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An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.

An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.
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New York, NY

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An intimate journey into the hidden lives of ordinary people. Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells.

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English

Contact:

202-656-8080


Episodes

85. I Was a Teenage Catfish

4/16/2019
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Amber catfished teenage boys for three years. But can a catfish have real feelings? And if she does, how does that work out? Amber tells us who she talked to and how she pulled it off. THE TRAIL WENT COLD Hear Ben on The Trail Went Cold Ep 120. It's about the unsolved murder of Amber Tuccaro. PICTURES See the drawing JD composed to express his love for Amber. Also see Amber in her catfish years and as the woman she is today. They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and...

Duration:00:34:35

84. The Only Survivor

4/2/2019
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What’s the worst thing a loved one has ever done to you? Rachel tells us about two relationships that collide and the terrible things that people are capable of. Thanks to Care/of for supporting Secret Room. For 50% off your first Care/of order, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code secret50. PICTURES See Rachel and Justin during happy times. Also an image of Rachel’s phone as she’s playing Justin’s voicemail on the podcast. They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and...

Duration:00:51:24

83. A Cut Too Deep

3/19/2019
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One summer night 20 years ago, when he was just a kid, Matt’s parents had an encounter on the staircase. An encounter he blames himself for to this day. ---- Thanks Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. Thanks to Murder Book Podcast for supporting The Secret Room. Check out Michael Connelly’s new “Murder Book” podcast wherever you get your podcasts or at murderbookpodcast.com. ---- PICTURES See a picture of Matt and his brothers from 20...

Duration:00:33:08

82. My Daughter's 50 Siblings

3/5/2019
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How would you react if an unethical doctor's behavior gave you a huge and beloved family? In this episode June explains how it is that her daughter has 50 siblings and counting. And it's not why you think! ---- Thanks Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. Thanks to Murder Book Podcast for supporting The Secret Room. Check out Michael Connelly’s new “Murder Book” podcast wherever you get your podcasts or at...

Duration:00:27:22

81. Despicable Houseguest

2/19/2019
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Would you tell an over-the-top obnoxious and drunk house guest to get out? What if he was your best friend's husband? You will not believe what happened to Roxy. TEAM Production support: Susie Lark Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez Digital Marketing: Tassja Cadoch The Sound Engineer: Chet PICTURES See Roxy at her wedding. Maude, her best friend and bridesmaid stands behind her. Also, the the bathroom that got soaked in vomit on that hapless night now restored to its original...

Duration:00:33:47

80. Once A Daughter Now A Stranger

2/5/2019
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In order to manage the deep resentment she feels toward her mom, Hannah lies to her family about something very important. Production support: Susie Lark Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez PICTURES See Hannah and her mom, their faces obscured, at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s last year. Also mom’s room at the memory care facility and the cute fluffy white doggie dad takes along on his walks with mom. Go get 'em: facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and instagram.com/SecretRoomPod and soon at...

Duration:00:26:44

79. My Horrible Wish That Came True

1/22/2019
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We explore Ashley’s complicated family dynamic and the challenges a sister faces when the brother she loves dearly has severe addictions. When Ashley reveals her secret you might wonder about its consequences and whether Ashley bears any blame for what happened next. Production support: Susie Lark Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez PICTURES See Ashley and her brother on her wedding day. It’s one of her favorites, taken the last time her extended family was all together. Also: the the...

Duration:00:42:48

78. Street Secrets

1/20/2019
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In our last Sunday feed I present a look back at some of our favorite Street Secrets from 2018. Come back in just two days for our first regular Tuesday show. It's "79. My Horrible Secret That Came True." We'll be there every other Tuesday. Forever. :) ~Ben Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez, Caitlin Bartholomew, Elkid and Susie Lark. PICTURES See Susie's favorite artistic renderings of Street Secrets from 2018. Go get 'em: facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and...

Duration:00:11:58

77. I Secretly Recorded My Boyfriend

1/6/2019
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Jo hopes her boyfriend never discovers that she records him. Because if she did the world she’s constructed with those recordings would collapse in an instant. Production support: Susie Lark and Dahlia Beta Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez PICTURES See Jo holding a picture of her boyfriend, his face obscured, you know, to protect the innocent! Go get 'em: facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and instagram.com/SecretRoomPod and later in the week at twitter.com/SecretRoomPod And check out Jo's...

Duration:00:37:14

76. Celebrity Chicken Caper

12/23/2018
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Today we peek into the secret lives of the rich and famous with a story that lands at the intersection of celebrity and . . . chicken! A celebrity demands five live chickens be delivered to his New York City loft, but he never knew what it took to get them there. Production support: Susie Lark. ZOLA: To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry, go to ZOLA.com/SECRET. CARE/OF For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com...

