282 episodes

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.
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with ad-free episodes and exclusive past episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.

This Is Actually Happening Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 605 Ratings

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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.
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with ad-free episodes and exclusive past episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What if you knew your baby was going to die?

    What if you knew your baby was going to die?

    Coming from a charmed, conservative, Catholic upbringing, a woman must confront her deepest beliefs as she struggles with the reality and implications of the most devastating news a mother can receive.

    • 48 min
    Wondery Presents - The Rewatcher: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    Wondery Presents - The Rewatcher: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    Welcome to the Hellmouth Weirdos! Your favorite Morbid hosts Ash and Alaina are branching out from true crime and heading to Sunnydale for the ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch podcast! Alaina is a Buffy superfan and Ash has never watched a single episode, so whether you’re Team Angel, Team Spike, or have no clue who those people are…they’ve got you covered! Join them each week as they slay their way through the series, episode by episode, re-watching, and watching for the very first time. They’ll break down Buffy and her friends adventures through weekly recaps, categories, and awards while Ash takes some (wooden stake) stabs at predicting what she thinks will happen next. They'll also welcome the occasional Buffy cast member, guest star, or celebrity superfan to join in the slaying. 

    Listen to The Rewatcher: wondery.fm/TIAH_REWATCHER

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    • 4 min
    What if an invisible disease blew up your life?

    What if an invisible disease blew up your life?

    After surviving a chaotic and abusive upbringing, a woman develops an undiagnosable autoimmune disorder that threatens to take her vision and her livelihood, but when a friend brings a blow-up doll to play a practical joke one night, everything changes.

    • 47 min
    What if you didn't see the signs?

    What if you didn't see the signs?

    Bill Mitchell built a successful career, marriage and family, but just as his bright and loving daughter graduates from college with big dreams, an unthinkable event irreversibly changes everything.

    • 50 min
    What if you could never be what they wanted?

    What if you could never be what they wanted?

    Always feeling she had failed the ideals of her strict Muslim, South Asian family and community, a woman struggles to navigate trauma, shame and self-expression, when unexpected news forces her into a powerful reckoning.

    • 46 min
    What if you were taken to the dark side?

    What if you were taken to the dark side?

    A woman struggling to find herself finally discovers a place where she belongs and forms a deep friendship, but when she experiments with a powerful psychedelic the experience reveals more than she bargained for.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
605 Ratings

605 Ratings

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Best podcast

Every episode explores A completely different person, discussion and story. Having people tell there stories themselves makes every episode extremely personal, I really enjoy this podcast and would highly recommend!

LozLizW ,

Love

I just love this podcast. The stories, your voice and the wonderful intro music 🤍

MissPazz ,

Wow! Just wow!

I’m usually a true crime lover and this is one of the very few podcasts I listen to that dont fall in that category.
Week after week I’m just blown away by the guests you have on and how amazingly they tell their stories.
Please dont ever stop making this show!

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