Twice Removed

Twice Removed
A new family history podcast from Gimlet Media. They say we’re one big family: this is the show that proves it.

Gimlet Presents: Uncivil
Oct 9, 2017 • 26 min
America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil…
#6: Ginny
Jun 16, 2017 • 27 min
A 93-year-old man takes a DNA test, and everything changes.
#5: Jean Grae
Feb 3, 2017 • 68 min
Jean Grae is a rapper, comedian, producer, writer, and much more… and her genealogy is as wide-ranging as her career. But Jean doesn’t know very much her family’s past. So we help her out. We take Jean through South Africa’s complicated racial history,…
#4: Abbi Jacobson
Jan 20, 2017 • 64 min
Abbi Jacobson is an actress, comedian, illustrator, and co-creator of Comedy Central’s Broad City. In this episode, we journey through her family’s past: we uncover a 50-year-old unsolved crime; one of the most contentious battles in New York history, and…
Bonus: Lydia and Barnabas
Jan 17, 2017 • 8 min
Sometimes the best way to tell a story, a really strange story, is with a song. So here’s the story of an undead husband, a husband on the run, and a wife named Lydia.
#3: Nazanin Rafsanjani
Jan 13, 2017 • 65 min
Nazanin Rafsanjani is a beloved member of the Gimlet family, overseeing Gimlet’s advertising wing. She also has an incredible family story, moving to the U.S. from Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. And Nazanin’s family tree is filled with people who left…
#2: Ted Allen
Dec 23, 2016 • 50 min
Ted Allen’s family tree is so rich with culinary history that his Food Network stardom might be genetic. From baristas, to royal dinner guests, to a celebrity diet icon, Ted’s family tree shows that one of the best ways to look at history is food. We’ll…
#1: Dan Savage
Dec 16, 2016 • 68 min
Dan Savage has helped redefine what it means to be a family in the 21st Century. And given his ancestors, it’s no surprise why. Dan’s family history traces back to the 1920s Chicago mob scene, a South Asian autocracy, and to a New York City apartment…
A Preview of Coming Attractions
Dec 2, 2016 • 3 min
Twice removed is Gimlet Media’s new family history show. Each episode we take a guest and build a massive family tree filled with people they are connected to. We then follow one branch of that tree, stopping at the most fascinating people and stories…