42 episodes

Real people in unreal situations.
Each episode is a conversation with someone who has been through something extremely unusual, and I ask them, what was that like?

What Was That Like Scott Johnson

    • Personal Journals

Real people in unreal situations.
Each episode is a conversation with someone who has been through something extremely unusual, and I ask them, what was that like?

    Lauren was attacked by a monkey WWTL 41

    Lauren was attacked by a monkey WWTL 41

    Lauren was a zookeeper, and part of her daily duties was to bring food and water to the howler monkeys. She loved this family of monkeys, but for some reason the male howler did not like Lauren at all. One day, he saw a brief opportunity to get out of his cage and attack her. This experience led Lauren to leave her job at the zoo and change careers. Now she teaches science, and co-hosts a podcast.

    • 39 min
    Spence is a lighthouse keeper WWTL 40

    Spence is a lighthouse keeper WWTL 40

    Ever wondered what it’s like to live on an island and be in charge of the lighthouse? That’s what Spence does. He works 7 days a week and loves his job as a modern day lighthouse keeper. He told me all about it.

    • 54 min
    Steve's wife lost all her memory WWTL 39

    Steve's wife lost all her memory WWTL 39

    Steve and Camre were excited about becoming parents. They were both surprised when it actually happened though. Little baby Gavin was born 7 weeks early, but he was healthy and strong. While giving birth, Camre had a seizure and had to be put into a medically induced coma. When she awoke, she had no short or long term memory. She did not know Steve, or that she had just had a baby.

    • 49 min
    Henry was attacked by an alligator WWTL 38

    Henry was attacked by an alligator WWTL 38

    Henry teaches marine science. He is also often found scuba diving in Florida rivers, looking for ancient shark teeth, prehistoric fossils, and other artifacts. One day he ran into the unexpected – a live alligator, who clamped down on Henry’s foot, determined to take him to the bottom of the river.

    • 48 min
    Ray went from 500 pounds to ultrarunner

    Ray went from 500 pounds to ultrarunner

    Ray was in very bad health. He was not eating properly, not exercising, experiencing back problems, and could not walk for any extended period of time. And he weighed over 500 pounds. Through a combination of diet, gastric bypass surgery, and exercise, Ray has made a complete turnaround. He has lost 300 pounds, and now runs ultramarathons. And this has all happened in less than three years.

    • 47 min
    Acaimie rescued her husband WWTL 36

    Acaimie rescued her husband WWTL 36

    Acaimie and Clay were on a volcano hike on Mt Liamuiga, an inactive volcano on the island of St Kitts in the Caribbean. They hiked 2.5 miles up to the rim, then Clay decided he wanted to climb down into the crater. It was pretty steep so Acaimie decided against it. Clay fell hard, fracturing his skull. They were alone and without any cell service, so it was up to Acaimie to get them out of the volcano and to medical help. And this happened on their honeymoon.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

SandyCPA ,

Great podcast

Wow, what a great podcast! Thank you PWLT for turning me on to it. The host and stories are terrific.

Dankensteinnnnnn ,

Amazing podcast

I have listened to a handful of episodes so far. I have felt sympathy and sadness for car accident and gunshot victims to absolute disdain for the completely self centered, adult child, idiot interviewed in the first episode.

What emotion will this pod evoke next?

I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out.

Tbx2@ ,

Excellent

I just finished episode 1. It was very interesting and to say it was heart wrenching is an understatement. I look forward to binging. Also the podcast gets right to the subject matter.

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