is a show about the secrets we all carry inside of us. When Mohamed El Abed found out that he had a secret sister, it was 25 years before he could start putting the pieces together. Across six episodes of Secrets
, you’ll hear Mohamed’s story, and meet both people who live every day with a significant lie, and people affected by the lies of others.
How is it to live with a secret that no one can know about? What happens when that secret is exposed? In episode one we meet Neil Woods who, as an undercover policeman in the UK, pretended to be a heroin addict for 14 years while he had a wife and two children back home. Secrets
is produced and hosted by Mohamed El Abed and Martin Johnson, with additional reporting by Åsa Secher, from the Swedish production company, Soundtelling. Executive producer is Julie Shapiro. Artwork is by Sepidar Hosseini, and music is by Min stora sorg.
is a production of Showcase
, from PRX’s Radiotopia. Find out more and listen to the previous series, Ways of Hearing
and The Polybius Conspiracy
, at radiotopia.fm/showcase