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Dec 11, 2017

Max's amazing story of how he stumbled into a profession he never dreamt of.

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PICTURES:   1. The coy pond. 2. The view of Phoenix Max took on a hike with a gentlemen. 3. Outside the guest suite of one of Max's gentlemen in downtown Phoenix.

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Nov 28, 2017

Tom tells us what happened when he tripped the alarm at his father’s bank in 1964.

Also, Rachel's back from Episode 45 “Attempted Murder.” She interviews her brother about their father’s attempted murder charge. A secret he learned about from the podcast.

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PICTURES:  A 1964 photo of Tom's father's bank.  It was taken about the time Tom tripped the alarm there.  Also, pictures of Tom through the years.  First as the mischievous 5 year old; then as the young constable responding to bank alarms; and then as the man today who's held on to this secret for 40 years. 

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Nov 13, 2017

Paul's story of an unexpected and secret career path.  It's appropriate only for people comfortable with frank discussion about the inner workings of the porn industry.  Consider yourself warned!

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PICTURES:  See Paul, the building where all Paul's stories went down, and a screen cap from the demo he made to get his first job in porn.  Go get 'em right now at facebook.com/secretroompod.

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Oct 30, 2017

Dahlia Beta and listeners share secrets about a haunted house, a ouija board and Shadow People. Also a throwback to an interview about a seance gone very, very wrong. Boo!

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PICTURES: This week we have a picture of our guests who spoke about the Shadow People.  Also, a picture of the house where Ashley held the ill-fated seance. 

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Oct 23, 2017

Rachel opens up about an attempted murder charge and the unusual way it was handled in the courts.

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PICTURES: First up a picture of Rachel and her two siblings.  Next, a picture of Rachel mugging for the camera while swinging.  Both pictures are about the time that their father left the house.

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Oct 9, 2017

Creed tells us about life in prison and how he copes with unjustly being labeled a sex offender. 

Susie tells us her personal story about a creeper who advanced on her when she was 13.

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PICTURES: The incredible picture of Creed's first cell block. What a scene.  Also, one of the letters Karen wrote to Creed while he was in prison. 

Bonus!  Not discussed in the show: a picture of Susie at 13.

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Sep 25, 2017

The heavy personal toll borne by a man and his family for a miscarriage of justice.

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PICTURES: See one of the letters Karen wrote to Creed while he was in prison. It's waiting for you at facebook.com/secretroompod.

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Sep 4, 2017

“Not many people knew he was a drugging, drinking, bookmaking impregnator.” Kathy's husband may have burned down the house, but it's not all that went up in flames.  This encore is presented while Ben is on vacay.  But there's a new drop-in by co-host Dahlia Beta, so check it out!

New Pictures: New photos for this story not shared before! See Kathy's husband in a stunning ironic twist: he's wearing a shirt with flames on it.  Also, a picture of the scorched house he burned down.  What a scene.  facebook.com/secretroompod.

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Aug 21, 2017

Elaine’s secret has cost her a job. It’s cost her friends too.  Today she tells us about her trips to the mental ward and the toll it’s taken on her life.

Pictures: The memory board at her office that has momentos of her visits to the mental wards.  Also a picture of the 15 diaries she wrote during one difficult stay.  facebook.com/secretroompod.

NOMV.ORG: Not One More Vet.  An online veterinary support group. nomv.org 

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Jul 31, 2017

The terrible things a man did to his kids, his wife and himself.  It's a secret three decades in the making.

Pictures: Disneyland 1981, Carole, with her children, gazes stoically into a camera, a portal to her future self.  The shutter clicked by the very man who turned their world into a nightmare.  facebook.com/secretroompod.

Also in pictures: Marie's street secret mariachi band.

RAINN.ORG Support for people who have sustained sexual trauma. rainn.org

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Jul 12, 2017

Chris’ sideways story about being addicted to one of the worst drugs out there.  Bath Salts. It’s bad, heavy stuff.  And yeah, it made him to some crazy shiz.

Pictures: The house where Chris did bath salts and got caught; and the drugs he used to buy, can both be seen at facebook.com/secretroompod.

Smart Recovery: The addiction recovery support group that helped Chris beat drugs.

Inside Out: The song by Inside Out that Chris read which sums up his addiction. YouTube.

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Jun 26, 2017

A woman's teenage quest for love and the lengths she went to secure it.

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Jun 12, 2017

One Halloween night Nina had a sexual encounter on her friend’s couch.  And it was with her husband’s creepy bestie.  See a picture of her sexy Halloween costume at facebook.com/secretroompod.

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May 28, 2017

Ben speaks with a Twitter troll.  Hope has set up a phony Twitter handle to target one man.  What she does and why are revealed. See one of her tweets at facebook.com/secretroompod

Also, Ben’s got a surprise for Marie and her vagina.  If you haven’t heard Marie's secret yet, listen to Episode 35 “Virgin…ish” first.  And check out Marie's eye-popping blog at virginish.wordpress.com.

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May 15, 2017

Marie tells a secret about her vagina and the way men react to it.  Also, more fish tales inspired by our last episode on Toxic Friendships. 

Read Marie's NSFW blog, "Virginish" at virginish.wordpress.com.

Marie comes back for an update in Episode 36.  It's fun!

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Pod on!

 

May 1, 2017

Dependency and desire control two friendships.  Also, man-on-the-street secrets at the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2017).

Apr 17, 2017

A seance gone wrong leaves a woman with a secret she can never reveal.  It all went down in an old mansion’s chauffeur quarters above the garage.

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Mar 29, 2017

Mark’s tattoo reveals a secret that if exposed, would completely change his world. 

And it’s our first anniversary so of course Dahlia Beta and Breakmaster Cylinder stop by!  Do not miss this epi!  

Haaapppyyy biiiirrtthhddaayyy dear Seeecret Roooom!

Mar 13, 2017

Career staff from the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department on the tone and tenor inside their respective agencies during the first few weeks of the Trump administration.

Mar 1, 2017

Today a story of former loves. One woman dreams of the man she left; the other drives her ex’s getaway car. (Trump 2 next time.)

Feb 14, 2017

People from different walks of life on the Trump administration.  Palpable fear for some, and hope for others.

Guests Marci J. and Adri host the Let's Toast podcast.

Jan 31, 2017

You are not alone.  Secrets make the world go 'round. 

Jan 18, 2017

A man must invent a second girlfriend; and Dahlia reveals our biggest secret to date! 

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