The Stranger - Snap #401

From PRX and NPR Snap Judgment proudly presents "The Stranger." Amazing stories about secret identities, hidden histories, and forgotten love . . .

Off the Books


What do you do when the person you love most turns out to be someone you do not know at all?

Story: Glynn Washington
Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller


Fugitive Soccer Mom

We all have secrets from our past.  And sometimes, no matter how hard we try, those secrets come back to find us. Marie Walsh found out the hard way.

To hear more about her experience, check out her book, A Tale of the Two LIves: The Susan LeFevre Fugitive Story.

Producer: Julia Dewitt

Keeping Hope Alive

How does a man’s own son become a stranger? Listen to Stephen Rochelle’s story from the amazing program Strangers, supported by KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

Check it out at . . .

Produced by Lea Thau, edited by Anna Sussman with Sound Design by Stephanie Foo.



After arriving home from work, Douglas Leach saw a Polaroid lying on his front step.  He picked it up. 
He shouldn't have . . .

Producer: Mark Ristich

Damien Jurado - Mixtape Master

Renowned singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has an unlikely encounter with a stranger who would go on to become the biggest name in rock.

Check out his Damien Jurado's album "Maracopa."

Producers: Stephanie Foo and Julia Dewitt


Amnesiac Love

James and Molly’s lives would never be the same after the accident. Or... maybe they would.

Producer: Nick van der Kolk

Dad, at Last

Barry Michels’ father reveals the reasons behind a lifetime of estrangement, in the most unlikely manner. Check out Barry Michel’s best selling book, The Tools.

Producer: Anna Sussman