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Against The Odds


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.

Listen to Against The Odds on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting now.

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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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