Survival

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 Jul 22, 2020

PavelQR
 May 19, 2020
Good show!

Heather
 Apr 17, 2020
Interesting stories of so many different survival themes! Taken hostage, natural disasters, and escaping North Korea to name a few themes.


 Mar 9, 2020


 Nov 16, 2019

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When the stakes are life and death, you'd be surprised at the lengths you’d go to survive. Pain, hunger, and fear can seem like paralyzing obstacles, but in the face of real danger, they’re actually what keeps us alive. ​Every week, we'll follow a different survivor's visceral and inspiring fight for life, and examine how the trauma impacted them forever. ​These are the stories of what happens when the human self-preservation instinct is pushed to its limit, through the eyes of the world's most resilient survivors. Survival is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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Beating the Odds: Reshma Begum
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This special five-part series is brought to you by Medical Mysteries, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like it, subscribe to Medical Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Today we’re discussing Reshma Begum, a seamstress in Bangladesh who was pulled out alive from the wreckage of a building…17 days after it collapsed.
May 08, 2020
Beating the Odds: Michael Benson
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This special five-part series is brought to you by Medical Mysteries, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like it, subscribe to Medical Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Today we’re discussing Michael Benson, a cameraman who survived a helicopter crash, only to find himself stuck inside a volcano’s crater…for two days.
May 07, 2020
Beating the Odds: José Salvador Alvarenga
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This special five-part series is brought to you by Medical Mysteries, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like it, subscribe to Medical Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Today we’re discussing José Salvador Alvarenga, a Salvadoran fisherman who spent over 13 months adrift at sea…and survived.
May 06, 2020
Beating the Odds: Beck Weathers
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This special five-part series is brought to you by Medical Mysteries, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like it, subscribe to Medical Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Today we’re discussing Beck Weathers, a Texas pathologist who survived the disastrous 1996 blizzard on Mount Everest...
May 05, 2020
Beating the Odds: Anna Bågenholm
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This special five-part series is brought to you by Medical Mysteries, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like it, subscribe to Medical Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Today we’re discussing the story of Anna Bågenholm, whose heart stopped in 1999 after she was trapped in a labyrinth of thick ice for nearly an hour and a half…
May 04, 2020
Crossover Week: Natural Disasters (Potato Famine Pt. 2)
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If you enjoy the true stories told in Survival, check out this episode from our series Natural Disasters: By the late 1840s, with no end in sight to the potato famine gripping Ireland and no help coming from the British government, the Irish people were left with few options. Forced to choose between dire workhouses or leaving the country, there was no easy solution to ending their hunger.
Apr 13, 2020
Crossover Week: Natural Disasters (Potato Famine Pt. 1)
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If you enjoy the true stories told in Survival, check out this episode from our series Natural Disasters: In 1845, a fungus destroyed Ireland’s potato crops, leaving the Irish population without its main food source. The first months of the famine morphed into a bureaucratic nightmare.
Apr 13, 2020
Jan Baalsrud
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As a leader in the Norwegian resistance against the Nazis in the 1940s, 25-year-old Jan Baalsrud endured frostbite, gangrene, snow blindness, and starvation while evading capture after his mission was compromised.
Jan 06, 2020
Best of 2019: The Donner Party Pt. 3
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: January 1847. Fed by the remains of their friends and family, the surviving members of the Forlorn Hope managed to get through the snow and reach civilization.
Dec 30, 2019
Best of 2019: The Donner Party Pt. 2
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Snowed in, and unable to get their wagons over the Sierra Nevadas, the Donner Party set up camp by Truckee Lake and waited for the winter of 1846 to pass.
Dec 30, 2019
Best of 2019: The Donner Party Pt. 1
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Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: On May 12, 1846, a wagon train set out toward the West Coast of North America. The trip should have taken four months. In the end, it dragged on for a year, exacerbated by bad weather and rapidly dwindling food stores.
Dec 24, 2019
Brendan McDonough Pt. 2
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At 4 P.M. on June 30th, 2013, the Yarnell Hill wildfire in the Arizona mountains spiraled out of control. Brendan McDonough was separated from the rest of his crew, who had come face-to-face with a 3,000-degree firestorm.
Dec 16, 2019
Brendan McDonough Pt. 1
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In 2011, Brendan McDonough joined an elite wildland firefighting crew called the Granite Mountain Hotshots. But no amount of training would prepare him for the horrific 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 members of his crew.
