Snap Judgment LIVE: Real Stories with Killer Beats

Glynn Washington hosts Snap Judgment LIVE at the Englert, Thursday, Nov. 1

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 nation’s top storytellers on stage, backed by the Snap Judgment band.

See Snap Judgement in a rare live performance this Thursday, November 1, at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Snap storytellers dig deep and create some real magic in a powerful multi-platform experience (incorporating radio, stage, screen, and web) that delivers raw, intimate narratives and gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of strangers.

Snap Judgment is heard weekly on over 365 public radio stations, including Iowa Public Radio, and downloaded over two million times a month, and on Thursday, November 1, at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City.

Snap mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic radio.

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 [Ira] Glass. . . .”

Ira Glass himself wrote, “As a host, Glynn Washington has chops that I and (Jad) Abumrad . . . don’t even dream of. . . .”

Glynn Washington

Before Snap Judgment, Glynn 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 daring series of self-portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.

For tickets to Thursday’s show, visit