June 16, 2017
A 93-year-old man takes a DNA test, and everything changes.
February 3, 2017
#5: Jean Grae
Jean Grae is a writer, comedian, producer, chef, minister and more with a family history as wide-ranging as her career. But Jean doesn’t know much about her family. So we help her o...
January 20, 2017
#4: Abbi Jacobson
January 17, 2017
Bonus: Lydia and Barnabas
Sometimes the best way to tell a story, a really strange story, is with a song. So here's the story of an undead husband, a husband on the run and a wife named Lydia.
January 13, 2017
#3: Nazanin Rafsanjani
December 23, 2016
#2: Ted Allen
Ted Allen’s family tree is a buffet of culinary amateurs, that suggest his Food Network stardom might be genetic. From baristas, to royal dinner guests, to a celebrity diet icon, Te...
December 16, 2016
#1: Dan Savage
Dan Savage has helped redefine what it means to be a family in the 21st Century. And given his ancestors, it’s no surprise why. Dan’s family history traces to the 1920s Chicago mob ...
December 2, 2016
A Preview of Coming Attractions
A new family history podcast from Gimlet Media. They say we're one big family. This is the show that proves it. Hosted by A.J. Jacobs. Premieres December 16th.
A family history podcast hosted by A.J. Jacobs. They say we’re one big family: this is the show that proves it. You will be filled with delight… or abject horror. You never know. It’s family.