Those moments when humans matter most? They’re here.
Now in its third season, the hit podcast Tell Me What Happened chronicles harrowing moments when people are forced to rely on the kindness and bravery of others. True stories of real people stepping up for each other and highlighting the importance of genuine connections during a crisis.
Check out this preview of some of the stories featured in Season 3.
“I don’t have any water. I have no food, and I was wearing shorts. I was just wearing my hoodie. I wasn’t prepared for any of this.”
— René Compeán, Season 3: Episode 1
S3: Episode 7 | 8.14.23
Saved from the Nazis, Rescued from Ukraine
In 1941, the Bogancha family saved two young Jewish girls from Nazi soldiers in Ukraine. That act of kindness would ripple across time and, amazingly, lead to helping the Boganchas’ descendants after Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022.
S3: Episode 6 | 7.31.23
A Panic Attack and a Calming Voice
The subway car K.Page Stuart Valdes was riding screeched to an emergency stop in a dark tunnel. K.Page felt anxiety wash over her, terrified that a recent unexplained stroke could happen again. Until a warm voice cut through the fog.
S3: Episode 5 | 7.17.23
Frozen and Fading in the Buffalo Blizzard
On Christmas Eve morning, Joe White set out on foot through a blizzard to his job in Buffalo, New York. Severely frostbitten and disoriented, Joe, who's autistic, stumbled into snowdrifts and called out for help. A stranger heard his plea.
S3: Episode 4 | 7.05.23
A Lost Wheel, a Daring Landing
Taylor Hash, a student pilot, had just taken off on her third solo flight when her front wheel fell off and went bouncing down the runway. That left her in the air alone and facing a dangerous emergency landing.
S3: Episode 3 | 6.19.23
Hero Battles Hurricane, Finds New Family
When Hurricane Ian hit Florida, Kristy Millar and her family escaped from their rapidly flooding home, but the storm had turned their street into a river. Kristy and her 3-year-old son were going to have to swim. Enter Kevin Ott.
S3: Episode 1 | 5.22.23
Internet Sleuth Saves Lost Hiker
René Compeán set out for a quick hike on a local trail only to end up lost on a mountainside, thinking he might not survive the night. Fortunately, a stranger was sitting at his computer, ready to put a unique digital skill set to use and save the day.
S2: Episode 6 | 11.21.22
Slackliner Saves Skier Hanging From Chairlift
It was a perfect powder day to head to the mountain — when a man’s backpack got caught on a chairlift. He was stuck hanging 30 feet in the air. With no time to spare, a professional slackliner came to the rescue.
S1: Episode 5 | 1.31.22
With Floodwaters Rising, Help Swoops In
When a flash flood hit the town of Waverly, Tennessee, all Debra Ashton could do was pray. As she and other residents stood atop buildings watching the rising waters, a helicopter pilot answered their plea for help.