Deadly Misadventures

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Reviews: 2

Moonbob
 Jun 1, 2020
Great true stories well told

Sarah H
 May 15, 2020
Love so far! Craaaazy stories- looking forward to the next!

Description

It’s been said our lives are no more than a string of decisions. Thousands of choices made every single day. Most seemingly inconsequential. While others harness the potential to lead us to dark and unforgiving places. Do our choices control our destiny? Or are we all like the gambler who repeatedly rolls the dice, hoping each time for a smile from Lady Luck?


Episode Date
The Luckiest Unluckiest Man
00:24:31

A Croatian man named Frane Selak has got to be either the luckiest man alive or the unluckiest. Whether you’re someone who sees the glass as being half full or half empty, Frane’s glass has definitely been filled with deadly misadventures.


Writing and Research:

Stephanie Moore


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May 20, 2020
Little Boy Wonder
00:35:28

As 11-year-old Norm Ollestad was dangling upside down in his plane seat, he couldn't help but wonder how his Father would manage to get them out of this one. Although they'd never experienced crashing into the side of a mountain in the middle of a blizzard, no less, Norm had experienced more in his 11 short years of life on earth, than most people have in a lifetime.


Writing and Research:

Stephanie Moore


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May 13, 2020
A Watery Grave
00:30:35

Stranded at the bottom of the ocean, Harrison Okene had nothing but a mattress a bottle of coke

and a flashlight to keep him alive. Trapped in a tiny pocket of air in an upturned ship, Harrison was at

the mercy of the Atlantic’s waters.


Writing and Research:

Joe Turner

May 06, 2020
Sole Survivor
00:42:53

As Juliane Koepcke collapsed against a tree somewhere in the middle of the rainforest she began to pray she’d live to see her mother again. Up until now, she hadn’t found any other survivors, or any wreckage of the plane crash that had brought her to the jungle.  


Writing and Research:

Joe Turner

Apr 29, 2020
Stranded In The Sea Of Cortez
00:28:54

Joseph Rangel found himself stranded on a deserted island with his lifelong childhood friend Lorenzo Madrid and a young untrained fishing guide half their age. Rangel and his best friend were on their last day of a 5 day sports fishing trip in the Sea of Cortez.

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Writing and Research:

Stephanie Moore

Apr 22, 2020
Alone In The Amazon
00:38:04

Lying on the forest floor on his hands and knees, Yossi Ghinsberg heard the sounds of an airplane passing overhead. Lost in the Amazon depths for three weeks, Yossi no longer had the strength to lift himself to his feet.  

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Writing and Research:

Joe Turner



Apr 22, 2020
A Chilling Expedition
00:34:23

For many explorers, it was a race to see which expedition would be the first to chart and reach the Earth’s Magnetic South Pole. A conquest finally accomplished by the Nimrod Expedition in 1909. A member of that team, 26-year-old Sir Douglas Mawson also held that honor and place in history. A few short years later Mawson would lead his own expedition team back to that icy coastline, hoping to conduct scientific research and chart new areas.


Deadly Misadventures is ad-free and available exclusively on Wondery Plus. You can subscribe to Wondery+ at wondery.fm/deadly. For $4.99/month you get exclusive access to our show plus tons of other Wondery Originals and bonus content.


Writing and Research:

Stephanie Moore


SOURCES:

Alone on the Ice

https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Ice-Greatest-Survival-Exploration/dp/0393347788/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514242&sr=8-2

Flaws in the Ice

https://www.amazon.com/Flaws-Ice-Search-Douglas-Mawson-ebook/dp/B00PV650D0/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514288&sr=8-3

In Search of the South Pole - Huw Lewis-Jones 

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/business/leadership-lessons-from-the-shackleton-expedition.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crevasse

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25682462

https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/Douglas-Mawson.php

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-most-terrible-polar-exploration-ever-douglas-mawsons-antarctic-journey-82192685/

Jan 14, 2020
The Trashman
00:35:54

Deborah Scaling Kiley sat in a rubber dingy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, reciting the Lord’s

Prayer in a desperate attempt to convince herself she hadn’t gone mad. The water surrounding

the boat had turned a sickly shade of red, as the blood of her devoured crew mate rose to the

surface.


Deadly Misadventures is ad-free and available exclusively on Wondery Plus. You can subscribe to Wondery+ at wondery.fm/deadly. For $4.99/month you get exclusive access to our show plus tons of other Wondery Originals and bonus content.


Writing and Research:

Joe Turner


SOURCES:

Albatross by Deborah Scaling Kiley & Meg Noonan (Book)

Shipwreck by Tim O’ Shei (Book)

https://player.themoth.org/#/?actionType=ADD_AND_PLAY&storyId=1777 (Podcast)

http://www.dockwalk.com/Essentials/Docktalk.aspx?g=posts&t=25288

https://news.wttw.com/2012/09/26/author-laurence-gonzales-surviving-survival

https://keepinitrealevanston.wordpress.com/category/surviving-survival/

https://www.mamamia.com.au/shark-attack-stories/

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/09/08/survive/index.html

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/the-sharks-got-him-then-killed-the-others-shipwreck-survivor-recounts-five-days-stranded-at-sea/news-story/c60f679af78d537be9e1e09114c26a92

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x50mzg2

Jan 14, 2020
Introducing - Deadly Misadventures
00:01:04

Hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness.


Wondery’s newest podcast explores some of the most-terrifying, real-life stories of people who came face to face with death.


The podcast series raises the question on whether our choices control our destiny or if it all comes down to luck? A roll of the dice. At the end of each episode, it will be up to you to decide.


To hear all Deadly Misadventures episodes, ad-free, exclusively on Wondery Plus just go to wondery.fm/deadly and subscribe today!

Jan 13, 2020