This Is Actually Happening

By Wondery

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Subscribers: 6166
Reviews: 23
Episodes: 210


 Oct 3, 2023

JT
 Sep 13, 2023
I don't agree with giving mass shooters, or potential mass shooters, a platform like this. Unsubbing


 Aug 27, 2023
I find those ratings highly amusing that are most likely written by people who have just discovered, in 2023, that the private is political. Of course it is. Look up the term zoon politikon. We are social animals - how should anything be devoid of politics and social discourse? Some episodes are probably more to anybody's liking, some less so. Diversity is a good thing though. I like the format, it produces authenticity. For me these are stories of survivors.

too.woke
 Feb 21, 2023
inclusive. not just pandering to people interested in only what is familiar to them. and an interesting listen, of course

A Cleaner
 Dec 8, 2022
recoding and using people's most tragic memories and stories to just make money.

Description

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

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Episode Date
321: What if they tried to erase you?
May 28, 2024
320: What if your mom believed she was the good witch?
May 21, 2024
Listen Now: Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli
May 20, 2024
319: What if you couldn’t find your way home?
May 14, 2024
318: What if your daughter went missing?
May 07, 2024
317: What if you found peace in the fog of war?
Apr 30, 2024
316: What if a masked man appeared at the foot of your bed?
Apr 23, 2024
315: What if your life became a movie?
Apr 16, 2024
314: What if you harbored an unrelenting fury?
Apr 09, 2024
313: What if you had to find your own salvation?
Apr 02, 2024
312: What if you believed your love could cure him?
Mar 26, 2024
311: What if you danced for those who couldn’t?
Mar 19, 2024
310: What if your mother disappeared?
Mar 12, 2024
309: What if you gave everything to The Job?
Mar 05, 2024
308: What if they couldn’t wake me up?
Feb 27, 2024
What if you spent 15 hours on the edge of sanity? [Rebroadcast #89]
Feb 20, 2024
What if you discovered you were the enemy? [Rebroadcast #230]
Feb 13, 2024
307: What if you fell hard for the scam?
Feb 06, 2024
306: What if you lived someone else’s life?
Jan 30, 2024
305: What if you were expected to do no harm?
Jan 23, 2024
304: What if you were poisoned?
Jan 16, 2024
What if you swallowed 48 bags of cocaine? [Rebroadcast #156]
Jan 09, 2024
What if you rescued everyone to save yourself? [Rebroadcast #198]
Jan 02, 2024
What if you grew up in a violent gang? [Rebroadcast #163]
Dec 26, 2023
303: What if your brother became a monster?
Dec 19, 2023
302: What if you could only find closure within?
Dec 12, 2023
301: What if you were pulled into the abyss?
Dec 05, 2023
300: What if your boyfriend lit himself on fire? (300th episode)
Nov 28, 2023
299: What if your only hope for life was choosing death?
Nov 21, 2023
298: What if you were caught in the gears of the machine?
Nov 14, 2023
297: What if you were a human jumper cable?
Nov 07, 2023
296: What if you were haunted by the living and the dead?
Oct 31, 2023
295: What if you had to betray your family to save them?
Oct 24, 2023
294: What if you shot your girlfriend?
Oct 17, 2023
293: What if you believed your son was possessed?
Oct 10, 2023
292: What if a shocking lie revealed your inner truth?
Oct 03, 2023
291: What if your wife had 21 personalities?
Sep 26, 2023
290: What if your husband entered The Void?
Sep 19, 2023
289: What if you walked into your high school with a shotgun?
Sep 12, 2023
288: What if you didn't know you were in a cult?
Jul 25, 2023
287: What if you couldn’t explain his heinous act?
Jul 18, 2023
286: What if you were born without a hand?
Jul 11, 2023
285: What if your life was not your own?
Jul 04, 2023
284: What if you found the antidote in the venom?
Jun 27, 2023
283: What if you saved your family from annihilation?
Jun 20, 2023
282: What if you believed you were unlovable?
Jun 13, 2023
281: What if you entered the belly of the Narco beast?
Jun 06, 2023
280: What if you lived on the line between life and death?
May 30, 2023
279: What if you survived online child exploitation?
May 23, 2023
278: What if you couldn't keep her safe?
May 16, 2023
277: What if you survived the Bosnian genocide?
May 09, 2023
276: What if you left your kids held hostage?
May 02, 2023
275: What if the demons were too large to see?
Apr 25, 2023
274: What if you were crushed by 10,000 pounds of stone?
Apr 18, 2023
Point Blank: Bonus Interview with Connor Sheets
Apr 14, 2023
Point Blank: Inside the Mind of the Rancho Tehama Gunman
Apr 13, 2023
273: Point Blank #5: What if you were the sister of the gunman?
