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They Actually Survived
22 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Ep. 17 High Tide and Snow Dive
In our latest episode of They Actually Survived Andy shares the story of Angela Hernandez and how she survived flying off a cliff onto a remote beach.Salina shares the scary story of a young Ethan Goss as he disappears into a tree well. What's a tree well you ask?...you just have to listen in.
25 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Ep. 16-Seals and Dogs to the Rescue
In the latest episode of They Actually Survived Andy shares the incredible story of Mike Day and his heroic actions that saved not only the men on his platoon but many innocent women and children. All while being shot 27 times!Salina shares the story of Danelle Ballengee, a seasoned athlete whose small 8 mile run with her canine companion, Taz turns into a fight for her life. Learn how Danelle recounts her journey and leans on Taz for help.
41 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Ep. 15 Journey to Darkness
In our latest episode of They Actually Survived, Andy shares the story of the Robinson Family when their small yacht, that served as their home was struck by Orcas. Listen in as the family goes through their darkest moments watching their treasured home succumb to the ocean and how the mother kept the family all together.Salina shares the story of Amber and how her sunset hike alone turned into the fight for her life when she losses her footing and falls down a cliff. Amber had to actually participate in her own rescue.Each of these ladies had to find their fire within at their darkest point.
38 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Ep. 14-Blood on the Ice and Long Time at Sea
In our newest episode of "They Actually Survived" Andy takes us through the story of an NHL player, Clint Malarchuk that suffered one of the most horrific injuries in hockey history when his neck was sliced open by an ice skate during a hockey game. Salina shares the story of Jose Salvador Alvarenga and his incredible story of surviving being lost at sea for a very long time! Jose goes down in history as being lost at sea the longest!
44 minutes | May 3, 2021
Ep. 13-Norway and No-Way!
In this latest episode of "They Actually Survived" Andy shares the story of a Commando from Norway fighting against Nazi Germany. With everything against him, he finds a way to survive and actually ignite a fire within an entire country! Salina share's her story of a GPS gone wrong in Death Valley with each turn becoming more and more dangerous. We also add in our fear of driving in the mountains while it's hailing!
44 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Ep. 12 Part 3 Andy's Second Chance-Strength in Vulnerability (Andy's Own Survival Story)
In this episode of "They Actually Survived" we come full circle with Andy's own Survival Story in Part 3 of Andy's Second Chance-Strength in Vulnerability.This is a deep look into the realization of how Andy truly survived his medical emergency and finding his voice. Andy takes us through the steps he took on dealing with the trauma and how he navigates life after.
95 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Ep. 11 Part 2 Andy's Second Chance-I don't want to bother anyone! (Andy's own Survival Story)
In this latest episode of They Actually Survived we take you to Part 2 of Andy's own Survival Story. This episode was named "I don't want to bother anyone!" and the main theme of part 2.Listen as Andy shares his story in the hospital and the crazy thoughts he goes through trying not to be a bother.Andy also somehow becomes a Hobbit as he eats three dinners. If only his mom would give him a home-cooked meal that he wanted.....We also touch on the mental health aspect of being a survivor.
68 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Ep. 10 Andy's Second Chance (Andy's own Survival Story)
In Episode 10 of They Actually Survived our very own host, Andy takes us through the roller coaster of his own survival story.Listen as he reveals the clues that something felt wrong which lead to his emergency room visit via Ambulance. His story has it all-it's scary, it was a fight for his life and of course, it has humor sprinkled throughout. Did you expect less from our Andy!
16 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Ep. 9.5 Bonus Audio: One Last Shot and Living on the Edge
In this episode of They Actually Survived a few tangents are made. Bonus Audio from Episode 9-One Last Shot and Living on the Edge. Andy shares his analogies with video games, talks about ethical quandaries, and how he can't even make a decision ordering a combo meal!Salina talks about the movie Sully and how she can order for everyone else except herself.... As I said, it's a tangent!
