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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 3.5K Ratings

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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.
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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    Chilean Mine Collapse | No Escape

    Chilean Mine Collapse | No Escape

    This episode comes out for free on 11/02, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.


    After exploring possible escape routes and finding them all blocked, the 33 miners must face the truth: They really are trapped, more than 2,000 feet underground. Now, they must stay disciplined and ration their emergency food and water supplies if they have any hope of survival.



    Meanwhile, on the surface, a rescue effort gets underway. Several drills begin working to tunnel down to the trapper miners. But the rescuers have no way of knowing exactly where in the mine the miners are -- or how many of them are alive, or dead.

    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Mountain Weeps

    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Mountain Weeps

    In 2010, the San Jose copper mine in Chile suffers a catastrophic collapse, leaving 33 miners trapped over 2,000 feet underground. As they desperately search for a way out, a massive rescue effort begins on the surface. But with the trapped miners running out of food and succumbing to despair, it’s a race against the clock to reach them and get them out.



    This is the story of how mining experts, rescue specialists, Chilean politicians, and even NASA team up to reunite “Los Treinta y Tres” -- the 33 -- with their families aboveground.

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    Plane Crash in the Andes | Returning to the Andes with Mountaineer Ricardo Peña

    Plane Crash in the Andes | Returning to the Andes with Mountaineer Ricardo Peña

    Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa braved 36 miles of brutal mountain terrain to escape the Andes and save their teammates. But this isn’t where the story of Flight 571 ends. While hiking near the crash site in 2005, mountaineer Ricardo Peña discovered a jacket belonging to one of the survivors and wreckage from the plane that had never been found. The following year Peña led a National Geographic expedition retracing the route Nando and Roberto took out of the Andes.

    On this episode, Peña joins host Cassie de Pecol to discuss how his discovery led to new insights about the crash and what it was like to walk in the survivors’ footsteps. 

    To learn more about Ricardo’s expeditions in the Andes, visit https://www.alpineexpeditions.net/andes-survivors.html

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    • 42 min
    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Climb

    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Climb

    In a final attempt to escape the Andes, Nando and Roberto have headed east to pursue safety. The men face a difficult journey as the weather takes a turn for the worst, and their food supply dwindles. Back at the fuselage, their teammates wait for rescuers to arrive. The remaining survivors have accepted their fate: they're all doomed if the two men don't find civilization. There is only one option left. Roberto and Nando must survive their hike out through one of the largest mountain ranges in the world.

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    • 49 min
    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake

    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake

    A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake.

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    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Choice

    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Choice

    After escaping an avalanche that killed eight more passengers, the survivors of the Fairchild are starting to lose all hope. Many in the group are on death’s door. Time is running out. They can’t wait any longer for rescue. They must seek it out on their own. The expedition to find help and get off the mountain is more urgent than ever. Nando and Roberto will have to debate the best path to safety, but the men can take only one route.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

Wiley3919 ,

Excellent

Well written!

lcdee6 ,

Can’t stop listening!

The storytelling is so well done and the stories are fascinating. I started with the Fairchild plane crash. I read the book Alive years ago and also saw the movie. Both are very interesting but I have enjoyed the podcast even more. I cannot wait to listen to other seasons.

AZplebian ,

Storytelling it its best

The writing, research and delivery is fantastic.

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