This Is Actually Happening

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What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- 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 finds out a celebrity crush isn’t who she seems 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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187 episodes

263: What if a darkness destroyed your family?

A woman grows up in a loving Libyan family in California, but after recession hits and her dad falls on hard economic times, a darkness enters the family that destroys everything.     Today's episode featured Nour Naas. To find out more about Nour, you can find her writing online at: nourmnaas.com http://nourmnaas.com/. You can also find her on Instagram at @nourbabyyy and if you'd like to reach out to her, you can email her at nouralnaas@gmail.com.   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, MURDER, DEATH, POLICE VIOLENCE, SUICIDAL IDEATION, explicit language   SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: www.andrdewwaits.com http://www.andrdewwaits.com   SHOW SPONSORS: BETTERHELP: This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HAPPENING and get on your way to being your best self.”   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: ""Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54m
Jan 31
262: What if you were mauled by a grizzly bear?

While hunting in the Canadian wilderness, a man accidentally comes between a grizzly bear cub and its mother and a terrifying a fight for his life ensues that will change him forever. Today's episode featured Jeremy Evans. You can find many more details about Jeremy and this story in his incredible memoir, 'Mauled: Lessons Learned from a Grizzly Bear Attack', published by Rocky Mountain Books. To contact Jeremy you can reach out to his Publicist at genevieve@rmbooks.com or contact Jeremy directly at Grizzlydude01@gmail.com   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: WWW.ANDRDEWWAITS.COM http://www.andrdewwaits.com   SHOW SPONSORS: BETTERHELP: This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HAPPENING and get on your way to being your best self.”   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: very graphic bodily injury, graphic description of blood and medical situations, attempted suicide, violence inflicted on a child, explicit language   INTRO MUSIC: ""Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Union Flow – Spuntic   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49m
Jan 24
Wondery Presents: Frozen Head

Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid. When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belief will pull multiple generations of the Pilgeram family into a cryonics soap opera filled with dead pets, gold coins, grenades, fist fights, mysterious packages, family feuds, Hall of Fame baseball legends, and frozen heads — lots of frozen heads. From Wondery, comes a story about life, death, and what comes next. Follow Frozen Head on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. Binge early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App.  Listen to Frozen Head: Wondery.fm/FH_TIAH http://Wondery.fm/FH_TIAH See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

3m
Jan 23
261: What if your mother was a victim of a secret government experiment?

A woman learns shocking truths about what happened to her mom when she was young, while caretaking her mentally ill father and grappling with revelations that haunt the family forever.     PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: WWW.ANDRDEWWAITS.COM http://www.andrdewwaits.com   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: DOMESTIC ABUSE, SEXUAL ABUSE, explicit language   INTRO MUSIC: ""Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53m
Jan 17
261: What if your mother was a victim of a secret government experiment?

A woman learns shocking truths about what happened to her mom when she was young, while caretaking her mentally ill father and grappling with revelations that haunt the family forever.     PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: WWW.ANDRDEWWAITS.COM http://www.andrdewwaits.com/   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: DOMESTIC ABUSE, SEXUAL ABUSE, explicit language   INTRO MUSIC: ""Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53m
Jan 17
260: What if your husband claimed you were dead?

After a chaotic upbringing ending with her parents’ divorce, a woman falls into the hands of a man whose promises are too good to be true.   Today's guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you'd like to reach out to her, you can email at journeyforward808@gmail.com.   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli   SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: DOMESTIC ABUSE, SEXUAL ABUSE, explicit language   INTRO MUSIC: ""Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Cylinder Four” “Cylinder Five” – Chris Zabriskie OUTRO MUSIC: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf https://soundcloud.com/eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro https://soundcloud.com/rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ http://www.eldiablobass.com/   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49m
Jan 10
Introducing: Something Was Wrong

A Seattle-based celebrity photographer and hairstylist accused of criminal abuse is the focus of the latest season of top-rated Iris Award-Winning true-crime podcast Something Was Wrong from Tiffany Reese. Season 14 of Something Was Wrong features first-hand accounts of alleged abuse from eleven survivors who share their in-depth stories for the first time. They detail the physical, verbal, and emotional abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of this photographer which dates back as far as 2007, in hopes of seeking justice for his victims. Reese created the program in 2018 to validate abuse victims and educate the public about emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, coercive control, and gaslighting. Wondery.fm/SWW_TIAH http://Wondery.fm/SWW_TIAH See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

