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What Was That Like

Scott Johnson

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What Was That Like

What Was That Like

Scott Johnson

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Real people in unreal situations. Each episode is a conversation with someone who has been through something extremely unusual, and I ask them, what was that like?

Latest Episodes

Robin drove the Wienermobile

ERobin lives in New York City. She once saw an ad announcing that the Oscar Mayer company was looking to hire a driver for the Wienermobile, and she knew immediately she wanted to do that. She creatively made herself stand out among the other 1000 applicants, and got the job. In this episode she talks about her experience with driving the big hot dog car, as well as the time she got to meet Jerry Stiller.

65 min5 d ago
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Robin drove the Wienermobile

Two first-hand stories from 9/11

EToday is the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and DC. In this episode we’ll hear from Lori, who worked in the World Trade Center, and Joe, who was a NYC firefighter, as they each tell their story of what happened on 9/11.

51 min2 w ago
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Two first-hand stories from 9/11

Eric saved a crashed skydiver

EOne day Eric was skydiving with about 10 other people. It was a fairly routine jump when they exited the plane, but one person had a serious problem with his main parachute. Then he had a serious problem with his reserve parachute. There isn’t a third parachute. Somehow, Eric was able to see what was happening from thousands of yards away. And he ended up saving someone’s life that day.

38 minAUG 28
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Eric saved a crashed skydiver

James was crushed by a tree

EJames is a young man who lives in England. One day he and his partner were assigned the task of taking down a 30 foot, 3.5 ton tree. Things did not go as planned.

34 minAUG 14
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James was crushed by a tree

Gael crashed into a river

EOne minute Gael was driving his car on a bitter-cold winter day in Iowa, and the next minute he’s trapped in his car in the middle of a big river – and the water’s coming in. He didn’t know where his phone was, but fortunately, Siri was still listening. You’ll hear the audio of the 911 call made by Gael, while he was in the river.

29 minJUL 31
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Gael crashed into a river

Lesli's house exploded

ELesli lives in Nashville, Tennessee. When Nashville was having heavy rains and flooding, there was a day when Lesli was stranded at her house with a friend and two small dogs. There was an explosion, and they probably wouldn’t have survived – except for the help of a stranger on a jet ski.

49 minJUL 17
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Lesli's house exploded

Michael survived an avalanche

EMichael is an adventure filmmaker. He was at Mt Everest Base Camp on April 25, 2015. That’s the day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck. And he was in the direct path of the huge avalanche that was immediately triggered. It was the deadliest day in Mt Everest history.

64 minJUL 3
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Michael survived an avalanche

Bonus episode - Raw Audio

EThis is a bonus episode, and the first in an ongoing series called Raw Audio. These are 911 emergency calls made by an armed homeowner who is watching someone break into his house, a man driving with his family when the accelerator gets stuck, and restaurant employees calling about a co-worker who has been stabbed.

17 minJUN 26
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Bonus episode - Raw Audio

Dave won $113k on a game show

EDave recently found himself $113,000 richer. He credits that to practice, some good luck, and being pretty good at solving word puzzles. He won cash, a trip to Barbados, and a new BMW by being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. And he told me what Vanna White is REALLY like.

43 minJUN 19
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Dave won $113k on a game show

These 3 people died

EThree people of color who had not committed any crime. Yet each one, in separate incidents, died after being shot by police. In each case, a recorded phone call adds to the tragic reality of an innocent life lost.

17 minJUN 5
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These 3 people died

Latest Episodes

Robin drove the Wienermobile

ERobin lives in New York City. She once saw an ad announcing that the Oscar Mayer company was looking to hire a driver for the Wienermobile, and she knew immediately she wanted to do that. She creatively made herself stand out among the other 1000 applicants, and got the job. In this episode she talks about her experience with driving the big hot dog car, as well as the time she got to meet Jerry Stiller.

65 min5 d ago
Comments
Robin drove the Wienermobile

Two first-hand stories from 9/11

EToday is the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and DC. In this episode we’ll hear from Lori, who worked in the World Trade Center, and Joe, who was a NYC firefighter, as they each tell their story of what happened on 9/11.

51 min2 w ago
Comments
Two first-hand stories from 9/11

Eric saved a crashed skydiver

EOne day Eric was skydiving with about 10 other people. It was a fairly routine jump when they exited the plane, but one person had a serious problem with his main parachute. Then he had a serious problem with his reserve parachute. There isn’t a third parachute. Somehow, Eric was able to see what was happening from thousands of yards away. And he ended up saving someone’s life that day.

38 minAUG 28
Comments
Eric saved a crashed skydiver

James was crushed by a tree

EJames is a young man who lives in England. One day he and his partner were assigned the task of taking down a 30 foot, 3.5 ton tree. Things did not go as planned.

34 minAUG 14
Comments
James was crushed by a tree

Gael crashed into a river

EOne minute Gael was driving his car on a bitter-cold winter day in Iowa, and the next minute he’s trapped in his car in the middle of a big river – and the water’s coming in. He didn’t know where his phone was, but fortunately, Siri was still listening. You’ll hear the audio of the 911 call made by Gael, while he was in the river.

29 minJUL 31
Comments
Gael crashed into a river

Lesli's house exploded

ELesli lives in Nashville, Tennessee. When Nashville was having heavy rains and flooding, there was a day when Lesli was stranded at her house with a friend and two small dogs. There was an explosion, and they probably wouldn’t have survived – except for the help of a stranger on a jet ski.

49 minJUL 17
Comments
Lesli's house exploded

Michael survived an avalanche

EMichael is an adventure filmmaker. He was at Mt Everest Base Camp on April 25, 2015. That’s the day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck. And he was in the direct path of the huge avalanche that was immediately triggered. It was the deadliest day in Mt Everest history.

64 minJUL 3
Comments
Michael survived an avalanche

Bonus episode - Raw Audio

EThis is a bonus episode, and the first in an ongoing series called Raw Audio. These are 911 emergency calls made by an armed homeowner who is watching someone break into his house, a man driving with his family when the accelerator gets stuck, and restaurant employees calling about a co-worker who has been stabbed.

17 minJUN 26
Comments
Bonus episode - Raw Audio

Dave won $113k on a game show

EDave recently found himself $113,000 richer. He credits that to practice, some good luck, and being pretty good at solving word puzzles. He won cash, a trip to Barbados, and a new BMW by being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. And he told me what Vanna White is REALLY like.

43 minJUN 19
Comments
Dave won $113k on a game show

These 3 people died

EThree people of color who had not committed any crime. Yet each one, in separate incidents, died after being shot by police. In each case, a recorded phone call adds to the tragic reality of an innocent life lost.

17 minJUN 5
Comments
These 3 people died
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