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Trailer | This Happened to Me Season 2

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

The second season launches on Thursday, Nov. 14, featuring new stories about discovering and learning to love your unique qualities, persevering through abusive relationships and finding inner strength, and bridging divides through food and friendship.

You can catch new episodes every Thursday on CBC's YouTube channel or on the CBC Radio website.

Watch the trailer above for a sneak peek, or check out our first season below.

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

Brian Petersen (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Brian Petersen dropped out of high school at age 16 because he was bullied so badly, and thought he'd never go back. But when he finally did, it transformed how he saw himself. Watch his story here.

How I picked my English name during a plane ride

Jennifer Yoon (Sinisa Jolic/Ben Shannon/CBC)

Jennifer Yoon was 11 years old when she moved to Canada from South Korea with her family. In Korea, she was Yae Gi Yoon, but by the time she stepped off the plane ride in Vancouver, she had an entirely new name. Watch her story here.

How I got off prescription opioids and got my life back

Kirk Foat (Sinisa Jolic/Ben Shannon/CBC)

Kirk Foat severely injured his hand while on vacation in Curaçao. The opioids he was prescribed came with side effects, and eventually, for Kirk decided to wean himself off the pills, once and for all. Watch his story here.

I found inner peace while walking the Camino

Margaret Lynch (Sinisa Jolic/Ben Shannon/CBC)

Margaret Lynch was living a good life, but she felt something was missing. After a painful breakup at age 56, she decided she needed to do something for herself. So, she booked a trip to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Watch her story here.

I headbutted a man on the subway

Daemon Fairless (Mallika Viegas/CBC)

Daemon Fairless was taking the subway home on New Year's Eve after going ice-skating with his wife. They got onto an eastbound train, and in their subway car was a man behaving erratically and making people feel nervous. Watch his story here.

Why I won't come out to my grandmother 

Erica Lenti (Andrew Nguyen/CBC)

Erica Lenti has been dating her girlfriend, Arielle, for several years, and everyone in her family knows she's gay — except Lenti's grandmother. Watch her story here.