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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.
“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
Episode Summary: Terra Newell is thrown a nightmare scenario as her mother’s new love life spins out of control, while the ordeal takes on a new life as the centerpiece of the famous Dirty John podcast and TV series.
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Content/Trigger Warnings: physical violence, assault, emotional abuse, 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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