Dec 09, 2019
Polaris Crew Pt. 2
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After Captain Charles Hall perished under mysterious circumstances in 1871, the crew of the Polaris faced a difficult question: should they continue their mission to the North Pole, or give up and turn tail for America? 
Dec 02, 2019
Polaris Crew Pt. 1
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In 1871, Captain Charles Hall left Brooklyn Harbor, New York with a ship, crew, and a mandate from the US Government: Journey farther North than anyone previously had and plant an American Flag on the North Pole.
Nov 25, 2019
The Vladimirovichi Pt. 2: Three Brothers
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With Kirill now gone to Finland, Boris and Andrei stayed behind to care for their mother. But when a Civil War finally broke out, they too would be forced to flee Russia. But unlike their older brother, their escape would be much more dangerous than they would have ever imagined.
Nov 18, 2019
The Vladimirovichi Pt. 1: Three Brothers
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Before Russia was thrown into turmoil in 1917, a set of Romanov brothers spent their days focused on surviving palace politics. That is until one of the brothers, Kirill Vladimirovich, sensed that having a Romanov last name in Russia during WWI was becoming far too dangerous.
Nov 11, 2019
Rwanda Pt. 2: The Survivors
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As the Rwandan genocide continued to rage, the Tutsis who had survived the initial violence found themselves in more danger than ever. As their killers adopted more sophisticated tactics, the survivors were forced to use increasingly elaborate strategies to make it through each day alive.
Nov 04, 2019
Rwanda Pt. 1: The Survivors
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Central Africa: In the spring of 1994, a paramilitary group called the “Interahamwe” set about exterminating the Tutsi people—and anyone who sympathized with them. The killing went on for 100 days.
Oct 28, 2019
Glenn McDole Pt. 2: Palawan’s Last POW
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After being taken prisoner in the Philippines in 1942, U.S. Marine Glenn “Mac” McDole spent 2 horrifying years in a prison camp on the island of Palawan. How would he escape? And how would the United States military react to the atrocities that he and the other prisoners lived through?
Oct 21, 2019
Glenn McDole Pt. 1: Palawan’s Last POW
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December 14, 1944: Japanese soldiers massacre 139 of 150 American POWs. One of the eleven to survive is U.S. Marine Glenn “Mac” McDole—despite under the most horrifying conditions.
Oct 14, 2019
Jonathan Kathrein Pt. 2: Great White Attack
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For teenage surfer Jonathan Kathrein, another day at the beach turns into the fight for his life as he finds himself in the jaws of a gigantic Great White Shark.
Oct 07, 2019
Jonathan Kathrein Pt. 1: Great White Attack
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On August 26th, 1998, sixteen-year-old Jonathan Kathrein and his best friend Sean set out for a final surf of the summer at Northern California's Bodega Bay. They did not realize that the waters they had chosen placed them right inside The Red Triangle, one of the most heavily shark infested areas in the world. Before the day was done, Jonathan would face a surfers worst nightmare: an up close and personal encounter with the ocean's greatest predator, the great white shark.
Sep 30, 2019
Joe Simpson Pt. 2: Cutting the Rope
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After Joe Simpson's climbing partner cut the rope they had used to lower the injured Joe down the Siula Grande mountain in Peru, Joe fell 150 into an icy crevasse. Now alone on the glacier with a broken leg, Joe must find the strength to pull himself out and traverse five miles back to basecamp; assuming basecamp is still there.
Sep 23, 2019
Joe Simpson Pt. 1: Into the Crevasse
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Siula Grande is a 20,814 foot behemoth that sits along the Peruvian Andes, a challenging ascent for even the most experienced climber. In 1985, Joe Simpson and his climbing partner Simon Yates made the decision to be the first people to scale its West Face. During their descent, their plans went awry and Yates was faced with an impossible decision.
Sep 16, 2019
The Donner Party Pt. 3: Journey’s End
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January 1847. Fed by the remains of their friends and family, the surviving members of the Forlorn Hope managed to get through the snow and reach civilization. But with the Mexican-American war still raging throughout California, able-bodied men and supplies for a rescue are hard to find. Will the scant rescue parties be able to save the Donner Party from their snowbound fate?
Sep 09, 2019
The Donner Party Pt. 2: Nowhere to Go
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Snowed in, and unable to get their wagons over the Sierra Nevadas, the Donner Party set up camp by Truckee Lake and waited for the winter of 1846 to pass. Food stores running low, a handful of able-bodied settlers make one last ditch effort to fetch help. As they wait for rescue, the members of the Donner Party are faced with a horrible decision: When we run out of food, do we cook and eat our dead?
Sep 02, 2019
The Donner Party Pt. 1: Westward Bound
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On May 12, 1846, a wagon train set out toward the West Coast of North America. Lead by George Donner and James F. Reed, these settlers were determined to make their fortune in the wild unclaimed frontier of California. However, the trail they were following was fatally flawed, and a series of mishaps and poor decisions put them far behind schedule, and risked them getting trapped by a bitter winter.

