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This Is Actually Happening

This Is Actually Happening

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 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.

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Episodes

258: What if you fell in love with a vampire?

After suffering the horrific abuses of his Southern grandmother, father and mother, a teenage boy discovers his own queer identity through a fantasy world, but when it becomes all too real, everything he believes is called into question. 

 

Today?s episode featured Michael. If you?d like to reach out to him, you can email at [email protected].

 

Producers: Whit Missildine

Content/Trigger Warnings:  graphic domestic abuse, abuse of a child, mention of rape, mention of drinking blood, explicit language

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Website: thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

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

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Cylinder Four/Five? ? Chris Zabriskie

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-12-06
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257: What if you didn't know who to believe?

After leaving the Jehovah?s Witness faith of her childhood, a woman redefines her life with her husband and child and becomes a loving foster parent for many, but as one of her foster children comes of age, the chaos threatens to unravel the entire family.

 

Today's guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you'd like to reach out to her, you can email at [email protected].

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  child endangerment, sexual assault and rape of a minor, drug use, explicit language

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

 

Episode Sponsor: Tommy John ? www.tommyjohn.com/happening

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Website: thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Sara Marinelli: saramarinelli.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Union Flow? - Spuntic

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-11-29
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256: What if you prepared your boyfriend's body?

After losing her father at a young age, a woman begins apprenticing as a funeral director, but when tragedy strikes again, the loss takes an exponential toll.   

 

Today?s episode featured Kelsie. You can find out more about her on Instagram and Twitch: @HumanPterodactyl

Content/Trigger Warnings:  mental illness, suicidal ideation, suicide, graphic medical descriptions, explicit language

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

 

Website: thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Re-Entry? ? Lee Rosevere

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-11-22
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255: What if they didn't ask and you couldn't tell?

A man growing up in the closet joins the military under ?don?t ask, don?t tell? and numbs his identity with alcohol, but after becoming a nurse and after COVID wreaks havoc, his downward spiral hits a new rock bottom that will decide his life or death.

 

Today?s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you?d like to contact him, you can email at [email protected].

Content/Trigger Warnings:  murder of an animal, domestic abuse, miscarriage, bullying, alcoholism, addiction, self-harm, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, COVID death, explicit language

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

 

Website: thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

Sponsors: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/HAPPENING and get on your way to being your best self.

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-11-15
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254: What if your father annihilated the family?

A woman grows up in a home chronically terrified by her father?s abuse, but when her parents split and he starts another family, she learns of the true, horrifying danger she was in her entire life.

Today's episode featured Lisa Nikolidakis. You can read much more about this story in her incredible memoir, No One Crosses the Wolf. You can also find out more about Lisa on Instagram @lisanik or on Twitter @lisanikol, and check out her other award-winning essays, at lisanikolidakis.com

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  domestic violence, sexual abuse, incest, suicidal ideation, eating disorder, self-harm, graphic scrime scene detail, murder, death, explicit language

 

Producers: Whit Missildine

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

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

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Uncertain Outcomes? - SkyeVoyager

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-11-08
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253: What if you couldn't even remember the crash?

As a teenager struggling with severe depression and anxiety, a woman finds dance as her only outlet, but on a night that is lost to memory, a horrific accident transforms her body, her brain and her identity.

 

Today's episode featured Desiree Ford. You can find out more about her on Instagram @fesireedord. Out of their experience of the accident, Desiree and her mother have also begun holding workshops and speaking engagements for resilience training to help others adapting to major life changes. You can find out more about this project on Instagram @resilientspirit_ as well as on their website resilientspirit.ca.

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  mental illness, suicidal ideation, car accident, graphic bodily injury, death, death of an animal, traumatic brain injury, explicit language

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Andrew Waits: andrdewwaits.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Cylinder Four/Five? ? Chris Zabriskie

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-11-01
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252: What if you watched your mother disappear?

A man tries to put the pieces of his life back together after growing up with a mother who suffered from severe OCD and anorexia.

 

Today?s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you?d like to reach out to him directly you can email him at [email protected]

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  severe eating disorder, anorexia, OCD, sexually explicit material, mention of suicide, explicit language

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Union Flow? ? Spuntic

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-10-25
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251: What if a false allegation stole what you valued most?

A woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder experiences a roller coaster of destroyed relationships and mental storm, but after stabilizing through therapy and medication her mentally compromised mother makes an accusation that cannot be revoked.

Content/Trigger Warnings:  mental illness, domestic abuse, explicit language

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Re-Entry? ? Lee Rosevere

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-10-18
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250: What if a devastating truth only deepened the mystery?

Growing up Black and queer in the South, a man finds an identity for himself through the arts and establishes a wonderful marriage with children, until one day, when his husband is late coming home, there?s a ring at the door and his entire life unravels.

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  use of a derogatory racial slur, use of a derogatory homophobic slur, mention of gun violence, mention of suicide, mental illness, drug use, drug overdose, explicit language

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Sara Marinelli: saramarinelli.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-10-11
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249: What if you knew your baby was going to die?

Coming from a charmed, conservative, Catholic upbringing, a woman must confront her deepest beliefs as she struggles with the reality and implications of the most devastating news a mother can receive.

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  traumatic pregnancy, death of an infant, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Andrew Waits: andrdewwaits.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Uncertain Outcomes? - SkyeVoyager

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-10-04
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248: What if an invisible disease blew up your life?

After surviving a chaotic and abusive upbringing, a woman develops an undiagnosable autoimmune disorder that threatens to take her vision and her livelihood, but when a friend brings a blow-up doll to play a practical joke one night, everything changes. 

Today?s episode featured Gina Hessburg. You can find out more about her and Rafael on Instagram @blowinguprafael or on her website, blowinguprafael.com. On the website, you can also buy Gina?s book, Blowing Up, featuring her journey with Rafael. Gina is offering listeners to This Is Actually Happening $10 off her book if you use the code HAPPENING. $5 of each sale goes towards organizations that provide patient support and research for treatments for people like Gina.

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  domestic abuse, mention of suicide, medical trauma, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Andrew Waits: www.andrdewwaits.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Cylinder Four/Five? ? Chris Zabriskie

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-09-27
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247: What if you didn't see the signs?

Bill Mitchell built a successful career, marriage and family, but just as his bright and loving daughter graduates from college with big dreams, an unthinkable event irreversibly changes everything. 

Today?s episode featured Bill Mitchell. Bill has a book and podcast, both called When Dating Hurts. You can find out more about Bill, his book and his podcast, all at whendatinghurts.com. You can also find his book on Amazon.

Bill was originally featured on Scott Johnson?s amazing podcast, What Was That Like. If you love This Is Actually Happening, check out What Was That Like, featuring stories from people who have been through something extremely unusual. You?ll hear people talking about being in a plane crash, a mass shooting, a grizzly bear attack, and many more. The guest comes on and tells the details of what happened, first hand. If you like This Is Actually Happening, I know you?ll want to subscribe to What Was That Like. It?s available on any podcast app, or at WhatWasThatLike.com.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  domestic violence, graphic bodily injury, murder, death, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

 

Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

 

Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening

 

Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Union Flow? ? Spuntic

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2022-09-20
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246: What if you could never be what they wanted?

Always feeling she had failed the ideals of her strict Muslim, South Asian family and community, a woman struggles to navigate trauma, shame and self-expression, when unexpected news forces her into a powerful reckoning.

Today?s episode featured Azzah Ahmad. You can find out more about Azzah by visiting her Instagram page @Lifeazziknowit.

Content/Trigger Warnings:  sexual abuse of a minor, suicidal ideation, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

Website for Sara Marinelli: saramarinelli.com

  

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2022-09-13
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245: What if you were taken to the dark side?

A woman struggling to find herself finally discovers a place where she belongs and forms a deep friendship, but when she experiments with a powerful psychedelic the experience reveals more than she bargained for.

Today's episode featured Ash Stryker. You can find out more about Ash and see her illustration and artwork by going to her website: ashstryker.com/

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  eating disorder, drug use, drug overdose, hallucinations, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

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Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

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2022-09-06
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244: What if you could never make him proud?

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 a front row seat to the hidden lives of people all around you. Ben and I have collaborated before on a previous episode, and if you love This Is Actually Happening, check out The Secret Room, wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  domestic abuse, child abuse, childhood illness, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Uncertain Outcomes/Embers? - SkyeVoyager

 

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2022-08-30
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243: What if you signed a billion-year contract?