Apr 11, 2023
Point Blank: Bonus Stories - Jared and James
Apr 07, 2023
272: Point Blank #4: What if you made yourself a target?
Apr 04, 2023
271: Point Blank #3: What if you shielded your students?
Mar 28, 2023
270: Point Blank #2: What if your grandson was orphaned?
Mar 21, 2023
269: Point Blank #1: What if you pled for your life?
Mar 14, 2023
268: What if he followed you into the house?
Mar 07, 2023
267: What if you were forced to keep the nanny's secret?
Feb 28, 2023
266: What if you thought everyone was dead?
Feb 21, 2023
265: What if a routine pickup led to a crushing blow?
Feb 14, 2023
264: What if you were carjacked at gunpoint?
Feb 07, 2023
263: What if a darkness destroyed your family?
Jan 31, 2023
262: What if you were mauled by a grizzly bear?
Jan 24, 2023
261: What if your mother was a victim of a secret government experiment?
Jan 17, 2023
260: What if your husband claimed you were dead?
Jan 10, 2023
259: What if you survived a serial killer?
Dec 13, 2022
258: What if you fell in love with a vampire?
Dec 06, 2022
257: What if you didn't know who to believe?
Nov 29, 2022
256: What if you prepared your boyfriend's body?
Nov 22, 2022
255: What if they didn't ask and you couldn't tell?
Nov 15, 2022
254: What if your father annihilated the family?
Nov 08, 2022
253: What if you couldn't even remember the crash?
Nov 01, 2022
252: What if you watched your mother disappear?
Oct 25, 2022
251: What if a false allegation stole what you valued most?
Oct 18, 2022
250: What if a devastating truth only deepened the mystery?
Oct 11, 2022
249: What if you knew your baby was going to die?
Oct 04, 2022
248: What if an invisible disease blew up your life?
Sep 27, 2022
247: What if you didn't see the signs?
Sep 20, 2022
246: What if you could never be what they wanted?
Sep 13, 2022
245: What if you were taken to the dark side?
Sep 06, 2022
244: What if you could never make him proud?
Aug 30, 2022
243: What if you signed a billion-year contract?
Aug 23, 2022
242: What if you woke up and couldn't move?
Aug 16, 2022
241: What if you were the other woman?
Aug 09, 2022
What if you suddenly felt like a werewolf? - [Rebroadcast - #119]
Jul 26, 2022
What if a minor procedure left you permanently altered? - [Rebroadcast #135]
Jul 12, 2022
240: What if nine bullets shattered your dreams?
Jun 21, 2022
239: What if a single decision led to a spiral of loss?
Jun 14, 2022
238: What if you were tortured in an Iranian prison?
Jun 07, 2022
237: What if your mom hoarded 90 cats?
May 31, 2022
236: What if you had the worst roommate ever?
May 24, 2022
235: What if delusion consumed your family?
May 17, 2022
234: What if your joy came with a tragic price?
May 10, 2022
233: What if they invaded your home?
May 03, 2022
232: What if you committed a hate crime?
Apr 26, 2022
231: What if they all betrayed you?
Apr 19, 2022
230: What if you discovered you were the enemy?
Apr 12, 2022
229: What if your life unraveled thread by thread?
Apr 05, 2022
228: What if you grew up with the ghosts of war?
Mar 29, 2022
227: What if you faced a terrifying beast?
Mar 22, 2022
226: What if you had three different faces?
Mar 15, 2022
225: What if you stared into the abyss?
Mar 08, 2022
224: What if they stole your childhood?
Mar 01, 2022
223: What if you were the dirty little secret?
Feb 22, 2022
222: What if you were a stranger in your own home?
Feb 15, 2022
221: What if you were addicted to each other?
Feb 08, 2022
220: What if they died in your hands?
Feb 01, 2022
219: What if you bled to death?
Jan 25, 2022
218: What if the family glue came undone?
Jan 18, 2022
217: What if you saw the face of death?
Jan 11, 2022
216: What if you opened Pandora's Box?
Dec 14, 2021
215: What if you faced the monster in the mirror?
Dec 07, 2021
214: What if you woke up in oblivion?
Nov 30, 2021
213: What if they were murdered trying to protect you?
Nov 23, 2021
212: What if everyone pretended you were dead?
Nov 16, 2021
211: What if you had to let her go to save yourself?
Nov 09, 2021
210: What if you didn't know where they were taking you?
Nov 02, 2021
208: What if you ran through the pain?
Oct 19, 2021
207: What if you faced the ultimate betrayal?
Oct 12, 2021
206: What if no one believed you?
Oct 05, 2021
The Long Shadow: Bonus - Interview with Whit Missildine and Dan Taberski
Sep 30, 2021
205: The Long Shadow: What if you processed the remains?
Sep 28, 2021
204: The Long Shadow: What if you fought the fire?
Sep 21, 2021
203: The Long Shadow: What if you were on the 68th floor?
Sep 14, 2021
202: The Long Shadow: What if you ran the ER five blocks away?
Sep 07, 2021
201: What if you believed it was all your fault?
Aug 31, 2021
200: What if you were consumed by your only cure?
