8 episodes

What if you uncovered something from your family's past that could alter the course of your entire life? These are the stories of people from all over the world whose lives were changed forever by what they found in their family history. Follow along as they are transported to far-flung corners of the globe and beyond the recesses of living memory to explore the truth about who they are — whether it's solving an old family mystery, reuniting with relatives they never knew existed, or forging a healing connection to a long-forgotten legacy. Presented by MyHeritage, the Blast From My Past podcast reveals the powerful ways our roots call across space and time to summon us home.
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    • 4.5 • 24 Ratings

What if you uncovered something from your family's past that could alter the course of your entire life? These are the stories of people from all over the world whose lives were changed forever by what they found in their family history. Follow along as they are transported to far-flung corners of the globe and beyond the recesses of living memory to explore the truth about who they are — whether it's solving an old family mystery, reuniting with relatives they never knew existed, or forging a healing connection to a long-forgotten legacy. Presented by MyHeritage, the Blast From My Past podcast reveals the powerful ways our roots call across space and time to summon us home.
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    Tribal Quest

    Tribal Quest

    When these hi-tech employees were hired by MyHeritage, canoeing down a river full of crocodiles in the heart of the Amazon jungle was not in the job description. Follow their adventures and misadventures as they embarked on a highly unusual pro bono mission to document the family histories of remote indigenous tribes.
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    • 21 min
    Heirloom Hunters

    Heirloom Hunters

    So many priceless photos, letters, and other personal items languish forgotten in attics, flea markets, or antique shops — but heirloom hunters Chelsey Brown and Kate Kelley make it their life's mission to find them, uncover their stories, and reunite them with the descendants of those who left them behind.
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    • 12 min
    The Colombian Link

    The Colombian Link

    When a pair of Colombian half-brother adoptees reunited thanks to a DNA test, they couldn't have known that their journey to find their birth families had only just begun... or exactly how far that journey would take them.
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    • 17 min
    The Real Uncle Sam

    The Real Uncle Sam

    He wants YOU to join the U.S. Army. But who is this Uncle Sam in that iconic recruitment poster? It turns out that he was based on a real person — and this is his fascinating story.
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    • 14 min
    The Hero Who Fought Both Sides

    The Hero Who Fought Both Sides

    In a 1933 photo, a Jewish shopkeeper, decorated with a German military medal from WWI, smiles wryly right next to a Nazi guard outside his shop. Who was this man, and what happened to him in the dark years that followed? The answer tells an astonishing story of courage.
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    • 13 min
    The Missing Piece

    The Missing Piece

    Abandoned at the same train station in Daegu, South Korea just weeks apart, Kim and Christine were placed for adoption on opposite sides of the globe and grew up unaware of each other's existence. Then came the DNA test results that changed everything.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

P. Farrell ,

Blast From the Past

I have been listening to podcasts for a number of years. This podcast is among the best. So far, the stories have been captivating. I can’t wait until the next episode.

TruthSeeker+ ,

Amazing Inspirational True Story!

I can’t adequately express how moved I was to listen to this incredible story of selfless devotion over several generations. Thank you myHeritage for creating this wonderful podcast series

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