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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.
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Listener Stories, June 13

Listener Stories, June 13

2019-06-1300:09:047

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
Listener Stories, May 30

Listener Stories, May 30

2019-05-3000:09:382

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
Listener Stories

Listener Stories

2019-05-2300:11:114

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
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/podcast-advertisers
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 family secret story, call the Family Secrets hotline at 1-888-732-7380  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
On The Road

On The Road

2019-04-2500:07:231

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
Bonus Episode: Inheritance

Bonus Episode: Inheritance

2019-04-1800:16:201

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
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-advertisers
Don't Duck

Don't Duck

2019-04-0400:36:3816

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 more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Ryan and Carla Williamson

@jim_jimgraham45 on twitter

Jun 12th
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ABR

This is the heartbreaking story of so many young women in those days. My mom's college friend went through the same thing their freshman year, in '67-'68. She and her parents wanted to keep the baby, but her very religious, conservative grandmother wouldn't have it. So this poor young woman was quietly pulled from school and sent to a home down South. Needless to say, it was a closed adoption. She was not permitted to continue pursuing her science degree, despite being a brilliant student. I think she went on to become a stenographer. She eventually got married and had more children, but never stopped thinking about her little girl. thought about her little girl There is a happy ending, however... recently, the daughter who was ripped from her arms tracked her down and they are now reunited at last! I hope everyone who went through something similar can find the strength and support to overcome the undeserved shame and find some kind of peace, if they haven't already. 💕

Jun 9th
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Diana Bayless

There are about 5 times in this episode that skips or repeats... :-/

Jun 7th
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ABR

Diana Bayless That must be caused by something else, because I didn't get any skips or repeats. I have that problem a lot on various other podcasts though, even on other apps. Maybe it's something to do with the internet connection?

Jun 10th
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Deb Kühl

Great mini episode, thank you for sharing. Love and thanks to all the guests who told their family secrets, I wish you all joy. You all teach me never to keep important secrets from my beautiful little daughter.

May 23rd
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Matthew Cibellis

again amazing, Dani

Apr 5th
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Moira Manley

Marked this episode a favorite. Thank you for bringing Sylvia into my life, what a wonderful person.

Apr 5th
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Patricia Ann Boyd

Theres a case in CLOVER ,VA., POP APPROX.450, and there are 2 SIBLINGS,from a family of 11, who, are missing. One is HATTIE GERTRUDE BROWN in 2009 & her brother JAMES OWEN BROWN who went missing in the same town in 2016. SOMEBODY KNOWS SOMETHING. Will u check it out.

Mar 30th
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Destined 4 Greatness

What makes it racist?

Mar 29th
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PJ Simon

I think this one affected me the most, probably because I was given up for adoption in 1969. It feels a bit like I was getting a glimpse into my own biomom's life, though I know nothing about her.

Mar 28th
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Amanda Holloway

PJ Simon this was THEE best episode! I cried. so beautiful. So moving. ♡♡♡

Mar 29th
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Alia Ahmed

what happened to the perpetrator, any legal ramifications?

Mar 23rd
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iMgenuine

religion can be a very terrible thing. always be careful with what u believe. it can lead u to a life of self misery and prejudice. just be kind. that's it.

Mar 16th
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Carolyn Hochlowski

I was pretty underwhelmed by the last episode (zygote baby)... I’m thinking maybe all the other stories are so radical, I was waiting for the big “surprise” that never came... ?

Mar 14th
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Robert Nicholson

This description is so racist lmao

Mar 7th
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Nicole Everwine

thank you for sharing your story & please tell little debbie that she turned out fantastic!

Mar 4th
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LaVonne Davis

This a great podcast,. I mean who doesn't like secrets

Mar 1st
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marsha reade

Snooze fest lol

Feb 27th
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Vita Heggins

how often does this podcast come out? so far I love it!

Feb 27th
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Sue Hall

I was completely riveted to all of the episodes to date. It may because of the similarities to my own story and feelings about identity but regardless, it's a really interesting podcast series.

Feb 25th
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Presantha Pillay

Omg.... This was boring.... This lady just droned on and on... Just get to the point instead of stalling.

Feb 22nd
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J. Kupperman

Great ad for ancestry.com

Feb 16th
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