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Snap Judgment

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Rank #4 in Performing Arts category

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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.

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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.

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8476 Ratings
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Great pod

By ticklerlickler - May 29 2020
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Great pod, really enjoyed the 4/1/20 ep 👍👍 keep it up you rock!! 🙂💯

Best so ever?

By KR-R - May 22 2020
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I always enjoy Snap but this one is special.

iTunes Ratings

8476 Ratings
Average Ratings
7176
627
281
191
201

Great pod

By ticklerlickler - May 29 2020
Read more
Great pod, really enjoyed the 4/1/20 ep 👍👍 keep it up you rock!! 🙂💯

Best so ever?

By KR-R - May 22 2020
Read more
I always enjoy Snap but this one is special.
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Snap Judgment

Latest release on May 28, 2020

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Mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, and dramatic radio. Hosted by Glynn Washington.

Rank #1: Campfire Tales IV - Primal

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Border Bogeyman

Rocky Elmore used to work down by the border during long pitch-black nights in the desert. It was so dark you never knew who or what was out there.

Rocky’s previous story with Snap Judgment was The Phantom Border Patrol Agent.

For more stories of natural and supernatural happenings on the border, be sure to check out Rocky’s book, Out On Foot: Nightly Patrols and Ghostly Tales of A U.S. Border Patrol Agent and his website, RockyElmore.com

Tooki Man

Trekking in Indonesia, Ian and Stuart wander off the beaten path.  There, a broken man tells them he knows the way to magic . . .

The Trail of Polaroids

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

Past Life Detective

Detective Bob Snow could never have imagined that the toughest case of his entire career, would be an investigation into his own past....life.  Check out Bob Snow’s books here. 

Season 8 Episode 19

Sep 07 2017

52mins

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Rank #2: Head Games

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The human mind can play tricks on you... A father of five and devout Mormon is dragged into a world that upends everything he knows to be true. And a young man comes to terms with his mother’s profound mental illness.

STORIES

"Tracy: My Ride-or-Die"

When Adult ISH host Nyge Turner turned 17, he became the caretaker for his ride-or-die: Tracy. His mom.

This story was produced by YR Media's Adult ISH podcast (Mom ISH episode). 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 Radiotopia. Be sure to subscribe and listen here!

"A Short Stay In Hell"

A father of five and devout Mormon is dragged into a world that upends everything he knows to be true.

This story comes to us from Believable, a new podcast from Narratively about how our stories define who we are. Each episode dives into a personal, eye-opening story where narratives conflict and different perspectives about the truth collide.

Aug 29 2019

49mins

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Rank #3: After Glow

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V grew up hearing about her parent’s love story... but she never knew about the song behind it. Season 11 - Episode 13

May 01 2020

30mins

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Rank #4: Buds

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Weed brownies, firefighting, and friendship. It’s a 4/20 Snap Special! Amazing stories by friends, about the friend you did not expect. Season 11 - Episode 10

Apr 17 2020

37mins

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Rank #5: No One Calls Me Shooter

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When one couple learns that their teenage son has been identified as a potential school shooter, they do everything they can to prove that he’s not.

Bethany Barnes originally reported this story for The Oregonian - Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter

Producer: Nancy López

Season 10 Episode 12

Apr 25 2019

54mins

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Rank #6: The Lamb, the Lion, and the Fox

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A former journalist turned CIA agent goes undercover to flip an international arms dealer and stop a terrorist bombing.

Nov 07 2019

44mins

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Rank #7: Respawn

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A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his high school and gets personal with his principal's Twitter account. And night-shift doctor, Joe Sills, shares a story of life after death. 

STORIES 

Code Yellow 

A teenage hacker inspired by “Mr. Robot” takes on his principal, teachers, and the Board of Education.

This piece was adapted from the podcast, Darknet Diaries.

The Lazarus Effect 

A night-shift doctor, Joe Sills, shares a story of life after death. 

