Family Ghosts

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 May 30, 2019
Not what I expected but very interesting stories. highly recommend!

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Description

Every house is haunted. In each episode of Family Ghosts, we 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, and other ghostly characters who cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. 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.

Episode Date
37: The Walls of Jericho
1969
When Erin moves to England, her mother presents her with a life-altering choice. Learn more about Erin at her website, https://www.erinhbarker.com/. Hear more of her work on the Story Collider podcast, and The Moth. This episode is brought to you by the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. For just $5 a month, Kindred Spirits hear our episodes ad-free, get exclusive bonus episodes you won't hear anywhere else, and provide essential support for the work we do here at Family Ghosts. If you have the means, please consider joining them: http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
36: Still Close
2861
Sam receives an unexpected message from the past, delivered by a Spiritualist medium in a mysterious town called Lily Dale. Learn more about Tiffany Hopkins at nobox.us/unseen, and find Steven Cantor's work at https://www.stickfigureproductions.com/. You can stream "No One Dies in Lily Dale" here. This episode is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. If you have the means, please consider joining them at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
BONUS: Missing Brianna Maitland
1341
While you're waiting for next week's all-new episode of Family Ghosts, Sam invites you to check out "Missing," a show about families wrestling with the psychic weight of their family ghosts in real time. If you like it, search for "Missing" from Crawlspace Media wherever you're listening to this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
35: Guests
2008
Mary Terrier tells the story of a woman who seems to hold all the keys. Read more Mary Terrier at http://maryterrier.com. This episode is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. Please consider becoming a member today: http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
34: Foxes
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Kimberly King Parsons tells the story of a mother telling a story about her daughter telling a story. Learn more about Kim and buy "Black Light," her collection of stories, here. Family Ghosts wouldn't be possible without the generosity of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. If you have the means, please consider joining them for just $5 per month at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
33: Rack & Cue
1886
Bradford and Paul come to terms with the people they wish their parents could be - and the people they actually are. Find more of Bradford's stories at http://www.bradfordjordan.com/stories. Find Paul's work with TestifyATX here, and his classes at Merlinworks here. This episode is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. For just $5 per month, Kindred Spirits get early access to our episodes, hear them ad-free, and get bonus content that doesn't appear here in the main feed. If you have the means, please consider joining them at http://patreon.com/FamilyGhosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
32: Unwell - A Midwestern Gothic Mystery
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Sam takes you on a trip to a mysterious boarding house in Mt. Absalom, Ohio - a community riddled with secrets and lost memories. Learn more about Unwell at https://www.unwellpodcast.com. Family Ghosts is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our community on Patreon. For just $5 a month, Kindred Spirits get early access to all our episodes, hear them ad-free, and get exclusive content that's not available anywhere else. If you have the means, please consider joining them at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
31: A Crane in the Bay - Part 3
2026
After more than thirty years of following roads to nowhere, Kate carves her own path. This episode is made possible by the generous support of the Kindred Spirits. For just $5 per month, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our episodes, hear them ad-free, and get exclusive bonus content that's not available anywhere else. If you have the means, please consider becoming a member at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
30: A Crane in the Bay - Part 2
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Kate flees the haunting silence of Baltimore - but no matter where she goes, Eddy's ghost isn't far behind. After decades of torment, she decides to open her own investigation into her father's disappearance. This episode is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kindred Spirits - our community of supporters on Patreon. For just $5 per month, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our episodes, hear them ad-free, and enjoy bonus content not available anywhere else. On top of all that, Kindred Spirits get the good feeling of knowing they’re making the work we do here at WALT FM possible – because the fact is without them, it simply wouldn't be. So if you have the means, please consider becoming a member today at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. And either way, thank you for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
29: A Crane in the Bay - Part 1
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When an unnatural disaster befalls her family, Kate demands answers. But no one's willing to talk. Read David Simon's 1992 article about Kate and her family here. This episode is made possible by the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. For just $5 per month, Kindred Spirits enjoy early access to all of our episodes, and hear them ad-free, and also get exclusive bonus content that's not available here in the main feed. If you have the means, please consider joining them at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Fisher Family Ghosts
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Introducing the first episode of our first-ever Family Ghosts spinoff: Fisher Family Ghosts, a companion podcast to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of HBO's "Six Feet Under." Join Sam and co-host Adrien Behn (Strangers Abroad) for weekly discussions and debates about the Fisher family, whose fictional exploits in Alan Ball's classic dramedy inspired Sam to create Family Ghosts. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to Fisher Family Ghosts wherever you're listening to this - you'll find two additional episodes already waiting for you in the feed! P.S. Don't forget: season 4 of Family Ghosts premieres one week from today! Talk to you then, Ghost Family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
The Limitations of Truth
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Sam is joined by fellow audio storytellers Eleanor Hyde and TK Dutes for a conversation about the power and pitfalls of subjective storytelling. Listen to Unwell: A Midwestern Gothic Mystery here, and find more of Eleanor's work here. Find The Weeksville Project here, and more of TK's work here. And don't miss the fourth season of Family Ghosts, coming to your headphones on January 14th, 2021! This episode is made possible by the generosity of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. For just $5 a month, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our stories, hear them ad-free, and enjoy exclusive bonus content not available anywhere else. If you have the means, please consider joining them at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
T.S.B.
