Kassem Eid had spent two years living in a city under siege. After he and his neighbors took part in the protests during the Arab Spring in 2011, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad began to punish towns like Kassem’s. His forces bombed them, surrounded them, and starved them. That’s when Kassem decided to fight back. Thank you so much to Kassem Eid for sharing his story with us. Kassem was recently accepted into Columbia University. You can check out his new book, “My Country,” out now. Find him on twitter at @qzakarya. My Country: https://www.amazon.com/My-Country-Syrian-Kassem-Eid/dp/1408895129 Kassem's Twitter: https://twitter.com/qzakarya&sa=D&source=hangouts&ust=1544301254388000&usg=AFQjCNGBUwCTY7WnP6cDpq8JEGS1WwYqGg Producer: Liz Mak Original Score: Leon Morimoto
When Jack Boyles signed up for the Navy in the early 1960s he was excited to work aboard the USS Shangri-La. As the ship’s only yeoman he had access to top secret information so he knew before most people why the ship was docked off of Cuba. But little did he know what was in store for him. Producer: Nancy López Original Score: Leon Morimoto
STORIES THE BEST LITTLE SWIMMER Terry Galloway is ten years old and absolutely hot for summer camp. The only problem is, her family can’t afford it. But after she fails a hearing test at school, Terry learns that she is deaf -- and also eligible to attend The Lions Camp for Crippled Children, a summer camp that is free to kids with disabilities. The summer of 1960, just got way more exciting. Terry Galloway is a writer, director, and performer for stage, radio, and film. For more about Terry’s childhood in Texas, check out her book Mean Little Deaf Queer. Producer: Adizah Eghan Original Score: Leon Morimoto THE DOG THAT WENT AROUND THE WORLD The story of the first dog to travel around the world (and refuse a free steak). For more information on Owney's travels, be sure to check out the Post Office Museum's interactive map. But brace yourself, there's a lot of pins... Producer: Joe Rosenberg Original Score: Leon Morimoto QUAKE CITY HERO In 1989, an enormous earthquake struck the Bay Area. One of Oakland’s major arteries, the Cypress Freeway, collapsed. And one guy, a local Oaklander, left his home, and dove into the wreckage to save lives. This story is produced by Liam Donoghue, host and producer of the podcast East Bay Yesterday. If you want to hear about Bruce Lee's most notorious fight, or Oakland's oldest soul food cook, or grizzly bears, you can find the show here. Co-production by Eliza Smith Sound design by Davey Kim Producer: Liam Donoghue and Eliza Smith
When the man in charge of a small, insular northern Ohio town wreaks havoc on his followers, a young boy with a passion for good hair trys to clean up the mess Producer: Shaina Shealy Original Score: Leon Morimoto
What do you do when you are trying to give birth... in the middle of a wildfire? Nicole Veum is interviewed live by producer April Demobosky for "The Fire Tapes" The Fire Tapes is a collaboration between KQED's "The Bay" and Snap Judgment for the Coal + Ice Festival in San Francisco. Producers: Sukey Lewis, Mark Ristich and Jeremy Siegel.
The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a house with a haunted history. But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto
The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right. Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Original Score: Leon Morimoto
The Birds: As a little boy in Richmond Virginia, raising pigeons, Ray Christian made a friend with the same hobby. But there was something mysterious about Ray’s new pal. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto
The Birds: As a little boy in Richmond Virginia, raising pigeons, Ray Christian made a friend with the same hobby. But there was something mysterious about Ray’s new pal. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right. Producer: Jazmin Aguilera Original Score: Leon Morimoto The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a house with a haunted history. But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto
It's that time of year again. Snap Judgment proudly presents "Spooked IX: Trapped." THE IRON GATE An American sniper shooter takes over an empty house in Baghdad and encounters the one threat he is powerless against. When Dallas Sanchez was stationed in Iraq, he saw danger every single day. But one night on patrol, when his small kill team took over a house in Baghdad, an unseen force had a message for them: Get. Out. Producer: Anna Sussman Original Score: Leon Morimoto Get 13 all-new episodes of Spooked Season 2 at Spookedpodcast.org.
Pro rock climbers Jason Smith and Tommy Caldwell know a thing or two about dangerous even life threatening adventures, but when they go on an expedition to the famous Yellow Wall in Kyrgyzstan, their lives were threatened in a whole new way. Check out more about Jason “Singer” Smith at his website jasonsingersmith.com And be sure to check out Tommy Caldwell’s book “The Push” available now as well as the movie The Dawn Wall. For more details on the kidnapping read Greg Child’s book “Over The Edge." Producer: Jazmin Aguilera and Luke Quinton Original Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio
What if you had two choices. Either risk death, or start over in a completely new life. Now imagine you had to make that decision for your child. Check out more of Amy Roost’s work here and her podcast Fury here.https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fury/id1420225706 Read Amy Roost’s article on what may have caused each of her children to have brain malformations in Dame Magazine. https://www.damemagazine.com/ Producer:Amy Roost, Anna Sussman. Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
When Mansoor Adayfi was 19 years old, he was shipped to Guantanamo Bay detention center. He had no idea where he was or why he was there. But he was held there for 14 years. During that time, Mansoor attended informal marriage classes held by a fellow inmate and began writing love letters despite never having been in love. Mansoor is currently writing a memoir about his time at Guantanamo. You can read his writing here.https://www.mansooradayfi.com/ This story was produced and edited by Sarah Geis, Cristal Duhaime and Mira Burt-Wintonick for the CBC podcast, Love Me. It was mixed by Cristal Duhaime. Producer: Mira Burt-Wintonick , Cristal Duhaime and Sarah Geis
What if your whole life was reduced to fifteen minute phone calls with the outside world. What would you do? What would you say in those fifteen minutes? Producer: Anna Clausen Original Score: Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir
At some point in everyone's life, you have to stand up and say something, something from deep inside. On the next all-NEW Snap..."Love Lessons".
In the mid-70s, Conan was hired to direct and produce a nature documentary. But he wanted to do something more ambitious. The film he made became one of the most infamous movies ever, but his success came with deadly consequences. Special thanks to our film consultants, Spencer Parsons and Todd Wieneke. Producer: John Fecile Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
When you’re a safari guide on the Zambezi River, you always know that things could go horribly wrong. You can find Paul Templer’s memoir here.http://www.paultempler.com/pauls-book/ Producer: Erika Lantz Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Featuring a new story from the "Real Black Klansman" Detective Ron Stallworth. On the next Snap...we're going face to face with "The Klan." Includes a bonus Snap Classic story from boogie-woogie pianist Daryl Davis, author of "Klan-Destine Relationships."
In the late seventies, Ron Stallworth joined the KKK...as a black man. How? Read more about Ron’s undercover operations in his book -- Black Klansman Producer and Sound Design: Davey Kim http://www.amazon.com/Black-Klansman-Ron-Stallworth-ebook/dp/B00KC0GTIA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417644455&sr=8-1&keywords=black+klansman
"Mirror Touch" - As a medical school student, Joel Salinas was obsessed with the human brain. But as soon as he got to work, his own senses began to turn on him. Joel Salinas is a neurologist at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology. He is the author of Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain "What Accent?" - When Ellen Spencer was released from the hospital after a mysterious stroke-like episode her voice would never be the same again. "The Bat Boy and the Pine Tar Game" - Every baseball fan has heard of the superstar hitter George Brett and his infamous Pine Tar Game…but have you heard of the bat boy’s version?