This story comes to us from the podcast, The Nocturnists.

Season 10 Episode 19 

Jul 11 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: I'm Your Man

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The voicemail message says someone from your past needs your help. Would you respond, if it meant getting involved in a murder trial?

Season 10 Episode 5

Feb 22 2019

49mins

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Rank #9: Operation Little Flower

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In a small Croatian town of Vukovar, some 200 people went missing. Years later, a group of investigators with The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia set out on an impossible task to find out who was responsible for these missing people.

Season 10 Episode 18

Jun 27 2019

26mins

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Rank #10: The Family Name

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Quiet is Best

When Julie Lindahl discovered that her grandfather had been an active member of the German SS, she decided to return to the scene of his crimes. But her grandmother made things difficult.

Producer: Erika Lantz

Like A House On Fire

Young Glynn is trying to keep up appearances at school, despite his family’s hardships. Then his house goes up in flames.

Performed live in Portland at Revolution Hall.

Music composed and performed: BELL'S ATLAS

Season 10 Episode 15

May 23 2019

48mins

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Rank #11: Finding Rebecca

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In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl.

This story was produced in collaboration with The New York Times.

Producers: Amy Roost and Anna Sussman

Season 8 Episode 31

Dec 07 2017

36mins

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Rank #12: Who's Your Mama - Pt 1 "#Waffle Woke"

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Comic Jen Kober tells the story of the mother she never expected to find, on a journey she never expected to take.

Performed live at The Paramount in Oakland. 

Music composed by Bells Atlas.

Season 10 Episode 13

May 09 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: Heaven's Gate

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It was both a tragedy and a punchline. The story behind a cult that changed the world. 

Season 10 Episode 3

Feb 01 2019

36mins

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Rank #14: Haenyeo

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A woman visits a faraway island to meet the last generation of Korea's mermaids. She comes away with an unexpected discovery about motherhood and about herself. Season 11 - Episode 8

Apr 09 2020

35mins

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Rank #15: The Pink Palace

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When your plane crashes in the Amazon Jungle on your honeymoon, do you take a raft down a river to continue on… or turn back? This epic romance turns into the ultimate test of survival. Season 11 - Episode 3

Feb 13 2020

48mins

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Rank #16: The Badlands

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For two years, ISIS fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. This is a story about a group of men and women from around the world who packed up their bags, flew into Iraq, and made their way to Mosul to try their hand at fighting ISIS back.

Season 9 Episode 14

Apr 19 2018

50mins

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Rank #17: Pt 1: The Search for No Name Aporva

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When 14-year-old Annaporva finally decides to ask her mother about her biological family a story so unexpected unravels - there’s kingpins, death threats, and Maneka Gandhi. Listen next week for Part Two of this story. Season 10 Episode 34 

Dec 12 2019

49mins

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Rank #18: Watching Over Mountain Village

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Mountain Village is an Alaska Native town in the middle of nowhere. One woman is the town’s only police officer and she alone is responsible for the safety of everyone there. Her track record is perfect until one day when she responds to a call that changes everything. This story discusses suicide and violence. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Season 11 - Episode 4

Feb 27 2020

49mins

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Rank #19: One Wrong Lie

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When a man is falsely accused of kidnapping a police officer, he tells a lie to set himself free. But that lie comes at an enormous cost.

Season 10 Episode 2

Jan 25 2019

27mins

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Rank #20: Campfire Tales VI - The Thin Place

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Martin is a paramedic. He has a gift for saving people’s lives. He also has another, darker, gift--one that he doesn’t want to use.

