Lost In Translation - Snap #225

This week, Snap Judgment proudly presents stories from people, who for one reason or another, couldn't quite get their point across . . .  

Last of the Yugoslavs


In Belgrade, Jonathan discovers that you can remove a man from a country, but you can never remove the country from the man.

Jonathan Groubert hosts the wonderful storytelling program, "The State We're In", from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. The show plays around the globe these days, but if you can't find it, check them out at TSWI.org

Producers: Anna Sussman, Mark Ristich


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


Tongues in Training


A young devotee tries a little too hard to become the Lord's microphone.

Jamie DeWolf is an Oakland based storyteller and performer.  Hear more of his stories at JamieDeWolf.com. 

Written and performed by Jamie DeWolf.

Scored by Stephanie Foo.


Reel Life


The only thing Simon Lewis ever wanted to do was to make movies. But when he found himself lost in a tragic script, his only option was to write himself out.

Simon wrote a fantastic book about his experience called Rise and Shine.

Simon's TED talk is also worth checking out.

Thanks to Chris Colin’s magnificent piece, "Blindsight," in The Atavist on which this radio story is based.

Additonal thanks to the Rumpus.

Producer: Stephanie Foo


Wine Chaser


Some people know not to fool around in strangers' wine cellars.

Alexander Labinov never got that memo.


Producers: Jamie DeWolf and Renzo Gorrio



Dance Dance Revolution


Michelle Joyce is just starting out in the world of belly dancing when she gets an invitation to perform at a big show in India.

Problem is, it involves one "small" lie . . .

Producer: Anna Sussman