The Secret Room | True Stories

The Secret Room | True Stories Podcast

What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.

138. Peak Trouble
Roy tells us his secret tale about guns, money, drugs and a District Attorney on the run.  ACORN.TV Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALSBecome a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.     PICTURES  See Steve and Jim just before the burglary.  Also Roy and Steve as kids; catching up as adults; and Roy's famed eel skin wallet!   They are all wai...

137. Torch
Julie tells us about a powerful relationship that’s consumed her life for twenty years.  No one knows about it, not even her husband.  ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET.  DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET.  FUNCTION OF BEAUTY Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. FunctionofBeauty.com/​secret to get 20% off your order.  PICTURES  See ...

136. The Long Shadow
Robert’s entire family never told him a secret about his childhood. It was a secret he only learned at 35 years old.  It had a profound impact on his life.  FEALS  Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   HELLO FRESH (New offer for March!)Go to HelloFresh.com/secret12 and use code secret12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!   PICTURES  See Robert as a kid and as an adult.  There's also a picture of young Robert with his mom. They are all wa...


135. Head In The Clouds
Harper met a goat farmer in Morocco who took her and her boyfriend on a most unexpected journey.  It was an experience that shall forever remain secret. ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET.  DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET.  FUNCTION OF BEAUTY Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. FunctionofBeauty.com/​secret to get 20% off your orde...

134. Two Minutes
Joe was clinically dead but can’t tell anyone.  It was an experience that seemed destined, but was entirely avoidable.  Joe tells us about his roundtrip to the other side and why it has to be a secret.   DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET.  FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   HELLO FRESH (New sponsor!)Go to HelloFresh.com/10secret and use code 10secret for 10 free meals, including free shipping.  PICT...

133. It's Just a Transaction
Christina exacts a special kind of revenge on a man who made her life miserable.   ACORN.TV Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. FUNCTION OF BEAUTY Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. FunctionofBeauty.com/​secret to get 20% off your order! PICTURES See Christina picking up Chad after deployment.  Christina also sent pictures with her pooch Sloane, Chad and her new UK boyf.  They are ...


132. Intentional Community
When Karen hiked the Pacific Crest Trail she stumbled into something she did not expect.  Let's call it a cult. Now, she’s ready to talk.  DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALSBecome a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  PICTURES See Karen, her trail buddy, “The Shack” and some friends at the farm. They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED ...

131. New Year's Eve Fireworks
Dee tells us how her non traditional relationship ended in a spectacular way.  It’s a story of a funeral, a New Year’s Eve and covert manipulation. AURATE  Visit AurateNewYork.com/secret and use secret for 15% off your first purchase.  BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret.  DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET.  PICTURES SEE Dee and Ryan on the explosive New Year's Eve, Ryan’s profile picture where he's sporting his Kelly Kapowski tee, and also...

130. The Last Kiss
Penny’s love was more poignant, and more tragic, than her young heart deserved to bear.  Fate's cruel hand deals a blow to a first love. ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET.  DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALS  Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES See Penny and Rachel together, and a card from Rachel that Penny cherishes today.  They are waiting for ...


129. Man Acquitted
Steve witnessed a horrific event as a kid.  When his mom got swept up in it he didn’t utter a word. It’s been 35 years and she still has no idea about her son’s role.  BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALS  Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES See Steve in high school and posing with his buddy who was there that night.  Also see the...

128. Fetish
Amy’s got a fetish Instagram account with 25k followers.  How she makes money from it, why she wants to walk away and why she can’t tell her husband.  Let's go! Her page has been taken down since we interviewed in September, but Amy has a back up page with some of her more recent work.  Instagram: 5.5feet_obsession.   I also have pics...see below. ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALS ...

127. Haunted Ashtray: Tale of the Goat Head
Kay tells us about her craft project that may have summoned a demon from the underworld.  And keep your spooky on for a bonus Halloween secret after the credits! ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES See the goat head ashtray, Kay in the library and the possessed security cam! They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secre...


126. The Klan
As a kid, Noelle visited her gramma’s trailer all the time.  It was there she made a shocking discovery.  DIPSEA  Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES  See Noelle’s great gramma’s house, her mom and dad, with mom and greatgramma, and in Tanzania. They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Noelle s...

125. QUEENPIN
Leah was partners with the mastermind of a thriving drug operation. No one knows about her decade long spree and how it all came crashing down. BETTER HELPGet 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. PICTURES  See the grow house where Leah quickly pulled herself together when the police came by.  Also pictures of Leah and Aaron a few days before his death. They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle:...

124. Anything For A Hit
Sarah tells how she framed her drug dealer.  It’s a dark, gritty story of crime and violence that her husband doesn’t even know.  AMAZON SMART LIGHTING BUNDLE  To get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle, go to amazon.com/secretroom FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES  Here’s Sarah’s drug-mobile, pictures of her on crack and then a month after getting sober.  Also, the boyfriend’s mugshot!    They are waiting for you on Face...


