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 Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour.

Society & Culture
True Crime
History
1
FG Presents: Unfinished - Short Creek
A sneak preview of Unfinished: Short Creek - a new investigative podcast from Witness Docs and Critical Frequency.
14 min
2
28: The Faith Exam
Julian joins a church in Poughkeepsie, and discovers a decades-old secret about her uncle.
50 min
3
27: The Mission
Decades after her brother's mysterious disappearance, Toni finally learns the truth about what happened to him.
47 min
4
26: Spirit World
Is it you? Are you there? I miss you.
50 min
5
25: The Ambassador
Mac and his mom have a lot to talk about: her relationship with her psychic, his brother's murder, and a life-altering betrayal that happened decades ago.
42 min
6
24: Little Stonehenges
Following her father's death, a ghost appears in Natalie's childhood home, leaving a trail of troubling clues.
47 min
7
23: Your Ghost
Three stories about the moment when the static dissolves, and a transmission from the past comes through loud and clear.
57 min
8
22: The Trove
Mariah travels to a country she's never been to in hopes that she can find a man she's never met: her father.
50 min
9
21: Collateral For Ten Million
Kierran tries to figure out if any of her grandfather's stories were true.
50 min
10
20: A Boy In A Story
David tells the story of three unlikely family members who shaped his life.
51 min
11
19: The Clotilda Legacy, Part 3: The Reckoning
Ring the bell so the world will know.
38 min
12
18: The Clotilda Legacy, Part 2: The Stronghold
Joycelyn and Darron try to escape the shadow of the Meaher family's pervasive influence in Africatown.
35 min
13
17: The Clotilda Legacy, Part 1: The Descendants
A community in Mobile, Alabama is haunted by a shameful secret.
31 min
14
Season 3 Trailer: A Circle of Ghosts
The official trailer for Season 3 of our show.
2 min
15
16b: Bone Hill - Act 2
Martha's family makes a home on Black Mountain, and reckons with the past.
53 min
16
16a: Bone Hill - Act 1
Martha's family has their land stolen, and then their identity.
41 min
17
15: A Settling in the Bones
Kirya's childhood home is haunted by two elusive ghosts.
46 min
18
14: The Sasquatch of Spring Valley
After Asher's uncle dies, the family goes to clean out his apartment, and discovers a box of love letters from a woman they've never met.
47 min
19
13: June & George
Kimberly's grandparents find themselves imprisoned without cause. When they're released, they refuse to talk about it.
43 min
20
12: The Chinese Food Incident
A mysterious burglary has haunted the Falco family for 25 years.
44 min
21
11: His Minor Years
A souvenir from from Meara's great-uncle turns out to be a clue about a scandal that almost tore her family apart.
52 min
22
10: The Love Family, Part 3 - Constance & Compo...
Posey tries to uncover the connection between the loss of her mother and her parents' time in the Love Family.
56 min
23
9: The Love Family, Part 2 - Vision & Completion
Love is real.
37 min
24
8: The Love Family, Part 1 - Love & Logic
After a fateful acid trip in 1967, a man named Paul tries to build his ideal family.
52 min
25
Season 2 Trailer: We Never Really Talked About ...
The official trailer for Season 2 of "Family Ghosts"
2 min
26
7: None Of Your Business
Sam discovers he has an uncle he never knew about.
46 min
27
6: That You Should Be Happy
Micaela is haunted by a recurring dream - a vision from her family's harrowing past.
47 min
28
5: Lookin' Good, Charlie
Mark's only memories of his father are tender, stubbly hugs and an old leather shaving kit.
55 min
29
4: A Spirit of Vengeance
Jill grew up hearing the terrifying legend of "the crazy man from Mississippi." But as an adult, she starts to question her mom's version of the story.
43 min
30
3: Sue's Clues
When Nick's grandfather died in 1994, something bizarre happened: his aunt Susan stole the body and hid it.
53 min
31
2: No Brown Spots
Everything changed for Caila on June 22, 2010. On today's episode, she finally confronts the truth about what happened that night.
54 min
32
1: The Family Jewels
One afternoon in 1961, a mysterious woman in sunglasses wandered into my grandfather's jewelry shop and stole his heart. Two years later, she vanished without a trace.
50 min
33
Season 1 Trailer: Every House Is Haunted
Every house is haunted.
1 min