What Was That Like


First-hand true stories - a plane crash, a mass shooting, a bear attack, a train derailing, and more. The guest tells us exactly what happened, and answers the question, What Was That Like?

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  • Adwiann
  • GermanShepard567
    Good podcast
    Good podcast, but not everyone wants to hear the 911 calls. I don’t want to hear any of it, let alone the entire call.
  • Ms Mia Blue Cream
    Dog attack.
    I think a question that went unanswered was, what happened to the owners and the dogs? Did she sue the owners , was the owner under obligation to pay for medical expenses? Did the owner take responsibility for the attack? Were the owners suitably remorseful? What about the dogs? Were they euthanized? So many unanswered questions.
  • Specialperson333
    This podcast is great
    Such an entertaining podcast with great stories & you can have it on anytime. While working, cooking, working out…. I listen all the time while I’m at work landscaping & mowing lawns. It’s so great to take you away & I get super into it & the time flies by!! 10/10!
  • Aaron Murdoch
    Outstanding and diverse
    Even though true crime is usually my favorite genre, if I were told I can only listen to 1 podcast for the rest of my life, I would choose this one. It’s diverse with people, jobs, experiences, life stories, etc.
  • USA Mknitter
    Like your podcast but not Facebook
    I like your podcast—you have great stories. I don’t like Facebook and other forms of social media, and am not a member of any of them. I am disappointed that one has to be a member of Facebook to see photos or any other information. I have listened to you a couple of years but gave you a 4/5 because of the Facebook. 😩
  • Dittyknitty
    The episode about the lady who caused an accident
    Good lord are all the episodes this annoying? I can’t tolerate that white girly perfect annoying innocent voice peppered with nervous giggles and “Yeah” “um” “My life was perfect” Ewww! I can’t listen to a whole episode of that!
  • J&NDeMello5
    Great podcast
    Love this show!! I’ve been binge listening for the past couple weeks and it’s a new favorite for sure.
  • Nikky Kelley
    Amazing real life Storytelling!
    Thank you for having a great podcast! Wish there was more!
  • sueleemar
    Great podcast
    The host is 💯, very respectful of his guest.
  • lvbeinggrm
    Hello! I just found this podcast today, and am very happy! Great interviewer who lets the story teller tell their story in their words. Asks great questions, great array of subjects. Thank you! I wish there was an area after each show to send good wishes to the guests. Shana Rogers Moscow, Idaho
  • wjifbeicbe
    This is a great podcast! This host is so easy to listen to and asks good questions.
  • 186Riv507
    Episodes could be shorter but love the host
    I think the best thing about this podcast is the host. He’s so kind and natural, very different from the typical podcast world where most try too hard to be quirky or insert unnecessary political opinions. It’s a breath of fresh air. While I do think the show could benefit from cutting down a bit on story setup and conclusions, it’s forgive-able because everything is just so dang wholesome. Keep it up dude!
  • monasartmonakel
    What was that like
    Love this podcast.Many interesting stories.Scott does a great job conversing with people to get the story out.
  • Resis Village
    Learn to love women
    The show of Josh being struck by lightning really touched me. But his sexism of calling women “girls” and not calling men “boys” means he doesn’t get it. I am open to hearing if in this podcast, I misheard him, please let me know in this forum. It is this type of subtly sexism that hurts us all. Josh, I also studied martial arts and have a black belt. In my opinion, you may have a lot to learn about humanity. Please take a step down and learn, it think you would thoroughly enjoy broadening your love.
  • Gen1860
    Get ready to cry and then be lifted back up
    I love this podcast. This podcast inspires people to be compassionate. You never know what someone else has gone through. I admire these story tellers and feel a sense of connection, we are all in this together and I wish the best for everyone I hear in these stories. For the one about the man who grew up jehova witness I wish he could see them the way I do for one minute (I am catholic and believe they are completely misguided ) I don't want to judge for the sake of judging, practice whatever you want, I just wish I could take their power over him away. And if my sons ever tell me they are gay I know I will love them no matter what and stick by them.
  • JR from Papillion
    The best podcast!
    I love everything about this podcast! The host is one of the best in the podcast world. Once you start listening, you can’t stop until it’s over.
  • Reeeesa
    Just want to note that methadone is to treat opiate/heroin addiction, not methamphetamine addiction! Love the show, thanks for all your hard work!!
  • Alli_potter6
    Good stories but terrible host
    The stories are good but good god the host is BAD. I wish he took a huge step back and let people actually tell their stories. He interrupts and redirects the stories in a way that makes it so hard to follow.
  • I'm an addiction researcher
    Good show- but please fact check
    Very entertaining, but constructive criticism- please fact check. In “Alice’s brother went missing” you say “my understanding of methadone is it helps people addicted to methamphetamine.” This is totally untrue. You can almost hear Alice want to correct you but politely decide not to. Methadone is for opioid addiction (which is what Alice was talking about). Methamphetamine is an entirely different drug, with different effects, different abuse potential, a different social narrative… it’s VERY different than an opiate. We’re in an opioid epidemic, so I’m sure listeners would appreciate accurate information related to the opioid epidemic. It would take mere seconds to google methadone to at the very least edit the conversation with Alice after the fact to exclude erroneous info. This may seem like a small detail but listeners like myself are much more inclined to stop listening to this show if it’s made evident that you take zero time to fact check your podcast. :/ Disappointing.
