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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 4.5K Ratings

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.

    Bonus: Dani's Listening, Episode 7

    Bonus: Dani's Listening, Episode 7

    In this bonus series, “Dani’s Listening”, Dani connects with listeners by responding to those who’ve called in to share their family secrets.

    Mark your calendars for the launch of season 8 on May 4th.
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    • 7 min
    Thanksgiving Message from Dani

    Thanksgiving Message from Dani

    Dani shares a message this Thanksgiving with the Family Secrets community.
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    • 2 min
    Trastiendas

    Trastiendas

    When Judy receives a thick envelope from her father—presumably including answers to long kept secrets about his identity and past—he instructs her to burn it before opening. Despite her plaguing curiosity, she follows her father’s wishes. But later in her life, she seeks answers. What was in that envelope? And who was her father, really?
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    • 44 min
    Prisoner of History

    Prisoner of History

    As Tad reckons with the choices he’s made in his relationships—most prominently, in his marriage—he must confront the choices made by his father, too. And his grandmother. In uncovering staggering truths, he finds his own struggles with intimacy are part of a long string of inherited secrecy.
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    • 41 min
    A Special Episode from our friends at All the Wiser Podcast

    A Special Episode from our friends at All the Wiser Podcast

    Meyli Chapin shares her story and discusses PTSD with host Kimi Culp.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Palais de Triomphe

    Palais de Triomphe

    Fraidy is raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community where she is forced to follow many conventions including an arranged marriage in her teens. After enduring emotional and physical abuse, Fraidy is determined to figure out a way to save herself, her children, and many, many others.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

AKayM. ,

A little lackluster this season

Family Secrets pulled me in immediately and I was hooked, Dani is a great host, her voice is like butter. The vast majority of stories are heart wrenching and cathartic. The only reason I’m rating a 4 out of 5 is because season 7 has been a big disappointment to me. I don’t expect every story to be filled with drama or raw emotion, however, this season feels to be less on the mark overall. There are still some wonderful stories, but it is not what I have come to expect from Family Secrets. Perhaps this season the secrets were meant to be less literal, and I am just not a fan of the more loose interpretation. Still very much worth the listen.

Nak Muay Lou ,

can’t get enough

First Podcast I ever heard … absolutely loose myself every time I hear one of your episodes . many tears . Love love love it

sam92Lijah ,

Background music

I have always found the background music very annoying. It almost overtakes the conversation. This podcast use to be a 4 but the material for the current season is lame. The episodes are well done with some interesting guests. But Dani has gotten away from telling a “secret”.

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