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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

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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Program Note: If you downloaded early (8p-Midnight Sunday) you might not have the updated episode. Please delete and redownload. Sorry for the error, I'm on vacay! ~Ben (See some pics on Instagram and Facebook "SecretRoomPod.") 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...

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

55. FGM: Aisha's Story

3/4/2018
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One woman's experience with female genital mutilation (FGM) and how it's impacted her life. A story of perseverance and triumph. Here is the World Health Organization's fact sheet on female genital mutilation. --- PICTURES: See the one memento Aisha's held on to: the armband from her stay at the hospital when her stitches were released. A picture of it, in the jar where it rests, waits for you at facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our...

Duration:00:40:23

54. Dominatrix

2/19/2018
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Patty tells us stories from the edge when she put herself through graduate school as an escort and dominatrix. --- PICTURES: A picture of Patty's favorite corsets. She always made more money when she wore the pink one. Also, two pictures of Patty back in the day! facebook.com/secretroompod. 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...

Duration:00:36:42

52. The Long Goodbye

1/21/2018
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When should Emily reveal her condition to people she's dating? She's in a difficult position and bears all the responsibility. Also, the fallout from last episode's french fry secret! Celebrate radio producer Joe Frank's life by listening to his trailblazing program "Joe Frank: Work In Progress." JoeFrank.com Joe left us January 15th, 2018. --- 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...

Duration:00:25:58

51. A French Fry Secret So Nice...

1/7/2018
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Niky comes clean with a high school secret her mom will hear for the first time when she downloads this podcast. --- LISTENER SURVEY: Your 30 seconds filling out a 7 question survey is everything to us! (It's to help us attract advertisers.) http://survey.libsyn.com/secretroom PICTURES: Niky and Ben in the makeshift studio they set up for this interview. See it at facebook.com/secretroompod right now! FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free...

Duration:00:07:14

50. A New Year's Eve to Forget

12/27/2017
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Today, The New Year's Eve tale of a good woman scorned. And, is a hot dog a sandwich? Susie asks Twitter! Also, a curated collection our favorite street secrets this year. So much fun to button up 2017. Happy New Year’s from your favorite little podcast that could. :) --- 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...

Duration:00:16:46

49. Accidental Gay Escort

12/10/2017
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Max's amazing story of how he stumbled into a profession he never dreamt of. --- LISTENER SURVEY: Your 30 seconds filling out a 7 question survey is everything to us! (It's to help us attract advertisers.) http://survey.libsyn.com/secretroom PICTURES: 1. The koi pond. 2. The view of Phoenix Max took on a hike with a gentlemen. 3. Outside the guest suite of one of Max's gentlemen in downtown Phoenix. Hurry, they're at facebook.com/secretroompod right now! FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks...

Duration:00:33:04