16 episodes

A therapist & 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.

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    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

A therapist & 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.

    Eve Sturges

    Eve Sturges

    Eve Sturges is a therapist who was minding her own business until a life-changing message found its way to her, making her an NPE. She talks about resilience, synchronicity, the inevitability of life-changing news, and the repairs she made with her parents.

    Learn more about Eve’s LA-based therapy practice at www.evesturges.la and her podcast Everything’s Relative where you listen to podcasts.

    Do you, or someone you know, want to be featured on an episode of Sex, Lies & the Truth?  Get in touch with us at www.sexliesandthetruth.com and learn more about Jodi and Christina.


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    • 27 min
    Richard's Three Dads

    Richard's Three Dads

    Richard always had a hunch he was not his father's son.  This is the story of the ultimate discovery based on intuition and the changes in identity and family dynamics that result.  Get to know Richard and his family and how he's dealt with this life changing revelation.

    If you, or someone you know, would like to be featured on the podcast contact Jodi or Christina at www.sexliesandthetruth.com


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    • 25 min
    Jodi - A Peak Behind the Curtain

    Jodi - A Peak Behind the Curtain

    As a co-host of the podcast, Jodi has given snippets of her NPE experience alongside the guests, and in the episode with her brother Sean in season one.  In this first installment of a multi-part series, we take a deep dive into Jodi's story of TWO NPE revelations with three dads, and how Christina guided her through the process.  Jodi speaks candidly about family dynamics and emotional turmoil, giving you a peak behind the curtain, if you will.
    Jodi merged the personal experience of being an NPE with her expertise as a Marriage & Family Therapist to pioneer the first, and only, treatment protocol dedicated to the DNA discovery population, Parental Identity Discovery™, a curriculum she teaches in addition to using in her clinical work with patients.  Read more about Jodi on her website www.jkrabb.com
    Learn about Christina's work on her website www.myhoodieproject.com

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    • 44 min
    Libby Copeland

    Libby Copeland

    Libby Copeland writes extensively about the NPE experience in her new book The Lost Family. Have questions about the origins of the various commercial DNA testing companies? She's got the answers. Wonder how the discovery of falsified parentage will affect society? Libby's on it. This isn't your typical Sex, Lies and The Truth episode.

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    • 28 min
    Alesia & the Would-be Governor

    Alesia & the Would-be Governor

    Christina and Jodi are back with a new format after a long, unexpected hiatus.  Sometimes life gets in the way, which no one understands better than someone who discovered a surprise DNA revelation, like an NPE.  
    Alecia was a woman minding her own business, rehabbing after a significant medical surgery, when she discovered she wasn't the daughter of the man who raised her.  The search for her father took some twists and turns, involved rejection, misdirection and eventually a sense of family with newly found second cousin, Janet.  Ultimately, Alecia turned this experience into a passion for helping others in her position and is a partner in spearheading the Right to Know, an organization devoted to helping craft legislation for those in the NPE, donor conception and adoption worlds to know where their genetic identity comes from. Get to Know Alecia's work at www.rightoknow.us.
    Sex, Lies and the Truth is written and published by Christina Bryan Fitzgibbons and Jodi Klugman-Rabb, LMFT.  Visit www.sexliesandthetruth.com to learn more or to contact the hosts and please leave a 5-star review!

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    • 33 min
    Katie - Part 2

    Katie - Part 2

    We promised a sequel to Katie and Joe From the Shore and here it is!  In this episode, you will learn if Joe is really Katie's father, the fall out with her mom and the lasting impact the discovery has made for Katie - hint - grief isn't just for those who lost someone through death. Be sure to listen to the end for another surprise, this time about Katie herself. We love surprises, now that our own DNA surprises are out of the way!
    Learn more about Jodi's work with fellow NPE and Parental Identity Discovery™ at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com 
    Learn about how Christina works to find your family at www.myhoodieproject.com.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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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