Survival

Survival

By Parcast Network

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.

Episodes

Beating the Odds: Reshma Begum

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.
08/05/2012m 30s

Beating the Odds: Michael Benson

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.
07/05/2013m 21s

Beating the Odds: José Salvador Alvarenga

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.
06/05/2012m 34s

Beating the Odds: Beck Weathers

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...
05/05/2013m 13s

Beating the Odds: Anna Bågenholm

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…
04/05/2010m 22s

Sneak Peek: DAILY QUOTE, A Parcast Original Series!

Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it. Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote ahead of its launch on Monday. April 27th! In this exclusive episode, we highlight the poignant words of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. For more pathways to positivity, subscribe to Daily Quote free on Spotify!
26/04/203m 22s

Crossover Week: Natural Disasters (Potato Famine Pt. 2)

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.
13/04/2035m 25s

Crossover Week: Natural Disasters (Potato Famine Pt. 1)

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.
13/04/2047m 21s

Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!

Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Was there a special committee formed under President Truman to recover and investigate alien spacecraft? Sort through the details with Ashley and decide for yourself in this exclusive clip from our episode on the “Majestic 12.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
08/04/2015m 24s

Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!

Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
11/03/2014m 22s

Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!

Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “Bohemian Grove Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
19/02/2014m 50s

Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!

Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at our new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format. Play along in this exclusive clip from our pilot episode about the mysterious circumstances surrounding D.B. Cooper, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
04/02/2013m 18s

Listen First! DICTATORS, A Parcast Original Series!

They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes... with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall. In this special clip from our first episode, learn about Benito Mussolini’s transformation from Italian “Superman” to despised despot. To finish this episode, subscribe to DICTATORS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
22/01/2019m 13s

Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
09/01/2014m 52s

Jan Baalsrud

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.
06/01/2059m 11s

Best of 2019: The Donner Party Pt. 3

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.
30/12/1957m 49s

Best of 2019: The Donner Party Pt. 2

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.
30/12/1957m 32s

Best of 2019: The Donner Party Pt. 1

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.
24/12/1955m 14s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL While on probation after an early release from prison in March of 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer continued his wave of sadistic violence. A chance event would finally lead to his arrest, and a media spectacle would bring Dahmer to the masses.
23/12/1950m 20s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 2

Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL It was a murderous rampage that could have possibly been stopped. Although Jeffrey Dahmer failed numerous times to turn his life around, his multi-year killing spree also went ignored by his family, neighbors, sentencing judges, and court-appointed therapists.
23/12/1941m 2s

Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1

Parcast Exclusive! DAHMER: A SERIAL KILLERS 3-PART SPECIAL You know the name, but do you know the whole story? Jeffrey Dahmer—one of history’s most notorious serial killers, and our most requested episode, is now the subject of an exclusive 3-part special event. You can now listen to all 3 episodes within SERIAL KILLERS, and all of Parcast’s true-crime related feeds. He was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991 through a variety of cruel and unusual methods. But how did Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the era's most monstrous killers, get his start?
23/12/1938m 12s

Brendan McDonough Pt. 2

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.
16/12/1942m 2s

Listen First! DOG TALES, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service, and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
11/12/1913m 59s

Brendan McDonough Pt. 1

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.
09/12/1943m 40s

Polaris Crew Pt. 2

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?
02/12/1948m 9s

Polaris Crew Pt. 1

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.
25/11/1945m 57s

Listen First! SPORTS CRIMINALS, A Parcast Original Series!

They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
24/11/1916m 27s

The Vladimirovichi Pt. 2: Three Brothers

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.
18/11/1944m 19s

Listen First! MYTHICAL MONSTERS, A Parcast Original Series!

Dragons, serpents, giants, and demons… they aren't merely foils to a hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. The Parcast original series, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these legendary beasts, and explores what they represent to mankind. New episodes released every Monday. And now you can hear a special clip from the episode on the demonically-menacing Gargoyle. To finish this episode, subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
13/11/1915m 24s

The Vladimirovichi Pt. 1: Three Brothers

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.
11/11/1952m 25s

Rwanda Pt. 2: The Survivors

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.
04/11/1950m 27s

Par for the History: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!

Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, POLITICAL SCANDALS counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
03/11/1913m 5s

Rwanda Pt. 1: The Survivors

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.
28/10/1949m 5s

Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!

Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
22/10/1918m 14s

Glenn McDole Pt. 2: Palawan’s Last POW

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?
21/10/1945m 24s

Glenn McDole Pt. 1: Palawan’s Last POW

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.
14/10/1947m 31s

Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer

On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
11/10/1912m 35s

Jonathan Kathrein Pt. 2: Great White Attack

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.
07/10/1943m 50s

Introducing: MYTHICAL MONSTERS, a new Parcast Original!

The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. Our new podcast, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind.  In this episode, we look at the legendary Kraken! To listen to the rest of this episode subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts!
01/10/1914m 44s

Jonathan Kathrein Pt. 1: Great White Attack

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.
30/09/1942m 12s

Joe Simpson Pt. 2: Cutting the Rope

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.
23/09/1945m 48s

Joe Simpson Pt. 1: Into the Crevasse

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.
16/09/1958m 17s

The Donner Party Pt. 3: Journey’s End

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?
09/09/1957m 49s

Introducing: NATURAL DISASTERS, a new Parcast Original!

