This Is Actually Happening

This Is Actually Happening

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

Episodes

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

What if you had a mind-blowing affair?  

"I felt like a celestial axe had come down and split my skull in half." Music: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere Intro Music 1: "Brethren Arise" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music 2: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if the worst case scenario came true?  

"It's pretty devastating to find out that what you thought you knew was completely wrong." Music: "Cylinder Five" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if your sister had five personalities?  

"I walked on eggshells every day....the only way I could survive was to be able to detect which one of these personalities I would be dealing with that day." Pam Franklin, the storyteller in this episode, has written a book "My Five Sisters" that provides more in depth, vivid detail of her life. You can find it on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/My-Five-Sisters-Psychological-Personalities-ebook/dp/B00X06OFM0 Music: "The Dark Glow of the Mountains" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you woke up in the morgue?  

"Only thing I knew was blackness, that's all I saw. Cuz everything went dark and I was in a whole new world." Music: "Wake Up" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if your father went missing?  

"I'm just thinking 'oh, okay...I'll just sit there and be confused.'" Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you were irreversibly violated?  

"Imagine in your mind when you can't stand to be around you. That's like unimaginable, but I got through that." Music: "Cylinder Four" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you were a fake priest in Japan?  

"I'm like 'oh man...what am I doing here?'" Music: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if another realm moved through you?  

"I was completely lost in, I don't even know what the realm is called, this other spiritual realm, and I was grasping to be grounded." Music: "The Dark Glow of the Mountains" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you went on the strangest trip?  

"I had no idea what had just occurred and why....So I just hid there and waited and waited for what felt like an eternity." Music: "Lumien" - Jari Pitkanen Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if oral sex triggered a near death experience?: Part Two  

"I still don't know what I want it to mean or if I want it to mean anything." Music: "The Dark Glow of the Mountains" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if oral sex triggered a near death experience?: Part One  

"Anytime I felt off or bad or anything, I would immediately freak out....it would just spiral out of control every single time." Music: "The Dark Glow of the Mountains" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you couldn't control your thoughts?  

"Like a record player, stuck in a loop all day, every day." Music: "Wake Up" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you were pronounced dead at age 12?  

"You're not supposed to recover from being dead...this is as ultimate as it gets, right?" Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if your husband had a death wish?  

"I feel like I'm a survivor on this Earth and everybody's got everything and I have to fight so hard to get it." Music: "Cylinder Four" - Chris Zabriskie Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

What if you touched the spirit world?  

"There's so much more the bigger picture...and we'll never understand it until we cross over." Music: "Ambient Theme #1" - Steve O'Brien Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

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