November 9, 2021
It’s the time of year when you feel all the emotions that come with being part of a family. To help you cope, Gimlet editor Jorge Just brings you a collection of stories about regular, don’t quite fit together families.
December 16, 2021
Dysfunctional Family Storytime
This is a story about a big, sprawling, functional family, and the lengths they’ve had to go to stick together, generation after generation. It’s a story about growing up in that family. And the moment you realize just how much has been taken for granted.
December 9, 2021
The Family Who Swears Together
When Mark was a little kid, his dad taught him to swear with abandon, because swearing gives you power. Which is a fun lesson when you’re growing up. But now that Mark’s a parent himself, he’s trying to figure out if it’s actually true or just totally weird. This episode originally ran on Every Little Thing, hosted by Flora Lichtman
December 2, 2021
Parents lie to their children all the time -- you have to eat your vegetables, Santa is always watching, I’ll be right back, just going out for a pack of cigarettes -- but what happens if they never stop? In this story, a son gradually discovers what his father does for a living, and it forever changes who they are to each other and to themselves. This episode originally aired on Crime Show, hosted...
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