Right Now in Family Secrets

Frank's father was a “proud Willie Loman” character who sold stuff — cars, printing presses, whatever needed selling. He was a glad-handing guy, “the mayor of everything.” And he was living a double life. 

Mama and Her Numbers

Bridgett grew up in Detroit in the '60s in a vibrant house with a mother who was genius with numbers. But for most of her life, Bridgett kept her mother's genius a secret. 

The Last Haircut

When Bill, who grew up in a traditional, southern family, first met his wife he recognized the outsider in her – that she too felt isolated and different. Together the two of them banded together in solidarity and love and took on the world. But when Bill was 45, they came to terms with the realization that Bill wasn’t living truthfully.

The Journal

We forget that our parents have their own lives, desires and, in some cases, secret lives that they’ve covered up in order to protect the family. But what happens when your elderly parent develops dementia, forgets to cover his tracks, and in doing so unleashes a Pandora’s box of secrets about his sexual escapades and misdeeds? 

Season 2 Has Launched!

Dani Shapiro discusses the launch of Family Secrets and shares a sneak peek of next week’s episode. Beginning next week Family Secrets resumes its weekly publishing schedule on Thursdays.

The Loving Choice

What if you kept a secret because it was so painful it would crush your young children? What if you were terminal and chose not to tell them?

In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

In this bonus episode, Dani Shapiro talks with best-selling author, speaker and therapist Lori Gottlieb about the emotional toll of secrets.

Family Secrets: Season 2 Trailer

Check out the trailer for season two of Family Secrets, from best-selling author, Dani Shapiro. Season two premieres on Monday, August 19th.

Listener Stories, July 25

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community.

Listener Stories, July 18

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community.

Listener Stories, July 11

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community.

In Conversation with Nora McInerny, Pt 2

In the second part of this special episode, Dani sits down with Nora McInerny from the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking.

In Conversation with Nora McInerny

In this special episode Dani sits down with Nora McInerny from the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking.

Listener Stories, June 20


In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. 
 

Listener Stories, June 13

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community.

Listener Stories, May 30

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community.

Listener Stories

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community.

Sam Dingman of Family Ghosts on the Aftermath of a Secret

Dani Shapiro and Sam Dingman from the podcast, Family Ghosts, discuss the family secret Sam revealed on his podcast. Season 2 of Family Ghosts launched on May 15. Familyghostspodcast.com

Brian Koppelman of “Billions” On Truth and Writing

Dani Shapiro and Brian Koppelman of “Billions” talk about the extraordinary speech on secrets and shame that the character, Chuck, delivers on “Billions.” Find out how vulnerability and truth fuel creativity.

Do You Have A Family Secret?

Many of you have filled our inbox with powerful stories. To that end, we’ve set up a phone number for listeners of Family Secrets. And we invite you to tell your secret, your story, that we can share with this community. If you’d like to share your family secret story, call the Family Secrets hotline at 1-888-732-7380