A new podcast program from Gimlet hosted by A. J. Jacobs – described as being “like a giant game of six degrees of separation.”
Take a look around and find the person closest to you. Maybe that woman in the scarf in line ordering a latte. Or the little boy on a scooter, waiting to cross the street. What if we told you, that you and that person are related. And what if I told you, we can prove it? In Twice Removed, Gimlet’s new limited series, New York Times best-selling author A.J. Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, Drop Dead Healthy) is on a mission to show that all of us are related in some way. That we’re one big family.
In each episode of Twice Removed, AJ and team dive deep into a guest’s family tree. They build a roadmap down through that tree to the most interesting people and stories. At the end of that roadmap is a mystery relative. AJ and team will surprise the guest with an in-studio reveal of this surprising mystery connection… someone the guest couldn’t possibly have thought they were related to.
You can access the archive (as of today, a preview and two episodes) here. You can subscribe to the program on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify.
If the name A. J. Jacobs sounds familiar, that’s because he was a headliner at Rootstech 2015 and also convened the Global Family Reunion later that year.
What’s your reaction to this new show?
How does it differ from Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your Roots? Genealogy Roadshow?
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