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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.

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  • 19.01.2021
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    174: What if you couldn't remember that night?

    “The hardest part about the whole thing is just not knowing; for a few hours that night I wasn’t me and that’s terrifying.” Producer: Whit MissildineEpisode Summary: A woman answers a Craigslist ad for a job and ends up on a harrowing night that doesn’t add upSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link www.actuallyhappeningstore.com to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, racism, violence, murder, police brutality, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 12.01.2021
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    173: Happenings Vol 3: This Is America - What if your cry for help led to an unthinkable tragedy?

    “You just think this is a nightmare, and then you realize nope this is my life, this is real.”Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew WaitsEpisode Summary: A mother faces the ultimate tragedy at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and serve. Today’s episode featured Taun Hall. To find out more about Taun and Miles and the Miles Hall Foundation, go to justiceformileshall.org. There you can see the video mentioned in the episode, donate to the campaign, learn more about the case or get involved. You can also join the community on Instagram @justiceformileshall or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/justiceformileshallSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comAndrew Waits: http://andrdewwaits.com/Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, racism, violence, murder, police brutality, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 05.01.2021
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    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #100: What if he wouldn’t let you leave?

    “I just didn't feel like a person, I didn't feel like I was a being walking on this planet a lot of the time."Producer: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com Episode Summary: A woman fights for her life after her husband turns into a monster. Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, attempted murder, assault, life-threatening circumstances, explicit languageSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Original score and sound design by Ryan Black – ryanblack.io ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 29.12.2020
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    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #87: What if you were hunted by the Japanese Mafia?

    “This might be the beginning of my last few minutes on the planet.”Producer: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com Episode Summary: An American working in Tokyo ends up in the crosshairs of a notorious organized crime family. Content/Trigger Warnings: life-threatening circumstances, explicit languageSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Original score and sound design by Ryan Black – ryanblack.io ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 22.12.2020
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    Holiday 2020 Rebroadcast - #78: What if you narrowly escaped with your life?

    “It took me a long time to feel even like a person again."Producers: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com Episode Summary: A woman is left stranded by her abusive boyfriend in the middle of the night in unfamiliar territory Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic abuse, life-threatening circumstances, mugging, explicit languageSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Lumien” – Jari Pitkanen ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 15.12.2020
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    172: What if you were lured into an unspeakable hell?

    “I did have a hard time ever really feeling safe anywhere, and the problem was just that inside of me it wasn’t safe so it didn’t matter where I was.”Producers: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com Episode Summary: After a brutal rape at age 11, a woman keeps her secret, only to be haunted decades later by events that compel her to confront her deepest fears Content/Trigger Warnings: rape, sexual violence, psychosis, mental illness, suicidal ideation, homicidal thoughts, explicit languageSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 08.12.2020
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    171: Happenings Vol. 3: This Is America - What if you saw inside the belly of the beast?

    Growing up surrounded by racism and police brutality, a man tries to understand and heal his past by seeing what’s really inside the belly of the beast.“Looking down the barrel of a gun is devastating….Although I was a kid it was very clear that there was lots of hate, and I was kind of frozen.”Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew WaitsSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comAndrew Waits: http://andrdewwaits.com/Today’s episode featured scholar and novelist Dr. Michael Datcher. Michael is author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times Bestseller Raising Fences, the novel AMERICUS and the book of literary theory ANIMATING BLACK AND BROWN LIBERATION: A Theory of American Literatures. You can find out more about Michael and his work at www.michaeldatcher.comSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: violence, lynching, police brutality, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 01.12.2020
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    170: What if you didn't sleep for 120 hours?

    “It felt like the earth had stopped rotating like I was trapped in this moment of just complete all-encompassing fear.”Producers: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comToday’s episode featured Emily Caldwell. You can find out more about her on Instagram @emilycaldwell589Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, medical trauma, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Union Flow” – Spuntic ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 24.11.2020
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    169: Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were an Adult Baby Diaper Lover?

