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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.

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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. Premiering February 23rd.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comments (17)

Linda Mckinley

I really like the way you tell the stories. I listen to many podcast and for whatever reason I find myself getting emotional on the last episode.

Apr 15th
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guitarforumdude

It's 3a.m and I just binge listened to all the episodes. Even though I knew the outcome, I couldn't stop listening. Amazing story.

Apr 3rd
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Im Watching You

The rescuers have earned their place in heaven.

Apr 2nd
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Im Watching You

Always the good ol' USA pulling other countries asses out of the fire.

Apr 2nd
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Tessa Sydenham

wow this was a great podcast!! and I listen to alot of podcasts!

Mar 25th
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Julien S

awesome story awesomely told. thanks!

Mar 20th
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Cristina Corales

Incredible podcast. You took us right inside the rescue. One thing you didn't mention was that despicable Elon Musk accused one of the rescuers of being a pedo. Musk is a nasty little dirty mouthed fuckwit.

Mar 20th
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just shoni

This podcast had me crying like a monsoon flooding. If you have a kid, you will too. 📿

Mar 12th
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Christine Pimiskern

As a diver, I was very moved by this podcast 🙏🏼 Am so grateful to all the Heroes 💙

Mar 11th
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Jim Schaap

Wow!! True heroes at work!

Mar 11th
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Linda Mckinley

This was a great podcast. I was crying listening to the last one.

Mar 10th
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Dane Marshall

awesome story what an amazing accomplishment!

Mar 9th
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Don Villers

great pod cast can't wait for the next one.

Mar 4th
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DavidFR

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Mar 4th
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Mar 2nd
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Melissa

Great Pod!!

Feb 23rd
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