The Gratitude Special 2017 - Snap #829

This season Snap Judgment gives our thanks by sharing some of our best stories of courage and gratitude.

The Outbreak - Snap 829

What do you do when a life-threatening disease makes it too dangerous to save the person closest to you?

Dr. Phillip Ireland was a physician at JFK Hospital in Liberia during the virulent outbreak of Ebola in 2014 when families were torn apart by the runaway virus.

Producer: Jake Halpern

Original Score: Renzo Gorrio
Special thanks to Yale NGN.
Additonal assistance: Mark Ristich, Anna Sussman, Adizah Eghan and Eliza Smith

For more on the work of producer Jake Halpern go to

Grits And Sausages - Snap 829

When Ray Christian was a young boy, he longed to hear the voice of God.

Check out his podcast here.

Producer: Davey Kim

Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

Blue Bear - Snap 829

Lynn Schooler grew up in Alaska hearing rumor after rumor about the elusive blue bear. He never gave it much thought until a friend convinced him they go out searching for one. What Lynn ended up finding was, of course, something much different.

For more on Lynn Schooler’s work check out this website and his Facebook page.

Producer: Nancy Lopez
Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio and Davey Kim