5m
Jan 09
What if your singular dream fell to pieces? - [Rebroadcast - #134]

After devoting his life to a singular passion, a man develops a rare condition that threatens to crush his dreams forever. Today’s episode featured Stefan Weiner. As a musician, he goes by Stefan Alexander and you can hear more about his music on his website at www.stefanalxndr.com http://www.stefanalxndr.com/, on Instagram @stefanalxndr, or look for Stefan Alexander on any music platform.   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine   SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus     SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: MEDICAL TRAUMA, explicit language   INTRO MUSIC: ""Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Cylinder Four” “Cylinder Five” – Chris Zabriskie OUTRO MUSIC: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf https://soundcloud.com/eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro https://soundcloud.com/rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ http://www.eldiablobass.com/   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources:   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39m
Jan 03
What if you were tortured in an Iranian prison? - [Rebroadcast - #238]

A teenage Russian immigrant in Iran is jailed and tortured during the Iranian Revolution of 1979, but when a prison guard falls in love with her, she’s forced to weigh the price of her freedom.   Today's episode featured Marina Nemat. You can find out more about Marina and her story by going to marinanemat.com http://marinanemat.com/. There you can find contact information and more about her two books, 'Prisoner of Tehran', and 'After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed.' Her books are also available on Amazon, Simon & Schuster and Bookshop.org.   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   EPISODE SUMMARY: A teenage Russian immigrant in Iran is jailed and tortured during the Iranian Revolution of 1979, but when a prison guard falls in love with her, she’s forced to weigh the price of her freedom.   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: www.andrdewwaits.com http://www.andrdewwaits.com/   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: torture, prison abuse, rape, sexual abuse, murder, graphic violence, psychotic episodes, explicit language   EPISODE SPONSORS Rocket Money. Rocketmoney.com/happening   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 9m
Dec 27, 2022
What if everyone pretended you were dead? – [Rebroadcast - #212]

A man searches to find love for himself and his family after facing the dark consequences of being disfellowshipped by the Jehovah’s Witness. This episode is part of our 2022 holiday rebroadcast series. Originally airing on November 16, 2021, this episode was removed from the catalog shortly after it was released, and is being restored today, both here as a rebroadcast episode and in the back catalog, for the first time in over a year.   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR JASON BLALOCK: www.jasonblalock.com http://www.jasonblalock.com/   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: sexual assault, molestation, suicidal ideation, alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, mental illness, domestic abuse, suicide attempt, explicit language   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   EPISODE SPONSORS: Rocket Money: rocketmoney.com/happening   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Union Flow” - Spuntic   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48m
Dec 20, 2022
259: What if you survived a serial killer?

While pregnant and navigating a rocky relationship, a woman coming home from a local fair stops for a soda one night and suddenly faces the brutal terror of a notorious serial killer.   Today's episode featured Jane Boroski. Jane is the only survivor of the Connecticut River Valley killer who murdered at least seven people, whose identity still remains unknown and the case remains unsolved. Jane has started her own podcast called "Invisible Tears" in which she shares more of her own story, explores other unsolved cases, and gives a platform to expand awareness around trauma, PTSD, truth and healing. You can find out more about Jane, her podcast and connect on social media by visiting her link tree at linktr.ee/invisibletearspodcast https://linktr.ee/invisibletearspodcast   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  graphic violence inflicted on a pregnant woman, graphic bodily injury, attempted murder, stabbing, traumatic pregnancy, explicit language   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   EPISODE SPONSORS: Rocket Money: rocketmoney.com/HAPPENING  This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HAPPENING and get on your way to being your best self.   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WEBSITE: thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR JASON BLALOCK: jasonblalcok.com http://www.jasonblalcok.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus    SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Uncertain Outcomes” - SkyeVoyager   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59m
Dec 13, 2022
258: What if you fell in love with a vampire?

