Rank #1: Campfire Tales IV - Primal
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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
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
Rank #2: Head Games
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.
"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
Rank #3: After Glow
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
Rank #4: Buds
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
Rank #5: No One Calls Me Shooter
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
Rank #6: The Lamb, the Lion, and the Fox
A former journalist turned CIA agent goes undercover to flip an international arms dealer and stop a terrorist bombing.
Nov 07 2019
Rank #7: Respawn
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.
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
Rank #8: Operation Little Flower
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
Rank #9: The Family Name
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
Rank #11: Who's Your Mama - Pt 1 "#Waffle Woke"
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
Rank #12: Heaven's Gate
It was both a tragedy and a punchline. The story behind a cult that changed the world.
Season 10 Episode 3
Feb 01 2019
Rank #13: Haenyeo
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
Rank #14: The Pink Palace
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
Rank #15: The Badlands
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
Rank #16: Watching Over Mountain Village
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
Rank #17: One Wrong Lie
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
Rank #18: Campfire Tales VI - The Thin Place
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
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Season 10 Episode 22
Aug 22 2019