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Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will triumph...often against the odds. In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol will share thrilling stories of survival. From the daring rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater cave in Thailand, to a woman taken hostage by Somali pirates, these stories made headlines around the world. AGAINST THE ODDS will make you feel as though you’re living these experiences with our heroes as they push themselves to their limits. New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription. Join Wondery+ here: https://wondery.app.link/againsttheoddsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
A Seattle-based celebrity photographer and hairstylist accused of criminal abuse is the focus of the latest season of top-rated Iris Award-Winning true-crime podcast Something Was Wrong from Tiffany Reese.Season 14 of Something Was Wrong features first-hand accounts of alleged abuse from eleven survivors who share their in-depth stories for the first time. They detail the physical, verbal, and emotional abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of this photographer which dates back as far as 2007, in hopes of seeking justice for his victims.Reese created the program in 2018 to validate abuse victims and educate the public about emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, coercive control, and gaslighting.Wondery.fm/SWW_ATOSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid.When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belief will pull multiple generations of the Pilgeram family into a cryonics soap opera filled with dead pets, gold coins, grenades, fist fights, mysterious packages, family feuds, Hall of Fame baseball legends, and frozen heads — lots of frozen heads. From Wondery, comes a story about life, death, and what comes next.Listen to Frozen Head: Wondery.fm/FH_ATOSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In 2018, twelve young soccer players and their coach are exploring a six-mile caving system in Thailand when they are trapped inside by heavy rains. Local authorities attempt to rescue them. But it’s going to take an international effort by some of the world’s most expert divers, if they want to have a prayer of succeeding in this daring and dangerous mission.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Get $100 off your first month at talkspace.com when you use the code THE ODDS. Noom - Start your trial TODAY at noom.com/theodds. Great Courses Plus - Get a FREE month of unlimited accesss at thegreatcoursesplus.com/theodds. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The boys on the soccer team struggle to stay alive inside the cave. Expert divers from around the world arrive in Thailand to find a media circus and a slow-moving bureaucracy. All of them must work against harrowing conditions and disappearing oxygen levels to get to the boys before it’s too late.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends in the Apple App Store of Google Play TODAY!Care/Of - For 50% off your first order go to takecareof.com and enter the code THEODDS50. Hello Fresh - Go to hellofresh.com/theodds10 and use the code THEODDS10 for 10 FREE meals and FREE shipping.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Rescuers locate the 12 boys and their soccer coach deep inside the Tham Luang, but now they have another problem. How will they get them all out? An international team frantically looks for solutions, but no one can agree on a plan. Meanwhile, monsoon rains are coming and the clock is ticking down.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Indeed - Get a FREE $75 dollar credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/theodds.Fiverr - Get one FREE year and save 10% on your purchase at fiverr.com/business. Use promo code THEODDS.NetSuite - Get a FREE product tour right now at netsuite.com/theodds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It’s been fourteen days since 12 boys and their coach went missing inside the Tham Luang. The Thai government gives the greenlight to a highly complex mission to dive the boys out. Estimates for them all making them out alive is low. One of the most dangerous rescue missions in history is about to begin. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Great Courses Plus - Get a FREE month of unlimited access at thegreatcoursesplus.com/theodds.NetSuite - To schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/theodds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Rick Stanton was one of the lead divers on the mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from an underwater cave in Thailand. Rick talks to Mike Corey, about his lifelong passion to explore underwater caves. He discusses how he got into the world of cave rescue, what it was like to participate in this harrowing mission, and how the experience changed his life.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Indeed - Get a FREE $75 dollar credit to upgrade your job posting at indeed.com/theodds.Care/of - For 50% off your first order, go to takecareof.com and enter the code THEODDS50. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The two hosts of Against the Odds, Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol, interview each other on their lives as adventurers in this special episode. They discuss what drives them to explore, why they’re drawn to the subject of survival, and what stories they’ll be diving into on Against the Odds. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Noom - Go to noom.com/theodds to sign up for your trial today! Talkspace - Get $100 dollars off your first month when you visit talkspace.com and use code THE ODDS. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In the fall of 2011, humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchanan is traveling through the Somali desert when she and a colleague are kidnapped by land pirates. Her organization quickly springs into action and brings in negotiators who wait for a ransom call. Meanwhile, three hundred miles away, Jessica’s husband Erik does whatever he can to bring her home, while Jessica fights to stay alive one day at a time.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Hello Fresh - Go to hellofresh.com/theodds12 and use the code THE ODDS 12 for 12 free meals PLUS FREE shipping. Netsuite - Schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/theodds. Great Courses - Get a FREE month of unlimited access at thegreatcoursesplus.com/theodds. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