123. Flight
Alejandro tells us about the meticulous planning needed for his nerve wracking escape from a dictatorship.   DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES  See pictures of Alejandro and his girlfriend in their too-good-to-be-true apartment and hundreds of thousands of worthless currency. Also Ben’s picture of Argentina's spectacular Iguazu falls where Alejandro hopes to...

122. Daughters
Kay tells us about a man who’s very nature changes before her eyes. The story will sneak up on you just as it did with Kay…and her daughters.  ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   RAYCON Get 15% off your order at BuyRaycon.com/secret. PICTURES  See pictures of Kay and her daughters.  Also the bar where all the parties took place.  Be sure to note the second f...

121. Darcy's
While at an unexpected stop on an around-the-world trip something happened that shook Greg’s world.  It’s a secret he’s held for 36 years.  BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/secret. DIPSEA  Get a 30-day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/secret. RAYCON Get 15% off your order at BuyRaycon.com/secret. PICTURES  See Greg in Bali on the first leg of his tour.  Also, the old Humber that he drive around New Zealand.  And best of all, Greg right before he quit the police force, i...


120. The Sun Goddess
Elizabeth has deep, consuming feelings for someone. But she can’t tell anyone because no one would understand.   BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. DIPSEA  Get a 30-day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES See pictures of Elizabeth and Michael. Also a selfie of Elizabeth and Ben at the U.S. Capitol in August 2019. The pictures are waiting for you on...

119. Crisis of Conscience
Our guest Jay was a pioneer, the first college grad in her family.  But was her education a fraud?  It all came to a head on graduation day. RAYCON Get 15% off your order at buyraycon.com/secret. FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. PICTURES See Jay in drama class and with Dad at graduation. The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secret...

118. Promised Land
Spencer was determined to flee his home country as a teen.  It’s a story of cunning and determination to make a better life.   FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES See Spencer, his visa and passports.  The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED 118Coming soon, Spencer's eye popping adventure in Hollywood where sex parties were his ticket into show business. ...


117. The Take Down
It’s Renee vs. the Drug Kingpin in a Percocet showdown of the ages!  Hear what goes on behind the scenes in a real narco undercover op.  RAYCON Get 15% off your order at buyraycon.com/secret. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. PICTURES See the the salon that was the drug front. Also Renee, the Dunkin' Donuts and the police station in her story. The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED 117Ben and Ren...

116. Explosive Indictment
Mike stands accused of a terrible crime.  Can a man gain redemption for a crime not committed?  FEALS Thanks to Feals. Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES We have pictures of Mike 20 years ago when his story took place.   Also the courthouse and jail from his story.  And you can see the building where the alleged crime took place. The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   SECRET ROOM ...

115. Veiled Conception
Susan is the secret daughter of a public figure.  It’s a story of wealth, bribery, deceit and Jesus.    BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. PICTURES See the pictures Susan gave to the pastor of herself as a baby and of her mom.  Also see Susan with Alan on the day he adopted her and the pastor in red on stage. The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED 115Our bonus edition of this episode features an ...


114. Trafficked
A story of sex, drugs, money and violence. Lisa can’t forgive herself for helping the man who said he was her friend.  FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.    PICTURES See pictures of Lisa then and today; the bus station where she met Kiki and Jasmine; and Jasmine with her kids.  The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED 114Our bonus edition of this episode features ...

113. Too Much Butt!
Kris started a business 12 years ago with her ex. It’s a venture she can’t tell her husband about!     PICTURES See pictures of Kris and her butt, with her ex and at her wedding!   The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED 113Hear what became of Kris' ex after the story.  It will leave you astounded!  Also an edited portion of the interview that Ben is sure to be roasted for mercilessly in our Facebook Discussion Group. How could h...

113. Too Much Butt!
Kris started a business 12 years ago with her ex. It’s a venture she can’t tell her husband about!     PICTURES See pictures of Kris and her butt, with her ex and at her wedding!   The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod. SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED 113Hear what became of Kris' ex after the story.  It will leave you astounded!  Also an edited portion of the interview that Ben is sure to be roasted for mercilessly in our Facebook Discussion Group. How could he...


112. Inside
A moment inside pandemic life in this extra edition of The Secret Room.  SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at Patreon.com when you support.  In thanks you'll receive a subscription to our companion podcast: The Secret Room | Unlocked.  ALL OUR SPONSORS See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  Join our fan run Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) PODCAST TEAM  Producers: Su...

112. Inside
A moment inside pandemic life in this extra edition of The Secret Room.  SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at Patreon.com when you support.  In thanks you'll receive a subscription to our companion podcast: The Secret Room | Unlocked.  ALL OUR SPONSORS See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  Join our fan run Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) PODCAST TEAM  Producers: Su...

