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Family Secrets

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Family Secrets. We all have them. And while the discovery of family secrets can initially be terrifying or traumatic, often these discoveries have the power to liberate, heal, and even uplift us. Join Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of the memoir In...Show More
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24:45 | Mar 7th

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 ...Show More

39:59 | Sep 12th

Bridgett grew up in Detroit in the '60s in a vibrant house with a mother who was genius with numbers. But for most of her life, Bridgett kept her mother's genius a secret.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertise...Show More

45:23 | Sep 5th

When Bill, who grew up in a traditional, southern family, first met his wife he recognized the outsider in her – that she too felt isolated and different. Together the two of them banded together in solidarity and love and took on the world. But when...Show More

32:21 | Aug 29th

We forget that our parents have their own lives, desires and, in some cases, secret lives that they’ve covered up in order to protect the family. But what happens when your elderly parent develops dementia, forgets to cover his tracks, and in doing s...Show More

02:28 | Aug 22nd

Dani Shapiro discusses the launch of Family Secrets and shares a sneak peek of next week’s episode. Beginning next week Family Secrets resumes its weekly publishing schedule on Thursdays. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/po...Show More

38:58 | Aug 19th

What if you kept a secret because it was so painful it would crush your young children? What if you were terminal and chose not to tell them? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

44:13 | Aug 15th

In this bonus episode, Dani Shapiro talks with best-selling author, speaker and therapist Lori Gottlieb about the emotional toll of secrets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

03:26 | Aug 8th

Check out the trailer for season two of Family Secrets, from best-selling author, Dani Shapiro. Season two premieres on Monday, August 19th. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

06:47 | Jul 25th

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

09:24 | Jul 18th

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

08:31 | Jul 11th

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

44:43 | Jul 4th

In the second part of this special episode, Dani sits down with Nora McInerny from the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46:31 | Jun 27th

In this special episode Dani sits down with Nora McInerny from the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

09:50 | Jun 20th

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

09:04 | Jun 13th

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

09:38 | May 30th

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

11:11 | May 23rd

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

34:21 | May 16th

Dani Shapiro and Sam Dingman from the podcast, Family Ghosts, discuss the family secret Sam revealed on his podcast. Season 2 of Family Ghosts launched on May 15. Familyghostspodcast.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/pod...Show More

24:33 | May 9th

Dani Shapiro and Brian Koppelman of “Billions” talk about the extraordinary speech on secrets and shame that the character, Chuck, delivers on “Billions.” Find out how vulnerability and truth fuel creativity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https...Show More

01:37 | May 2nd

Many of you have filled our inbox with powerful stories. To that end, we’ve set up a phone number for listeners of Family Secrets. And we invite you to tell your secret, your story, that we can share with this community. If you’d like to share your f...Show More

06:42 | Apr 25th

Dani Shapiro shares her experience of being out on the road on her book tour, hearing from readers and listeners about their family secrets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

15:19 | Apr 18th

On this bonus episode, Dani shares an excerpt from her New York Times best-selling novel ‘Inheritance.’ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

27:32 | Apr 11th

This bonus episode features an edited conversation between Dani Shapiro and journalist and genealogy expert, Jennifer Mendelsohn, at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-ad...Show More

35:44 | Apr 4th

Sylvia Boorstein grew up in a loving, close-knit family. But in the background lingered a grief-filled secret. As an adult she allowed herself to explore the secret, and one day, on a hunch, visited the cemetery where her mother was buried. Learn mor...Show More

48:05 | Mar 28th

While walking her dogs one evening Laura Engel received a life-changing email that transported her back to a home for unwed mothers in New Orleans. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42:05 | Mar 21st

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 ab...Show More

37:03 | Mar 14th

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...Show More

39:09 | Feb 28th

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.) Learn more abo...Show More

41:16 | Feb 21st

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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

34:05 | Feb 14th

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 an...Show More

45:06 | Feb 14th

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 tru...Show More

16:26 | Feb 14th

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adve...Show More

03:24 | Jan 16th

Dani Shapiro reveals what it feels like to uncover a family secret and how that secret leads to self-exploration. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

02:43 | Dec 17th, 2018

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers