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This Is Actually Happening

The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen. 

155: What if you had to pull the plug?

This Is Actually Happening

  • 800 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 48:26

“When somebody hurts you and then they’re like, ‘now you have to take care of him, you’re responsible for him…’ I didn’t know how to feel.” Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningContent/Trigger Warnings: death, mental illness, explicit languageSupport The Show: You can support the show by supporting our sponsors, or through direct contributions on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/happeningEpisode Sponsors: Simplisafe https://simplisafe.com/Intro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed:  “Cylinder Four/Cylinder Five” – Chris ZabriskieOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/This Is Actually Happening Store: This Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

154: What if your mom was murdered by a serial killer?

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  • 940 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 46:16

“I had total grief and sadness and fear and also just disbelief that it happened. But it’s different when you lose somebody who hurt you.”Producers: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, murder, explicit languageToday’s episode featured Nova Reeves. To find out more about Nova, you can Google her article on the death penalty in the Tacoma Tribune. You can hear her reading poetry on YouTube by searching for Quiet Lightning. You can also get a copy of her zine by emailing her directly at novareeves@gmail.comthisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: “Union Flow” - SpunticOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/You can support the show by supporting our sponsors, or through direct contributions on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/happeningThis Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

BONUS Episode - Tyson Was Abducted - from What Was That Like podcast

This Is Actually Happening

  • 1.5K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 01:13:48

Today, I'm introducing the podcast What Was That Like, by Scott Johnson. Featuring real people in unreal situations, What Was That Like covers similar, jaw-dropping stories to This Is Actually Happening, but with its own uniquely fascinating format and style. Today's show will feature a full episode from What Was That Like titled, "Tyson was abducted," about a man who, walking through a parking lot one night, was jumped by two strangers and thrown into a car with no idea where he was being taken. You can find the rest of What Was That Like, by Scott Johnson, on all podcast platforms, or check out the website, at whatwasthatlike.com

153: What if you wanted to disappear?

This Is Actually Happening

  • 950 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 48:41

“I had this secret inside me that I felt was my one and only friend and companion that took me away from all the pain and anxiety that I had moving through my life.” Producers: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: eating disorder, death, domestic abuse, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee RosevereOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ This Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

151: What if he made you think you were crazy?

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  • 950 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 48:15

“I was sure that this was his mental illness and not something wrong with me until I started hearing it in my head. And that was when I started to think, 'maybe I’m actually going crazy'.”Producers: Sara Marinelli, Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, drug use, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: “Cylinder Four/Cylinder Five” – Chris ZabriskieOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ Episode Sponsors:Great Courses Plus, thegreatcoursesplus.com PROMO CODE: HAPPENINGUpstart, upstart.com/HAPPENINGSimplisafe: simplisafe.com/HAPPENINGGabi Insurance: gabi.com/HAPPENINGYou can now find new and archival episodes of This Is Actually Happening completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY. This Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

150: What if you were trapped in a cycle of abuse?

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  • 970 views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 52:19

“My earliest memories as a child were fear and anxiety…I was never able to control the situation and that unknown just haunted me.”Today’s episode featured Arielle Hermanson. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @arijbligeProducer/Editor: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: abuse, domestic violence, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: “Union Flow” - SpunticOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/You can now find new and archival episodes of This Is Actually Happening completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY. This Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

148: What if you killed someone?

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  • 1.4K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 59:51

“We have so much less control than we think we do….Death is really close at hand and we do not do ourselves often any favors by forgetting that.”Producer/Editor: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: death, car crash, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningEpisode Sponsors: Buffy: buffy.co PROMO CODE: HAPPENINGIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed:  “Cylinder Four/Cylinder Five” – Chris ZabriskieOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ You can now find new and archival episodes of This Is Actually Happening completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY. This Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.