Secrets—we all have them. Some are kept from us, some we keep from others and then there are ones that we keep from ourselves. In the third season of iHeartRadio’s “Family Secrets” podcast, host Dani Shapiro talks to a new list of guests as they explore their astonishing family secrets and uncover the extraordinary lessons that the truth can teach us.
In addition to her podcast, Dani Shapiro is a best-selling author who has written several books, including “Hourglass,” “Still Writing,” “Devotion” and “Slow Motion.” Her most recent memoir, “Inheritance,” inspired the podcast and was written after a DNA test revealed that Shapiro’s father was not her biological one. “Inheritance” chronicles Dani’s journey to unlock the hidden story of her own identity as she tries to answer a seemingly fundamental question: What makes us who we are?
The show’s third season follows several themes: Shapiro explores stories about the power of forgiveness and secret-keeping as a form of protection for our loved ones and reputations. There are also conversations about denial—or what Shapiro describes as “protecting ourselves by pretending what we know to be true isn’t”—and why the past is never really gone until we come to terms with how it has affected us.
Fans can check out the third season of “Family Secrets” today! Listen now to hear more stories about how family mysteries can shape, distort and liberate us.