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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.
“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.”
Producer: Whit Missildine
Editors: Nigel Coutinho, Whit Missildine
Episode Summary: A woman is three months pregnant when her husband’s pursuit of a fugitive turns their world upside down.
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
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Content/Trigger Warnings: traumatic injury, explicit language
Intro Music: ""Illabye" – Tipper
Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho
Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/
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