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A storytelling podcast, with first-hand amazing stories presented by Scott Johnson and Meredith Hackwith Edwards. Each storyteller tells their own personal true story, with all the details of what happened. Animal attacks, plane crashes, mass shootings, and more – you'll hear what happened directly from the person who experienced it, and the inspirational outcome of how they came out on the other side. 

What Was That Like - a storytelling podcast with amazing stories from real people What Was That Like

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    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings

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A storytelling podcast, with first-hand amazing stories presented by Scott Johnson and Meredith Hackwith Edwards. Each storyteller tells their own personal true story, with all the details of what happened. Animal attacks, plane crashes, mass shootings, and more – you'll hear what happened directly from the person who experienced it, and the inspirational outcome of how they came out on the other side. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Three stories

    Three stories

    We have a different type of episode today.
    Normally, we’d be hearing from someone who survived an animal attack, or was in a plane crash, or won lots of money on a TV game show. At the moment we have more than 170 episodes like that.
    But sometimes I end up with stories that are not quite long enough for a full episode. But they’re just too good not to use.
    So today, you’re about to hear three stories. The first one and the last one are just the storyteller talking. The story in between is a conversation I had with the guest, and he talks about what happened.
    And of course to end the episode we’ll have our Listener Story.
    So I hope you enjoy this 3-story episode.

    Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here:
    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/179

    Graphics for this episode were created by Bob Bretz. Full transcription was done by James Lai.

    Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well)

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    TQ13: You're handed a box containing every item you've ever lost. What do you look for first?

    TQ13: You're handed a box containing every item you've ever lost. What do you look for first?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.

    The question for this episode:
    You're handed a box containing every item you've ever lost. What do you look for first?

    Links for this episode:
     
    The Hoarder Within Us: The Psychology of Our Stuff:
    https://www.meredithforreal.com/podcast-episodes/episode/79631536/ep-215-or-the-hoarder-within-us-the-psychology-of-our-stuff
     

    Meredith’s podcast is Meredith For Real – the Curious Introvert:
    https://MeredithForReal.com


    To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook.


    Sponsor deals:

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    Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase!

    Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod

    Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self.

    Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 23 min
    TQ13: You're handed a box containing every item you've ever lost. What do you look for first?

    TQ13: You're handed a box containing every item you've ever lost. What do you look for first?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.

    The question for this episode:
    You're handed a box containing every item you've ever lost. What do you look for first?

    Links for this episode:

    The Hoarder Within Us: The Psychology of Our Stuff:
    https://www.meredithforreal.com/podcast-episodes/episode/79631536/ep-215-or-the-hoarder-within-us-the-psychology-of-our-stuff


    Meredith’s podcast is Meredith For Real – the Curious Introvert:
    https://MeredithForReal.com


    To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook.


    Sponsor deals:

    Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month.

    Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase!

    Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod

    Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self.

    Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week.

    John was attacked by a tiger

    John was attacked by a tiger

    On this podcast we’ve covered well over 170 crazy true stories, and several of those have been about animal attacks.
    I’ve had guests on who have been attacked by a rattlesnake, large dogs, an alligator, a monkey, a grizzly bear, an elephant, yellow jackets, and a shark.
    But we’ve never talked to a victim of a tiger attack – until today.
    Ironically, John was working in Russia as part of a conservation effort to protect tigers and other wild cats when this happened.
    And the only thing he had to protect himself from the lunging tiger was a road flare.

    Information about Panthera:
    https://panthera.org/who-we-are

    Where does Panthera work?
    https://panthera.org/where-we-work

    Panthera latest news:
    https://panthera.org/newsroom

    Donate to Panthera:
    https://panthera.org/support/protect-wild-cats

    If you’d like to contact Dr John Goodrich, you can send email to: info@panthera.org or through the Panthera website:
    https://panthera.org/contact


    Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here:
    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/178

    Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai.

    Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well)


    Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS.

    Try What Was That Like PLUS free:
    iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free”
    Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app

    Sponsor deals:
    Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month.
    Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase!
    Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod
    Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas.
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self.
    Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 49 min
    TQ12: What are you currently binging?

    TQ12: What are you currently binging?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.

    The question for this episode:
    What are you currently binging?
     
     
    Links for this episode:
     
    The Alone series on Hulu:
    https://www.history.com/shows/alone

    Woniya’s WWTL episode:
    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/75

    Shogun:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788316/

    The Bear on Hulu:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14452776/

    Breaking Bad:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/

    El Camino:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Camino:_A_Breaking_Bad_Movie

    Better Call Saul:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/

    Queen of the South:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1064899/

    Murder Mile podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/murder-mile-uk-true-crime/id1278924392

    From:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9813792/

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472954/

    The Implication:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgUvwcU6P7I

    Meredith’s Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders 

    Meredith’s podcast is Meredith For Real – the Curious Introvert:
    https://MeredithForReal.com


    To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook.


    Sponsor deals:
    Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod

    Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self.

    Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week.

    Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 19 min
    TQ12: What are you binging?

    TQ12: What are you binging?

    Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.

    The question for this episode:
    What are you currently binging?


    Links for this episode:

    The Alone series on Hulu:
    https://www.history.com/shows/alone

    Woniya’s WWTL episode:
    https://WhatWasThatLike.com/75

    Shogun:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788316/

    The Bear on Hulu:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14452776/

    Breaking Bad:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/

    El Camino:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Camino:_A_Breaking_Bad_Movie

    Better Call Saul:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/

    Queen of the South:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1064899/

    Murder Mile podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/murder-mile-uk-true-crime/id1278924392

    From:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9813792/

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472954/

    The Implication:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgUvwcU6P7I

    Meredith’s Facebook group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders

    Meredith’s podcast is Meredith For Real – the Curious Introvert:
    https://MeredithForReal.com


    To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook.


    Sponsor deals:
    Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod

    Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas.

    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self.

    Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week.

    Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

kimmi429 ,

Thought provoking!

Love this podcast! Love it🥳
Loved the episode about Mike and his ostomy . So many great questions answered. Thank you for bringing this episode to light more!!! LOVE YOUR SHOW!!!

loriji ,

Tiger attack

Is it just me or was there no real description of the moment the tiger stopped attacking? As soon as the narrator mentioned he was going to use the flare, the episode went to an ad and we never found out how the tiger retreated. Very unsatisfying.

BETHARR19 ,

Currently disappointed with episodes

I Absolutely love this podcast and it’s host but, recently all the episodes are the Q&A and are very frustrating. To say the least it’s very underwhelming. I love when you are putting out actual stories not these crazy questions. I have a subscription and this is not what I want to pay for at all.

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