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Family Ghosts

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Every house is haunted. In each episode of “Family Ghosts,” we'll investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations. Grandmothers who were secretly jewel smugglers, uncles who led double lives, siblings who vanished without a trace...these specters cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. But we are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with each others’ legends, perhaps we can see each others’ realities more clearly. Hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour.

Every house is haunted. In each episode of “Family Ghosts,” we'll investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations. Grandmothers who were secretly jewel smugglers, uncles who led double lives, siblings who vanished without a trace...these specters cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. But we are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with each others’ legends, perhaps we can see each others’ realities more clearly. Hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour.
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United States

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Panoply

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Every house is haunted. In each episode of “Family Ghosts,” we'll investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations. Grandmothers who were secretly jewel smugglers, uncles who led double lives, siblings who vanished without a trace...these specters cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. But we are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with each others’ legends, perhaps we can see each others’ realities more clearly. Hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour.

Language:

English


Episodes

Season 2 Update

10/1/2018
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An important update about our second season. "There’s times the lines get hard to see. And there’s days the haze takes over me. But in the end you’re gonna grit your teeth, and keep movin'." - John Fullbright Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:19

Season 2 Update

10/1/2018
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An important update about our second season. "There’s times the lines get hard to see. And there’s days the haze takes over me. But in the end you’re gonna grit your teeth, and keep movin'." - John Fullbright Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:03:38

BONUS: Salt in the Eggs with Hubby Jenkins

9/12/2018
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Producer Odelia Rubin talks to Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) about blending music with history, and keeping the family in the work. PLUS: a meta edition of Wild Card Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:21

BONUS: Keeping the Wounds Raw with Thi Bui

8/29/2018
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Producer Jennifer Lai talks to graphic novelist Thi Bui about using intimate, personal stories to talk about big questions, the delicate art of interviewing family members about the hardest parts of their lives, and the intersection of those challenges in her memoir, "The Best We Could Do." PLUS: on this week’s installment of Wild Card Wednesday, a quick trip to the Pastures of Heaven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:28

Announcing Family Ghosts Live!

8/22/2018
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Big news, Ghost Family! We're having a special live show in celebration of our second season, and we'd love for you to be there! On September 13th at 8pm, join us at the Bell House in Brooklyn for live music and storytelling from Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Micaela Blei (The Moth), Gianmarco Soresi (59E59), and Ophira Eisenberg (NPR). Plus - a very special surprise guest! Tickets are just $15 with promo code GHOSTS - get one (or ten!) at our website:...

Duration:00:02:18

BONUS: Mark Pagan's Manual Transition

7/25/2018
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Season 1 storyteller Mark Pagan (Lookin' Good, Charlie) shares a new piece from his podcast, "Other Men Need Help." PLUS: on this month's installment of Wild Card Wednesday, a piece of slam poetry about one of the characters from "No Brown Spots." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:53

BONUS: Telling Our Stories To Ourselves with Tayari Jones

6/27/2018
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Producer Veralyn Williams explores the vitality of black women telling their own stories with Robin Boylorn (Crunk Feminist Collective) and Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage. PLUS: on this week's installment of Wild Card Wednesday, Sam drinks root beer in a terrifying mansion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:53

BONUS: A History of Mischief: Malcolm Gladwell on Storytelling

5/30/2018
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Producer Jacob Smith sits down with best-selling author and "Revisionist History" host Malcolm Gladwell to talk about his signature approach to storytelling, finding ideal interview subjects, eggplant parmesan pancakes, and much more. PLUS: Sam's friend Nick discovers the meaning of life on this week's installment of "Wild Card Wednesday." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:00

BONUS: Josh Ritter's Electric Dissatisfaction

4/25/2018
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Producer Jayson De Leon talks to singer-songwriter Josh Ritter about the ways his music influenced Season 1 of Family Ghosts. PLUS: another installment of Wild Card Wednesday, featuring bonus audio from Season 1 storyteller Jill Chenault. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:39

BONUS: A Mutual Seduction: Steve Fishman's Empire On Blood

3/28/2018
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A big announcement about the future of our show, plus a conversation with prize-winning journalist Steve Fishman, host of "Empire on Blood," a new seven-part true-crime drama from Panoply. Thanks for bearing with us these last few months, Ghost Family! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:48

7: None Of Your Business

12/20/2017
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Sam discovers he has an uncle he never knew about. He starts asking questions his father never thought he'd have to answer - and gets answers he never knew he needed. For more information about our show, please visit our website: http://familyghosts.panoply.fm. And if you have a story you'd like us to consider for a possible future season, don't hesitate to email us: familyghosts@panoply.fm. Thank you for listening to the first season of Family Ghosts - where every house is...

Duration:00:47:13

6: That You Should Be Happy

12/13/2017
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Micaela is haunted by a recurring dream - a vision from her family's harrowing past. This week, she tries to figure out what it means. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @famghoshow. Learn more about the show and join our mailing list, the Ghost Post, at our website: http://familyghosts.panoply.fm. Thank you for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:59

5: Lookin' Good, Charlie

12/6/2017
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After his dad dies when Mark is only 14, Mark is forced to make his way without much guidance - his only memories of his father are tender, stubbly hugs and an old leather shaving kit. What did Mark's dad mean to him? And will he ever kill it in a dance montage? For our full episode archive and lots more information about our show, visit our brand-new website: http://familyghosts.panoply.fm. For more stories like this one, listen to Mark's podcast, "Other Men Need Help." Find us on...

Duration:00:55:51

4: A Spirit of Vengeance

11/29/2017
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NOTE: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence. Jill grew up hearing the terrifying legend of Austin Riddick, who her mom always called "the crazy man from Mississippi." But as an adult, she starts to question her mom's version of the story. The closer she gets to the truth about Austin, the closer she comes to confronting the truth about herself. Find our show on Twitter and Instagram: @famghoshow. Join our mailing list, the Ghost Post: http://eepurl.com/c6qJIL. Thanks...

Duration:00:43:56

3: Sue's Clues

11/22/2017
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When Nick's grandfather died in 1994, something bizarre happened: his aunt Susan stole the body and hid it. Susan died shortly thereafter, and for the last twenty-three years, Nick and his family have agonized over his grandfather's whereabouts - but much to Nick's frustration, never enough to actually try and find him. This week, Nick asks "Family Ghosts" host Sam Dingman to see what he can do. Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @famghoshow. Join our mailing list, the Ghost Post:...

Duration:00:53:41

2: No Brown Spots

11/15/2017
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Everything changed for Caila on June 22, 2010. On today's episode, she finally confronts the truth about what happened that night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:47

1: The Family Jewels

3/23/2017
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One afternoon in 1961, a mysterious woman in sunglasses wandered into my grandfather's jewelry shop and stole his heart. Two years later, she vanished without a trace, leaving his life and career in ruins. For years, that's all I knew about her - until a few months ago, when I decided to start asking questions. This show is part of the Panoply Pilot Project. Ever wonder how a podcast gets greenlit? Now YOU get to be part of the process. Help us decide which pilots will become series! Cast...

Duration:00:50:53

Trailer: Every House Is Haunted

3/21/2017
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Coming November 15th: true stories of the spirits that haunt our family histories. Each week, we'll bring you a different family's attempt to exorcise their ghost. Our pilot episode, "The Family Jewels," produced as part of the Panoply Pilot Project, is available now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @famghoshow. Subscribe to our newsletter, The Ghost Post. And remember: every house is haunted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:11