The Story - Episode 113

We've all got those stories that we tell ourselves to get by. Sometimes they're rooted in truth, other times...not so much. This week, Snap Judgment examines inner storytelling and how we use it to make sense of the world around us.

Listen to the songs we used in this episode here:

Indonesian Psychic Surgery

Glynn Washington let chance set his course, and followed a new friend home to his Indonesian village.  All was well.  Drink, discovery, and friendship reign--until Glynn questioned The Most Important Thing to him.

Written by Glynn Washington. Produced by Mark Ristich and Stephanie Foo


Rita Daniels loved her sister.  Really.  She loved her.  But they were two different people and sometimes people grow apart, right? 

Then Rita got the phone call no sister ever wants to hear.   

Produced by Rita Daniels 

Living Biblically

Tejero’s reading of Christianity demanded he practice “polygyny”, the act of having more than one female partner. And Tejero did what God told him to do, no matter what persecution he faced.  He was desperate for a community that would accept him and help him preach. But you have to be careful about who you let tell your story.

Produced by Stephanie Foo

So Embarrassed

For Jeff Greenwald, Tibet was a transcendentalist paradise. The people, the food, and the breathtaking beauty captivated him.  And Tibet loved Jeff right back, granting him access to areas no Westerner had ever seen.  It was almost like he fit right in.  


Produced by Roman Mars and Stephanie Foo

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The Storyteller With No Voice

What happens when a storyteller loses his voice?  Stories burned on Joel’s tongue, but his mouth remained silent - even when he gambled on the biggest story of his life.

Joel wrote about his experience in the book, "The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness." Find out more about him at his site.

Produced by Stephanie Foo

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