142 episodes

What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.

The Secret Room | True Stories Ben Hamm

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 1.3K Ratings

What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.

    140. The Playtex Charlatan

    140. The Playtex Charlatan

    Today a story about a dangerous situation ... with a ridiculous undercurrent.  Hear Mara’s madcap romp about a man who spun a tale and then scammed her out of something most unexpected.
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    PICTURES   
    See pictures of Mara in her apartment, the parking lot where John entered Mara’s car, the street with the locksmith, the pharmacy entrance where they met, and Mara today with friend.
    They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   
    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  
    An original interview from Ben with a woman who tells a story where mental illness, drugs, sex and psych wards intersect to lead her to commit an act she cannot forgive herself for.
    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 
    ALL OUR SPONSORS  
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    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) 
    PODCAST TEAM
    Producer: Susie Lark.  Shadow Producer: Luna Patel.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. 
    YOUR SECRET
    Do you have an indolent secret to share?  Welp, if you have the energy, you can submit it at the website. Just sayin'….  

    Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  
    LISTENER SURVEY
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    Family Ghosts

    Family Ghosts

    I want to introduce you to Family Ghosts, a podcast about the presence of absent people, the long shadows they cast, and how telling their stories can help us finally step into the light. The families are real, the ghosts are (mostly) metaphorical, and the truth is always relative.
    In this first episode of a three part miniseries entitled “A Crane in the Bay,” Kate demands answers when an unnatural disaster befalls her family.  But no one’s willing to talk.  I know you'll love it.
    Subscribe to Family Ghosts and binge the mini series now, wherever you get your podcasts.
    And I'll see you back here Tuesday night for a brand new secret that's a romp about a woman who is the target of a scam artist.
    Ben

    139. Ladybug in Winter

    139. Ladybug in Winter

    When Melanie’s father died she did something she regrets to this day, 16 years later. It's a secret she keeps even from those closest to her. 
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    PICTURES  
    See pictures of Melanie, her husband, on vacation as a kid, and of course, her famous Cheeto fingers!
    They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   
    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  
    It’s the follow up you’ve been waiting for.  Last summer, in episode 122 "Daughters," Kay told us about the abusive man who took custody of her three daughters, left her penniless, and turned her girls against her. Kay sits down with Susie for update you want to hear.

    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 
    ALL OUR SPONSORS  
    See all our sponsors past and present, and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes 
    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) 
    PODCAST TEAM 
    Producer: Susie Lark.  Shadow Producer: Luna Patel.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. 
    YOUR SECRET 
    Do you have a fictive secret to share?  We don't take those!  But all others are welcome. :)  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. 
    LISTENER SURVEY 
    Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 

    138. Peak Trouble

    138. Peak Trouble

    Roy tells us his secret tale about guns, money, drugs and a District Attorney on the run. 

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    FEALS
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    PICTURES  
    See Steve and Jim just before the burglary.  Also Roy and Steve as kids; catching up as adults; and Roy's famed eel skin wallet!  

    They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   
    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  
    Hear great side stories from Roy that didn't make it into the show.  You'll love the one about his defense lawyer's astonishing antics surrounding a plane crash.
    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 
    ALL OUR SPONSORS  
    See all our sponsors past and present, and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes 
    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) 
    PODCAST TEAM 
    Producers: Susie Lark and Luna Patel.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. 
    YOUR SECRET 
    Do you have an obstreperous secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. 
    LISTENER SURVEY 
    Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 

    137. Torch

    137. Torch

    Julie tells us about a powerful relationship that’s consumed her life for twenty years.  No one knows about it, not even her husband. 

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    PICTURES  
    See Julie and Daniel in pictures from high school and today.  Also see the park they kissed in and the storage closet Julie interviewed in! 

    They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   
    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  
    Julie's back for a follow up, and Susie Lark asks her questions Ben didn't.  Like why did Daniel not see her romantically?  And whatever happened with Daniel's talk of an open relationship? 
    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 
    ALL OUR SPONSORS  
    See all our sponsors past and present, and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes 
    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) 
    PODCAST TEAM 
    Producers: Susie Lark and Luna Patel. Shadow Producer: Andreea. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. 
    YOUR SECRET 
    Do you have a grandiloquent secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. 
    LISTENER SURVEY 
    Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 

    136. The Long Shadow

    136. The Long Shadow

    Robert’s entire family never told him a secret about his childhood. It was a secret he only learned at 35 years old.  It had a profound impact on his life. 
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    PICTURES  
    See Robert as a kid and as an adult.  There's also a picture of young Robert with his mom.

    They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  
    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  
    Ben interviews a woman about a high risk pregnancy, quintuplets, and a secret decision she and her husband have not shared with her kids.  
    The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 
    ALL OUR SPONSORS  
    See all our sponsors past and present, and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes 
    FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
    There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) 
    PODCAST TEAM 
    Producers: Susie Lark and Luna Patel.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. 
    YOUR SECRET 
    Do you have an inimical secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. 
    LISTENER SURVEY 
    Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Olivannia ,

Amazing podcast!!

I love this podcast. It’s excellently produced and Ben is just great. Very sympathetic no judgements no matter how crazy the secret is. Love him.

CatsFan270 ,

Simply the best

At first I wondered why people would tell their deepest darkest secrets to a perfect stranger for so many to hear. You quickly realize the host handles the stories and guests so kindly and delicately, you would feel at ease telling him anything. You can feel his empathy. The story telling is amazing. The audio quality is incredible. It is simply the best in every category!

Mandamaniac ,

Awesome podcast!

Ben first of all has a very soothing, calming voice. So that’s a great start! But he really does a great job with his guests, being empathetic, and just really helping them tell their stories! I love it, and Ben is my best friend even if he doesn’t know it 😂

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