By Sam Dingman & Spoke Media
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Every house is haunted. Family Ghosts is a documentary-style storytelling podcast. In each episode, we'll investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations. Grandmothers who were secretly jewel smugglers, uncles who led double lives, siblings who vanished without a trace, and other specters who cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. We are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with each others’ legends, perhaps we can see each others’ realities more clearly. Hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour.
||CleanGood News At Last||Ghost things come to those who wraith.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Update||An important update about our second season.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Salt in the Eggs with Hubby Jenkins||Producer Odelia Rubin talks to Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) about blending music with history.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Keeping the Wounds Raw with Thi Bui||Producer Jennifer Lai in conversation with graphic novelist Thi Bui.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing Family Ghosts Live!||Come see "Family Ghosts" live in Brooklyn on September 13th!||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Mark Pagan's Manual Transition||Season 1 storyteller Mark Pagan (Lookin' Good, Charlie) shares a new piece from his podcast "Other Men Need Help."||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Telling Our Stories To Ourselves with Tayari Jones||Producer Veralyn Williams talks to Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: A History of Mischief: Malcolm Gladwell on Storytelling||Producer Jacob Smith sits down with best-selling author and "Revisionist History" host Malcolm Gladwell.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Josh Ritter's Electric Dissatisfaction||Producer Jayson De Leon talks to singer-songwriter Josh Ritter about the ways his music influenced Season 1 of Family Ghosts.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: A Mutual Seduction: Steve Fishman's Empire On Blood||A big announcement about the future of our show, plus a conversation with prize-winning journalist Steve Fishman, host of "Empire on Blood."||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: None Of Your Business||Sam discovers he has an uncle he never knew about.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: That You Should Be Happy||Micaela is haunted by a recurring dream - a vision from her family's harrowing past.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: Lookin' Good, Charlie||Mark's only memories of his father are tender, stubbly hugs and an old leather shaving kit.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: A Spirit of Vengeance||Jill grew up hearing the terrifying legend of "the crazy man from Mississippi." But as an adult, she starts to question her mom's version of the story.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: Sue's Clues||When Nick's grandfather died in 1994, something bizarre happened: his aunt Susan stole the body and hid it.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: No Brown Spots||Everything changed for Caila on June 22, 2010. On today's episode, she finally confronts the truth about what happened that night.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: The Family Jewels||One afternoon in 1961, a mysterious woman in sunglasses wandered into my grandfather's jewelry shop and stole his heart. Two years later, she vanished without a trace.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Every House Is Haunted||Every house is haunted.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny sad lovely. Addicting.
I cannot stop listening to this podcast! Sam Dingman is a great storyteller and the way in which the narrative is delivered will have you gasping and saying, “how in the hell did that happen?!” It’s an addicting podcast. Can’t wait to finish binge listening.
Excellent series... there are stories from every corner of the world reminding us there is more ... so much more. Thanks for the series ... can not wait for season 2!!!