Episodes
Tessi’s job meant she spent all day working in the deep forest. It was hard work, but she loved being out in nature, surrounded by huge trees. But things changed when one of those big trees came crashing to the ground.
Published 05/06/22
One day Jessica was on a phone call with a co-worker, and she made a decision that seemed to be pretty small at the time. But the choice she made that day ended up changing the whole direction of her life.
Published 04/22/22
Published 04/22/22
One day Jami opened her mail, and found that she had been summoned for jury duty. She ended up being selected for a murder trial – as the jury foreman.
Published 04/08/22
Adam was enjoying a beautiful day in Hawaii, hiking on a mountain. Minutes later, he was calling 911 because he was in a life or death situation and saw no way out.
Published 03/25/22
Dee and his family were living in Gatumba, a refugee camp in Burundi (Africa). One night, heavily armed rebels came and violently attacked everyone in the village with fire, guns, and machetes. When Dee witnessed this horror, he was just 5 years old.
Published 03/11/22
Preview of American Hostage
Published 03/08/22
While at work one day, Garrett had an unexpected and terrifying encounter with a 3-time convicted felon who was running from police. Neither of them could have predicted how it would turn out.
Published 02/25/22
Preview of Twin Flames
Published 02/21/22
Jeff had a job that was manual labor with heavy machinery, and he pretty much knew what to expect when he went in to work. But one day he went to work, not knowing it would be his last day at that job. He also didn’t know that he would arrive at work with two arms, but leave with only one.
Published 02/11/22
Bill got a phone call that no parent ever wants. It was a police detective calling, and it was about his daughter.
Published 01/28/22
CQ was a young man in New York City, just out of high school. The 9/11 terrorist attacks prompted him to join the military. But something that happened one day in Afghanistan meant that his military career would end much sooner than he expected.
Published 01/14/22
Karen, who lives in South Africa, enjoyed nature and the outdoors, and often hiked alone. But on one of her outings, she discovered that she was not the only one on the trail that day.
Published 12/31/21
Danny lived in New York City and rode the subway every day, just like millions of other people. But there was one day when he was rushing from the train to the stairs, when he happened to notice something on the ground. It was a baby.
Published 12/17/21
Amy was at work on the 3rd floor of the AP Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City when a terrorist bomb destroyed much of that building, including her office. Half of her co-workers were killed. But even more amazing than her survival is what she has done since that day.
Published 12/03/21
It’s pretty traumatic when a family dog or cat goes missing. When Barbie’s dog, Scooby, couldn’t be found, she suspected something worse – that he was stolen.
Published 11/19/21
Preview of Operator – the story of American Telnet, the phone sex empire created in the Nineties, and how it came crashing down.
Published 11/08/21
Brook was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean with some friends, when she suddenly felt something large bite down on her left leg. It was a tiger shark, and it was attacking her.
Published 11/05/21
Andrew is an avid snowmobiler. And he loves to speed up when going over a hill, in order to get the snowmobile to go airborne. But one day, another snowmobiler was coming toward Andrew from the other side of that hill. And the other driver was someone Andrew knew.
Published 10/22/21
This is a BONUS episode – listeners sent in their stories about childbirth.
Published 10/15/21
Emily already had a child of her own, and she decided she wanted to be a surrogate mother. She signed up with an agency and was matched with a young couple in her area. She did a lot of research, and had an idea of what to expect. But what happened was not what she expected.
Published 10/08/21
Alex found himself trapped under an 1800 pound vehicle – injured, unable to move, and feeling very alone. Then he heard the voice of his best friend, Greg.
Published 09/24/21
Preview of Badlands Season 2: Sportsland – stories about the true crimes and unbelievable careers of some of the most famous athletes in the world.
Published 09/22/21
Tim Brown was a New York City firefighter for 20 years, then he was recruited by Mayor Giuliani to work in Emergency Management. So when the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11, Tim went into action. But like everyone else that morning, he had no idea what he was about to experience.
Published 09/10/21
Preview of Dan Taberski’s new podcast, 9/12 – a series about what happened the day *after* 9/11, and every day since.
Published 09/08/21