22 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

    • Relationships
    • 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.

    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
    Lindsay-Trailer

    Lindsay-Trailer

    • 59 sec
    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
    Trailer: Brad

    Trailer: Brad

    Enjoy this sneak peek of the next episode of Sex, Lies & The Truth.  This may be the most shocking DNA story we've ever told, trust me!  

    • 44 sec
    Jodi - Part 2

    Jodi - Part 2

    Jodi’s story and candid conversation with Christina continues in this second part to the series. Not one to talk about herself often, Jodi opens up about trust issues she never knew she had and the effects of the discovery on family dynamics that haunt her to this day.  If you ever wondered how a therapist would handle upsetting family dynamics, this is your opportunity to compare what you would do.  Equal parts heartwarming acceptance from new family, and estrangement from known family, Jodi’s story describes what’s possible along the journey and what’s wrong with family secrets. The effects of misattributed parentage (MPE), aka non-paternal event or not parent expected (NPE), is far reaching and long lasting.  Jodi talks openly about the effects and the journey, lending a bit of the professional insight that helped her cope.  Of course, there’s a country song in there somewhere.
    If you or someone you know would like to share their DNA discovery story, contact Jodi and Christina at sexliestruthpodcast@gmail.com.  Get to know Christina’s work as a #dnasleuth at www.myhoodieproject.com and Jodi’s work with #parentalidentitydiscovery at www.jkrabb.com.
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    • 34 min
    Tom Dreesen - A Comic's NPE Story

    Tom Dreesen - A Comic's NPE Story

    In the Season 3 finale, we are pleased to present actor, comic, motivational speaker, author and NPE, Tom Dreesen.  Tom began his career as one half of the first black and white comedy duo with Tim Reid, went on to hold roles on tv and film, hosted the Tonight Show in David Letterman’s absence and opened for some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, including Frank Sinatra whom he developed a very close relationship with.    Despite a long list of professional accolades, Tom’s proudest achievement is being awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award for humanitarian service to his country, because of the connection it represented to his father.
    A celebrated comic, Tom has a special way of telling a story; we’ve never heard an NPE story told quite this way before.   Hear how Tom learned who his father was, who knew, and the promise he made to his mother.   You’ll be inspired by a funny, charismatic man Frank Sinatra said “is a brilliant comedian and a master, Master of ceremonies.”  You can find his new book Still Standing: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage and Sinatra everywhere books are sold.
    Look for Season 4 in late 2020.   In the meantime, if you, or someone you know would like to be featured on an episode, contact Jodi and Christina at www.sexliesandthetruth.com.
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    • 31 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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