24 episodes

A therapist and genealogical investigator narrate interviews with real people about their experiences with shocking DNA revelations like paternity fraud, Non-Paternal Events (NPE), donor conceptions and adoptions, whether discovered by a commercial DNA test or a known disclosure. Using a blend of humor, education and awe, these two friends make sense of one of the fastest growing segments of popular culture - the surprise DNA discovery. Hosted by Christina Bryan Fitzgibbons and Jodi Klugman-Rabb.

Sex, Lies & The Truth Couch Genes

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

A therapist and genealogical investigator narrate interviews with real people about their experiences with shocking DNA revelations like paternity fraud, Non-Paternal Events (NPE), donor conceptions and adoptions, whether discovered by a commercial DNA test or a known disclosure. Using a blend of humor, education and awe, these two friends make sense of one of the fastest growing segments of popular culture - the surprise DNA discovery. Hosted by Christina Bryan Fitzgibbons and Jodi Klugman-Rabb.

    Stacy - The Peacekeeper

    Stacy - The Peacekeeper

    At ten years old, Stacy found divorce paperwork that detailed the child support and some confusing NPE news regarding her sister.  Divorces would become familiar experiences for Stacy’s mom as Stacy would gain fathers and lose them until the final...

    • 29 min
    Cory Goodrich - And The Mystery Man

    Cory Goodrich - And The Mystery Man

    Cory was the favorite in the family but always thought her stepfather was a bit odd.  Then, more oddities began appearing when Cory realized there no pictures of herself over a period of time, as if she didn’t exist.  She was taught not to trust her...

    • 30 min
    Tiffany - And The Artist

    Tiffany - And The Artist

    Tiffany and the Artist:Fatherhood means many things, but usually not multiple men.  Tiffany grew up with the ghost of her assumed, beloved father who died when she was at a tender age.  Later adopted by a step-father, she grew to know the love a father...

    • 52 min
    Dinah - An Example Of Resilience

    Dinah - An Example Of Resilience

    Born from an affair, Dinah understands the hardship of the MPE journey. She knew perseverance from living with a genetic disability so when biological family wouldn’t respond to her, she had some resilience already in place. Dinah teaches us how to have...

    • 33 min
    Lindsay - And Her Hundred Siblings

    Lindsay - And Her Hundred Siblings

    Donor conception gets a lot of press these days, particularly because of the prolific donations in the US resulting in tens, if not hundreds, of siblings in some cases.  Lindsay is one such donor conceived person, who inconceivably has decided she has...

    • 31 min
    Brad - A Late Discovery Adoptee

    Brad - A Late Discovery Adoptee

    Every so often we hear a story that puts our mouths agape, which is saying something considering the nature of our podcast. You may find this true when you hear how Brad learned of his adoption. Family secrets occur for many reasons and are met with a...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

USARoadWarrior ,

Great Podcast, Great Hosts

I binge-listened to every Sex, Lies & the Truth podcast I could find during the summer of 2020 after I discovered my NPE status. Hearing the stories of others in similar situations to mine gave me valuable information, insight, comfort and determination. Thank you for addressing many important issues that have been intentionally kept as secrets from so many of us! ❤️

NPE Alicia ,

Great Discussions!

I discovered I was an NPE in February 2019 just ten days before I turned 31 and four months before my wedding. My mom is an NPE also and I discovered I was an NPE while helping my mom find her biological father. There are several NPE’s on my newly discovered biological paternal side as well. People don’t understand how this shakes one’s identity until they have walked through this, because of this I’m now writing a memoir about my experience. I love listening to podcasts that give a voice to our community. #npe #npealicia

Shelley0101 ,

Love it

I just listened to two of the podcasts today & loved them. I can’t wait to listen to more tomorrow. A little sad to see that it’s not a weekly podcast. Hopefully it will be soon. 😉

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