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Sam tells the story of how his uncle unwittingly escorted him to the scummy side of the street. Plus: more news about Season 4 of Family Ghosts, coming your way on January 14th, 2021. Learn more about Robin's show Yum's the Word here. This episode is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. For just $5 a month, Kindred Spirits get early, ad-free access to our episodes, bonus content not available here in the main feed, and other cool surprises - this week, they got a sneak peek at the new Season 4 show art. If you have the means, please consider joining them at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Two Goofs and a Con
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Sam talks to his old friend Ben about an elaborate con that changed the course of both of their lives. PLUS: more exciting updates about our new season, coming January 21, 2021. This episode is made possible by the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. For just $5/month, Kindred Spirits get early access to our stories, hear them ad-free, and exclusive access to bonus content that's not released in the main show feed. If you have the means, please consider joining the Kindred Spirits at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Trying to Wipe Out a Shadow (S4 Update)
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Ophira Eisenberg tells a story about her family's legacy of dark humor and lying. Plus: an exciting update about Season 4 of our show. This episode is made possible by the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. If you have the means, please consider supporting our work for just $5 a month at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
28: The Faith Exam
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Julian joins a church in Poughkeepsie, and discovers a decades-old secret about her uncle. ~41~ Learn more about Andrew Chugg at https://gildedaudio.org/, and about Christina Roussos at https://www.christinaroussos.com/. This episode was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. In addition to ad-free episodes, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our work, and hear exclusive bonus episodes that aren't available anywhere else. This week, they're hearing a special behind-the-scenes interview with Andrew Chugg. If you have the means, please consider joining the Kindred Spirits at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
27: The Mission
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Decades after her brother's mysterious disappearance, Toni finally learns the truth about what happened to him. ~41~ This is episode is made possible thanks to the support of the Kindred Spirits, our community of supporters on Patreon. In addition to ad-free episodes, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our episodes, as well as bonus exclusives you won't hear anywhere else. This week, they're hearing a very special excerpt from our Family Ghosts Live show at the Bell House last summer. If you have the means, please consider joining them by donating $5 per month at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
26: Spirit World
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Mythic masonry, a haunted crucifix, and the Marfa lights. This week: Jim peeks behind the veil of Gothic horror, Susan's mom goes looking for - and finds - evidence of the afterlife, and Melle searches the highways of Louisiana for some missing pages of her family's history. ~41~ This episode is made possible by the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our supporters on Patreon. In addition to early access to episodes, Kindred Spirits hear all our stories ad-free, and get exclusive bonus content. This week, they're hearing audio from last summer's run of Family Ghosts Live shows. If you have the means, please consider supporting our work by donating $5/month at http://patreon.com/familyghosts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
25: The Ambassador
2866
Mac and his mom have a lot to talk about: her relationship with her psychic, his brother's murder, and a life-altering betrayal that happened decades ago. But with her health in rapid decline, Mac's starting to worry it might be too late to get any answers. ~41~ This episode is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kindred Spirits - our supporters on Patreon. In addition to getting early access to all our episodes, and hearing them ad-free, Kindred Spirits get special bonus episodes that aren't available anywhere else. This week, they're hearing Mac read the Gawker essay that inspired this week's story. If you have the means, please consider becoming a Kindred Spirit for just $5 a month at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
24: Little Stonehenges
3156
Following her father's death, a ghost appears in Natalie's childhood home and refuses to leave. Natalie has spent the last few decades attempting to decode the ominous messages it left behind. ~41~ This episode is made possible by the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our supporters on Patreon. In addition to early access to all of our episodes, Kindred Spirits hear them ad-free, and get bonus episodes that aren't available anywhere else. This week, they're hearing a story from Sam about a supernatural experience of his own. If you have the means, please consider joining the Kindred Spirits for just $5/month at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. And to learn more about "There Is Evil In This House," the play Natalie wrote based on her haunting, click here: https://newplayexchange.org/users/23061/natalie-dressel.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
23: Your Ghost
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Three stories about the moment when the static dissolves, and a transmission from the past comes through loud and clear. Featuring Sandi Marx (https://www.sandijmarx.com/), Richard Cardillo (https://themoth.org/storytellers/richard-cardillo), Nimisha Ladva (https://twitter.com/nimishaladva), and Maggie Carson (http://maggiecarsonmusic.com). ~41~ This episode is made possible by the generous support of the Kindred Spirits, our supporters on Patreon. For just $5/month, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our episodes, hear them ad-free, and get exclusive bonus episodes that aren't available anywhere else. If you have the means, please consider joining them at https://www.patreon.com/FamilyGhosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
22: The Trove
3378
Mariah travels to a country she's never been to in hopes that she can find a man she's never met: her father. ~41~ This episode is supported in part by the Kindred Spirits - our supporters on Patreon. For just $5 a month, Kindred Spirits get early access to all of our episodes, hear them ad-free, plus exclusive bonus episodes that aren't available anywhere else. This week, they're getting a behind the scenes conversation between Sam and Mariah about the development process for this week's story. If you have the means, please consider joining the Kindred Spirits at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
21: Collateral For Ten Million
3334
