This week on Snap, we drop into the world of a hostage negotiator as he attempts to free an American journalist being held captive.
Big thanks, Mickey Bergman, for sharing this story! Mickey’s book about his negotiations will be published by Hachette’s Center Street soon.
This story comes to us from our friends at The Negotiators. The Negotiators is hosted by Jenn Williams, and is a partnership between Doha Debates and Foreign Policy.
Yes, there are more stories on The Negotiators podcast. Each episode features the story of a dramatic negotiation! If you like this episode, find The Negotiators on your favorite podcast app.
Dan Ephron, Executive Editor of Podcasts at Foreign Policy, produced this episode. Laura Rosbrow-Telem is the show's senior producer. The Negotiators' team includes Japhet Weeks, Rob Sachs, Rosie Julin, Claudia Teti, Jigar Mehta, and Amjad Atallah. Thanks to Nelufar Hedayat, Govinda Clayton and James Wolley for helping create the show with Doha Debates.
Original music by Dirk Schwarzhoff. Snap Editorial support from Nancy Lopez. Artwork by Teo Ducot.
Season 13 - Episode 59
The 2022 Gratitude Special
It’s time people. We all need to push the chair back from the supper table, look around and remember who we are grateful for. This week on Snap, when a pillar of the community goes missing, the people rally to show their love. But maybe our hero... is still alive?
We are grateful to tell stories and we are deeply thankful for you Snap Nation! For all the love and support you have shown our Snap Fam, thank you. We’re sending good vibes to you and yours!
Thanks to, Tammerlin Drummond, for helping tell Willie’s story. Rest in Power Willie!
Produced by Adizah Eghan, additional tape from Bo Walsh
Original score by Renzo Gorrio, additional music from Doug Stuart
Video used in story provided by user ritchhazel on YouTube.
Artwork by Teo Ducot
Season 13 - Episode 58
Jorge, Gina y Dante
Dante is just looking for a haircut in Guadalajara and then he meets Jorge. He's always wanted to meet a trans person… older than him. But once they start talking, Dante can't believe his ears.
This episode contains sexual references, sensitive listeners please be advised.
Thank you, Dante and Jorge, for sharing your story!
The Spanish version of this episode is available at CUIR: Historias Disidentes, a non-fiction podcast that showcases stories from the Latinx LGBTQ+ community and from people who challenge the way we think about love, identity, sex and pleasure. You can listen to more CUIR episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts and on the CUIR website: https://estonoesradio.mx/programas/cuir
Jorge was voiced by Terry Holiday, one of the most prominent trans actresses in Mexico. You can read more about Terry in this Vice article (in Spanish).
Produced by Erick Yáñez, edited by Nancy López
Reported by Dante Ureta, original score by Renzo Gorrio
Episode art by Teo Ducot
Season 13 - Episode 57
The Soundtrack of Silence - Snap Classic
When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way.
Thank you, Matt Hay, for sharing your story! A version of this story aired on KQED’s Q’ed Up.
Produced by April Dembosky
Sound Design by April Dembosky, Leon Morimoto & Renzo Gorrio
Artwork by Mark Fiore
Snap Classic – Season 13 - Episode 56
The League of Impersonators
When Umid Isabaev is trapped behind enemy lines, he gets help… from two of the world’s most dangerous men.
This story contains some strong language. Sensitive listeners, please be advised.
Thank you, Umid, for sharing your story with Snap!
Thanks to Ethan Herschenfeld who voiced Umid’s words, and to, Mars Lipowski, who was the voice of Steve Poland. BIG thanks as well to our translators for this piece, Muhitdin Ahunhodjaev and Magdalena Balz.
Want more from the Kim Jong Un Look-alike? Check out his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Trying to hear from the Putin Look-alike? Visit his website.
The three fake heads of state reunited recently in Poland for a magazine photo shoot! We have a link to that photo on our website and it will also be posted on our social media accounts.
Produced by John Fecile & Anne Ford, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot
Season 13 - Episode 55