19 episodes

The world’s most astonishing rescue stories; told by the people who were there.

Join host Donny Dust, Marine Corps veteran and world-renowned survival expert, as we marvel at the magnitude of the human spirit and those who refuse to surrender in the face of impossible odds.

From seasoned search and rescuers to everyday heroes, we go on their journey as they brave treacherous arctic waters, tsunamis, mountains, collapsed mines and even space, to preserve the most sacred of all – life.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 93 Ratings

The world’s most astonishing rescue stories; told by the people who were there.

Join host Donny Dust, Marine Corps veteran and world-renowned survival expert, as we marvel at the magnitude of the human spirit and those who refuse to surrender in the face of impossible odds.

From seasoned search and rescuers to everyday heroes, we go on their journey as they brave treacherous arctic waters, tsunamis, mountains, collapsed mines and even space, to preserve the most sacred of all – life.

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    The Great Deception

    The Great Deception

    It’s 2008 and Columbian presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt and three US nationals have been held hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) for over five years. They are considered “VIP hostages" by the militant organisation.

    With numerous rescue attempts of other hostages ending in disaster, the Columbia and US governments are reluctant to make a move. But then one young intelligence analyst has a radical idea. What if they devised a plan that relied not on guns and bullets, but on audacious deception instead?

    If they can pull it off, it will rank among the greatest hostage rescues in history. If they can't, no one will live to tell the tale.



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    • 56 min
    Searching for a Miracle

    Searching for a Miracle

    Sean Irion has dedicated his life to rescuing animals.  From caring for his pets to nursing injured birds back to health as a kid, today he volunteers for Big Dog Ranch Rescue - saving dogs from natural disaster zones.

    Back in 2019 when a catastrophic category 5 hurricane pummeled the Bahamas for two days straight, he knew only two things:

    One, that thousands of pets and strays would be left fighting for their lives as a result, and two, that he had to get there as soon as possible to rescue them.



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    • 51 min
    Through the Storm We Ride (Pt.2)

    Through the Storm We Ride (Pt.2)

    About sixty miles off the coast of Sitka, Alaska, four men continue to cling desperately for life. Together, they are tossed about in the churning icy waters as 100 ft high waves pummel into them. 

    So far, due to the 100mph winds, giant ocean swells and a relentless roaring blizzard, two helicopter crews have already tried and failed to rescue the men. 

    Sitka's US Coast Guard Station has only one helicopter left at its disposal. It is now, or never. 



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    • 39 min
    Through the Storm We Ride (Pt. 1)

    Through the Storm We Ride (Pt. 1)

    It's shaping up to be a quiet Friday night at the US Coast Guard's remote rescue station in Sitka, Alaska.

    With a violent storm due to sweep across the region at any moment, chances are no one would be crazy enough to be out in that kind of weather.

    But then a mayday call comes in. 



    An unknown vessel is in distress, somewhere in the frigid waters of the Gulf of Alaska. 

    Within an hour, windspeeds out there are hitting 150mph while waves are cresting at well over 100ft. 

    What ensues has been described as the most harrowing and tragic search and rescue mission ever attempted in the state.



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    • 42 min
    A Night of Darkness

    A Night of Darkness

    The Esvagt Cantana is a safety-standby ship providing emergency support to oil-company workers based in the North Sea.

    Its crew are trained to attend all manner of disasters, from rescuing people who’ve fallen into the sea to evacuating personnel from burning oil rigs.

    Rarely do they expect the emergency to come from within…



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    • 46 min
    Survive or Die Together

    Survive or Die Together

    In 1941, the German army invades Eastern Poland and thousands of Jews are forced into ghettos as part of a plan to persecute, and then ultimately eradicate, all Jews in Europe.  

    To evade capture, four Jewish brothers - Tuvia, Alexander, Asael and Aron Bielski - flee into the forest. But it is too late for most. 

    When many of their family are murdered, the brothers vow never to be captured. But their survival is not enough. 

    While hiding out in the forest, the brothers establish a secret partisan community and commit to saving as many Jewish fugitives as possible. 

    Their group has grown to the hundreds when one day, the Nazi's launch a full-scale attack. Surrounding the forest, they begin their assault with only one objective in mind, to eradicate once and for all the Bielski Partisans...



    Archive: 

    Sonia Bielski and Lilka Bielski interviews: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection



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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

praxis78 ,

Love this podcast

I’m addicted to this beautiful and positive genre of podcasts about people surviving with the help of hero search and rescue folks.

BabyRope11 ,

Amazing

Great podcast series, I love the narrative story involving Donny Dust telling the story from the people!

battyjesse ,

Great show

Really like this show

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