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This Is Actually Happening

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Through first person, short format storytelling with no commentary, This Is Actually Happening probes the chaotic interiors of the human experience as we find out what happens when everything changes. If you'd like to donate to the show, go to patreon.com/happening

Through first person, short format storytelling with no commentary, This Is Actually Happening probes the chaotic interiors of the human experience as we find out what happens when everything changes. If you'd like to donate to the show, go to patreon.com/happening
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Oakland, CA

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Wondery

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Through first person, short format storytelling with no commentary, This Is Actually Happening probes the chaotic interiors of the human experience as we find out what happens when everything changes. If you'd like to donate to the show, go to patreon.com/happening

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English


Episodes

141: What if you witnessed a horrific act?

10/22/2019
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“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 Missildine Editor: Whit Missildine Content/Trigger Warnings: suicide, explicit language 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...

Duration:00:34:33

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

10/8/2019
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“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 Missildine Editor: Whit Missildine Content/Trigger Warnings: bullying, explicit language 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...

Duration:00:44:02

139: What if your father disappeared?

9/24/2019
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“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 Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho, Whit Missildine Content/Trigger Warnings: missing person, traumatic injury of a child, explicit language 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...

Duration:00:50:59

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

9/10/2019
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“It’s like this weird tunnel of reality collapsing and you want to hold on to where you just were at where none of this happened, but now you have this thing that you have to absorb somehow.” Today's episode features Shideh Etaat. If you'd like to donate to the GoFundMe page for her husband's recovery, follow the link below. http://bit.ly/shidehgofundme Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho, Whit Missildine Content/Trigger Warnings: traumatic injury, explicit...

Duration:00:44:28

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

8/27/2019
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“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 Missildine Editor: Whit Missildine Today’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.com ANNOUNCEMENTS This Is Actually Happening online store now officially open. Follow this link www.actuallyhappeningstore.com to access...

Duration:00:44:18

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

8/20/2019
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“I did have the feeling that someone was gonna come back and do something horrible again after that.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editors: Nigel Coutinho, Whit Missildine ANNOUNCEMENTS This 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. You can now find new and archival episodes of This Is Actually Happening completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a free...

Duration:00:41:23

135: What if a minor procedure left you permanently altered?

8/13/2019
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“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 in Instagram @oliviaamputeefitness Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Whit Missildine ANNOUNCEMENTS 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...

Duration:00:45:58

Season 9 Announcements

8/6/2019
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Announcements for Season 9 of This Is Actually Happening. Includes updates on the release schedule, the new This is Actually Happening store, and more. If you'd like to submit a design for a This Is Actually Happening t-shirt or poster, send your artwork to actuallyhappeningpodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:02:44

134: What if your singular dream fell to pieces?

6/11/2019
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“How could I allow myself to mourn what I had lost? Because if I mourned it, then it was like a death, and I couldn’t accept that the me that I knew had died.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Whit Missildine Today’s episode featured Stefan Weiner. As a musician, he goes by Stefan Alexander and you can hear more about his music on his website at www.stefanalxndr.com, on Instagram @stefanalxndr, or look for Stefan Alexander on any music platform. You can now find new and archival...

Duration:00:46:00

133: What if your life went up in flames?

5/28/2019
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“All that traumatized people are really looking for is not a fix-it but more like a validation or acknowledgement that it matters.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho 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. thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors: Ancestry....

Duration:00:44:11

132: What if you were kept from the one you loved most?

5/14/2019
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“It’s interesting always having this void, knowing that you have something so wonderful that could love you so much and you could love so much that exists out there.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho 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. thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:33:30

131: What if a psychotic break split your life wide open?

4/30/2019
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“I have a fear every single day am I going crazy and I don’t even know it? I didn’t know the things that I was doing and the things that I was saying were so extreme.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho 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. thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:35:27

130: What if you had thoughts of harming those you love most?

4/16/2019
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After coming to terms with her identity, a woman develops intrusive thoughts that consume her most important relationships. “People say you should always trust your gut feelings. But I couldn’t trust my gut feeling and I still can’t to this day, because to me a gut feeling is in turn thinking about hurting somebody else.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho You can now find new and archival episodes of This Is Actually Happening completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a...

Duration:00:42:41

129: What if your mother left to follow a cult?

4/2/2019
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From a divided home with parents of two opposing world views, a girl whose mother becomes enamored with a trance channeler must now make sense of her life in the void of abandonment. “You’ve got to figure out how to go through the world in a way that feels right to you and that you do the least damage, and that you do the most good. But that path is not always clear.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode...

Duration:00:55:26

128: What if your son stabbed your daughter?

3/19/2019
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Escaping a dysfunctional family background and finally raising a wonderful family of her own, a woman’s son commits a shocking crime that throws everything into chaos. “Human behavior in general is just unpredictable. You can think you know that a person wouldn’t do this or would do this or wouldn’t be capable of it. And then they do it.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors: ThirdLove, Uber, CBS/The...

Duration:00:51:06

127: What if your drive for perfection became your fatal flaw?

3/5/2019
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Heading to college as a star athlete from a protective family, a man’s perfectionism and drive for self-control leads to a downward spiral. “After like looking in the mirror saying like wow I fucking like hate myself right now…as I got more upset and as time progressed I would go deeper deeper deeper.” Producer: Whit Missildine Editor: Nigel Coutinho thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors: ThirdLove, Uber, CBS/The Good Fight Intro Music: "Illabye" -...

Duration:00:37:40

126: What if your family was consumed by an unthinkable act?

2/19/2019
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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. “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.” Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors: Poshmark, Uber, Robinhood Intro...

Duration:00:56:52

125: What if you left everything you had ever known?

2/5/2019
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“It came along with this complete obliteration of everything I had ever believed and been taught and every moral that I was that I had within me.” Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors: Third Love, Uber 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-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/

Duration:00:48:13

124: What if you transitioned into an alternate reality?

1/22/2019
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“It’s almost as if like I could feel my whole self just changing at this point and just changing in the way that I trust people…and questioning myself and everything.” Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors: Poshmark, Robinhood Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Duration:00:52:05

123: What if you refused to be annihilated?

1/8/2019
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“I believe that people like me people that have experienced trauma, I think we’re the ones that need to save the world…we’re the ones that actually know everything about innocence.” Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Episode Sponsors: ThirdLove, Care/Of and Poshmark Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: “Cylinder Four” “Cylinder Five” – Chris Zabriskie Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)...

Duration:01:03:43