This is Actually Happening Podcast

This Is Actually Happening Through first person, short format storytelling with no commentary, This Is Actually Happening probes the chaotic interiors of the human experience as we find out what happens when everything changes. If you'd like to donate to the show, go to patreon.com/happening

  • #112: What if a murderer appeared at your bedroom door?
    by Whit Missildine on May 1, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    "What happened to me is one of those things where people say, like, 'that could never happen to you.' So now once that happened, it's like well anything can happen to me at any time." Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.com Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #111: What if you had to relearn who you are?
    by Whit Missildine on April 18, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    "It put everything that I thought about myself into question...I didn't know what I believed. I didn't know what was real, what was fake." Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Cylinder Four" "Cylinder Five" - Chris Zabriskie This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #110: What if everything turned into mayhem?
    by Whit Missildine on April 3, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    "It was absolutely like a nightmare. At the same time you're realizing you're never going to wake up from this nightmare because this is real life."   Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #109: What if you were sideswiped into a whole new world?
    by Whit Missildine on March 20, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    "I didn't know what the real world was. I wasn't quite oriented...I can't describe it." Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #108: What if you didn't know what they would do to you?
    by Whit Missildine on March 7, 2018 at 12:21 am

    "When the people that are doing this to you look as scared as you are it kind of adds to the fear and to the chaos and to the 'you don't know how this is going to end' feeling." Producer: Whit Missildine thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Cylinder Four" - Chris Zabriskie This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Sponsor: HelloFresh.com. Listeners to This Is Actually Happening get $30 off at HelloFresh.com when you enter the promo code: actually30. Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #107: What if the pain wouldn't go away?
    by Whit Missildine on February 20, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    “If I had thought that life was good and good things happened and things were happy, I would have been crushed into the ground. It would have killed me.” Producers: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: “To Speak of Solitude” - Brambles This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #106: What if you had to fight to be yourself?
    by Whit Missildine on February 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    "We don't have growth unless there's pain, and I needed that time to hit rockbottom, so that I could look for a solution." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening You can follow today's guest, Patricio Manuel, on Instagram @team_pat_manuel Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #105: What if your deepest fear was your greatest pleasure?
    by Whit Missildine on January 23, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    "Those weird moments of tension...that moment of uncertainty but impending doom...I don't think anything really ever matched that."   Producers: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere Featured Guest: 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  This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro  www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • Best of TIAH #1 - Rebroadcast - #79: What if the happiest place on earth was your worst nightmare?
    by Whit Missildine on January 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    This fall I conducted a poll on our Instagram page (actuallyhappening) asking fans of the show to vote on their favorite episodes. As promised I have been releasing the top 5 episodes over the holiday break until we resume with new episodes in mid January. We finish up the countdown today, coming at #1 "What if the happiest place on earth was your worst nightmare?" “It’s almost like you can’t stand the meaninglessness of the situation, and so you justify it by saying ‘well this must be all my fault.’” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Music: "Re-Entry" - Lee Rosevere Follow Us on Instagram: actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf@rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • Best of TIAH #2 - Rebroadcast - #67: What if you woke up in the morgue?
    by Whit Missildine on January 10, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    This fall I conducted a poll on our Instagram page (actuallyhappening) asking fans of the show to vote on their favorite episodes. As promised I will be releasing the top 5 episodes over the holiday break until we resume with new episodes in mid January. We continue the countdown today, coming at #2 "What if you woke up in the morgue?" "Only thing I knew was blackness, that's all I saw. Cuz everything went dark and I was in a whole new world." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Music: "Wake Up" - Spuntic Follow Us on Instagram: actuallyhappening This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf@rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • Best of TIAH #3 - Rebroadcast - #63: What if another realm moved through you?
    by Whit Missildine on January 4, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    This fall I conducted a poll on our Instagram page (actuallyhappening) asking fans of the show to vote on their favorite episodes. As promised I will be releasing the top 5 episodes over the holiday break until we resume with new episodes in mid January. We continue the countdown today, coming at #3, "What if another realm moved through you? "I was completely lost in, I don't even know what the realm is called, this other spiritual realm, and I was grasping to be grounded." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Music: "Cylinder Four" - Chris Zabriskie Follow Us on Instagram: actuallyhappening Today's sponsor: HelloFresh.com. Listeners to this show can receive $30 off by going to HelloFresh.com and entering the offer code "actually30" This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf@rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • Best of TIAH #4 - Rebroadcast - #68: What if your sister had five personalities?
