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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
    • 4.5 • 3.7K 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 Episode: In Conversation with Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Part II

    Bonus Episode: In Conversation with Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Part II

    Dani continues her discussion with Dr. Yehuda about intergenerational trauma, and her fascinating new research into psychedelics as a potential treatment for patients suffering from PTSD.
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    • 34 min
    Bonus Episode: In Conversation with Dr. Rachel Yehuda

    Bonus Episode: In Conversation with Dr. Rachel Yehuda

    In this special episode, Dani speaks with noted trauma expert Dr. Rachel Yehuda about the controversial history of PTSD as a diagnosis, the disorder’s surprising physiological effects, and why the children of PTSD sufferers often show the same biological markers, despite never having experienced trauma themselves.
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    • 38 min
    In Conversation with Robert Kolker

    In Conversation with Robert Kolker

    In this special bonus episode, recorded as part of the Two Writers Talking virtual series, Dani and journalist Robert Kolker—author of the instant New York Times bestseller Hidden Valley Road—discuss the delicate work of writing about family secrets, whether they're your own or someone else's.
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    • 50 min
    Listener Stories, January 21

    Listener Stories, January 21

    In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. To share your secret, call 1-888-SECRET-0.
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    • 8 min
    A Note From Dani

    A Note From Dani

    Thank you for listening to season four of Family Secrets.
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    • 2 min
    The Big Feelings

    The Big Feelings

    David Ingber is a spiritual leader and father of three young kids, beloved by his large New York City Congregation. His wisdom and ability to comfort is sought after by thousands. In this episode, he learns that opening up and allowing himself to show his own vulnerability is part of his teaching and a great spiritual lesson.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

Ericalwumich ,

Great find, touching stories

I really like this podcast. Some stories are so touching, sad, raw and connecting I just really enjoy hearing people talk through some of these really hard things they have overcome. Gives hope to us all. Thanks Dani- keep it up!

MissCdeB ,

The first couple seasons are GREAT.

I agree with other reviewers: this has become a book plug podcast. Also, it’s hard not to notice the over representation of affluent, privileged people stories. Don’t get me wrong, their stories are no less relevant; however, there is a definite lack of relatability. Prep schools and gap years and trips to Europe and not the experience of, dare I say, most people.

lisa slagle ,

Great .. want more shows

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