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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 join.  All are welcome. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Elkid and Alessandro Nigro.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET Do you have an earth-shattering secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 article, or heard the gorgeous BBC review of The Secret Room. (Go to 1 hour 42 min)!  So glad you have joined us! SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED In Unlocked 106 Ben asks Susie an important follow up about tonsil stones.  Also, Larry talks about his condition.  Also hear extended scenes, bonus interviews, bloopers and more from this episode.  Available exclusively at patreon.com/secretroom when you support. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  Join our fan page! Click here or search for The Secret Room Podcast Discussion Group and ask to join. All are welcome. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes PODCAST TEAM  Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.  Phil Palazzolo recorded the interview.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET  Do you have a ridiculous secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
“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% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret PODCAST TEAM Producer: Susie Lark Social Media: Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro Street Secrets: Lisa Ellex The Sound Engineer: Chet Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder YOUR SECRET Submit your delectable secret at our website secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code SECRET. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join our fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.  Shadow Producer this week: Elkid.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET Do you have a knee-slapping, hilarious secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 at betterhelp.com/secret. DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED In Unlocked | 109: You'll hear a lot more backstory from Sarah, including her chaotic life at home as a child, when mom wasn't so golden.  Also Sarah's original secret, and how we modified her confessional to build some tension in the story.  And behind the scenes on the credits.  Who are this week's Shadow Producers and how did they contribute.  We also identify all the voices who wished us happy birthday in the credits.  And who's spooky, echoey voice was that at the very end!? And we just fed a new interview about a woman who can't tell the world about her unorthodox relationship.  Hear "Poly" and Unlocked 109 exclusively on Patreon.com when you support. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  Join our fan page! Click here or search for The Secret Room Podcast Discussion Group and ask to join. All are welcome. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes PODCAST TEAM  Producers: Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.  Shadow Producers: Teva Glueck and Chris Swezey. Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET  Do you have an inscrutable secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Elkid and Alessandro Nigro.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET Submit your lighthearted secret at our website secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 and click Awards.  You don’t have to vote every category, just the pods you know and love. <3  Thank you, Ben. 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. NOOM  What do you have to lose? Visit noom.com/secret to start your trial today. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join our fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.  Shadow Producer this week: Elkid.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET Do you have an outlandish secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED In Unlocked | 107 Ben and Jan break down the mystery of Rick's disappearance even further.  It's a conversation available exclusively at patreon.com/secretroom when you support. FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  Join our fan page! Click here or search for The Secret Room Podcast Discussion Group and ask to join. All are welcome. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes PODCAST TEAM  Producer: Susie Lark.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET  Do you have a ridiculous secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 a perplexing side story that casts doubt on Kiki's ultimate fate.  Lisa also shared an extra image for Patreon members.  It's all yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at Patreon.com. It'll be included in your subscription to our companion podcast: The Secret Room | Unlocked.  ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes  FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  Join our fan run Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) PODCAST TEAM  Producer: Susie Lark. Shadow Producer: Holly Evans. Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a saucy secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
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: Susie Lark. Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET  Do you have an amazing secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!
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 purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code secret. BETTER HELP Thanks Better Help.  Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret CREST WHITESTRIPS  Thanks to Crest for supporting The Secret Room. For $20 off off your first Crest 3D Whitening Strip Kit, visit crestwhitesmile.com and enter promo code secret. PODCAST TEAM Producer: Susie Lark Social: Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro Street Secrets: Lisa Ellex The Sound Engineer: Chet Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder YOUR SECRET Submit your delicious secret at our website secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 search for the group and ask to join. All are welcome. :) ALL OUR SPONSORS See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Hear extended scenes, bonus interviews, bloopers and more from this episode.  Available exclusively at patreon.com/secretroom PODCAST TEAM Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder. YOUR SECRET Do you have an embarrassing secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com. LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!
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 colors of the room belie the turmoil in Caitlin’s life that day.  I wonder what made her take that picture?  Perhaps it was symbolic of a new beginning.  And picture of yours truly on my weekend trip with my Away suitcase.  Look, my suitcase is charging my phone! They're all waiting at facebook.com/secretroompod and on Instagram (secretroompod). ~Ben   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. :)   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 with this great tee!  Available in your favorite color with free returns. Prime members get free two day shipping. It's at Amazon.com. (Or search Amazon for Secret Room podcast.)
Dependency and desire control two friendships.  Also, man-on-the-street secrets at the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2017).   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. :)
A woman reveals the most profound decision of her life and why she can't tell her mom.
A story about a brave man and a phone ringing in the dead of night.
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: Production by Susie Lark, and thanks to our Street Secret Editor Caitlin Bartholomew. CASPER Thanks to Casper for supporting The Secret Room.  Save $50 on select mattresses at casper.com/secretroom with code secretroom. SUMMER SURVEY Take our Summer Survey! PICTURES See Brittany's goofy college cheerleading picture; and the shot her hubby snapped as she and her dog Trask desperately tear the house apart looking for her diploma. ~Ben Get 'em now: facebook.com/secretroompod and instagram.com/secretroompod/ 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 members get free two-day shipping in the U.S. Find it now at Amazon.com. (Or search Amazon for "Secret Room Podcast".) 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. :)
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 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. :) 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.) 
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 you for supporting the Secret Room. :) SECRET ROOM TEES AVAILABLE 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.) 
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 your favorite indie podcast that could gets credit. Thank you for supporting 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.) 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
Sarah reveals how she said bye to her dad before he died.  Only her fiancee knows.  Also: Your holiday secrets!  Ho ho ho. 
Ben speaks with a Twitter troll.  Hope has set up a phony Twitter handle to target one man.  What she does and why are revealed. See one of her tweets at facebook.com/secretroompod Also, Ben’s got a surprise for Marie and her vagina.  If you haven’t heard Marie's secret yet, listen to Episode 35 “Virgin…ish” first.  And 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. :)    
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 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. :) Secret Room Tees Now 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! Amazon.com. (Or search Amazon for Secret Room podcast.)  
In their teens Caleb and his Appalachian posse pulled off the scam of their lives, and no one ever snitched. Not even Crackhead Johnny.
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 supporting The Secret Room.  Get $75 off your first order at molekule.com code secret. AUDIBLE Thanks to Audible for supporting The Secret Room. Get a free audiobook with a free 30-day trial at audible.com/SECRETROOM or text SECRETROOM to 500-500.  --- PICTURES Check out three pictures Brittani wanted me to share with you guys.  You don't want want to miss the one with her son Rex.  Their megawatt smiles will jump off your phone and into your day! Go get 'em: facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and instagram.com/SecretRoomPod and later in the week at twitter.com/SecretRoomPod ~Ben   SECRET ROOM TEES, MUGS AND TOTES!  Show your affiliation with your favorite indie podcast that could with our cool merch!  Visit our store.   LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!   Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :)  ~Ben
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Started
Feb 20th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 17th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
111
Avg. Episode Length
30 minutes
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