Family Ghosts

Family Ghosts

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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Season 2 Update

Family Ghosts

An important update about our second season.

2 Min

Oct 1, 2018

BONUS: Salt in the Eggs with Hubby Jenkins

Family Ghosts

Producer Odelia Rubin talks to Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) about blending music with history.

29 Min

Sep 12, 2018

Keeping the Wounds Raw with Thi Bui

Family Ghosts

Producer Jennifer Lai in conversation with graphic novelist Thi Bui.

34 Min

Aug 29, 2018

2 min
Aug 22, 2018

Come see "Family Ghosts" live in Brooklyn on September 13th!

32 min
Jul 25, 2018

Season 1 storyteller Mark Pagan (Lookin' Good, Charlie) shares a new piece from his podcast "Other Men Need Help."

57 min
Jun 27, 2018

Producer Veralyn Williams talks to Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage.

38 min
May 30, 2018

Producer Jacob Smith sits down with best-selling author and "Revisionist History" host Malcolm Gladwell.

38 min
Apr 24, 2018

Producer Jayson De Leon talks to singer-songwriter Josh Ritter about the ways his music influenced Season 1 of Family Ghosts.

29 min
Mar 28, 2018

A big announcement about the future of our show, plus a conversation with prize-winning journalist Steve Fishman, host of "Empire on Blood."

46 min
Dec 20, 2017

Sam discovers he has an uncle he never knew about.

47 min
Dec 13, 2017

Micaela is haunted by a recurring dream - a vision from her family's harrowing past.

55 min
Dec 6, 2017

Mark's only memories of his father are tender, stubbly hugs and an old leather shaving kit.

43 min
Nov 28, 2017

Jill grew up hearing the terrifying legend of "the crazy man from Mississippi." But as an adult, she starts to question her mom's version of the story.

53 min
Nov 22, 2017

When Nick's grandfather died in 1994, something bizarre happened: his aunt Susan stole the body and hid it.

54 min
Nov 15, 2017

Everything changed for Caila on June 22, 2010. On today's episode, she finally confronts the truth about what happened that night.

1 min
Nov 8, 2017

Every house is haunted.

7 min
May 19, 2017

A bonus clip from "The Family Jewels"

1 min
Apr 20, 2017

An update on the future of Family Ghosts.

50 min
Mar 23, 2017

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.

1 min
Mar 17, 2017

Coming soon from Panoply, it's Family Ghosts - the legends we can't forget, but don't always want to remember.

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