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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.
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Oct 15, 2019

Evan was federally investigated for something he did while caring for an autistic child.  He meant no harm, but he paid a heavy, heavy toll. 

Evan sent pictures of him with Brian.  Also a picture of evidence that brought Evan down. They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod.

BUFFY
For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

ALL OUR SPONSORS 
See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Elkid and Alessandro Nigro.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder.

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your lighthearted secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Oct 2, 2019

Kelly and her friends caused a horrific explosion and fled the scene. No one was ever brought to justice. Kelly describes the terrible events of that evening and the devastating blows karma has dealt her and her family.

See pictures Kelly and Mike together; Roy shopping for fireworks; and the cute apartment that burned down just after Kelly moved out.  

They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod.

BETTER HELP 
Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret.

NATIVE 
Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code SECRET.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

ALL OUR SPONSORS 
See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Elkid and Alessandro Nigro.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme by Breakmaster Cylinder.

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your succulent secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Sep 17, 2019

A 2 a.m. phone call plunged Lindsay into a deep hole of sex and drugs. She confesses for the first time in 17 years the terrible path she traveled and the things she had to do get her fix.

See pictures of Lindsay with the Journey CD, Kyle and her BFF.  Also the parkade where her story began.

They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod.

BETTER HELP 
Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret.

BUFFY 
For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET.

NOOM 
What do you have to lose? Visit noom.com/secret to start your trial today.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

ALL OUR SPONSORS 
See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme are by Breakmaster Cylinder.

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your dangerous secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Sep 3, 2019

Jen feels empathy for a convicted murderer she saw on a reality TV show.  Find out what happens when love blossoms on Death Row, and the one thing that Todd did that devastated her.

See pictures of Jenn, Todd and a letter he sent her with the prison's stamp on it.

They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod.

BETTER HELP 
Get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret.

NATIVE 
Get 20 percent off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code SECRET.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

ALL OUR SPONSORS 
See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.  Chet is the sound engineer.  Music and Theme are by Breakmaster Cylinder.

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your dangerous secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Aug 20, 2019

Bird did something terrible on her way home from work one day.  It impacted a lot of lives, and she told a lie so that she wouldn’t be blamed for what she did. 

See pictures of Bird, David and Ethan. Also a picture in the junk yard of Bird's terribly, terribly smashed car.  They're waiting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

BETTER HELP
Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret.

BUFFY
For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET.

CREST WHITESTRIPS
For $20 off off your first Crest 3D Whitening Strip Kit, visit crestwhitesmile.com and enter promo code SECRET.

ALL OUR SPONSORS 
See all our sponsors and their offers: secretroompodcast.com/codes

PODCAST TEAM 
Producer: Susie Lark
Social Media: Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro
The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your delectable secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Aug 7, 2019

Shelley tells us about how an invitation to a closed bar landed her in jail, and much worse.  That night still haunts her eight years on. 

Shelley sent pictures of her at Derrick’s bar; with her "piece of shit car;” and with her “gay hubs” John.  See them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

NOOM
What do you have to lose? Visit noom.com/secret to start your trial today.

BETTER HELP 
Thanks Better Help.  Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret

PODCAST TEAM 
Producer: Susie Lark
Social Media: Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro
Street Secrets: Lisa Ellex, Elkid Alvarez
The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your delectable secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Jul 24, 2019

“My secret is I feel ashamed about something my parents made me do when I was a kid.  I'm really lucky my cousin survived it.”  

See Mark and his brothers a couple of years after our story on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Search @secretroompod.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

BUFFY
Thanks  Buffy.
For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code secret.

BETTER HELP 
Thanks Better Help.  Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret

PODCAST TEAM 
Producer: Susie Lark
Social Media: Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro
Street Secrets: Lisa Ellex
The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your delectable secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Jul 10, 2019

A young woman tells us why she alters her appearance.  Her friends, classmates, teachers and even her boyfriend don't know what she really looks like.  The reason she hides her appearance will surprise you. 

See Jane's old and new wigs on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Also see the gym where her truth was revealed. Search @secretroompod.

FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Join our new fan page! Click here or search for the group and ask to join.  All are welcome. :)

NATIVE
Thanks Native. Get 20% off your first purchase by going to nativedeodorant.com and entering promo code secret.

BETTER HELP 
Thanks Better Help.  Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret

CREST WHITESTRIPS 
Thanks to Crest for supporting The Secret Room. For $20 off off your first Crest 3D Whitening Strip Kit, visit crestwhitesmile.com and enter promo code secret.

PODCAST TEAM 
Producer: Susie Lark
Social: Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro
Street Secrets: Lisa Ellex
The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your delicious secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Jun 26, 2019

"My name is Sarah and my secret is I went on the run from the law when I was 17; I spent some time in jail, but thanks to a twist my criminal record isn’t connected to me.  Some might say I’m still on the lam…but I don’t see how it could catch up to me…"

BETTER HELP 
Thanks Better Help.  Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/secret

NOOM 
What do you have to lose? Visit noom.com/secret to start your trial today.

