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.
“We have so much less control than we think we do….Death is really close at hand and we do not do ourselves often any favors by forgetting that.”
Producer: Whit Missildine
Episode Summary: Firmly established in adulthood with a great career behind her and a wonderful life, a woman suddenly finds herself to be an unlikely perpetrator of the most horrible transgression.
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Content/Trigger Warnings: death, car crash, explicit language
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) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/
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