390 episodes

What if you were trafficked into a cult...or were mauled by a grizzly bear...or were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer - what would you do? This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who woke up in the morgue to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next.
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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 9.3K Ratings

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What if you were trafficked into a cult...or were mauled by a grizzly bear...or were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer - what would you do? This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who woke up in the morgue to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next.
Listen to exclusive episodes of This is Actually Happening ad-free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/this-is-actually-happening/ now.

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    The 82 Percent #6: What if you became your husband’s guardian?

    The 82 Percent #6: What if you became your husband’s guardian?

    At 16 years old, Kris marries Brandon, the love of her life, but after Brandon suffers a severe traumatic brain injury, Kris must restructure everything about how she imagined what her family would be.

    • 59 min
    Listen Now: Hysterical

    Listen Now: Hysterical

    Hysterical investigates a mysterious illness that spreads among a group of high school girls in upstate New York. What is causing their sudden, often violent symptoms? Is there something in the water or inside the school? Or is it “all in their head?” The series examines the outbreak in LeRoy, NY, believed by some to be the most severe case of mass hysteria since the Salem Witch Trials. In his search for answers, Dan Taberski (9/12, Missing Richard Simmons, Running from Cops) explores other seemingly inexplicable events of the last few years – CIA officers being crippled with nausea and vertigo; cops OD'ing from exposure to fentanyl – and discovers they’re far more connected than we realize.




    From Wondery and Pineapple Street Studios, this 7-part series forces us to grapple with the mysteries of our own minds, and reckon with a contagion that we thought was long dead, but may be the defining disorder of our time.




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    • 6 min
    The 82 Percent #5: What if you were a seahorse dad?

    The 82 Percent #5: What if you were a seahorse dad?

    Assigned female at birth, Kayden Coleman navigates abuse, racism, housing insecurity, and a deep questioning of gender, but after finally accepting who he is and transitioning fully to being a man, he finds out he’s pregnant.

    • 57 min
    The 82 Percent #4: What if you found your family on the path of celibacy?

    The 82 Percent #4: What if you found your family on the path of celibacy?

    After immigrating from Brazil to the US, a man struggles with isolation, depression, faith and sexual orientation, when one day an awakening leads him on a path to celibacy and to a family he never thought he’d have.

    • 54 min
    The 82 Percent: Bonus Conversation with Jessica Fern

    The 82 Percent: Bonus Conversation with Jessica Fern

    In this special bonus episode, Whit Missildine interviews Jessica Fern. Jessica Fern is a renowned psychotherapist, trauma and relationship expert, and the author of two books: Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Non-Monogamy, and Polywise: A Deeper Dive into Navigating Open Relationships. In her international private practice, Jessica works with individuals, couples, and people in multiple-partner relationships who no longer want to be limited by their reactive patterns, cultural conditioning, insecure attachment styles, and past traumas, helping them to embody new possibilities in life and love.

    • 38 min
    The 82 Percent #3: What if you discovered a new way to love?

    The 82 Percent #3: What if you discovered a new way to love?

    Growing up in the crack epidemic surrounded by gangs, drugs, and violence a man begins repeating these patterns of abuse and infidelity in his relationships, but after a family tragedy, he finds a new path, opening his marriage and his heart.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.3K Ratings

9.3K Ratings

Nikky Kelley ,

Favorite podcast

Thank you for sharing. Wish there were more podcasts that were told
as a story and not just host hearing themselves talk.

JessJohnyson ,

Why

are all the episodes 82% now? This was my go to for a long time. Lost me.

Meljojola ,

Seems like there’s a new agenda here

This was the podcast that got me hooked on podcasts in general. Amazing story telling at the beginning, it has turned into something else. All of the stories seem to be focused on LGBQT community now. Not a fan anymore

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