New Saturday Program: NPR’s 'Snap Judgment'

Jul 22, 2015

NPR’s Snap Judgment comes to VPR on Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. beginning August 1, 2015.

Host and creator Glynn Washington describes the program as “storytelling with a beat”. Snap Judgment’s raw, intimate and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another's eyes. Each week is built around a theme as people from all walks of life tell us about “decisions that change everything.”

Snap Judgment replaces Spark from the CBC on VPR’s Saturday afternoon lineup. “VPR listeners have told us how much they enjoy storytelling programs like The Moth and This American Life,” said Franny Bastian, director of programming and production. “We think Snap Judgment will be a good addition to our Saturday lineup because it combines stories with a diversity of voices and themes that challenge listeners see the world through the eyes of another.”

Host and Executive Producer Glynn Washington created Snap Judgment after winning the 2008 Public Radio Talent Quest by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Before that, Washington 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 series of self portraits, released a blues album and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.