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Bring incredible stories to life "Snap Style." Support the award-winning radio show that dares listeners to see the world in a new way.
4,744 backers pledged $208,925 to help bring this project to life.

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Snap Judgment is a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We take listeners on a narrative journey to explore the decisions that define lives. We focus on mixing killer beats with real drama to produce cinematic, dramatic radio. 

Expect to go somewhere you have never been. Expect magic. Expect to put on someone else’s skin. Expect to feel. Snap storytellers don’t just tell you a tale; they drop you into THEIR world.

Campaign Ends THIS Friday: 

Stretching for New $200,000 Goal

Snap ain't free. If you want the biggest, baddest, Season Six of Snap -- complete with Storytellers, Sound Designers, Writers, Musicians, Fire-eaters, Raconteurs, and Regular Folk -- We are offering great gifts along with the stories that rock your world. 

Let 'em know you live your story . . . with a BEAT. 

Now, we're stretching for $200,000 in order to make some much-needed upgrades for our tiny team. 

We hear you! Snappas want MORE cities for Snap LIVE, DEEPER stories, and more KILLER beats -- and we aim to please!  

Additional support will allow us to create "Snap BEATBox," letting listeners inside the mix -- to know exactly what songs you're hearing. It will also allow us to send you original music mixes!  

We also want to hire a fiction editor, to bring you more of the stories you dig.  

And I wanna send Snap Producers after the story -- no matter where the story goes. Your support makes it possible for Snap's "Little Engine That Could" to find and craft stories that no one thought were possible.  

Let's make our mark in Kickstarter history to grab the attention of those traditional radio stations to make even more magic happen.

Snap in the News:

“Snap Judgment, Washington’s fast-paced, music-heavy, ethnically variegated take on the public-radio story hour, has spread like left-end-of-the-dial kudzu” - The Atlantic

"Stories that make you laugh. Stories that make you cry. Stories that refuse to tell you what they mean, but linger, the emotional bells they ring echoing long after Washington’s voice closes out the show, the individuals they introduce populating a new American landscape like a raucous band of ghosts, insisting that their stories, even if they aren’t mainstream stories or white stories or manicured to fit the expectations of NPR listeners, matter just the same. - The Daily Beast

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https://www.youtube.com/user/SnapJudgment

15-year-old Noah St. John electrifies the Snap Judgment Live audience:

Jamie DeWolf brings a crowd to its knees in this moving performance:

Rewards for Backers:

$250 VIP TICKETS + BACKSTAGE + AFTERPARTY
Get Snap Judgment LIVE VIP / Afterparty Tickets October 24/25, 2014 in San Francisco, OR wherever we happen to land in the next year
Get Snap Judgment LIVE VIP / Afterparty Tickets October 24/25, 2014 in San Francisco, OR wherever we happen to land in the next year

$200 PERSONALIZED BEDTIME STORY

Have YOUR name written into an original bedtime story backed by an original Snap beat!
Have YOUR name written into an original bedtime story backed by an original Snap beat!

$100 OFFICIAL HOODIE

The best, softest zip-up hoodies from American Apparel - Snap them up before they're gone!
The best, softest zip-up hoodies from American Apparel - Snap them up before they're gone!

$75 AND ABOVE: SPOOKY STORY COMPETITION

That's right! ANYONE who pledges $75 or more can enter our competition to hear their story read on the Snap Judgment Halloween Podcast! Click here to snag a T-Shirt/Video Download combo to get you to that level!
That's right! ANYONE who pledges $75 or more can enter our competition to hear their story read on the Snap Judgment Halloween Podcast! Click here to snag a T-Shirt/Video Download combo to get you to that level!

$50 OFFICIAL T-SHIRT

Featuring Original Artwork from Award-Winning Artist Sirron Norris
Featuring Original Artwork from Award-Winning Artist Sirron Norris

$30 BEST OF SNAP JUDGMENT LIVE! VIDEO DOWNLOAD

Get our "Best Of" and watch Snap Judgment anytime, anywhere!
Get our "Best Of" and watch Snap Judgment anytime, anywhere!

STICKERS - With Every T-Shirt Order!

Stick Snap Stickers Anywhere (on anybody!) Alert The Coffeeshop Crowd That You Snap BOTH Ways.
Stick Snap Stickers Anywhere (on anybody!) Alert The Coffeeshop Crowd That You Snap BOTH Ways.

$5 SNAP JUDGMENT RING TONE 

 Check out this beat!

$4,500 UNDERWRITING SPOT/SHOUT-OUT

Does your company want to reach the half million listeners that download the podcast each week? Do you want to hear Glynn's sultry voice read your slogan out loud? Well, then we're offering a special rate to groups and firms who support us now for Season 6. Be sure to email ads@snapjudgment.org first to make sure your message adheres to public radio underwriting guidelines and Snap Judgment standards. 

