9 episodes

It’s been said our lives are no more than a string of decisions. Thousands of choices made every single day. Most seemingly inconsequential. While others harness the potential to lead us to dark and unforgiving places. Do our choices control our destiny? Or are we all like the gambler who repeatedly rolls the dice, hoping each time for a smile from Lady Luck?

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It’s been said our lives are no more than a string of decisions. Thousands of choices made every single day. Most seemingly inconsequential. While others harness the potential to lead us to dark and unforgiving places. Do our choices control our destiny? Or are we all like the gambler who repeatedly rolls the dice, hoping each time for a smile from Lady Luck?

    The Luckiest Unluckiest Man

    The Luckiest Unluckiest Man

    A Croatian man named Frane Selak has got to be either the luckiest man alive or the unluckiest. Whether you’re someone who sees the glass as being half full or half empty, Frane’s glass has definitely been filled with deadly misadventures.




    Writing and Research:

    Stephanie Moore




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    • 24 min
    Little Boy Wonder

    Little Boy Wonder

    As 11-year-old Norm Ollestad was dangling upside down in his plane seat, he couldn't help but wonder how his Father would manage to get them out of this one. Although they'd never experienced crashing into the side of a mountain in the middle of a blizzard, no less, Norm had experienced more in his 11 short years of life on earth, than most people have in a lifetime.




    Writing and Research:

    Stephanie Moore




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    • 35 min
    A Watery Grave

    A Watery Grave

    Stranded at the bottom of the ocean, Harrison Okene had nothing but a mattress a bottle of coke

    and a flashlight to keep him alive. Trapped in a tiny pocket of air in an upturned ship, Harrison was at

    the mercy of the Atlantic’s waters.




    Writing and Research:

    Joe Turner




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    • 30 min
    Sole Survivor

    Sole Survivor

    As Juliane Koepcke collapsed against a tree somewhere in the middle of the rainforest she began to pray she’d live to see her mother again. Up until now, she hadn’t found any other survivors, or any wreckage of the plane crash that had brought her to the jungle.  




    Writing and Research:

    Joe Turner




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    • 42 min
    Alone In The Amazon

    Alone In The Amazon

    Lying on the forest floor on his hands and knees, Yossi Ghinsberg heard the sounds of an airplane passing overhead. Lost in the Amazon depths for three weeks, Yossi no longer had the strength to lift himself to his feet.  

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    Writing and Research:

    Joe Turner




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    • 38 min
    Stranded In The Sea Of Cortez

    Stranded In The Sea Of Cortez

    Joseph Rangel found himself stranded on a deserted island with his lifelong childhood friend Lorenzo Madrid and a young untrained fishing guide half their age. Rangel and his best friend were on their last day of a 5 day sports fishing trip in the Sea of Cortez.

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    Writing and Research:

    Stephanie Moore




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    • 28 min

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