  • -/ellehelle\-
    Neurodivergent please read
    4 stars bc clearly a lot of folks are getting a lot of positive things here. I’m confused by the titles of episodes with descriptions that vanish the moment I click?? And immediately i am lost in TLDR universe… what’s happening? Where am I? Who are these people and where is continuation of the sentence I was reading Also the host sounds like Microsoft Sam. Which is neither good, nor bad. Just like Microsoft Sam🤷‍♀️ Could be a great podcast for many people, but found myself pacing like I do when I can’t make structure out of something.
  • Soberlunatic
    Love this show!
    I thoroughly love this show! One point of feedback for episode 123. Methadone is a medication to help people using opioids, mostly heroin or fentanyl. The distinction between opiates and methamphetamine is important because of the epidemic of overdoses plaguing us. We lost over 100,000 people in 2021 to opioid overdose. It’s important for me to note that methadone is a medication, not a replacement, and helps people live functional lives. Some come off of methadone, some stay on for a long time. It saves lives! I hope you continue sharing the stories you do as they offer hope, help people not feel alone, and cultivate compassion. Keep it up!
  • ireallyhatethisapp1234
    Like the show
    I like the show so I gave it five stars. I just wanted to say Garrett seems so insanely ungrateful. “Why did the cop have to shoot the guy???” “I heard he shot a dog once….” Excuse me??? You’re having these negative thoughts about the man who SAVED YOUR LIFE. 😒 prime example of what’s wrong with the world right now.
  • Tkd_Gal
    Interesting but…
    I like that the stories and format are different than so many other podcasts. However, I agree with some of the other reviews. These stories can be really tedious when the guests ramble on so much. Some episode can probably be 20 minutes max instead of an hour+. As with some previous comments, certain guests are just impossible to like. They put themselves in their predicaments-two people smuggling drugs, one person traveled during the covid lockdown and was trapped.
  • Juuky
    Great stories
    Scott Johnson is a great host. He’s incredible at facilitating the guests to tell their stories in a comfortable, compassionate fashion. And the stories are interesting, even when regarding things in which I previously had no interest. Definitely binge this one!
  • emcat206
    Ella the elephant girl…. Cringe
    This entire story was a stretch. She spoke about the actual “attack” in less than 5 words, making it clear that the title description of “being trampled” is clearly over the top. She walked away (literally) with road rash on her leg. I am an avid listener weekly and I love the stories, but this episode/story was pretty lame….to be honest.
  • CCL603
    I never miss an episode
    I await each new episode and listen right away. The latest one with 911 calls would be great if it weren’t for crappy static. Not your fault. I don’t know why they can’t make calls clearer after all these years. I wish I could listen all the way through but gives me a headache. I’ll be back at next episode though! Keep up the good work!
  • J3di7
    Dan peeps people for prison
    I love this podcast! The host has a great voice that’s engaging and asks just the right questions for the guests on his show! Dan’s story was exactly what people need to hear…he faced his consequences for his crime, and did his time! Dan turned his life around learning from his mistakes and telling people the real life story and what he experienced in prison and how to tap into those resource’s and be a better person coming out of prison - than going in. He took responsibility for his actions, and turned a negative experience into a positive one, that can help 1st time offenders get through a prison sentence, and how to use your resources, and knowing what actions you can take to help reduce your sentence -with help and from someone who experienced it first hand. I Love hearing peoples personal stories of life changing experiences-Great Podcast!!
  • Sammajamma213
    This is so cool and the different topics chosen are always fascinating.
  • DreagsD
    My favorite podcast!
    I love true crime podcasts but I needed a break! This podcast came up when I was searching for a certain topic and I am SO glad that I selected it! I started at the beginning and I have been binge listening when I’m cleaning the house, making food for my family, taking care of my chickens, driving-even when I am putting the baby to sleep! I am so glad that I don’t have to wait 2 weeks between episodes since I started at the beginning! I love how Scott very rarely interrupts and when he does, he is asking a question that I would ask! Love this podcast!
  • 1Loser
    Many Episodes Missing
    I really enjoy your podcast but many episodes are missing. I am only getting the oldest ones. A couple of years are missing. I got the latest a couple of days ago and when I wanted to listen to it it was gone. Where are the most recent episodes?
  • Adrienne H.13
    Never boring!
    Love the variety of topics, people, & situations Scott captures with this show. It is truly never ever boring!
  • Snoopyquilter
    The Price Is Right
    i loved this episode. It was nice to hear something nice for a change. I do love the other episodes and will forever be a listener.
  • maddie misd
    Best podcast
    Scott, I must tell you that you do a fantastic job. Honestly, your voice and respect towards your guests and a great sense of humor. Most podcasts that I have listened to I had to delete because either the host or guests or both were so annoying with their speech patterns .... like, you know, aaaaaandt uh like . Horrible. You should record some audio books. I hope you have continued success.