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Aug 26, 2019
Captain Thomas Musgrave Pt. 2: Enslaved
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After 18 months on Auckland Island, fighting to survive, Captain Thomas Musgrave came to a desperate conclusion on Christmas Day 1864. They could no longer wait for a rescue ship to appear on the horizon; they had to figure out a way to save themselves. 

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Aug 19, 2019
Captain Thomas Musgrave Pt. 1: Castaway
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In November of 1863, Captain Thomas Musgrave led his five-man crew on a search for riches on Campbell Island. Unfortunately, the island had already been ransacked and the men were left empty-handed. Trying to salvage the journey, Musgrave sailed his ship to another island, Auckland, but his ship was wrecked by a terrible storm. 

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Aug 12, 2019
Hurricane Camille Pt. 2: Seabees and Palm Trees
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The terrible storm of August 18th, 1969 utterly devastated the Gulf Coast. However, a coordinated effort from the National Guard, the Seabees, truckers and the federal government returned the area to its former glory. But was the aid distributed fairly, or were marginalized groups ignored? 

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Aug 05, 2019
Hurricane Camille Pt. 1: It's Raining Death
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Riding a summer high, the citizens of the Mississippi Coast, also known as the “Riviera of the South,” never expected that on August 18th, 1969, their community would be destroyed by the most powerful storm ever to hit the United States up to that point.  

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Jul 29, 2019
57th Georgia Regiment Pt. 2: March to Battle
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After a year of endless marching and retreating, the 57th Georgia Regiment finally saw their first battle of the Civil War in 1862. They soon learned that the realities of war were much harsher than the glorious scenes they’d dreamed of.

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Jul 22, 2019
57th Georgia Regiment Pt. 1: Brothers in Arms
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When Georgia seceded from the Union in 1961, the Vinson brothers volunteered for service in hopes they would be stationed close to home. When their volunteer brigade was incorporated into the Confederacy’s forces, the course of their lives would be changed forever.

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Jul 15, 2019
Jeanne Pocius Pt. 2: Aftershock
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After a harrowing 24 hours following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Jeanne Pocius was on the verge of exhaustion. But the danger was far from over. 

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Jul 08, 2019
Jeanne Pocius Pt. 1: Shaken
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In 2010, volunteer music teacher Jeanne Pocius barely survived a massive earthquake that devastated Haiti. Despite zero medical training, Jeanne did everything she could to help her fellow survivors.

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Jul 01, 2019
Bob Champion Pt. 2: Back On The Horse
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Determined to return to horse racing and compete for Grand Nationals in the early 1980s, Bob pushed himself through two final rounds of chemotherapy. But the pain of the treatment threatened to crush his will to survive.

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Jun 24, 2019
Bob Champion Pt. 1: A Race Against Time
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After his diagnosis in 1979, accomplished jockey Bob Champion went through multiple rounds of chemotherapy, but his cancer still hadn’t been eradicated. He then had to make a devastating decision: undergo a quick radiation treatment, and lose the lung capacity to ever race again…or push his frail body through more rounds of chemo and fight his way out to the other side.

