April 18, 2020

Amazing stories by friends, about the friend you did not expect.


Finding Your Tribe

While Glynn waits in a dispensary line, he has a realization about a new set of friends. 

Produced by Pat Mesiti-Miller 

Weed Brownies

At school, Alia Volz was a weird kid without a lot of friends. She had a secret… after school, she’d go home and help her mom make and sell weed brownies all over San Francisco. But one day, Alia discovered something about her mom’s business that turned her secret into a burden that was far more painful than she could have imagined. 

Thank you, Alia, for sharing your story with Snap! See more of Alia’s work.

Produced by Shaina Shealy, original score by Doug Stewart 

Up in Smoke

Firefighting runs through Nyge’s bloodline. But he had no idea what it would cost to pursue this family dream. 

This story was produced by YR Media‘s Adult ISH podcast. Adult ISH is a culture, advice, and storytelling show about #adulting, that is produced entirely by folks who are “almost adults”. It’s distributed by PRX’s RadiotopiaListen to more episodes of Adult ISH and subscribe here.

Produced by Nyge Turner and Davey Kim, sound design by Clay Xavier, Marcel Angelo, and Davey Kim 

Letters from Lockdown: Gaza, Myanmar, and the Bay Area

In other parts of the world, the concept of lockdown isn’t new at all “” being forced to stay inside a room, a building, or a closed territory is a familiar experience. What can we learn from people who have been under lockdown before, whether in a war zone, in prison or another setting?

During quarantine, Team Snap is bringing you pieces of wisdom, hope, and defiance from people who have experienced lockdown.


Majd Waheidi has lived through war and siege in Gaza. She found a way to drown out the sounds of rockets with her own voice. Follow Majd on Twitter


Nandar is from a village in Shan State, in Northern Myanmar. At fourteen, she was sent to a menstruation hut when she got her first period. Her lockdown lasted five days, but changed her forever. To learn more about Nandar’s activism in Myanmar, check out her organization Purple Feminist Group. 

At Sea

Martin Machado works on container ships and is at sea for up to six months at a time. Old tarps and messages in bottles are just a few things Martin uses to stay creative. Check out Martin’s artwork.

Thank you, Majd Waheidi, Nandar, and Martin Machado, for sharing your stories with us!

Produced by Shaina Shealy, Naomi Zeveloff, Liz Mak, and Anna Sussman

Music by Renzo Gorrio, additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller

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