A podcast about people, mostly, who find themselves in situations in which help is not on the way, or maybe help is on the way, but not all that helpful. Either way, the victims will have to save themselves...or not.
Neerja Bhanot and Lenin Peak Climbing Tragedy
Flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, saves the lives of passengers during a hijacking attempt. A ferocious storm traps climbers on Lenin Peak in Russia.
Kaspar Hauser and the Atafu Boys
Kaspar Hauser appears in Nuremberg, Germany on May 26th, 1828, under strange circumstances. Three boys from Atafu find themselves adrift on a small boat for 50 days.
Henry Johnson and the Burke Wills Expedition
William Henry Johnson single-handedly fought off dozens of German soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. In 1860 Robert O’Hara Burke and William Wills led Australia’s most famous, expensive, and tragic, expedition.
Olive Oatman and Julianne Koepcke
In 1850, fourteen year old Olive Oatman was taken captive by Native Americans and spent 4 years with the Mohave. On Christmas Eve 1971 Julia Koepke survived a plane crash, but had to contend with the jungle.