Blast From My Past: A New Podcast by MyHeritage

Blast From My Past: A New Podcast by MyHeritage

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching our first-ever podcast, Blast From My Past. The podcast will feature the incredible true stories of people whose lives were changed by what they discovered through MyHeritage about their family’s pasts — whether it was a close relative they never knew existed, the key to unlocking an old family mystery, or a newfound connection to a long-forgotten legacy.

Click here to follow or subscribe to Blast From My Past

Since our foundation, MyHeritage has been privileged to play a key role in many breathtaking and deeply moving stories. We see it as a duty and an honor to share these inspiring stories with you, and we have been doing so through various platforms, including this blog, our social channels, the international media, and video. Now, we are so excited to utilize a new medium for sharing these stories: the podcast. It’s our first foray into the world of podcasting, and in complete alignment with our company philosophy — it’s all about our users.

The debut episode, “The Secret of Ereikoussa,” tells the story of Yvette Corporan, a bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning producer who set out on a quest to confirm the extraordinary story her grandmother told her: that the Greek Island community where she grew up conspired to hide a Jewish family right under the noses of their Nazi occupiers.

Listeners will follow along as Yvette digs for clues, and, with the assistance of MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet, makes discoveries beyond what she had ever imagined.

Some of the stories we have lined up for this season include:

  • A journey to the world’s most far-flung locations to preserve the endangered legacies of remote tribes
  • A project to reunite adoptees around the world with their birth families through free DNA testing results in a number of touching reunions
  • A soldier who earned an Iron Cross for his service on the German side in WWI, only to be driven out of Germany by the Nazis and earn a Silver Star fighting for the Allies in WWII
  • A pair of sisters, abandoned as babies at the same train station in South Korea and adopted to families on opposite ends of the globe, who discover each other through DNA testing
  • A pair of Colombian half-brothers, adopted in different countries, who found each other through DNA testing — but whose discoveries didn’t stop there

With audio production by award-winning agency Listen, Blast From My Past is presented in first-person narrative format with no host, giving center stage to the protagonists. Each episode will focus on a story, or a series of stories surrounding a common theme, and will run for a maximum of 30 minutes. The first season will include eight episodes, to be released once every two weeks — and we intend for it to be the first of many.

Blast From My Past is now available for streaming and download on all major podcast platforms — and of course, it’s entirely free.

How to follow and listen

Giveaway alert! 

We’ll be choosing 3 of our podcast followers to win a MyHeritage Complete Plan, our ultimate family history package which includes unlimited family tree size, access to over 16 billion historical records, priority customer support, and much, much more.

To enter, just comment below that you’re following the podcast on one of our podcast streaming platforms. We’ll notify the winners on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Good luck! 

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  • ND

    Naomi Danielson

    March 2, 2022

    I’m following the podcast on a podcast streaming platform.

  • SA

    Shirley A Jensen

    March 3, 2022

    I enjoyed Blast From My Past and #The Secret of Ereikoussa. I will be spending more time on My Heritage Podcasts.

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      March 3, 2022

      Glad to hear that you’re enjoying it!

  • PO

    Patricia Owens

    March 3, 2022

    I’m following the podcast on my iPhone! Wonderful story!

  • JM

    John Macrow

    March 4, 2022

    I’m following the podcast on my Apple Podcast streaming platform. Spell bounding providing hints to tell my own families story with the amazing new LiveStory

  • DG

    Deborah Giddings

    March 8, 2022

    I am following on my web browser. I check everyday to see if a new episode has been posted. Also, enjoy all other webinars that My Heritage presents as they are very educational.

  • JV

    Joao Ventura

    March 9, 2022

    I’m following the podcast using Spotify. Looking forward to hearing further episodes.

  • JR

    Jeanie R Watts

    March 9, 2022

    Following on several services!! SOOOOO geekily excited about this podcast!!!

  • JC

    Janet Conway

    March 10, 2022

    I’m looking forward to more Blast From My Past. It’s the perfect way for me to enjoy good My Heritage listening and do yard work. Thank you.

  • KP

    Karen Prytula

    March 16, 2022

    Love this idea! I am following too. If I am allowed to make a comment it would be that the speakers not speak so fast. Slow down, don’t rush through it; let us absorb what you are saying so we can enjoy the story as much as you did creating the podcast. Thanks a lot. Karen Prytula