Do you enjoy unbelievable but TRUE stories of survival? Well, do I have the podcast for you! Join Steph and Alex as they discuss real incredible people who survived against all odds. Buckle up because shit's about to go down.
Episode 34: Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place
On April 25th, 2003, Aron Ralston planned a day trip to hike Bluejohn Canyon in Canyonland National Park. What started out as a routine expedition for Aron, turned into his worst nightmare after he dislodged a boulder and became trapped 100 feet below the desert surface for days with very little food and water. A few crushed bones and one shitty pocket knife later, Aron made it out and lived to tell the tale.
Episode 33: An Act of Kindness
This episode delves into the harrowing survival of Brandi Hicks after she and her best friend Liz were guilted into giving Matthew Vaca a ride home from their local Hollywood Movie store. The girls' plan was to have an innocent sleepover, however their night was fated to be anything but that. Only through remarkable mental strength and just enough luck was Brandi able to prevail despite the repulsive evil that possesses Matthew Vaca.
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Episode 32: Honey Where's My Scuba Suit?!
In 2018, an entire youth soccer team was stranded in the belly of an immense cave system with their assistant coach after a storm hit weeks before the monsoon season. As their families descended into despair, a rescue mission the likes of which had never been seen before was forming to find the team. The story immediately made international news, bringing along thousands of volunteers and specialized cave divers to assist the Thai government in delivering the boys from certain death. What ensued was a spectacle that captured the world's attention and displayed the best parts of humanity.
Episode 31: The Belón Family And The Boxing Day Tsunami
On December 26th 2004, Maria Belón and her family were on vacation in Khao Lak, Thailand. Their picture perfect trip would soon turn into a nightmare when they were struck by a wave that reached over 100 ft high. While the waves that had consumed entire buildings engulfed them, the Belón family fought to stay alive and find their way back to each other.
Episode 30: A False Sense Of Security
As a young woman living by herself, Jennifer Morey's main concern was safety. So when she chose to live in an apartment complex that had a 24/7 on premises security guard, she believed she'd have nothing to worry about. But on the night of April 15th 1995, all that would change when Jennifer was woken up by her worst nightmare.
Episode 29: The Girl In The Basement
You may have heard of the movies The Girl In The Basement, or Room, but you may not be familiar with the actual story that these movies were based off of. Elisabeth Fritzl was only 18 years old when her abusive father, Josef Fritzl, lured her into the basement of their family home and locked her in a hidden cellar for years. Telling family and friends that Elisabeth had run away to join a religious cult coupled with a letter Josef forced her to write corroborating that story, sealed Elisabeth's fate. It wasn't until 24 years later that Elisabeth would finally see the light of day once again.