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Family Secrets. Every family has them. When Dani Shapiro accidentally stumbled upon a massive secret that had been kept from her all her life, she dove headlong into discovering everything she could about how that secret had shaped her reality and her destiny. Then she started talking with other people about their family secrets. Join Dani and her guests as they explore the power of family secrets and the ways in which discovering – and revealing – the truth can liberate us.

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Family Secrets. Every family has them. When Dani Shapiro accidentally stumbled upon a massive secret that had been kept from her all her life, she dove headlong into discovering everything she could about how that secret had shaped her reality and her destiny. Then she started talking with other people about their family secrets. Join Dani and her guests as they explore the power of family secrets and the ways in which discovering – and revealing – the truth can liberate us.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings
Binkster ,

We found out our own family secret thanks to this podcast...

I am obsessed with this podcast and as of recently told my mother about it and she is sense looked into her past and found her biological father that was abusive and her mother left when she was 9 months old is alive, 33 years sober and as I type this she is on her way to meet him along with her brothers and family. I’m so excited. He is excited, she is excited. It’s a whole new world. Thank you Dani and everyone for telling their story. I strongly urge you to check out this podcast!

Fender0428 ,

So relatable

Love this podcast. I heard a ton of commercials about it during another podcast and realized I needed to check it out. I am so happy that I did. Everyone’s families have secrets so I find it therapeutic to listen to.

projectgirl ,

Book plugging podcast?

I enjoy so much of the content of this podcast but have been annoyed at the way Dani Shapiro has been sharing only a tiny amount of her own story and plugging her book too often for my taste. Today’s episode was the last straw. She read an excerpt from her book and sadly and predictably left the listener with a cliffhanger and , you guessed it, a plug for the book. I understand that authors these days have publishers that do not have marketing budgets that there used to be, but I also have been listening to podcasts that exist for their own sake. A lot of them have merch and live shows that follow the success of the podcast. It is really irritating to have the nagging feeling that this podcast is part of the marketing roll out for the book. If the plugging continues, I’m unsubscribing.

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