This Is Actually Happening podcast

This Is Actually Happening

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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. New episodes come out every Tuesday for free. Listen 1-week early and to exclusive past episodes - all ad-free - with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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. New episodes come out every Tuesday for free. Listen 1-week early and to exclusive past episodes - all ad-free - with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

 

#205

316: What if a masked man appeared at the foot of your bed?

Growing up with a narcissistic father, a woman learns to play small, but one night when an unknown masked man enters her room, she faces the worst night of her life, and emerges on the other side with a new found ferocity. Today’s episode featured Danielle Leukam. You can learn more about Danielle on her website, [danielleleukam.com] (http://www.danielleleukam.com/) . And you can find her on Instagram @danielleukam, as well as Twitter and Facebook. You can also learn more about her story in her two memoirs, Four Pounds of Pressure: A Memoir of Rape, Survival, and Taking Back My Power [https://amzn.to/3QHxMJW] (https://amzn.to/3QHxMJW) and Another Four Pounds of Pressure: Case Files, Statements, & a Survivor's Redemption [https://amzn.to/49I0umr] (https://amzn.to/49I0umr) , and lastly, you can check out her novella The First Sister: A Dangerous Bloodline, [https://amzn.to/3TjLaXq] (https://amzn.to/3TjLaXq) , as well as the two children’s books she’s authored. Danielle now works full-time at the Mayo Clinic. She is passionate about public speaking, writing, and advocating against sexual violence. And she also the president and founder of a non-profit organization called WISH: We Inspire Survivor Healing. Learn more about WISH on their website [WeInspireSurvivorHealing.com] (http://www.weinspiresurvivorhealing.com/) Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: rape, violent assault, child endangerment, gun violence, alcoholism, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: [avivalipkowitz.com] (http://www.avivalipkowitz.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

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11 hrs Ago


#204

Listen Now: The Price of Paradise

When ex-Bunny girl Jayne Gaskin spots the desert island of her dreams for sale online, she decides to risk it all. Trading intheir English village home, Jayne and her family relocate to their own private paradise, just off the coast of Nicaragua. And a reality TV crew follows them to film a new show,No Going Back. But soon they all discover that paradise has its secrets. The locals claim the island belongs to them, and it’s been sold illegally. Jayne’s not leaving without a fight. A fight that will soon turn deadly. Hosted by Alice Levine. Listen to The Price of Paradise on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial by visiting [https://wondery.com/links/the-price-of-paradise/] (https://wondery.com/links/the-price-of-paradise/) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

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#203

315: What if your life became a movie?

After his mother falls in love with Frank, the member of a one-hit-wonder 80s band, a man’s life becomes a roller coaster of neglect, scams, and chaos, but when he turns the camera on the inside of his family, a new world opens he never thought possible. Today’s episode featured GJ Echternkamp. If you’d like to reach out to him, you can email at [GJActuallyHappening@gmail.com] (mailto:GJActuallyHappening@gmail.com) . You can find GJ’s documentary, “frank and Cindy” from 2007, as well as his feature film, also titled “Frank and Cindy” from 2015, both on Netflix. You can also find the music video and song “Whirly Girl” by OXO released in 1983 on YouTube. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Jason Blalock Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, abuse, suicidal ideation, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Jason Blalock: [jasonblalock.com] (http://www.jasonblalock.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

16 Apr 2024

54 MINS

54:22

16 Apr 2024


#202

314: What if you harbored an unrelenting fury?

After losing her entire family at ten years old, a woman’s grief evolves into a self-destructive rage, and as systems of care, punishment and rehabilitation keep failing her, she’s forced to create her own path to healing. Today’s episode featured Amy Ronhaar. You can find out more about Amy on her website, [www.amyronhaar.com] (http://www.amyronhaar.com) , and you can read more details of her story in her memoir Raising Amy: A Daughter’s Memoir on Book Baby [https://store.bookbaby.com/book/raising-amy1] (https://store.bookbaby.com/book/raising-amy1) If you’d like to contact her, you can reach out over email at [amyaronhaar@gmail.com] (mailto:amyaronhaar@gmail.com) . Amy’s story was also featured on the podcast Bunny Hugs, by Todd Rennebohm. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: death, domestic abuse, self-harm, suicide attempt, rape, sexual assault, drug use, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: [avivalipkowitz.com] (http://www.avivalipkowitz.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

54 MINS

54:17

09 Apr 2024


#201

313: What if you had to find your own salvation?

