24 episodes

The (adoptee) podcast about searching, identity and secrecy

Secret Son Mike Trupiano

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

The (adoptee) podcast about searching, identity and secrecy

    Granite State of Mind

    Granite State of Mind

    When I asked New Hampshire-ite Greg Gentry how he was doing, he simply put down his musket, looked in the camera and said, "live free or die!"________________________________________________________________________________________________Listen in on our conversation as we take a deep dive into that tenuous thing called identity and how searching for family impacts it. Along the way, we touch on Nietzsche, Alfred North Whitehead and taking long drives when discussions at home get a littl...

    • 37 min
    Papa Was A Rolling Stone

    Papa Was A Rolling Stone

    Season 2 of Secret Son keeps rolling along and, based on last week's number, people like hearing about identity!Secrecy is so last season. But not really. It's all a jumble, as we know. ________________________________________________________________________________________________Join show patron and fellow Midwesterner Bruce Porth and I as we discuss our young selves discovering Ayn Rand, the challenge for adoptees of the edict "just be yourself" and how searching for family altered ou...

    • 37 min
    Life On Mars

    Life On Mars

    After a winter hiatus, lots of St. John's Wort and extensive retooling, Secret Son returns for Season 2. Henceforth - also with YouTube video! ________________________________________________________________________________________________Join Ruth Monnig and I as we discuss growing up in the same Midwesterner town, searching for family and how searching altered our sense of identity._____________________________________________________________________________________________This po...

    • 40 min
    Please Mr. Postman

    Please Mr. Postman

    Anna Fienbork was adopted as an infant after five days at the hospital. The fact of being adopted was part of her life from early on. The emotional wounds of this early trauma of separation eventually lead her to doing emotional and spiritual work to face what felt like a black whole inside of her – the sense of having no roots, of somehow being utterly flawed. Her personal path has brought Anna to working with people, helping them to integrate their inner wounds, their lost inner children."R...

    • 43 min
    Beds Are Burning

    Beds Are Burning

    Join Shane Bouel and I as we delve into searching, societal resistance to our search and piecing together our new identity. ________________________________________________________________________________________________Shane Bouel, an Australian adoptee, is a compelling voice shedding light on the intricate journey of adoption. In his thought-provoking piece Understanding the Unseen Journey of Adoptees, he explores the three half-lives of adoption, delving into the complexities faced by adop...

    • 40 min
    Southern Nights

    Southern Nights

    On today's episode, Patricia Knight Meyer and I talk black market babies, the power of genetic mirroring and the magic of Glen Campbell. Join us!________________________________________________________________________________________________A baby-scoop era black-market "adoptee," Patricia was sold along a curb outside a Texas hospital and grew up with no legal identity, date of birth, legal adoption, or court appointed guardian. Thus, despite one shady attorney’s best laid plans, at 18 ...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

JaneneHig ,

Completely absorbing

I myself am not in the adoptee/adoption world — I tuned in because I happen to know Mike and was interested in his podcast. After one episode, I went back and listened to all of them and have listened to each new one since. Great conversations, and it’s been an education for me about the world of adoptees, their many varied experiences and emotions.

joan dolph ,

Sharing secrets

What a find this is! As a 72 year old adoptee in reunion for 20 years, I am still riveted by my story and all the others I hear. My library has just become more complete and interesting! Looking forward to many more fascinating interviews! Thank you. You have the perfect broadcast voice and delivery btw!

thegatheringplace ,

Exposing the Secrets

As we know, “they only make us sick.” Secret Son’s host, Mike Trupiano, does an excellent job shining light on that which needs to be talked about. His inquisitive interview style lends to unearthing and being curious about the situations we’ve been conditioned to bury and hide.

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