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What if you were trafficked into a cult...or were mauled by a grizzly bear...or were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer - 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 woke up in the morgue 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 • 713 Ratings

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What if you were trafficked into a cult...or were mauled by a grizzly bear...or were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer - 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 woke up in the morgue 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.
Listen to exclusive episodes of This is Actually Happening ad-free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/this-is-actually-happening/ now.

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    The 82 Percent #4: What if you found your family on the path of celibacy?

    The 82 Percent #4: What if you found your family on the path of celibacy?

    After immigrating from Brazil to the US, a man struggles with isolation, depression, faith and sexual orientation, when one day an awakening leads him on a path to celibacy and to a family he never thought he’d have.

    • 54 min
    The 82 Percent: Bonus Conversation with Jessica Fern

    The 82 Percent: Bonus Conversation with Jessica Fern

    In this special bonus episode, Whit Missildine interviews Jessica Fern. Jessica Fern is a renowned psychotherapist, trauma and relationship expert, and the author of two books: Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Non-Monogamy, and Polywise: A Deeper Dive into Navigating Open Relationships. In her international private practice, Jessica works with individuals, couples, and people in multiple-partner relationships who no longer want to be limited by their reactive patterns, cultural conditioning, insecure attachment styles, and past traumas, helping them to embody new possibilities in life and love.

    • 38 min
    The 82 Percent #3: What if you discovered a new way to love?

    The 82 Percent #3: What if you discovered a new way to love?

    Growing up in the crack epidemic surrounded by gangs, drugs, and violence a man begins repeating these patterns of abuse and infidelity in his relationships, but after a family tragedy, he finds a new path, opening his marriage and his heart.

    • 51 min
    Listen Now: American History Tellers, First Ladies

    Listen Now: American History Tellers, First Ladies

    The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We'll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.




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    • 7 min
    The 82 Percent #2: What if you grew up in a polyamorous family?

    The 82 Percent #2: What if you grew up in a polyamorous family?

    As a child growing up in a polyamorous family and community, Koe Creation learns to navigate the beauty and complications of their upbringing, but once they begin to find and express their own voice, they face society’s larger shadows.

    • 56 min
    The 82 Percent: Bonus Conversation with Heath Schechinger and Lily Lamboy

    The 82 Percent: Bonus Conversation with Heath Schechinger and Lily Lamboy

    In this special bonus episode, Whit Missildine interviews Heath Schechinger and Lily Lamboy of the Modern Family Institute @modernfamilyinstitute, collaborators on our six-part miniseries, “The 82%: Modern Stories of Love and Family.” In this conversation we discuss the historical roots of the nuclear family and monogamy, how family and relationship structures have changed over the 20th century, the contemporary landscape of diverse families and Consensual Non-Monogamy, and the future of love and family.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
713 Ratings

713 Ratings

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I love this but for some episodes you have to pay and those are the really interesting looking ones and the amount of ads and they are always the same .love show I love that the own person who experienced the events can tell their own story unlike other podcasts

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My favourite podcast

Cannot get enough. So interesting and love the way it’s told.no questions, just one person telling their story

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Love it!

So Interesting hearing all these stories.

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