Growing up queer, bullied and abused in a heavily religious community, a man tries and to change his sexual orientation through prayer, but as he pieces his life together and heals past harms, tragedy and misfortune raise more questions than answers. Today’s episode featured Ransom. If you’d like to reach out to him, you can email at [Ransomnotes24@gmail.com] (mailto:Ransomnotes24@gmail.com) Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Jason Blalock Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual assault of a minor, incest, suicidal ideation, religious trauma, drug use, death, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Jason Blalock: [jasonblalock.com] (http://www.jasonblalock.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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” – 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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

02 Apr 2024

52 MINS

52:04

02 Apr 2024


#200

312: What if you believed your love could cure him?

Finally finding love and marriage after feeling unworthy of romance, a woman develops symptoms of a mysterious and debilitating illness, but in the roller coaster of recovery, her husband’s mental illness creates a new level of chaos. Today’s episode featured Marabai Rose. To find out more about Marabai, you can find her on Instagram @marabai.rose, and on her website [marabairose.com] (http://marabairose.com) . There you can find links to her podcast, Badass: Tales of Resilience @badass_tales_of_resilience, which showcases authentic conversations about trauma and resilience. You can also find links to her memoir, Holding Hope: One family’s Odyssey Through Lyme Disease and Psychosis, which dives deeper into many aspects of the story you heard today and more. If you'd like to reach out to her, you can email at [contact@marabairose.com] (mailto:contact@marabairose.com) or on Facebook at [facebook.com/marabai] (http://facebook.com/marabai) Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Sara Marinelli Content/Trigger Warnings: medical trauma, domestic violence, severe mental illness, psychosis, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Sara Marinelli: [saramarinelli.com] (http://www.saramarinelli.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

57 MINS

57:21

26 Mar 2024


#199

311: What if you danced for those who couldn’t?

An Indigenous woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation whose grandparentssuffered the horrific abuses of the Canadian Indian residential schools finds her own path to healing amidst the ravages of generational trauma on her family and community. Today’s episode featured Erin Goodpipe. To learn more about Erin and her work, you can find her on Instagram @e_goodpipe. Erin is multidisciplinary artist, educator and researcher involved in a number of media projects, including as a co-host of Treaty Road a television documentary series exploring the history & present day state of the Numbered Treaties in Canada between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples. You can find out more about the project at treatyroad.ca Erin’s story came to us by way of Todd Rennebohm. Erin was originally featured on Todd's podcast, Bunny Hugs and Mental health, which focuses on conversations with survivors, professionals and families of those who have lost someone to mental illness and addictions. So please check out Bunny Hugs and Mental Health, and a special thanks to Todd for referring today's guest. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, suicidal ideation, graphic bodily injury, alcohol abuse, murder, death, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: www.avivalipkowitz.com/ Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

19 Mar 2024

49 MINS

49:55

19 Mar 2024


#198

310: What if your mother disappeared?

After being kidnapped by her mother in a custody battle, a woman finds herself cut off and under the thumb of an abusive stepmother, but after years of chaos and yearning, she finally learns the devastating truth. Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you’d like to reach out to her, you can email at [cracklinghearth1@gmail.com] (mailto:cracklinghearth1@gmail.com) Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Sara Marinelli Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, suicidal ideation, graphic bodily injury, alcohol abuse, murder, death, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Sara Marinelli: [saramarinelli.com] (http://www.saramarinelli.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 Mar 2024

45 MINS

45:18

12 Mar 2024


#197

309: What if you gave everything to The Job?

