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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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English

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1-800-228-7123


Episodes

40: Expect Good Things

6/19/2018
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Life as a 20-something guy with stage IV lung cancer, including some very important life advice regarding travel. Check out our sponsors: Talkspace - talkspace.com with promo code TTFA FabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with promo code TERRIBLE Children's Cancer Research Fund - childrenscancer.org/ttfa

Duration:00:44:33

39: Natalie

6/12/2018
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The punishment is supposed to fit the crime. But sometimes, when the sentence is served, the punishment is far from over. Check out our sponsors this week: Children's Cancer Fund -- childrenscancer.org/ttfa Ritual - ritual.com/thanks Molekule -- molekule.com with promo code THANKS

Duration:00:46:06

38: About Bob

6/5/2018
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This is a story about a dad who is sometimes a stranger, often a mystery, and always loved anyways. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa with promo code TTFA Brooklinen -- brooklinen.com with promo code THANKS RXBar -- rxbar.com/thanks with promo code THANKS

Duration:00:54:04

37: Fairy Dust

5/29/2018
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Lesly is a mother of three and a three-time cancer haver (there may be a more medical term for that) living on borrowed time. When the treatment you need is out of your reach, what the heck do you do? Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace.com/ttfa with promo code TTFA Childrenscancer.org/ttfa Blueapron.com/thanks Fabfitfun.com with promo code TERRIBLE

Duration:00:43:51

36: Rose Tulip

5/22/2018
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Captain Rosemarie Chapman flies airplanes for the Air Force. She met her boyfriend, a fellow soldier, and fell deeply in love. But a deployment to Afghanistan ends their relationship abruptly. And soon, Rosemarie is faced with meeting his family in an unexpected circumstance. Children's Cancer Research Fund - childrenscancer.org/ttfa Nutrafol - nutrafol.com Talkspace - Talkspace.com/TTFA

Duration:00:46:56

35: The Gold And The Broken Bits

5/15/2018
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Chris was brought up to be positive. And to get on with it no matter what. But getting on with it isn't always so easy when others won't make room for you to be a full person.

Duration:00:40:25

34: Karen

5/8/2018
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Sometimes a person's absence can become a presence. A dark, unspoken void that can suck you right in if you don't address it.

Duration:00:51:35

33: Witness

5/1/2018
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What's worse: keeping the people you love at a distance, or showing them your true colors and losing them forever? Patricia doesn't want to find out.

Duration:00:45:28

32: Bryson's Purpose

3/27/2018
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Chelsey and Kevin are parents, public servants, and two people just trying to make sense of the absolutely senseless. If this is God's plan, I have a word or two for God.

Duration:00:47:57

31: Transformation

3/20/2018
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Duration:00:48:14

30: Route 91

3/13/2018
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On the eve of Kelli's 25th birthday, she found herself running for her life in a dystopian nightmare. It was supposed to be an incredible weekend to celebrate the dawn of a new phase of her life. Instead, it was the deadliest mass shooting (so far) in America.

Duration:00:47:23

29: If/Then

3/6/2018
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Charlotte's career is built on organized chaos. As an Operating Room nurse, she has a protocol for every tragedy, a THEN for every IF. Until one night, when she takes a new route home, and everything changes.

Duration:00:39:09

27: The Use of These Memories

2/20/2018
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There's a thin line between life and death. Between what's here -- now -- and what was. Between what's here -- now -- and what will be. Taz Ahmed knows about that line. In a dark house in Kathmandu, she and her aging grandfather toe up to it to look for her mother.

Duration:00:39:56

25: The Broken Places

2/13/2018
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When the world breaks everything, when everything is The Absolute Worst, you're lucky if you have people to lean on. You're even luckier if they're your siblings. Meet Alex, David and Liza Achilli. Which... I really wanted to call this episode The Achilli's Heal, but I just... I couldn't do it. Or could I?

Duration:00:49:42

25: The Broken Places

2/6/2018
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When the world breaks everything, when everything is The Absolute Worst, you're lucky if you have people to lean on. You're even luckier if they're your siblings. Meet Alex, David and Liza Achilli. Which... I really wanted to call this episode The Achilli's Heal, but I just... I couldn't do it. Or could I?

Duration:00:50:04

21: Introducing Childhood

11/21/2017
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Malena is 10 years old, and she worries a lot. About her grades. About her procrastination. About her dad. Especially about her dad. Kids are the best. They're smart and funny and deeply empathetic. And they - and their thoughts and feelings - deserve to be taken seriously. Why are we saying this? Because we had an idea for a new show, and we want you to take a listen. Let us know what you think at https://www.apmpodcasts.org/ttfa/

Duration:00:32:16

20: The Truth We Live

11/14/2017
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Amee doesn't have a dad. But she used to. He was the best. He was the worst. And he claims that he doesn't remember any of it.

Duration:00:39:18

19: What Does All This Loss Mean?

11/7/2017
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Dead sister. Dead grandma. Dead grandpa. Dead uncle. Dead mom. Dead dad. Dead brother. The list of loss goes on and on for Jaamil, and so does his list of professional accolades and accomplishments as he moves from trauma to post-traumatic enlightenment.

Duration:00:50:12

18: Chapter 2

10/31/2017
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Hope and Aaron died on the exact same day. Each leaving behind their spouse, their child, and all the love their small families had created. Nearly three years later, their spouses have remarried. But don't you dare say they've moved on.

Duration:00:37:43

7: Unbroken (#metoo)

10/24/2017
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Sexual violence thrives in silence, and it's hard to talk about... so we don't. But rape survivor Sarah Super refuses to be quiet, and has dedicated her life to helping other survivors Break the Silence. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

Duration:00:50:14