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Every house is haunted. In each episode of Family Ghosts, we 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, siblings who vanished without a trace, and other ghostly characters who cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. We are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with each others’ legends, perhaps we can see each others’ realities more clearly.

Hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour.
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BONUS: Fieldwork

BONUS: Fieldwork

2019-08-1400:48:091

For our last bonus episode of Season 2, stories and music about recognizing where you come from, whether you like it or not. Featuring John Tong (The Story District), Jeff Simmermon (The Paris Review, This American Life), and Milktoast Mille & the Scabby Knees. Thank you for a wonderful season, Ghost Family - we'll be back in your headphones on December 4th, 2019. ~41~Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BONUS: The Performances

BONUS: The Performances

2019-08-0700:38:222

Stories and music about adolescent moments when we discover we're dancing with the past. Featuring Pat Regan (co-host, Seek Treatment With Cat & Pat), Micaela Blei (micaelablei.com), and D & Chi (dandchimusic.com). ~41~Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BONUS: Get Behind Me Satan

BONUS: Get Behind Me Satan

2019-07-3100:46:278

Stories of evil happenings and benevolent mythologies. PLUS: Sam takes a fateful trip to Baltimore. Featuring Dr. Njoki McElroy (author of 1012 Natchez: A Memoir of Grace, Hardship, and Love), Erin Barker (The Moth, The Story Collider), and the Gotham City Pickers. ~41~Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BONUS: I'm Not Afraid

BONUS: I'm Not Afraid

2019-07-2400:48:066

Stories and songs on the subjects of family, falling, flight, and fearlessness. Featuring Gianmarco Soresi, Gastor Almonte, and Jocelyn Mackenzie (with The Peggy's).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Producer Janielle Kastner tells us about "Untitled Dad Project," her intensely personal podcast about her own family ghost. Find "Untitled Dad Project" in Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16b: Bone Hill - Act 2

16b: Bone Hill - Act 2

2019-07-0300:56:494

Martha's family makes a home on Black Mountain, and reckons with the past."From whence we came, we shall return. From the old ways, our lessons learned." - Martha RedboneLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16a: Bone Hill - Act 1

16a: Bone Hill - Act 1

2019-07-0300:45:109

Martha's family has their land stolen, and then their identity. More than a hundred years later, Martha wants to set the record straight."In the still of our hollows, we hear the calling of our Lord. Black coal is running through our veins." - Martha RedboneLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15: A Settling in the Bones

15: A Settling in the Bones

2019-06-2600:49:556

Kirya's childhood home was haunted by two elusive ghosts - the fleeting presences of her grandfathers, neither of whom she knew much about. When she discovers an old audio cassette recording of herself making up songs and stories about the world she thought she understood, she decides it's time to seek out some real answers."Here's to missed beginnings, and things that never start - for these are the ghosts that run around in my heart. When I see that where I'm going isn't where I want to be, I get the urge to call you up, and see if you would come and meet me." - Slaid CleavesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After Asher's uncle dies, the family goes to clean out his apartment, and discovers a box of love letters from a woman they've never met."Yes, you call me in the morning. You call me in the morning - I'll tell you what to do if you call me in the morning." -Harry NilssonLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13: June & George

13: June & George

2019-06-1200:46:336

Kimberly's grandparents find themselves imprisoned without cause. When they're released, they refuse to talk about it, leaving Kimberly and her family with a lot of questions about what happened."Try to separate a man from his soul. You only strengthen him and lose your own." - Brother AliLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (61)

ABR

Fantastic episode!

Aug 18th
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Stephanie Harman

I love stories about strong women. my mother taught me to stand up and be heard and this story just makes me feel a connection to these people. to these women. no matter how he died he deserved it.

Aug 14th
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Ivy Lopez

Stephanie Harman I love this kind of podcasts

Aug 15th
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Jeannette Sanchez

Awesome episode! Really enjoyed it. Brought me to tears of joy.

Jul 31st
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Christopher

Jeannette Sanchez Excellent episode!!!

Aug 1st
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Jaime Walker Owens

Loved all of the stories (especially "The Chickens") but there was a laugh in the live audience during that story that was so obnoxious I almost couldn't finish this episode. Not sure if that is even something that can be edited out. LOL!As usual though, the story telling was amazing and I powered through. Keep up the great work.

Jul 25th
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Lars Wood

Jaime Walker Owens love it! Keep up the good work!

Jul 25th
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Noemi Gotay

Best family Gost yet.

Jul 15th
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Gemma

Noemi Gotay sounds interesting...want try

Jul 15th
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Erin Morgan

this.

Jul 8th
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Amanda Garr Quiles

If this isn't female empowerment at it's absolute finest...wow! Jill and her family of women sound like the strong, independent, respectable, and take no shit kind of women we should all strive to be! Amazing story told in an amazing way. I was totally captivated from start to finish.

Jul 4th
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Aimee Maschhoff

Bone Hill was an absolute pleasure to listen to! I loved the way the music was weaved into this incredibly moving family story!!!! Just excellent!

Jul 3rd
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Stacie Mak Irwin

I love this show! tried to email a story tho and their familyghosts@panoply.fm address doesn't seem to work

Jun 27th
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Lucy Randolph

Amazing story and storyteller! I listened to this episode twice in one day :)

Jun 19th
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Jennifer Coria

I loved this story! The strength described in this story inspires me. thank you!

Jun 17th
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Chelsea Lord

Soooo, in Looking Good Charlie theres just a dude who goes through the same body issues as every woman on earth. Fascinating.

Jun 13th
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Cashmera Huddleston

spitting in her mouth because she snitched... that's a force , it's not that deep. spitting of any kind on any one means a fight

Jun 5th
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Imane Basraoui

i just listened to the first episode !!!! Omg i love it so exciting and suspenseful!!

Jun 5th
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priyankasj28

Imane Basraoui The stuff here is so interesting and exciting! I'm glad you mentioned it

Jun 5th
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Aashish Rathod

boring. who cares about his hangups? you want to be a man? get over yourself first.

Jun 4th
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Unicorn 1

wow!

Jun 4th
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Unicorn 1

what a great story!

Jun 4th
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Richelle Cox

Just found this podcast this week. Now I’m binge listening! So wonderful!

Jun 2nd
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Misti Roberts

I'm only 15 minutes in and its soooooo good!

Jun 2nd
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Adriana Leal

THIS is the best episode!! So so good. Not all family ghosts are dark.

May 31st
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