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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.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 125 Ratings

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.

    What if you didn't sleep for 120 hours?

    What if you didn't sleep for 120 hours?

    A young woman hungry to explore the world goes on a trip to Tanzania and unexpectedly finds herself caught in an endless cycle of impending doom.

    • 56 min
    Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were an Adult Baby Diaper Lover?

    Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were an Adult Baby Diaper Lover?

    At a young age, a man develops a fetish for diapers that ends up reshaping the course of his adult life.

    • 39 min
    What if you believed you were Jesus Christ?

    What if you believed you were Jesus Christ?

    A woman self-medicating for anxiety and depression spirals into an alternate reality after an other-worldly encounter

    • 56 min
    Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you had a fetish for disgust?

    Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you had a fetish for disgust?

    After growing up in a rigid Christian community, a woman finds beauty in revolting behaviors

    • 37 min
    What if you didn't have any fear?

    What if you didn't have any fear?

    After visiting a psychiatrist for mild anxiety, a young man embarks on a wild spree that will alter the course of his life forever.

    • 57 min
    Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were a blind dominatrix?

    Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were a blind dominatrix?

    Growing up blind and isolated from her peers in a strict upbringing, a woman finds empowerment in a kinky world where the power balance is reversed.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Jeebly ,

I love this podcast but..

This is one of the best and most interesting podcasts I’ve ever come across, but in the last couple of months the ad breaks have started ruining it. I get it, you want to make money, but having two interruptions really takes away from the essence of the story. Can I suggest something and maybe do all your ads at the start of the episode? It would really make a difference.

man of names ,

No shame, but...

I listen to this podcast for stories about people living through unique and unexpected situations, not people explaining their kinks. An unpleasant departure from the original intent of this series I feel.

southseagirl ,

Love it

A range of really interesting stories - I’ve started listening from the beginning and will continue until I catch up to the present day.

Some of the stories are harrowing, some are brave, some are hilarious (the man waking in the morgue - not sure if I was meant to find it funny but I was clutching my sides with laughter).

I think this is a really well made and thoughtful podcast about the lives of ordinary people.

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