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This Is Actually Happening

By Wondery

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.

  1. 1.
    Wondery Presents: The Apology Line01/20/2021
    7:02
  2. 2.
    174: What if you couldn't remember that night?01/19/2021
    58:32
  3. 3.
    173: Happenings Vol 3: This Is America - What if your cry for help led to an unthinkable tragedy?01/12/2021
    48:07
  4. 4.
    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #100: What if he wouldn’t let you leave?01/05/2021
    57:08
  5. 5.
    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #87: What if you were hunted by the Japanese Mafia?12/29/2020
    43:29
  6. 6.
    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #78: What if you narrowly escaped with your life?12/22/2020
    47:10
  7. 7.
    172: What if you were lured into an unspeakable hell?12/15/2020
    1:01:38
  8. 8.
    171: Happenings Vol. 3: This Is America - What if you saw inside the belly of the beast?12/08/2020
    41:36
  1. 9.
    170: What if you didn't sleep for 120 hours?12/01/2020
    59:19
  2. 10.
    169: Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were an Adult Baby Diaper Lover?11/24/2020
    42:25
  3. 11.
    168: What if you believed you were Jesus Christ?11/17/2020
    56:01
  4. 12.
    167: Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you had a fetish for disgust?11/10/2020
    39:37
  5. 13.
    166: What if you didn't have any fear?11/03/2020
    58:47
  6. 14.
    165: Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were a blind dominatrix?10/27/2020
    38:58
  7. 15.
    164: What if a shocking accusation devastated your family?10/20/2020
    54:15
  8. 16.
    Introducing This is Actually Happening10/17/2020
    1:33
  9. 17.
    163: What if you grew up in a violent gang?10/06/2020
    52:22
  10. 18.
    162: What if you grew up in a cult?09/22/2020
    1:02:23
  11. 19.
    161: What if you suffered a shocking loss?09/08/2020
    48:19
  12. 20.
    Happenings Vol. 1: No Man's Land09/01/2020
    1:15:59
  13. 21.
    160: What if you were assaulted by a stranger in the dark?08/25/2020
    45:20
  14. 22.
    159: What if someone you love committed a monstrous crime?08/11/2020
    59:51
  15. 23.
    158: What if you entered The Void?07/28/2020
    1:11:35
  16. 24.
    Rebroadcast - #43: What if you witnessed a thousand deaths?07/14/2020
    33:12
  17. 25.
    Rebroadcast - #93: What if you witnessed the limits of human suffering?06/30/2020
    42:25
  18. 26.
    157: What if you couldn't tell anyone?06/16/2020
    51:22
  19. 27.
    156: What if you swallowed 48 bags of cocaine?06/02/2020
    46:29
  20. 28.
    155: What if you had to pull the plug?05/19/2020
    50:47
  21. 29.
    154: What if your mom was murdered by a serial killer?05/05/2020
    48:37
  22. 30.
    BONUS Episode - Tyson Was Abducted - from What Was That Like podcast04/28/2020
    1:13:47
  23. 31.
    153: What if you wanted to disappear?04/21/2020
    50:57
  24. 32.
    152: What if you were a human shield?04/07/2020
    57:00
  25. 33.
    151: What if he made you think you were crazy?03/24/2020
    53:41
  26. 34.
    150: What if you were trapped in a cycle of abuse?03/10/2020
    54:37
  27. 35.
    149: What if you committed child sexual abuse?02/25/2020
    1:09:14
  28. 36.
    148: What if you killed someone?02/11/2020
    1:02:24
  29. 37.
    147: What if your best friend was dying?01/28/2020
    51:58
  30. 38.
    146: What if you thought your mother was a robot?01/14/2020
    51:49
  31. 39.
    Best of TIAH #1 – Rebroadcast - #120 What if you had Dissociative Identity Disorder?01/07/2020
    1:07:20
  32. 40.
    Best of TIAH #2 – Rebroadcast – #94: What if the worst thing that could ever happen to you already had?12/31/2019
    43:16
  33. 41.
    Best of TIAH #3 – Rebroadcast – #112: What if a murderer appeared at your bedroom door?12/24/2019
    58:11
  34. 42.
    145: What if your best friend met a tragic fate?12/17/2019
    45:58
  35. 43.
    144: What if you suffered from postpartum depression?12/03/2019
    55:18
  36. 44.
    143: What if you were seduced into a whole new world?11/19/2019
    1:12:17
  37. 45.
    142: What if it happened in broad daylight?11/05/2019
    48:26
  38. 46.
