It Happened Here
Missing Date

Upcoming Episodes

Sunday, June 24

As an alternative rock legend, Kurt Cobain changed the course of music history with a single song. He seemingly had it all – the adoration of millions of fans, a beautiful family, and more money than he ever could have imagined. But Kurt was hiding secrets – a lifelong bout with depression, a painful chronic stomach problem, and a predilection for self-medication that escalated into a heroin addiction that lead to his suicide in 1994. We’ll travel to iconic locations in Washington State – Kurt’s mother’s home, his grandfather Leland’s trailer, and the bridge over the Wishkah River where Kurt would go to be by himself after his parents divorced, and his girlfriend’s apartment in Olympia where he wrote some of Nirvana’s iconic rock anthems. And we’ll uncover two hidden locations that played a role in Kurt’s death, a room in an obscure Seattle motel where he would shoot heroin, and try to find some peace during the maelstrom that was the final months of his life, and the Los Angeles rehab facility that he broke out of a week before his suicide Show Less
As an alternative rock legend, Kurt Cobain changed the course of music history with a single song. He seemingly had it all – the ado...Show More

A prodigiously talented singer, Janis Joplin broke through rock and roll’s glass ceiling in the mid 1960s and became the first bona fide female rock superstar. But a serious alcohol addiction, and an on-again off-again dalliances with heroin tragically cost Janis her life at the age of 27. Being a gentle soul and a free spirit made Janis an outcast in her conservative hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, which is where our journey starts, before heading to the stage of Threadgill’s in Austin, where Janis found her voice and her confidence with the bluegrass group The Waller Creek Boys. In San Francisco, we’ll discover the North Beach bar where she met one of the loves of her life, and in Los Angeles, room 105 of The Landmark hotel, the room where Janis she spent her final night alive, and a hidden location across the street that might hold secret to her accidental overdose. Show Less
A prodigiously talented singer, Janis Joplin broke through rock and roll’s glass ceiling in the mid 1960s and became the first bona ...Show More

Wednesday, June 27

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a woman ahead of her time – the quintessential New York comic who paved the way for all female stand-ups who came in her wake. But her early life was filled with rejection, insecurity, and failure. And even after she did make it – and was primed to take over The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson – a series of mistakes and misunderstandings lead to the suicide of her husband Edgar in 1987, causing her own despair and depression that she nearly succumbed to. We’ll visit the locations that shaped and impacted who Joan became – the street on Crown Heights in Brooklyn where she grew up; The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village, where a chance encounter with Lenny Bruce changed her life; the sprawling Bel Air mansion where she lived in the 1980s with her husband Edgar before his death; and a plastic surgeon’s office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where years after her remarkable comeback, she died after a botched operation. Show Less
Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a woman ahead of her time – the quintessential New York comic who paved the way for all female st...Show More

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a woman ahead of her time – the quintessential New York comic who paved the way for all female stand-ups who came in her wake. But her early life was filled with rejection, insecurity, and failure. And even after she did make it – and was primed to take over The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson – a series of mistakes and misunderstandings lead to the suicide of her husband Edgar in 1987, causing her own despair and depression that she nearly succumbed to. We’ll visit the locations that shaped and impacted who Joan became – the street on Crown Heights in Brooklyn where she grew up; The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village, where a chance encounter with Lenny Bruce changed her life; the sprawling Bel Air mansion where she lived in the 1980s with her husband Edgar before his death; and a plastic surgeon’s office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where years after her remarkable comeback, she died after a botched operation. Show Less
Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a woman ahead of her time – the quintessential New York comic who paved the way for all female st...Show More

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a woman ahead of her time – the quintessential New York comic who paved the way for all female stand-ups who came in her wake. But her early life was filled with rejection, insecurity, and failure. And even after she did make it – and was primed to take over The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson – a series of mistakes and misunderstandings lead to the suicide of her husband Edgar in 1987, causing her own despair and depression that she nearly succumbed to. We’ll visit the locations that shaped and impacted who Joan became – the street on Crown Heights in Brooklyn where she grew up; The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village, where a chance encounter with Lenny Bruce changed her life; the sprawling Bel Air mansion where she lived in the 1980s with her husband Edgar before his death; and a plastic surgeon’s office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where years after her remarkable comeback, she died after a botched operation. Show Less
Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a woman ahead of her time – the quintessential New York comic who paved the way for all female st...Show More

Sunday, July 01

In the mid 90’s the infamous East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry was in full swing, and two of raps biggest icons – former friends The Notorious B.I.G, and Tupac Shakur – were caught in the middle of it. It was a battle that tragically cost both starts their lives before the end of the decade, in a pair of murders that are unsolved to this day. We’ll trace the story of these two legendry rappers by visiting the locations that lead to their rise and fall – the gritty streets of Biggie’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn where he hustled, sold drugs, and became a freestyling legend; a hidden set of train tracks in Vernon, California; New York City’s Quad Recording Studios, where a 1994 assassination attempt on Tupac ignited the biggest feud in the history of rap, and the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire in Los Angeles, where Biggie was tragically gunned down in a hit and run. Show Less
In the mid 90’s the infamous East Coast – West Coast hip hop rivalry was in full swing, and two of raps biggest icons – former f...Show More

About It Happened Here

They are not marked, there are no signs or plaques, but these parking lots, pieces of sidewalk, open fields and mini markets are connected to some of the most controversial events in pop culture history. We’ll revisit the sites at the center of these stories for an eye-opening look at the events as they unfolded. You may think you know what happened, but you don’t really know the full story until you’ve walked in the final footsteps and retraced the places where it all began.