Family Secrets

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iHeartPodcast Network

Family Secrets

5.0/5

Critic Rating

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.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Pod Sauce Editors • Pod Sauce Oct 19, 2022

"...from deeply disturbing finds to embarrassing gaffes and traumatic experiences, these discoveries can help us heal and learn life lessons. Tune in for over 140 episodes uncovering astonishing secrets..."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Life Hacker May 31, 2022

"You’ll appreciate the show if you’re a reader—Dani is a poetic interviewer, and all of her guests are writers, and writers generally make for excellent storytellers. Each episode will draw you into the author’s story and leave you wanting more..."

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Score: 5

B.K. Jackson • Severance Magazine Sep 2, 2019

"While not all listeners may agree with Shapiro’s choice at times to bring her own experience, as detailed in “Inheritance,” into the conversation, I find it to be one of the key strengths of the podcast, elevating the episodes from mere recitations of events to conversations that give and take and uncover the deeper threads that run through all the stories. Her literary skills let Shapiro set the stage for the revelation of the secrets. She adds just enough descriptive detail and context at various points, keeping the pace and moving the narrative forward. She knows instinctively when to step back and let the guest have the floor and when to interject to summarize, amplify, or invite a deeper discussion. Her commentary, rather than distracting, highlights what’s universal about these experiences. As the podcast moves from story to story, Shapiro points to the thru lines and acknowledges the echoes from guest to guest about knowing, keeping, or revealing secrets. It’s a way of saying “I see, I understand, I’ve been there.”…"

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