244: What if you could never make him proud? by Wondery

244: What if you could never make him proud?

from This Is Actually Happening

by Wondery

Published: Tue Aug 30 2022

Show Notes

A man struggles to free himself from his father’s iron grip on the family, but when an unsettling truth about his past is revealed, his entire life comes into focus.

Today's storyteller was originally featured on the incredible podcast, The Secret Room, created and hosted by Ben Hamm. Ben's guests share stories they've never told before, giving you a front row seat to the hidden lives of people all around you. Ben and I have collaborated before on a previous episode, and if you love This Is Actually Happening, check out The Secret Room, wherever you get your podcasts.


Content/Trigger Warnings:  domestic abuse, child abuse, childhood illness, explicit language


Producer: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli


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