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 

On The Road

Dani Shapiro shares her experience of being out on the road on her book tour, hearing from readers and listeners about their family secrets.

Bonus Episode: Inheritance

On this bonus episode, Dani shares an excerpt from her New York Times best-selling novel ‘Inheritance.’

Bonus Episode: Jennifer Mendelsohn on Genealogy and Secrets

This bonus episode features an edited conversation between Dani Shapiro and journalist and genealogy expert, Jennifer Mendelsohn, at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

Don't Duck

Sylvia Boorstein grew up in a loving, close-knit family. But in the background lingered a grief-filled secret. As an adult she allowed herself to explore the secret, and one day, on a hunch, visited the cemetery where her mother was buried.

The Secret Son

While walking her dogs one evening Laura Engel received a life-changing email that transported her back to a home for unwed mothers in New Orleans.

Band of Men

Tim Ehrlich's secret nearly killed him. But he and a group of other men with the same secret found the courage to come forward and reveal it, and in doing so heal a lifetime of pain. (Warning this episode contains explicit information about sexual abuse).