Humans are the most adaptable species on the planet. We endure fierce blizzards, build communities in the blistering heat of the Sahara, erect societies on mountains. Our new podcast, NATURAL DISASTERS reminds us Mother Nature is ultimately always in control.In this clip, we take you through the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, a massive volcanic event that took both native Indonesian peoples and Dutch colonists by surprise. Subscribe to NATURAL DISASTERS to listen to the rest of this episode!
03/09/1915m 46s

The Donner Party Pt. 2: Nowhere to Go

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?
02/09/1957m 32s

The Donner Party Pt. 1: Westward Bound

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. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we take on the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley! Search for The Dark Side Of on Spotify today!
26/08/1955m 14s

Captain Thomas Musgrave Pt. 2: Enslaved

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.  Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of...Music, we take a look at the Man in Black, Johnny Cash! Give it a listen today on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
19/08/1956m 49s

Captain Thomas Musgrave Pt. 1: Castaway

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.  Sponsors! Battlbox - Get a FREE tactical knife when you sign up at TryBattlBox.com/SURVIVAL. Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/SURVIVAL.
12/08/1946m 48s

Introducing: MEDICAL MYSTERIES, a new Parcast Original!

In our new podcast, MEDICAL MYSTERIES, we follow desperate patients battling mysterious symptoms--from the bizarre to the terrifying--as determined doctors race against the clock for a diagnosis. From rare genetic disorders to a worldwide pandemics, we explore the high stakes world of medicine, and the secrets of the human body.In this clip, we introduce one of the most notable patients of all time, Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as “The Elephant Man.” To listen to the end of this episode, subscribe to MEDICAL MYSTERIES, on Spotify or anywhere you listen to Parcast Originals!
06/08/1921m 51s

Hurricane Camille Pt. 2: Seabees and Palm Trees

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?  Parcasters - On tomorrow’s episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before.
05/08/1951m 56s

Hurricane Camille Pt. 1: It's Raining Death

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.   Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
29/07/1949m 43s

57th Georgia Regiment Pt. 2: March to Battle

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. Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts! Sponsors! Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/SURVIVAL right now!
22/07/1957m 41s

57th Georgia Regiment Pt. 1: Brothers in Arms

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. Sponsors! BattlBox - Get a FREE tactical knife when you sign up at TryBattlBox.com/SURVIVAL
15/07/1952m 9s

Jeanne Pocius Pt. 2: Aftershock

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.  Parcasters - The Red Scare infiltrates the movie industry in our new episodes of The Dark Side Of...Hollywood. Listen now on Spotify, or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
08/07/1946m 27s

Jeanne Pocius Pt. 1: Shaken

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. Parcasters - How do you delegitimize a queen? Ensnare her in a diamond heist, of course! Tune in to GONE this week to hear about the plot to steal Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace. Listen to GONE on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
01/07/1949m 4s

Bob Champion Pt. 2: Back On The Horse

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. Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of we dig into the trial of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and the media frenzy that followed. You might think you know the story, but the truth is much darker! Available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast!
24/06/1946m 21s

Bob Champion Pt. 1: A Race Against Time

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. Sponsors! Battlbox - Get a FREE tactical knife when you sign up at TryBattlBox.com/SURVIVAL.
17/06/1945m 35s

Carolyn Maull McKinstry Pt. 2: Injustice

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. Parcasters - This week on Assassinations we cover an assassination that altered the course of history by setting off the Second World War. Listen now at parcast.com/assassinations
10/06/1947m 55s

Carolyn Maull McKinstry Pt. 1: 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

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. Sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code SURVIVAL to get three cups FREE in your first box! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SURVIVAL to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
03/06/1945m 41s

Dr. Stanley Williams Pt. 2: Volcanic Bravery

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. Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SURVIVAL to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
27/05/1949m 59s

Dr. Stanley Williams Pt. 1: Volcanologist

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.  Parcasters - Did you know that the Parliament of Victoria had a medieval mace in it? Or that it was stolen in 1891? We try to track it down this week on our podcast, GONE! Listen now at parcast.com/gone
20/05/1942m 37s

Helen Klaben & Ralph Flores Pt. 2: Into the Dark

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.  Parcasters - No one does drama like the Romans. Follow the unbelievable story of Emperor Caligula's downfall on this week's episode of Assassinations! Available now at parcast.com/assassinations
13/05/1943m 43s

Helen Klaben & Ralph Flores Pt. 1: Alaskan Adventure

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.  Sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code SURVIVAL to get 3 cups FREE in your first box! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SURVIVAL to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
06/05/1945m 42s

Violet Jessop Pt. 2: Miss Unsinkable

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. Unfortunately, she was wrong. Parcasters - Don't know who to trust? Then you'd make a great spy! Check out our most recent episode of Espionage to follow the story of crafty double agent during the second World War. Available not at parcast.com/espionage
29/04/1943m 35s

Violet Jessop Pt. 1: Titanic Tragedy

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? Parcasters - The nautical nightmares don't end here, investigate the mysterious fate of the MV Joyita and her crew on today's episode of GONE. Available now at parcast.com/gone
22/04/1941m 16s

Charlie Cusack Pt. 2: Path of Devastation

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.  Parcasters - If you haven’t checked out Extraterrestrial, this week is the time to start! Catch up on our Dulce Base episodes now, and follow the riveting investigation of cattle mutilations in New Mexico. Available now at parcast.com/extraterrestrial
15/04/1951m 54s

Charlie Cusack Pt. 1: Tornado Warning

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. Sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code SURVIVAL to get three cups FREE in your first box!  Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/SURVIVAL to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
08/04/1945m 20s

Shin Dong-hyuk Pt. 2: Pressing Ahead

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. Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new show! Have a great start to your week!
01/04/1950m 46s

Shin Dong-hyuk Pt. 1: An Impossible Escape

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.
28/03/1945m 17s

Welcome to Survival!

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!
28/03/191m 34s
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