Alive explores disasters that grabbed global headlines for weeks, months and even years. This show tells the story from the perspective of several separate survivors who had the smarts and the raw human instinct to survive. 

Each hour-long episode features interviews with survivors from the same disaster, each subject telling their complete story of survival from the peaceful moments beforehand to the arrival of the disaster and their triumphant survival. The stories are deeply personal, emotional accounts of an adventure – sometimes only a few hours in length – that changed the course of their lives in the aftermath.