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.
139. Ladybug in Winter
When Melanie’s father died she did something she regrets to this day, 16 years later. It's a secret she keeps even from those closest to her.  AMAZON PHARMACY Amazon Prime Members can save on prescription medication when not using insurance and get FREE 2-Day delivery! Learn more at amazon.com/SECRETPOD. DIPSEA Get a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/SECRET. FUNCTION OF BEAUTYFunction of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. FunctionofBeauty.com/​secret to get 20% off your order! PICTURES  See pictures of Melanie, her husband, on vacation as a kid, and of course, her famous Cheeto fingers! They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  It’s the follow up you’ve been waiting for.  Last summer, in episode 122 "Daughters," Kay told us about the abusive man who took custody of her three daughters, left her penniless, and turned her girls against her. Kay sits down with Susie for update you want to hear. 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 past and present, 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: Luna Patel.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a fictive secret to share?  We don't take those!  But all others are welcome. :)  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Apr 20
1 hr 15 min
138. Peak Trouble
Roy tells us his secret tale about guns, money, drugs and a District Attorney on the run.  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. FEALSBecome a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.     PICTURES  See Steve and Jim just before the burglary.  Also Roy and Steve as kids; catching up as adults; and Roy's famed eel skin wallet!   They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  Hear great side stories from Roy that didn't make it into the show.  You'll love the one about his defense lawyer's astonishing antics surrounding a plane crash. 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 past and present, 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.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have an obstreperous secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Apr 6
1 hr
137. Torch
Julie tells us about a powerful relationship that’s consumed her life for twenty years.  No one knows about it, not even her husband.  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.  FUNCTION OF BEAUTY Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. FunctionofBeauty.com/​secret to get 20% off your order.  PICTURES  See Julie and Daniel in pictures from high school and today.  Also see the park they kissed in and the storage closet Julie interviewed in!  They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.    THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  Julie's back for a follow up, and Susie Lark asks her questions Ben didn't.  Like why did Daniel not see her romantically?  And whatever happened with Daniel's talk of an open relationship?  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 past and present, 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: Andreea. Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a grandiloquent secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Mar 23
1 hr 23 min
136. The Long Shadow
Robert’s entire family never told him a secret about his childhood. It was a secret he only learned at 35 years old.  It had a profound impact on his life.  FEALS  Become a member at Feals.com/SECRET and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.   HELLO FRESH (New offer for March!)Go to HelloFresh.com/secret12 and use code secret12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!   PICTURES  See Robert as a kid and as an adult.  There's also a picture of young Robert with his mom. They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  Ben interviews a woman about a high risk pregnancy, quintuplets, and a secret decision she and her husband have not shared with her kids.   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 past and present, 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.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have an inimical secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Mar 9
51 min
135. Head In The Clouds
Harper met a goat farmer in Morocco who took her and her boyfriend on a most unexpected journey.  It was an experience that shall forever remain secret. 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.  FUNCTION OF BEAUTY Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. FunctionofBeauty.com/​secret to get 20% off your order.  PICTURES  See Harper and Matias in Chefchaouen, the Moroccan village rinsed in blue.  See Harper smoking, and her view of the village from their mountain chill spot just before they met the goat farmer. They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  We have twin episodes again for you! First up out takes and convo with Harper.  She tells us what the villagers in Chefchaouen told her when she asked why the city is painted blue. And in another episode Susie Lark interviews a woman who got mixed up in the fascinating world of Financial Domination, and it might not have been all her choice. 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 past and present, 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.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Feb 23
1 hr 19 min
134. Two Minutes
Joe was clinically dead but can’t tell anyone.  It was an experience that seemed destined, but was entirely avoidable.  Joe tells us about his roundtrip to the other side and why it has to be a 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.   HELLO FRESH (New sponsor!)Go to HelloFresh.com/10secret and use code 10secret for 10 free meals, including free shipping.  PICTURES  See Joe, his son and the room and room where he died.  Also the McDonald’s where Joe had his life-changing moment with his son. They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.   THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED  Twin episodes ... again!  First up Ben and Joe in a poignant follow up on Joe's story.  You will love all the extra details and a deeper look into Joe's feelings about having been dead and the impact it could have had on his sone.   And get excited people, Susie interviews Ben in our annual "Behind the Scenes 2020" episode about all the mayhem we you didn't see that helped make our 27 episodes last year possible.  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 past and present, 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.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have an ardent secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Feb 9
41 min
133. It's Just a Transaction
Christina exacts a special kind of revenge on a man who made her life miserable.   ACORN.TV Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code SECRET. FUNCTION OF BEAUTY Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. FunctionofBeauty.com/​secret to get 20% off your order! PICTURES See Christina picking up Chad after deployment.  Christina also sent pictures with her pooch Sloane, Chad and her new UK boyf.  They are all waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Handle: @secretroompod.  THE SECRET ROOM | UNLOCKED Twin episodes are coming in a week.  First up Christina in a candid conversation with her friend Jen on the evening her divorce finalized.  And did you notice Christina delivered the sex toy street secret at the top of the show?  In a bonus Unlocked episode Susie Lark interviews Christina about her secret second career as a purveyor of (gasp!) sex toys!  Don't tell her dad!  "He would die!" 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 past and present, 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.  Hashtag Flipper: Alessandro Nigro.  Sound Engineer: Chet.  Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder.  YOUR SECRET  Do you have a nugatory secret to share?  Click "Share a secret" at secretroompod.com.  LISTENER SURVEY Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com! 
Jan 26
50 min
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
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