Produced by: Eliza Smith

Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

Artwork by: Sanaa Khan

Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all just download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com

Season 10 Episode 22

Aug 22 2019

31mins

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The Iron Curtain - Snap Classic

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At the height of the Cold War, Ulrike Poppe just might have been the most surveilled woman in the world. But it was only after the wall fell that things really got interesting. Snap Classic - Season 9 Episode 15

May 28 2020

38mins

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The Country Doctor

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A Muslim doctor moves his family to a small, rural, Midwestern town. To his surprise, they fit right in... and then came the 2016 presidential election. Season 11 - Episode 18

May 21 2020

58mins

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Lucky Penny - Snap Spotlights "The Truth"

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A son tries to make contact with his dad, who’s deteriorating in the throes of dementia. He makes new connections and discoveries, and as he says goodbye to his father, he is granted a long-awaited wish. Snap Judgment presents, “Lucky Penny,” a special spotlight on The Truth Podcast, from PRX’s Radiotopia.

May 15 2020

32mins

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Letters from Lockdown - Philippines, Greece, Michigan, Libya

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Some stories that seem the furthest away hit closest to home. Team Snap presents more lockdown advice from around the world, even from the places you least expect. Listen to the fifth installment of "Letters from Lockdown." Season 11 - Episode 16

May 13 2020

17mins

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Modern Family - Mother's Day Special

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When a little girl goes missing in the desert, one woman is driven to find her, no matter what. And a mother makes her own Ebola suit - MacGyver style - to save her son's life. Happy Mother's Day to all you Snap Moms! 

May 08 2020

37mins

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Letters from Lockdown - Liberia, Columbus, Chicago

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Who better to seek advice from than a mother? This week, Team Snap brings you the fourth installment of, "Letters from Lockdown,” featuring moms around the world. Happy Mother's Day to all the Snap Moms out there! Season 11 - Episode 14

May 06 2020

11mins

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After Glow

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V grew up hearing about her parent’s love story... but she never knew about the song behind it. Season 11 - Episode 13

May 01 2020

30mins

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Letters from Lockdown - Jericho, Rwanda, Brooklyn

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While most of the world continues to shelter-in-place, Team Snap brings you the third installment of, "Letters from Lockdown.” 

STORIES

Jericho

Osama Iliwat spent days in solitary confinement inside an Israeli prison during the First and Second Palestinian Intifadas. Learn how peace reached him in the midst of conflict.

Today, Osama runs a cell phone shop in Jericho, is a peace activist, and leads international tours in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He advocates for dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and speaks to international groups with an organization called Combatants for Peace

Rwanda

In the 90s, Eric Murangwa was the star goalkeeper of Rwanda’s most beloved football team, Rayon Sport. He was also a Tutsi - at the time when death squads were hunting Tutsis. Find out where - and with who - Eric took refuge.

Eric now runs a charity called Ishami Foundation, which brings people together through sport.  He’s currently raising money for vulnerable families affected by coronavirus during the genocide commemoration in Rwanda. Help him reach his goal

Brooklyn

Estee grew up in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn where her then-husband isolated her from friends, family, and activities for nearly two decades. Hear how Estee’s spirit could not be contained by four walls. 

Today, Estee lives in Jerusalem with her eight children and recently remarried a very kind man. She teaches Zumba Extreme at the Jerusalem YMCA. Hear more of Estee’s story in the Snap archives.

Thank you, Osama, Eric, and Estee 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

Artwork by Sanaa Khan

Digital Producer: Marisa Dodge

Season 11 - Episode 12

Our team is working quickly to put together more pieces of advice from people all over the world - stay tuned for more. And if you have advice from a past lockdown you’d like to share with Snap Nation - reach out to us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook - or email pitches@snapjudgment.org

The beat doesn’t happen without YOU. Support Snap storytelling... stories you won't hear anywhere else.

