Tell Me What Happened
An OnStar podcast

Tell Me What Happened
An OnStar podcast

Real stories of people helping people in distress.

 

Those moments when humans matter most? They’re here.

From emergencies to everyday hiccups, people are the ones who make a difference when there’s a crisis. Want proof? Listen to these. Real stories of real humans who stepped up for each other. And they’ve made the world a better place. You don’t have to be an OnStar Advisor or OnStar Good Samaritan to change a life. It sure doesn’t hurt though.

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Episode guide

Season 2 trailer | 8.29.22

The stories keep coming, so Tell Me What Happened is returning to bring more of them to you. Get a sneak preview of Season 2.

S2: Episode 7 | 12.5.22

Human Trafficking Victim Gets New Life and Thrives

Suamhirs was only a teenager when he was abducted and forced into sex trafficking. Since being saved, he has used his experience to change the lives of others.

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.

S2: Episode 5 | 11.7.22

Heroic Bystander Saves Handler From Alligator Death Roll

During a child’s birthday party at a local zoo, a standard feeding went wrong when a trainer’s hand ended up in the alligator’s mouth. A quick-thinking bystander jumped in to help.

S2: Episode 4 | 10.24.22

Walking Through Fire to Save 65 Horses

Sixty-five horses were saved from deadly wildfires in Northern California thanks to the help of a stranger with a unique skillset.

S2: Episode 3 | 10.10.22

Mountain of Mud Buries Motorists

A couple’s first road trip ended abruptly when a mudslide swept them off a cliff, and four motorists risked it all to rescue them.

S2: Episode 2 | 9.26.22

R U OK? Virtual Friend Saves Gamer’s Life

Like many teenagers, Aidan Jackson enjoys playing video games and has made friends from around the globe. He had no idea one of these friends would end up saving his life.

S2: Episode 1 | 9.12.22

12 Hours Trapped in Quicksand

A couple went hiking in Zion National Park on Valentine’s Day, only to get stuck in quicksand on the trail. Luckily, a park ranger answered their call for help.

S1: Episode 7 | 2.28.22

Trapped by Fire, He Texts Goodbye

When a man driving through the mountains is caught in a forest fire, he only has a minute to write a goodbye text to his mother.

S1: Episode 6 | 2.14.22

They Nearly Drowned, Then Fell in Love

When a relaxing swim turned dangerous, one woman was grateful for help that sparked a life-changing romance.

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.

S1: Episode 4 | 1.17.22

A Helping Hand When a Winter Road Trip Goes Awry

A military family driving to Alaska got stranded in a remote part of northern Canada in the middle of winter. Luckily, another member of the armed forces swooped in to save the day.

S1: Episode 3 | 1.3.22

A Mother’s Intuition Leads to Rescue

The Pacific Crest Trail is a challenge for those who are determined to push their limits. For some, it can be a life-or-death experience.

S1: Episode 2 | 12.13.21

A New Kidney and a Big Surprise

A retired police officer in rural Alabama was running out of time for a life-saving kidney transplant, and his only hope was a stranger. Well, not exactly a stranger.

S1: Episode 1 | 11.29.21

An Epic River Journey Proves Too Painful

Sometimes you have to quit while you’re ahead before you make a decision that you later regret. Thanks to a stranger who offered advice and a place to rest, Jill made the right call.

Season 1 trailer | 11.15.21  

Get a sneak preview of the first season of Tell Me What Happened.

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Meet our host

Dr. Torah Kachur is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio One national science columnist and a contract lecturer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in the wonderfully irrelevant field of worm anatomy and molecular genetics. Each week on CBC, Torah explains the latest and greatest science news stories and gets to talk about everything from white blood cells to black holes. Torah has produced and hosted national radio shows such as the 10-part series called What a Waste, other specials on the science of time, programs on the science of food, and anything else that strikes her fancy. She is now the passionate and adventurous host of Tell Me What Happened.

Profile Picture of Dr. Torah Kachur

Meet our host

Dr. Torah Kachur is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio One national science columnist and a contract lecturer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in the wonderfully irrelevant field of worm anatomy and molecular genetics. Each week on CBC, Torah explains the latest and greatest science news stories and gets to talk about everything from white blood cells to black holes. Torah has produced and hosted national radio shows such as the 10-part series called What a Waste, other specials on the science of time, programs on the science of food, and anything else that strikes her fancy. She is now the passionate and adventurous host of Tell Me What Happened.

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