Snap Judgment Touches Lives

"Snap is something my teenager and I can enjoy together -- thanks for giving us something to share in the car!" - Judith Ratcliffe

"During college through today this show has kept me going through so many late nights and grueling projects. I honestly don't know how I'd do it without y'all." - Magenna Brink

"You have made me laugh, cry, and experience the whole gamut of emotions since the inception of the show. I adore you guys and the hard work you put in to create this experience. Happy to be a snapper and a backer!!!" - Stephanie Epstein

"Fantastic show. I'm a relatively new dad (he's 14 months now), and I can tell you when you spend 5 - 10 hours a week pushing strollers, hauling bike trailers, and playing in sand boxes you need a Glynn Washington shouting in your ear to keep you in it to win it :) Thanks Glynn!" - Greg Austic

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Risks and challenges

Snap was born of love, and we have balanced on a razor's edge since the very beginning. Your contribution goes directly toward making the most amazing season of Snap the world has ever known. Together, we've surmounted the obstacles before, and created the first five seasons of Snap. Let's do it again.

Reward fulfillment is always a tough challenge for a small group that specializes in making radio, not shipping t-shirts, but we're going to be completely transparent about getting the swag all the way to your door.

Rock the Kickstarter, and keep Snap Snappin'!

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    The Snap LIVE Ringtone! Get happy over and over and over and over and over again. It's the jam that lets you know whoever's on the line has a story to tell.

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    Tote The Tote. Be the envy of your farmer's market with the Snap Judgment Tote Bag. Those heirloom tomatoes and English cucumbers never had it so good! Yeah, you can have the ringtone, to call attention to your new tote.

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    You've seen them on the internets. Now hang your favorite Snap Poster right above the mantle! In living color, baby.

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    Best of Snap LIVE! Video download. Be one of the first to see, hear, and experience our most popular Snap Judgment LIVE performances, all on one special edition video download. Including the incomparable Noah St. John, Joyce Lee, James Judd, and more!

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    Rock the Runway with the Snap Judgment T-Shirt! (Specially Designed by Award-winning Artist, Sirron Norris.) We even throw in TWO Snap stickers, so you can go Snap Slap Happy.

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    Scary but TRUE... Spooky Story Competition + Snap Judgment T-Shirt & Video Download:
    Send us your scariest TRUE story! Finalists will be chosen by our expert Producer team and the scariest 3 stories will be put up on our Facebook page to be voted on. The scariest story will be read by Glynn on our annual "Spooked" Podcast in October! Stories are due Oct. 17, Top Three announced the following week, and the winner declared by 10/24. Even if you don't want to participate, everyone will get a sweet Snap Judgment T-shirt and a video of "The Best of Snap Judgment LIVE"!

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    Sport the Snap "It's Cold Outside" Hoodie, Playa! Look good while warding off that wind chill. Also get three Snap Stickers to slap anywhere (on anybody) you wish.

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    Personalized Bedtime Story Created by the Snap Judgment team, with YOUR name (or any name you want) in it! We'll record an original story backed by an original Snap Judgment beat. There'll be nothing else like it in the world! We'll also give you the Snap Judgment Ringtone and Video Download of the Best of Snap Judgment LIVE Performances. We'll contact you as we get close to recording time to get the name.

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    Grab the Snap Pac Goodie Bag (now you're outfitted!) Show off the Snap Hoodie, the Snap T-shirt, three Snap posters, five Snap stickers, and the Snap Tote!! Wear / carry everything at the same time for added Snap status.

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    Date Night Extraordinaire! Get crazy points with your honey when they discover you've got two VIP Snap LIVE tix with backstage passes! Join Team Snap in the middle of last minute frenzy. Glynn might even cuss you out!

    See the show, then get your drink on at a special invite-only afterparty with the best storytellers in the world.

    We're rocking a show in San Francisco, October 25th & 26th, 2015, but your tix are good for wherever we happen to land for the next year.

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    Personalized Bedtime Story + Snap Judgment T-shirt + Ringtone + Video Download of the Best of Snap Judgment LIVE Performances
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    2 VIP Tickets + Backstage Passes + Afterparty + 2 T-Shirts + 2 Stickers = One Stellar Date Night! Includes everything in the "Date Night" Pack plus Two T-Shirts and stickers to bring home! Join Team Snap in the middle of last minute frenzy. See the show, then get your drink on at a special invite-only afterparty with the best storytellers in the world. We're rocking a show in San Francisco, October 25th & 26th, 2014, but your tix are good for wherever we happen to land for the next year.

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    Your Name In Lights! Hear your name "

    " read into the credits of a national Snap Judgment broadcast (right after "the Uber-Producer" and before "Will Urbina.")

    Fame and fortune will certainly follow, as attractive people seek your company to discover your secret.

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    Be a Snap Judgment Producer for a day! Come to the office in Oakland CA, chime in during the story meeting, listen to the rough cut of whatever we're working on, hear Glynn drop Snap in the studio, go out to lunch with us, and take home a Snap Goodie bag of swag. You have to get yourself here and find a place to stay. We'll select several dates between now and next year for you to choose from to make it fit your schedule.

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    Snap Your LIFE. We do an interview with whomever you choose, and then we produce their story, Snap Style! Perfect for the person who has everything, cause they most certainly don't have this!

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    Underwriting Spot/Dedication: one 30-second spot from your company or group, read by Glynn on the Snap Judgment podcast - downloaded by a half million listeners each week. Note: this is a special rate for Kickstarter supporters only. Message must adhere to public radio underwriting guidelines and Snap Judgment Standards. We'll even ship a Snap Judgment t-shirt your way. Email to discuss details: ads@snapjudgment.org

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