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What Was That Like - a storytelling podcast with amazing stories from real people

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A storytelling podcast, with first-hand amazing stories presented by Scott Johnson and Meredith Hackwith Edwards. Each storyteller tells their own personal true story, with all the details of what happened. Animal attacks, plane crashes, mass shootings, and more – you'll hear what happened directly from the person who experienced it, and the inspirational outcome of how they came out on the other side. 

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Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: What are you currently binging?     Links for this episode:   The Alone series on Hulu: https://www.history.com/shows/alone Woniya’s WWTL episode: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/75 Shogun: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2788316/ The Bear on Hulu: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14452776/ Breaking Bad: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/ El Camino: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Camino:_A_Breaking_Bad_Movie Better Call Saul: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/ Queen of the South: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1064899/ Murder Mile podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/murder-mile-uk-true-crime/id1278924392 From: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9813792/ It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472954/ The Implication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgUvwcU6P7I Meredith’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders  Meredith’s podcast is Meredith For Real – the Curious Introvert: https://MeredithForReal.com To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our story today has to do with making decisions. As a child, most of the time, life is pretty easy because you don’t have to make any decisions. Everything in your life is decided for you – what clothes you wear each day, where you sleep, what you eat, everything. But as an adult, all of that changes. You take on responsibilities, and you have to make decisions. What to do for work, who you want to spend the rest of your life with (if anyone), which house to buy – it seems like we spend much of our life trying to make the right choices. And sometimes, that can be really difficult. My guest today is Laura. She and her husband, Dan, were parents to their little boy, Louie. Then, they found out they were pregnant again – this time, with twins. And Laura was soon faced with making a decision that she never would have imagined having to make. Content warning: this episode includes discussion of pregnancy and loss. Listener discretion is advised. Resources: Laura has a friend who creates the Good Grief Podcast – hosted by Kristen Carrier and Sarah Holveck https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-grief-podcast/id1707022810 Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss Support Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427172118636668/ Vanishing Twin Syndrome Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1520655841487780/ Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/177 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well) Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: Have you ever been involved with foster care? What was that experience like? Discussed in this episode: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes: https://WalkAMileMaine.org Fidget spinners: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidget_spinner WWTL episode 82 “Michael was abused with a sewing machine” – https://WhatWasThatLike.com/82 Meredith’s podcast is Meredith For Real – the Curious Introvert: https://MeredithForReal.com To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to rakuten.com or get the Rakuten app to start saving today! To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/WHATWAS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Not too long ago, I went on Hulu, and I found the TV show Shark Tank, and I went all the way back and watched every episode starting at Season 1. I’ve always had that entrepreneurial spirit, wanting to start businesses and make money by working for myself. And that’s what I’ve pretty much done – I’ve been self-employed for more than 20 years. And now, I’m self-employed as a podcaster. But one thing I’ve never done – I’ve never been on Shark Tank. But Max has – and he did it as a teenager. Max told me the whole story of the product he developed, and how he pitched it on TV and ended up getting a deal with Mark Cuban. This is a Flashback episode. Max originally told this story here on the podcast, back on episode 18. So after he tells about his adventures on Shark Tank, you’ll hear a new conversation I had with Max recently, about what he’s up to today. Surprise – he’s started a new company. To contact Max: Email: mbfeber@gmail.com Instagram: @maxbfeber LinkedIn: Max Feber Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/176 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well) Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners.   The question for this episode: What's something you wish you could forget?   Links for this episode:   The horn I have on my bike: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ACAMJC/   The Charisma Quotient podcast with Kimmy Seltzer: https://www.kimmyseltzer.com/podcast/   Meredith for Real episode 226 – From Trafficking Victim to Attorney: https://www.meredithforreal.com/podcast-episodes/episode/7e18899e/ep-226-or-from-trafficking-victim-to-attorney   Trafficking support: https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign   In the US, who is committing sexual assault on children? The data: https://www.whoismakingnews.com/#welcome   To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook.     Sponsor deals:   Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month.   Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas.   This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self.   Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week.   Go to rakuten.com or get the Rakuten app to start saving today!   To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/WHATWAS   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nancy Brophy fills her novels with romantic betrayals and murder. It’s a far cry from her quiet life in the suburbs, where she and her chef husband, Dan, are living out their golden years. But when Dan is shot dead, Nancy finds herself at the center of a murder case that could be ripped from the pages of her novels. From Wondery, this is a story about what happens when the line blurs between fiction and reality. Listen to Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How would you handle it if you ended up having a medical condition that suddenly made you different from everyone else, in the most embarrassing way possible? That’s what happened to Mike. Today you’ll hear about when Mike got the news from his doctor – sorry, you won’t be able to poop the normal way any more. From now on, for the rest of your life, you’ll use a bag, actually called a pouch, and you’re gonna poop directly from your stomach into that. And when Mike got that news, he was just a kid – not even a teenager yet. So today, Mike’s gonna tell us what that was like, and how he handled it, and what it’s like today, as an adult with an ostomy. I asked Mike all the questions that normally you’d never be comfortable asking someone in this situation. This conversation with Mike is so real. That’s what we do here – real life. You’ll hear it all, because Mike is open to talking about everything. And you know what else he is? He’s happy and he loves life. Because he wants people to know – if you get the diagnosis he got, it’s not the end of the world. If you’d like to contact Mike, his email is mikegmoffat@yahoo.ca Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/175 Resources: The r/ostomy subreddit – 8000 members - https://www.reddit.com/r/ostomy/ Meet an OstoMate – large ostomy community - https://www.meetanostomate.org/ Facebook groups: The Real Ostomy Support Group – 23k members - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1160120857334266 Stoma and Ostomy Support Group – 14k members – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1442544766001622 Colostomy and Stoma Support Group – 13k members – https://www.facebook.com/groups/607387186088212 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well) Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: What’s something you LOVE, that everyone else hates? Links for this episode: The smell of horse farts Awesome Facts about Bats Meredith For Real episode 143 - Why is cannibalism taboo? Placenta, Columbus & Communion Opossums The TV show Alone WWTL episode 75 – Woniya was alone in the Arctic To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to rakuten.com or get the Rakuten app to start saving today! To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/WHATWAS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: When you were a child, did you ever have a same-age friend die? How did you handle it? Links for this episode:   Meredith For Real ep 165 – Grieving during the holidays: https://www.meredithforreal.com/podcast-episodes/episode/7a37d91f/ep-165-or-grieving-during-the-holidays-sneaky-symptoms-and-finding-joy Death Cafes: https://DeathCafe.com WWTL ep 168 – Julie is a Hospice Nurse https://WhatWasThatLike.com/168 Valerie’s House: https://valerieshouse.org/ To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of human endurance. What are we actually capable of doing? It’s almost always a lot more than we think. At some point, I want to do a long distance bike ride. So far, the longest I’ve biked in a day is about 50 or 60 miles. And that was right here in this area, so afterward I went home and slept in my own bed. But I’d really like to bike from here in the Tampa Bay area, across to the other side of Florida, the east coast. It would probably take me like 3 days. I love the idea of that kind of adventure. But my guest today, Daniel, had a much bigger idea. His plan was to ride his bike across the entire US - from San Francisco all the way to New York City. And – he started this ride without carrying any money or any food. He was going to depend on the kindness of strangers all along the way. And that’s exactly what he did. But that’s not all – he recorded video all along the way. And he turned that into a documentary that’s won a ton of awards. So we get to see him struggling to bike up mountains, and across long stretches where he saw no one, and through some scary neighborhoods. But my favorite part, and what made Daniel’s journey so magical, are the people he encountered along the way. Daniel’s website: https://www.weareallinthistogethermovie.com/ Contact Daniel by email: WeAreAllInThisTogetherMovie@gmail.com Daniel is also in our podcast Facebook group: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook Documentary We Are All In This Together on Amazon Prime - https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-All-This-Together/dp/B0CLBBN833/ref=sr_1_1 Daniel on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/the_travelin_dude/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TravelinDudeProductions/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@TheTravelinDude Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/174 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: Is there a specific person in your life who you consider to be your enemy? How did that come to be? WWTL episode 166 – Suzanne was stuck on the boat Tim Ferriss has a fascinating conversation with Barbara Corcoran To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Go to Seed.com/what and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to storyworth.com/what to save $10 on your first purchase! Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
173: Presenting RISK!

173: Presenting RISK!