After suffering the horrific abuses of his Southern grandmother, father and mother, a teenage boy discovers his own queer identity through a fantasy world, but when it becomes all too real, everything he believes is called into question.    Today’s episode featured Michael. If you’d like to reach out to him, you can email at vVsanctionVv@hotmail.com.   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  graphic domestic abuse, abuse of a child, mention of rape, mention of drinking blood, explicit language   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WEBSITE: thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

55m
Dec 06, 2022
257: What if you didn't know who to believe?

After leaving the Jehovah’s Witness faith of her childhood, a woman redefines her life with her husband and child and becomes a loving foster parent for many, but as one of her foster children comes of age, the chaos threatens to unravel the entire family.   Today's guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you'd like to reach out to her, you can email at Friends13459@gmail.com.   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  child endangerment, sexual assault and rape of a minor, drug use, explicit language   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   EPISODE SPONSOR: Tommy John – www.tommyjohn.com/happening http://www.tommyjohn.com/happening   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   WEBSITE: thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR SARA MARINELLI: saramarinelli.com http://www.saramarinelli.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Union Flow” - Spuntic   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54m
Nov 29, 2022
Introducing: I Hear Fear

Nothing is as terrifying as the sounds we hear in the dark. The slow creak of a door opening late at night... or a whisper in a room when you thought you were alone... or a distant scream in the wind. One noise at the wrong time or place can scare us for days. Each episode of I HEAR FEAR plunges the listener into a tale inspired by real events, from a deadly dance party to a cursed film set. Join host and two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan for six immersive stories designed to jangle your nerves and haunt your dreams. Listen – if you dare: www.amazon.com/IHF_us_hfd_wiaa_112822 http://www.amazon.com/IHF_us_hfd_wiaa_112822 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

5m
Nov 28, 2022
256: What if you prepared your boyfriend's body?

After losing her father at a young age, a woman begins apprenticing as a funeral director, but when tragedy strikes again, the loss takes an exponential toll.      Today’s episode featured Kelsie. You can find out more about her on Instagram and Twitch: @HumanPterodactyl CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  mental illness, suicidal ideation, suicide, graphic medical descriptions, explicit language   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR JASON BLALOCK: JASONBLALOCK.COM http://www.jasonblalock.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51m
Nov 22, 2022
255: What if they didn't ask and you couldn't tell?

A man growing up in the closet joins the military under “don’t ask, don’t tell” and numbs his identity with alcohol, but after becoming a nurse and after COVID wreaks havoc, his downward spiral hits a new rock bottom that will decide his life or death.   Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you’d like to contact him, you can email at M2980737@gmail.com. CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  murder of an animal, domestic abuse, miscarriage, bullying, alcoholism, addiction, self-harm, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, COVID death, explicit language   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR JASON BLALOCK: jasonblalock.com http://www.jasonblalock.com SPONSORS: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HAPPENING and get on your way to being your best self.   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49m
Nov 15, 2022
Amazon Music Presents COLD: The Search for Sheree

Sheree Warren left her job in Salt Lake City on a mild October evening in 1985. She told a coworker she was headed to meet her estranged husband, Charles Warren, at a car dealership. But she never made it, Sheree vanished. When a young mother disappears under unexplained circumstances, police always turn suspicious eyes towards the husband. And although there was distrust around Charles Warren, he wasn’t the only suspect when Sheree went missing. She also had a boyfriend, a former cop named Cary Hartmann, who lived a sinister double life. Season three follows two suspects– men who both raised suspicion for investigators. But with two strong persons of interest with competing facts and evidence, it muddied the murder investigation. This season, host Dave Cawley, digs into the lives of these two men, the details of the case and examines the intersections between domestic abuse and sexual violence. The COLD team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren? Listen to Cold—exclusively on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Download the Amazon Music app now: www.amazon.com/COLD_us_hfd_wiaa_110122 http://www.amazon.com/COLD_us_hfd_wiaa_110122. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

9m
Nov 14, 2022
254: What if your father annihilated the family?

