Lived to Tell

Lived to Tell

Hosted by Caitlin Van Mol, this podcast is about people who have been through something they almost didn’t come back from but lived to tell the tale.

  • 43 minutes 28 seconds
    11: Joe - "If I Was Going To Die, I Was Going To Die Fighting"
    Joe Lozito was minding his business on his morning commute to work when two cops and a man with a knife entered his subway car.  What happened next would have shocking physical and legal consequences for years. 
    17 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 39 minutes 52 seconds
    10: Craig - "All I See is Just Bright, Red, Bubbly Water Right Under Me"
    Craig Hutto was fishing off the beach in Florida when he was attacked by a shark.  His brother fought off the shark but the damage was so bad, Craig had to have his leg amputated.  
    3 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 27 minutes 51 seconds
    7: Heather - "The Most Peace I've Ever Been with Death"
    Heather Gladden was on a cruise with her husband when a zip-lining excursion went horribly wrong. 

    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedToTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]
    19 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 30 minutes 9 seconds
    9: Christian - "It Felt Like King Kong Had Struck Me in the Head"
    13-year-old Christian Kimbrough begged his mom to sleep over at his best friend CJ's house.  She allowed it, thinking he'd be safe in a home he had stayed at many times before.  But CJ's family had another houseguest who decided to play Russian Roulette with Christian's life.

    In this episode, we used an alias for Christian's friend that we're calling CJ. 

    Christian's socials-
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReviveMinds/
    Instagram: @unorvm
    ReviveMinds.com

    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedToTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]
    5 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 47 minutes 8 seconds
    8: Melissa - "He said, 'You're Worth Going to Prison For'"
    Melissa Benson finally broke it off with her abusive ex-boyfriend, LaShawn King.  But when he tells her he's leaving town for good, she meets up with him one last time.  What should have been a 5-minute goodbye ends up being a horrifying night kidnapped in her own van.
    22 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 37 minutes 31 seconds
    6: Anthony - "My Daddy Killed Me"
    Anthony Sukto was attacked by his father when he was just 8 years old.  Almost 20 years later, Anthony has forgiven his father and made contact with him.

    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedToTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]
    8 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 48 minutes 5 seconds
    5: Sheri - "I Could See the Bone Sticking Out of My Face"
    While on vacation in Hawaii, Sheri was brutally attacked when out for a run.  She struggled with PTSD for years, but the attack inspired her into activism.

    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedToTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]
    24 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 51 minutes 50 seconds
    4: Keith - "PY879"
    Keith Smith was abducted by a stranger in 1974.  While he managed to escape, that day would change him for the rest of his life. His book, "Men in My Town," is available wherever books are sold. 
    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedToTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]
    10 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 55 minutes 46 seconds
    3: Johan - "The First Things I See Are Teeth and Claws"
    Johan Otter and his daughter, Jenna are attacked by a bear in Glacier National Park in 2009.  He would have to spend three months in a medical halo for his spinal injuries but was determined to run a marathon less than a year after the attack. 

    You can find Johan's book, "A Grizzly Tale, A Father and Daughter Survival Story" here.

    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedToTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]
    27 March 2024, 10:00 am
  • 34 minutes 32 seconds
    2: Julia - Why Is My Arm Not Moving?
    Julia Kwamya was thrown from a cab in 2019, severing her foot and fracturing her spine.  Her spinal injury caused her to lose the use of her right arm and Julia was up against the clock to get it addressed before the damage became permanent.

    You can hear Julia's new single, "Say Yes" on Spotify or Bandcamp.  You can follow her on instagram @JuliaKwamya.

    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedtoTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]
    13 March 2024, 10:00 am
  • 52 minutes 52 seconds
    1: Donna - “He Had Taken the Knife and Just Punched It Directly Into My Chest”
    Donna Ongsiako was attacked in her home by a teen boy in 2013.  She tells the story of how he stabbed her multiple times and left her for dead.  She went on to start a peer support group called Survivors of Violent Crimes for people in her area.  You can learn more at www.survivorsofviolentcrimes.org


    Show Instagram: @LivedToTellPodcast
    TikTok: @LivedToTellPodcast
    Caitlin's Instagram: @caitlinvanmol
    email: [email protected]

    28 February 2024, 11:00 am
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