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  • A woman falls deeply in love with a married man in her close friend’s circle, when suddenly an unthinkable event throws everything into question.   

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    “Of all the cruel things for the universe to do…Why? Why on earth would the universe do this, and what is this supposed to teach me? What does it mean?”

    Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous, but if you’d like to reach out to her, you can email at [email protected]

    Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic bodily injury, explicit language

    Producer: Whit Missildine

     

    Social Media:

    Instagram: @actuallyhappening

    Twitter: @TIAHPodcast

    This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

     

    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

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    Transcripts: Full transcripts of each episode are now available on the website, thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere

     

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  • “I don’t know what I was thinking but I just kept feeling like the waves of shame because of the shame I made them feel.”

    Today’s episode featured Kiese Laymon. You can find out more about him and his books at kieselaymon.com.

    Producer: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: Growing up in a household full of both love and violence in Mississippi, Kiese Laymon struggles with generational trauma, career success, and addiction before finally facing the silences of his past.

     

    Social Media:

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    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, physical abuse, assault, explicit language

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Re-entry” – Lee Rosevere

     

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  • “It’s like trying to go into like a dark cave with a rope attached to you so that you can find your way back and then losing that the end of the rope.”

     

    Producer: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: Following a tumultuous upbringing, a woman begins confronting the complexities of her identity and self-destructive tendencies, when all of a sudden, devastating bouts of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder begin to consume her life.

     

    Social Media:

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    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: suicidal ideation, domestic abuse, self-harm, mental illness, PMDD, explicit language

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie

     

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  • When Emily Gellis hears rumors of people suffering horrible side effects from a trendy diet she springs into action. Armed with over a hundred thousand Instagram followers, Emily launches a social media crusade to expose F-Factor and its founder, Tanya Zuckerbrot. It’s the start of a feud that will attract trolls, lawyers, and, eventually, national media all because of fiber. From Wondery, this is a story about wealth, wellness, and influence narrated by Casey Wilson.

    Listen to Fed Up: wondery.fm/TIAH_FEDUP

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  • “I completely lost touch with reality. You can’t rely on those around you, and you can’t rely on what’s within you. That’s the most terrifying thing in the world.”

     

    Producer: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: Struggling to find his identity after college, a man suddenly suffers from a panic attack that leads to a terrifying downward spiral. 

     

    Social Media:

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    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: drug use, mental breakdown, explicit language

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

     

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    If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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  • “My personhood had been shattered into a thousand pieces that I and my family were left to pick up one at a time.”

     

    Today's episode features Olivia Wilder. You can find out more about Olivia on Instagram @all.in.amputee

     

    Producer: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: After self-medicating for years to cope with the emotional aftermath of an abusive, religious upbringing, a woman goes in for a minor surgery, and when she emerges, everything has changed.

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: medical trauma, drug use, amputation, explicit language

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    Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

     

    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

     

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    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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  • "Those weird moments of tension...that moment of uncertainty but impending doom...I don't think anything really ever matched that."

     

    Today’s episode featured Dick Wound. You can find Dick's Podcast "Off the Cuffs: A Kink and BDSM podcast" on your podcast app. You can follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @OCPKINK. You can also follow Dick on Twitter @DickWound.

     

    Producer: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: Following a heart attack, a man finds relief and healing through unusual sexual fetishes.

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: heart attack, sexual kink and fetish, graphic bodily injury, graphic descriptions of sexual acts, explicit language

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere

     

    Services

    If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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  • “If there was a note…or just anything that would give us a single clue about it…but ultimately I don’t know like I’m never going to know why.”

    Today's episode features Mercedes. If you’d like to reach out to her, you can contact her through email at [email protected]

     

    Producer: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: Growing up Jehovah’s Witness and then setting out to form an identity of her own, a woman reconciles the silences of her loving and devoted family with an unthinkable act that throws everything into question.

     

    Social Media:

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    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic bodily injury, graphic violence, murder, suicide, drug use, explicit language

    Wondery Plus: All episodes of the show prior to episode #130 are now part of the Wondery Plus premium service. To access the full catalog of episodes, and get all episodes ad free, sign up for Wondery Plus at https://wondery.com/plus

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    Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

     

    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Wake Up” - Spuntic

     

    Services

    If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

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  • “These are open ended wounds that you have to patch up, but how do you patch them up? How do you make it okay.”