As days and then weeks go by, Jessica tries to adjust to life as a hostage in the Somali desert, but she’s sick and her body is failing. Back in Nairobi, her husband works with her NGO on a plan to get Jessica medicine she needs, but her kidnappers trust no one, not even the negotiators. Jessica’s family meets with an FBI agent who explains to them the possible outcomes of the situation. None of them make it easy to stay hopeful.Support us by supporting our sponsors!NetSuite - Schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/theodds. Best Fiends - Download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for FREE. Green Chef - Visit greenchef.com/90theodds and use code 90THEODDS to get $90 dollars off plus FREE shipping. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
After months in captivity, Jessica Buchanan is battling a kidney infection, and her body’s on the verge of collapse. The negotiations for her release aren’t going anywhere and the Crisis Management Team overseeing Jessica’s case has run out of options. It’s time for Seal Team Six to execute a daring rescue plan to bring Jessica home. Support us by supporting our sponsors!Fiverr - Get one FREE year and save 10% on Fiverr Business when you go to fiverr.com/business and use promo code THE ODDS.NetSuite - To schedule your FREE product tour, visit netsuite.com/theodds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jessica Buchanan was kidnapped by Somali land pirates, and spent 93 days in captivity before her daring rescue by SEAL team six. Jessica talks to Against the Odds host, Cassie De Pecol, about her experience and how it’s informed the rest of her life.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - Get $100 dollars off your first month at talkspace.com when you use the code THE ODDS.Noom - Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/theodds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It's 1967, and American Naval Pilot John McCain is on a bombing mission in the midst of the Vietnam War when he’s shot down by the enemy. After surviving the crash, he’s taken in as a prisoner of war and housed at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. This is the epic story of his journey to survive five and half years in captivity. For more reading, we recommend Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams by Taylor Baldwin Kiland.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors!NetSuite - Schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/theodds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Lieutenant Commander John McCain’s plane was shot down on a bombing mission and he survived the crash. He was taken in as a prisoner of war and housed at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Now, John must face the ultimate test of will when his captors torture him, and then make him an offer that seems too good to be true… For more reading, we recommend Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams by Taylor Baldwin Kiland.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play today. NetSuite - Receive special financing at netsuite.com/theodds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
John McCain’s body and mind are starting to deteriorate after months of imprisonment. To survive, he’ll need to make a tough choice. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a crisis threatens to destroy John's family. For more reading, we recommend Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams by Taylor Baldwin Kiland.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.GreenChef - Go to greenchef.com/90theodds and use code 90THEODDS to get $90 dollars off, including FREE shipping.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
John McCain was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years. John's son, Doug McCain, and the longest-held prisoner of war in Hanoi Hilton, Everett Alvarez, discuss the Vietnam War's effects on their lives and those they loved. For more reading, we recommend Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams by Taylor Baldwin Kiland.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
After five years in captivity, John McCain and his fellow POWs try to keep their spirits up by finding new ways to hold on.  When news comes that the war will soon be over, he must figure out what learnings he wants to bring back to his future life. For more reading, we recommend Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams by Taylor Baldwin Kiland.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Mack Weldon - For 20% off your first order go to mackweldon.com/theodds and use promo code THE ODDS. Talkspace - Get $100 dollars off your first month at talkspace.com with code THE ODDS.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In the summer of 2008, mountaineers from eight different countries gather at the foot of the world’s second tallest mountain, K2. All of them have a single goal: reach the summit. But to do that they will need to undertake one most difficult, and dangerous, climbs on earth. Sunny mornings can suddenly transform into white out conditions. Avalanches drop from overhead without warning. The technical challenge is so great, one in four who attempt it won’t come down. But in early August, this doesn’t stop more than two dozen climbers from attempting the feat.  Through a series of unpredictable events, it will become one of the worst climbing disasters in modern times. It will also lead to extraordinary acts of bravery and an epic journey of the human will to survive.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
An international group of climbers are close to summiting one of the world’s tallest, and most dangerous, mountains. Their goal was to reach the peak by mid-afternoon and get down before dark when temperatures drop to 40 below and the thin air and darkness can leave climbers confused and lost. But problems with the rope line have put them behind and they are using all of their strength to push past the traverse. The summit is so close… but so is nightfall, and not all of them will make it back.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/againsttheodds.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Get started right now for a FREE $75 dollar credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/theodds.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Tracy D