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 [email protected]. She also has a gofundme page. If you?d like to donate to her, you can do so here: https://gofund.me/3ab57d56

 

Content/Trigger Warnings:  abuse of a minor, parental neglect, sexual assault, suicidal ideation, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

Social Media:

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Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

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Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

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Music Bed: ?Cylinder Four/Five" ? Chris Zabriskie

 

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2022-08-23
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242: What if you woke up and couldn't move?

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. 

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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, critique, & conversation? as well as links to some of his films.

"I was so used to being adaptive, resilient, always seeing the horizon ahead....The complexity for me in that hospital is that there wasn?t a horizon. I was so stuck in the now of nothing."

 

Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic medical descriptions, paralysis, suicidal ideation, explicit language

 

Producer: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Union Flow" - Spuntic

 

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2022-08-16
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241: What if you were the other woman?

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.   

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?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, but if you?d like to reach out to her, you can email at [email protected]

Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic bodily injury, explicit language

Producer: Whit Missildine

 

Social Media:

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Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

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Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere

 

Services

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2022-08-09
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What if you were the one to break the silence? - [Rebroadcast #137]

?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 Laymon struggles with generational trauma, career success, and addiction before finally facing the silences of his past.

 

Social Media:

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Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, physical abuse, assault, explicit language

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Re-entry? ? Lee Rosevere

 

Services

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2022-08-02
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What if you suddenly felt like a werewolf? - [Rebroadcast - #119]

?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, devastating bouts of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder begin to consume her life.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: suicidal ideation, domestic abuse, self-harm, mental illness, PMDD, explicit language

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Cylinder Four/Five? ? Chris Zabriskie

 

Services

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2022-07-26
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What if you thought your mother was a robot? - [Rebroadcast #146]

?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. 

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: drug use, mental breakdown, explicit language

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

Services

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2022-07-19
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What if a minor procedure left you permanently altered? - [Rebroadcast #135]

?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, religious upbringing, a woman goes in for a minor surgery, and when she emerges, everything has changed.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: medical trauma, drug use, amputation, explicit language

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

Services

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-07-12
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What if your deepest fear was your greatest pleasure? [Rebroadcast - #105]

"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 Twitter @DickWound.

 

Producer: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: Following a heart attack, a man finds relief and healing through unusual sexual fetishes.

 

Social Media:

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Content/Trigger Warnings: heart attack, sexual kink and fetish, graphic bodily injury, graphic descriptions of sexual acts, explicit language

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere

 

Services

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-07-05
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What if your family was consumed by an unthinkable act? [Rebroadcast - #126]

?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 [email protected].

 

Producer: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: Growing up Jehovah?s Witness and then setting out to form an identity of her own, a woman reconciles the silences of her loving and devoted family with an unthinkable act that throws everything into question.

 

Social Media:

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Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic bodily injury, graphic violence, murder, suicide, drug use, explicit language

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Wake Up? - Spuntic

 

Services

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-06-28
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240: What if nine bullets shattered your dreams?

?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 support her vision and her small business, go to gofund.me/444f5605. You can also find out more about Diamond by following her on Instagram @diamondsg_ and on TikTok @princessdimo. You can find all of her links on linktr.ee/diamondgarrett

 

This episode is the last new episode of season 11. Over the next six weeks, we?ll be rebroadcasting episodes from the back catalog, and resuming with new episodes, starting August 9th.

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: Growing up with a single mother and a father in jail, a dancer?s life is forever changed when one night, while doing a favor for a friend, two unknown shooters open fire.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, mention of sexual assault,  drug use, gun violence, car crash, graphic bodily injury, suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, explicit language

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

Services

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-06-21
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239: What if a single decision led to a spiral of loss?

?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: [email protected]

 

Producers: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: A boy grows up in a household devastated by AIDS, opening a downward spiral of loss and a path of resilience.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: HIV/AIDS, death, death of a child, murder, graphic violence, drug use, explicit language

 

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Uncertain Outcomes? - SkyeVoyager

 

Services

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-06-14
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238: What if you were tortured in an Iranian prison?

?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', and 'After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed.' Her books are also available on Amazon, Simon & Schuster and Bookshop.org.

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Episode Summary: A teenage Russian immigrant in Iran is jailed and tortured during the Iranian Revolution of 1979, but when a prison guard falls in love with her, she?s forced to weigh the price of her freedom.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: torture, prison abuse, rape, sexual abuse, murder, graphic violence, psychotic episodes, explicit language

 

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2022-06-07
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237: What if your mom hoarded 90 cats?

