The Secret Room | True Stories
The Secret Room | True Stories
Ben Hamm
What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.
132. Intentional Community
When Karen hiked the Pacific Crest Trail she stumbled into something she did not expect.  Let's call it a cult. Now, she’s ready to talk.  DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FEALSBecome a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.  PICTURES See Karen, her trail buddy, “The Shack” and some friends at the farm. They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Karen's back with all the details about the woofer who followed her into the sex cult.  We also have lots of great extended scenes.  It's a juicy bonus if you were enthralled by this episode! The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom.  ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes  FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :)  PODCAST TEAM Producers: Susie Lark and Luna Patel.  Shadow Producer: Trisha.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a feckless secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Jan 12
1 hr 7 min
131. New Year's Eve Fireworks
Dee tells us how her non traditional relationship ended in a spectacular way.  It’s a story of a funeral, a New Year’s Eve and covert manipulation. AURATE  Visit AurateNewYork.com/secret and use secret for 15% off your first purchase.  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.  PICTURES SEE Dee and Ryan on the explosive New Year's Eve, Ryan’s profile picture where he's sporting his Kelly Kapowski tee, and also inside Dee's house with Scott.  They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Dee's back to tell us whether or not her mom knows she's in an open relationship.  She also tells us her brother's unexpected reaction when he found out!  The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom.  ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes  FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :)  PODCAST TEAM Producer: Susie Lark. Shadow Producers: Luna Patel and Valerie M.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have an ambagious secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Dec 22, 2020
1 hr 6 min
130. The Last Kiss
Penny’s love was more poignant, and more tragic, than her young heart deserved to bear.  Fate's cruel hand deals a blow to a first love. ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET.  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.   PICTURES See Penny and Rachel together, and a card from Rachel that Penny cherishes today.  They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Hear Rachel's list of six things that Penny should never forget.  Also, remember when Penny demurred and didn't tell Ben her Dad's precise reaction when she came out to him?  Penny tells us, and it's hilarious! The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom.  ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes  FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :)  PODCAST TEAM Producer: Susie Lark. Shadow Producer: Sassy Hix.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have an mirific secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Dec 8, 2020
1 hr 5 min
129. Man Acquitted
Steve witnessed a horrific event as a kid.  When his mom got swept up in it he didn’t utter a word. It’s been 35 years and she still has no idea about her son’s role.  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. FEALS  Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES See Steve in high school and posing with his buddy who was there that night.  Also see the parking lot where it all went down.  They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Hear Susie Lark's backstage analysis and outtakes from this episode.  Also hear a bonus episode where Susie gets an update from Marie in Ep. 35 "Virgin...ish."  Almost four years ago Marie told Ben a secret about her vagina.  Marie's back with a juicy update! The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. ALL OUR SPONSORS  See all our sponsors and their offers, many of which are still valid: secretroompodcast.com/codes  FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  There's even more fun at The Secret Room Podcast Facebook Discussion Page!  Just ask to join, all are welcome. :) PODCAST TEAM Producer: Susie Lark. Shadow Producer: Bobbi Jo Valdez.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have an anthropogenic secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Nov 24, 2020
46 min
128. Fetish
Amy’s got a fetish Instagram account with 25k followers.  How she makes money from it, why she wants to walk away and why she can’t tell her husband.  Let's go! Her page has been taken down since we interviewed in September, but Amy has a back up page with some of her more recent work.  Instagram: 5.5feet_obsession.   I also have pics...see below. ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. 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.   PICTURES All the pictures we talked about in the interview, including the men's room picture, and the dinner shot with Amy's foot squeezing friend are on Secret Room social accounts. They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Amy sits down with Susie to talk more about why her page might have been shut down and how her eyes have been opened in the real world after being exposed to the foot fetish subculture! The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 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: Bobbi Jo Valdez.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a truculent secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Nov 10, 2020
1 hr 27 min
127. Haunted Ashtray: Tale of the Goat Head
Kay tells us about her craft project that may have summoned a demon from the underworld.  And keep your spooky on for a bonus Halloween secret after the credits! ACORN.TV  Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES See the goat head ashtray, Kay in the library and the possessed security cam! They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Kay is back with an update of perplexing goings on at the library since she and Ben sat down for the interview last April! The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 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: Dahlia Beta.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a puerile secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Oct 27, 2020
48 min
126. The Klan
As a kid, Noelle visited her gramma’s trailer all the time.  It was there she made a shocking discovery.  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.   PICTURES  See Noelle’s great gramma’s house, her mom and dad, with mom and greatgramma, and in Tanzania. They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Noelle spills an important update about what her husband really knows about her family's racist past.  And an audio diary with more details about Noelle's special day of discovery in Tanzania. The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 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: Lefty's gone.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a pleonastic secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Oct 13, 2020
57 min
125. QUEENPIN
Leah was partners with the mastermind of a thriving drug operation. No one knows about her decade long spree and how it all came crashing down. BETTER HELPGet 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret. DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. PICTURES  See the grow house where Leah quickly pulled herself together when the police came by.  Also pictures of Leah and Aaron a few days before his death. They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Leah details her dealings with the FBI after Aaron died and about accusations they had been funding a terrorist organization! The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 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 Today we say goodbye to Shadow Producer Lefty Marcucci, who's off to another podcast.  Don't let the door hit you buddy.  And make us proud in your new corner of the podverse! Producer: Susie Lark. Shadow Producer: Lefty Marcucci.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a pernicious secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Sep 29, 2020
1 hr 20 min
124. Anything For A Hit
Sarah tells how she framed her drug dealer.  It’s a dark, gritty story of crime and violence that her husband doesn’t even know.  AMAZON SMART LIGHTING BUNDLE  To get 20% off your Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle, go to amazon.com/secretroom FEALS Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   PICTURES  Here’s Sarah’s drug-mobile, pictures of her on crack and then a month after getting sober.  Also, the boyfriend’s mugshot!    They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Sarah and Ben discuss her drug use after the story ends.  Also bonus pictures from Sarah's story. The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that cold with a membership at patreon.com/secretroom. 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: Lefty Marcucci.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a cervine secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Sep 15, 2020
1 hr 2 min
123. Flight
Alejandro tells us about the meticulous planning needed for his nerve wracking escape from a dictatorship.   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.   PICTURES  See pictures of Alejandro and his girlfriend in their too-good-to-be-true apartment and hundreds of thousands of worthless currency. Also Ben’s picture of Argentina's spectacular Iguazu falls where Alejandro hopes to travel soon.    They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Did you know today's interview was recorded exactly one year ago!?  Alejandro comes to Unlocked to tell us what happened to him, his girlfriend and their families in the interim. It was recorded just last week!  Also bonus pictures including saying goodbye to family at the Caracas airport. The Secret Room | Unlocked is yours when you support your favorite indie podcast that could with a membership at Patreon.com.   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: Lefty Marcucci.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a prolix secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Sep 1, 2020
57 min
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