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Dead Men's Donuts

Dead Men's Donuts

By Grace Baudino
True Survival stories from the people who lived them
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Rachael's Story: Going Full Cockroach

Dead Men's Donuts

Charlie's Story Part 2: "If you ever touch me again, I'll stab you in your sleep"
Charlie was victimized by her mother's husband from the time she was 6 years old.  As a young adult she continued to live under the thumb of his narcissistic abuse and even gave birth to his child.  But Charlie wasn't going to spend her life in that cage.  And there's nothing more dangerous than a woman who has nothing left to lose.  This is part 2 of a 2 part-story.
April 02, 2021
Charlie's Story: "If you ever touch me again, I'll stab you in your sleep"
Charlie endured almost two decades of abuse at the hands of her family.  But you can't keep a heroic woman down.  This is part 1 of a two-part story with a truly remarkable individual.
February 28, 2021
Deb's Story: How getting punched in the face can save your life
Deb never thought much about her family, her childhood... or anything else.  Until a martial arts class woke her up to the fact that she had been sleep-walking, and drinking, her way through life.  CW: emotional, mental abuse / addiction
February 01, 2021
Rachael's Story: Going Full Cockroach
Rachael has had quite a life.  Not only is she an internationally known performer, she has also survived a never-ending onslaught of peril and craziness... but this episode focuses on her run as an experimental lab-rat due to an UNHEARD OF cancer diagnosis. Not for the overly sensitive, morally uptight or faint of heart.
September 30, 2020
Duque's Story: Cold Water on a Hot Day OR How to survive a Mexican Shootout
Certain risks come with working private security in Mexico... for example, people coming to your home to kidnap you and your family.  Not only did Duque survive the ensuing fire-fight, he also managed to leave that world behind him... and now enjoys the simple thing in life.... like making tacos while he's being interviewed.
September 14, 2020
The Dating Zombie
In this episode, Grace tells (part of) her own survival story.  This episode deals with abuse, addiction... zombies... you know- all the horrifying stuff. Another morbidly uplifting podcast!
August 30, 2020
Caedmon's Story- 75 Tootsie Rolls
It's never great when someone incorrectly thinks you're a racist, it's another thing entirely when someone tries to kill you because they incorrectly think you're a racist.
August 19, 2020
Ash's Story- Voldemort Rides Again!
Having just gotten out of a bad relationship, Ash was on to bigger and better things... right up until a car on the highway crossed a center median and crashed right into Ash's future.  She may have died twice on the helicopter ride to the hospital, but the good news is... she got to meet Voldemort!
August 11, 2020
That Crazy Bitch
Death May be the great equalizer, but suicide is a crazy bitch.  This week features an essay of wild (unsuccessful) suicide attempts, as told by the host, Grace.  More misadventures in mortality for your listening pleasure!
August 03, 2020
Chris's Story part 2- After the war comes the battle
Chris survived two years of hell serving in the Marine Corps, but his fight was only just starting. Coming home to serve as a sheriff's deputy in his hometown, he began to realize that surviving the initial trauma of his military service was nothing compared to the PTSD that followed.  Listen to his story of struggle, disgrace and redemption
July 25, 2020
Chris's Story- It Only Took 17 f*&^ing Years
Part 1 of 2! Everyone has heard of PTSD as it applies to soldiers who have faced combat- but that's not Chris's story.  Even though he saw combat, Chris's PTSD came from perhaps the most unlikely place: his peers. Part 1 is surviving the trauma itself. Part 2 is navigating the world after the fact- hence the POST in PTSD. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do... is admit that you're a goddamn mess.
July 14, 2020
Grace's Story- The One That Got Away
What happens when the medical examiner gets called to a scene and the dead person is still alive? An existential crisis... that's what.
July 07, 2020
Megz' Story- "You Shall Not Pass!"
Love is truly blind- until the butcher knife comes out... then love is a scene from The Last Unicorn.  
June 28, 2020
Molly's Story- Keys, Wallets and Teeth
Molly and her friend were walking home from a night out in Asheville, North Carolina, when a stranger with a gun changed her life forever.  He may have broken her nose (along with a few other things) but he sure as hell didn't break her spirit.
June 19, 2020