Reviews
This is actually the second time I listened to this show. I really enjoyed it both times. you did a good job. it’s very personal and heartfelt. It’s really interesting hearing about other peoples lives and marriages . thank you
"L"724 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/29/24
This was deeply comforting to me. I really benefitted from hearing so many people talk about how they are okay after a divorce. I found this full of love for life.
elizmariekline via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/23
This podcast is so honest and reflective and moving. I loved it and have already recommended it to many people. Fantastic work!
Dohrmonster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/22
Good insights all around. Thanks for taking the time to deep dive the relationships in the family. Divorce isn’t failure, it’s a learning curve. Sharing & listening helps all.
B k ninja via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/22
This is a really insightful
Ness876 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/05/22
I could listen to entire season just of his grandmother! Loved her. Loving this podcast. So real. So honest. So refreshing.
DvGuts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/22
I stumbled upon the podcast at a time when I needed it most. In a season of contemplating the sustainability of my own relationship, the interviews provoked thought that caused me to examine my own life and some of the generational curses that my family continues to be plagued with. It sparked...Read full review »
jamijah76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/22
Very interesting content. Ian Cross does a great job as a host and narrator. I wasn’t too into the music part, but still enjoyed this podcast!
frissjan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/22
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this exploration of marriage and divorce. The editing impressively wove the stories of each episode together, which were also beautifully enhanced with music
pod happy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/22
The outro music is way too long. He seems like he’s expecting to divorce. She sounds like an immature kid saying ’like’ every other word. Kind of dull but good try
Fun1894 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/22
This podcast explores one family’s experience with marriage and divorce. It looks at multiple generations within a family and explores why people marry and what ultimately led them to divorce. Very well done - writing, music, mixing. Well worth a listen.
MargoLikesPodcasts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/22
I’m enjoying your honest writing and catchy tunes!
Smuckeridontevenknowher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/22
As an audio producer, this made my heart sing. As a child of divorce, this made my heart ache. As a newlywed, this strangely gave my heart comfort. Ian really delivers in this thoughtful, well-crafted beautifully scored narrative show. Worth every minute of your time.
Genesee10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/22
I “like” the show, topic and content, but PLEASE stop saying “like” every other word (Ian’s wife).
enjoyable listening via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/22
Wow, this might be one of the most impactful things I’ve ever spent time listening to. I will likely listen a second time. So appreciate you exploring marriage and the different narratives and struggles within. I would enjoy continued discussions with your family or on similar topics. Enjoyable...Read full review »
mrs lisa mclaughlin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/22
I listen to a lot of podcasts and this one really stood out to me. This show is tender and simple. Decidedly absent are the frills and fancy production of many other shows, which my ears appreciated a great deal. I think we need more heartfelt shows like this.
LucyPodcaster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/22
I’d love to hear more interviews with your grandmother. Sounds like she has lived a fascinating life.
A Montanan Abroad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/22
Meh
I perhaps had unrealistic expectations of this narrative. The first two episodes made me hopeful for deep questioning and perhaps less tepid realizations. That may not be the fault of the program / maybe I asked too much of it. I found some the conclusions a little self congratulatory. Would love...Read full review »
*.?!'z via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/22
Thank you for this masterpiece, it was done so well. A lot of lessons for anyone, no mates family background or marital status.
Just As Special via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/22
I have loved listening to the stories and songs in this podcast. I come from a family where people stay married regardless of the circumstances. I was married for a time in my 20s and got divorced over, among many things, $5 worth of gas. I will take these stories and the insights provided by...Read full review »
Imkrispnw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/22
I am hooked. I can’t wait for the next story and have so many members of my family coming to mind. Thanks for this.
lauryn1723 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/22
Ran across this on the Apple podcast app and this episode was listed as best of the year. Listening to some guy talk to his dysfunctional parents? Was waiting for the interesting part which never happens.
Kmacula via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/22
4 stars for the first couple of episodes. I like the idea of the podcast but when the wife intrudes I can’t understand her and she takes the topic off course.
Suckmypickle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/22
Ian (with help from Kelsey) are able to explore and present the topic of marriage and life long partnerships with honesty, clarity, respect, humor and introspection. Thank you both- and thank you to your amazing family!
dawnik via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/22
What a cool analysis of marriage disguised as a family memoir (or is it the other way around?) I love the narrator’s thoughtful and honest voice. Society creates many lies around marriage and love, and his work finds the voices of actual human beings. This is a really beautiful work of art.
professorbgirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
Thoughtful. Nuanced. But definitely made by someone who hasn’t been married long and who generally looks on the bright side. It was nice to listen to podcast that doesn’t see divorce as a failure. It’s just where some people end up. The most refreshing episode is the last one. Strange that there...Read full review »
csl writes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/21
This has me all in my emotions!! Thanks to you and your family for sharing ❤️
Tachsiyo3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/21
I skipped past this one too many times. In fact I didn’t decide to listen until the first episode showed up on Apples best single episodes of the year list. Then I listened to the remaining episodes immediately. This really is a beautifully done podcast. I found Ian Coss’s grandmothers story...Read full review »
Idiza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/21
Nice someone did a “family study” about this. Introspective, and helpful to people who have been affected by divorce act some point in time. My mom always taught us that relationships are a challenge. That’s why i admire everyone who is able to be in them.