    “I would do everything I could that had to happen to engage with this object that I needed to do and then I would bury it….And I had to realize at a certain point that it was just not going to work.”Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew WaitsSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comAndrew Waits: andrdewwaits.comToday’s episode featured Maz. His story and came to us by way of Dixie De La Tour of Bawdy Storytelling.Maz is a regular volunteer, educator, and leader in the kink community in Omaha Nebraska. He and his kink family, House St. James, have run the Sex-positive adult education organization, Omaha Dinner and Demos, for the last 3 years. If you would like more information about Maz, House St.James, or Omaha Dinner and Demos, you can find them all on FetLife at House_St_James.House St.James: https://fetlife.com/users/8118928Maz: https://fetlife.com/users/263789Dinner and Demos group page: https://fetlife.com/groups/119528 Special thanks to Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour, Creator and Host of the incredible sex and storytelling series, Bawdy Storytelling. Dixie and Bawdy Storytelling have been running live storytelling events for almost 14 years (and a podcast for 4 of those years), and recently received a ‘Best Erotic Podcast’ Award from Oprah Magazine. You can find out more about Bawdy Storytelling’s podcasts and livestream shows at bawdystorytelling.com.Listen to the Bawdy Storytelling podcast at http://bit.ly/bawdypodcastOn Twitter: @BawdyOn Instagram: @bawdystorytellingOn Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BawdyStorytellingOn Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BawdyOn YouTube : http://bit.ly/BawdyTVSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: fetish, age play, sexually explicit scenes, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 17.11.2020
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    168: What if you believed you were Jesus Christ?

    “It’s like you’ve lost yourself completely, and you’re basically left in a million different pieces.”Producers: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: psychosis, drug use, demonic themes, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 10.11.2020
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    167: Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you had a fetish for disgust?

    “Once I was able to be in control of what I decide is disgusting instead of having that placed on me, that’s what helped me become friends with the feeling.”Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew WaitsSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com Today’s Guest: GwenInstagram @bidaily_Email: [email protected] was originally interviewed on the podcast Off the Cuffs, hosted by Dick Wound and minimus maximus. She is also the booking manager for Off the Cuffs.Off the Cuffs PodcastTwitter @DickWoundInstragram @DWPodHost or @OCPKinkWebsite: offthecuffs.orgSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: sex, BDSM, vomit play, excrement play, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 03.11.2020
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    166: What if you didn't have any fear?

    “The mind almost has to find a way to prove that it’s not real. This cannot be happening.”Producers: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comIf you would like to be in direct contact with today’s storyteller for questions or comments, you can email him at [email protected] the Show: Support The Show on Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: mania, violent crime, robbery, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Union Flow” - Spuntic ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 27.10.2020
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    165: Happenings Vol 2: Kinks & Fetishes - What if you were a blind dominatrix?

    “In these spaces I, as a vulnerable person, am suddenly given the gift of somebody else’s vulnerability.”Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew WaitsSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comToday’s Guest: Mistress Blind. Twitter and Instagram @mistressblind. Email: [email protected] Blind was originally interviewed on the podcast Off the Cuffs, hosted by Dick Wound and minimus maximus.Off the Cuffs Podcast: Twitter @DickWound. Instragram @DWPodHost or @OCPKink. Website: offthecuffs.orgSupport the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happeningEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: violent fantasies, sexual fetish, masochism, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 20.10.2020
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    164: What if a shocking accusation devastated your family?

    “It’s truly such an indescribable feeling…kind of like the walls are closing in on you, like reality is just collapsing.”Producer: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comToday’s episode featured Catherine Cole. You can find out more about her on Instagram @catcole20Engage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Content/Trigger Warnings: charges of statutory rape and sexual molestation, domestic abuse, explicit languageIntro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho ServicesIf 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: 1-800-950-6264National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741

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  • 17.10.2020
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    Introducing 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.

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  • 06.10.2020
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    163: What if you grew up in a violent gang?

