Paranomal / Conspiracy Theories

Family Ghosts

Panoply / Sam Dingman

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Every house is haunted. In each episode of “Family Ghosts,” 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, s...Show More

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A Spirit of Vengeance

45:55 | Nov 29th, 2017

NOTE: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence.Jill grew up hearing the terrifying legend of Austin Riddick, who her mom always called "the crazy man from Mississippi." But as an adult, she starts to question her mom's version of the st...Show More

7: None Of Your Business

49:12 | Dec 20th, 2017

Sam discovers he has an uncle he never knew about. He starts asking questions his father never thought he'd have to answer - and gets answers he never knew he needed.For more information about our show, please visit our website: http://familyghosts.p...Show More

Sue's Clues

55:40 | Nov 22nd, 2017

When Nick's grandfather died in 1994, something bizarre happened: his aunt Susan stole the body and hid it. Susan died shortly thereafter, and for the last twenty-three years, Nick and his family have agonized over his grandfather's whereabouts - but...Show More

Good News At Last

02:01 | Feb 13th

Good news, Ghost Family - we'll be back with an all-new season on May 15th. Details inside. "I thought it was over. I thought you were gone - as I walked through the dark house, wishing your lamp was still on. I lit a candle - it had a pretty red glo...Show More

Season 2 Update

02:14 | Oct 1st, 2018

An important update about our second season. "There’s times the lines get hard to see. And there’s days the haze takes over me. But in the end you’re gonna grit your teeth, and keep movin'." - John Fullbright

BONUS: Salt in the Eggs with Hubby Jenkins

31:34 | Sep 12th, 2018

Producer Odelia Rubin talks to Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) about blending music with history, and keeping the family in the work. PLUS: a meta edition of Wild Card Wednesday. 

Keeping the Wounds Raw with Thi Bui

35:56 | Aug 29th, 2018

Producer Jennifer Lai talks to graphic novelist Thi Bui about using intimate, personal stories to talk about big questions, the delicate art of interviewing family members about the hardest parts of their lives, and the intersection of those challeng...Show More

Announcing Family Ghosts Live!

02:12 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Big news, Ghost Family! We're having a special live show in celebration of our second season, and we'd love for you to be there! On September 13th at 8pm, join us at the Bell House in Brooklyn for live music and storytelling from Gastor Almonte (Come...Show More

Mark Pagan's Manual Transition

34:24 | Jul 25th, 2018

Season 1 storyteller Mark Pagan (Lookin' Good, Charlie) shares a new piece from his podcast, "Other Men Need Help." PLUS: on this month's installment of Wild Card Wednesday, a piece of slam poetry about one of the characters from "No Brown Spots."

Telling Our Stories To Ourselves with Tayari Jones

59:21 | Jun 27th, 2018

Producer Veralyn Williams explores the vitality of black women telling their own stories with Robin Boylorn (Crunk Feminist Collective) and Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage. PLUS: on this week's installment of Wild Card Wednesday, Sam dri...Show More

A History of Mischief: Malcolm Gladwell on Storytelling

39:51 | May 30th, 2018

Producer Jacob Smith sits down with best-selling author and "Revisionist History" host Malcolm Gladwell to talk about his signature approach to storytelling, finding ideal interview subjects, eggplant parmesan pancakes, and much more. PLUS: Sam's fri...Show More

Josh Ritter's Electric Dissatisfaction

40:39 | Apr 25th, 2018

Producer Jayson De Leon talks to singer-songwriter Josh Ritter about the ways his music influenced Season 1 of Family Ghosts. PLUS: another installment of Wild Card Wednesday, featuring bonus audio from Season 1 storyteller Jill Chenault.

A Mutual Seduction: Steve Fishman's Empire On Blood

30:45 | Mar 28th, 2018

A big announcement about the future of our show, plus a conversation with prize-winning journalist Steve Fishman, host of "Empire on Blood," a new seven-part true-crime drama from Panoply. Thanks for bearing with us these last few months, Ghost Famil...Show More

That You Should Be Happy

49:58 | Dec 13th, 2017

Micaela is haunted by a recurring dream - a vision from her family's harrowing past. This week, she tries to figure out what it means.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @famghoshow. Learn more about the show and join our mailing list, the Ghost Post...Show More

Lookin' Good, Charlie

57:50 | Dec 6th, 2017

After his dad dies when Mark is only 14, Mark is forced to make his way without much guidance - his only memories of his father are tender, stubbly hugs and an old leather shaving kit. What did Mark's dad mean to him? And will he ever kill it in a da...Show More

Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer

03:33 | Nov 20th, 2017

We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play dete...Show More

No Brown Spots

56:46 | Nov 15th, 2017

Everything changed for Caila on June 22, 2010. On today's episode, she finally confronts the truth about what happened that night.

Season One Trailer

01:06 | Nov 8th, 2017

Coming November 15th: true stories of the spirits that haunt our family histories. Each week, we'll bring you a different family's attempt to exorcise their ghost.Our pilot episode, "The Family Jewels," produced as part of the Panoply Pilot Project, ...Show More

Bonus: The Jewelry Box

07:40 | May 19th, 2017

Some bonus audio from our pilot episode, "The Family Jewels."Got a pitch for the first season? Want to subscribe to the "Ghost Post" newsletter? Just want to say hello? Email us:

Programming Update

01:36 | Apr 20th, 2017

An update on the future of Family Ghosts. Thanks to all of you for your support of our show!

The Family Jewels

50:48 | Mar 23rd, 2017

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, leaving his life and career in ruins. For years, that's all I knew about her - unt...Show More

Trailer: Every House Is Haunted

01:54 | Mar 17th, 2017

Coming soon from Panoply, it's Family Ghosts - the legends we can't forget, but don't always want to remember. Part of the Panoply Pilot Project.