PostSecret’s Frank Warren on Exposing Your Deepest Secrets and Desires

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For 12 years, Frank Warren has been mailed over 1 million secrets on postcards from people on every continent. His website, has led him to become the most trusted listener of secrets in the world. Frank joins Neil and Gabby in The Truth Barrel to share the lessons he has learned about the secrets that people keep, what they reveal about us, and whether or not it’s true that we’re as sick as our secrets.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

    • How Frank saved the life of someone on the verge of suicide.
    • What is a secret, when should you reveal it, and how it will help you and others.
    • How to overcome the shame of revealing a personal secret or confession.
    • Why the safest places might be the least comfortable places to share your secrets.
    • The best way for parents to learn their children’s private lives and whether they should.
    • The qualities you need to receive someone else’s secrets.
    • How Neil gets his interview subjects to open up so much.
    • And the most common secret Frank has read out of 1 million secrets (you’ll never guess).

Listen ➙ The Truth Barrel, Episode 48: Frank Warren

Frank has granted us permission to share here on the blog the collection of secrets he brought into The Truth Barrel.


And these are the unmarked steel containers that Frank uses to transport secrets from PostSecret event to PostSecret event around the world. He said, “transporting people’s secrets in just a folder or floating in a backpack would be disrespectful.”


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Episode 46:
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Episode 45:
Joakim Noah of the NBA Knicks in a rare and exclusive pre-season interview

Episode 44:
Comedian & Actor Jay Mohr

Episode 43:
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Episode 42:
Comedian Danny Lobell on the Art of Storytelling

Episode 41:
Danny Cipriani – Life and Times of a Rugby Legend, Part 2

Episode 40:
Rugby Star Danny Cipriani Opens Up On His Life On and Off the Field

Episode 39:
Sex Guru Reid Mihalko on Casual Sex Protocols & Asking for What You Want

Episode 38:
Rashard Mendenhall on the Transition from Super Bowl Champion to Ballers TV-Show Writer

Episode 37:
The Ultimate Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig on What You Eat and Why You’ve Been Programmed to Eat It

Episode 36:
John Salley (Part 2): The journey from NBA Champion to Vegan Gangster

Episode 35:
NBA Champion John Salley on Getting Over Anger, Unhealthy Habits, & Self-Sabotage

Episode 34:
Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace on living with integrity

Episode 33:
How to Breathe for Maximum Health, Performance, and Relaxation (Plus Demonstrations), with Patrick McKeown

Episode 32:
Somatic sexologist Jaiya Ma on Discovering Your Erotic Sexual Blueprint

Episode 31:
Light Watkins on Meditation, Happiness, and Life After Death

Episode 30:
Marvel actor Frank Grillo on persistence and discipline

Episode 29:
Rapper Mikey Mike on how he scammed his way into getting a Grammy

Episode 28:
Cleaning Up the Planet with legendary adventurer Alison Teal

Episode 27:
Life inside an LA Sex Dungeon and opening the door to your secret fantasies with author Jenny Nordbak

Episode 26:
Terrell Owens, NFL legend, on anti-aging, stem cell research, and becoming your own person, Part 2

Episodes 25
Terrell Owens, NFL wide receiver, on Extreme Achievement and Confidence, Part 1

Episode 24:
How to Handle Bullies: From the Playground to Adulthood

Episode 23:
Genetics Researcher, Dr. Dan Reardon

Episode 22:
Art of Charm’s Jordan Harbinger

Episode 21:
Matt Skiba of Blink 182

Episode 20:
Solving Listener Dilemmas with Neil and Gabby

Episode 19:
21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Jared Kleinert

Episode 18:
Sex at Dawn author Dr. Christopher Ryan

Episode 17:
Scott Carney, Investigative Journalist

Episode 16:
Drummer Frank Zummo on the Rise to Rockstar Fame

Episode 15:
Dr. Kelly Starrett on Best Practices for Daily Activities

Episode 14:
Nick Ekbatani on What It Takes to Survive Tragedy

Episode 13:
Michele Paradise on NLP & Psychological Healing

Episode 12:
Kevin Reeve on Surviving Disasters, Revolutions, and the Apocalypse

Episode 11:
Kai Nygard on The Cutting Edge of Longevity Research

Episode 10:
Darin Olien Reveals The Truth About Superfoods

Episode 9:
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Episode 8:
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Episode 7:
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Episode 6:
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Episode 5:
Changing Your Habitat for Better Health with John Durant, Part 2

Episode 4:
Changing Your Habitat for Better Health with John Durant, Part 1

Episode 3:
Laird Hamilton and Greg Long on Re-Evaluating Death to Improve Performance

Episode 2:
Surviving Death with Marc Weingarten & Larry Miller

Episode 1:
Mark Healey on Facing Fear, Surviving Shark Attacks, & Extreme Breath Holding

Email your questions to Neil and Gabby: [email protected]

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Episode 48: PostSecret's Frank Warren on exposing your deepest secrets and desires

Episode 48: PostSecret's Frank Warren on exposing your deepest secrets and desires

Episode 48: PostSecret's Frank Warren on exposing your deepest secrets and desires