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Family Secrets. Every family has them. When Dani Shapiro accidentally stumbled upon a massive secret that had been kept from her all her life, she dove headlong into discovering everything she could about how that secret had shaped her reality and her destiny. Then she started talking with other people about their family secrets. Join Dani and her guests as they explore the power of family secrets and the ways in which discovering – and revealing – the truth can liberate us.
||ExplicitBand of Men||Tim Ehrlich's secret nearly killed him. But he and a group of other men with the same secret found the courage to come forward and reveal it, and in doing so heal a lifetime of pain. (Warning this episode contains explicit information about sexual abuse||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZygote Baby||Jane Mintz's parents were forthright about her being adopted, but not about her birth mother's identity. As an adult, Jane found her biological mother and discovered many more secrets, the cost of keeping them, and why we all deserve to know where we co||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittle White Lie||What if, as a child born into a white Jewish family, anytime someone remarked about your skin color, a story was told about a distant Sicilian grandfather? Even if it was obvious that wasn't the whole story? Lacey Schwartz talks about what it's like to||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Joyful Heart||Debbie Millman's story is one of extraordinary resilience in the face of trauma and the redemptive power of love and strength found in the unlikeliest of places. (Warning: this episode contains explicit information about sexual abuse.)||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Secret||As a child, Steve Lickteig was told that he was adopted. But that didn't turn out to be entirely true, or even half of the story.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne Drop||Imagine living in one of the whitest enclaves in America, so white that just four people of color were recorded by the census bureau. Now imagine that your father "slipped over the color line" to be there. Bliss Broyard discusses her family secret and h||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Very Image||Growing up Jim Graham never felt at home in his father's house. But it wasn't until he was well into adulthood that a family secret revealed why. For two decades Jim's tenacity led him through the maze of the Catholic Church archives to learn the truth||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInheritance||Author Dani Shapiro reveals what it was like to, by chance, discover a shocking secret about herself, and what this secret taught her about identity, family, and new beginnings.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Shock to the System||Dani Shapiro reveals what it feels like to uncover a family secret and how that secret leads to self-exploration.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Family Secrets Trailer||Dani Shapiro dared to tell her family secret. In return, others told her theirs. Explore how family secrets shape us, distort us and … liberate us.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
OUTSTANDING!!! Incredibly fascinating!! Better than I expected!
I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts while this isn’t crime it’s still looks at the underbelly of life. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started it. This is a fascinating and extremely well done podcast.
Good concept. Execution lacking
I love the concept of this podcast; diving into family secrets. However, the stories are repetitive in that they all are secretes that are genealogical in nature. I think a more diverse grouping of stories would keep me more interested. I also would like the host to let the guests tell their story and allow it to stand on its own without attempting to connect it to hers. Perhaps in the coming episodes there will be a bit of restructuring
Dani Shapiro is not only with reading but also worth listening to!
One of the deepest thinkers and writers. She can spend time crafting her prose until it's just right before it's on paper and yet she does it so naturally in the podcast that it makes you wonder if she ever needs to spend time or rewrite anything! Articulate, elegant, wise and gentle. Really easy to listen to her. She is also patient with her guests and helps them deliver the whole story.