Reviews
This used to be the absolute best podcast. Ben is extremely talented and all around lovable person. But the show has sadly taken a nose dive. The stories have become long, drawn-out, mundane stories. The most recent one was about a woman who was in a “situationship” and then they broke up....Read full review »
podrev123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/24
This awful girl (not a real woman). Laughing and thinking she is so cool and her children not being cared for is disgusting. I wonder how funny she thinks she is when they let her know what a terrible mother she was! Awful episode!!!’
Almost act via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/12/24
It pains me to write this because I really, really like Ben — but he deserves better than the immature, boring guests that volunteer to tell their “secrets.” Problem is, most of them aren’t secrets at all. This most recent season is just full of lame interviews about broken relationships and...Read full review »
IrishHoo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/24
It is horrifying that kids like Skyler and 1000’s more had such an awful time at home and later in the care of others sometimes worse, when these children need more love and care and help than most other children. It is absolutely heartbreaking. Thank you for this story and Ben, what a wonderful...Read full review »
polyorea via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 05/29/24
Probably the worse episode…. Soooooooooo drawn out! Yawn 🥱
Sam4241 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/24
Very sad to listen to… it’s a manifesto of poor decisions perhaps just to keep a roof over the person’s head no matter whether scruples are compromised or not …. I could not finish listen to this episode. Usually 80% of the time episodes have an interesting or funny end. (????) Hole 14th best...Read full review »
Claudia, the Teacher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/24
POD ON BEN
podcaster from birth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/24
Stories are very disappointing. I keep waiting for the exciting part of the secret and it never comes. It feels like a huge waste of time.
Stahpitt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/24
The first episodes were really interesting but lately, not so much. The episode with Jo was painfully and unnecessarily long. Not to mention, Jo was difficult to listen to. The secret was very underwhelming. Perhaps the host can search for individuals with more shocking/interesting secrets.
CWS III via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/24
Just started listening to this podcast a few days and I’m absolutely addicted! I love the chemistry of the hosts and look forward to binging over the weekend! Unique, thought-provoking and funny! Keep up the great work! 👍👍👍
Adrienne223 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/24
Some of the shows lately have been kind of lame. I’m looking at you Australian child psychic episode. I mean, what a boring “secret”.
Bombastic Bushkin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/24
Interesting and engaging, thank you!
celestialangela via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/24
What’s going on with the story selections. They used to be thoughtful and interesting. This latest episode was another pointless Jerry Springer show.
Ellisbee99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/24
There have been some good episodes in the past, but the show has become full of cringy lowlifes with tales from the trailer park.
ttam535 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/24
I found this podcast a few weeks ago after a suggestion from a friend. I have been binging every episode since then. Ben is a great host with a great variety of guests! Love it!!
f7hugugutuyuyit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/24
It’s as if nearly everyone with a “secret” comes directly from central casting- the same world views, normative expectations and more often than not the same vocal fry and pattern of speaking. Like they all had the same cookie cutter lifestyle stamped indelibly on their personalities. The...Read full review »
WhyBabyJesusWhy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/24
At first episodes were a good listen. After initial binge giving a chick getting played and venting is no good. And giving “benevolent” drug dealers and users also no good. These losers are losers and maybe so is Ben. No stars Ben. Pick better secrets.
Wmhunt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/24
I look forward to every episode. Ben does a great job hosting.
cjwilson1952 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/24
Don’t waste your time.
Kristine p. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/24
I love Ben’s open, genuine interview style. Some of the guests are real storytellers. Others seem to need a safe space to vent or get things off their chests, which isn’t always relatable but can be interesting if they are good storytellers. If I’m not feeling a guest, I try to stick with it as...Read full review »
man of names via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/24
Some episodes are really interesting and funny and some are just too annoying and unbearable to listen to. I also feel like I wasted my money on unlocked because I don’t care too much for the host for the unlocked episodes. I loved the episode “His name was trouble” was such a cute story. But I...Read full review »
Awesomenesslyamazing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/24
It was a little difficult listening to Charlee. She literally came across as taking no responsibility for her actions. Her lesson , don’t be too trusting instead of she made bad choices and threw kids in the mix. If there were a saving God he would of protected her from having not 1, not 2 but 3...Read full review »
SunnyDay1245 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/24
There have been great episodes, but it was incredibly disappointing to hear Ben laugh along with a guest who admits to extortion and concocting false allegations for petty revenge. It’s fine to let a guest dig their own grave, but you don’t need to join them in it. You can do (and have done) so...Read full review »
TShaneRogers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/24
I really enjoy this podcast 90% of the time. Some of the stories don’t connect for me, I prefer the deeper conversations, so I tend to skip the silly ones but it’s a great show.
hmdowney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
Mars needs therapy and the revenge model is toxic.
vdoubleyew via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/24
really enjoying the podcast
american_greed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/24
Love the stories, makes you feel less alone. Ben is a caring and compassionate interviewer!