111. La Casper: On The Streets
Maria made hard choices to fix her young life. It’s a tale of gangs, drive-bys and an El Camino.  In pictures:  A map of the territory Maria's gang claimed.  Also the Jack-in-the-Box burger joint that was Maria and S's HQ and source of sustenance.  And a picture of Maria today, her face obscured.    The pictures are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod. DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALSBecome a member at Feals.com/SECRET and ...


110. Boys and Cars
A pair of high-octane secrets sure to get your engine purring!  Pictures: Jordan with his Nissan Maxima and wife.  Also Dave’s parking lot and the house he grew up in! They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED 110 An audio diary and bonus pictures from Ben while in the Serengeti National Park...

109. Mournful Return
Something terrible happened to Sarah’s mom, and she doesn’t know what to do with what she’s learned.  In pictures: Sarah's mom standing in the front door of her house on a Google Street View image.  Also, the last picture of her mom when she and Sarah said goodbye at the airport when she left for Japan.  Also a picture of the compound where Sarah and her husband lived in Okinawa.   They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month ...

108. Border Town
A woman helped cover up a horrific tragedy in a Mexican border town when she was young, and it haunts her to this day. In pictures:  See Vane in her high school days posing with Efrain.   They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Search @secretroompod.  BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. HANDY To get your first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan, vis...


108. Border Town
A woman helped cover up a horrific tragedy in a Mexican border town when she was young, and it haunts her to this day. In pictures:  See Vane in her high school days posing with Efrain.   They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Search @secretroompod.  BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. HANDY To get your first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan, vis...

107. Gone
Jan made up an enormous lie to explain how her perfect relationship ended.  She even told it to her kids, her sister and the man she later met and married.  In pictures:  See Jan and Rick together; Jan's salon; and the actual text exchange where he ghosts her.   They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Search @secretroompod.  BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. DIPSEA  Thanks Dipsea. Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET.  FEALS Become ...

106. Rage
There’s something in Larry’s past that women he dates have a right to know, but he’s kept it a secret from most of them. In pictures:  See Larry on his wedding day and at the bar he used to work at.  They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. BUZZFEED AND THE BBC  Welcome new listeners who saw us on this new Buzzfeed artic...


105. Father's Demise
Everyone thought Holly’s dad died in an accident.  Now, ten years later, she’s discovered the truth.  Hear why she can't tell her family.   In pictures: Holly and her dad; her grandma's ring; Paddle Pops and Dunlop Volleys. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join our fan page! Click here or ...

104. Underdogs
We produce 26 episodes of this podcast each year.  But we get hundreds of secrets.  Many are shorter and just can’t fill a whole episode.  And that leaves me torn, because we have all these wonderful stories, but no where to share them….  But as we close out the year, I thought this would be a great time to give them life.  So hang on for a special collection of secrets that are funny and heartfelt.  We’ve curated them just for you, to wrap up this year with a bow.  ~Ben BETTER HELPGet 10% off your first mo...

103. Collared
A woman tells us about the devastating impact spending seven years in an underground community had on her. See pictures:  Rose and her partner now; her bag of tricks and her formal collar.  They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. NATIVE Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code SECRET. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join our fan page! Click here or search for the ...


102. Special Announcement
We've been working on a special project for you behind the scenes.  Quietly, diligently, secretly toiling for eight months.  It’s involved a lot of people, and no one has spilled the beans.  And now it’s ready! Today we announce a new podcast: The Secret Room | Unlocked. The Secret Room | Unlocked is a companion podcast to The Secret Room.  Unlocked episodes drop a week after the The Secret Room.  Between both podcasts you'll have fresh content every week. Each Unlocked episode is a director's cut version...

101. Shortcut To Success
Mina's step dad saved her from a life of ruined due to scholastic failure.  The first stop was an old, decaying building in Istanbul. See pictures of Mina and her beloved Heidi dog; "The School," and her creations and studio.  They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. NATIVE Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nati...

101. Shortcut To Success
Mina's step dad saved her from a life of ruined due to scholastic failure.  The first stop was an old, decaying building in Istanbul. See pictures of Mina and her beloved Heidi dog; "The School," and her creations and studio.  They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. NATIVE Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nati...


100. Don't Call Me Hero
A former cop doesn’t tell anyone her true feelings about receiving a lifesaving award. See pictures of Maddie's Lifesaving Award and Medal. Also her tattoo that represents the medal. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. VOTE NOW The Secret Room is finalist for Best Podcast 2019. But your vote is needed to get the title.  It's all on your shoulders now!  Support your favorite indie podcast that could at the Discover Pods Awards. Click the link or go to DiscoverPods.com...