    “Any sense of identity no matter how fake was better than no sense of identity, yet if I don’t have a sense of identity, then who am I as a person?”Producer: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: www.thisisactuallyhappening.comContent/Trigger Warnings: murder, gang violence, death, incarceration, explicit languageToday’s episode featured Quan Huynh. You can read more about Quan’s story in his memoir, Sparrow in the Razorwire - www.sparrowintherazorwire.com. You can also find out more about Quan and his current work at www.quanxhuynh.com and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @quanxhuynhEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: “Cyliner Four/Five” – Chris ZabriskieOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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  • 22.09.2020
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    162: What if you grew up in a cult?

    “I didn’t know what normal was, so everything looked so scary….Everything I was doing I was learning for the time it was like my birth into the world.”Producer: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: thisisactuallyhappening.comContent/Trigger Warnings: child abuse, sexual abuse, suicide, death, drug use, mental illness, explicit languageEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro 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/

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  • 08.09.2020
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    161: What if you suffered a shocking loss?

    “That feeling…honestly I will never forget it, just your heart dropping into your stomach…it’s unreal.”Today's episode featured Evan Pestona. If you have any information or resources you feel could help bring justice for Evan and his mother, you can email him at [email protected]: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: thisisactuallyhappening.comContent/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, death, murder, suicide, discriminatory slurs, explicit languageEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro 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/

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  • 01.09.2020
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    Happenings Vol. 1: No Man's Land

    Today we launch a new series of bonus content called “Happenings” with three stories of people facing their deepest fears in the unforgiving wilderness of the natural world.Part 1: What if the desert dried your sorrow?Part 2: What if the ocean tested your faith?Part 3: What if a boulder crushed your dreams?Producers: Andrew Waits, Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningShow Website: thisisactuallyhappening.comAndrew Waits Website: andrewwaits.comContent/Trigger Warnings: near-death experiences, explicit languageToday’s episode features: Tiki Mashy, Greg Barnes, and Shaina MaytumTiki Mashy is an owner and operator at Cowboy Up Hanggliding in Wharton, Texas. You can find out more about it at cuhanggliding.comGreg Barnes currently lives in Guam and works at Castle Zion Church (괌 시온성교회) as the youth / English ministry pastor. He is currently turning his story into a book. Greg welcomes anyone contacting him at [email protected] That’s barns, spelled Barnes.Shaina Maytum is a writer living in Colorado. You can read her work at shainamaytum.comEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho and Ryan BlackOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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  • 25.08.2020
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    160: What if you were assaulted by a stranger in the dark?

    “Right in the center of your body there’s this lead heavy ball, and inside of it is an immediate understanding of evil.”Producer: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: thisisactuallyhappening.comContent/Trigger Warnings: sexual assault, sexual violence, rape, explicit languageToday’s episode features Kira Knight. You can reach Kira at [email protected] with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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  • 11.08.2020
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    159: What if someone you love committed a monstrous crime?

    “I could live with the nightmares. I could live with the panic attacks. But the thing that was tearing me apart was questioning if everything I know in my life was real at all.” Producer: Whit MissildineSocial Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappeningWebsite: thisisactuallyhappening.comContent/Trigger Warnings: childhood trauma, parental abuse, graphic violence, murder, explicit languageEngage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: 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.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-actually-happening-store?ref_id=9467 to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 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/

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  • 28.07.2020
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    158: What if you entered The Void?

    “You try to take off your skin to try to get rid of this voice, and it goes all the way down to the bone.” Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningContent/Trigger Warnings: domestic abuse, mental illness, suicide, explicit languageToday’s episode featured Dexter L. Booth. Dexter is the author of the poetry collection, Scratching the Ghost from Graywolf Press, which won the 2012 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, as well as the chapbook Rhapsody from Etchings Press. Booth’s poems have been included in the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2015, The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss, The Golden Shovel Anthology honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, and Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry. He is a professor in the Ashland University MFA program and a residential faculty member at Paradise Valley Community College where he teaches poetry and English composition. You can find out more about Dexter, his writing and teaching by following him on Instagram @dexter_two_omelettes, or on Facebook or Twitter. You can find his books Scratching the Ghost and Rhapsody on Bookshop.org, Amazon, or wherever books are sold.Support The Show: You can support the show by supporting our sponsors, including today’s sponsor: Park Predators, the podcast.Intro 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/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.