    141: What if you witnessed a horrific act?10/22/2019
    34:33
  39. 47.
    140: What if you were entangled in a web of shame?10/08/2019
    44:02
  40. 48.
    139: What if your father disappeared?09/24/2019
    50:59
  41. 49.
    138: What if at three months pregnant your world was turned upside down?09/10/2019
    44:28
  42. 50.
    137: What if you were the one to break the silence?08/27/2019
    44:18
  43. 51.
    136: What if you had to fight for your life?08/20/2019
    41:23
  44. 52.
    135: What if a minor procedure left you permanently altered?08/13/2019
    44:59
  45. 53.
    Season 9 Announcements08/06/2019
    2:44
  46. 54.
    134: What if your singular dream fell to pieces?06/11/2019
    44:00
  47. 55.
    133: What if your life went up in flames?05/28/2019
    42:12
  48. 56.
    132: What if you were kept from the one you loved most?05/14/2019
    32:21
  49. 57.
    131: What if a psychotic break split your life wide open?04/30/2019
    34:18
  50. 58.
    130: What if you had thoughts of harming those you love most?04/16/2019
    41:32
  51. 59.
    129: What if your mother left to follow a cult?04/02/2019
    53:12
  52. 60.
    128: What if your son stabbed your daughter?03/19/2019
    48:33
  53. 61.
    127: What if your drive for perfection became your fatal flaw?03/05/2019
    35:02
  54. 62.
    126: What if your family was consumed by an unthinkable act?02/19/2019
    54:15
  55. 63.
    125: What if you left everything you had ever known?02/05/2019
    45:48
  56. 64.
    124: What if you transitioned into an alternate reality?01/22/2019
    50:56
  57. 65.
    123: What if you refused to be annihilated?01/08/2019
    1:02:42
  58. 66.
    122: What if you found a real Hollywood romance?12/11/2018
    53:50
  59. 67.
    121: What if your favorite celebrity had a crush on you?11/27/2018
    38:18
  60. 68.
    120: What if you had Dissociative Identity Disorder?11/13/2018
    1:07:31
  61. 69.
    119: What if you suddenly felt like a werewolf?10/30/2018
    50:50
  62. 70.
    118: What if you uncovered the family secret?10/16/2018
    57:12
  63. 71.
    117: What if you didn't know what was wrong with you?10/02/2018
    50:59
  64. 72.
    116: What if the Devil was battling for your mind?09/18/2018
    43:07
  65. 73.
    115: What if your son went missing?09/04/2018
    56:30
  66. 74.
    114: What if her ex-boyfriend tried to kill you?08/21/2018
    52:26
  67. 75.
    113: What if you survived a genocide?08/07/2018
    49:37
  68. 76.
    Season 8 Announcements07/31/2018
    3:25
  69. 77.
    112: What if a murderer appeared at your bedroom door?05/01/2018
    56:39
  70. 78.
    111: What if you had to relearn who you are?04/18/2018
    38:02
  71. 79.
    110: What if everything turned into mayhem?04/03/2018
    48:50
  72. 80.
    109: What if you were sideswiped into a whole new world?03/20/2018
    36:43
  73. 81.
    108: What if you didn't know what they would do to you?03/07/2018
    37:10
  74. 82.
    107: What if the pain wouldn't go away?02/20/2018
    30:46
  75. 83.
    106: What if you had to fight to be yourself?02/06/2018
    49:15
  76. 84.
    105: What if your deepest fear was your greatest pleasure?01/23/2018
    50:01
  77. 85.
    Best of TIAH #1 - Rebroadcast - #79: What if the happiest place on earth was your worst nightmare?01/16/2018
    36:00
  78. 86.
    Best of TIAH #2 - Rebroadcast - #67: What if you woke up in the morgue?01/10/2018
    19:55
  79. 87.
    Best of TIAH #3 - Rebroadcast - #63: What if another realm moved through you?01/04/2018
    28:49
  80. 88.
    Best of TIAH #4 - Rebroadcast - #68: What if your sister had five personalities?12/28/2017
    31:22
  81. 89.
    Best of TIAH #5 - Rebroadcast - #89: What if you spent 15 hours on the edge of sanity?12/21/2017
    43:37
  82. 90.
    104: What if you woke up to a loud bang?12/12/2017
    45:21
  83. 91.
    103: What if you had a ten year nightmare?11/28/2017
    44:50
  84. 92.
    102: What if your origins were a mystery?11/14/2017
    37:24
  85. 93.
    101: What if you sacrificed yourself for your country?10/31/2017
    46:38
  86. 94.
