11 episodes

Listen in as families try to solve their mystery DNA and put their lives back together after a simple swab of the cheek robs them of everything they thought was true. Inspired by three astonishing DNA results in his own life, Emmy-winning journalist and author Samuel Burke delves into the unexpected and sometimes dark side of at-home DNA testing.

Suddenly Family - DNA Discoveries with Samuel Burke CNN Philippines

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    • 4.9 • 83 Ratings

Listen in as families try to solve their mystery DNA and put their lives back together after a simple swab of the cheek robs them of everything they thought was true. Inspired by three astonishing DNA results in his own life, Emmy-winning journalist and author Samuel Burke delves into the unexpected and sometimes dark side of at-home DNA testing.

    Episode 10: My Dead Cousin

    Episode 10: My Dead Cousin

    The host of “It’s All Relative” discovers more dark family secrets while searching for answers to the disappearance of his missing loved one.

    • 22 min
    Episode 9: Dead To Me

    Episode 9: Dead To Me

    The deaths of a baby girl and her mother shed light on America’s horrific “Baby Scoop Era.”

    Episode 8: Can Sisters Weather A DNA Storm?

    Episode 8: Can Sisters Weather A DNA Storm?

    A shocking genealogy result engulfs the relationship of two sisters standing on the edge of the DNA abyss.

    Episode 7: The Woman With Six Parents

    Episode 7: The Woman With Six Parents

    The incredible adoption story of Natasha Avery is unlike the journey of anyone else on the planet.

    Episode 6: Christmas Murder Mystery

    Episode 6: Christmas Murder Mystery

    A young man’s DNA result holds the key to unlocking a 75-year-old Christmas murder mystery.

    Episode 5: A Deceased Man's DNA Account

    Episode 5: A Deceased Man's DNA Account

    A DNA result from beyond the grave holds the secret of a lifetime for two women who’ve never met.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Yay for Rae ,

So well done!

This show is so well written and presented. Such interesting stories about how DNA brings secrets to life and how it impacts those involved. I am an adoptee who found my birth family (including a full brother!) and am developing relationships with them. No one can understand this stuff unless you’ve been through it yourself. Thank you for sharing these stories!

Andipandis ,

Absolutely fantastic!

Loved each episode of this wonderful podcast! You did a great job Samuel! Heard about this on Ryan Bailey’s podcast, so happy I learned of this, loved it!!

ClassicalE ,

A Smorgasbord of Amazing Stories❣︎

The fluctuation of various emotions as someone with an unusual backstory; I absolutely appreciate all the stories shared in your enlightening podcast! There are so many people that could benefit from this wonderful sharing space. I really hope you continue this healing exploration of complex DNA findings.💛

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