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The Grandfather Effect Podcast

The Grandfather Effect Podcast

“I’m taking you along on a journey. You’re with me as I have intimate conversations with my family. You eavesdrop on the moment I make discoveries. And like me, you won’t know what happens next.”—Host Brian Dahlen

Do you want to hear a story about a family?

  • Their secrets
  • Their faith
  • Their sins and attempts at forgiveness
  • Their rocky road from relational brokenness to reconciliation

The Grandfather Effect is that story shared with you. Debuting on May 19, this original storytelling podcast from Brian Dahlen is unlike anything you’ve ever heard from Moody Radio, or potentially anywhere else. Brian’s dramatic family story unfolds with each episode, taking you inside candid, thought-provoking conversations between Brian and loved ones from across generations—people just like you.

This captivating series dives deeply into the Dahlen family’s generational dynamics. Listen as they uncover everyday struggles that you may face in your own relationships, and reveal hopeful lessons for your own life. Learn how long-held secrets and sins weighed on family members’ spiritual and mental health—and how they seek answers to why their family appears to have been broken.

Catch all seven episodes this spring and discover why The Grandfather Effect now!

Q&A with Host Brian Dahlen

From the ideas and inspiration for the podcast to the suspense and surprises in store for listeners, learn behind-the-scenes details about The Grandfather Effect.

Read Brian’s Q&A

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Brian Dahlen

Brian Dahlen is host of Mornings with Brian on Moody Radio Cleveland. Brian became a Cleveland morning show host after working at Moody Radio Chicago as a radio host, producer, and cohost of a weekly podcast. Brian caught the radio bug while teaching history at a high school near Minneapolis, where he was cohost and producer of a weekly radio program. After teaching for six years and graduating with a master’s degree in education, Brian lives with his wife and five children in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

The Grandfather Effect

The Grandfather Effect

The Grandfather Effect is a gripping new storytelling podcast from Moody Radio's Brian Dahlen. The podcast follows Dahlen’s family and their rocky road from relational brokenness to reconciliation. The seven-episode series takes you on an emotional journey into their secrets, faith, sins, and attempts at forgiveness.