PODCAST

Against The Odds

Wondery

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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.

Our Editor's Take

AGAINST THE ODDS is a podcast series consisting of several mini-series, each telling a true story that will leave listeners in awe at how the individuals in question survived. Each story spans multiple episodes. Hit play and get pulled into Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol’s compelling storytelling, sparing no details.

Many of these tales of tragedy and survival were at the hands of natural disasters and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But not all of them. Many listeners will know John McCain, a U.S. Senator and Republican candidate in the 2008 presidential election against Barack Obama. But AGAINST THE ODDS takes listeners back to one of the darkest times in his life when he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. This story inspired the 1987 movie The Hanoi Hilton and is not for the faint-hearted.

Each unforgettable real-life tale places listeners in the shoes of the brave survivors. Some endured brutal kidnappings, while others fell victim to the harsh elements during natural disasters.

There are no better-suited hosts for this podcast series than self-proclaimed thrill seekers and full-time travelers Mike Corey and Cassie De Pecol. With plenty of episodes available on Amazon Music, listeners can get a rush of adrenaline while remaining in the comfort of their own homes.

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Introducing Against The Odds
Introducing Against The OddsThai Cave Rescue | Lost | 1Thai Cave Rescue | Chaos  | 2Thai Cave Rescue | Risk | 3Thai Cave Rescue | Chamber Nine | 4Thai Cave Rescue | Interview with Rick Stanton | 5Thai Cave Rescue | Meet the Hosts | 6Kidnapped in the Desert | Beyond the Green Line | 1Kidnapped in the Desert | Big Money  | 2Kidnapped in the Desert | Zero Hour  | 3Kidnapped in the Desert | Interview with Jessica Buchanan | 4John McCain: Prisoner of War | When Your Luck Runs Out | 1John McCain: Prisoner of War | The Crown Prince | 2John McCain: Prisoner of War | Regrets | 3John McCain: Prisoner of War | Greater than Himself | 4John McCain: Prisoner of War | Interview with Doug McCain and Everett Alvarez | 5K2: The Savage Mountain | Summit Fever | 1K2: The Savage Mountain | The Death Zone | 2K2: The Savage Mountain | The Final Descent | 3K2: The Savage Mountain |Fredrik Sträng, Pt. 1: On Climbing the World’s Highest Peaks | 4