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Family Secrets

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Family Secrets
Family Secrets

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 Inheritance, and her guests as they explore astonishing family secrets and uncover the extraordinary lessons the truth can teach us.

Latest Episodes

The Phone Call

Frank's father was a “proud Willie Loman” character who sold stuff — cars, printing presses, whatever needed selling. He was a glad-handing guy, “the mayor of everything.” And he was living a double life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

40 MIN3 days ago
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The Phone Call

Mama and Her Numbers

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-advertisers

39 MIN1 weeks ago
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Mama and Her Numbers

The Last Haircut

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 Bill was 45, they came to terms with the realization that Bill wasn’t living truthfully. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

45 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Last Haircut

The Journal

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 so unleashes a Pandora’s box of secrets about his sexual escapades and misdeeds? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Journal

Season 2 Has Launched!

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/podcast-advertisers

2 MINAUG 23
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Season 2 Has Launched!

The Loving Choice

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

38 MINAUG 19
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The Loving Choice

In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

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

44 MINAUG 15
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In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

Family Secrets: Season 2 Trailer

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

3 MINAUG 9
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Family Secrets: Season 2 Trailer

Listener Stories, July 25

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

6 MINJUL 26
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Listener Stories, July 25

Listener Stories, July 18

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

9 MINJUL 19
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Listener Stories, July 18

Latest Episodes

The Phone Call

Frank's father was a “proud Willie Loman” character who sold stuff — cars, printing presses, whatever needed selling. He was a glad-handing guy, “the mayor of everything.” And he was living a double life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

40 MIN3 days ago
Comments
The Phone Call

Mama and Her Numbers

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-advertisers

39 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Mama and Her Numbers

The Last Haircut

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 Bill was 45, they came to terms with the realization that Bill wasn’t living truthfully. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

45 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The Last Haircut

The Journal

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 so unleashes a Pandora’s box of secrets about his sexual escapades and misdeeds? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
The Journal

Season 2 Has Launched!

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/podcast-advertisers

2 MINAUG 23
Comments
Season 2 Has Launched!

The Loving Choice

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

38 MINAUG 19
Comments
The Loving Choice

In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

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

44 MINAUG 15
Comments
In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

Family Secrets: Season 2 Trailer

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

3 MINAUG 9
Comments
Family Secrets: Season 2 Trailer

Listener Stories, July 25

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

6 MINJUL 26
Comments
Listener Stories, July 25

Listener Stories, July 18

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

9 MINJUL 19
Comments
Listener Stories, July 18