58 episodes

Real people in unreal situations.
Each episode is a conversation with someone who has been through something extremely unusual, and I ask them, what was that like?

What Was That Like Scott Johnson

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8, 11 Ratings

Real people in unreal situations.
Each episode is a conversation with someone who has been through something extremely unusual, and I ask them, what was that like?

    Gael crashed into a river

    Gael crashed into a river

    One minute Gael was driving his car on a bitter-cold winter day in Iowa, and the next minute he’s trapped in his car in the middle of a big river – and the water’s coming in. He didn’t know where his phone was, but fortunately, Siri was still listening. You’ll hear the audio of the 911 call made by Gael, while he was in the river.

    • 29 min
    Lesli's house exploded

    Lesli's house exploded

    Lesli lives in Nashville, Tennessee. When Nashville was having heavy rains and flooding, there was a day when Lesli was stranded at her house with a friend and two small dogs. There was an explosion, and they probably wouldn’t have survived – except for the help of a stranger on a jet ski.

    • 49 min
    Michael survived an avalanche

    Michael survived an avalanche

    Michael is an adventure filmmaker. He was at Mt Everest Base Camp on April 25, 2015. That’s the day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck. And he was in the direct path of the huge avalanche that was immediately triggered. It was the deadliest day in Mt Everest history.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bonus episode - Raw Audio

    Bonus episode - Raw Audio

    This is a bonus episode, and the first in an ongoing series called Raw Audio. These are 911 emergency calls made by an armed homeowner who is watching someone break into his house, a man driving with his family when the accelerator gets stuck, and restaurant employees calling about a co-worker who has been stabbed.

    • 17 min
    Dave won $113k on a game show

    Dave won $113k on a game show

    Dave recently found himself $113,000 richer. He credits that to practice, some good luck, and being pretty good at solving word puzzles. He won cash, a trip to Barbados, and a new BMW by being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. And he told me what Vanna White is REALLY like.

    • 43 min
    These 3 people died

    These 3 people died

    Three people of color who had not committed any crime. Yet each one, in separate incidents, died after being shot by police. In each case, a recorded phone call adds to the tragic reality of an innocent life lost.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

l.bowling ,

Such a great podcast!

Interesting topics that are discussed, im captivated and cannot stop listening! Highly recommend!

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Amazing!

Fascinating topics covered, with focus on the realities of the experiences. Thank you an excellent podcast

taryntarzo ,

Thoroughly enjoyable

I find each story interesting, sad, uplifting and inspiring. Such a welcomed emotional rollercoaster. I look forward to every episode.

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