Endowed with a strong drive from a young age, a woman becomes a workaholic and marries a wonderful man with similar ambitions, but when he faces a failing project, life-long toxic work patterns come to a tragic conclusion. Today’s episode featured Trina Colpitts. If you’d like to reach out to her, you can email at [500milesformentalhealth@gmail.com] (mailto:500milesformentalhealth@gmail.com) , and you can learn more about her foundation at [500milesformentalhealth.com] (http://www.500milesformentalhealth.com/) and join their 2024 challenge. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Sara Marinelli Content/Trigger Warnings: drug use, hallucination, suicide, graphic bodily injury, death, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Sara Marinelli: [saramarinelli.com] (http://www.saramarinelli.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

05 Mar 2024

50 MINS

50:29

05 Mar 2024


#196

308: What if they couldn’t wake me up?

Soon after returning from a long trip abroad, Whit Missildine, our creator and host of the show, suddenly blacked out and entered a non-responsive seizure state, but as he woke up to a new reality, struggling to put himself back together again, the gifts from the show itself offered exactly the medicine he needed. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits Content/Trigger Warnings: seizure, medical trauma, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

27 Feb 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:08

27 Feb 2024


#195

What if you spent 15 hours on the edge of sanity? [Rebroadcast #89]

An impromptu hiking trip turns suddenly to disaster. Producer:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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:explicit language Intro Music:""Illabye" – Tipper Music Bed:Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io, Additional Sound Recording: Mason Kessie 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] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

45 MINS

45:37

20 Feb 2024


#194

What if you discovered you were the enemy? [Rebroadcast #230]

Growing up with a sense of heroic duty, a man becomes a cop fighting the drug war, when the sobering realities of his job lead him to profound awakening. Today's episode featuredNeil Woods. You can find out more about Neil by going to neilwoods.net, where you can also find links to his two books: Good Cop, Bad War and Drug Wars, with more about his own experience and about the War on Drugs in Britain. To find out more about his organization, LEAP, or Law Enforcement Action Partnership, go to lawenforcementactionpartnership.org. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/) Website: [www.thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits:andrdewwaits.com Content/Trigger Warnings:near death, violence, suicide, mention of sexual assault, mention of gang rape, domestic violence, 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] (https://wondery.com/plus) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon [https://www.patreon.com/happening] (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] (https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop) to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 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] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

56 MINS

56:08

13 Feb 2024


#193

307: What if you fell hard for the scam?

A woman growing up in poverty in Jamaica is abandoned by her mother at an early age, and as her story of unworthiness deepens, she falls prey to a cruel world. Today’s episode featured Donna Hayes. Donna has written a memoir that includes further details about her incredible journey called These Broken Roads, which you can find on Amazon. You can also find out more about her on her website, [donna-hayes.com] (http://www.donna-hayes.com) and learn about her coaching practice at [distinguishedcoaching.com] (http://www.distinguishedcoaching.com) . You can find her on social media on Instagram @iamdonna_hayes and if you’d like to reach out to her, you can email her at [donna@distinguishedcoaching.com] (mailto:donna@distinguishedcoaching.com) . Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Jason Blalock Content/Trigger Warnings: animal cruelty, parental neglect, domestic violence, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Jason Blalock: [jasonblalock.com] (http://www.jasonblalock.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

06 Feb 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:56

06 Feb 2024


#192

306: What if you lived someone else’s life?

After learning to endure a toxic relationship with his father, a man crafts a ‘good life’ filled with the privileges of success, but only when he finds himself on the other side of death’s door does he find out what it really means to be alive. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: death, cardiac arrest, medical trauma, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: [avivalipkowitz.com] (http://www.avivalipkowitz.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

30 Jan 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:22

30 Jan 2024


#191

305: What if you were expected to do no harm?

Growing up in a family full of secrets, a woman experiences a complex trauma and buries a secret of her own, but after finding her passion in medicine, she is faced with dilemma that brings everything to the surface. Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous.But if you’d like to reach out to her, you can email atv2174359@gmail.com. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual abuse, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: [avivalipkowitz.com] (http://www.avivalipkowitz.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

23 Jan 2024

48 MINS

48:32

23 Jan 2024


#190

304: What if you were poisoned?

