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The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen. 

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The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen. 

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By PuccaPug - Aug 08 2019
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I love dozens of podcasts but this one is PROFOUND! Please don’t stop this important work.

Great show

By gospelofjon - May 10 2019
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Unfortunately it stresses me out. Can’t listen anymore.

iTunes Ratings

1159 Ratings
Average Ratings
1017
71
33
16
22

The best

By PuccaPug - Aug 08 2019
Read more
I love dozens of podcasts but this one is PROFOUND! Please don’t stop this important work.

Great show

By gospelofjon - May 10 2019
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Unfortunately it stresses me out. Can’t listen anymore.
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This Is Actually Happening

Updated 10 days ago

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The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen. 

Rank #1: 1: What if your boyfriend lit himself on fire?

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"We're still here. What part are we playing in all this?" Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Music: "Cat Wearing Glasses" – Lee Rosevere Intro Music: “Illabye” – Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Sep 12 2013
12 mins
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Rank #2: 2: What if you were an alcoholic at age 9?

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"The one that wins is the one you feed the most" Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Music: "Water" – Johannes Welsch Intro Music: “Illabye” – Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Sep 12 2013
18 mins
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Rank #3: 112: What if a murderer appeared at your bedroom door?

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"What happened to me is one of those things where people say, like, 'that could never happen to you.' So now once that happened, it's like well anything can happen to me at any time." Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic. Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

May 01 2018
56 mins
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Rank #4: 8: What if you were falsely accused of pedophilia?

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"Yeah I struggle with that question...Why?" Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Water" – Johannes Welsch Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Sep 14 2013
19 mins
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Rank #5: 51: What if your roommate had a deep dark secret?

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"His face was everything that I was angry about." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Jan 13 2015
22 mins
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Rank #6: 134: What if your singular dream fell to pieces?

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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.


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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/

Jun 11 2019
44 mins
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Rank #7: 29: What if you had sex with over 900 people?

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"I've come to a place where I don't believe in a God that's less compassionate than I am." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: “Phylotaxis” - Squirm Orchestra Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Sep 14 2013
27 mins
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Rank #8: 70: What if you had a mind-blowing affair?

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"I felt like a celestial axe had come down and split my skull in half." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere Intro Music 1: "Brethren Arise" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Feb 03 2016
27 mins
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Rank #9: 45: What if your husband led a secret life?

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"The man that I loved is no more. It's almost like, this person died, but is still living." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Mar 11 2014
22 mins
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Rank #10: 100: What if he wouldn't let you leave?

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"I just didn't feel like a person, I didn't feel like I was a being walking on this planet a lot of the time." Producers: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Oct 17 2017
52 mins
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Rank #11: 75: What if you were kidnapped by a police officer?

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"I look at that girl now and I really don't even feel like she was me." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Cylinder Five" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

May 12 2016
30 mins
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Rank #12: 17: What if you were given 48 hours to live?

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"I'm just so clear that nothing else is promised, other than right now." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Music: "Cat Wearing Glasses" – Lee Rosevere Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Sep 14 2013
18 mins
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Rank #13: 83: What if your past was an unsolved mystery?

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"Everything now is just a partial truth. We're never going to know." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Oct 25 2016
38 mins
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Rank #14: 50: What if you were not supposed to see this?

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“I’m not supposed to be seeing this. Like, there’s a crack somewhere. There’s something wrong.” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: “Water” - Johannes Welsch Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

May 19 2014
20 mins
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Rank #15: 103: What if you had a ten year nightmare?

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"The hardest part is that I still don't have any answers...what came into my house that night?" Producers: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Intro Music: "Illabye" - TIpper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf@rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Nov 28 2017
44 mins
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Rank #16: 114: What if her ex-boyfriend tried to kill you?

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“All of a sudden within a hundred meters of your house that’s where the worst thing happens and suddenly the world becomes different…you can’t go back to who you were.”

Producer: Whit Missildine

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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/

Aug 21 2018
52 mins
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Rank #17: 3: What if you used to speak in tongues?

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"I want to understand my own brain." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Music: "Irsen’s Tale" – Kai Engel Intro Music: “Illabye” – Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Sep 12 2013
15 mins
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Rank #18: 35: What if you didn't go outside until 6th grade?

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"They were saying, you're too American for us to deport you....But you're not American enough for us to give you a passport." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Wake Up" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Sep 27 2013
21 mins
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Rank #19: 60: What if oral sex triggered a near death experience?: Part One

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"Anytime I felt off or bad or anything, I would immediately freak out....it would just spiral out of control every single time." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "The Dark Glow of the Mountains" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Jun 09 2015
26 mins
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Rank #20: 111: What if you had to relearn who you are?

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"It put everything that I thought about myself into question...I didn't know what I believed. I didn't know what was real, what was fake." Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Cylinder Four" "Cylinder Five" - Chris Zabriskie This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Apr 18 2018
38 mins
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