36 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Ep. 9 One Last Shot and Living on the Edge
In Episode 9 of They Actually Survived Salina shares the unbelievable story of Chris, Craig and Michael as they set off in a helicopter to film a Hollywood movie when they experience engine failure and crash INTO a Volcano! Listen as we uncover all of the heroes, including Craig, who risks his own life to get help and the countless rescue attempts that were made.Andy shares the heart-pounding story of Corine when her brakes fail and her car smashes through a guardrail! She finds herself on the edge of a cliff for days on end, but Corine hangs on to hope that she will be back with her children.
38 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Ep. 8-Costa Concordia and Capsized Cook
In Lucky Episode Number 8 of "They Actually Survived", Salina and Andy discuss how dangerous and massive the ocean can actually be. Andy shares the story of Harrison Okene who was a cook on a small tugboat of 11 people. He shares the frightening moments when he realized that the boat was going down and it had actually capsized with him in it!We also discuss the story of Benji and Emily who were on their romantic honeymoon on the Costa Concordia cruise ship when their ship began to tilt. Learn how the new couple had to tie bedsheets together to escape the fast-sinking ship and survive.
26 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Ep. 7-Costs an Arm and a Femur
In this latest episode of "They Actually Survived" Andy shares the story of Aron Ralson and his realization that he had to cut off his own arm to survive. Learn how he strategized to stay alive. We also find out what Andy will not do!Salina shares the story of Kristen Yaldor and the calm canoe ride in an African river that turned into a fight for her life when a hippo attacked.
42 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Ep. 6-Northridge Earthquake and Medical Decapitation
In the latest episode of "They Actually Survived" our podcasters share the story of two roommates and their experience when their entire second-floor apartment building collapsed on top of them during the Northridge earthquake. Salina and Andy also share the story of a horrific car accident that left its passenger, Molei Wright medically decapitated. We didn't even know how that was possible but listen to the journey she takes to become whole again.
35 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Ep. 5-Honeymoon Hell and Coffee Cup Free Fall
In this episode of "They Actually Survived" we share Steve and Hannah Irwin's experience with the world's deadliest Indian Ocean Tsunami! Listen to their tale of how their tranquil honeymoon paradise turned into a nightmare as they fought to survive.Andy shares the story of a scientist named John All, and his treacherous climb after he free falls into a crevasse. Who knew a cup of coffee could lead to such danger!
35 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Ep. 4-Running Lost and Whipped into a Tornado
In this episode of "They Actually Survived" Andy shares the story of Mauro Prosperi who runs the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert and gets lost! Listen to his journey into darkness when everything is against him. Find out the steps he took to survive and to get back to his family!Salina shares a story of Cheri from Bryan, Texas who is whipped up into a tornado. As Salina explains "It's as in it as you could be!" Each of the podcasters shares their fascination and awe with such a force of nature!
35 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Ep. 3-Cold-Blooded Animals
In this podcast episode of "They Actually Survived" we take you to a young 13-year-old, Bethany Hamilton who was a professional surfer that was bitten by a shark, and Gilles Tetreault who was wrapped up in a serial killers plot for murder. Both are Cold-Blooded Animals!Each of them takes us through a journey of what's it's like to remain calm when everything else is against you, finding the inner strength to move on from their experiences.
33 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 2-Free Fall and Bear Attack, Oh My!
In this episode of They Actually Survived, Andy and Salina talk about Todd Orr and his fight for survival from a bear attack and how to avoid it, or not avoid it, they just don't know......They also share the unbelievable story of Julie Koepcke , a young girl who fell 2 miles out of a plane and into a jungle! How is that even possible.
33 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Ep. 1-Fight with an Auger, That Ain't Good!
This episode takes us through the introduction of our survival podcast and the type of rollercoaster stories we will be highlighting from bear attacks, accidents, fighting the elements, and what it truly means to be a survivor!Our first story is about humble Kurt Kaser, and the fight for his life with his farm machinery. Who knew a grain auger could be so deadly, better yet who knew what an auger actually was!
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