A young woman on a backpacking trip in Bali faces a series of misfortunes, but just as she’s leaving for the next chapter of her journey, her future is thrown into darkness. Today’s episode featured Ashley King. If you’d like to reach out to her, you can email at [ashleyjenniferk@gmail.com] (mailto:ashleyjenniferk@gmail.com) , or find her on Instagram @ashkng. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Jason Blalock Content/Trigger Warnings: poisoning, medical trauma, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Jason Blalock: [Jasonblalock.com] (http://www.Jasonblalock.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

53 MINS

53:44

16 Jan 2024


#189

What if you swallowed 48 bags of cocaine? [Rebroadcast #156]

A young man looking for a quick way to get rid of student loan debt gambles with his life and nearly pays the ultimate price. Producer: Whit Missildine Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [www.actuallyhappeningstore.com] (http://www.actuallyhappeningstore.com/) 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:drugs, near death, explicit language 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] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Jan 2024

47 MINS

47:09

09 Jan 2024


#188

What if you rescued everyone to save yourself? [Rebroadcast #198]

A woman with severe harm OCD encounters the many faces of death and dying but finds renewal in caring for others and ultimately herself. Today's episode featured Rachel. You can find out more about her on Facebook at [fb.com/RachelHillestad] (http://fb.com/RachelHillestad) . Content/Trigger Warnings: homicidal thoughts, harm OCD, death, sexual assault, mention of suicide, suicidal thoughts, explicit language Producers:Whit Missildine Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening 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 full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at [https://wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon [https://www.patreon.com/happening] (https://www.patreon.com/happening) Engage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/) Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

02 Jan 2024

52 MINS

52:20

02 Jan 2024


#187

What if you grew up in a violent gang? [Rebroadcast #163]

After tragedy strikes a Vietnamese refugee family, a young man finds his new home in a violent gang, forever marking his life path through acts of destruction and redemption. Today’s episode featured Quan Huynh. You can read more about Quan’s story in his memoir, Sparrow in the Razorwire - [www.sparrowintherazorwire.com] (http://www.sparrowintherazorwire.com/) .You can also find out more about Quan and his current work at [www.quanxhuynh.com] (http://www.quanxhuynh.com/) and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @quanxhuynh Producer:Whit Missildine Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [www.actuallyhappeningstore.com] (http://www.actuallyhappeningstore.com/) 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:murder, gang violence,death, incarceration, explicit language 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] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

26 Dec 2023

52 MINS

52:48

26 Dec 2023


#186

303: What if your brother became a monster?

Growing up in a broken home with a loving mother, a woman faces disturbing and routine abuse from her brother, but after it escalates, and the unthinkable happens, the terror never ends. Today's episode featuredAmyChesler. To find out more about her and herstory, you can find her book on Working for Justice on Amazon.Amyalso has her own podcast, What Came Next, which chroniclesin greater depth her experienceswith the criminal justice system and the media, as well as other firsthand accounts from survivors and advocates throughout history. You can also find her on Instagram @amybchesler, and on her website [amybchesler.com] (http://amybchesler.com/) . Working for Justice: [https://amzn.to/483m9Ut] (https://amzn.to/483m9Ut) Amy's Instagram: [http://www.instagram.com/amybchesler] (http://www.instagram.com/amybchesler) What Came Next on Instagram: [http://www.instagram.com/whatcamenext_podcast] (http://www.instagram.com/whatcamenext_podcast) What Came Next on Apple: [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-came-next/id1674051643] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-came-next/id1674051643) Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual assault of a minor, domestic abuse and violence, graphic bodily injury, alcohol and drug abuse, murder, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: [avivalipkowitz.com/] (https://www.avivalipkowitz.com/) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

19 Dec 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:13

19 Dec 2023


#185

302: What if you could only find closure within?

A woman experiences a childhood trauma, facing silence and betrayal in the aftermath, but a when unexpected tragedy comes, the answers begin slipping out of reach. Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you’d like to reach out, you can email her at [dotisallin@gmail.com] (mailto:dotisallin@gmail.com) Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Sara Marinelli Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual assault of a minor, alcohol and drug abuse, addition, suicide, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Sara Marinelli: [saramarinelli.com] (http://www.saramarinelli.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 Dec 2023

52 MINS

52:04

12 Dec 2023


#184

301: What if you were pulled into the abyss?

