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Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will triumph...often against the odds. 

In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol will share thrilling stories of survival. From the daring rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater cave in Thailand, to a woman taken hostage by Somali pirates, these stories made headlines around the world. AGAINST THE ODDS will make you feel as though you’re living these experiences with our heroes as they push themselves to their limits.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.
Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will triumph...often against the odds. 

In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol will share thrilling stories of survival. From the daring rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater cave in Thailand, to a woman taken hostage by Somali pirates, these stories made headlines around the world. AGAINST THE ODDS will make you feel as though you’re living these experiences with our heroes as they push themselves to their limits.

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    Rock Climbers Abducted | Hostage Situation

    Rock Climbers Abducted | Hostage Situation

    This episode comes out for free on 12/07, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    After being kidnapped by rebel militants in a remote region of Kyrgyzstan, four American rock climbers are forced at gunpoint toward the Uzbekistan border. But their captors are being trailed by the Kygyz army. Soon, the unwitting climbers find themselves in the middle of a firefight of epic proportions and they have to hide to stay alive. As night falls, the climbers are forced on the move again and they begin to realize if they want to survive they must escape on their own.

    Rock Climbers Abducted | Welcome to Paradise

    Rock Climbers Abducted | Welcome to Paradise

    In August of the year 2000, four American rock climbers set out to explore the majesty of the Pamir Alai Mountain range in Kyrgyzstan. But only a week into their expedition, they’re taken captive by rebel militants. The group is forced to hike through brutal terrain under the cover of night to avoid detection by the Kyrgyz army. With little to no food or water provided by their captors, the young climbing team had to struggle through severe dehydration and hunger. Finally, they realized they would have to fight for their lives to escape. It's a thrilling story of survival in the face of violence and terror, and doing whatever it takes to make it home alive.

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    • 47 min
    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera

    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera

    It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.




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    Chilean Mine Collapse | Into the Dark with Héctor Tobar

    Chilean Mine Collapse | Into the Dark with Héctor Tobar

    When the 33 miners emerged to surface after 69 days in the depths of the San José mine, they set the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent trapped underground. For his book Deep Down Dark, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar got to know all 33 men and many of their family members. Today, Héctor joins host Mike Corey to discuss his experience visiting mines in Chile, his time with the miners, and the aftermath of the rescue.




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    • 43 min
    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Phoenix

    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Phoenix

    After sixty-nine days trapped underground, finally the drilling operations team has created a bore hole large enough to extract the 33 miners. But this will be the first operation of its kind. Will the 2,200 foot tunnel and extraction pod maintain its integrity amidst dynamite blasts and continually crumbling stone? On the surface, thousands of bystanders wait to see if everyone of The 33 will reach the surface alive.




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    • 47 min
    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Breakthrough

    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Breakthrough

    Two weeks after the collapse of the San Jose mine in Chile, 33 trapped miners find themselves starving to death, doubting they’ll ever be rescued. Then, a glimmer of hope: Rescue workers drilling above finally reach the miners through a small borehole. It’s big enough to send down emergency supplies, but not big enough to pull the miners out. Now the question becomes: How much longer will the 33 men have to endure life 2,000 feet below the surface?

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    • 47 min

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