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This Happened to Me

This Happened to Me is a new video series from CBC Radio that explores the turning points in our lives — the moments that changed everything.

A new video series from CBC Radio that explores the turning points in our lives

Jennifer Yoon, Kirk Foat, Margaret Lynch and Brian Petersen. (Sinisa Jolic and Tyson Koschik/CBC)

This Happened to Me is a new video series from CBC Radio that explores the turning points in our lives — the moments that changed everything. 

From finding love to finding yourself, going back to school or moving to a new country, these stories all hinge on the instant that life takes a different turn.

I was bullied out of school at age 16 and finally went back - at 54

Brian Petersen found high school unbearable, so he left. He decided to try again at 54. And when he did, his life was transformed.

This Happened To Me - Brian Petersen 6:50

How I picked my English name during a plane ride

A new world, a new name. Jennifer Yoon made a decision during a flight. 

This Happened to Me is a new video series from CBC Radio that explores turning points in our lives. In this episode, Jennifer Yoon remembers how she picked her English name during the plane ride to Vancouver, and why her name is a connection to her roots in South Korea. 5:49

How I got off prescription opioids and got my life back

Kirk Foat found that there wasn't a lot of information about how to quit opioids for good. Here's what worked for him.

This Happened to Me is a new video series from CBC Radio that explores the turning points in our lives — the moments that changed everything. 4:23

What's wrong with me? I found the answer on the famous Camino trail

Margaret Lynch started walking the Camino de Santiago to mark the 25th anniversary of her cancer survival, among other things. Along the way, she made a discovery.

What's wrong with me? I found the answer on the famous Camino trail | This Happened To Me 7:13

I headbutted a man on the subway

Daemon Fairless was taking the subway home on New Year's Eve when something happened. Here's how he ended up headbutting a man in the face. 

Daemon Fairless got into a fight on the subway - and here's what happened. 4:42