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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. Terrible, Thanks For Asking launches in November 2016 from American Public Media.

You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. Terrible, Thanks For Asking launches in November 2016 from American Public Media.
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You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. Terrible, Thanks For Asking launches in November 2016 from American Public Media.

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Episodes

Update on Episode 12: Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring It Out

9/17/2019
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We have an update on a past episode! Harris Wittels was the executive producer of "Parks and Recreation," the coiner of the word "humblebrag," a Phish enthusiast, and the funniest person in any room he walked into. He died of a heroin overdose in 2015, leaving behind his mother, his sister, and a lifetime of talent and potential. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are...

Duration:00:59:51

78: Love, Babs

9/10/2019
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A lot of people share a national tragedy. But not everyone shares it personally. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual - ritual.com/thanks Brooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE

Duration:00:45:43

77: Ryan + Tiffany

9/3/2019
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We learn about gender - and how we SHOULD express it - from... just about everywhere. Sometimes we choose to question and examine those shoulds. And sometimes that choice to question is made for us. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Third Love -...

Duration:00:50:16

76: It Just Happens

8/27/2019
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There are things - like the death of a child - that are unimaginable. Actually, we'd mostly just prefer not to imagine them. But for some people, like Jayson and Stacy, that thing is their reality. Sometimes it just happens. Whether we want to imagine it or not. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate....

Duration:00:53:56

Listen to This: Brains On!

8/13/2019
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Feelings! We all have them! So what are they and where do they come from? The amazing show Brains On! has a new series that explores the science of feelings. We love this and want you to listen, so we're giving you a little taste. We will be back with new TTFA episodes in 2 weeks. For now, go listen to all of Brains On! at brainson.org.

Duration:00:30:51

75: A Face In The Crowd

6/25/2019
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Constance wanted to be a face in the crowd, not the face of the event. But sometimes we don't have control of our own stories. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week:...

Duration:00:57:00

74: ARFID

6/18/2019
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Food is a social and psychological minefield. How much do you think about what you eat? How much do you think you should think about what you eat? And how much do you eat what you think about? You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a...

Duration:00:55:36

73: FAQ&A

6/11/2019
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Even when life is going great, sometimes you still feel all the feelings. And you want to ask Nora about them. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual -...

Duration:00:44:41

72: Tell Me About Yourself

6/4/2019
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This is a story about physical pain, and how women are often dismissed and suffer through things they shouldn't have to. But it's about another kind of pain, too. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And...

Duration:00:50:48

71: Home?

5/28/2019
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Cane Roberts has lived in a number of places, but which places can he actually call home? You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our sponsors this week: Rothy's - rothys.com/terrible. Talkspace...

Duration:00:49:35

70: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

5/21/2019
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As a psychotherapist, Lori Gottlieb sees her role as helping patients understand their stories. But how does she help a patient understand a story in which she is a character? You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at...

Duration:00:53:57

69: Happy Friggin' Mother's Day

5/7/2019
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It's that special time of year again. Where we look long and hard at our own mothers. And at ourselves as mothers. So... how does everyone measure up? You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out our...

Duration:00:54:10

Episode #69: Happy Friggin’ Mother’s Day

5/7/2019
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It's that special time of year again. Where we look long and hard at our own mothers. And at ourselves as mothers. So... how does everyone measure up? You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate And check out...

Duration:00:58:14

Listen to This: Hope Chest

4/30/2019
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We love this podcast, and we want you to hear it. Hope Chest is a personal essay audio series written, produced, edited, and sound-designed by Stacia Brown. It tackles motherhood, single- and co-parenting, raising a Black daughter in America, and the impact of cultural and political happenings on the experience of parenting. We will be back with a new TTFA episode next week.

Duration:00:22:40

Listen to This: Hope Chest

4/30/2019
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We love this podcast, and we want you to hear it. Hope Chest is a personal essay audio series written, produced, edited, and sound-designed by Stacia Brown. It tackles motherhood, single- and co-parenting, raising a Black daughter in America, and the impact of cultural and political happenings on the experience of parenting. We will be back with a new TTFA episode next week.

Duration:00:22:40

Listen To This: TED Talks Daily

4/16/2019
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While we are away for a few weeks we want to make sure you are listening to what we're listening to. And what we're doing. So today, an episode of the podcast TED Talks Daily, where hear a new TED talk every day. And this one... is Nora's. TED Talk. That's right! Nora did a TED Talk and it's on TED Talks Daily and we want to make sure you get to hear it. We will be back with new TTFA episodes in mid-May.

Duration:00:18:01

Listen To This: TED Talks Daily

4/16/2019
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While we are away for a few weeks we want to make sure you are listening to what we're listening to. And what we're doing. So today, an episode of the podcast TED Talks Daily, where hear a new TED talk every day. And this one... is Nora's. TED Talk. That's right! Nora did a TED Talk and it's on TED Talks Daily and we want to make sure you get to hear it. We will be back with new TTFA episodes in mid-May.

Duration:00:18:01

68: A Way of Seeing The World

4/2/2019
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"Stronger Than Hate" is what everyone said in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. But what does that mean? In this third and final episode in our series from Pittsburgh, we talk to all types of people about who and what is Stronger Than Hate. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is public...

Duration:00:59:58

Episode #68: A Way of Seeing The World

4/2/2019
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"Stronger Than Hate" is what everyone said in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. But what does that mean? In this third and final episode in our series from Pittsburgh, we talk to all types of people about who and what is Stronger Than Hate. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book. TTFA is...

Duration:00:59:58

67: Their Day

3/26/2019
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Days can be significant for many reasons. For many people. At the same time. In our second of three episodes from Pittsburgh, PA, two stories of parallel lives on a big day. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at...

Duration:00:54:41