Growing up with a solid Midwestern childhood, and man discovers the wonders of the Hawaiian ocean, when one day a terrifying encounter changes everything. Today’s episode featured Harvey Miller. You can find out more about Harvey on Instagram @mrsharkb8, on TikTok @harveymiller26, or you can contact him over email at [mr.sharkb8@gmail.com] (mailto:mr.sharkb8@gmail.com) Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Jason Blalock Content/Trigger Warnings: death, car accident, near-death, shark attack, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Jason Blalock: [jasonblalock.com] (http://www.jasonblalock.com) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

05 Dec 2023

49 MINS

49:09

05 Dec 2023


#183

300: What if your boyfriend lit himself on fire? (300th episode)

After falling into a co-dependent relationship, a woman’s boyfriend begins a bewildering decline, but after losing his battle, she awakens to a deeper understanding of grief, death and generational patterns of trauma and silence. Today’s episode featured Amanda Coggin. If you’d like to reach out, you can email her at [spiritualinthebay@gmail.com] (mailto:spiritualinthebay@gmail.com) . Amanda has also compiled a [list of resources] (https://drive.google.com/file/d/19X03OcfJwiNxuuEdo7BY2A5LIYzsT1eO/view?usp=drivesdk) for mental wellness, adverse childhood experiences, and trauma and resilience. This episode is an updated interview of episode #1 of the show. That episode is available on the public feed as episode #1 also titled, “What if your boyfriend lit himself on fire?” Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, [J] (http://www.jasonblalock.com/) ason Blalock Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual assault of a minor, alcohol and drug abuse, addition, suicide, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Jason Blalock: [www.jasonblalock.com] (http://www.jasonblalock.com/) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

28 Nov 2023

51 MINS

51:48

28 Nov 2023


#182

299: What if your only hope for life was choosing death?

Growing up with a controlling and mentally abusive mother, a woman suffers from a severe eating disorder that leaves her hopeless, until she discovers Medical Assistance in Dying, a program in Canada whereby people can receive assistance from a medical practitioner to voluntarily end their life. Today’s episode featured Agata. If you’d like to reach out to her, you can email at [amgawron@shaw.ca] (mailto:amgawron@shaw.ca) Agata's story came to us by way of Todd Rennebohm. Agata was originally featured on Todd's podcast, Bunny Hugs and Mental health, which focuses on conversations with survivors, professionals and families of those who have lost someone to mental illness and addictions. So please check out Bunny Hugs and Mental Health, and a special thanks to Todd for referring today's guest. Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: childhood medical trauma, sexual assault, parental abuse, severe eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia, suicide attempt, discussion of suicide, death and dying, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrdewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: [https://www.avivalipkowitz.com/] (https://www.avivalipkowitz.com/) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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” – 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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

21 Nov 2023

52 MINS

52:48

21 Nov 2023


#181

298: What if you were caught in the gears of the machine?

Navigating a chaotic upbringing, a man finds his path through sports, military and grueling police work, but as the scars from Iraq, the domestic violence unit, and corrupt police politics mount, he pursues a dark reckoning to try to recover his humanity. Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you’d like to contact him, you can email at T21439@proton.me Producers:Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Aviva Lipkowitz Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic abuse, alcoholism, police brutality, war, graphic violence, child endangerment, graphic bodily injury, de-gloving, burn victim, near death experience, drug use, explicit language Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Twitter: @TIAHPodcast Website: [thisisactuallyhappening.com] (http://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/) Website for Andrew Waits: [andrewwaits.com] (http://www.andrdewwaits.com) Website for Aviva Lipkowitz: [https://www.avivalipkowitz.com/] (https://www.avivalipkowitz.com/) Support the Show:Support The Show on Patreon: [patreon.com/happening] (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 [wondery.com/plus] (https://wondery.com/plus) Shop at the Store:The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: [thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop] (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” – 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 and Crisis Lifeline:Text or Call 988 National Alliance on Mental Illness:1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN):1-800-656-HOPE (4673) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

14 Nov 2023

49 MINS

49:45

14 Nov 2023