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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. New episode ...
 
This podcast is for all the beautiful young ladies out here who are trying to achieve the goals. The podcast is somewhat like my diary where I’m just trying to share my thoughts and experiences. There will be relatable and entertaining topics coming with each episode. New Episodes dropping every week! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tiahu2019s-diary/support
 
There are two types of people on this world. Doers and Gunners. Gunners are always Gunna do this and Gunna do that but never achieve anything. Then there are the doers, the people who get off their arse and actually have a crack at life. The Entrepreneurs who make things, create things and break things but all to make a better world we live in. The Start-up Culture, the working 18-hour days for yourself to help others. This Podcast is a place for these people to discuss life, Start-ups and b ...
 
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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. You can also find her on Instagram at @nourbabyyy and …
 
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 Be…
 
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 belie…
 
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 Website for Andrew…
 
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: @actuallyhappe…
 
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 fi…
 
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, on Instagram @stefanalxndr, or look for Stefan Alexander on any mu…
 
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. There you can find contact information …
 
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 …
 
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 remai…
 
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. …
 
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 e…
 
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 medic…
 
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 M…
 
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…
 
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, De…
 
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 ma…
 
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, Jas…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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/T…
 
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: ashst…
 
A man struggles to free himself from his father’s iron grip on the family, but when an unsettling truth about his past is revealed, his entire life comes into focus. Today's storyteller was originally featured on the incredible podcast, The Secret Room, created and hosted by Ben Hamm. Ben's guests share stories they've never told before, giving you…
 
After a woman’s Mormon family falls apart following the death of her father, her mother brings her to a Scientology Center where she leaves everything behind. Today’s episode featured Katherine Mcelhinny. If you’d like to reach out to her, you can email at canadiankat9@icloud.com. She also has a gofundme page. If you’d like to donate to her, you ca…
 
After growing up queer with a complicated father in the 1960s, a man forges his own path, identity and career in the arts, but suddenly, after a routine surgery, he wakes up unable to move. . Today’s episode featured John Killacky. You can find out more about John by going to johnkillacky.com with links to his book, “because art: commentary, critiq…
 
A woman falls deeply in love with a married man in her close friend’s circle, when suddenly an unthinkable event throws everything into question. . . “Of all the cruel things for the universe to do…Why? Why on earth would the universe do this, and what is this supposed to teach me? What does it mean?” Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous, bu…
 
“I don’t know what I was thinking but I just kept feeling like the waves of shame because of the shame I made them feel.” Today’s episode featured Kiese Laymon. You can find out more about him and his books at kieselaymon.com. Producer: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: Growing up in a household full of both love and violence in Mississippi, Kiese L…
 
“It’s like trying to go into like a dark cave with a rope attached to you so that you can find your way back and then losing that the end of the rope.” Producer: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: Following a tumultuous upbringing, a woman begins confronting the complexities of her identity and self-destructive tendencies, when all of a sudden, devas…
 
“I completely lost touch with reality. You can’t rely on those around you, and you can’t rely on what’s within you. That’s the most terrifying thing in the world.” Producer: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: Struggling to find his identity after college, a man suddenly suffers from a panic attack that leads to a terrifying downward spiral. Social Me…
 
“My personhood had been shattered into a thousand pieces that I and my family were left to pick up one at a time.” Today's episode features Olivia Wilder. You can find out more about Olivia on Instagram @all.in.amputee Producer: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: After self-medicating for years to cope with the emotional aftermath of an abusive, reli…
 
"Those weird moments of tension...that moment of uncertainty but impending doom...I don't think anything really ever matched that." Today’s episode featured Dick Wound. You can find Dick's Podcast "Off the Cuffs: A Kink and BDSM podcast" on your podcast app. You can follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @OCPKINK. You can also follow Dick on Twit…
 
“If there was a note…or just anything that would give us a single clue about it…but ultimately I don’t know like I’m never going to know why.” Today's episode features Mercedes. If you’d like to reach out to her, you can contact her through email at springingforward99@gmail.com. Producer: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: Growing up Jehovah’s Witnes…
 
“These are open ended wounds that you have to patch up, but how do you patch them up? How do you make it okay.” Today’s episode featured Diamond Garrett. Diamond is currenting starting a small business to provide products, services, and resources for disabled individuals to make their lives easier as wheelchair users. If you’d like to donate to sup…
 
“Living in a constant state of anxiety does something to you…I’m not able to live, I’m not able to love, I’m not able to thrive.” Today's guest requested to remain anonymous, however, if you'd like to reach to him, you can email at: k.parker007@live.com. Producers: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: A boy grows up in a household devastated by AIDS, o…
 
“You were in this abyss of darkness and the hardest part was not knowing…not knowing at all if you’re going to live or die or when or how.” Today's episode featured Marina Nemat. You can find out more about Marina and her story by going to marinanemat.com. There you can find contact information and more about her two books, 'Prisoner of Tehran', an…
 
“We had such a sense of safety and comfort and then…it was like everything changes and you can’t go back.” Today's guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you'd like to reach out to her, you can email at ca.hummingbird.1970@gmail.com. Producers: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: A woman struggles to find herself among her mother’s multiplying cr…
 
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