This is a True Story Podcast

This is what living sounds like. Listen to dreamers, adventurers, the notable, the ordinary, and other personalities presenting their true and transformative stories. It starts here, this is a true story.
This is a True Story is produced and hosted by Scott Davidson.

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True Stories

Life as a Palestinian Doctor on the Front Lines of Conflict

By Scott Davidson | Jun 8, 2021

Today we hear from Dr. Fekri, a Palestinian doctor from Gaza and he shares his story of how and why he became medical doctor. Dr. Fekri then sits with us and shares his perspectives as a Palestinian doctor on the front lines of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict and he describes what it’s like to…

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What it’s Really Like on a 10-Day Silent Meditation Retreat – Caitlin Kratz

By Scott Davidson | Jun 2, 2021

“I am changed. Even in the almost 5 years that have passed since my first sitting, I find it difficult to lace the right words together to truly convey the impact of the experience. Enlightening, without a doubt, but I might go as far as to say profound. Numerous fellow meditators have described it as the…

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The Terrible Price of the Unlived Life – Crystal Jackson

By Scott Davidson | May 25, 2021

“I have so much love for the version of me who shaped a life around fear. She did the best she could for as long as she could. I’m so grateful for the version of me that found the courage to take a big risk for an even bigger payoff. It all worked out in…

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The Life Changing Joy of Minimalism on the Road – Kayli Kunkel

By Scott Davidson | May 18, 2021

“I’ve shed a lot of vanity in the process. Sentimentality in things had become a stopgap for fulfillment in the only true constant: myself. Now as I look at this pack and my loyal handful of tops, three pairs of pants and smattering of toiletries, I realize I could actually do with a lot less. Next time…

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A Day in the Life of a Stunt Person – Nicholas Daines

By Scott Davidson | May 11, 2021

Well, I can tell you from experience as an award winning, international stuntman, that no two days are the same. You never know just where the thrill ride of making motion pictures might take you. Life as a stunt performer has allowed me to travel to some of the most remote and exotic locations in…

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Growing Up Gay in the Middle East was Terrifying

By Scott Davidson | Apr 19, 2021

“Sweet mother, I cannot weave – slender Aphrodite has overcome me with longing for a girl.” Today Maria Atallah shares her story, “Growing Up Gay in the Middle East was Terrifying.” Maria is a Lebanese writer living in Paris and currently working for Vogue. Maria’s story dives deep into the current issues and especially dangers…

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I Discovered the Entire Universe – Marta Wanderlust

By Scott Davidson | Apr 12, 2021

I Discovered the Entire Universe – Marta Wanderlust “Even the scary and intimidating process of ceasing to exist, itself, may end in bliss.” Marta Wanderlust. Marta Wanderlust threw herself into the abyss and found a featherbed on the other side of letting go. Marta Wanderlust presents her story of taking part in a Shamanic healing…

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How I Chose My Bank Robbery Getaway Song – Joe Loya

By Scott Davidson | Apr 5, 2021

“I’ve done many bad things in my life, most of them criminal. And I have genuine remorse for that rogue behavior, just the way any self-respecting person should.” – Joe Loya  Buckle up, this is a wild ride! You don’t want to miss this episode. Joe Loya is a Writer (essays/books/TV), film consultant, producer, and…

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Why Not Me?

By Scott Davidson | Mar 29, 2021

Scott Davidson presents his story Why Not Me? Scott Davidson is father, adventure athlete, speaker, producer, and host. More about Scott Davidson. Scott was featured on or collaborating with Osprey Packs, ESPN, Cotopaxi, Zappos Adaptive, Yahoo News, and more. Scott is an adventure athlete born with severe bilateral CTEV. He shares his story of creating…

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