2024-04-1201:10:34

Enjoy this special presentation of RISK!, a podcast where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public.   In this episode, Cory Byrom and Chris Lundy share stories about the best and worst times with their friends from childhood.   For more episodes of RISK!, be sure to check them out wherever you get your podcasts. Also: This is the video from the TODAY Show that you’ll hear about in this week’s Listener Story: https://www.today.com/video/like-mother-like-daughter-both-get-ambush-makeovers-610631747697 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: Have you ever gone back to visit your childhood home? How would you describe that experience? To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
172: Janette was kidnapped

172: Janette was kidnapped

2024-04-0501:06:231

There are few forces in the world stronger than a mother protecting her baby. If you’re outdoors and you happen to come across a mama bear, everyone knows you better not get between her and her cubs. Actually, it’s a bad idea to be anywhere near them. If you appear as any kind of a threat, it’s not gonna turn out well. But I would say that’s just as true for human mothers. They will do anything to make sure their baby is safe – and that includes risking their own life to save their child. Janette was a young mother. She and her husband, Greig, had a young baby – their son Alex was just 9 months old. So Janette and Greig had just arrived home. Their little Alex was still in the back seat of the car, strapped into his car seat. Then it happened. Just minutes later, they were in the car while it was being driven by two armed kidnappers. She wanted desperately to protect her baby, but there was nothing she could do. Janette and her husband were locked in the trunk. How YOU can take action to move the Hot Car Final Rule forward ASAP: https://www.kidsandcars.org/hot-car-letter-to-congress-members If you’d like to learn more and get involved with Kids and Car Safety, or contact Janette, you can do that at the website – KidsAndCars.org The process that Janette went through to get laws passed Laura’s episode – Laura’s Pain Became her Purpose Laura’s non-profit is called Anderson’s Alert, and her podcast is called Beck’s Backseat to Change. Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/172 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well) Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: You earn a million dollars (tax free) for every full year you spend in a maximum security prison. How long would you stay? To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group and post some of your answers. The question for this episode: You get to have lunch with any living celebrity. Who do you choose? To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When I was a kid, I don’t think I knew anyone who had an actual security system in their home. It just wasn’t heard of. I’m sure they existed, but really, for most typical middle-class families, you just didn’t think a lot about someone breaking into your home. And we certainly never had the concept of a home invasion – you know, someone coming right through the front door, while you’re home and awake, with plans of theft or even violence. But these days, if there’s a knock on the door, everyone’s suddenly on high alert. Who’s at the door? In our house, we have the doorbell camera and we also have cameras all around the house. Because answering the door – literally opening the door to your house, to a stranger – can be a really dangerous thing to do. Annie knows this. As a young woman, she was home alone in her new place, and she heard someone knocking. She opened the door, and immediately regretted it. If you are a victim, you can contact RAINN 24/7 (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 800-656-4673. Or you can chat with someone directly from their website – https://RAINN.org You can read Annie’s Victim Impact Statement here. Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/171 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well) Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Get 15% off OneSkin with the code WHATWAS at https://www.oneskin.co/ #oneskinpod Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, Scott and Meredith grab a past Tuesday Question from the Facebook group and answer it, and also talk about some answers submitted by listeners. The question for this episode: If you could make yourself twice as attractive, OR twice as intelligent, what would you choose? To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to rakuten.com or get the Rakuten app to start saving today! To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/WHATWAS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Have you ever had one of those moments in your life where your life just changed dramatically? Like, your life is suddenly divided into two chapters – before that moment, and after that moment. Well, that’s the kind of moment Justin had. Justin was adopted the day after he was born. So he never knew his birth mother. He was adopted immediately into a loving family who gave him a wonderful childhood and a great start in life. He always wondered about his birth mother, and he searched and searched for her. And at the same time, she was wondering about him, and hoping they would eventually connect again. Then, they finally found each other. This is the story of how that happened. And partway through our conversation, I surprised Justin with something. I love that part. This is a Flashback episode, and Justin told this story here on the podcast way back in episode #4. A LOT has happened with Justin since then, and you’ll hear him talk all about that right after our conversation. Full show notes and pictures for this episode are here: https://WhatWasThatLike.com/170 Graphics for this episode by Bob Bretz. Transcription was done by James Lai. Want to discuss this episode and other things with thousands of other WWTL listeners? Join our podcast Facebook group at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook (many of the podcast guests are there as well) Get every episode ad-free, AND get all the Raw Audio exclusive episodes to binge, by joining the other listeners at What Was That Like PLUS. Try What Was That Like PLUS free: iPhone: at the top of the What Was That Like podcast feed, click on “Try free” Android: on your phone, go to WhatWasThatLike.com/PLUS and click to try it free on any app Sponsor deals: Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas.  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Go to Seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to rakuten.com or get the Rakuten app to start saving today! To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/WHATWAS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every Tuesday, we grab a past question from the Facebook group, then Meredith and Scott answer it and read some of the answers given by other listeners. The question for this episode: You just made a donation to your favorite cause (money or volunteer time) - what is that cause? To check out the new Tuesday Question and get in the discussion, join us at WhatWasThatLike.com/facebook. Sponsor deals: Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/whatwas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/whatwas and get on your way to being your best self. Go to cookunity.com/What or enter code What before checkout for 50% off your first week. Go to seed.com/WHAT and use code 25WHAT to get 25% off your first month. Go to rakuten.com or get the Rakuten app to start saving today! To get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/WHATWAS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Rosalea Aitken