?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 [email protected].

 

Producers: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: A woman struggles to find herself among her mother?s multiplying crises that always seem to find a new rock bottom.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: animal cruelty, animal death, alcoholism, domestic abuse, fatal car accident, post-partum depression, explicit language

 

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2022-05-31
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236: What if you had the worst roommate ever?

?When there?s some trauma, you have a poison within you?.If you leave it there it?s going to ferment and take over your life and your body?.You need to take this out by speaking it.?

Today's episode featured Sonia Acevedo. If you'd like to reach out to her, you can find her on LinkedIn Under Sonia Acevedo - AKA Sony: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-acevedo-aka-sony-6352aa29/.

 

If you'd like to contribute to help her get out of debt, you can find the GoFundMe campaign set up for her by Imelda Jimenez called "Help Sonia Acevedo Get Her Dream Home Back: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-sonia-acevedo-get-her-dream-home-back.

 

If you'd like to find out more details about Jamison Bachman, you can hear other victim's stories on the Netflix series, Worst Roommate Ever, episodes title "Roommate Wanted, Part 1 and 2.

 

If you?d like to find out more about the Women?s Self Defense Group WESDA, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/WESDA/. And you can read more about her story in NY Magazine: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/jamison-bachman-worst-roommate-ever.html

 

Sonia would also like to thank Master Linda Ramzy Ranson, for her insight, wisdom & life long passion for Women Self defense, Netflix & Domini Hoffman for their sympathetic approach & to Imelda Jimenez for starting the Go Fund Me page, as well as all contributing donors, all around the world.

 

Producers: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: A woman always seeking a sanctuary from a chaotic upbringing has her home and her life upended when a bizarre new roommate threatens to ruin everything she?s built.

 

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2022-05-24
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235: What if delusion consumed your family?

?A family tree is not permanent?You?re allowed to trim some branches.?

Today?s guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you?d like to reach out to her, you can email at [email protected]

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: After growing up with a patriarchal Christian family, a woman grapples with her father losing touch with reality when his delusions begin to dramatically unravel the family narratives

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of a minor, explicit language

 

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2022-05-17
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234: What if your joy came with a tragic price?

?To feel like at any moment something tragic could happen put me in a deep, deep cloud as far as who I am, what can I be, and what could I have been.?

 

Today?s guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you?d like to reach out to him, you can email at [email protected]

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: Growing up Jewish and surviving the twin traumas of domestic abuse and antisemitic bullying, a man finally establishes a new life for himself, when devastating loss threatens to keep him locked in a cycle he can seemingly never escape.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, abuse, bullying, drug use, car accident, death, stroke, cancer, explicit language

 

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2022-05-10
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233: What if they invaded your home?

?It honestly felt like my whole life had just gone from this amazing color filled motion picture to just going into something so black and white?just feeling so alone all of the time.?

 

Today?s episode featured Evelyn. You can reach out to her through email at [email protected]

  

Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

Episode Summary: Growing up in a loving Mexican immigrant family in the US, everything changes in a young girl?s life when a home invasion, abandonment and unprocessed losses mount, leading to a dramatic wake up call.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic violence, mental illness, explicit language

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Cylinder Four/Five? ? Chris Zabriskie

 

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2022-05-03
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232: What if you committed a hate crime?

?The feeling of unknowing while you?re going through that is probably the strongest, most terrifying feeling I?ve ever felt.?

 

Today?s episode featured Matt Boman. You can find out more about Matt on Instagram @studioboman , on his website, studioboman.com, and you can check out his car?s tik tok page @the_namastang . If you?d like to contact him directly, you can email him at [email protected]

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: A man suffers a serious injury after a drunken fight, but in its wake, a deeper unhealed wound festers that leads to an act of hate.  

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: hate crime, graphic violence, graphic medical scenarios, explicit language

  

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2022-04-26
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231: What if they all betrayed you?

?I was just terrified, just the not knowing what was happening or what was even going on in my own body?and I was so confused and hurt and scared.?

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

Episode Summary: Just before coming into adolescence, a young girl experiences an unspeakable trauma, but a bigger horror begins once she reveals her secret.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: rape, sexual abuse of a minor, threats of extreme violence, explicit language

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Re-Entry? ? Lee Rosevere

 

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2022-04-19
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230: What if you discovered you were the enemy?