A woman grows up in a home chronically terrified by her father’s abuse, but when her parents split and he starts another family, she learns of the true, horrifying danger she was in her entire life. Today's episode featured Lisa Nikolidakis. You can read much more about this story in her incredible memoir, No One Crosses the Wolf. You can also find out more about Lisa, and check out her other award-winning essays, at lisanikolidakis.com http://www.lisanikolidakis.com   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  domestic violence, sexual abuse, incest, suicidal ideation, eating disorder, self-harm, graphic scrime scene detail, murder, death, explicit language   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Uncertain Outcomes” - SkyeVoyager   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1h 6m
Nov 08, 2022
Wondery Presents: The Vanished

The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person each week. Host Marissa Jones brings you exclusive interviews with family members, friends, law enforcement and experts on mainstream cases, as well as little known ones. Listen in, to hear what The Vanished will uncover next: wondery.fm/TIAH_TheVanished http://wondery.fm/TIAH_TheVanished See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

5m
Nov 02, 2022
253: What if you couldn't even remember the crash?

As a teenager struggling with severe depression and anxiety, a woman finds dance as her only outlet, but on a night that is lost to memory, a horrific accident transforms her body, her brain and her identity.   Today's episode featured Desiree Ford. You can find out more about her on Instagram @fesireedord. Out of their experience of the accident, Desiree and her mother have also begun holding workshops and speaking engagements for resilience training to help others adapting to major life changes. You can find out more about this project on Instagram @resilientspirit_ as well as on their website resilientspirit.ca http://resilientspirit.ca/.   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  mental illness, suicidal ideation, car accident, graphic bodily injury, death, death of an animal, traumatic brain injury, explicit language   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: andrdewwaits.com http://www.andrdewwaits.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44m
Nov 01, 2022
252: What if you watched your mother disappear?

A man tries to put the pieces of his life back together after growing up with a mother who suffered from severe OCD and anorexia.   Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you’d like to reach out to him directly you can email him at viking0531@gmail.com.   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  severe eating disorder, anorexia, OCD, sexually explicit material, mention of suicide, explicit language   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR JASON BLALOCK: jasonblalock.com http://www.jasonblalock.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Union Flow” – Spuntic   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45m
Oct 25, 2022
251: What if a false allegation stole what you valued most?

A woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder experiences a roller coaster of destroyed relationships and mental storm, but after stabilizing through therapy and medication her mentally compromised mother makes an accusation that cannot be revoked. CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  mental illness, domestic abuse, explicit language   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR JASON BLALOCK: JASONBLALOCK.COM http://www.jasonblalock.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42m
Oct 18, 2022
Wondery Presents: The Generation Why Podcast

The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies. One of the longest running true crime podcasts out there, Generation Why has a little something for every true crime listener. Follow The Generation Why Podcast on Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app. Listen here: wondery.fm/TIAH_GenWhyKB http://wondery.fm/TIAH_GenWhyKB See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

5m
Oct 17, 2022
250: What if a devastating truth only deepened the mystery?

Growing up Black and queer in the South, a man finds an identity for himself through the arts and establishes a wonderful marriage with children, until one day, when his husband is late coming home, there’s a ring at the door and his entire life unravels.   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  use of a derogatory racial slur, use of a derogatory homophobic slur, mention of gun violence, mention of suicide, mental illness, drug use, drug overdose, explicit language   PRODUCERS: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR SARA MARINELLI: SARAMARINELLI.COM http://www.saramarinelli.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54m
Oct 11, 2022
249: What if you knew your baby was going to die?

