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 an incest survivor?  

“How can you know who you really are when from your earliest memories you have just been a vessel for someone else’s needs and desires and control and violence?” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Music Bed: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

What if you were a white supremacist?  

"I look around at my life and how it is sort of a metaphor for what I think the future could be for the American people." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

What if you went to the dark side?  

"To enter into nonexistence, to enter into emptiness, into nothingness, is that space from which all arises, from which new birth comes." Producer: Whit Missildine and Lisa Zaid - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Featuring: Albert Flynn DeSilver https://www.albertflynndesilver.com/ Instagram: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/

What if you were sent away for re-education?  

"You don't know up from down. You don't know left from right. You don't know right from wrong. All you know is that you do not want to be wrong." Producer: Whit Missildine and Lisa Zaid - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Instagram: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

What if the worst thing that could ever happen to you already had?  

"It’s surreal. It’s like a movie. It’s like it’s not even happening to you it’s happening to someone else." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Social Media: @actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper Music Bed: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

Season Seven Announcements  

Updates and announcements about Season Seven of the This Is Actually Happening podcast. First Episode Launch for Season Seven: July 25th, 2017 Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Music Bed: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

What if you witnessed the limits of human suffering?  

“It’s in these places that you begin to see the limits of human capacity – how resilient we are...how we will find a way.” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Featuring: Anjan Sundaram Website: anjansundaram.com Twitter: @anjansun. Author of: "Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo" and "Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship" Intro Music: “Illabye” – Tipper Opening Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/

What if they told you the monsters were real?  

“Everybody learns at like 12 or 13…what is real and not real, and I did not get a chance to learn that.” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

What if you received special messages?  

“You start making alternative meanings out of everything.” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Intro Music: "Illabye" - Tipper

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

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