?It?s just terror, it?s just fear with no object?It?s so purely guttural and instinctive it?s almost like the prey of a tiger?the moment that it knows it?s about to be ripped apart.?

Today's episode featured Neil 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

 

Episode Summary: 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.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: near death, violence, suicide, mention of sexual assault, mention of gang rape, domestic violence, explicit language

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

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2022-04-12
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229: What if your life unraveled thread by thread?

?I felt like I went through a portal into this evil place?and I immediately knew that we were in a whole different world.?

 

Today?s storyteller requested to remain anonymous. However, if you?d like to contact her, you can reach out through email at [email protected]

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

 

Episode Summary: Growing up evangelical in the Purity movement of the 1990s, a woman constructs the ideal life, when piece by piece, her image of family, marriage and her identity begin to be dismantled.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, suicidal tendency, explicit language

 

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2022-04-05
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228: What if you grew up with the ghosts of war?

?Because so much of my life when I?d seen things happening I?d been told that it wasn?t really happening, I think my brain kind of formed to think that reality was not real.?

 

Today?s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you?d like to contact her, you can email at: [email protected]

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Episode Summary: A woman struggles to break out of her role caretaking a father who was haunted by his experiences in Vietnam, but when both of their worlds unravel, she must find a new source of strength.  

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic violence, graphic bodily injury, graphic images of war, rape, mental illness, derealization, suicidal ideation, death, explicit language

 

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2022-03-29
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227: What if you faced a terrifying beast?

?What it felt like was - I am absolutely here, but this is not happening to us?This is not happening at all.?

 

Today?s episode featured John W. Evans. John is the author of three award-winning books. His poems and essays appear in Slate, The Missouri Review, ZYZZYVA, Poets & Writers, and have been listed as Notable in Best American Essays. He is the Nancy Draper Lecturer of Creative Nonfiction at Stanford University. His author website is www.johnwevans.com.

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: A newly married man traveling the world with the love of his life faces unimaginable horror on a hiking trail in Romania.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic violence, graphic bodily injury, death, animal attack, animal death, explicit language

 

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2022-03-22
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226: What if you had three different faces?

?I would look in the mirror and my eyes wouldn?t focus because it was like my brain wasn?t registering that that was me?I literally saw a stranger in the mirror.?

 

Today's episode featured Grace Hartman. You can find out more about Grace on Instagram @graceAhartman or contact her through email at [email protected].

  

Producers: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: Soon after coming into adolescence, a woman develops flu-like symptoms of an unknown illness that continue to progress until it alters her forever.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: suicidal ideation, severe illness, disfiguration, explicit language

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Re-Entry? ? Lee Rosevere

 

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2022-03-15
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225: What if you stared into the abyss?

?People who are grieving a serious loss, and you?re staring into the abyss, they understand intimately the loss that we are all going to face, what we all will see.?

Today's episode featured Frank Vaughan. If you'd like to reach out to Frank, you can email him at [email protected].

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Episode Summary: At the peak of his life, having built a successful marriage, family and career, a man faces a series of compound losses that put him through a dark night of the soul.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: cancer, terminal illness, alcoholism, death, animal death, compound loss, explicit language

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

 

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2022-03-08
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224: What if they stole your childhood?

?I didn?t get a chance to know who I was or who I should have become, and I will never know that person.?

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Episode Summary: After a girl is saved from her abusive father, she finds solace in her mother?s protection, but when her mother meets a new man, an even greater menace threatens to take everything. 

 

Social Media:

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Website for Andrew Waits: andrdewwaits.com

 

Content/Trigger Warnings: abuse of a child, graphic domestic violence, threat of murder, threat of rape, molestation of a minor, explicit language

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Embers/Unknown Outcomes? ? SkyeVoyager

 

Services

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-03-01
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223: What if you were the dirty little secret?

?Now I know that half of me it?s a lie where does that leave me who am I who is this person it?s like you entirely lose your identity and I feel like I almost have to start again to figure out who I am because I lost it.?

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: A woman who always felt different is compelled to hold a shocking secret that could shatter the family illusion.

 

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Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

 

Content/Trigger Warnings: explicit language

 

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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 

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2022-02-22
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222: What if you were a stranger in your own home?

