Podcast Episodes

Our guest this episode is Tim Curran, Copy Editor/Lead Writer for “Early Start” on CNN. We found Tim via a great article he wrote about finding his family. Tim was adopted in California, and after years of searching for his birth family, made the exciting discovery that his birth father was from Morocco. Tim found...
Our guest this episode is Shari Leid, a Life Coach and author, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, found abandoned in a cardboard box in a parking lot. She grew up in a conservative Christian family with Japanese-American parents. Shari’s parents spent time in an internment camp during World War II. Shari and her...
This episode’s guest is Rachel Beck, a dear friend, who shares her memories of chosen family holidays with Corey and Kendall. Join the Family Twist family here! Listen, Rate & Subscribe Apple Amazon Google Spotify
This episode’s guest is Dr. John DeGarmo, the director of the Foster Care Institute. John is an author and expert in foster care – and he and his wife have parented more than 60 children through fostering, adoption and birth. Corey and John discuss the challenges facing the foster family community today, and John offers...
Out guests this episode are Natalie and Ryan, half siblings who nearly missed out on being best friends. Barely acquainted, the brother and sister worked together in high school and had many missed encounters because they had no idea they were related. When Ryan turned 21, his adoptive father dropped the bomb that Ryan was...
Corey and Kendall commemorate National Adoption Month by sharing more details about Kendall’s adoption. The duo also discuss the stigmas related to adoption and how it impacts their guests. Kendall and Corey also discuss the importance of fostering and considering adding to their family. Join the Family Twist family here! Listen, Rate & Subscribe Apple...
Our guest this episode is Keith Mason, who has a remarkable – almost unbelievable – story about discovering the identity of his father. Keith is the author of “Please Stand Up,” which chronicles his search for his father and how he found him on YouTube in an old episode of the quiz show, “To Tell...
Our guest this episode is Peter J. Boni, the author of “Uprooted: Family Trauma, Unknown Origins, and the Secretive History of Artificial Insemination.”
This is our second part with Jack Malstrom (they/them). Jack is from Portland, Oregon, and in the first episode we learned about Jack’s adoption, the discovery that they are Indigenous, and how that discovery changed Jack’s life for the better – after some initial shame/guilt. Through Jack’s hosting of a radio show, they became a...
Our guest this episode is Jack Malstrom (they/them). Jack is from Portland, Oregon, and is the current Director of the Portland Two Spirit Society and a Native Adoptee and Two Spirit advocate. Jack has a unique adoption/found family story that we’re excited to share. It’s such an awesome story, we’re splitting this episode into two...