Snap Judgment is the storytelling phenomenon electrifying audiences nationwide. Created by Glynn Washington, produced by WNYC, and launched on NPR stations five years ago, Snap delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative — daring audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. Snap Judgment LIVE features the world’s finest storytellers, on stage, backed by Snap Judgment band.
We ask Snap storytellers to dig deep, and marvel as they create magic. Snap Judgment crafts powerful multi-platform experiences (radio, stage, screen, web) that deliver raw, intimate narratives — giving audiences a glimpse into the lives of a stranger.
Snap Judgment is heard weekly on over 365 public radio stations, and downloaded over two million times a month. The Atlantic magazine hailed Snap’s Glynn Washington as “the first African American (NPR) host to swing a big cultural stick, the first who seems likely to become a public-radio superstar on the order of Glass or Garrison Keillor…”
Ira Glass wrote, “As a host, Glynn Washington has chops that I and (Jad) Abumrad and (Garrison) Keillor don’t even dream of…”
Before Snap Judgment, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self-portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.