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NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year 2012
January 8, 2013 10:25 AM   Subscribe

15-year-old Noah St. John won this year's Snap Judgment Performance of the Year for his moving story about his two moms and the moment he thought he might lose the family he had always known. (SLYT) (Snap Judgement previously: 1, 2, 3)
posted by MCMikeNamara (17 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
I am sure that there is a reason why I am consistently stupid enough to watch this stuff at work, but I don't know what it is.

What a great story. He's very talented-- this is really well-written and he's a terrific emotive performer. It's probably going to cause spontaneous weeping all day.
posted by Kpele at 10:37 AM on January 8, 2013


Wow. That was incredible. So many feels.
posted by yeoz at 10:53 AM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Goddamn. I love art.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:00 AM on January 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


I misread the title as "NRA Snap Judgment Performance of the Year 2012" and was expecting something much bloodier.
posted by Sangermaine at 11:45 AM on January 8, 2013


As a mother, my heart just about exploded with pride for him. Well done to his bloody fabulous mums, they've done a marvellous job.
posted by taff at 1:19 PM on January 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Thank you! As one of two moms to two lovely children, this made my day.
posted by orangemacky at 2:04 PM on January 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Heard this recently on Snap, and I thought it was amazing. I look forward to more of his storytelling and writing. He's clearly got a gift.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:10 PM on January 8, 2013


Gosh this made me feel good. Two thumbs way up. One heckuva story arc there.
posted by kinnakeet at 2:29 PM on January 8, 2013


The tears...beautiful!
posted by Sweetmag at 3:40 PM on January 8, 2013


Thanks for posting this! Too many feels...
posted by Zephyrial at 4:44 PM on January 8, 2013


I liked it a lot, but especially as a Honda owner.

Our Accord hit 200k on the way to the airport after our wedding. This wedding. Damn hell, do I know how that kid felt when they held hands.
posted by Madamina at 5:25 PM on January 8, 2013


Thank you for sharing this. I loved it on so many levels.
posted by booksherpa at 7:05 PM on January 8, 2013


This has been running in rotation on Public Radio Remix on and off for a while. The first time I heard it I was training a new hire on a delivery route. He didn't quite understand why I had to pull the vehicle over and collect myself. (I don't think he was actually listening to the content of the piece, despite it being the only verbal thing happening in the vehicle at the time.)

It's amazing. PRX has introduced me to SO much great non-news radio in the past year or so, and this stands out even in that crows.
posted by hippybear at 8:22 PM on January 8, 2013


This is beautiful. Thank you!
posted by xedrik at 8:58 PM on January 8, 2013


Noah's Big Gay CRV Ride!
posted by markkraft at 1:22 AM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


(The reference for the prior comment, for those who are unaware.)
posted by markkraft at 4:34 AM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


LOVED the piece on the podcast - thanks for sharing this here, too.
posted by MILNEWSca at 6:52 AM on January 9, 2013


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