    Today’s episode featured Diamond Garrett. Diamond is currenting starting a small business to provide products, services, and resources for disabled individuals to make their lives easier as wheelchair users. If you’d like to donate to support her vision and her small business, go to gofund.me/444f5605. You can also find out more about Diamond by following her on Instagram @diamondsg_ and on TikTok @princessdimo. You can find all of her links on linktr.ee/diamondgarrett

     

    This episode is the last new episode of season 11. Over the next six weeks, we’ll be rebroadcasting episodes from the back catalog, and resuming with new episodes, starting August 9th.

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

     

    Episode Summary: Growing up with a single mother and a father in jail, a dancer’s life is forever changed when one night, while doing a favor for a friend, two unknown shooters open fire.

     

    Social Media:

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    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Website for Jason Blalock: www.jasonblalock.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, mention of sexual assault,  drug use, gun violence, car crash, graphic bodily injury, suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, explicit language

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

     

    Services

    If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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  • “Living in a constant state of anxiety does something to you…I’m not able to live, I’m not able to love, I’m not able to thrive.”

    Today's guest requested to remain anonymous, however, if you'd like to reach to him, you can email at: [email protected]

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: A boy grows up in a household devastated by AIDS, opening a downward spiral of loss and a path of resilience.

     

    Social Media:

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    This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

     

    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: HIV/AIDS, death, death of a child, murder, graphic violence, drug use, explicit language

     

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    Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

     

    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Uncertain Outcomes” - SkyeVoyager

     

    Services

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    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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  • “You were in this abyss of darkness and the hardest part was not knowing…not knowing at all if you’re going to live or die or when or how.”

     

    Today's episode featured Marina Nemat. You can find out more about Marina and her story by going to marinanemat.com. There you can find contact information and more about her two books, 'Prisoner of Tehran', and 'After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed.' Her books are also available on Amazon, Simon & Schuster and Bookshop.org.

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

     

    Episode Summary: A teenage Russian immigrant in Iran is jailed and tortured during the Iranian Revolution of 1979, but when a prison guard falls in love with her, she’s forced to weigh the price of her freedom.

     

    Social Media:

    Instagram: @actuallyhappening

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    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

     

    Website for Andrew Waits: www.andrdewwaits.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: torture, prison abuse, rape, sexual abuse, murder, graphic violence, psychotic episodes, explicit language

     

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    Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

     

    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie

     

    Services

    If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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  • “We had such a sense of safety and comfort and then…it was like everything changes and you can’t go back.”

    Today's guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you'd like to reach out to her, you can email at [email protected]

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: A woman struggles to find herself among her mother’s multiplying crises that always seem to find a new rock bottom.

     

    Social Media:

    Instagram: @actuallyhappening

    This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/

      

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: animal cruelty, animal death, alcoholism, domestic abuse, fatal car accident, post-partum depression, explicit language

     

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    Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link: https://www.thisisactuallyhappening.com/shop to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop. 

     

    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Union Flow” - Spuntic

     

    Services

    If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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  • “When there’s some trauma, you have a poison within you….If you leave it there it’s going to ferment and take over your life and your body….You need to take this out by speaking it.”

    Today's episode featured Sonia Acevedo. If you'd like to reach out to her, you can find her on LinkedIn Under Sonia Acevedo - AKA Sony: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-acevedo-aka-sony-6352aa29/.

     

    If you'd like to contribute to help her get out of debt, you can find the GoFundMe campaign set up for her by Imelda Jimenez called "Help Sonia Acevedo Get Her Dream Home Back: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-sonia-acevedo-get-her-dream-home-back.

     

    If you'd like to find out more details about Jamison Bachman, you can hear other victim's stories on the Netflix series, Worst Roommate Ever, episodes title "Roommate Wanted, Part 1 and 2.

     

    If you’d like to find out more about the Women’s Self Defense Group WESDA, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/WESDA/. And you can read more about her story in NY Magazine: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/jamison-bachman-worst-roommate-ever.html

     

    Sonia would also like to thank Master Linda Ramzy Ranson, for her insight, wisdom & life long passion for Women Self defense, Netflix & Domini Hoffman for their sympathetic approach & to Imelda Jimenez for starting the Go Fund Me page, as well as all contributing donors, all around the world.

