Bloodlines - Snap #514

You know them. You are them and they are you. Until one day, you don't know them at all. On the next Snap Judgment, from PRX and NPR, we proudly present "Bloodlines."


The Bigger Brothers

High school shop class, “The War - Big Country versus The King of Pop.” Glynn takes on the Bigger Brothers in an electrifying battle of David against two Goliaths.

Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Baby Steps

When you are trapped inside a jail of your own making the only liberator up to the task is a fellow prisoner.

Joshua Walters is a performer who explores language, creativity, beatboxing and madness. Learn more at

Producer: Mark Ristich
Sound Design: Leon Morimoto

The Phantom Twin

Christa and her twin sister, Cara, did everything they could to set themselves apart - they wore different styles of clothes, pursued different careers, listened to different music. But when tragedy struck and Christa found herself without her other half, the lengths she went to to get close to her sister were beyond incredible.

Christa Parravani is a writer and photographer. For more on her life before and after her twin sister, check out her memoir, Her.

Producer: Nancy López

Two Bowls

From the Risk storytelling podcast comes a story by Christine Lee of love and sustenance in North Korea.

For more incredible storytelling from Risk.

Producer: Kevin Allison of Risk