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.Writi
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 o
Stranded at the bottom of the ocean, Harrison Okene had nothing but a mattress a bottle of cokeand a flashlight to keep him alive. Trapped in a tiny pocket of air in an upturned ship, Harrison was atthe mercy of the Atlantic’s waters.Writing an
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
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. To binge ad-free on Wo
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
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 Ma
Deborah Scaling Kiley sat in a rubber dingy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, reciting the Lord’sPrayer in a desperate attempt to convince herself she hadn’t gone mad. The water surroundingthe boat had turned a sickly shade of red, as the bl
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 wheth
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