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Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will triumph...often against the odds. 
In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol will share thrilling stories of survival. From the daring rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater cave in Thailand, to a woman taken hostage by Somali pirates, these stories made headlines around the world. AGAINST THE ODDS will make you feel as though you’re living these experiences with our heroes as they push themselves to their limits.
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Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will triumph...often against the odds. 
In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol will share thrilling stories of survival. From the daring rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater cave in Thailand, to a woman taken hostage by Somali pirates, these stories made headlines around the world. AGAINST THE ODDS will make you feel as though you’re living these experiences with our heroes as they push themselves to their limits.
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    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Mountain Madness

    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Mountain Madness

    In May 1996, two expert mountaineers and their clients set off to climb the world’s tallest peak — Mount Everest. Many of the clients have no high altitude experience and have paid upwards of $65,000 to be guided up the mountain by competing companies: Adventure Consultants and Mountain Madness. As the two expeditions prepare to make their summit attempt, hurricane-force winds threaten to end their climb. Leaders, Rob Hall and Scott Fisher, must make a decision: turn around, or keep pushing for the top?

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    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Top of the World

    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Top of the World

    As the climbers make their final push for the summit, time is of the essence. They must make it to the top before 2 p.m. to ensure they get back to camp before dark. But due to delays, most of them don’t reach the summit until late in the afternoon, and by then, everyone is exhausted and oxygen is running low. Worst of all, a severe storm is moving in fast. As daylight fades, climbers must hurry or they’ll be trapped in the Death Zone.

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    • 43 min
    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Descent Into Darkness

    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Descent Into Darkness

    As the climbers descend from the summit, it becomes a race against time to get back to camp before dark. But a severe blizzard slows their progress to a crawl, and altitude sickness starts to take hold. Some climbers get stuck in the upper reaches of the mountain, while others get lost not far from camp. As darkness falls, the stranded face the terrifying reality of spending the night outside, where oxygen deprivation and hypothermia could easily take their lives.

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    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Frozen

    Everest '96: Trapped in the Death Zone | Frozen

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    After a severe blizzard engulfs Mount Everest on May 10th, fifteen people are left stranded on the mountain, unable to find their way back to camp, or too weak to even try. In the early hours of May 11th, rescue efforts are launched to save people before they succumb to altitude sickness or hypothermia. Climbers, and friends down below, must face the sad reality that the odds of them surviving are slim. But, due to heroic acts, not all is lost.

    Voyage to the North Pole | Arctic Dreams

    Voyage to the North Pole | Arctic Dreams

    In July 1879, 33 men set sail aboard USS Jeannette on a two-year mission to become the first humans to reach the North Pole. Though many other expeditions have failed, Captain George De Long is confident that a warm northbound current will give them enough momentum to escape getting stuck in the treacherous arctic pack ice. But not long after the journey begins, De Long and his crew realize their journey will be far more daunting than they could have ever imagined.

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    Voyage to the North Pole | Icebound

    Voyage to the North Pole | Icebound

    It’s September 1879 and the crew of USS Jeannette encounters pack ice that’s thicker than they expected, due to unseasonably cold weather. Captain George De Long is at a loss for how to push through it until the ship’s engineer George Melville proposes an ingenuous solution. But as the arctic winter looms, De Long isn’t sure how long Melville’s plan will work. Their expedition risks getting trapped in one of the harshest environments on Earth.  

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

Nurse\Jen ,

Top tier podcast

I don’t give 5 stars often (always room for improvement, right?), but this podcast is so well done. It’s the perfect combination of drama and information. My favorite seasons have been the Paradise Fire and the Mt Hood Disaster. I’ve enjoyed reading some of their sources afterward as well.

Shaycr16 ,

Thank you!

I love your podcast! Thank you for all the amazing story telling. I really love how both of you tell the story. I always look forward to the next episode or season! Keep up the great work! And thanks again!

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My favorite podcast EVER

Among the trillion podcasts out there, Against the Odds is at the top of the list as the best podcast ever!

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