“Life happens. There is no point in being upset or down about things we can’t control or change.” – Amy Winehouse
This is Actually Happening is a podcast that is fascinating. It brings the wildest true stories of life-changing events told by the people that actually lived them.
From a guy who is hunted by the mafia, to someone that fell into a coma for months but thought it was years, and more.
It is similar to the TV show I Survived, but in podcast form, so a win-win in my book.
It is stories of extremely strong people that have gone through these tragedies. They bring life to events that people have experienced. They strip down the shame, anxiety, and everything else that can be built up from the events and they’re raw humans speaking about human events.
The other day I was listening to an episode and had to pause it because it was mid-workday and I was getting emotional. The strength in her voice and how she realized that she did not need to have any shame about the event that occurred to her was fascinating.
In a way it reminds me of myself, I have had some insane things happen to me but for so long I thought that it was normal and I speak of it so casually like those in the podcast do.
Something about the voice speaking being the person that actually experienced it is extremely powerful. It takes these vulnerable moments, feelings, and events and makes them public and known to the world.
For a lot of the people speaking you can tell it gives them strength through talking about it. It also helps those who have experienced something similar realize they are not alone.
Life is actually happening and This is Actually Happening tells those stories.This Is Actually Happening