100. Don't Call Me Hero
A former cop doesn’t tell anyone her true feelings about receiving a lifesaving award. See pictures of Maddie's Lifesaving Award and Medal. Also her tattoo that represents the medal. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. VOTE NOW The Secret Room is finalist for Best Podcast 2019. But your vote is needed to get the title.  It's all on your shoulders now!  Support your favorite indie podcast that could at the Discover Pods Awards. Click the link or go to DiscoverPods.com...

99. The Skin I'm In
Nicole has a secret disease she says is kinda gross. How she hides it and the heartbreaking toll it takes on her.  Here are Nicole and her husband, & the the break room her friend disinfected.  They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELPGet 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join our fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to j...


98. The Caretaker's Downfall
Evan was federally investigated for something he did while caring for an autistic child.  He meant no harm, but he paid a heavy, heavy toll.  Evan sent pictures of him with Brian.  Also a picture of evidence that brought Evan down. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BUFFY For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :...

98. The Caretaker's Downfall
Evan was federally investigated for something he did while caring for an autistic child.  He meant no harm, but he paid a heavy, heavy toll.  Evan sent pictures of him with Brian.  Also a picture of evidence that brought Evan down. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BUFFY For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :...

97. Fire Follows Me
Kelly and her friends caused a horrific explosion and fled the scene. No one was ever brought to justice. Kelly describes the terrible events of that evening and the devastating blows karma has dealt her and her family. See pictures Kelly and Mike together; Roy shopping for fireworks; and the cute apartment that burned down just after Kelly moved out.   They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. NATI...


97. Fire Follows Me
Kelly and her friends caused a horrific explosion and fled the scene. No one was ever brought to justice. Kelly describes the terrible events of that evening and the devastating blows karma has dealt her and her family. See pictures Kelly and Mike together; Roy shopping for fireworks; and the cute apartment that burned down just after Kelly moved out.   They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. NATI...

96. Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
A 2 a.m. phone call plunged Lindsay into a deep hole of sex and drugs. She confesses for the first time in 17 years the terrible path she traveled and the things she had to do get her fix. See pictures of Lindsay with the Journey CD, Kyle and her BFF.  Also the parkade where her story began. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter pr...

96. Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
A 2 a.m. phone call plunged Lindsay into a deep hole of sex and drugs. She confesses for the first time in 17 years the terrible path she traveled and the things she had to do get her fix. See pictures of Lindsay with the Journey CD, Kyle and her BFF.  Also the parkade where her story began. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. BUFFY  For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter pr...


95. Death Row Devotion
Jen feels empathy for a convicted murderer she saw on a reality TV show.  Find out what happens when love blossoms on Death Row, and the one thing that Todd did that devastated her. See pictures of Jenn, Todd and a letter he sent her with the prison's stamp on it. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELP Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. NATIVE Get 20 percent off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo ...

95. Death Row Devotion
Jen feels empathy for a convicted murderer she saw on a reality TV show.  Find out what happens when love blossoms on Death Row, and the one thing that Todd did that devastated her. See pictures of Jenn, Todd and a letter he sent her with the prison's stamp on it. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. BETTER HELPGet 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. NATIVEGet 20 percent off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo co...

94. A Fox's Tale
Bird did something terrible on her way home from work one day.  It impacted a lot of lives, and she told a lie so that she wouldn’t be blamed for what she did.  See pictures of Bird, David and Ethan. Also a picture in the junk yard of Bird's terribly, terribly smashed car.  They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUPJoin our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :) BETTER HELPGet 10% off your first month ...


93. The Fox's Den
Shelley tells us about how an invitation to a closed bar landed her in jail, and much worse.  That night still haunts her eight years on.  Shelley sent pictures of her at Derrick’s bar; with her "piece of shit car;” and with her “gay hubs” John.  See them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUPJoin our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :) NOOMWhat do you have to lose? Visit noom.com/secret to start your trial tod...

92. Guilt Born of Innocence
“My secret is I feel ashamed about something my parents made me do when I was a kid.  I'm really lucky my cousin survived it.”   See Mark and his brothers a couple of years after our story on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUPJoin our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :) BUFFY Thanks  Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code secret. BETTER HELP Thanks Better Help.  Get 10% of...

91. Hidden Face
A young woman tells us why she alters her appearance.  Her friends, classmates, teachers and even her boyfriend don't know what she really looks like.  The reason she hides her appearance will surprise you.  See Jane's old and new wigs on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Also see the gym where her truth was revealed. Search @secretroompod. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUPJoin our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :) NATIVE Thanks Native. Get 20% off your first pur...


90. On the Lam
"My name is Sarah and my secret is I went on the run from the law when I was 17; I spent some time in jail, but thanks to a twist my criminal record isn’t connected to me.  Some might say I’m still on the lam…but I don’t see how it could catch up to me…" BETTER HELP Thanks Better Help.  Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret NOOM  What do you have to lose? Visit noom.com/secret to start your trial today. PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro. The Sound Engineer: Chet ...