Duration:00:39:46

75. A YouTube Star's Confession

12/9/2018
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YouTube star Brittani Louise Taylor confesses the lie she told her viewers. Today she tells Ben what she did and why she’s kept it a secret…until now. She also tells him the big way she’s coming out with her truth. Brittani's favorite charity: watoto.com. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. --- WARBY PARKER Thanks to Warby Parker for supporting The Secret Room. Order your FREE Home Try-On’s at warbyparker.com/secret MOLEKULE Thanks to...

Duration:01:23:57

74. When I Was a Broke and Destitute Teen

11/25/2018
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Tracy tells her harrowing tale of survival when she was a broke and destitute teen. Stories her mother never knew. Stories shared here for the first time. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. STORYWORTH: Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/SECRET ZOLA: To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry, go to ZOLA.com/SECRET. Thanks StoryWorth and Zola for supporting The Secret Room! PICTURES Tracy...

Duration:00:31:58

73. My Fascination with Death

11/11/2018
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Quinn's dark preoccupation lead her to an unusual career. Today she lifts the curtains to show us what really happens to the dead as they're prepared for their final journey. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. Thanks to Care/of for supporting The Secret Room. For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code “secret”. Support your favorite indie podcast that could and get healthy all...

Duration:00:58:41

72. My Brother from Beyond

10/28/2018
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Louise’s brother Jessie was everyone’s best friend. So she had to conceal her happiness when he died. Louise tells us about their complicated relationship and the unexpected things that have happened since he passed. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. LOLA 40% OFF SPECIAL OFFER. LOLA, founded for women by women, bringing you 100% organic feminine care products To get 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter SECRET when you...

Duration:00:49:21

71. Sarah's Daydreams

10/14/2018
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Sarah's daydreams are so vivid they've crept into her reality. We learn how they manifest in the real world; and Sarah explains why she keeps them secret. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. AWAY TRAVEL OFFER Thanks to Away for supporting The Secret Room. Go to awaytravel.com/secret and use the promo code secret to get $20 off a suitcase! PICTURES Sarah sent a picture of her "relationship vs. single" budget spreadsheet! See how the...

Duration:00:21:54

70. I Left My Mother Homeless

9/30/2018
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The story of an unbreakable spirit in which a young woman is forced to make a decision that will haunt her the rest of her life. Production support: Susie Lark. Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez. Thanks guys. AWAY TRAVEL OFFER Thanks to Away for supporting The Secret Room. Go to awaytravel.com/secret and use the promo code secret to get $20 off a suitcase! PICTURES See the street where Claire's mom tried to run down her father. Also the only pictures Claire has of her mom (from...

Duration:00:50:27

69. The Sitter and the Assailant

9/16/2018
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Natalie's bizarre story of a two-pronged family betrayal and a kid who was like her brother. RAINN.org Sexual Assault Hotline (USA): 800-656-HOPE (4673). Production support by Susie Lark and Bobbi Jo Valdez AWAY TRAVEL OFFER Thanks to Away for supporting The Secret Room. Go to awaytravel.com/secret and use the promo code secret to get $20 off a suitcase! PICTURES A couple days ago Natalie texted me some details that she didn't feel comfortable sharing in our interview. She said I...

Duration:00:31:03

68. The Reverend's Other Secret

9/2/2018
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Reverend Dave revealed in Ep. 53 that he had an X-Rated Tattoo. But he called Ben recently to tell him he missed an important follow up question; one that would have revealed another secret! We get to the bottom of it in this show. --- PICTURES: See Reverend Dave's tattoo and a mysterious picture of Reverend Dave himself on our Facebook page. facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at...

Duration:00:19:55

67. A Murderous Bond

8/19/2018
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Tai tells why she feels partially responsible for the murder committed by her best friend when they were 15. And there's a twist… Production support by Susie Lark, Caitlin Bartholomew and Elkid. AUDIBLE Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/SECRETROOM or text SECRETROOM to 500-500. Please sign up from a regular computer (not mobile) to ensure your favorite indie podcast that could gets credit. Thank you for supporting...

Duration:00:28:09

66. A Degree of Uncertainty

8/5/2018
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Brittany bluffed her way through her final thesis. Everyone thinks she graduated but Brittany's not so sure. It’s a story where both student and teacher were cheating. My guest is Brittany Ross, host of the Shortcomings Podcast, where she and her co-host Natalie Lander talk with guests about where they fell short in life. Brittany’s also an actress, appearing on U.S. television shows The Middle, 2 Broke Girls and Girl Meets World. And you must follow her colorful Instagram:...

Duration:00:32:54