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A new family history podcast hosted by A.J. Jacobs. They say we’re one big family: this is the show that proves it. You will be filled with delight… or abject horror. You never know. It’s family.

Twice Removed Gimlet Media

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    • 4.3 • 514 Ratings

A new family history podcast hosted by A.J. Jacobs. They say we’re one big family: this is the show that proves it. You will be filled with delight… or abject horror. You never know. It’s family.

    #1: Dan Savage

    #1: Dan Savage

    Dan Savage has helped redefine what it means to be a family in the 21st Century. And given his ancestors, it’s no surprise why. Dan’s family history traces back to the 1920s Chicago mob scene, a South Asian autocracy, and to a New York City apartment filled with men trying to save a community. We’ll tell these stories and introduce Dan to a surprise relative.
    CREDITS:
    Twice Removed is produced by Meg Driscoll, Ngofeen Mputubwele, Audrey Quinn, and Kimmie Regler. Our senior producer is Eric Mennel. Editing by Jorge Just and Alex Blumberg. Original music and mixing by Haley Shaw.
    Research and Genealogy help from J. Mark Lowe, Krista Reynen, Eowyn Langolf, Erika Howton and the folks at Geni. Additional music by R-A-C, Tyler Strickland and Blue Dot Sessions.
    Special thanks to Gene Trimble, Monica Garcia, Senator Dick Durbin (also a cousin of Dan’s), Riz Rollins, Amina Steinfels, Charles Manning and Richard Godbeer.
    Twice Removed is a production of Gimlet Media. Our website -- where you can see photos from our research -- GimletMedia.com/TwiceRemoved. We’re on Twitter and Facebook @TwiceRemoved. I’m @ajjacobs, because I am AJ Jacobs. See you next week.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Preview of Coming Attractions

    A Preview of Coming Attractions

    Twice removed is Gimlet Media's new family history show. Each episode we take a guest and build a massive family tree filled with people they are connected to. We then follow one branch of that tree, stopping at the most fascinating people and stories along the way. At the end of the hour, we introduce the guest to a surprise relative, someone they couldn't possibly have imagined they're related to. It's a family reunion unlike any other. They could be filled with delight... or abject horror. You never know. It's family.
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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
514 Ratings

514 Ratings

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Jean Grae

I absolutely love Jean Grae. She has the most wonderful personality! I wish I was just like her! I love this show too! Why are you taking it off? I just found you!!!

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Delighted

I’ve only listened to 2 episodes so far, but I have found this to be a delightful discovery. I like Aj’s delivery where everything he says is steeped in a nerdy fascination and humor. The editing and mixing is fantastic and even when they’re stretching a bit you can tell how much work and research they’ve put into it.

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