    100: What if he wouldn't let you leave?10/17/2017
    52:29
  87. 95.
    99: What if you kept getting back up again?09/29/2017
    40:24
  88. 96.
    98: What if you were an incest survivor?09/17/2017
    53:03
  89. 97.
    97: What if you were a white supremacist?09/01/2017
    45:09
  90. 98.
    96: What if you went to the dark side?08/18/2017
    41:00
  91. 99.
    95: What if you were sent away for re-education?08/03/2017
    51:56
  92. 100.
    Season Seven Announcements07/21/2017
    2:51
  93. 101.
    94: What if the worst thing that could ever happen to you already had?07/21/2017
    41:30
  94. 102.
    93: What if you witnessed the limits of human suffering?04/13/2017
    42:25
  95. 103.
    92: What if they told you the monsters were real?03/29/2017
    41:39
  96. 104.
    91: What if you received special messages?03/09/2017
    33:25
  97. 105.
    90: What if you had a breakthrough insight about the human condition?02/22/2017
    36:30
  98. 106.
    89: What if you spent 15 hours on the edge of sanity?02/09/2017
    42:37
  99. 107.
    88: What if you survived war and poverty in Colombia?01/25/2017
    37:25
  100. 108.
    87: What if you were hunted by the Japanese mafia?01/10/2017
    38:46
  101. 109.
    86: What if you had always wanted a different mother?12/20/2016
    34:28
  102. 110.
    85: What if you had bipolar disorder?12/01/2016
    31:27
  103. 111.
    84: What if you staged a dramatic rescue?11/08/2016
    26:58
  104. 112.
    83: What if your past was an unsolved mystery?10/25/2016
    38:08
  105. 113.
    82: What if you lived your life in exile?10/11/2016
    26:14
  106. 114.
    81: What if you lived your life as a ghost?09/30/2016
    36:32
  107. 115.
    80: What if your life was rudely interrupted?09/13/2016
    32:34
  108. 116.
    79: What if the happiest place on earth was your worst nightmare?09/01/2016
    33:34
  109. 117.
    78: What if you narrowly escaped with your life?08/18/2016
    42:17
  110. 118.
    77: What if you followed a singular dream around the planet?08/04/2016
    32:26
  111. 119.
    76: What if you couldn't remember the worst event of your life?07/19/2016
    29:31
  112. 120.
    75: What if you were kidnapped by a police officer?05/12/2016
    30:38
  113. 121.
    74: What if you faced a series of unfortunate events?04/22/2016
    24:59
  114. 122.
    73: What if your father was lost in a shipwreck?04/01/2016
    21:00
  115. 123.
    72: What if you survived a shipwreck?03/15/2016
    30:54
  116. 124.
    71: What if your mother tried to cut her heart out?02/25/2016
    30:10
  117. 125.
    70: What if you had a mind-blowing affair?02/03/2016
    27:50
  118. 126.
    69: What if the worst case scenario came true?01/21/2016
    31:43
  119. 127.
    68: What if your sister had five personalities?01/07/2016
    30:24
  120. 128.
    67: What if you woke up in the morgue?12/03/2015
    18:57
  121. 129.
    66: What if your father went missing?11/11/2015
    27:53
  122. 130.
    65: What if you were irreversibly violated?10/30/2015
    27:07
  123. 131.
    64: What if you were a fake priest in Japan?10/13/2015
    21:57
  124. 132.
    63: What if another realm moved through you?09/24/2015
    25:58
  125. 133.
    62: What if you went on the strangest trip?09/08/2015
    26:56
  126. 134.
    61: What if oral sex triggered a near death experience?: Part Two07/02/2015
    27:50
  127. 135.
    60: What if oral sex triggered a near death experience?: Part One06/09/2015
    26:12
  128. 136.
    59: What if you couldn't control your thoughts?05/22/2015
    23:52
  129. 137.
    58: What if you were pronounced dead at age 12?05/08/2015
    20:51
  130. 138.
    57: What if your husband had a death wish?04/24/2015
    24:23
  131. 139.
    56: What if you touched the spirit world?04/16/2015
    23:24
  132. 140.
    55: What if reality suddenly fell apart?03/20/2015
    25:42
  133. 141.
    54: What if you lost a high speed chase?02/26/2015
    26:35
  134. 142.
    53: What if September 11th changed everything?02/11/2015
    24:52
  135. 143.
    52: What if you found yourself in a dark, strange land?01/29/2015
    20:18
  136. 144.
    51: What if your roommate had a deep dark secret?01/13/2015
    22:50
  137. 145.