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine

     

    Episode Summary: A woman always seeking a sanctuary from a chaotic upbringing has her home and her life upended when a bizarre new roommate threatens to ruin everything she’s built.

     

    Social Media:

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of a minor, murder, suicide, death of animal, explicit language

     

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere

     

    Services

    If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources.

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

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  • “A family tree is not permanent…You’re allowed to trim some branches.”

    Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you’d like to reach out to her, you can email at [email protected]

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

     

    Episode Summary: After growing up with a patriarchal Christian family, a woman grapples with her father losing touch with reality when his delusions begin to dramatically unravel the family narratives

     

    Social Media:

    Instagram: @actuallyhappening

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    Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com

    Website for Jason Blalock: jasonblalock.com

     

    Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of a minor, explicit language

     

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  • “To feel like at any moment something tragic could happen put me in a deep, deep cloud as far as who I am, what can I be, and what could I have been.”

     

    Today’s guest requested to remain anonymous. But if you’d like to reach out to him, you can email at [email protected]

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

     

    Episode Summary: Growing up Jewish and surviving the twin traumas of domestic abuse and antisemitic bullying, a man finally establishes a new life for himself, when devastating loss threatens to keep him locked in a cycle he can seemingly never escape.

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: domestic violence, abuse, bullying, drug use, car accident, death, stroke, cancer, explicit language

     

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  • “It honestly felt like my whole life had just gone from this amazing color filled motion picture to just going into something so black and white…just feeling so alone all of the time.”

     

    Today’s episode featured Evelyn. You can reach out to her through email at [email protected]

      

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

     

    Episode Summary: Growing up in a loving Mexican immigrant family in the US, everything changes in a young girl’s life when a home invasion, abandonment and unprocessed losses mount, leading to a dramatic wake up call.

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: graphic violence, mental illness, explicit language

     

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie

     

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  • “The feeling of unknowing while you’re going through that is probably the strongest, most terrifying feeling I’ve ever felt.”

     

    Today’s episode featured Matt Boman. You can find out more about Matt on Instagram @studioboman , on his website, studioboman.com, and you can check out his car’s tik tok page @the_namastang . If you’d like to contact him directly, you can email him at [email protected]

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Jason Blalock

     

    Episode Summary: A man suffers a serious injury after a drunken fight, but in its wake, a deeper unhealed wound festers that leads to an act of hate.  

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: hate crime, graphic violence, graphic medical scenarios, explicit language

      

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    Music Bed: “Union Flow” - Spuntic

     

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  • “I was just terrified, just the not knowing what was happening or what was even going on in my own body…and I was so confused and hurt and scared.”

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

     

    Episode Summary: Just before coming into adolescence, a young girl experiences an unspeakable trauma, but a bigger horror begins once she reveals her secret.

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: rape, sexual abuse of a minor, threats of extreme violence, explicit language

     

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere

     

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  • “It’s just terror, it’s just fear with no object…It’s so purely guttural and instinctive it’s almost like the prey of a tiger…the moment that it knows it’s about to be ripped apart.”

    Today's episode featured Neil Woods. You can find out more about Neil by going to neilwoods.net, where you can also find links to his two books: Good Cop, Bad War and Drug Wars, with more about his own experience and about the War on Drugs in Britain. To find out more about his organization, LEAP, or Law Enforcement Action Partnership, go to lawenforcementactionpartnership.org.

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits

     

    Episode Summary: Growing up with a sense of heroic duty, a man becomes a cop fighting the drug war, when the sobering realities of his job lead him to profound awakening.

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: near death, violence, suicide, mention of sexual assault, mention of gang rape, domestic violence, explicit language

     

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    Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

    Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho

     

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  • “I felt like I went through a portal into this evil place…and I immediately knew that we were in a whole different world.”

     

    Today’s storyteller requested to remain anonymous. However, if you’d like to contact her, you can reach out through email at [email protected]

     

    Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli

     

    Episode Summary: Growing up evangelical in the Purity movement of the 1990s, a woman constructs the ideal life, when piece by piece, her image of family, marriage and her identity begin to be dismantled.

     

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    Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual abuse, sexual abuse of a minor, suicidal tendency, explicit language

     

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    Music Bed: “Embers/Unknown Outcomes” – SkyeVoyager

     

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