Why is the voice of Teddy Roosevelt a female voice in this podcast?!? Very distracting.

Jan 24th
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Cole Hepburn

got to say I love how the captures pray to Allah and think its a gift from God from getting PRISONERS AHAHAH religion is screwed up

Jan 20th
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Cole Hepburn

I like how you always add an account of a parent or loved one and the urgency to find there loved ones if they find them or not I do like the story and how u always tell the story from more then one perspective

Jan 13th
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Cole Hepburn

by far the best podcast I've listened too absolutely love these storys of survival wow great job

Jan 13th
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Cole Hepburn

my God 8 was more worried about Sirius the whole time so glad he ok we don't deserve dogs 🥰

Jan 12th
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Cole Hepburn

got to say I love how the man of "god" was the reason for all them starving sorry but this is exactly what I mean by is God even real? lol the guy wanted them to CARRY HIS RICH ASS cause he's to lazy to actually do the expedition he was just there for publicity 🤣🤣🤣😍 man of God my ass

Jan 11th
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Cole Hepburn

of course the guys have no care for the animals . starving and dieing from food and exhaustion i guess thats what luxury is eh 🤣

Jan 11th
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Cole Hepburn

lol wonders about God ya he not real if so this would of ever happened you American's are so gulibale

Jan 11th
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Lenora Thorium

I love her attitude, both as a little girl and as a grown woman :p

Dec 21st
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Tess Shellenbarger

I can't do these stories. The narrator places himself in the story by using his voice in the dialog, and it ruins it for me. It's a shame to ruin good stories with bad storytelling.

Dec 20th
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Dec 19th
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ID23846960

I have never heard this story before! Wow. I enjoyed the way you told it. How sad. I could never get over this terror. I know none of these kids ever forgot this nightmare and my heart hurts for them.

Dec 13th
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Gordon Millar

Really enjoyed these episodes. Presenter is top notch, audio quality is fabulous and actually "placed" me at the scene, which thankfully I wasn't. Really makes you aware of the dangers submariners of that time faced, and also the divers involved in the rescue

Nov 27th
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Tom Kincaid

PUTS THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE! I HAVE THE NERVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HAVING TO GET UP TO EARLY. I'M LOWER MIDDLE CLASS & I LIVE IN THE MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN THE U.S.-SAN FRANCISCO. I BET AFTER I PAY MY BILLS I JAVE MORE LEFT OVER IN A MONTH FOR ANYTHING I WON'T THEN MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS STORY HAVE EVER SEEN. I'VE GOT IT TUFF, MAKES A GUY REALLY THINK ABOUT THINGS!

Nov 14th
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Greg Ganjon II

I dont agreee with either of you. it's funny because the idiots like this on the right cancel out the idiots like this on the left. most of America is coming to realize how much both sides are lost. hopefully the quiet middle can start to make enough noise to shut you both up. if you have "a side" you are the problem!!

Nov 9th
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Denise Banjavic

what's with the bad attitude of the so called rescue team??? it's their fucking job..despite the perils of the business.like cops who wait in school hallways till the shooting stops...

Sep 21st
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Dusty Grimm

again?

Aug 11th
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abiola shadrack

these stories are so emotional. especially for the lives lost and those left behind with a deep sense of loss.

Jun 27th
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Linda McKinley

Love the way the this story's was. told. For me when I listen to a podcast the persons voice plays a big part on whether I continue to listen to it or not. Well done!

Jun 15th
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christian

this one was tough...💔 well told.. my heart breaks for the families who had to deal with that tragedy...

Jun 14th
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