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An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.

An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.
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New York, NY

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An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.

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English

Contact:

202-656-8080


Episodes

75. A YouTube Star's Confession

12/9/2018
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YouTube star Brittani Louise Taylor confesses the lie she told her viewers. Today she tells Ben what she did and why she’s kept it a secret…until now. She also tells him the big way she’s coming out with her truth. Brittani's favorite charity: watoto.com. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. --- WARBY PARKER Thanks to Warby Parker for supporting The Secret Room. Order your FREE Home Try-On’s at warbyparker.com/secret MOLEKULE Thanks to...

Duration:01:23:57

74. When I Was a Broke and Destitute Teen

11/25/2018
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Tracy tells her harrowing tale of survival when she was a broke and destitute teen. Stories her mother never knew. Stories shared here for the first time. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. STORYWORTH: Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/SECRET ZOLA: To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry, go to ZOLA.com/SECRET. Thanks StoryWorth and Zola for supporting The Secret Room! PICTURES Tracy...

Duration:00:31:58

73. My Fascination with Death

11/11/2018
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Quinn's dark preoccupation lead her to an unusual career. Today she lifts the curtains to show us what really happens to the dead as they're prepared for their final journey. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. Thanks to Care/of for supporting The Secret Room. For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code “secret”. Support your favorite indie podcast that could and get healthy...

Duration:00:58:41

72. My Brother from Beyond

10/28/2018
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Louise’s brother Jessie was everyone’s best friend. So she had to conceal her happiness when he died. Louise tells us about their complicated relationship and the unexpected things that have happened since he passed. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. LOLA 40% OFF SPECIAL OFFER. LOLA, founded for women by women, bringing you 100% organic feminine care products To get 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter SECRET when you...

Duration:00:49:21

71. Sarah's Daydreams

10/14/2018
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Sarah's daydreams are so vivid they've crept into her reality. We learn how they manifest in the real world; and Sarah explains why she keeps them secret. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. AWAY TRAVEL OFFER Thanks to Away for supporting The Secret Room. Go to awaytravel.com/secret and use the promo code secret to get $20 off a suitcase! PICTURES Sarah sent a picture of her "relationship vs. single" budget spreadsheet! See how the...

Duration:00:21:54

70. I Left My Mother Homeless

9/30/2018
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The story of an unbreakable spirit in which a young woman is forced to make a decision that will haunt her the rest of her life. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. AWAY TRAVEL OFFER Thanks to Away for supporting The Secret Room. Go to awaytravel.com/secret and use the promo code secret to get $20 off a suitcase! PICTURES See the street where Claire's mom tried to run down her father. Also the only pictures Claire has of her mom (from...

Duration:00:50:27

69. The Sitter and the Assailant

9/16/2018
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Natalie's bizarre story of a two-pronged family betrayal and a kid who was like her brother. RAINN.org Sexual Assault Hotline (USA): 800-656-HOPE (4673). Production support by Susie Lark and Bobbi Jo Valdez AWAY TRAVEL OFFER Thanks to Away for supporting The Secret Room. Go to awaytravel.com/secret and use the promo code secret to get $20 off a suitcase! PICTURES A couple days ago Natalie texted me some details that she didn't feel comfortable sharing in our interview. She said I...

Duration:00:31:01

68. The Reverend's Other Secret

9/2/2018
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Reverend Dave revealed in Ep. 53 that he had an X-Rated Tattoo. But he called Ben recently to tell him he missed an important follow up question; one that would have revealed another secret! We get to the bottom of it in this show. --- PICTURES: See Reverend Dave's tattoo and a mysterious picture of Reverend Dave himself on our Facebook page. facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial...

Duration:00:19:55

67. A Murderous Bond

8/19/2018
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Tai tells why she feels partially responsible for the murder committed by her best friend when they were 15. And there's a twist… Production support by Susie Lark, Caitlin Bartholomew and Elkid. AUDIBLE Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/SECRETROOM or text SECRETROOM to 500-500. Please sign up from a regular computer (not mobile) to ensure your favorite indie podcast that could gets credit. Thank you for supporting...

Duration:00:28:09

66. A Degree of Uncertainty

8/5/2018
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Brittany bluffed her way through her final thesis. Everyone thinks she graduated but Brittany's not so sure. It’s a story where both student and teacher were cheating. My guest is Brittany Ross, host of the Shortcomings Podcast, where she and her co-host Natalie Lander talk with guests about where they fell short in life. Brittany’s also an actress, appearing on U.S. television shows The Middle, 2 Broke Girls and Girl Meets World. And you must follow her colorful Instagram:...