  • Sssssssjjjjjjj71
    Episode 117
    This review is specifically about episode 117, Summer stuck in Peru. While the podcast it solved is of high-quality and well produced, this story was absolutely not warranting of an episode. Coronavirus was declared a global pandemic in early March. For Summer to still decide to travel out of the country at that time was just irresponsible. She kept saying she had no idea what was going on in March, but the world knew, we knew what was going on. We knew it was bad, we knew to stay in place, we knew to not travel. Additionally, she was only there 19 days, and she was with people she knew and loved, and had a roof over her head and food on her table. It’s not like she was stranded without anyone she knew, without shelter or food. This whole episode was a waste of time. Shame on her.
  • Truecrime Christie
    Simply Amazing in every aspect. I hope it’s as healing for everyone as it is for me.
  • Crystalsun23
    A TRUE journalist podcaster.
    This is a fabulous podcast done by a true natural at interviewing. He does not interrupt his guests and when interviewing he has totally done his homework so the questions he asks are perfect for each individual guest and it just seems to open them up and allow them to feel comfortable to just open up and tell their experiences. The variety of content is great, his personality is great, his voice is pleasant, his personality is (well appears to be) like a family friend and he is supportive of other podcasters (which I believe shows great character). All around great podcast covering such an immense variety of subjects with impeccable skills as an interviewer!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • JessMcCann
    Fantastic podcast
    Great variety of stories and Scott is an amazing host! He lets the person tell their story but asks just the right amount of questions while showing care and compassion for each person. We need more Scott’s in the world!
  • janaebhansen
    Wow! ✨
    Absolutely love this podcast. Scott is so respectful and thoughtful with his comments and questions. I found this podcast last week and I’m so glad I did! Thanks to everyone who has shared their stories. Xoxo
  • Kandyst4r
    I like what you do but it’s amazing how the first girl in the 9/11 one went from don’t judge people and don’t teach your kids to hate and then immediately called white people racist.
  • MaverickAbundance
    Kennedy! IM SO PROUD OF YOU!
    Kennedy, you don’t know me. I just found this podcast. I’m so proud of you and your strength is beautiful! You are beautiful! I’m sure you have all kinds of days. I live in Eagle. If you ever need someone to talk to, I want to listen. I want to offer support and I have 3 amazing teenagers. I also look back at how beautiful and yet so insecure I was at your age. I’m here for you. I will leave my phone number on the voice message. Again, I’m just so proud of you! I’m a Mom with 3 teenagers. You touched my heart with your strength. I just want you to have my number and visit (that probably sounds weird). But you can look me up. I would love to support you and just be your friend. Or your extra Aunt. You name it. Or I’m just here to listen Always and Anytime. Thank You Misha
  • CrtifiedSprdBoi
    What Was That Like you may ask? I am in love with this podcast!
    I’ve come here from Ben’s podcast and I am glad he gave a shoutout to you your podcast! If anyone is skeptical on whether or not they should tune into this podcast, do it!!! It’s rough for me to stick with a podcast. The Secret Room and this one, What Is That Like are my all time favorite! The podcast hooks you into it. It’s interesting to hear what other people went through and how they’re doing now.
  • LucyEileen
    One of the best podcasts!
    Such fascinating stories, and Scott Johnson is such a compassionate and thoughtful host. He really seems to care about each guest. His questions are very good. I look forward to each episode.
  • bbbbeeeeiiiiooo
    Loved the episode but he talks to much and interrupts by putting his spin on things. Very distracting. Let the person tell their story. Thank you.
  • zazzle12
    New favorite
    This podcast is a gem ! I just found it and I really like it !
  • Heesh4
    Keep it up!
    Never disappointed. Please don’t ever go to the paywall dark side, where all good podcast go to die.
  • LuluEDM
    My New Favorite Podcast!
    I found this podcast through This is Actually Happening and I am HOOKED. Scott is an incredible interviewer. He doesn’t interject too much and lets the stories take center stage in each episode. He always asks the questions I’m pondering and delivers truly riveting tales. I’m binging the entire catalog of episodes and can’t get enough. Well done, Scott!
  • ananananab832
    Love it !
    I’ve alway loved this podcast - not only the stories, but the interviewing is beautifully done as well. Also, love the variation, including the newest episode with Jen - what a cool story !
  • Lenticular Thoughts
    It’s OK minus the Jesus stuff
    The host seems smart and has the right amount of involvement. But it gets pretty glurgy when he lets guests go on and on about praying to Jesus. I mean, maybe Jesus kinda shouldn’t have let you be in a plane crash to begin with.
  • Chris Knighton
    Gripping and Nostalgic
    I really enjoyed the episode titled, "Tessi heard a tree fall." When I started playing this episode I wasn't sure where it was going, but the narration captivated me and I couldn't stop listening. The host and guest brought on a feeling of nostalgia for me when describing the California Mountain West and when the guest began to share her story of what happened one night when she was camping, I, as a fellow outdoors and camping lover, couldn't turn it off. This podcast transports you into the world of the guests who tell their stories and makes you think, "what if that was me!!"
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