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What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- what would you do?   This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who finds out a celebrity crush isn’t who she seems to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 339 Ratings

What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- what would you do?   This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who finds out a celebrity crush isn’t who she seems to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next.

    Happenings Vol 3: This Is America - What if your cry for help led to an unthinkable tragedy?

    Happenings Vol 3: This Is America - What if your cry for help led to an unthinkable tragedy?

    A mother faces the ultimate tragedy at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and serve.

    • 45 min
    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #100: What if he wouldn’t let you leave?

    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #100: What if he wouldn’t let you leave?

    A woman fights for her life after her husband turns into a monster.

    • 53 min
    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #87: What if you were hunted by the Japanese Mafia?

    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #87: What if you were hunted by the Japanese Mafia?

    An American working in Tokyo ends up in the crosshairs of a notorious organized crime family.

    • 41 min
    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #78: What if you narrowly escaped with your life?

    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #78: What if you narrowly escaped with your life?

    A woman is left stranded by her abusive boyfriend in the middle of the night in unfamiliar territory

    • 43 min
    What if you were lured into an unspeakable hell?

    What if you were lured into an unspeakable hell?

    After a brutal rape at age 11, a woman keeps her secret, only to be haunted decades later by events that compel her to confront her deepest fears

    • 59 min
    Wondery Presents: Death of a Starlet

    Wondery Presents: Death of a Starlet

    Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? 

    This is a six-part series about love, sex and murder in 1970s Hollywood when glitter pants and roller skates were all the rage, and the Playboy mansion hosted the biggest party in town.

    Listen today at wondery.fm/Starlet_TiaH

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

wsup g ,

Hooked

Yep I need to binge on this. They may do an episode about me.

EmmetGeorge ,

Interesting Stories, Horrible sound mastering

Some incredible, some hard to believe but very interesting stories.

However the audio mastering is terrible, most notably the ads are so loud I need to turn it down when I sense an ad coming and back up after

bambirose94 ,

Beautiful story-telling, amazing curation…One of the best podcasts out there

So lucky to have this podcast for free…It brings so much insight, compassion, empathy and an unlikely sense of community…In a world where we are so seperate. This podcast is the best of the best, and I am so grateful for it.
Thank-you to the host and all the story-tellers who share their trauma, experience, hope and sense of belonging. This podcast is one of the greats.

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