Every house is haunted.
Family Ghosts is a documentary-style storytelling podcast from Panoply. In each episode, we'll investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations. Grandmothers who were secretly jewel smugglers, uncles who led double lives, siblings who vanished without a trace, and other specters who cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. We are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with each others’ legends, perhaps we can see each others’ realities more clearly.
Our show was originally produced as part of the 2017 Panoply Pilot Project. Based on a combination of audience response and editorial feedback, we were greenlit for a full series run. Our first season launched in November of 2017.
Family Ghosts is hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have appeared on RISK!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour. Our production team includes Veralyn Williams (Slate's Represent), Odelia Rubin (The Grift), Jayson De Leon (Slate's Trumpcast), and Micaela Blei (The Moth). Our show features original music by Luis Guerra, and our show art is by Paul Glankler. Our managing producer is Mia Lobel, and Andy Bowers is Panoply's Chief Content Officer.