89. Grave Legacy
Kendall keeps her sick ex-husband's secret from their daughter. She only knows half of it, and revealing even that could have dire consequences. Should she tell the part she knows or let him take his secret to the grave?   GREEN CHEFGo to GreenChef.us/secret75 for a total of $75 off, that’s $25 off each of your first 3 boxes of GreenChef BUFFY  Thanks  Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. PICTURES Kendall sent pictures of her and her husband when they were mar...

88. Objectum Sexual
Joey comes out to family about a sexual orientation that is unlike any other.  Joey falls in romantic love with objects. BUFFY Thanks  Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET. PICTURES See Joey and Robotroll together.  Robotroll's pink shock of hair is something to behold.  We also have an image of the Objectum Sexual pride flag. They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @SecretRoomPod. PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachelle Bro...


87. My Fake Science
Thomas tells us how his father's high expectations led him to pursue a demanding career he neither wanted nor was highly skilled at. At a pivotal moment at university he made a calamitous choice that undid years of study and nearly wrecked his career. PICTURES See Thomas in selfie mode, the text about his former classmate and the journal he uses in his new career to track data. They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @SecretRoomPod. PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachell...

86. My Catfish Wrecked Me
Brie let her catfish into some dark corners of her life - at her own peril. And when she tells you her catfish’s real identity, the truth will astound you as much as it did Brie.   LIVELY Thanks Lively! Get $10 off your first order by visiting: wearlively.com/secret and enter SECRET at checkout. Only available in US. STORYWORTH Thanks also to StoryWorth. Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/secret PICTURES See Brie's catfish and the very bathroom where Brie's cousin Malcom committed the unspeak...

85. I Was a Teenage Catfish
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 COLDHear Ben on The Trail Went Cold Ep 120.  It's about the unsolved murder of Amber Tuccaro. PICTURESSee 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 Twitter.  Our handle on each...


84. The Only Survivor
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 The 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 Twitter.  Our handl...

83. A Cut Too Deep
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. ---- PICTURESSee a picture of Matt and his brothers from 20 years ago, their faces o...

82. My Daughter's 50 Siblings
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 murderbookpodcast.com. ---- PICTURESSee June and her...


81. Despicable Houseguest
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 splendor.  See them on Face...

80. Once A Daughter Now A Stranger
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 twitter.com/SecretRoomPod ~B...

79. My Horrible Wish That Came True
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 cardinal feather she ...


78. Street Secrets
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 instagram.com/SecretRoomPod    SECRET ROOM TE...

77. I Secretly Recorded My Boyfriend
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 Instagram: instagram.com...

76. Celebrity Chicken Caper
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 and enter promo cod...


75. A YouTube Star's Confession
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 Molekule for support...

74. When I Was a Broke and Destitute Teen
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 shared pictures of her fro...

73. My Fascination with Death
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 at the same time. ...


72. My Brother from Beyond
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 subscribe.   Help us...

71. Sarah's Daydreams
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 numbers stack up with a...

70. I Left My Mother Homeless
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 her wedding day) and o...


69. The Sitter and the Assailant
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 could post her text fo...

68. The Reverend's Other Secret
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 audible.com/SECRET...

67. A Murderous Bond
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 the Secret Room. :) ...


66. A Degree of Uncertainty
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: @iambrittanyross. Credits: Prod...

65. Dangerous Curiosity
Laura tells us how she was dramatically busted while cheating with a married man.  Then she went back for more.  What happened next will amaze you. SHIPSTATION Thanks ShipStation.  Get one month Free and an additional month free with Shipstation.com promocode: Secret SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! PICTURES Laura shared so many great pictures for you! See the bangle she dropped and the tank top she was struggling to adjust on that fateful day in Anthony's house.  You can also see the parking lot where...

64. My Daughter's Famous Father
Should a young woman with incurable cancer reveal the name of her daughter’s movie star father? PICTURES See a picture Mila took of a typical Amsterdam canal house that leans to one side.  She says it looks a lot like hers.  facebook.com/secretroompod and instagram.com/secretroompod/   SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey!   SECRET ROOM TEES ON AMAZON PRIME!  Show your affiliation with the coolest indie podcast on the planet with our great tee!  Available in your favorite color with free returns. Prime memb...


63. Dishonorable Discharge
Why Molly received an dishonorable discharge from the military and how she's able to keep it a secret. SHIPSTATION Thanks ShipStation.  Get one month Free and an additional month free with Shipstation.com promocode: Secret SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! PICTURES See Molly's Dishonorable Discharge, DD From 212. It says “fraudulent entry into military service” in black and white.  Also a picture of the combat boots she was issued for basic training.  They look brand new. Get 'em now: facebook.com/secre...

