Magic Doors - Snap #110

Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington chases the inexplicable on a magical mystery tour through India, Morocco, Indonesia, and Senegal - before finally crashing into his own midwestern roots.

Miracle Monk

1943.  Southern India.  A young mother rocks her feverish child.  She weeps, fearing he won't make it through the night. The Mother hears a knock on the door.  A young monk, robes tattered, whispers, "If someone, anyone, agrees to take the boy's illness as their own . . . I can save his life."

The Caliph's House

Sick and tired of the London rat race, writer Tahir Shah decides to move his whole family to an old Caliph's mansion in Morocco.  Turns out, the mansion teems with angry djinn--genies and spirits, oh my. And they ain't leaving without a fight.


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Grandfather's Road

A young Bay Area poet, Josh Healey, rocks a story of a near-death experience and an unexpected visit from his grandfather.

Dear Jack

In a rural South Carolina farmhouse during WW2, a woman wakes up in the middle of the night with a premonition about her husband fighting overseas.  She writes a letter to warn him, but mail runs slow during wartime . . .

Tooki Man

Trekking in Indonesia, Ian and Stuart wander off the beaten path.  There, a broken man tells them he knows the way to magic . . .


Snap Judgment regular contributor Jeff Greenwald can't decide what he wants from Africa - but he finds it anyway.


Devil's Water

Attempting to dig the family well in rural Michigan, Glynn's family comes up dry - until Daddy cuts a deal with the Devil . . .

Magic Doors Full Episode

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