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A new family history podcast hosted by A.J. Jacobs. They say we’re one big family: this is the show that proves it. You will be filled with delight… or abject horror. You never know. It’s family.

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#1: Dan Savage

1:02:29 | Dec 16th, 2016

Dan Savage has helped redefine what it means to be a family in the 21st Century. And given his ancestors, it’s no surprise why. Dan’s family history traces back to the 1920s Chicago mob scene, a South Asian autocracy, and to a New York City apartment...Show More

Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

26:26 | Oct 9th, 2017

America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the C...Show More

#6: Ginny

27:13 | Jun 16th, 2017

A 93-year-old man takes a DNA test, and everything changes. 

#5: Jean Grae

1:01:00 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Jean Grae is a rapper, comedian, producer, writer, and much more... and her genealogy is as wide-ranging as her career. But Jean doesn't know very much her family's past. So we help her out. We take Jean through South Africa’s complicated racial hist...Show More

#4: Abbi Jacobson

58:28 | Jan 20th, 2017

Abbi Jacobson is an actress, comedian, illustrator, and co-creator of Comedy Central’s Broad City. In this episode, we journey through her family’s past: we uncover a 50-year-old unsolved crime; one of the most contentious battles in New York history...Show More

Bonus: Lydia and Barnabas

08:35 | Jan 17th, 2017

Sometimes the best way to tell a story, a really strange story, is with a song. So here's the story of an undead husband, a husband on the run, and a wife named Lydia.

#3: Nazanin Rafsanjani

59:57 | Jan 13th, 2017

Nazanin Rafsanjani is a beloved member of the Gimlet family, overseeing Gimlet’s advertising wing. She also has an incredible family story, moving to the U.S. from Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. And Nazanin’s family tree is filled with people who lef...Show More

#2: Ted Allen

44:57 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Ted Allen’s family tree is so rich with culinary history that his Food Network stardom might be genetic. From baristas, to royal dinner guests, to a celebrity diet icon, Ted’s family tree shows that one of the best ways to look at history is food. We...Show More

A Preview of Coming Attractions

03:33 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Twice removed is Gimlet Media's new family history show. Each episode we take a guest and build a massive family tree filled with people they are connected to. We then follow one branch of that tree, stopping at the most fascinating people and storie...Show More