Episodes
We take you back to 2016 when Pokemon Go was the hottest app and Ben was a full-on PG addict. This week, Ben tells the thrilling story of when he was out catching pocket monsters and was being stalked by a mysterious creep in a truck. And spoiler alert, Ben is still playing Pokemon Go. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on Instagram  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/28/21
Before you get mad, Ben loves dogs. But this week, Ben discusses the time his friend's dog treated Ben like lunch. Ben talks about the dog's long-standing behavioral issues, how the dog had previously attacked a homeless man, and reminds everyone how important it is to train your pets. Plus, Ben explains why he would never clone his dog (which is a real thing!) Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on...
Published 07/21/21
Ben is back and is jetlagged! This week, Ben details all his crazy events he experienced while in Paris, France on a recent solo trip. From getting pooped on almost immediately to having someone try to rob him of his luggage, Ben barely escaped death yet again, but this time alone in Europe. Plus, argues with a bird live on the podcast. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on Instagram  Learn more about your ad...
Published 07/14/21
Late one night, Ben bought a ticket to Paris and it was too late to cancel. So by the time you're listening to this, Ben will be eating baguettes and visiting the Eiffel Tower (and hopefully not having a near-death experience this time) completely by himself. Plus, Ben predicts what his trip to Paris will entail (without knowing any French) and takes suggestions for the next country to visit. Get 10% Off by visiting BetterHelp.com/ialmostdied Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to...
Published 07/07/21
This week, Ben talks about how he's fighting his addiction to his phone and wants to remind you to look away from your phone and live your life a little bit (but after you've listened to this podcast, of course). Ben gives some tips on how he's been able to reduce his screen time that you can use and why Tik Tok might be the devil. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on Instagram  Learn more about your ad...
Published 06/30/21
We all know cars are death traps, so it's no surprise that a car almost took Ben (and his family) out! This week, Ben tells the story of when he first learned to drive. While out on a holiday drive, his dad gets the brilliant idea to pull the emergency brake while speeding on icy roads. Plus. Ben weighs in on the TikTok vs. YouTube fight & Ben almost dies mid-podcast! Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on...
Published 06/23/21
This week, Ben reads your story submissions on how you, loyal fans, almost died in a variety of ways. Some of you almost choked to death, some of you almost drowned to death, some of you were almost murdered, and tons of other stories. It's a wonder any of you are still alive! Stay safe out there! Plus, Ben recounts his close call with a creepy orthodontist. Get 10% Off by visiting BetterHelp.com/ialmostdied! Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using...
Published 06/16/21
Sometimes you get what you pay for, and Ben has found that to be true with public transportation. Ben describes the few times he was threatened on buses (with words and weapons), and how he narrowly avoided a brutal and infamous murder that happened on his regular bus route. Plus, Ben rants about how the L.A. public transit system pales in comparison to New York or other major cities. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on...
Published 06/09/21
We're doing it, we're talking about vaccines, the boring conversations we're all gonna have about the vaccines, and anti-vaxxers. This week, Ben discusses his experiences from getting the Moderna vaccine, including the (totally manageable) side effects, including how someone was even carried out of a stretcher while waiting to get his vaccine. Plus, Ben breaks down why people refusing to get the vaccine makes him scream internally. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek...
Published 06/02/21
When Ben agreed to be a part of Japanese exchange program for school, he thought it would be all anime and rainbows, but little did he expect he would cause a small international incident. This week, Ben talks about the time he lived with a host family in Tokyo on a whirlwind trip for several days. But when he got mischievous and bought an 18+ mystery prize, he brought the attention of local police who came knocking on his family's door. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by...
Published 05/26/21
School dances can be a lot of fun, assuming you don't almost die in one! This week, Ben relives the time he thought it was a good idea to dress up as a bunch of grapes for a Halloween school dance and try to ask his crush for a slow dance. From the start, things didn't go as planned, as his grape costume, consisting of a tight green morph suit and tons of green balloons, began to fall apart on the ride to school. Once the dance came around, Ben was nothing more than a guy in a green costume....
Published 05/19/21
Are you a hypochondriac? Then this is the episode for you! This week, Ben talks about all the times his anxiety has led him to thinking he's going to die. Ben talks about how a typo made him think he had cancer, the time his red dye fear got so out of control he even avoided apples, how he's afraid everything will give you cancer, and so much more! Plus, Ben gives his tips for how to manage being scared of everything. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using...
Published 05/12/21
This week, Ben gives a glimpse into behind the scenes of what it's like to shoot and post a video, and all the stress involved. He lays out all the work that goes into creating content (including this very podcast) and why it often leaves him in tears. Plus, he lays out how he plans on managing his stress and work, and maybe it can help you too! Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on Instagram  Learn more about...
