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Family Secrets. We all have them. And while the discovery of family secrets can initially be terrifying or traumatic, often these discoveries have the power to liberate, heal, and even uplift us. Join Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of the memoir Inheritance, and her guests as they explore astonishing family secrets and uncover the extraordinary lessons the truth can teach us.

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: Forever35’s Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer on What Self-Care Means in This Moment

Dani calls up Doree and Kate, hosts of the hit podcast Forever35, for an in-depth conversation about self-care, shifting priorities, and why it’s so important to keep a record of what you’re doing, thinking, and feeling during this time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

44 MIN2 w ago
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Bonus Episode: Forever35’s Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer on What Self-Care Means in This Moment

Listener Stories, June 25

EIn this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. To share your secret, call 1-888-SECRET-0. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

9 MIN2 w ago
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Listener Stories, June 25

Listener Stories, June 19

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. To share your secret, call 1-888-SECRET-0. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

8 MIN3 w ago
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Listener Stories, June 19

Ep. 31: Galen

EA Unitarian Universalist minister advocates for a new kind of spiritual practice—gratitude—one even the least religious among us can draw comfort from. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MINJUN 3
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Ep. 31: Galen

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair, Part II

EDani and Liz respond to questions from the audience about shame, the power of the unthought known, and the growing community of people who find out later in life they were donor-conceived. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

31 MINMAY 30
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Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair, Part II

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair

On this special live episode of Family Secrets, recorded in Los Angeles in January, Dani sits down with indie rock icon Liz Phair to talk about the stories we choose to tell ourselves—and how the act of writing can lead to a deeper, more nuanced understanding of both our pasts and the people we’ve become. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

51 MINMAY 30
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Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Part II

Dani and Gretchen respond to audience questions — including one from a former anonymous sperm donor, who wonders where his loyalties should lie after he’s asked not to tell one of his biological children the truth about her origins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

27 MINMAY 22
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Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Part II

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin

On this special live episode of Family Secrets, recorded in Philadelphia in January, author and podcast host Gretchen Rubin interviews Dani about uncovering the family secret that became the subject of her bestselling memoirInheritance: that her beloved father was not related to her by blood. Gretchen and Dani discuss the aftermath of that discovery — including what it was like to forge a connection with her biological dad — plus the ethics of anonymous sperm donation, and what the rise of DNA testing means for those guarantees of anonymity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

37 MINMAY 21
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Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin

Bonus Episode: In Conversation with Libby Copeland, Pt. 2

On part two of Dani’s conversation with Libby Copeland, Dani and Libby discuss the fallout on the other side of a major DNA revelation, and why DNA testing could make secrecy around a person’s origins a thing of the past. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

36 MINMAY 16
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Bonus Episode: In Conversation with Libby Copeland, Pt. 2

Bonus Episode: Libby Copeland, Author of The Lost Family, on Identity in the Age of DNA Testing

On this special bonus episode of Family Secrets, Dani speaks with Libby Copeland, author and journalist, about the psychological and emotional complexities that face families who have kept secrets, and families who have had secrets kept from them. This is an intimate conversation about the deepest parts of identity exposed by unexpected DNA results. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MINMAY 15
Comments
Bonus Episode: Libby Copeland, Author of The Lost Family, on Identity in the Age of DNA Testing

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: Forever35’s Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer on What Self-Care Means in This Moment

Dani calls up Doree and Kate, hosts of the hit podcast Forever35, for an in-depth conversation about self-care, shifting priorities, and why it’s so important to keep a record of what you’re doing, thinking, and feeling during this time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

44 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Bonus Episode: Forever35’s Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer on What Self-Care Means in This Moment

Listener Stories, June 25

EIn this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. To share your secret, call 1-888-SECRET-0. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

9 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Listener Stories, June 25

Listener Stories, June 19

In this bonus episode we hear from listeners in the Family Secrets community. To share your secret, call 1-888-SECRET-0. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

8 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Listener Stories, June 19

Ep. 31: Galen

EA Unitarian Universalist minister advocates for a new kind of spiritual practice—gratitude—one even the least religious among us can draw comfort from. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MINJUN 3
Comments
Ep. 31: Galen

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair, Part II

EDani and Liz respond to questions from the audience about shame, the power of the unthought known, and the growing community of people who find out later in life they were donor-conceived. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

31 MINMAY 30
Comments
Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair, Part II

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair

On this special live episode of Family Secrets, recorded in Los Angeles in January, Dani sits down with indie rock icon Liz Phair to talk about the stories we choose to tell ourselves—and how the act of writing can lead to a deeper, more nuanced understanding of both our pasts and the people we’ve become. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

51 MINMAY 30
Comments
Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Liz Phair

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Part II

Dani and Gretchen respond to audience questions — including one from a former anonymous sperm donor, who wonders where his loyalties should lie after he’s asked not to tell one of his biological children the truth about her origins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

27 MINMAY 22
Comments
Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Part II

Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin

On this special live episode of Family Secrets, recorded in Philadelphia in January, author and podcast host Gretchen Rubin interviews Dani about uncovering the family secret that became the subject of her bestselling memoirInheritance: that her beloved father was not related to her by blood. Gretchen and Dani discuss the aftermath of that discovery — including what it was like to forge a connection with her biological dad — plus the ethics of anonymous sperm donation, and what the rise of DNA testing means for those guarantees of anonymity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

37 MINMAY 21
Comments
Family Secrets Live: In Conversation with Gretchen Rubin

Bonus Episode: In Conversation with Libby Copeland, Pt. 2

On part two of Dani’s conversation with Libby Copeland, Dani and Libby discuss the fallout on the other side of a major DNA revelation, and why DNA testing could make secrecy around a person’s origins a thing of the past. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

36 MINMAY 16
Comments
Bonus Episode: In Conversation with Libby Copeland, Pt. 2

Bonus Episode: Libby Copeland, Author of The Lost Family, on Identity in the Age of DNA Testing

On this special bonus episode of Family Secrets, Dani speaks with Libby Copeland, author and journalist, about the psychological and emotional complexities that face families who have kept secrets, and families who have had secrets kept from them. This is an intimate conversation about the deepest parts of identity exposed by unexpected DNA results. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MINMAY 15
Comments
Bonus Episode: Libby Copeland, Author of The Lost Family, on Identity in the Age of DNA Testing
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