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This Is Actually Happening

DocumentarySociety & CultureTrue Crime

What if you were trafficked into a cult...or were mauled by a grizzly bear...or were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer - what would you do? This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who woke up in the morgue to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next. more


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 10.7k ratings
  • Nop

    Nop used to be one of the best podcast around, but now it is out of my list.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 days ago
  • Love it

    Update two years on from the review below. I’ve knocked off two stars because the podcast really isn’t as good as it was. The last episode I listened to had music creeping in - meditation type music which was terribly distracting. I’ve always admired the lack of music or interviewer voice in this podcast so that’s a backward step for me. The stories are mainly not that interesting - only about one in three or four holds my attention now. Maybe it’s a podcast that’s had it’s day. The earlier epis... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom5 days ago
  • Yes Queen 👑!!!

    6 days ago
  • Judging by the reviews you're either going to love it or hate it. I find it a bit slow, lots of unnecessary pauses, and peppered with ads, so will unsubscribe and go back to Dateline.

    Podcast Addict
    7 days ago
  • Millennial nonsense

    A perfect representation of millennials. Without exception these are stories of weak, thoughtless people doing idiotic things or putting themselves in idiotic situations. These people love to tell you how they are victims. I have never ever heard one of the interviewees say” yeah it was my fault”. Zero accountability. These people all seem to narrowly escape natural selection and then blame anyone and everyone except themselves.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States8 days ago

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#74 Canada/Top Podcasts
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