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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
    • 4.5 • 45 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.

    Wondery Presents: Against the Odds

    Wondery Presents: Against the Odds

    What if you were trapped in a water-filled cave for 17 days with no food or drinkable water and depleting oxygen? In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped in that exact situation. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world.

    The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

    • 6 min
    What if a horrifying loss led to a grand adventure?

    What if a horrifying loss led to a grand adventure?

    A horrific accident leaves a man severely disabled, but after hitting rock bottom in his recovery a new life opens he could never have imagined

    • 53 min
    What if you couldn't tell him what really happened?

    What if you couldn't tell him what really happened?

    A woman finally escapes the trauma of her mother’s mental illness only to find a new, more horrifying monster in the very place she finds respite

    • 59 min
    What if you woke up two months later?

    What if you woke up two months later?

    Having adapted to the challenges of growing up with cerebral palsy, a woman is sideswiped into a new life after a crash she can’t remember changes everything.

    • 41 min
    Introducing Catfish: The Podcast

    Introducing Catfish: The Podcast

    On the internet, people can hide their true identity and become anyone they want to be. But what happens when those lies go too far? MTV and Wondery present Catfish: The Podcast. Each week Nev and his guest hosts will reveal the wildest, most dramatic stories with never-before-heard moments. Listen to their latest episode about eighteen-year-old Quentin, who reaches out to Nev and Max to help him find out the truth about his mom’s online love Jose. He thinks she’s being Catfished and doesn’t want to see her heartbroken. Nev and Max follow the clues to Jose’s identity right down a rabbit hole, and the final reveal is a shocker. Listen to Catfish: The Podcast at wondery.fm/CatfishThePodcast.

    • 5 min
    What if you were trapped in a never-ending dream?

    What if you were trapped in a never-ending dream?

    A woman develops a severe eating disorder that lands her in intensive psychiatric care, where an extreme treatment program traps her in an alternate reality from which she cannot escape.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Enny Ann ,

New Listener

Kia ora and hello from New Zealand 😊 I want to say thank you for the diverse range of stories from all over the globe. I recognised some of my own peoples sharing their story which was pretty cool! I’m glad kiwis get to share their stories and be heard. Thank you to everyone who has shared their stories! My favourite part is actually the theme music 😆 I have just finished all of season 9 and 10. Would really like more stories from older people. Otherwise thank you for the stories.

T. Jayne ,

I love this podcast

The wide range of stories and the people who tell them is what I love most about This is Actually Happening. Every story is fascinating and real and raw. A wonderful glimpse into the human experience. Beautifully done

Rhys Telford ,

The best podcast!

Thanks to Kevin from the podcast Risk! For putting me on to this. Being such an avid podcast listener I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of this as true stories are what I usually search. Better late than never. I’ve been waiting for a podcast like this. Absolutely fantastic!

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