62. Decorum
Today’s show explores how people behave, or shouldn’t behave, in very different situations. We hear tales of operating rooms, a vibrator and food. SHIPSTATION Thanks ShipStation.  One month Free and an additional month free with Shipstation.com promocode: Secret   SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! PICTURES See Derrick suited up for the operating room.  Also see Lily, her partner and Sarah in a variety of great pictures while they were still friends.   Also: Susie's #DisappointingDoodles of today's orang...

61. One Summer Night in Kentucky
The surprising consequences for an accidental criminal.  And what one friend does when another makes a terrible mistake. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD:  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 the Secret Room. :) PICTURES: From Sarah: "The first two pictures are from tha...


60. My Secret Career
CJ’s first step into the professional world faltered a bit.  It was a misstep he had no intention of revealing, ever, until a remarkable coincidence 8 months later forced his hand.   SECRET ROOM TEES ON AMAZON PRIME!  See Ben sport our tee in heather blue at facebook.com/secretroompod.  Show your affiliation with the coolest indie podcast on the planet with this great tee!  Available in your favorite color with free returns. Prime members get free two-day shipping in the U.S. Find it now at Amazon.com. (Or ...

59. Friendship, Betrayal and Red Stripe Beer
Caitlin says she betrayed her best friend.  But you might think Caitlin was the friend betrayed.  It’s a tale of deception that cuts two ways.    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: First up a screenshot of Tom’s half contrite text.  There’s also picture Caitlin took of her room the day she moved out of the house that she shared with Amy.  The neatly packed boxes and the vibrant colo...

58. Secret Brothers
Today a story about two secret brothers.  Jessica explains exactly what that means and how it's possible. The path to discovery at 39 years of age required careful navigation of family politics with her dad, her mom and her sister….  FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD:  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 get...


57. Mafia Princess
Sally joins us from Athens to tell us about her love affair with a Mafia kingpin in the early 90s. Hear the surprising way her romance started, what it was like inside the syndicate and how she got out. --- PICTURES: Sally hams it up for the camera, bikini clad on a Greek beach about the time she was dating Michael. And in another she weds her fiancé not long after her affair with Michael ended. They look happy.  I just wonder what he did during their breakup! We’ll never know. ~Ben Get 'em all at facebook....

56. Father of Mine
The complicated and intensely personal chain of events that have led Jessica to keep her father's death a secret. --- PICTURES: First up is a picture of Jessica's bio-dad looking really dapper in a sharp suit and red tie. Next there’s a pic of Jessica as an adorable kid about the time her parents were getting divorced.  And of course, you have to see her dogs, which Jessica captioned “The cutest little turkeys EVER” in her text to me.  And I have to concur.  Get 'em all at facebook.com/secretroompod. ~Ben Y...

55. FGM: Aisha's Story
One woman's experience with female genital mutilation (FGM) and how it's impacted her life.  A story of perseverance and triumph. Here is the World Health Organization's fact sheet on female genital mutilation. --- PICTURES: See the one memento Aisha's held on to: the armband from her stay at the hospital when her stitches were released.  A picture of it, in the jar where it rests, waits for you at facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free au...


54. Dominatrix
Patty tells us stories from the edge when she put herself through graduate school as an escort and dominatrix. --- PICTURES: A picture of Patty's favorite corsets.  She always made more money when she wore the pink one.  Also, two pictures of Patty back in the day! facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 m...

53. The Reverend with the X-Rated Tattoo
Reverend Dave's secret tattoo reveals a former secret that upended his life. --- 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 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 ...

52. The Long Goodbye
When should Emily reveal her condition to people she's dating?  She's in a difficult position and bears all the responsibility.  Also, the fallout from last episode's french fry secret! Celebrate radio producer Joe Frank's life by listening to his trailblazing program "Joe Frank: Work In Progress."  JoeFrank.com  Joe left us January 15th, 2018. --- FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/SECRETROOM or text SECRETROOM t...


51. A French Fry Secret So Nice...
Niky comes clean with a high school secret her mom will hear for the first time when she downloads this podcast. --- LISTENER SURVEY: Your 30 seconds filling out a 7 question survey is everything to us! (It's to help us attract advertisers.) http://survey.libsyn.com/secretroom PICTURES:  Niky and Ben in the makeshift studio they set up for this interview. See it at facebook.com/secretroompod right now! FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 d...

50. A New Year's Eve to Forget
Today, The New Year's Eve tale of a good woman scorned.  And, is a hot dog a sandwich? Susie asks Twitter! Also, a curated collection our favorite street secrets this year.   So much fun to button up 2017.  Happy New Year’s from your favorite little podcast that could.  :) --- FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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...

