91 episodes

What is it like to face death and make it out alive? Based on the groundbreaking A&E television series, I Survived documents harrowing stories of human endurance. In their own words, survivors recall how they overcame unbelievable circumstances that changed their lives forever.

I Survived A&E Crime & Investigation

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 5.2K Ratings

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What is it like to face death and make it out alive? Based on the groundbreaking A&E television series, I Survived documents harrowing stories of human endurance. In their own words, survivors recall how they overcame unbelievable circumstances that changed their lives forever.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    I Could Feel The Barrel On The Back Of My Head

    I Could Feel The Barrel On The Back Of My Head

    Kim is an aspiring model at 20 years old when she is attacked by her friend and neighbor. After sexually assaulting her, the attacker stabs her and pours bleach on her body. John was on a guided trek in the jungle of Ecuador with his daughter when he is kidnapped and held hostage along with the guide. Over the course of 5 weeks John endures ransom negotiations and even attempts to escape as the camp in the wilderness. Charlene is spending time watching a movie with her husband and two sons when a couple, looking to buy a ring they were selling online, stops by. The sale, however, was a ruse as the couple instead hold the family at gunpoint and bring in two more armed assailants to rob the home.


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    I Thought That Was The Last Day Of My Life

    I Thought That Was The Last Day Of My Life

    Paul is woken when two assailants enter his home in the middle of the night. After the intruders stab him multiple times, they set his house on fire and leave Paul for dead. Tressell is on a fishing trip with two of his friends when their boat capsizes 80 miles off shore. The men are forced to cling to the boat for over 8 days awaiting rescue. Melissa is on her way home when she is robbed and imprisoned in the trunk of her car. After withdrawing funds from an ATM, the assailant pushes the car into a lake with Melissa still locked inside.


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    • 40 min
    I Could Smell The Fuel Was Coming Into The Train

    I Could Smell The Fuel Was Coming Into The Train

    Arkesha is on her way home from a school dance when she is robbed and sexually assaulted by two young men. While looking for help she explains what has happened to a passerby only for him to assault her as well. Jeremy and Jenny were strangers on a train for their daily commute when it crashes. Struggling between the desire to help and self preservation Jeremy helps pull Jenny from the burning wreckage of the first car. Yvette is on her first date with a good friend who is teaching her black and white photography when a young man opens fire on them.


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    If I've Hit An Artery I Only Have Minutes Left Of Consciousness

    If I've Hit An Artery I Only Have Minutes Left Of Consciousness

    Albert is a 17 year old enlisted as a paratrooper at Fort Bragg, when his best friend, fellow soldier, takes him out to a dump for target practice but instead shoots Albert in the stomach and chases him into the forest. Matt is an outdoor enthusiast in New Zealand on the fourth day of a week long hike into the mountains with his dog when he slides over a cliff and lands on jagged rocks. With a severely injured ankle Matt survives for another 11 days after his injury until he can find help. Kristie is 14 years old and has on older sister with an even older friend Paul who has found himself in trouble with the law. One day after coming home from school Kristie finds her sister murdered by Paul before he leads her down to the basement, sexually assaults her, stabs her in the stomach and cuts her throat.


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    • 44 min
    I Felt Like A Hockey Puck Sliding On Ice

    I Felt Like A Hockey Puck Sliding On Ice

    Jessica endures years of abuse from her neighbor from the age of 9. After her abuser escalates to abducting the child it takes another 104 days to finally bring the traumatic ordeal to a conclusion. Derek is taking a solo day trip up Mount Adams in Washington when he loses his footing and slides down a glacier breaking his ankle and losing his gear. Derek endures 6 days and 5 freezing nights on the trail without food or water until he can find help. Latoya was 7 months pregnant when she is brutally attacked by her neighbor.


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    I Just Kept Screaming and Kicking

    I Just Kept Screaming and Kicking

    Frankin and his wife are aboard an aircraft that gets hijacked and rerouted towards Australia. After running out of fuel the plane attempts an emergency water landing that sends it tumbling. Jeff and Frank are firefighters sent out to rescue a group of fishermen stranded on an ice sheet on Lake St. Clair. After the ice breaks apart the men all go into the water, risking not only hypothermia but pulverization from the massive blocks of ice crashing together. Connie lives with her husband George on a rural property in Tyler, Texas when three men invade their home. George is shot and killed before Connie is assaulted and beaten multiple times.


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

Lindsay Heeger ,

Great podcast for walking and driving

I used to love this show when I would randomly come across it. I recently rediscovered it through this podcast and I love listening to episodes while walking my dogs and also while in the car for long periods of time. It helps the time to go by so fast. On the actual show they would put information on the screen so if you walked away you would lose track of what was going on, so I love how the podcast tells the story through the person’s point of view and also the narrator fills in the gaps. The stories are so interesting!

aemckean ,

Great changes

Usually, when things are reworked or revamped, it ends up being one of those “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” situations. That is so not the case here. I stopped following this show maybe a year ago? When a girlfriend sent me a recent episode, I decided to give it a try again, in spite of myself. I’m so glad that I did. What a difference! I’m loving the new host, and the slight changes in the way the stories are presented. It’s always fun to discover a new podcast that I actually like. Although this one may not be literally new, it definitely *feels* new and refreshed. Looking forward to hearing more!

instagram phishing ,

Too many ads

Half the episode is adds. It’s so annoying and makes the podcast not listenable. I unfollowed it just today. Not a fan of the addition of extra adds

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