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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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    • 4.5, 1.6K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Jkslb08 ,

Constructive Criticism!

I love LOVE this podcast so much. Dani is an excellent story teller. I will offer these three suggestions:

1. Less political agenda insertion. I’m not a part of either party. Politics in general and the behavior of 99% of politicians is pretty repulsive. I listen to podcasts to avoid that mess.
2. Projecting your personal experience to each and every story. Just let each individual story be their own story. I know Dani is wanting to find a way to relate, and there’s no reason she can’t say this to them while being interviewed. Just don’t include it in the final version.
3. With the listener stories, offer a forum via a membership so listeners can post their stories.

Season 2 episode 1 was great!

lifeguard212749 ,

My Graduation Night

On my graduation night June 1 2001 I had a girl come up to me that I had no idea who she was and she gave me a card and introduced herself as my sister. I did not know who my father was but my mother had never told me in 18 years that I had 2 older sisters a younger sister and a deceased younger brother. Today I am finding out that there may be a lot more out there. This had literally ruined my graduation night also I ran away from my graduation never went to my own party and never went to any parties with my friends I just got in my car and drove off by myself and never came home for days. I do not have a relationship with my mom anymore and I barely talk to my siblings it’s still hard to accept and it’s been 18 years. This was a great story and thanks for sharing because I have always felt my family was the only one hiding secrets

Lyonsjenny ,

Season 2

Already have devoured your first episode of Season 2 “A Loving Choice.” What I found particularly interesting about this episode is that you had the person telling the secret on the podcast and his viewpoint rather than the person on the other end of the secret. Very well done...can’t wait for more of Season 2!

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