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks and Alessandro Nigro.

The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your incredible secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :)  ~ Ben

Jun 11, 2019

Kendall keeps her sick ex-husband's secret from their daughter. She only knows half of it, and revealing even that could have dire consequences. Should she tell the part she knows or let him take his secret to the grave?  

GREEN CHEF
Go to GreenChef.us/secret75 for a total of $75 off, that’s $25 off each of your first 3 boxes of GreenChef

BUFFY 
Thanks  Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET.

PICTURES 
Kendall sent pictures of her and her husband when they were married.  See their wedding day, and see them chilling at a BBQ.

They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @SecretRoomPod.

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro, Bobbi Jo Valdez.

The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your incredible secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :)  ~ Ben

May 29, 2019

Joey comes out to family about a sexual orientation that is unlike any other.  Joey falls in romantic love with objects.

BUFFY 
Thanks  Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET.

PICTURES 
See Joey and Robotroll together.  Robotroll's pink shock of hair is something to behold.  We also have an image of the Objectum Sexual pride flag.

They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @SecretRoomPod.

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro, Bobbi Jo Valdez.

The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder

YOUR SECRET 
Submit your secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :)  ~ Ben

May 15, 2019

Thomas tells us how his father's high expectations led him to pursue a demanding career he neither wanted nor was highly skilled at. At a pivotal moment at university he made a calamitous choice that undid years of study and nearly wrecked his career.

PICTURES 
See Thomas in selfie mode, the text about his former classmate and the journal he uses in his new career to track data.

They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @SecretRoomPod.

PODCAST TEAM 
Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro, Bobbi Jo Valdez.

The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music and Theme: Breakmaster Cylinder


SUBMIT 
Submit your secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :)  ~ Ben

May 1, 2019

Brie let her catfish into some dark corners of her life - at her own peril. And when she tells you her catfish’s real identity, the truth will astound you as much as it did Brie.  


LIVELY 
Thanks Lively! Get $10 off your first order by visiting: wearlively.com/secret and enter SECRET at checkout. Only available in US.

STORYWORTH
Thanks also to StoryWorth. Get $20 off when you subscribe at StoryWorth.com/secret

PICTURES 
See Brie's catfish and the very bathroom where Brie's cousin Malcom committed the unspeakable.

They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @SecretRoomPod.

TEAM 
Production: Susie Lark, Sachelle Brooks, Alessandro Nigro, Bobbi Jo Valdez.

The Sound Engineer: Chet

Music: Breakmaster Cylinder

SUBMIT 
Submit your secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :)  ~ Ben

Apr 17, 2019

Amber catfished teenage boys for three years.  But can a catfish have real feelings?  And if she does, how does that work out?  Amber tells us who she talked to and how she pulled it off. 

THE TRAIL WENT COLD
Hear Ben on The Trail Went Cold Ep 120.  It's about the unsolved murder of Amber Tuccaro.

PICTURES
See the drawing JD composed to express his love for Amber. Also see Amber in her catfish years and as the woman she is today.

They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @secretroompod.

TEAM
Production: Susie Lark 
Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez
Digital Marketing: Tassja Cadoch 
The Sound Engineer: Chet
Music: Breakmaster Cylinder

SUBMIT
Submit your secret at our website secretroompod.com.

LISTENER SURVEY
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :)  ~ Ben

Apr 3, 2019

What’s the worst thing a loved one has ever done to you?  Rachel tells us about two relationships that collide and the terrible things that people are capable of.  

Thanks to Care/of for supporting The Secret Room. For 50% off your first Care/of order, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code secret50.


PICTURES 
See Rachel and Justin during happy times. Also an image of Rachel’s phone as she’s playing Justin’s voicemail on the podcast. 

They're waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @secretroompod.

TEAM 
Production: Susie Lark 
Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez
Digital Marketing: Tassja Cadoch 
The Sound Engineer: Chet

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :)  ~ Ben

 

Mar 19, 2019

One summer night 20 years ago, when he was just a kid, Matt’s parents had an encounter on the staircase.  An encounter he blames himself for to this day.

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Thanks Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET.

Thanks to Murder Book Podcast for supporting The Secret Room. Check out Michael Connelly’s new “Murder Book” podcast wherever you get your podcasts or at murderbookpodcast.com.

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PICTURES
See a picture of Matt and his brothers from 20 years ago, their faces obscured, along with a picture of the house they were raised in.

They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @secretroompod.

TEAM
Production: Susie Lark 
Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez
Digital Marketing: Tassja Cadoch 
The Sound Engineer: Chet

LISTENER SURVEY
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!!