49. Accidental Gay Escort
Max's amazing story of how he stumbled into a profession he never dreamt of. --- LISTENER SURVEY: Your 30 seconds filling out a 7 question survey is everything to us! (It's to help us attract advertisers.) http://survey.libsyn.com/secretroom PICTURES:   1. The koi pond. 2. The view of Phoenix Max took on a hike with a gentlemen. 3. Outside the guest suite of one of Max's gentlemen in downtown Phoenix. Hurry, they're at facebook.com/secretroompod right now! FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for suppor...


48. Bank Alarm & Attempted Murder Part 2
Tom tells us what happened when he tripped the alarm at his father’s bank in 1964. Also, Rachel's back from Episode 45 “Attempted Murder.” She interviews her brother about their father’s attempted murder charge. A secret he learned about from the podcast. ----- LISTENER SURVEY: Your 30 seconds filling out a 7 question survey is everything to us! (It's to help us attract advertisers.) http://survey.libsyn.com/secretroom PICTURES:  A 1964 photo of Tom's father's bank.  It was taken about the time Tom tripped ...

47. From Porn to Google
Paul's story of an unexpected and secret career path.  It's appropriate only for people comfortable with frank discussion about the inner workings of the porn industry.  Consider yourself warned! ----- LISTENER SURVEY: Your 30 seconds filling out a 7 question survey is everything to us! (It's to help us attract advertisers.) secretroompodcast.com PICTURES:  See Paul, the building where all Paul's stories went down, and a screen cap from the demo he made to get his first job in porn.  Go get 'em right now at...

46. Shadow People
Dahlia Beta and listeners share secrets about a haunted house, a ouija board and Shadow People. Also a throwback to an interview about a seance gone very, very wrong. Boo! ----- PICTURES: This week we have a picture of our guests who spoke about the Shadow People.  Also, a picture of the house where Ashley held the ill-fated seance.  They're waiting for you right now at facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day tr...


45. Attempted Murder Part 1
Rachel opens up about an attempted murder charge and the unusual way it was handled in the courts. ----- PICTURES: First up a picture of Rachel and her two siblings.  Next, a picture of Rachel mugging for the camera while swinging.  Both pictures are about the time that their father left the house. They're waiting for you right now at facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/SECRETROOM or tex...

44. Sex Offender
Creed tells us about life in prison and how he copes with unjustly being labeled a sex offender.  Susie tells us her personal story about a creeper who advanced on her when she was 13. ----- PICTURES: The incredible picture of Creed's first cell block. What a scene.  Also, one of the letters Karen wrote to Creed while he was in prison.  Bonus!  Not discussed in the show: a picture of Susie at 13. They're waiting for you right now at facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for su...

43. Married to a Sex Offender
The heavy personal toll borne by a man and his family for a miscarriage of justice. --- PICTURES: See one of the letters Karen wrote to Creed while he was in prison. It's waiting for you at facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 y...


42. Arson: A Love Story
“Not many people knew he was a drugging, drinking, bookmaking impregnator.” Kathy's husband may have burned down the house, but it's not all that went up in flames.  This encore is presented while Ben is on vacay.  But there's a new drop-in by co-host Dahlia Beta, so check it out! New Pictures: New photos for this story not shared before! See Kathy's husband in a stunning ironic twist: he's wearing a shirt with flames on it.  Also, a picture of the scorched house he burned down.  What a scene.  facebook.com...

41. Bipolar
Elaine’s secret has cost her a job. It’s cost her friends too.  Today she tells us about her trips to the mental ward and the toll it’s taken on her life. Pictures: The memory board at her office that has momentos of her visits to the mental wards.  Also a picture of the 15 diaries she wrote during one difficult stay.  facebook.com/secretroompod. NOMV.ORG: Not One More Vet.  An online veterinary support group. nomv.org  FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audioboo...

40. Unspeakable
The terrible things a man did to his kids, his wife and himself.  It's a secret three decades in the making. Pictures: Disneyland 1981, Carole, with her children, gazes stoically into a camera, a portal to her future self.  The shutter clicked by the very man who turned their world into a nightmare.  facebook.com/secretroompod. Also in pictures: Marie's street secret mariachi band. RAINN.ORG Support for people who have sustained sexual trauma. rainn.org FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible for supportin...


39. Addiction
Chris’ sideways story about being addicted to one of the worst drugs out there.  Bath Salts. It’s bad, heavy stuff.  And yeah, it made him to some crazy shiz. Pictures: The house where Chris did bath salts and got caught; and the drugs he used to buy, can both be seen at facebook.com/secretroompod. Smart Recovery: The addiction recovery support group that helped Chris beat drugs. Inside Out: The song by Inside Out that Chris read which sums up his addiction. YouTube. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Thanks to Audible...

38. Baptismal Secret
A woman's teenage quest for love and the lengths she went to secure it. Secret Room Tee Shirts Now On Amazon Prime! Show your affiliation with the coolest indie podcast on the planet! Amazon.com. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 the ...

