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Oakland, CA

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First-person stories that explore what happens when everything changes.

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English


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What if you were an incest survivor?

9/17/2017
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“How can you know who you really are when from your earliest memories you have just been a vessel for someone else’s needs and desires and control and violence?” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Music Bed: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Duration: 00:54:25


What if you were a white supremacist?

9/1/2017
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"I look around at my life and how it is sort of a metaphor for what I think the future could be for the American people." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Duration: 05:16:19


What if you went to the dark side?

8/18/2017
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"To enter into nonexistence, to enter into emptiness, into nothingness, is that space from which all arises, from which new birth comes." Producer: Whit Missildine and Lisa Zaid - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Featuring: Albert Flynn DeSilver https://www.albertflynndesilver.com/ Instagram: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon...

Duration: 04:45:08


What if you were sent away for re-education?

8/3/2017
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"You don't know up from down. You don't know left from right. You don't know right from wrong. All you know is that you do not want to be wrong." Producer: Whit Missildine and Lisa Zaid - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Instagram: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf...

Duration: 00:51:30


What if the worst thing that could ever happen to you already had?

7/25/2017
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"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 Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Social Media: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Duration: 00:41:21


Season Seven Announcements

7/21/2017
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Updates and announcements about Season Seven of the This Is Actually Happening podcast. First Episode Launch for Season Seven: July 25th, 2017 Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Music Bed: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Duration: 00:02:50


What if you witnessed the limits of human suffering?

4/13/2017
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“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 Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Featuring: Anjan Sundaram Website: anjansundaram.com Twitter: @anjansun. Author of: "Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo" and "Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship" Intro Music: “Illabye” – Tipper Opening Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo...

Duration: 00:50:29


What if you received special messages?

3/8/2017
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“You start making alternative meanings out of everything.” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

Duration: 03:49:46


What if you spent 15 hours on the edge of sanity?

2/9/2017
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"The rules of reality were changing, and I was trying to get acquainted with these new rules." Producer: Whit Missildine - http://thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - http://ryanblack.io Additional Sound Recording: Mason Kessie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

Duration: 05:21:52


What if you had bipolar disorder?

12/1/2016
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"I had 20 years of living my life as the person I knew I was, and then I had this episode that was totally different from that person." Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "The Valley Station" - Accou Links to Accou: accou.bandcamp.com/album/two-stations

Duration: 00:31:27


What if you staged a dramatic rescue?

11/8/2016
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"What is the impetus that makes you feel you have to do that thing? I don't know what that little magic piece is, but it was there." Opening Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "Slumberia" - unbeknown

Duration: 00:29:06


What if your past was an unsolved mystery?

10/25/2016
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"Everything now is just a partial truth. We're never going to know." Opening Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "Union Flow" - Spuntic

Duration: 00:40:29


What if September 11th changed everything?

2/11/2015
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"I have no connection with who I was in 2001...don't know him." Music: "Cylinder Four" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

Duration: 00:24:51


What if you were shot by your father?

5/6/2014
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I remember blanking out, dazed...I felt like I was in a tunnel. Music: Wake Up - Spuntic

Duration: 00:28:31


What if you went from riches to rags?

4/22/2014
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I didn't even understand what had happened, how I lost everything. Music: Cylinder Four - Chris Zabriskie

Duration: 00:20:11


What if your wife ran you over?

3/24/2014
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You can never really tell what a woman's been through if you don't ask the right questions. Music: Lumien - Jari Pitkanen

Duration: 00:16:54


What if your husband led a secret life?

3/11/2014
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The man that I loved is no more. It's almost like, this person died, but is still living. Union Flow - Spuntic

Duration: 00:22:58


What if you delivered seven thousand babies?

2/25/2014
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Its pretty hard to have a down day when you touch the beginnings of life. Music: Re-entry - Lee Rosevere

Duration: 00:21:25


What if you witnessed a thousand deaths?

2/11/2014
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All of the ways we define ourselves are going to be stripped away by illness or the dying process...now who am I? Music: Tibetan Ohm Chant

Duration: 00:30:29


What if you gave up everything for love?

1/28/2014
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Everything is temporary if you give it enough time. Music: Wake Up - Spuntic Intro Music by Robey Clark

Duration: 00:23:25

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