?If life is so fragile, death can come to you anytime any day in any place.?

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Episode Summary: A man who always felt like he didn?t belong in his own house wakes up one morning to a surreal tragedy.

 

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Content/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, graphic bodily injury, death, description of a corpse, explicit language

 

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Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Union Flow? - Spuntic

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-02-15
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221: What if you were addicted to each other?

?All that stuff I went through, the abuse, the physical, verbal, everything was not rock bottom for me?.Me realizing that I was being abusive to people I loved, that was my rock bottom.?

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: A woman struggles to free herself from the catastrophic consequences of an obsession with a man she cannot leave

 

Social Media:

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Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

  

Content/Trigger Warnings: infant death, domestic violence, graphic domestic abuse, near death, abortion, explicit language

 

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Re-Entry? ? Lee Rosevere

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-02-08
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220: What if they died in your hands?

?I just thought this is not happening, like how could this be happening? This isn?t supposed to happen?I felt like it was my fault.?

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: An obstetrician must find healing and forgiveness after an unexpected tragedy opens old wounds.

 

Social Media:

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Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Website for Andrew Waits: jasonblalock.com

 

Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual molestation of a minor, incest, death, infant death, pregnancy trauma, medical trauma, explicit language

 

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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 

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2022-02-01
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219: What if you bled to death?

?It?s never given that you?re going to be here tomorrow or in the next hour. You?ve got to respect that and you?ve got to live your life accordingly.?

 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

 

Episode Summary: A man goes on a duck hunt with his friends, when a freak accident changes everything.  

 

Social Media:

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Website for Andrew Waits: jasonblalock.com

 

Content/Trigger Warnings: medical trauma, shooting, graphic bodily injury, explicit language

 

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Embers/Unknown Outcomes? ? SkyeVoyager

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-01-25
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218: What if the family glue came undone?

?Is this really happening? Like, is this really my reality? I?m questioning myself as to whether or not I was crazy and had I really seen what I just saw.?

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Episode Summary: Growing up in a strict, sheltered household, a woman must confront a new reality when her older sister, who was the glue of her family and her identity, begins to fall apart.   

 

Social Media:

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Website for Andrew Waits: andrdewwaits.com

  

Content/Trigger Warnings: teen pregnancy, abortion, alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, schizophrenia, explicit language

 

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Cylinder Four/Five? ? Chris Zabriskie

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-01-18
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217: What if you saw the face of death?

?We are not necessarily who we think we are?There are more paradoxes in life than things that make sense.?

 

Today?s episode featured Kim. You can find out more about her and her writings at her Myth and Medicine blog on Patreon: patreon.com/mythandmedicine

  

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

 

Episode Summary: From the ashes of her own descent into severe mental illness, a nurse finds resilience to face her job?s gravest challenges.

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @actuallyhappening

This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Website for Andrew Waits: andrdewwaits.com

Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic abuse, self-harm, cutting, suicidal ideation, sexual assault, suicide attempt, drug addiction, COVID death, animal abuse and death, hallucinations of war, abduction, beating and rape, and loss of child, 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 full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Union Flow? ? Spuntic

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-01-11
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What if the Devil was battling for your mind? [Rebroadcast - #116]

?What I feared the most was that these episodes would continue to increase until that?s the world I was living in, in this other nonsensical world completely detached from reality.?

Today?s episode featured Steve Kissing. You can find out more about Steve?s story in his story ?Running from the Devil? which can be found in narrative and graphic formats on Amazon.

  

Producers: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: A man attempts to reconcile the sudden onset of psychotic symptoms with his Catholic identity.

 

Social Media:

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Content/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, psychosis, explicit language

 

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: ?Wake Up? - Spuntic

 

Services

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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2022-01-04
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What if everything turned to mayhem? [Rebroadcast - #110]

"It was absolutely like a nightmare. At the same time you're realizing you're never going to wake up from this nightmare because this is real life."

Producers: Whit Missildine

 

Episode Summary: A woman fights for survival during an infamous mass shooting in Las Vegas.

 

Social Media:

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This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

 

Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

 

Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic violence, gun violence, mass shooting, murder, explicit language

 

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Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

 

Intro Music: "Illabye" ? Tipper

Music Bed: "Union Flow" - Spuntic

 

Services

If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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2021-12-28
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