Thank you for downloading the Secret Room. :) 

 

 

 

Mar 6, 2019

How would you react if an unethical doctor's behavior gave you a huge and beloved family?

In this episode June explains how it is that her daughter has 50 siblings and counting.  And it's not why you think!  

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Thanks Buffy. For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter promo code SECRET.

Thanks to Murder Book Podcast for supporting The Secret Room. Check out Michael Connelly’s new “Murder Book” podcast wherever you get your podcasts or at murderbookpodcast.com.

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PICTURES
See June and her daughter playing in a couple of pictures from the 70s.  Their faces are obscured.   

They are waiting for you on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @secretroompod.

TEAM
Production: Susie Lark 
Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez
Digital Marketing: Tassja Cadoch 
The Sound Engineer: Chet

LISTENER SURVEY
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!

Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :)   

 

Feb 20, 2019

Would you tell an over-the-top obnoxious and drunk house guest to get out?  What if he was your best friend's husband?  You will not believe what happened to Roxy.

TEAM 
Production support: Susie Lark 
Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez
Digital Marketing: Tassja Cadoch 
The Sound Engineer: Chet

PICTURES 
See Roxy at her wedding.  Maude, her best friend and bridesmaid stands behind her.   Also, the the bathroom that got soaked in vomit on that hapless night now restored to its original splendor. 

See them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Our handle on each is @secretroompod.

JIM HAROLD'S CAMPFIRE 
If you enjoy The Secret Room, you'll also love Jim Harold's Campfire. You'll be enthralled by stories of the supernatural told by real people.  Available wherever you get your podcasts.

LISTENER SURVEY 
Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!

Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :)   

 

Feb 6, 2019

In order to manage the deep resentment she feels toward her mom, Hannah lies to her family about something very important.

Production support: Susie Lark 

Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez

PICTURES

See Hannah and her mom, their faces obscured, at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s last year.  Also mom’s room at the memory care facility and the cute fluffy white doggie dad takes along on his walks with mom.

Go get 'em:

facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and instagram.com/SecretRoomPod and soon at twitter.com/SecretRoomPod

~Ben

 

HANDY

Thanks Handy. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit Handy.com/secret and use promo code secret 

 

MURDER BOOK

Thanks to MURDER BOOK- the new true crime podcast hosted by bestselling author Michael Connelly for supporting The Secret Room.  

 

LISTENER SURVEY

Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!

 

Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :)  ~Ben

Jan 23, 2019

We explore Ashley’s complicated family dynamic and the challenges a sister faces when the brother she loves dearly has severe addictions.  When Ashley reveals her secret you might wonder about its consequences and whether Ashley bears any blame for what happened next.

Production support: Susie Lark 

Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez

PICTURES

See Ashley and her brother on her wedding day.  It’s one of her favorites, taken the last time her extended family was all together.  

Also: the the cardinal feather she received from her brother on the very day of our interview. It’s stored it safely in the jewelry box Cody gifted her.  

Go get 'em:

facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and instagram.com/SecretRoomPod and soon at twitter.com/SecretRoomPod

~Ben

 

Thanks to MURDER BOOK- the new true crime podcast hosted by bestselling author Michael Connelly for supporting The Secret Room.  

 

LISTENER SURVEY

Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!

 

Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :)  ~Ben

Jan 21, 2019

In our last Sunday feed I present a look back at some of our favorite Street Secrets from 2018.  

Come back in just two days for our first regular Tuesday show.  It's "79. My Horrible Secret That Came True."   

We'll be there every other Tuesday. Forever.  :)

~Ben

Street Secret Team: Bobbi Jo Valdez, Caitlin Bartholomew, Elkid and Susie Lark.

PICTURES

See Susie's favorite artistic renderings of Street Secrets from 2018.

Go get 'em:

facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and instagram.com/SecretRoomPod 

 

SECRET ROOM TEES, MUGS AND TOTES! 

Show your affiliation with your favorite indie podcast that could with our cool merch!  Visit our store.

LISTENER SURVEY

Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!

 

Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :)  ~Ben

Jan 7, 2019

Jo hopes her boyfriend never discovers that she records him.  Because if she did the world she’s constructed with those recordings would collapse in an instant. 

Production support: Susie Lark and Dahlia Beta

Street Secrets: Bobbi Jo Valdez

PICTURES

See Jo holding a picture of her boyfriend, his face obscured, you know, to protect the innocent!

Go get 'em:

facebook.com/SecretRoomPod and instagram.com/SecretRoomPod and later in the week at twitter.com/SecretRoomPod

And check out Jo's Instagram:

instagram.com/recordedboyf

~Ben

SECRET ROOM TEES, MUGS AND TOTES! 

Show your affiliation with your favorite indie podcast that could with our cool merch!  Visit our store.

LISTENER SURVEY

Take our Listener Survey at SecretRoomPod.com!

 

Thank you for supporting the Secret Room. :)  ~Ben

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