    50: What if you were not supposed to see this?05/19/2014
    20:16
  138. 146.
    49: What if you were shot by your father?05/06/2014
    28:32
  139. 147.
    48: What if you went from riches to rags?04/22/2014
    20:11
  140. 148.
    47: What if your wife hung herself in the garage?04/08/2014
    18:56
  141. 149.
    46: What if your wife ran you over?03/24/2014
    16:54
  142. 150.
    45: What if your husband led a secret life?03/11/2014
    22:58
  143. 151.
    44: What if you delivered seven thousand babies?02/25/2014
    21:25
  144. 152.
    43: What if you witnessed a thousand deaths?02/11/2014
    30:29
  145. 153.
    42: What if you gave up everything for love?01/28/2014
    23:25
  146. 154.
    41: What if you were supposed to be on that plane?01/13/2014
    16:33
  147. 155.
    40: What if you came out to your wife at age 37?12/09/2013
    22:55
  148. 156.
    39: What if you married someone you knew only 10 days?12/03/2013
    23:25
  149. 157.
    38: What if you were delivered by the Holy Ghost?11/11/2013
    19:40
  150. 158.
    37: What if your dad started dressing as a woman?10/28/2013
    15:24
  151. 159.
    36: What if you lost a fiance and lover to a wave?10/14/2013
    25:38
  152. 160.
    35: What if you didn't go outside until 6th grade?09/27/2013
    21:01
  153. 161.
    34: What if you spent 4 years in solitary confinement?09/14/2013
    22:04
  154. 162.
    33: What if you left Wall Street to find true purpose?09/14/2013
    20:55
  155. 163.
    32: What if you lived through the Sri Lankan civil war?09/14/2013
    20:24
  156. 164.
    31: What if your newborn baby never stopped crying?09/14/2013
    21:58
  157. 165.
    30: What if you were raided by pirates?09/14/2013
    21:45
  158. 166.
    29: What if you had sex with over 900 people?09/14/2013
    27:20
  159. 167.
    28: What if you were lost in the jungle?09/14/2013
    15:39
  160. 168.
    27: What if you survived a deadly plague?09/14/2013
    20:27
  161. 169.
    26: What if you were a nurse for hardened criminals?09/14/2013
    16:02
  162. 170.
    25: What if you rose from the ashes of addiction?09/14/2013
    23:08
  163. 171.
    24: What if your mom kicked you out on the streets?09/14/2013
    14:57
  164. 172.
    23: What if your stepchild was kidnapped?09/14/2013
    19:14
  165. 173.
    22: What if your mom had Paranoid Personality Disorder?09/14/2013
    17:04
  166. 174.
    21: What if you had a psychotic break at age 17?09/14/2013
    17:16
  167. 175.
    20: What if you were a white school principal in 1968?09/14/2013
    18:30
  168. 176.
    19: What if you suffered from Tourette Syndrome?09/14/2013
    17:24
  169. 177.
    18: What if you were hanging off a 600 ft waterfall?09/14/2013
    17:34
  170. 178.
    17: What if you were given 48 hours to live?09/14/2013
    18:38
  171. 179.
    16: What if you became a Blood Sorcerer?09/14/2013
    19:17
  172. 180.
    15: What if your dad died on your 10th birthday?09/14/2013
    18:32
  173. 181.
    14: What if you learned how to swim at 43?09/14/2013
    12:50
  174. 182.
    13: What if you got a job transporting dead bodies?09/14/2013
    11:07
  175. 183.
    12: What if your dad wasn't your real dad?09/13/2013
    16:52
  176. 184.
    11: What if you didn't believe in belief itself?09/13/2013
    15:07
  177. 185.
    10: What if you quit your job and lived on garbage?09/13/2013
    15:15
  178. 186.
    9: What if you had your first kiss at 27?09/13/2013
    16:06
  179. 187.
    8: What if you were falsely accused of pedophilia?09/13/2013
    19:11
  180. 188.
    7: What if you lost your sense of smell?09/13/2013
    16:04
  181. 189.
    6: What if you weren't afraid to die?09/12/2013
    9:10
  182. 190.
    5: What if you worked in a remote African hospital?09/12/2013
    19:14
  183. 191.
    4: What if your mom died on Christmas Day?09/12/2013
    13:47
  184. 192.
    3: What if you used to speak in tongues?09/12/2013
    15:05
  185. 193.
    2: What if you were an alcoholic at age 9?09/12/2013
    18:19
  186. 194.
    1: What if your boyfriend lit himself on fire?09/12/2013
    12:42

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