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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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Rank #5 in Personal Journals category

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
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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. 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. From American Public Media.

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Great podcast

By EricaH3 - May 30 2020
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This is a great podcast and a little different then most .

Always comforting

By cmbrn69 - May 23 2020
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I would love a follow up on Chelsea from the Forever Alone episodes from 2017!

iTunes Ratings

9818 Ratings
Average Ratings
8830
429
225
162
172

Great podcast

By EricaH3 - May 30 2020
Read more
This is a great podcast and a little different then most .

Always comforting

By cmbrn69 - May 23 2020
Read more
I would love a follow up on Chelsea from the Forever Alone episodes from 2017!
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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Latest release on Jun 23, 2020

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Rank #1: What Happened to You? (Part 1)

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We all kind of understand that what happens to us as a child affects us as an adult. But there is recent evidence that the way our childhoods affect us is so much deeper and more surprising than we thought.

This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health; And St. David's Center for Child and Family Development, which is building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family; With support from the Sauer Family Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Minnesota.

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

Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible

Nov 05 2019

45mins

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Rank #2: I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

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The year is 2007. Eva Hagberg is a 20-something writer snagging bylines in the New York Times by day, and partying herself stupid by night. It’s all going great, until she gets her big break, and her big breakdown...

Dec 05 2016

47mins

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Rank #3: God's Plan

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Caleb Campbell always knew there was a plan for his life. And he went for what he thought was the plan with everything he had.

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:

HoneyBook - tryhoneybook.com/thanks

Stitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa

Your Super - yoursuper.com with code TERRIBLE

Quip Oral Care - quip.com/terrible

Oct 29 2019

53mins

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Rank #4: Forever Alone? (Part 1)

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As the saying goes, "There’s a lid for every pot." There’s someone for everyone. Chelsea has been looking for her lid — her someone — since high school. Nearly 15 years after her only real relationship ended, she still hasn’t found her person. It’s not like she hasn’t been trying, and it’s not like her life is totally miserable… but in case you haven’t had to date lately? MAN, IT IS EXHAUSTING.

Oct 03 2017

35mins

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Rank #5: Happy(ish) Holidays

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Two days after Nora’s husband Aaron died, she celebrated Thanksgiving with her family. Well...maybe not “celebrated.” Actually, why would you do that? Try to be normal when clearly everything isn’t?

But every year millions of people do the same thing during the holidays. This week we are going to talk with some of those folks, including Dr. Lucy Kalanithi and comedian Amber Tozer. We’ll also spend some time with some of the women of the Hot Young Widows Club, talking about their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. Plus, stories of some of the worst holidays ever. That’s for real. Worst. Ever.

Dec 12 2016

53mins

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Rank #6: What Happened to You? (Part 2)

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If the terrible things that happened to you during childhood can affect your health later in life, how do you NOT live out the worst possibilities for yourself? Is that even possible? In this second episode of our series about childhood trauma, we look at protective factors and resilience.

This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health; And St. David's Center for Child and Family Development, which is building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family; With support from the Sauer Family Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Minnesota.

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:

Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE

Rothy’s - rothys.com/terrible

HelloFresh - hellofresh.com/asking9 with code ASKING9

Nov 12 2019

51mins

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Rank #7: Me, Too

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Danni Starr had everything she wanted: an enviable career, a husband, and, finally...her first baby. But off the air, motherhood wasn’t what she expected it to be. She had taken all the classes, read all the books, bought all the stuff...but nothing had prepared her for what was to come.

Dec 19 2016

39mins

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Rank #8: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

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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 ttfa.org/donate

And check out our sponsors this week:

Third Love -- thirdlove.com/terrible

Calm -- calm.com/thanks

Prose Custom Hair Care -- prose.com/terrible

May 21 2019

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Rank #9: Ripped From The Headlines

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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

Aug 21 2018

49mins

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Rank #10: Emily and Chanel

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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.

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

Read the transcript for this episode here.

And check out our sponsors this week:

ThirdLove: thirdlove.com/terrible

Calm: calm.com/thanks

Neon Hum: neonhum.com/listen

Mar 31 2020

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Rank #11: Witness

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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.

May 01 2018

43mins

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Rank #12: Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring it Out

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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.

Sep 11 2017

45mins

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Rank #13: Best Friends Forever

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There are friendships, and there are FRIENDSHIPS of the all-caps variety. The latter ones are harder to forge the older you get. Which is what Janya is struggling with after the loss of her best friend, Michele.

Sep 25 2017

33mins

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Rank #14: So Many Things At Once

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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

Aug 14 2018

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Rank #15: Two Letters

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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

Sep 04 2018

49mins

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Rank #16: The Treatment

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Rachel Haines makes everything look easy. Even when things are very very very not easy. A gymnast, a competitor, and a champion, Rachel endures and survives... with a smile.

Rachel's book is out April 12. You can pre-order it here.

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

You can pre-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

Feb 05 2019

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Rank #17: The Ending Matters

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How do you want to die? We’re willing to bet the answer isn’t, “Very painfully, please!” Brittany Maynard was 29 when she died of brain cancer. Aaron Purmort was 35 when he died of the same thing. But their paths to death were very different. Nearly three years later, Brittany’s husband, Dan, and Aaron’s wife, Nora, reflect on their spouses' decisions on how to spend the end of their lives.

Sep 06 2017

43mins

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Rank #18: Tell Me About Yourself

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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 check out our sponsors this week:
Ritual - Ritual.com/thanks
Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible
Prose Hair Care - prose.com/terrible

Jun 04 2019

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Rank #19: A Face In The Crowd

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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:

Ritual - Ritual.com/thanks

Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE

Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible

Jun 25 2019

53mins

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Rank #20: WWJD?

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Jenny and Michelle are twins. Twin telepathy, switching places, the whole deal. Pat and Teddy are big parts of Jenny and Michelle's lives, but no one has been HERE before.

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

You can pre-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:

For Hers -- forhers.com/thanks

Ritual -- ritual.com/thanks

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel

Mar 05 2019

48mins

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