This Is Actually Happening

This Is Actually Happening

United States

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

Episodes

What if you had a breakthrough insight about the human condition?  

“I don’t know why that was a fear of just not having control over me…over what I was going to do.” Intro Music: “Illabye” – Tipper Opening Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ Music Bed: “Union Flow” – Spuntic Sponsor: Audible. www.audible.com/actually

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

"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

What if you survived war and poverty in Colombia?  

"I pictured this little girl inside of me that was not protected." Producer: Whit Missildine Original Score and Mixing: Ryan Black Email: ryanjoeblack@gmail.com Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you were hunted by the Japanese mafia?  

"This might be the beginning of my last few minutes on the planet." Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: Ryan Black

What if you had always wanted a different mother?  

"What I felt like I needed at any given time in my life, she just couldn't give me." Opening Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "Wake Up" - Spuntic

What if you had bipolar disorder?  

"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

What if you staged a dramatic rescue?  

"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

What if your past was an unsolved mystery?  

"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 6y67bs7y

What if you lived your life in exile?  

“You lost your country, you lost your family, you lost your identity….and you didn’t know what to do.” Produced by: Tom Henley and Whit Missildine 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: "Resister" - Mama Dang

What if you lived your life as a ghost?  

"It's weird to think that there's a place in your brain that's a cradle for the soul and it's cracked." Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "The Valley Station" - Accou Links to Accou: https://accou.bandcamp.com/album/two-stations

What if your life was rudely interrupted?  

"It would have been so easy for me to give up and many people in my situation would have given up." 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: "Wake Up" - Spuntic Website for Rudely Interrupted, the band, is: www.rudelyinterrupted.com

What if the happiest place on earth was your worst nightmare?  

“It’s almost like you can’t stand the meaninglessness of the situation, and so you justify it by saying ‘well this must be all my fault.’” 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: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere

What if you narrowly escaped with your life?  

"It took me a long time to feel even like a person again." 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: "Cylinder Five" - Chris Zabriskie

What if you followed a singular dream around the planet?  

“It’s nice not knowing exactly where you are all the time” Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "Cylinder Five" - Chris Zabriskie Closing Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

What if you couldn't remember the worst event of your life?  

"The challenge of trying to think of my life in a linear narrative is impossible." First Intro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) https://soundcloud.com/eldiablosf https://soundcloud.com/rojo-y-negro http://www.eldiablobass.com/ Second Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "The Dark Glow of the Mountains" - Chris Zabriskie

What if you were kidnapped by a police officer?  

"I look at that girl now and I really don't even feel like she was me." Intro Music: "Snow Capture" - Nasienie; "Illabye" - Tipper Music: "Cylinder Five" - Chris Zabriskie

What if you faced a series of unfortunate events?  

"I had such a 'Leave It To Beaver' childhood and then you're kind of flung into all this chaos and you realize 'wow, I didn't live in the real world.'" Music: "Lumien" - Jari Pitkanen

What if your father was lost in a shipwreck?  

"It was like a nightmare that could not be our own...It's crazy to think that this actually happened to the people that we know." Music: "Cylinder Four" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you survived a shipwreck?  

"We were all having so much fun and then just 'bam' like that everybody's gone." Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if your mother tried to cut her heart out?  

“You always feel like if your parent ever leaves you on Earth, it’s never going to be by their own hand.” Music: "Re-entry" - Lee Rosevere Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

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