11 episodes

The greatest adventures rarely start out intentionally. They begin with a simple idea. They are debated. Inevitably someone will say it's impossible, it can't be done, and whoever attempts it will surely perish from the effort. Once the impossibility has been decided there always seems to be one man - one dumb man, who sets out to defy the odds (usually to impress a girl) and will risk his life to do so (and hopes that she's watching).

The best stories aren't always fiction. Before we begin I would remind you - this actually happened.

This Actually Happened with Chad McKenzie Chad McKenzie

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    • 4.6 • 45 Ratings

The greatest adventures rarely start out intentionally. They begin with a simple idea. They are debated. Inevitably someone will say it's impossible, it can't be done, and whoever attempts it will surely perish from the effort. Once the impossibility has been decided there always seems to be one man - one dumb man, who sets out to defy the odds (usually to impress a girl) and will risk his life to do so (and hopes that she's watching).

The best stories aren't always fiction. Before we begin I would remind you - this actually happened.

    Kaboom

    Kaboom

    Trigger Warning: This episode discusses black magick, the occult, a historical semi-fictional HJ, multiple explosions and a celebrity cameo. 
    Contact: thisactuallyhappenedshow@gmail.com

    • 41 min
    Ten Cent Beer Night

    Ten Cent Beer Night

    This one ends in a riot. 
    email: thisactuallyhappenedshow@gmail.com

    • 38 min
    The One about Words

    The One about Words

    A light hearted romp about how a murderous psychopath gets his mojo back and the most complicated academic endeavor in history that didn't include some kind of math. Alexander Graham Bell makes a cameo, and JRR Tolkein gets told to sit down and shut up.  ThisActuallyHappenedShow@gmail.com
    Sources: The Meaning of Everything & The Professor and the Madman. 

    • 32 min
    How to Overthrow a Government

    How to Overthrow a Government

    Throughout history there have been many reasons citizens chose to overthrow a government; religious persecution, oppression, lack of equal representation...and perhaps most important of all - bananas. 
    email: this actuallyhappenedshow@gmail.com

    • 43 min
    Propaganda for Fun and Profit

    Propaganda for Fun and Profit

    The term propaganda has been dragged through the mud by those wacky communists and lighthearted dictators who prevent their citizens from accessing any information regarding the outside world...but did you know that Propaganda can be fun!
    Find out how the bitter taste of propaganda magically improves with a twist of capitalism! What does Jesus and Feminism have to do with smoking? Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day? What determines the insurance value of a butt? All this, and more! 

    • 41 min
    Fine Art for 39 Cents

    Fine Art for 39 Cents

    Buried treasure. A leader on horseback. Men in positions of senior leadership forced to cross dress for the entertainment of their subordinates...Rubber butts?
    This is the story of Tupperware. 
    Email: ThisActuallyHappenedShow@gmail.com
    Instagram: ChadMcKenzie7
     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

AmandaMichelleH ,

Funny and Informative

This podcast makes me literally laugh out loud. It’s funny while being informative. The host does an excellent job of explaining the material while keeping the listener engaged. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a new podcast to enjoy!

Puddin Tame 1899 ,

Great Podcast

Chad is a great story teller. I love the podcast.

Muddysmh ,

Clever, witty and educational..very entertaining!

I stumbled across This Actually Happened and have to say it’s the first podcast that had me laughing out loud. Host Chad McKenzie is one of those story tellers that keep you on the edge of your seat. So funny-give it a listen.

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