2 Lives: A Podcast About People Who Faced Darkness — And Changed Forever

By Laurel Morales
Published: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:30am
Updated: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 8:26pm

A Podcast From KJZZ Original Productions

by Laurel Morales

Have you ever said, “I almost died?” In this podcast, Laurel Morales tells the stories of people who survived everything from COVID-19 to a bear attack. Hear the tales of those who faced darkness and how those incidents changed the trajectory of their lives.


Episode 7 | Nov. 23, 2020

At one point in her life, Kambri Crews wanted nothing to do with her father. He had betrayed the whole family. But, while researching her memoir, Kambri discovered another side to her dad.


Episode 6 | Nov. 16, 2020

Dustin Swanson didn’t get it. He was only 38 — healthy, in shape, didn’t smoke or drink, even had low cholesterol. So why did his heart stop?

Casey Merriman

Episode 5 | Nov. 9, 2020

Mike and Anna have endured great challenges — not the least of which was coming head to head with a grizzly bear.

Casey Merriman

Episode 4 | Nov. 2, 2020

Casey Merriman comes back from the brink of death three times and the lessons she learns are critical.

Marquerita Donald

Episode 3 | Oct. 26, 2020

Jake Bacon has made it his mission to save wild animals until one puts his life in danger.

Marquerita Donald

Episode 2 | Oct. 19, 2020

In Navajo culture you don’t talk about death. It’s considered taboo. To talk about death is to bring it upon you. But Marquerita Donald can’t help but talk about it.

Tommy Rivs Puzey

Episode 1 | Oct. 12, 2020

An endurance athlete is someone who can run 50 miles and keep going despite the fact that blood is oozing out of his shoes. They’re really a breed unto themselves. But that’s just the sort of relentlessness you need to survive the ordeal that Tommy Rivers Puzey is going through.