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Jun 17, 2019
Carolyn Maull McKinstry Pt. 2: Injustice
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As she climbed through the wreckage of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Alabama, Carolyn was relieved that she and her siblings had all survived. But four of her friends hadn't been so lucky.

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Jun 10, 2019
Carolyn Maull McKinstry Pt. 1: 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
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A church is meant to be a place of peace, comfort, and community. But when a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, the house of worship turned into a house of horrors for 14-year-old Carolyn Maull.

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Jun 03, 2019
Dr. Stanley Williams Pt. 2: Volcanic Bravery
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While the Galeras Volcano was still spewing ash on the afternoon of January 14, 1993, two brave researchers defied all common sense and ventured inside the volcanic crater to rescue their trapped colleagues. Their risky move would lead to the survival of three fellow volcanologists.

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May 27, 2019
Dr. Stanley Williams Pt. 1: Volcanologist
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Before their research expedition on January 14, 1993, Dr. Stanley Williams told his team of scientists that the Galeras Volcano was ‘tranquilo.” But the seismographs were telling a different story. 

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May 20, 2019
Helen Klaben & Ralph Flores Pt. 2: Into the Dark
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After crashing their plane in February 1963, they remained trapped for five weeks in the Yukon forest. The pilot, Ralph Flores, ventured out to find help, while Helen Klaben stayed behind at the crash site, left alone to face her greatest fear: the dark. 

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May 13, 2019
Helen Klaben & Ralph Flores Pt. 1: Alaskan Adventure
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In 1963, an adventurous 21-year-old chartered a cheap private flight from Alaska to San Francisco. Shortly after takeoff, the plane tumbled down into the frozen Yukon Forest. To survive, Helen Klaban would have to weather the subzero temperatures and starvation along with the pilot, Ralph Flores. 

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May 06, 2019
Violet Jessop Pt. 2: Miss Unsinkable
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After narrowly surviving shipwrecks aboard the Olympic and the Titanic, in 1916 Violet Jessop immediately got back to work on the third of the White Star Line's Olympic-class cruisers: the HMHS Britannic. She hoped the third try would be the charm. She was wrong.

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Apr 29, 2019
Violet Jessop Pt. 1: Titanic Tragedy
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As passengers of Southampton embarked for the RMS Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912, a crew member commented to a traveler, "God himself could not sink this ship." But a young stewardess named Violet Jessop wasn't so sure. She'd already survived a shipwreck on the Titanic's sister ship, the RMS Olympic - could she be so lucky if disaster struck a second time?

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Apr 22, 2019
Charlie Cusack Pt. 2: Path of Devastation
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After it devastated the suburbs of Oklahoma County in 1999, tornado A9 continued to wreak havoc across southern Oklahoma City. Meteorologists' worst fears were realized as the massive cyclone inched closer and closer to the downtown area. 

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Apr 15, 2019
Charlie Cusack Pt. 1: Tornado Warning
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On May 3rd, 1999, the people of southern Oklahoma County would brace themselves and pray, as they were about to have to try and survive the onslaught of the most powerful tornado in recorded history.

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Apr 08, 2019
Shin Dong-hyuk Pt. 2: Pressing Ahead
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After climbing through the high-voltage fence surrounding Camp 14 in January of 2005, Shin Dong-hyuk was only halfway to freedom. He still had to find his way out of North Korea with no map,  no money, and no experience living in the outside world.

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Apr 01, 2019
Shin Dong-hyuk Pt. 1: An Impossible Escape
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Born inside of North Korea's Kaechon internment camp, where political prisoners and their descendants are sentenced to lives of starvation, torture, and hard labor; Shin faced a brutal life in confinement with no possibility of release. In 2005, he saw an opportunity to escape.
Mar 24, 2019
Welcome to Survival!
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Look through the eyes of the world’s most resilient survivors; people trapped on sinking ships, captured in death camps, alone in the arctic wilderness. We’re with them every breath, as their self-preservation instincts are pushed to the limit. Survival, a Parcast Original, premieres March 25th. New episodes every Monday. Subscribe now!
Mar 11, 2019