Duration:00:32:54

65. Dangerous Curiosity

7/22/2018
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Laura tells us how she was dramatically busted while cheating with a married man. Then she went back for more. What happened next will amaze you. SHIPSTATION Thanks ShipStation. Get one month Free and an additional month free with Shipstation.com promocode: Secret SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! PICTURES Laura shared so many great pictures for you! See the bangle she dropped and the tank top she was struggling to adjust on that fateful day in Anthony's house. You can also see...

Duration:00:39:35

64. My Daughter's Famous Father

7/8/2018
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Should a young woman with incurable cancer reveal the name of her daughter’s movie star father? PICTURES See a picture Mila took of a typical Amsterdam canal house that leans to one side. She says it looks a lot like hers. facebook.com/secretroompod and instagram.com/secretroompod/ SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! SECRET ROOM TEES ON AMAZON PRIME! Show your affiliation with the coolest indie podcast on the planet with our great tee! Available in your favorite color with free...

Duration:00:22:15

63. Dishonorable Discharge

6/24/2018
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Why Molly received an dishonorable discharge from the military and how she's able to keep it a secret. SHIPSTATION Thanks ShipStation. Get one month Free and an additional month free with Shipstation.com promocode: Secret SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! PICTURES See Molly's Dishonorable Discharge, DD From 212. It says “fraudulent entry into military service” in black and white. Also a picture of the combat boots she was issued for basic training. They look brand new. Get 'em...

Duration:00:31:35

62. Decorum

6/10/2018
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Today’s show explores how people behave, or shouldn’t behave, in very different situations. We hear tales of operating rooms, a vibrator and food. SHIPSTATION Thanks ShipStation. One month Free and an additional month free with Shipstation.com promocode: Secret SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! PICTURES See Derrick suited up for the operating room. Also see Lily, her partner and Sarah in a variety of great pictures while they were still friends. Also: Susie's...

Duration:00:36:07

61. One Summer Night in Kentucky

5/28/2018
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The surprising consequences for an accidental criminal. And what one friend does when another makes a terrible mistake. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/SECRETROOM or text SECRETROOM to 500-500. Please sign up from a regular computer (not mobile) to ensure your favorite indie podcast that could gets credit. Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :) PICTURES: From Sarah: "The first two...

Duration:00:30:36

60. My Secret Career

5/13/2018
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CJ’s first step into the professional world faltered a bit. It was a misstep he had no intention of revealing, ever, until a remarkable coincidence 8 months later forced his hand. SECRET ROOM TEES ON AMAZON PRIME! See Ben sport our tee in heather blue at facebook.com/secretroompod. Show your affiliation with the coolest indie podcast on the planet with this great tee! Available in your favorite color with free returns. Prime members get free two-day shipping in the U.S. Find it now at...

Duration:00:25:30

59. Friendship, Betrayal and Red Stripe Beer

4/29/2018
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Caitlin says she betrayed her best friend. But you might think Caitlin was the friend betrayed. It’s a tale of deception that cuts two ways. AWAY TRAVEL OFFER Thanks to Away for supporting The Secret Room. Go to awaytravel.com/secret and use the promo code secret to get $20 off a suitcase! PICTURES: First up a screenshot of Tom’s half contrite text. There’s also picture Caitlin took of her room the day she moved out of the house that she shared with Amy. The neatly packed boxes...

Duration:00:37:00

58. Secret Brothers

4/15/2018
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Today a story about two secret brothers. Jessica explains exactly what that means and how it's possible. The path to discovery at 39 years of age required careful navigation of family politics with her dad, her mom and her sister…. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/SECRETROOM or text SECRETROOM to 500-500. Please sign up from a regular computer (not mobile) to ensure your favorite indie...

Duration:00:31:31

57. Mafia Princess

4/2/2018
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Sally joins us from Athens to tell us about her love affair with a Mafia kingpin in the early 90s. Hear the surprising way her romance started, what it was like inside the syndicate and how she got out. --- PICTURES: Sally hams it up for the camera, bikini clad on a Greek beach about the time she was dating Michael. And in another she weds her fiancé not long after her affair with Michael ended. They look happy. I just wonder what he did during their breakup! We’ll never know. ~Ben Get...

Duration:00:29:22

56. Father of Mine

3/18/2018
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The complicated and intensely personal chain of events that have led Jessica to keep her father's death a secret. --- PICTURES: First up is a picture of Jessica's bio-dad looking really dapper in a sharp suit and red tie. Next there’s a pic of Jessica as an adorable kid about the time her parents were getting divorced. And of course, you have to see her dogs, which Jessica captioned “The cutest little turkeys EVER” in her text to me. And I have to concur. Get 'em all at...

Duration:00:26:22