Coming from a charmed, conservative, Catholic upbringing, a woman must confront her deepest beliefs as she struggles with the reality and implications of the most devastating news a mother can receive.   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  traumatic pregnancy, death of an infant, explicit language   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: andrdewwaits.com http://www.andrdewwaits.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Uncertain Outcomes” - SkyeVoyager   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48m
Oct 04, 2022
Wondery Presents - The Rewatcher: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Welcome to the Hellmouth Weirdos! Your favorite Morbid hosts Ash and Alaina are branching out from true crime and heading to Sunnydale for the ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch podcast! Alaina is a Buffy superfan and Ash has never watched a single episode, so whether you’re Team Angel, Team Spike, or have no clue who those people are…they’ve got you covered! Join them each week as they slay their way through the series, episode by episode, re-watching, and watching for the very first time. They’ll break down Buffy and her friends adventures through weekly recaps, categories, and awards while Ash takes some (wooden stake) stabs at predicting what she thinks will happen next. They'll also welcome the occasional Buffy cast member, guest star, or celebrity superfan to join in the slaying.  Listen to The Rewatcher: wondery.fm/TIAH_REWATCHER http://wondery.fm/TIAH_REWATCHER See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

4m
Oct 03, 2022
248: What if an invisible disease blew up your life?

After surviving a chaotic and abusive upbringing, a woman develops an undiagnosable autoimmune disorder that threatens to take her vision and her livelihood, but when a friend brings a blow-up doll to play a practical joke one night, everything changes.  Today’s episode featured Gina Hessburg. You can find out more about her and Rafael on Instagram @blowinguprafael or on her website, blowinguprafael.com http://www.blowinguprafael.com. On the website, you can also buy Gina’s book, Blowing Up, featuring her journey with Rafael. Gina is offering listeners to This Is Actually Happening $10 off her book if you use the code HAPPENING. $5 of each sale goes towards organizations that provide patient support and research for treatments for people like Gina.   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  domestic abuse, mention of suicide, medical trauma, explicit language   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: www.andrdewwaits.com http://www.andrdewwaits.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47m
Sep 27, 2022
247: What if you didn't see the signs?

Bill Mitchell built a successful career, marriage and family, but just as his bright and loving daughter graduates from college with big dreams, an unthinkable event irreversibly changes everything.  Today’s episode featured Bill Mitchell. Bill has a book and podcast, both called When Dating Hurts. You can find out more about Bill, his book and his podcast, all at whendatinghurts.com. You can also find his book on Amazon. Bill was originally featured on Scott Johnson’s amazing podcast, What Was That Like. If you love This Is Actually Happening, check out What Was That Like, featuring stories from people who have been through something extremely unusual. You’ll hear people talking about being in a plane crash, a mass shooting, a grizzly bear attack, and many more. The guest comes on and tells the details of what happened, first hand. If you like This Is Actually Happening, I know you’ll want to subscribe to What Was That Like. It’s available on any podcast app, or at WhatWasThatLike.com. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  domestic violence, graphic bodily injury, murder, death, explicit language   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR JASON BLALOCK: jasonblalock.com http://www.jasonblalock.com   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Union Flow” – Spuntic   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50m
Sep 20, 2022
246: What if you could never be what they wanted?

Always feeling she had failed the ideals of her strict Muslim, South Asian family and community, a woman struggles to navigate trauma, shame and self-expression, when unexpected news forces her into a powerful reckoning. Today‘s episode featured Azzah Ahmad. You can find out more about Azzah by visiting her Instagram page @Lifeazziknowit. CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  sexual abuse of a minor, suicidal ideation, explicit language   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR SARA MARINELLI: saramarinelli.com http://www.saramarinelli.com    WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46m
Sep 13, 2022
245: What if you were taken to the dark side?

A woman struggling to find herself finally discovers a place where she belongs and forms a deep friendship, but when she experiments with a powerful psychedelic the experience reveals more than she bargained for. Today's episode featured Ash Stryker. You can find out more about Ash and see her illustration and artwork by going to her website: ashstryker.com/ https://ashstryker.com/   CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS:  eating disorder, drug use, drug overdose, hallucinations, explicit language   PRODUCER: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   WEBSITE: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/ WEBSITE FOR ANDREW WAITS: andrdewwaits.com/ https://www.andrdewwaits.com/   WONDERY PLUS: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the fullcatalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus   SUPPORT THE SHOW: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   SHOP AT THE STORE: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    TRANSCRIPTS: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com   INTRO MUSIC: "Illabye" – Tipper MUSIC BED: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho   SERVICES If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.   NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS: 1-800-950-6264 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Within the US, text HOME to 741741 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47m
Sep 06, 2022