37. My Husband's Creepy Bestie
One Halloween night Nina had a sexual encounter on her friend’s couch.  And it was with her husband’s creepy bestie.  See a picture of her sexy Halloween costume at facebook.com/secretroompod. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 the Sec...


36. Marie's Back
Today I put my guest Marie from our last episode together with a listener who had the same problem.  You can check out Marie's eye-popping blog at virginish.wordpress.com. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 the Secret Room. :)...

35. Virgin...ish 1
Marie tells a secret about her vagina and the way men react to it.  Also, more fish tales inspired by our last episode on Toxic Friendships.  Read Marie's NSFW blog, "Virginish" at virginish.wordpress.com. Marie comes back for an update in Episode 36.  It's fun! FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 ...

34. Toxic Friendship
Dependency and desire control a friendship.   FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 the Secret Room. :)...


33. A Haunting Revelation
A seance gone wrong leaves a woman with a secret she can never reveal.  It all went down in an old mansion’s chauffeur quarters above the garage. FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 the Secret Room. :)...

32. Tattoo Secret
Mark’s tattoo reveals a secret that if exposed, would completely change his world.  And it’s our first anniversary so of course Dahlia Beta stops by!   Haaapppyyy biiiirrtthhddaayyy dear Seeecret Roooom! FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 support...

31. Good Sister
The devastating tale of a woman's deeds, and why her sister can't quit her.  FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 the Secret Room. :)...


30. My Klepto Ex-Husband
Today a story of former loves. One woman dreams of the man she left; the other drives her ex’s getaway car! FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: 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 the Secret Room. :)...


26. Sarah Says "Bye"
Sarah reveals how she said bye to her dad before he died.  Only her fiancee knows.  Also: Your holiday secrets!  Ho ho ho....

25. Caleb's Caper
In their teens Caleb and his Appalachian posse pulled off the scam of their lives, and no one ever snitched. Not even Crackhead Johnny....


24. Bad Brother
One woman sees her brother on a police wanted poster and another escapes from a Russian prison....

23. The Hairapist
What do roast beef, a speeding ticket and a hair dryer have in common? Our hairapist tells you today. And Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz reads a secret....

22. Nindaddy's Secret
A woman unravels a secret about her father that her family kept quiet for decades. By contributor Tree Mabry....


21. Ben's Challenge
In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution we offer this encore story about a brave man and a phone ringing in the dead of night....

20. Adoption Prank
A man steals a year of his brother's life and Dahlia checks in from Italy....

19. The Lunch Lady
Ivan discusses how he used to take food from the cafeteria, how the lunch lady turned a blind eye, and how he paid her back....


18. Arson: A Love Story
"Not many people knew he was a drugging, drinking, book-making impregnator."  It's the Season 2 premier of The Secret Room.  Pod on!...

17. Season 2 Trailer (In a World...)
In a world teetering on the brink of collapse, two friends must learn a secret.  A secret that stands between order and chaos.  Ben Hamm and Dahlia Beta save the world, in Season 2 of The Secret Room....


14. Sober
A woman shares why she can't tell her family she's sober.  Also, your guilty TV pleasures!...

13. Good Sister
The devastating tale of a woman's deeds, and why her sister can't quit her....


12. Voices
A woman with schizophrenia reveals how she tells real voices from hallucinations....

11. A Decision
A woman reveals the most profound decision of her life and why she can't tell her mom....

10. Ashley Madison Gentleman
A man's affair with a younger woman has an unexpected impact on his marriage. Ben & Dahlia sign up on a dating website for married people!...

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9. Imaginary Girlfriend
A woman takes on a secret persona online; one her friends would never imagine. Also: True date stories....

8. Harassed
Shelly's boss invited her to his hotel room at a conference far from home.  It was one of a number of inappropriate advances he made....


6. Ben's Challenge
A story about a brave man and a phone ringing in the dead of night....

5. Secret Marriage/Epic Trip
Quinn’s secret six-week marriage. And Maria takes an epic birthday trip her parents will never know about....


3. Celebrity Make Up Artist
A celebrity make up artist reveals how some celebrities torture her on set, and how she gets back at them....

2. Exhibitionist
A man with a rather racy secret; and a veteran who took matters into his own hands, and kind of regrets it.  On this episode of The Secret Room....

1. Revenge
A jilted lover seeks revenge online. What she did, why she regrets it and how a coffee mug is a daily reminder are all revealed in this episode of The Secret Room. --- SECRET ROOM TEES ARE BACK ON AMAZON PRIME! See Ben sport our tee in heather blue at facebook.com/secretroompod.  Show your affiliation with the coolest indie podcast on the planet!  Available in your favorite color on Prime at Amazon.com. (Or search Amazon for Secret Room podcast.) FREE AUDIBLE DOWNLOAD: Get a free audiobook download at audib...