Kierran grew up hearing stories about her grandfather's adventures owning diamond mines, tangling with the mafia, robbing banks, and other wild tales. But as she's gotten older, Kierran's starting to realize some of those stories might be total B.S. And if they are, she wants to know why everyone was so willing to let him get away with it. ~41~ The Kindred Spirits, our supporters on Patreon, have already heard this episode ad-free - and they're also getting exclusive bonus episodes you can't hear anywhere else. If you have the means, please consider joining them for just $5 a month at http://patreon.com/familyghosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
20: A Boy In A Story
3408
David tells the story of three unlikely family members who shaped his life. ~41~  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
19: The Clotilda Legacy, Part 3: The Reckoning
2668
Ring the bell so the world will know. ~41~ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
18: The Clotilda Legacy, Part 2: The Stronghold
2465
Joycelyn and Darron try to escape the shadow of the Meaher family's pervasive influence in Africatown. ~41~ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
17: The Clotilda Legacy, Part 1: The Descendants
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Africatown is a small community in Mobile, Alabama, where many families share a painful history. For decades, their story has been an open secret - until now. ~41~ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Season 3 Trailer: A Circle of Ghosts
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The official trailer for Season 3 of our show - coming to your headphones on December 4th. ~41~ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
16b: Bone Hill - Act 2
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Martha's family makes a home on Black Mountain, and reckons with the past. "From whence we came, we shall return. From the old ways, our lessons learned." - Martha Redbone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2019
16a: Bone Hill - Act 1
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Martha's family has their land stolen, and then their identity. More than a hundred years later, Martha wants to set the record straight. "In the still of our hollows, we hear the calling of our Lord. Black coal is running through our veins." - Martha Redbone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2019
15: A Settling in the Bones
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Kirya's childhood home was haunted by two elusive ghosts - the fleeting presences of her grandfathers, neither of whom she knew much about. When she discovers an old audio cassette recording of herself making up songs and stories about the world she thought she understood, she decides it's time to seek out some real answers. "Here's to missed beginnings, and things that never start - for these are the ghosts that run around in my heart. When I see that where I'm going isn't where I want to be, I get the urge to call you up, and see if you would come and meet me." - Slaid Cleaves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2019
14: The Sasquatch of Spring Valley
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After Asher's uncle dies, the family goes to clean out his apartment, and discovers a box of love letters from a woman they've never met. "Yes, you call me in the morning. You call me in the morning - I'll tell you what to do if you call me in the morning." -Harry Nilsson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2019
13: June & George
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Kimberly's grandparents find themselves imprisoned without cause. When they're released, they refuse to talk about it, leaving Kimberly and her family with a lot of questions about what happened. "Try to separate a man from his soul. You only strengthen him and lose your own." - Brother Ali Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2019
12: The Chinese Food Incident
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A mysterious burglary has haunted the Falco family for 25 years. This week, we try to catch the thief.  "What comes easy, you better hold on to. Because when it gets tough, believe me when I tell you: all you got is what you been through." - Melissa Ferrick Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2019
11: His Minor Years
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A souvenir from from Meara's great-uncle turns out to be a clue about a scandal that almost tore her family apart. "I've got a box of old photographs - mostly pictures of you. I never look at those pictures anymore - I guess you got your negatives, too. They're playin' oldies on the radio - kick the clutch and shift the gears. You can drive all night long, but you can't get there from here." - Trout Fishing In America Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2019
10: The Love Family, Part 3 - Constance & Composure
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Posey tries to uncover the connection between the loss of her mother and her parents' time in the Love Family. "I've lived my whole life for it to come down to this. Remember me if I forget." - Charlie Parr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2019
9: The Love Family, Part 2 - Vision & Completion
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Love is real. "Those of us who are lost and low - we know how you feel. We know it's not right, but it's real." - Laura Marling Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2019
8: The Love Family, Part 1 - Love & Logic
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After a fateful acid trip in 1967, a man named Paul tries to build his ideal family. "You and I both know that the house is haunted. You and I both know that the ghost is me." - Shakey Graves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2019
Season 2 Trailer: We Never Really Talked About Our Past
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The official trailer for Season 2 of our show. New episodes begin on May 15th. "I've been told there is a power in the blood. Is it enough? Is it enough to carry me back from where I am, to where I was? I hope there is some power in my blood." - Josh Ritter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2019
7: None Of Your Business
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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 haunted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2017
6: That You Should Be Happy
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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
Dec 13, 2017
5: Lookin' Good, Charlie
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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 Twitter and Instagram: @famghoshow. Thank you for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2017
4: A Spirit of Vengeance
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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 for listening to the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2017
3: Sue's Clues
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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: eepurl.com/c6qJIL. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2017
2: No Brown Spots
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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
Nov 15, 2017
1: The Family Jewels
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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 your vote by subscribing at itunes.com/panoplypilots, or you can vote at panoply.fm/panoplypilots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2017
Season 1 Trailer: Every House Is Haunted
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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
Mar 21, 2017