the podcast!


It was New Year's Eve 1999 and Glynn gets the call from his mother. "We are in the deacon's basement.  The Apocalypse is Nigh!"   

Xiao Xiao

When Cindy adopted a four year old girl from China, there was a lot the two didn’t understand about each other.

Find out about Cindy’s story (and her books) at CindyChampnella.com.

Producer: Anna Sussman

Sound Design:  Pat Mesiti-Miller

Radioactive Boy Scout

David was a high school kid who thought that he could change the world by pioneering the development of nuclear energy. But he didn’t want to wait until graduation -- David figured he'd start his nuclear reactor at the age of 15.

Ken Silverstein is an investigative journalist based in D.C.  He wrote the book, The Radioactive Boy Scout, upon which this story is based.  Thanks also to Harper’s Magazine and Emile Klein for this story.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Chicken Run

 One day in the third grade  little Glynn got exactly what he wanted . . .


Get Right With Your God

Donald Cabana thought he understood his job as prison warden, but never knew it would cost so much . . .


Producer: Anna Sussman

River Rescue

Keavy Neff thought he had it bad until he heard a man's cry for help in the Spokane River and knew that only he could help someone worse off than him. 

Produced by Mark Ristich and Pat Mesiti-Miller



Song Playlist

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*start times for songs are from the first word of the story.

Josh Healey - Coming Out Straight

When Josh Healey enters into a new relationship, he’s got a lot of explaining to do at home . . .

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