Run for It – Snap Classic

July 4, 2024
Two women are in a red race car, speeding around a corner.

A woman’s life changes forever when she decides to tell a secret that she’s kept for 23 years. The first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East is forced to find the center of gravity on and off the track. And a young boy makes waves in his family.


Racing Harold

Glynn races a rival for the ultimate prize.

Score and Sound Design by Pat Mesiti-Miller

The Secret Life of Katherine Ann Power

What happens when you decide to keep a secret for a really long time…And then, you decide to tell.

To learn more about Katherine’s experience, check out her book Doing Time: Papers from Framingham Prison

Produced by Adizah Eghan, original score by Renzo Gorrio

Speed Sisters

Marah is the best racer on the Speed Sisters team–the first all-female racing collective in the Arab world. That is, until Betty joins the team.

This story is a collaboration with Amber Fares, director of the documentary Speed Sisters.

Produced by Eliza Smith, sound production by Leon Morimoto

Translation and voice over: Amber Fares, as Marah. Jazmin Aguilera, as Betty. Avery Trufelman, as Maysoon. Mark Ristich, as Marah’s dad. Pat Mesiti-Miller, as Khaled.

The Boy Who Made Waves

Joe Blair is a pipe fitter in Iowa who writes in his spare time. He is the father of four, including one autistic son—Michael–who has been both a source of joy and a source of stress.

This story was brought to us by Modern Love: the Podcast, a collaboration between The New York Times and WBUR Boston. It takes essays from the paper’s popular Sunday column and matches them with top talent from the stage and screen. Mykelti Williamson, who played “Bubba” in Forrest Gump and most recently Gabriel in the Oscar-nominated film “Fences” reads Joe Blair’s essay “For The Boy Who Makes Waves.”

For more incredible stories of modern Love, go visit the Modern Love website and subscribe to their podcast.

Then check out Joe Blair’s memoir, By The Iowa Sea, about the joys and sorrows of life on the great plains. And if you haven’t already, go see Mykelti Williamson in Fences, directed by Denzel Washington.

Original score by Pat Mesiti-Miller

Episode artwork by Teo Ducot

Season 15 – Episode 30

Producer Credit:
Original Score: 

Teo Ducot

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