What Was That Like

29 EpisodesProduced by Scott Johnson

Real people in unreal situations. Each episode is a conversation with someone who has been through something extremely unusual, and I ask them, what was that like?

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Shiny ate his own foot WWTL 28

July 19th, 2019


Today’s conversation is one I’ve been looking forward to, ever since I first came across the story. As you might know, I’ve said in the past that one of my goals for this show is to never be boring. And today’s topic …

Luke survived a fatal crash WWTL 27

July 5th, 2019


Probably most people have been in some type of car accident at some point in their life. I've been in more than one myself. None of them were …

John was lost for 4 days WWTL 26

June 21st, 2019


When you hear the word “lost”, what comes to your mind?

Honestly, it seems like these days I don’t really worry too much about getting lost. Most of …

Kasey married a wrong number WWTL 25

June 7th, 2019


Today we’ve got a really fun conversation. Still a weird story with an extra unusual twist thrown in partway through, but it’s a fun one and I think you’re gonna like it.

And if you didn’t already know, you now have the …

Marina was stalked WWTL 24

May 24th, 2019


What if you kind of knew someone in high school, then you became friends with that person when you both ended up at the same college?

What if you …

Whitney was shot 12 times WWTL 23

May 10th, 2019


Sometimes great ideas show up in your brain at the most surprising times.

One morning last September, Whitney Austin suddenly had the idea that she was going to do something. She was going to take action and do …

Tyson was abducted WWTL 22

April 26th, 2019


The tag line for this podcast is “real people in unreal situations”, and today’s story is about as unreal as it gets.

Imagine you’re leaving work one night. It’s dark. You’re walking through the parking lot, and …

Ramon's wife hired a hit man to kill him WWTL 21

April 12th, 2019


You know, this isn’t really a true crime podcast, but today’s episode sure puts it in that category.

Ramon and Lulu got married, and for the first …

William was hit while biking WWTL 20

March 29th, 2019


Today’s story happened last summer – July of 2018.

William was out riding his bike. He came up to an intersection where he had a stop sign, and had …

Dan biked to the South Pole WWTL 19

March 15th, 2019


I’ve lived in areas where it gets really cold, and I’ve lived where it’s warm most of the time. I’ve lived up north in Ohio and in Maine, and now I’m …

Max got a deal on Shark Tank WWTL 18

March 1st, 2019


This episode is a fun one for me. I’m an entrepreneur, so I love watching Shark Tank. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s where some regular …

Sue crashed a skydive WWTL 17

February 15th, 2019


I’ve been friends with Sue for several years, so I know what she’s like. And after you hear the conversation I had with Sue recently, you’ll have a pretty good idea too. I hope you’re ready.

October 24, 2015 – Sue was …

Alyssa's abuser set himself on fire WWTL 16

February 1st, 2019


In the United States, 1 out of 3 women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Alyssa Moore WAS that one out of three.

Zane was trapped on the hood of a car WWTL 15

January 18th, 2019


On November 29, 2018, 50 year old Andrew Bush of College Station, Texas was driving his white Dodge Charger. Up ahead was a red light. Cars were …

Chris hung from a hang glider WWTL 14

January 4th, 2019


Every year, thousands of people all over the world go hang gliding. Some people are experienced and pretty serious about the sport, and they own their own gliders and other equipment. And there are others who are just …

Jannike lay down on the railroad tracks WWTL 13

December 21st, 2018


Four years ago, Jannike felt like a failure in every area of her life. She could not envision her circumstances getting any better, so she made the …

Matt fell through the ice WWTL 12

December 7th, 2018


Our story today takes place on the west coast of Finland. January 5, 2017 was a sunny winter day. And it was also very cold: -4 degrees Fahrenheit, …

Jeremy was bitten by a rattlesnake WWTL 11

November 23rd, 2018


Jeremy lives near Corpus Christi, Texas with his wife Jennifer. In May of 2018, just a few months ago, they experienced a day that neither of them will ever forget.

This was on a Sunday, about 10:30 in the morning, and …

Joey prevented a kidnapping WWTL 10

November 9th, 2018


What you’re about to read is based on a criminal complaint and investigation. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

This happened in Waldo, Wisconsin. Thursday, September 27, 2018. …

Brett proposed in court WWTL 09

October 26th, 2018


The story you’re about to hear, I love it and I think you will too.

It’s about two people. One of them is Tiffany, who is a probation officer. That means she sometimes works in a courtroom.

The other person is Brett. …

Kami survived a mass shooting WWTL 08

October 12th, 2018


On the night of October 1, 2017, 64 year old Stephen Paddock opened fire from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. He …

Vincent witnessed a teen die by gunshot WWTL 07

September 28th, 2018


Vincent lives and works in Chicago as a photojournalist. He takes a lot of pictures, and a lot of those pictures include crime scenes. In his line of work, he’s used to getting the call, and going to where the news is …

Josh had his leg amputated WWTL 06

September 14th, 2018


Have you ever thought about what it would be like to lose one of your legs? I think just about everyone just takes their legs for granted. We’ve …

Mark gave his kidney to a stranger WWTL 05

August 31st, 2018


What kind of person gives one of his own kidneys to a total stranger? Well, you’re about to find out.

Mark works as an attorney here in the Tampa Bay area so he’s actually not too far from where I live, but that’s …

Justin met his birth mother WWTL 04

August 17th, 2018


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 …

Samantha only sleeps every 8 days WWTL 03

August 8th, 2018


In this episode, we’re talking with Samantha. And that’s not her real name, by the way.

She has an interesting story, and it has to do with a medical condition that she’s had since childhood.

Samantha has hyper …

Luke got caught smuggling cocaine WWTL 02

July 25th, 2018


Luke remembers that day in January of 2016 pretty vividly. He was 23 years old, recently graduated from college with a degree in engineering, had his …

Jennifer caused a fatal accident WWTL 01

July 10th, 2018


October 4, 2016 - For Jennifer and her husband Chris, and their 4 children, it was just a regular Tuesday. Up until around 8 pm that evening. Jen was …

Introduction to What Was That Like

July 4th, 2018


This is a summary of what to expect for the What Was That Like podcast.

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