Against The Odds

Against The Odds

Against The Odds

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.Humans are resilient. In our toughest moments, we will fight, we will struggle, and we will triumph...often against the odds. In this immersive series from Wondery, host-adventurers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol will share thrilling stories of survival. From the daring rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater cave in Thailand, to a woman taken hostage by Somali pirates, these stories made headlines around the world. AGAINST THE ODDS will make you feel as though you’re living these experiences with our heroes as they push themselves to their limits.
  1. September 21, 2021
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    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Crash | 1
    In October 1972, an Uruguayan rugby team traveling to their next match in Santiago, Chile, crashes into the Andes Mountains after their plane strikes a glacier. Stranded on the snow-covered side of a mountain,…
  2. September 28, 2021
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    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Cutting | 2
    The remaining survivors of the Fairchild crash are starting to lose hope that rescuers will arrive after ten days of inactivity. Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa understand their only chance at survival is to…
  3. October 05, 2021
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    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Choice | 3
    After escaping an avalanche that killed eight more passengers, the survivors of the Fairchild are starting to lose all hope. Many in the group are on death’s door. Time is running out. They can’t wait any longe…
  4. October 11, 2021
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    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake
    A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth come…
  5. October 12, 2021
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    Plane Crash in the Andes | The Climb | 4
    In a final attempt to escape the Andes, Nando and Roberto have headed east to pursue safety. The men face a difficult journey as the weather takes a turn for the worst, and their food supply dwindles. Back at t…
  6. October 19, 2021
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    Plane Crash in the Andes | Returning to the Andes with Mountaineer Ricardo Peña | 5
    Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa braved 36 miles of brutal mountain terrain to escape the Andes and save their teammates. But this isn’t where the story of Flight 571 ends. While hiking near the crash site in…
  7. October 26, 2021
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    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Mountain Weeps | 1
    In 2010, the San Jose copper mine in Chile suffers a catastrophic collapse, leaving 33 miners trapped over 2,000 feet underground. As they desperately search for a way out, a massive rescue effort begins on the…
  8. October 27, 2021
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    Introducing: Shadow of Truth
    It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was v…
  9. November 02, 2021
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    Chilean Mine Collapse | No Escape | 2
    After exploring possible escape routes and finding them all blocked, the 33 miners must face the truth: They really are trapped, more than 2,000 feet underground. Now, they must stay disciplined and ration thei…
  10. November 08, 2021
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    Introducing: Operator
    During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “…
  11. November 09, 2021
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    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Breakthrough | 3
    Two weeks after the collapse of the San Jose mine in Chile, 33 trapped miners find themselves starving to death, doubting they’ll ever be rescued. Then, a glimmer of hope: Rescue workers drilling above finally…
  12. November 16, 2021
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    Chilean Mine Collapse | The Phoenix | 4
    After sixty-nine days trapped underground, finally the drilling operations team has created a bore hole large enough to extract the 33 miners. But this will be the first operation of its kind. Will the 2,200 fo…
  13. November 23, 2021
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    Chilean Mine Collapse | Into the Dark with Héctor Tobar | 5
    When the 33 miners emerged to surface after 69 days in the depths of the San José mine, they set the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent trapped underground. For his book Deep Down Dark, Pulitzer P…
  14. November 29, 2021
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    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera
    It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break…
  15. November 30, 2021
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    Rock Climbers Abducted | Welcome to Paradise | 1
    In August of the year 2000, four American rock climbers set out to explore the majesty of the Pamir Alai Mountain range in Kyrgyzstan. But only a week into their expedition, they’re taken captive by rebel milit…
  16. December 07, 2021
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    Rock Climbers Abducted | Hostage Situation | 2
    After being kidnapped by rebel militants in a remote region of Kyrgyzstan, four American rock climbers are forced at gunpoint toward the Uzbekistan border. But their captors are being trailed by the Kygyz army.…
  17. December 14, 2021
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    Rock Climbers Abducted | Fight or Flight | 3
    Days without food or water start to weaken the young climbers as their captors push them further into the mountains and further from civilization. But their captors are starting to lose steam too. On a cold dar…
  18. December 21, 2021
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    Rock Climbers Abducted | Breaking Free | 4
    When the Americans finally act out and decide to fight for their lives, they’re left alone in an inhospitable mountain rage full of rebel militants and a trigger happy army. Far more than just a rescue mission,…
  19. December 28, 2021
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    Rock Climbers Abducted | Over the Edge with Climber and Author Greg Child | 5
    After being taken hostage by members of the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the lives of four American climbers were never the same. And just one year later, the attack on the World Trade Center…
  20. January 05, 2022
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    Introducing Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders
    In the era of some of the most heinous serial killers of all time — one murderous family went curiously unnoticed: The McCrary’s. Led by a psychopathic patriarch and his cunning son-in-law, this Texas clan roam…

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