155 episodes

What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.

The Secret Room | True Stories Ben Hamm

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 104 Ratings

What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.

    154. The Collegiate

    154. The Collegiate

    Nicky comes clean about the world of lies she spun so that her family would think she was attending graduate school, and not moving across the country for an online relationship.  Hear how she got in so deep, and if she could dig herself out. 

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    PICTURES

    See Nicky’s going away party; posing with Josh; and working at the department store in West Virginia where she almost got busted!

    They're all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.

    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED

    Hear behind the scenes intrigue where the post office was up to some shenanigans with Nicky's mic kit for the show.  Seriously can't believe they did what they did.

    And Marie from "It Happened in Tel Aviv" tells us what it was like after she got home, and her brother's reaction when he learned her secret from the podcast.
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    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

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    YOUR SECRET

    Do you have a Gordian secret to share?  We'll help sort it out!  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com when you're ready!

    PODCAST TEAM

    Producer: Susie Lark.  Shadow producers: Jessie Rose and Oval. Story Development: Luna Patel. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Marco.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    153. It Happened in Tel Aviv

    153. It Happened in Tel Aviv

    Marie tells us about her youthful sojourn to Tel Aviv during the Second Intifada and how she almost caused a man to lose his life.

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    PICTURES

    See Marie on the beach where she slept at night; Marie’s apartment above the Suq Ha Carmel market; Ari and his bar staff; and Marie today. L

    They're all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.

    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED

    First Marie tells us what she's up to today and share's some candid thoughts about the interview.  Also, Rachel's back from our last episode, "Was Any of it Real?"  Years after the interview a real Drew entered her life. With the memory of fake Drew still very present in her head, the prospect of a real-life Drew was too hard to resist.  Also, catfish tales you submitted after hearing the episode.  And Susie even shares one of her own!

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    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :)

    YOUR SECRET

    Do you have a pedantic secret to share?  Consider all your options and then submit.  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com when you're ready!

    PODCAST TEAM

    Producer: Susie Lark.  Shadow producers: JB. Story Development: Luna Patel. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Marco.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    152. Was Any of it Real?

    152. Was Any of it Real?

    “Was Any of it Real?” Rachel’s first love introduced her to a polyamorous relationship.  The only problem was that it was fake.  Hear the dramatic climax in Paris as Rachel unfolds her secret. 

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    OVER MY DEAD BODY

    Follow Over My Dead Body on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening right now to hear Season 3: Fox Lake. Or you can listen early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.

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    PICTURES

    See Rachel and Allie in France; Allie in the window sill; and Rachel’s star that Allie tore in half.

    They're all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.

    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED

    Rachel's back with part two.  Years later a real Drew entered her life. With the memory of fake Drew still very real in her head, the prospect of a real-life Drew was too hard to resist.  How that real world relationship played out, and its ties to fantasy, is the second part of Rachel’s story. Susie Lark hosts. 

    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom.

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    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

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    YOUR SECRET

    Do you have an eldritch secret to share?  That would be very seasonal of you.  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com before Halloween!

    PODCAST TEAM

    Producer: Susie Lark.  Shadow producers: JB and Lefty Marcucci. Story Development: Luna Patel. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Marco.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    151. Hillbilly Bonfire

    151. Hillbilly Bonfire

    Mary tells us about what she did to her man’s prized truck when he pushed her too far. Also, stories about being catfished, counterfeiting, starring in adult films and what happens when you poke one too many holes in your mom’s diaphragm. 

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    PICTURES

    See Mary at the bonfire party, the actual bonfire, and a stock photo of her ex’s fancy truck.

    They're all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.

    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED

    In an original secret, Abby tells Susie about how she watched her co worker die in front of her...and why she can't tell anyone. 

    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom.

    ALL OUR SPONSORS

    See all our sponsors past and present, and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes

    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :)

    YOUR SECRET

    Do you have an adamantine secret to share?  Oh really!? We can pry it out of you!  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com and let's see what happens!

    PODCAST TEAM

    Producer: Susie Lark.  Story Development: Luna Patel. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Marco.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    150. They Knew

    150. They Knew

    When she was a kid, Caroline discovered a shocking secret her dad was keeping.  What happened after she confronted him would change her world forever.

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    PICTURES

    See candid pictures of Caroline, her mom and her brother on social media now.

    They're all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.

    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED

    In an original secret, Susie interviews Ellie about her teenage trip to Europe to meet a member of her favorite band.  But things were not all that they seemed. 

    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom.

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    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :)

    YOUR SECRET

    Do you have a timorous secret to share?  Don't be scared, it's easy!  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. 

    PODCAST TEAM

    Producer: Susie Lark.  Story Development: Luna Patel. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Marco.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    149. Not My Murder

    149. Not My Murder

    Patrick tells us about the extreme events of his youth that led to a murder.  While nothing could have been worse, it did close a chapter in his life.

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    PICTURES

    See Patrick and his roommate, and their guns.  Also, pictures of Patrick's sweet Porsche and as a marine in his dress blues. 

    They're all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.

    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED

    Susie's got a good one.  First Patrick joins her with a follow up to talk about the winding path his relationship has gone with his roommate in the years since the shoot up.  And then Patrick's roommate, who was not in the main show, joins Susie to give us his recollection of the night their house got shot up! 

    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom.

    ALL OUR SPONSORS

    See all our sponsors past and present, and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes

    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :)

    YOUR SECRET

    Do you have an anfractuous secret to share?  That is exactly what we're looking for!  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. 

    PODCAST TEAM

    Producer: Susie Lark.  Story Development: Luna Patel. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Marco.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Indigocat812 ,

This is the one!

This is my favourite podcast. Period! I could listen to Ben all day...and probably tell him all my secrets.

horny kitty kat ,

The Belview

That was the most beautiful episode. That women is so inspiring. We need more people like this in the world and thank god for that biker!

Ess1991 ,

Amazing!!!

I love this podcast! The stories are so raw and real! It’s definitely my favourite podcast

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