Isolation - Snap #317

This week Snap Judgment wants to be alone. We proudly present amazing stories of precious solitude and terrifying isolation. They say no man is an island, but “they” haven't heard the stories we are about to bring to you . . .

Cave Fever


Scientist Michel Siffre was a spelunker who spent months at a time completely isolated in caves, with no way to measure the passage of time.  His experiments paved the way for our understanding of internal clocks, but his explorations came with a price.

Producer: Stephanie Foo


No Contact


Chris Hoke works as a chaplain in Washington jails. He loves his job and the men he works with, but a complicated new policy makes it difficult to truly connect with his parishioners.

Producer: Stephanie Foo


The Arrow People


There are few places more isolated than the Amazon.  But when award-winning adventurer and writer Scott Wallace travels to the farthest reaches of the jungle, he finds out that he’s not as alone as he thought he was.  

If you like this story, it’s just an excerpt from Scott’s epic The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes.  It just came out in paperback this week.  Check it out!

Producers: Julia DeWitt and Renzo Gorrio


Dallas and Democracy


Gypsee Yo puts on her ten gallon hat to reveal the true reason behind the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Producer: Jamie DeWolf and Stephanie Foo


Atomic Thyroid


Thyroid cancer sucks.  Joel ben Izzy had his cancerous thyroid gland taken out, lost his voice, and now was left without any thyroid hormone.  And to make matters worse, he started emitting radioactive waves....

Producer: Stephanie Foo