    by Whit Missildine on December 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    This fall I conducted a poll on our Instagram page (@actuallyhappening) asking fans of the show to vote on their favorite episodes. As promised I will be releasing the top 5 episodes over the holiday break until we resume with new episodes in mid January. We continue the countdown today, coming at #4 "What if your sister had five personalities?" "I walked on eggshells every day....the only way I could survive was to be able to detect which one of these personalities I would be dealing with that day." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Music: "The Dark Glow of the Mountains" - Chris Zabriskie This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf@rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • Best of TIAH #5 - Rebroadcast - #89: What if you spent 15 hours on the edge of sanity?
    by Whit Missildine on December 21, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    This fall I conducted a poll on our Instagram page asking fans of the show to vote on their favorite episodes. As promised I will be releasing the top 5 episodes over the holiday break until we resume with new episodes in midJanuary. Without further ado, we begin the countdown today, coming at #5 "what if you spent 15 hours on the edge of sanity?" "The rules of reality were changing, and I was trying to get acquainted with these new rules." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io Additional Sound Recording: Mason Kessie This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf@rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #104: What if you woke up to a loud bang?
    by Whit Missildine on December 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    “There is no answer, I’ll never get my apology…I’ll never get my closure.” Producers: Whit Missildine and Lisa Zaid - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: “Cylinder Four” – Chris Zabriskie This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black To help Lisa Zaid rebuild her home after the Thomas Fire in California, please donate at: www.gofundme.com/help-the-zaid-family-rebuild Sponsor: BarkBox. Listeners to This Is Actually Happening get a free month of BarkBox deliveries when you go to BarkBox.com/actually. Sponsor: HelloFresh.com. Listeners to This Is Actually Happening get $30 off at HelloFresh.com when you enter the promo code: actually30. Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro) @eldiablosf @rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #103: What if you had a ten year nightmare?
    by Whit Missildine on November 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    "The hardest part is that I still don't have any answers...what came into my house that night?" Producers: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf@rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #102: What if your origins were a mystery?
    by Whit Missildine on November 14, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    "I walk around and there's still kind of like an emptiness. For all I know I could be a government experiment....but part of it is kind of exciting because I think, my father could be anyone." Producers: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io This episode features Jeremy Krupp (Aka, Hugh's Beaumont). You can find his music on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/hughsbeaumont This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Sponsor: BarkBox. Listeners to This Is Actually Happening get a free month of BarkBox deliveries when you go to BarkBox.com/actually. Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #101: What if you sacrificed yourself for your country?
    by Whit Missildine on October 31, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    "When you're on deployment, your body's in a different place. So when I got back home my body knew I was safe, so that's when my body shut down on me." Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf@rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #100: What if he wouldn't let you leave?
    by Whit Missildine on October 17, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    "I just didn't feel like a person, I didn't feel like I was a being walking on this planet a lot of the time." Producers: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Original Score & Sound Design: Ryan Black - ryanblack.io This Is Actually Happening Team:  Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Sponsor: BarkBox. Listeners to This Is Actually Happening get a free month of BarkBox deliveries when you go to BarkBox.com/actually. Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negrowww.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #99: What if you kept getting back up again?
    by Whit Missildine on September 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    "Life will try to take you out itself...When I look back at this situation, people don't even know that I go through the s**t that I go through." Producers: Whit Missildine & Lisa Zaid - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Wake Up" - Spuntic This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Sponsor: HelloFresh.com. Listeners to This Is Actually Happening get $30 off at HelloFresh.com when you enter the promo code: actually30. Outro Music: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]

  • #98: What if you were an incest survivor?
    by Whit Missildine on September 17, 2017 at 4:42 am

    “How can you know who you really are when from your earliest memories you have just been a vessel for someone else’s needs and desires and control and violence?” Producer: Whit Missildine - thisisactuallyhappening.org Instagram: @actuallyhappening Music: "Union Flow" - Spuntic This Is Actually Happening Team: Whit Missildine, Lisa Zaid and Ryan Black Music Bed: "The Moon is Down" - El Diablo & Adam Schraft (Rojo y Negro)@eldiablosf @rojo-y-negro www.eldiablobass.com/ […]