Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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. From American Public Media.... Show More

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September 22, 2020 59 min

What happens when the place that feels like home...decides that you don’t belong anymore? When the person you trust to be a safe place for you violates that trust? Heads up: suicide, sexual trauma and eating disorders are a part of this episode.

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September 15, 2020 40 min

Leslie Gray Streeter is...well, look at the title of this episode. 

Her very, very good book is available here.

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September 7, 2020 42 min

Drayden is a solid, good human. He doesn’t lie. He tells it like it is. He is a Black boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and his mother Dana has been fighting to get him the diagnosis and services he deserves since he was just a few months old.

Dana and her children wrote a book about what it’s like to have a sibling who has autism. You can purchase “Come Meet Drayden” here.

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August 31, 2020 38 min

Every subculture believes that they are truly unique in their wild, passionate love for whatever it is they love. But honestly? Horse people win, hands down, and this episode proves it. 

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August 24, 2020 43 min

We have always told you that we will not call grief a journey. But David Garcia’s story involves grief… and a physical, literal trip. So maybe it is a Grief Journey?

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August 17, 2020 40 min

This episode is the second in a 2-part series. Before you listen to it, listen to the previous episode, Untying Knots.

Brittany is raising money to provide free therapy for black men. Support her fundraiser here. Learn more about Britt at brittanyjeanlouis.com.

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June 23, 2020 50 min

Sometimes, our parental relationships are a little… tangly. We’re wrapped up in big, old knots from strings that were tangled up before we were even born. This is a story about the knotted threads of one family. 

Brittany is raising money to provide free therapy for black men. Support her fundraiser here. Learn more about Britt at brittanyjeanlouis.com.

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June 16, 2020 41 min

There are certain parts of motherhood that you can count on: sleepless nights, self-doubt, unpredictable emotions, complete and total heartbreak. And you know what? You’d do it all again. To learn more about Impact Missions: http://imworldwide.org

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For many people, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was the latest graphic instance of a Black American being killed by the police -- and his homicide the most recent national example of historic, institutional discrimination against people of color and indigenous groups.

Our colleagues at Call to Mind -- an APM / MPR initiative to inform and mobilize new conversations about mental health -- recently put a spotlight on the ...

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May 26, 2020 42 min

There are lots of rules, all around us. They tell us who is in, and who is out. They tell us who belongs, and who does not. What does it feel like to cross that line...and what is on the other side? What happens when an insider becomes an outsider?

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May 19, 2020 48 min

Layoffs. Redundancies. Furloughs. Right-sizing. There are so many ways to say “you don’t have a job here anymore,” and Sarah has already lived through a few of them.

You can catch up with TTFA on InstagramTwitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

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May 12, 2020 24 min

Raise your glasses! It's a 100th Episode Extravaganza!

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May 5, 2020 49 min

The world has *always* been uncertain, but some of us are more aware of that than others. But once the rug has been pulled, once the trapdoor has opened, once your perfectly planned future is no longer perfectly planned...then what? Kate Bowler doesn’t have the answer, but her story will still light your path forward.

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April 28, 2020 50 min

Do you need to laugh? Do you need to laugh REALLY HARD? Well, good. Because Nora turned the hilarious movie Bad Moms into a novel. It’s fun and funny and a perfect escape for right now, and you get the first three chapters right here. 

It’s never been more important to order local. Our favorite bookstore has a bunch of signed copies of this book just WAITING for you to order. You can pre-order Bad Moms here.

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April 21, 2020 37 min

Dispatches from the era of isolation...

This podcast is about getting to the honest answers. But sometimes, it’s hardest to be honest with ourselves, especially when something terrible is happening EVERYWHERE and we don’t want to call too much attention to ourselves because, could be worse, ya know? 

Do us all a favor and check in with yourself with the questions we included in the episode:

How has your life changed?

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April 14, 2020 19 min

There’s room for everyone when everything is falling apart.

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March 31, 2020 64 min

The story of one woman with two identities. One frozen in time, forced to relive the worst night of her life over and over and over...the other out in the world, pretending to be the same person she was before.

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March 24, 2020 51 min

When you believe that love will never, could never happen to you, it feels like a miracle when it finally does.

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March 17, 2020 42 min

Everyone has a *thing* -- something your life would be better without. But, uh, it’s hard to stop doing things that are bad for us! We hope this episode helps, whatever your thing is.

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March 10, 2020 39 min

Dan and Darren spent the better part of three decades as best friends, until Darren died of cancer. Everyone dies, and everyone knows people who will die. So why does grief feel like such an individual sport?

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