What Was That Like
By Scott Johnson
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We talk to real people who found themselves in extremely unusual situations, and ask them "What was that like?" Have you ever been listening to someone telling a story, maybe a true story about something that happened to them, and what they were saying was just so incredible you could hardly believe it? Or maybe you’re driving along in your car listening to a podcast, or maybe you’re listening to someone talking on the radio, and what they’re talking about is really intriguing, and even though you’ve actually gotten back home and you’re sitting in your driveway, you can’t turn it off and get out of the car, because you just have to hear the rest of it. That’s the kind of story I want to have on each episode of this podcast. On this show, I’ll be having a conversation with someone who has found themselves in an extremely unusual situation. A situation that they never expected to be in, but there they were. Maybe the spot was a scary one, like they were taken hostage during a bank robbery, or maybe they survived a plane crash. Or maybe it’s a really happy situation, like they won millions of dollars in the lottery. The possibilities are endless, because there are so many people with so many incredible stories out there. Whatever my guest has been through, I want to get them to tell that story. I have a natural curiosity so I have lots of questions to ask. My goal, just like the name of this podcast, is to find out – What Was That Like.
||ExplicitJoey prevented a kidnapping WWTL 10||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. Just after lunchtime, around 1...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrett proposed in court WWTL 09||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. Brett and Tiffany started...||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKami survived a mass shooting WWTL 08||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 was able to fire over 1100 rounds in just 10 minutes time, from 10:05 pm to 10:15 pm. His target was...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVincent witnessed a teen die by gunshot WWTL 07||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 happening. But there was one...||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJosh had his leg amputated WWTL 06||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 always had them, they get us where we need to go, they just do their job. Until they don’t. My guest...||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMark gave his kidney to a stranger WWTL 05||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 actually just a coincidence. I...||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJustin met his birth mother WWTL 04||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 recently....||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSamantha only sleeps every 8 days WWTL 03||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 insomnia. I’m sure you already...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLuke got caught smuggling cocaine WWTL 02||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 whole life ahead of him. On that particular day, he was in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and he went into a...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJennifer caused a fatal accident WWTL 01||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 driving home and she had their two daughters in the car, ages 12 and 4. Jen stopped at a stop sign,...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroduction to What Was That Like||This is a summary of what to expect for the What Was That Like podcast.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent New Podcast
Although this a very new podcast, give it a chance! Scott does an excellent job interviewing people who have been exposed to weird situations. See what others go thru and understand where they made mistakes or deal with weird situations.
Heart wrenching insight
This was a great podcast, really enjoyed it. I liked the comment Jennifer made about what not to say ("I hit a dog once"). As a parent who has lost a daughter--different kind of situation of course--I can honestly say no one knows what to say. What I can recommend is that you don't say, "If there's anything I can do..." It's so much better to just do something. Shovel the driveway, or bring over dinner or just give a hug.
Scott Johnson You've made another great podcast.