Apr 29 2020

13mins

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Letters from Lockdown - Guantánamo, Utah, and On the Run

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Team Snap proudly presents the second installment of, "Letters from Lockdown," featuring stories from people around the world who have experienced lockdown before. Season 11 - Episode 11

Apr 24 2020

12mins

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The Enlightenment Trap - Snap Classic

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A skeptical journalist fights freezing temperatures alongside a fitness guru to test the limits of his own mortality. Snap Classic: Season 8 - Episode 17

Apr 22 2020

29mins

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Buds

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Weed brownies, firefighting, and friendship. It’s a 4/20 Snap Special! Amazing stories by friends, about the friend you did not expect. Season 11 - Episode 10

Apr 17 2020

37mins

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Letters from Lockdown - Gaza, Myanmar, and at Sea

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These people from all around the world share a common thread… this isn’t their first lockdown. During quarantine, Team Snap is bringing you pieces of wisdom, hope, and defiance. Season 11 - Episode 9

Apr 15 2020

12mins

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Haenyeo

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A woman visits a faraway island to meet the last generation of Korea's mermaids. She comes away with an unexpected discovery about motherhood and about herself. Season 11 - Episode 8

Apr 09 2020

35mins

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Spooked - The Fog

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Blair can’t see his hands in front of his face. He can’t see the ground beneath his feet. He’s not in the dark: he’s in a thick cloud of fog. And then, a voice emerges from the mist. This story comes to us from Australia, the original Upside Down. Select Spooked episodes will be available across streaming platforms but ALL will be exclusively on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com

Apr 03 2020

26mins

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The Writing is on the Wall - Snap Classic

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When the scariest man in town is arrested for murder, only one lawyer is willing to represent him. Snap Classic: Season 6 - Episode 30

Apr 01 2020

30mins

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Borders Between Us

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Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. had a complicated relationship with his mother. But after she passed, he traveled across the world to try and make things better.

This story comes from Transom.org and was produced by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. and Jay Allison

Additional production by Pat Mesiti-Miller

Special thanks to Kadijatu Suma, Haja Suma, Fatima Rahman, Alimamy Conteh, Sheri Rickson, Lynn Levy and Gimlet Media. Thomas King, Brima Thomas, and Jartu Tejan-Thomas. Thanks also to Milo, Mason and Melissa Allison, Viki Merrick, Samantha Broun, Sydney Lewis, Rob Rosenthal, and WCAI and Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole Massachusetts.

Season 11 - Episode 7

The beat doesn’t happen without YOU. Support Snap storytelling... stories you won't hear anywhere else.

Mar 26 2020

40mins

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Zoo Nebraska

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The story of a chimpanzee and a man whose dream brought disaster to a small American town. This story details violence against animals. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Season 11 - Episode 6

Mar 19 2020

50mins

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Spooked - Isabelle

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Betsy keeps seeing a young girl at night in her room. She stands at the end of Betsy’s bed and stares at her. She comes back, over and over: night after night; year after year. Betsy knows she wants something, but she has to figure out what. Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked. Be afraid. All of the latest episodes are available only on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to LuminaryPodcasts.com. Season 4 - Episode 1

Mar 17 2020

34mins

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A Grenfell Story - Snap Spotlights "Have You Heard George's Podcast?"

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A young teacher's daily struggles provide the backdrop for a poetic re-imagining of a public tragedy in London. Snap spotlights the amazing "Have You Heard George's Podcast?" from BBC Sounds.  Season 11, Episode 5

Mar 11 2020

31mins

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The Real Black Klansman - Snap Classic

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A black detective in Colorado Springs infiltrates the KKK and finds himself face-to-face with David Duke, the Grand Wizard. And Daryl Davis is a boogie-woogie pianist who's played with Bill Clinton, Bruce Hornsby and Chuck Berry. But we wanted to talk to him about another group of his friends. Snap Classic - Season 8 Episode 9 

Mar 05 2020

40mins

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iTunes Ratings

8476 Ratings
Average Ratings
7176
627
281
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Great pod

By ticklerlickler - May 29 2020
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Great pod, really enjoyed the 4/1/20 ep 👍👍 keep it up you rock!! 🙂💯

Best so ever?

By KR-R - May 22 2020
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I always enjoy Snap but this one is special.