Shooker374 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/04/24
I don’t even know where to begin with how awful this was. The person telling their story is SO obviously lying and I would be willing to bet has made up the majority, if not all, of the details. It’s extremely transparent that she concocted these strange (and super boring) escapades for whatever...Read full review »
Carynn Jackson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/24
Some of the stories are wild, some are touching, and many are reflective of the relatable things in life that we keep secret because we think we’re alone - but we aren’t. But has a great voice and plenty of compassion for his guests, giving them a safe place to cleanse their souls.
ExistentialCrises via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/24
I love this podcast!! I find it to be one of those podcasts you can listen to while you work. Needless to say I’ve been binging on this every day while working and it’s so good and I’m also getting lots of work done. I wanted to leave a review before I got back to work.
Tventimig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/24
I love this podcast, but one thing really bothers me-the way every guest says the word ‘exactly’: Exa-CTUH-ly. Every single letter, every single syllable MUST be sounded out. It’s like each guest is instructed to pronounce it this way before being in the show. I guess it stands out to me because...Read full review »
186Riv507 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/24
What a sweetheart!!! He’s so strong! I’m so impressed! Thanks for sharing!
MaverickAbundance via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/24
My favorite podcast. I love Ben’s voice, his empathy and the great advice he gives to storytellers. He is sincere and asks really excellent questions so we get the full story. I learn from his suggestions and ideas and he feels and sounds like a great therapist. I’d like to know his...Read full review »
Cool J57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/23
The concept is good. And the stories are pretty interesting, but in several episodes the cuts have been messed up. Like the editor took a portion of the story and stuck it in a random place. I feel like I’ve missed several chunks of the story and listened to other parts twice. Long chunks. I’m...Read full review »
Salty.abriana via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/23
I love this show and wait for it to post weekly. The hosts voice is calming. He makes his guests feel comfortable and allows them to feel all the emotions. It’s like having that one friend you can live vicariously through their ordeals. Great show, Great Secrets, Great Host Give it a listen!...Read full review »
ChiefGolden Wolf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/23
Stereotypical westerner backpacker behavior and story in SEA, really not a secret. Stopped listening after she described poverty in Pai, Thailand as “hippie,” so ignorant and gross. I hope she found what she was looking for in life.
Chuveee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/23
..the host asks so many leading questions! I wish he didn’t try to impose a tidy moral lesson onto every guest.
Bluelotus55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/23
some stories are nearly impossible to listen to simple because of the sound quality.
kk65998172 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/23
I started from earlier stories and now caught up. It is evident that stories are getting worse: “secrets” are lame, creation of fake suspense is laughable, host’s questions are irrelevant pretty much most of the time. At first I was thinking getting Unlocked, but now don’t think it would be worth...Read full review »
Genie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/23
There are some good stories and some are frustrating, have no payoff or the guest sets off my b.s. meter so I move on to the next ep. Oddly most stories are from females so it must be the demographic for this pod. Ben reactions can be a little too sensitive and persuasive, leading the guest to...Read full review »
SuperDave$$$ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/23
Long and boring podcast with extremely dragged stories about nothing
Katerina_02_08 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/23
Don’t waste your time with Unlocked. It’s just bad and cringeworthy. The episode in which Susie Lark wholeheartedly sympathized with Jude is particularly unpleasant.
GermanShepard567 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/23
Better editing to cut out redundant content could take this podcast to new heights.
Ss 240 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/23
This show took some warming up to, but it gets better with every episode- the sound quality, the stories, the interactions between host and guest. Episode 204 “Candy Bar Blackmail” not only is my favorite episode from this show, but one of my favorite podcast episodes of all time. Just the kind...Read full review »
Herin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/23
This is my favorite podcast of all. People tell their secrets anonymously so they can let it all out. Fascinating at times, sad at times, terrifying at times, heartwarming at times but always intriguing. The thing that I think makes this podcast so satisfying is Ben’s style. His tone is even,...Read full review »
MermaidinaLake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/23
A little left leaning at times. I prefer middle ground listening to podcasts. I’d like to hear from people from all walks, both sides of the coin. Most shocking -Episode 201 … Jude is a complete sociopath.
Hippapottapudd via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/22/23
Love the content, I can pick a story to fit my mood. I love Bens voice, very soothing and he asks great questions, just what I was thinking! Pod on Ben!!
Nurse life best via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/23
Do you host a podcast?
Track your ranks and reviews from Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more.
See hourly chart positions and more than 30 days of history.
Get Chartable Analytics »