Aug 24, 2021
199: What if your deepest friendship was your darkest fate?
Aug 17, 2021
198: What if you rescued everyone to save yourself?
Aug 10, 2021
197: What if you died?
Aug 03, 2021
What if you survived a genocide? [Rebroadcast - #113]
Jul 27, 2021
What if you had a ten-year nightmare? [Rebroadcast - #103]
Jul 20, 2021
196: What if you went missing?
Jun 22, 2021
195: What if you never stopped searching?
Jun 15, 2021
194: What if you ran but couldn't hide?
Jun 08, 2021
193: What if your deepest secret was shared with the world?
Jun 01, 2021
192: What if one wrong turn meant life or death?
May 25, 2021
191: What if you suffered from trichotillomania?
May 18, 2021
190: What if your fairytale was finally within reach?
May 11, 2021
189: What if you couldn't stop shining?
May 04, 2021
188: What if you spent four years inside?
Apr 27, 2021
187: What if you were trapped all over again?
Apr 20, 2021
186: What if you were consumed by a preposterous phobia?
Apr 13, 2021
185: What if you kept shaking hands with death?
Apr 06, 2021
184: What if you didn't know who he was?
Mar 30, 2021
183: What if everyone was watching you?
Mar 23, 2021
182: What if your daughter committed a seemingly unforgivable act?
Mar 16, 2021
181: What if you committed a seemingly unforgivable act?
Mar 09, 2021
180: What if your plane was hijacked?
Mar 02, 2021
179: What if a horrifying loss led to a grand adventure?
Feb 23, 2021
178: What if you couldn't tell him what really happened?
Feb 16, 2021
177: What if you woke up two months later?
Feb 09, 2021
176: What if you were trapped in a never-ending dream?
Feb 02, 2021
175: What if you had their knee on your neck?
Jan 26, 2021
174: What if you couldn't remember that night?
Jan 19, 2021
173: What if your cry for help led to an unthinkable tragedy?
Jan 12, 2021
172: What if you were lured into an unspeakable hell?
Dec 15, 2020
171: What if you saw inside the belly of the beast?
Dec 08, 2020
170: What if you didn't sleep for 120 hours?
Dec 01, 2020
169: What if you were an Adult Baby Diaper Lover?
Nov 24, 2020
168: What if you believed you were Jesus Christ?
Nov 17, 2020
167: What if you had a fetish for disgust?
Nov 10, 2020
166: What if you didn't have any fear?
Nov 03, 2020
165: What if you were a blind dominatrix?
Oct 27, 2020
164: What if a shocking accusation devastated your family?
Oct 20, 2020
Introducing This is Actually Happening
Oct 17, 2020
163: What if you grew up in a violent gang?
Oct 06, 2020
162: What if you grew up in a cult?
Sep 22, 2020
161: What if you suffered a shocking loss?
Sep 08, 2020
Happenings Vol. 1: No Man's Land
Sep 01, 2020
160: What if you were assaulted by a stranger in the dark?
Aug 25, 2020
159: What if someone you love committed a monstrous crime?
Aug 11, 2020
158: What if you entered The Void?
Jul 28, 2020
157: What if you couldn't tell anyone?
Jun 16, 2020
156: What if you swallowed 48 bags of cocaine?
Jun 02, 2020
155: What if you had to pull the plug?
May 19, 2020
154: What if your mom was murdered by a serial killer?
May 05, 2020
BONUS Episode - Tyson Was Abducted - from What Was That Like podcast
Apr 28, 2020
153: What if you wanted to disappear?
Apr 21, 2020
152: What if you were a human shield?
Apr 07, 2020
151: What if he made you think you were crazy?
Mar 24, 2020
150: What if you were trapped in a cycle of abuse?
Mar 10, 2020
149: What if you committed child sexual abuse?
Feb 25, 2020
148: What if you killed someone?
Feb 11, 2020
147: What if your best friend was dying?
Jan 28, 2020
146: What if you thought your mother was a robot?
Jan 14, 2020
145: What if your best friend met a tragic fate?
Dec 17, 2019
144: What if you suffered from postpartum depression?
Dec 03, 2019
143: What if you were seduced into a whole new world?
Nov 19, 2019
142: What if it happened in broad daylight?
Nov 05, 2019
141: What if you witnessed a horrific act?
Oct 22, 2019
140: What if you were entangled in a web of shame?
Oct 08, 2019
139: What if your father disappeared?
Sep 24, 2019
138: What if at three months pregnant your world was turned upside down?
Sep 10, 2019
137: What if you were the one to break the silence?
Aug 27, 2019
136: What if you had to fight for your life?
Aug 20, 2019
135: What if a minor procedure left you permanently altered?
Aug 13, 2019
Season 9 Announcements
Aug 06, 2019
134: What if your singular dream fell to pieces?
Jun 11, 2019
133: What if your life went up in flames?
May 28, 2019
132: What if you were kept from the one you loved most?
May 14, 2019
131: What if a psychotic break split your life wide open?
Apr 30, 2019
130: What if you had thoughts of harming those you love most?
Apr 16, 2019
1: What if your boyfriend lit himself on fire? (1st episode)
Sep 11, 2013