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  • 14.07.2020
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    Rebroadcast - #43: What if you witnessed a thousand deaths?

    "All of the ways we define ourselves are going to be stripped away by illness or the dying process...now who am I?"Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningToday’s episode features Frank OstaseskiAuthor of: "The Five Invitations: What death can teach us about living fully”Website: https://fiveinvitations.com/about-frank-ostaseski/Content/Trigger Warnings: death, terminal illness, explicit languageYou can also support the show by supporting our sponsors.Intro Music: "Illabye" – TipperMusic Bed: Tibetan Ohm ChantOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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  • 30.06.2020
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    Rebroadcast - #93: What if you witnessed the limits of human suffering?

    **This rebroadcast episode originally aired in April, 2017**“It’s in these places that you begin to see the limits of human capacity – how resilient we are...how we will find a way.”Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningOriginal Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.ioToday’s episode features Anjan SundaramAuthor of: "Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo" and "Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship"Website: anjansundaram.comTwitter: @anjansunContent/Trigger Warnings: war, violence, explicit languageYou can also support the show by supporting our sponsorsJoin the Community on Facebook: This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/Intro Music: "Illabye" - TipperOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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  • 17.06.2020
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    157: What if you couldn't tell anyone?

    “The idea that they had plucked me from this terrible life…and it was all going to be sunflowers and rainbows and shit…I just view that as a fantasy.” Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningContent/Trigger Warnings: parental abuse, sexual abuse, explicit languageSupport The Show: You can support the show by supporting our sponsors.Intro 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 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    156: What if you swallowed 48 bags of cocaine?

    “I had to go through having taken everything away from me to come to the conclusion that … you’ll come back a person that’s wiser and a more full, satisfied human.” Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningContent/Trigger Warnings: drugs, near death, explicit languageSupport The Show: You can support the show by supporting our sponsors.Intro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    155: What if you had to pull the plug?

    “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 sponsorsEpisode 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    154: What if your mom was murdered by a serial killer?

    “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 [email protected]: @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/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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    BONUS Episode - Tyson Was Abducted - from What Was That Like podcast

    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

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    153: What if you wanted to disappear?

    “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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    152: What if you were a human shield?

    “This fake face I was putting on for everybody was my only sense of normality when my whole life is already changed. I didn’t want to admit that stuff was wrong, and I did it in such a convincing way that the majority of people believed me.”Producers: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: war, severe injury, gun violence, PTSD, explicit languageToday's episode featured Will Hoover. To find out more about Will, he’s on Twitter and Instagram @WillHooverTV, or you can check his own recently launched podcast about film and technology called Uncovered Cinema.thisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: Ambient themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    151: What if he made you think you were crazy?

    “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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    150: What if you were trapped in a cycle of abuse?

    “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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    149: What if you committed child sexual abuse?

    “I misused my position of power to get my needs met…How is it that if we’re called by God to this ministry we could possibly do such a destructive thing?”Producer/Editor: Nigel Coutinho, Stephanie Lepp, Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: child sexual abuse, explicit languageToday's episode featured Gil Gustafson. This episode was originally produced by Stephanie Lepp at Reckonings, and adapted for This Is Actually Happening. You can find Reckonings wherever you listen, and at: www.reckonings.showthisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperAmbient Themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    148: What if you killed someone?

    “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/ 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    147: What if your best friend was dying?

    “It’s much better to try to move forward with your life and accept that things are nebulous, and there are no clear answers.”Editors: Sara Marinelli, Whit MissildineProducer: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningEpisode Sponsors: Simplisafe: simplisafe.com/HAPPENINGGreat Courses Plus: thegreatcoursesplus.com PROMO CODE: HAPPENINGIntro 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/ 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. The 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 purchase branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    146: What if you thought your mother was a robot?