Published 05/05/21
Los Angeles is often thought of as the land where dreams come true, but for Ben, it's the land of trying to kill you! Ben tells a few stories about how he almost ended up in the Hollywood Cemetery, like the time a man followed him in his first week in L.A. and kept trying to get him into a mysterious car with tinted windows, the time he was almost provoked into a fight while trying to get to his Uber, KFC stabbings and much more! Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using...
Published 04/28/21
This week, Ben describes the time he was sent to a Christian camp that didn't have a nurse, which turned out to be his near death-sentence. Ben woke up to a severe neck sprain and couldn't move at all. The counselors decided to start a prayer circle around Ben's bed while he lied there motionless. While the other campers got to enjoy all the fun and food, the counselors wouldn't let Ben go home and receive professional medical attention. So after a few days, Ben was healed up enough to plan...
Published 04/21/21
In the first of many, Ben reads off some of your insane moments where you, dear listener, almost died. Here are just a few: someone almost died when falling through thin ice and freezing, someone getting hit by a car while saving a kitten on the road, being attacked by a knife-wielding man in the woods and more! Plus, your stories bring up even more almost dying experiences for Ben, like why he failed as a lifeguard. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using...
Published 04/14/21
This week, Ben tells the story of his dog Kobe's "Homeward Bound" style adventure. While off on a trip to Japan, Kobe got out of the house and went out wandering in the woods. Ben didn't find out until he got back home and his mom had to tell him. Several days later, a kinda stranger found Kobe and brought her back safely, thanks to the miracles of the microchip. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben on YouTube Follow Ben on...
Published 04/07/21
Ben welcomes his first guest, Emmy Hartman, to talk about a time SHE almost died! Emmy yells Ben her 4th-of-July-gone-wrong story when she and several of her friends decided to rent an Airbnb. While enjoying themselves, Emmy and crew were accosted by a deranged man, followed by a strange car, and were forced to barricade themselves in their Airbnb while an entirely different man tried to break in! Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using #IAlmostDiedPodcast! Follow Ben...
Published 03/31/21
This week, Ben talks about the pre-pandemic days when he (and the whole world) was living care-free and going to conventions like Playlist Live. While there, Ben hung out in close proximity with thousands of people around March 2020, then went back home. Ben suffered from a fever, coughing and basically all the symptoms we associate with COVID-19. He tries to trace back where he got it from and how he even got his mom sick. Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using...
Published 03/24/21
In part 2 of 2 in Ben's Europe adventure, Ben describes how his bus ride through Italy proved very similar to his trip to the Eiffel Tower from last episode. While riding to the city of the Venice, Ben's bus approached the famous Rialto Bridge, but things seemed eerily quiet. That's because yet another terrorist attack was planned on this bridge! But maybe Ben wasn't too worried about this at the time because he had one-too-many limoncellos, AKA one limoncello. Check out the New York Times...
Published 03/17/21
Ben's high school trip to Europe should've been a sightseeing adventure, but of course, he almost died! While visiting Paris' famous Eiffel Tower, Ben and his friends got stuck at the top when French police shut down the lights and didn't let anyone leave after finding a suspicious package in the area. Hear the first part of the story, but be sure to tune in next week for the exciting conclusion of Ben's wild Europe trip! Tweet your crazy near-death experiences to @benoftheweek using...
Published 03/10/21
This week, Ben relives how he was tormented by a bully all through middle school. Ben tells the story of when his bully Ricardo pushed him off of a giant ice cliff and gave him a concussion. He details how he was completely out of it and had to be told the story by witnesses, his trip to the emergency room where he was speaking gibberish, his parents having the task of keeping him awake the whole time and how his nightmare was just beginning when he went back to school the next day! Tweet...
Published 03/03/21
In the premiere episode of "I Almost Died" Ben de Almedia AKA BENOFTHEWEEK discuss his insane (and almost deadly) trip to Bali, Indonesia where a fun friend trip turned into a near-death experience! Ben discusses how he was given a motorcycle without an international license, which may have been why he careened into oncoming traffic and hit a bus! He also talks about the aftermath of dealing with the rental company that almost landed him in a Bali prison. Tweet your crazy near-death...
Published 02/24/21
YouTube Star BENOFTHEWEEK presents a brand-new podcast, I Almost Died! Each week, Ben (and maybe a guest or 2) talk about a near-death experience and how they were able to not die. Ben and other familiar faces from YouTube and Instagram talk about falls from high cliffs, out-of-control motorcycles, bus accidents, and anything else that involves this world trying to kill you! Ben will also read fan-submitted stories about times you had a close-call with not being alive. Try to live long enough...
Published 02/03/21
Published 02/03/21