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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 100 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.”

    • 22 min
    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.

    • 31 min
    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.

    • 24 min
    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.

    • 26 min
    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

zazzle12 ,

New favorite podcast

This podcast is so interesting and well done ! Samuel does an amazing job telling the stories of the families.

deanns07 ,

Need more

Love this podcast but I need more I love how family finds family and finding out there background

Alex Lament ,

Fascinating stories and great host

Thanks so much to all the people that shared their stories, including the host. All of the stories are fascinating, and the host is directly involved in a few of them. The host let everyone tell there own stories, but asks questions to keep the stories flowing, and explain the feelings of those directly involved. I found out I was donor conceived from a DNA test, so I like to listen to these types of stories to help me understand how others process their new discoveries from DNA tests. Podcast like these help normalize conversations about some lesser known types of families. I appreciate that this host had a direct connection, making these stories feel like they are being told to educate, not just entertain.

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