    “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/Editor: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: drug use, mental breakdown, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningEpisode Sponsors:Upstart: upstart.com/HAPPENINGGreat Courses Plus: thegreatcoursesplus.com PROMO CODE: HAPPENINGIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    Best of TIAH #1 – Rebroadcast - #120 What if you had Dissociative Identity Disorder?

    “I don’t really remember not having different parts…I just thought that everybody had different quote unquote people inside them.”Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningTrigger/Content Warnings: parental abuse, torture, sexual abuse, sex trafficking, murder, severe mental illnessIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: “Water” – Johannes WelschOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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  • 17.06.2020
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    Best of TIAH #2 – Rebroadcast – #94: What if the worst thing that could ever happen to you already had?

    "It’s surreal. It’s like a movie. It’s like it’s not even happening to you it’s happening to someone else."Producer: Whit Missildinethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.ioOutro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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    Best of TIAH #3 – Rebroadcast – #112: What if a murderer appeared at your bedroom door?

    "What happened to me is one of those things where people say, like, 'that could never happen to you.' So now once that happened, it's like well anything can happen to me at any time." Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningEpisode Sponsor: Policygenius Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "Union Flow" - Spuntic. Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

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    145: What if your best friend met a tragic fate?

    “I’m the kind of person where I like to know answers. I don’t like secrets I don’t like surprises…I really want to know what brought him to that. I really want to know why.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditors: Nigel Coutinho, Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningEpisode Sponsors:Audible: audible.com/HAPPENING for 53% off your first 3 monthsUpstart: upstart.com/HAPPENINGPolicygenius: policygenius.comIntro 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 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    144: What if you suffered from postpartum depression?

    “All those thoughts were going through my head like you’re worthless, you’re a loser, you’re a failure, you can’t be happy, you can’t feel love…just this feeling of profound failure.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditors: Sara Marinelli, Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: mental illness, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    143: What if you were seduced into a whole new world?

    “Am I at fault? Am I not a victim? Should I not be able to say that because I let it happen? I don’t know if in the human heart there will ever be black and white answers to something like that.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditor: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: sexual violence, abuse, sexual trauma, 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    142: What if it happened in broad daylight?

    “I didn’t really realize that it was a thing that was happening to me. I don’t really know how to describe that feeling, but it was just so hard to understand.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditor: Nigel Coutinho, Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: violent assault, 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/ 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    141: What if you witnessed a horrific act?

    “I just felt something inside of me that was so sickening. It’s just like this point of realization, almost like your biggest fear in that moment had come true.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditor: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: suicide, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: Ambient themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro 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.

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    140: What if you were entangled in a web of shame?

    “It’s just confusing thinking about even today what I’m supposed to feel about the whole thing…humans aren’t really built to fully understand that kind of relationship.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditor: Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: bullying, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappeningIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: “Wake Up” - SpunticOutro 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.

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  • 17.06.2020
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    139: What if your father disappeared?

    “The worst thing that anxiety does is make you think that you have control to change something, like if I can constantly be in control of everything then nothing bad will happen.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditor: Nigel Coutinho, Whit MissildineContent/Trigger Warnings: missing person, traumatic injury of a child, explicit languagethisisactuallyhappening.comInstagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors:The Secret Room podcastIntro Music: "Illabye" - TipperMusic Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel CoutinhoOutro 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.

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    138: What if at three months pregnant your world was turned upside down?

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    137: What if you were the one to break the silence?

    “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.”Producer: Whit MissildineEditor: Whit MissildineToday’s episode of This is Actually Happening featured Kiese Laymon. Kiese is a professor of English and the author of the book, Heavy. You can see more of his work at kieselaymon.comANNOUNCEMENTSThis Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link www.actuallyhappeningstore.com to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.Content/Trigger Warnings: physical violence, assault, emotional abusethisisactuallyhappening.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/

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    136: What if you had to fight for your life?

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