gustywinz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/21
The intimate details of people’s lives are always intriguing and the more honest they are the more they invite us to evaluate our own. I didn’t find myself critical of my own flaws but rather found that I was not so alone in them.
lion rock heart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
I literally just stumbled across this podcast. I love it so much! I think it’s the history and hearing about how people grew up, it’s just all really moving. I feel particularly touched by the grandmother. I feel a connection to her. The way she talks was just like my great gma who passed away at...Read full review »
cameron swier via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
Your synopsis or comments at the end of episode two were particularly moving to me. You’ve put into words exactly what I’ve felt. Feelings that I couldn’t pin down until I heard your words, “By committing to Kelsey I was really committing to a version of myself…” and “there are now boundaries to...Read full review »
WendyInMotion via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/21
This was so polished and absorbing. As someone in your aunts’ and uncles’ generation (they are such marvelous people, too), I wonder at the void in every discussion regarding children. Was the divorce traumatic for the kids? Your father hints at this. Your radical — and traumatized...Read full review »
listening in Electric City via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/21
This was a podcast I had been skipping over bc it’s not my typical genre, but I’m so glad I decided to finally give it a listen. It’s so grounding. Good job 👍
katkaye via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/21
I’m giving this 4 stars based on my first listen. There’s some awesome story telling, however… Just listening to this opening episode, I’m noticing some glossing over of what could be abusive events. I don’t think it’s fair to say your mother is “embellishing” and “being dramatic” when your dad...Read full review »
Klaskah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/21
Oh dear, your wife missed the boat entirely. She had PTSD, her mother wanted her safe with someone that could support her and keep her safe. She needed therapy. Can you imagine what she saw? Women who don’t want to be mothers are not likeable, I know… I don’t like them either. Her mistake was in...Read full review »
simplymeintx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/21
Randomly came across this podcast and so far, I am loving it. Truly made me reflect on my own life, the way I grew up watching my parents and their behaviors. I always question marriage and wonder if relationships are doomed to fail because I’ve also seen a lot of divorced couples in my family. I...Read full review »
gonz1623 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/21
Love the songs at the end of each episode. But the storytelling is beautiful. More relatable then you know! Very impactful. Thank you!
Mamaceuel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
Thought this was great to peel back the curtain of very closed loved ones’ stories - the ones we think we know…and the ones that are accurate.
wishedItwereBetter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/21
I downloaded this in the hope it might be interesting. It was so much more. The people interviewed were honest about themselves & their failed relationships. The interviewer was great as well. Loved the music! Thanks!
salishseer via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/30/21
Very thought provoking about the impact that marriage in your family impact your view of them. I have only had 1 divorce in my family, but that doesn’t mean all marriages were happy. Interesting perspective. Very well produced as well
hil_perks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/21
I am enjoying it so far. The wife’s insertions are unnecessary and kind of annoying. Maybe it’s her voice, she’s hard to listen to. Also, I’m fascinated how much Ian is fascinated by this almost like he’s questioning his marriage.
Katrinae via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/21
This podcast is fantastic, yet sad. I have never realized how important the solid marriages of my parents, in-laws, and aunts and uncles have been to my own (currently 15 year) marriage. Excellent interviews of the host’s family members, which cannot be easy at all. Very well done.
LeftyLex via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
Amazing reflections on the gifts that accompany a relationships dissolve as well
NBPJC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
While this is not the most polished podcast, it is vulnerable and honest. The host and his family are very reflective and open about relationships in an endearing way. The episodes are almost too short, as I’d love to hear more of the conversations. It’s a good conversation starter and prompt...Read full review »
SquirrelGirl85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/21
It made me really think of my past marriage , the divorce and my current partner . I love Aunt Rari.
talski123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/21
My parents have an unhappy and unhealthy marriage of 43 years: it’s something my brother and I, and all extended family members don’t understand. How/why do they stay together ? I’ve loved these stories so much and find meaning and space for thinking in each episode. I love the host and his...Read full review »
pblythe1224 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/21
I learned a lot from this podcast and wish I could’ve heard this 40 years ago. It was insightful and would want my kids to listen to this. Makes you look at things much differently and I recommend this to everyone
TaytumTaehyung via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/21
I listen to Family Ghost, and Ian’s first episode was played on that podcast along with an interview or conversation about his undertaking. I just loved that first episode, and the conversation was totally engrossing and enlightening. So, now I have to listen to the whole enchilada! If the next...Read full review »
JennJohns84 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/21
Accidentally found it. So glad I did. Great show!!
Mefromnc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/21
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