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Family Ghosts
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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 4,219 ratings
Stellar pacing and tension
Like the best This American Life. Excellent pacing and tension. The best of family complexity and secrets. You’ll find yourself having many “holy moly!” moments.
upsidedown_trees via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/19
So disappointed with season 2
Season 1 was engaging and creative. I was hooked and could not wait for the second season. But wow! How absolutely disappointing; tried way too hard, lost it’s way, and sometimes painful to listen to. Now, these bonus episodes?! I mean why? Why would the Spoke Media divert from content and style...Read full review »
katinakat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
Just keeps getting better!
The first season was addictive, and the second season is even better! The opening episodes on the Love family were incredible, the season maintained the high quality and the last two episodes were icing on the cake!
Mucarly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/19
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