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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

56: Birthright

11/13/2018
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Sheridan's dad died by suicide when she was 6 years old. And for years she feared that was his legacy. And her birthright. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Third Love -- thirdlove.com/terrible For Hers -- forhers.com/thanks20 Casper -- casper.com/asking For more stories on this topic, check out the upcoming memoir "Inheritance: A Memoir of...

Duration:00:50:52

55: T-T-T-Today, Junior!

11/6/2018
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Did I stutter? Erin did. Erin does. And here's what it's like to live with a speech impediment that people still make jokes about. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Calm-- calm.com Brooklinen -- brooklinen.com and get $20 off plus free shipping with promo code THANKS Ritual -- ritual.com/thanks

Duration:00:46:26

54: The Skydiving Belle And The Butterfly

10/30/2018
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I've heard there are like, seven circles of hell? Ashley's been to at least six of them. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron -- blueapron.com/thanks Red Wing Shoes -- redwing.com Awaytravel.com -- awaytravel.com/thanks and get $20 off a suitcase with promo code THANKS at checkout

Duration:00:49:42

53: The Beautiful Ones

10/23/2018
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If we're lucky, we can learn to love ourselves. But if we love the way we look? Well, people tend to look down on that. But not Gigi. Gigi loves herself. And how she looks. And you know what? YOU SHOULD, TOO. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Calm - calm.com/thanks Stitch Fix -- stitchfix.com/ttfa Red Wing Shoes -- redwing.com

Duration:00:44:00

52: Heather

10/17/2018
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It's winter in Kansas, and Heather is back in her hometown, facing her abuser for the first time. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron -- blueapron.com/thanks Third Love -- thirdlove.com/terrible Red Wing Shoes -- redwing.com

Duration:00:51:20

Update on Episode 51: Nebach

10/17/2018
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A quick update and clarification on Episode 51.

Duration:00:05:12

51: Nebach

10/9/2018
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Dating is tough. Especially when there's strict expectations and rules. And ESPECIALLY when you finally find someone... and they don't turn out to be who you expected. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Brooklinen -- brooklinen.com Ritual -- ritual.com/thanks

Duration:00:53:35

50: Soooo OCD

10/2/2018
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OCD is one of those acronyms we use to say, "I'm a little quirky" or "I like my room to be VERY clean." But what does it mean to actually live with OCD? I have no idea, so we asked people who do. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron -- blueapron.com/thanks Stitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa

Duration:01:01:28

49: What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 2)

9/25/2018
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We're *still* not done talking about suicide. And neither are you... If you're looking for resources on suicide, here are some good places to start: Be The One To - https://www.bethe1to.com National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics Center for Disease Control - https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/suicide... You can...

Duration:00:43:25

48: What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 1)

9/18/2018
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You know what people hate talking about? Dreams. Politics. Religion. Your birth story. Also: suicide. Which is why we asked you to talk about it for us. For resources on suicide and mental health, nami.org has a wealth of great mental health resources. Text NAMI to 741741 for immediate support. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron -- blueapron.com/thanks Be The Match -...

Duration:00:47:27

47: Nathan

9/11/2018
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Nathan grew up knowing he was different. And what scared him more than who he is, was the idea that who he is was at odds with God, and his family, and the world he belonged to. thetrevorproject.org provides crises intervention for LGBTQ+ youth. Text TREVOR to 1.202.304.1200 for support. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace - talkspace.com/ttfa Be The Match - join.bethematch.org/nora Brooklinen -...

Duration:00:58:13

46: Two Letters

9/4/2018
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Annie's husband Jim died by suicide. After his death, she got into a bad space of her own. Then came the letters. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace - talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron - blueapron.com/thanks Casper - casper.com/asking

Duration:00:51:13

45: How Are You?

8/28/2018
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No, like, really. We ask this question of all of our guests, but we asked you, too. And you answered! You're...all over the place. And that's okay. PS-- please help Nora make #fansofhans happen. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Third Love -- thirdlove.com/terrible The Great Courses Plus -- thegreatcoursesplus.com/thanks

Duration:00:33:27

44: Ripped From The Headlines

8/21/2018
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The murder of Nation's wife was headline news around the country. But the headlines can only tell you so much. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Blue Apron - blueapron.com/thanks Talkspace - talkspace.com/ttfa The Great Courses Plus - thegreatcoursesplus.com/thanks

Duration:00:53:12

43: So Many Things At Once

8/14/2018
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Third time's the charm, except for when it's the third time your life has been completely upended. Then it's extremely disruptive. Maybe Tinder could help? Check out today's sponsors -- Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Brooklinen -- brooklinen.com The Great Courses Plus - thegreatcoursesplus.com/thanks

Duration:00:42:44

42: YOLO?

8/7/2018
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You Only Live Once... unless you're Leilani. This week - a heart, a transplant, and a mystery. Check out our sponsors: Talkspace - talkspace.com/ttfa with promo code TTFA Committed - committedpodcast.com Ritual - ritual.com/thanks Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible

Duration:00:48:41

Listen to This: TBTL -- What The Hell Is An Orange Julius?

8/1/2018
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Nora steps in to guest host the podcast that just might be Too Beautiful To Live -- a delightful daily show about life, current events, pop culture, puttering, laser baldness helmets, and tonight pants. While regular co-host Andrew Walsh is out of town, Nora and other co-host Luke Burbank discuss sheds, consumer culture, parenting, and because it's Nora, officiating the funeral of a man who married a stranger at the Mall of America.

Duration:01:32:13

Listen to This: Borrowed Interest -- Difficult Women

7/26/2018
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Borrowed Interest is a podcast hosted by three ad-women of color -- Leeya Jackson, Shareina Chandler, and Amalia Nicholson - kicking it in the advertising business and working it all out with thoughtful discussions, screams and laughter. They're your workplace wokebaes with something to say, so listen up. In this episode, they get into the ups and downs of being labeled a difficult woman aka an angry black woman aka a woman. They chat with Black Twitter queen/PR powerhouse Alexis Wilson...

Duration:01:16:08

Listen to This: Forever35 -- Just Say No with Nora McInerny

7/18/2018
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This week Nora wants you to listen to an amazing podcast called Forever35. Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir talk about self-care and how to get some in their (and your) lives. On this episode, they also talk to an up-and-comer named Nora McInerny. Nora talks about dealing with tragedy, how to actually help people who are grieving, and the many joys of drugstore makeup. You can find Forever35 at forever35podcast.com.

Duration:01:04:12

Listen to This: Reply All -- An Ad for the Worst Day of Your Life

7/10/2018
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Matt's wife died a decade ago. Now, everywhere he goes on the internet, he can't escape advertisements for clickbait sites with her picture on it. This week, Super Tech Support tries to help out. Further reading: Matt's non-profit: The Liz Logelin Foundation

Duration:00:33:55