I might unsubscribe because of that obnoxious noise at the start...so unnecessary!!! it really hurt my ears since I had in my earpods.

Apr 8th
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Brooke Hamilton

so celeb look alike...Jake Gyllenhaal?

Mar 14th
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Jae Shepard

In case anyone has trouble finding the podcast, make sure you search for "Proof: a true crime podcast." there are several podcasts named "proof" that aren't this. (one is about test kitchens 🤣)

Mar 1st
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Bea Kiddo

Hospice people are such an incredible blessing to have. Seriously, they are angels for the family and patients. It’s hard work and only certain people can deal with it obviously. I respect any hospice nurse or worker, they help so much more than they’ll ever know.

Feb 29th
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Lahela

I don’t know who I was more frustrated with, the neighbor that should be charged with obstruction of justice, or the dispatcher on the phone with the 11 year old boy that needs to reevaluate her ability to provide compassion.

Feb 17th
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Aileen Byrne

Luke comes across as slightly arrogant.. Well educated boy, who thinks he's superior and what he done is 'ok' because of the reason he done it. Sounds like he would cross most people to get what he wants. No an ounce of remorse or acknowledgement of his stupidity..

Feb 8th
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lauren

you can not convince me water bottle guy was not a joke. or dude is seriously mentally ill. I almost died laughing. people like that exist.

Jan 18th
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Rachel Eh Hamilton

I have so many questions though that's the problem with these short stories

Dec 30th
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Rachel Eh Hamilton

is there anything further about the fellow who witnessed the after math of the suicide ?

Dec 30th
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Rachel Eh Hamilton

Which episode is the continuation of the girlfriend with the fellow who wets the bed ? just a snippet and no follow up ?

Dec 30th
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Rachel Eh Hamilton

would an intense story, miraculous bravery really. I'm wondering if it was deliberate not to touch on what happened to the dogs or the owners and what their responsibility or responses like. I imagine that was deliberate but it would be nice for the listeners to know

Dec 30th
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Curtis Massey

That Australian dispatcher did a great job. I really liked his attitude and his control of the situation. You could tell that he cares about his work. Such a terrible situation.

Dec 17th
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Jae Shepard

What does "under canopy" mean?? She's saying it repeatedly, but I have NO idea what it means. I tried looking it up, but didn't have any luck. (I can definitely infer the meaning, of course, but I would love to have some context for the non-jumpers like me.)

Dec 8th
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Phil Elliott

Did he dive in and drag the boat to safety? I couldn't listen till the end.

Oct 16th
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A Gannon

Honestly, the vast majority of people don't need to be incarcerated, and there is no reason for people to be so horrifically mistreated and dehumanized. The system is disgusting. I feel bad for her, but I feel so much worse for people without the privilege she had who have to just stay. This country is so disgusting.

Aug 24th
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Bea Kiddo

What a smart boy at that time and w smart man now. It’s too bad his father was a psychopath and I’m assuming he was adopted into a good family. People can’t relate to sh*t that they don’t want to believe is the truth.

Jul 26th
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A Gannon

Oooof. As a kid from an emotionally abusive household, this postscript absolutely does not work. Yikes.

Jul 19th
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PJ

If it gives you any solace, kids almost always want to be with their biological parents, regardless of how crappy they are.

Jul 13th
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Michael Gilmore

methadone is for coming off of opiates,Heroin, pills etc

Jul 5th
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Veronica Vasquez

love everything about this one!

Jun 16th
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