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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.

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Our Parents' Debts

When a supporting pillar is knocked out of a family, the consequences can be costly. 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: FabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLE Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE Rothy's - rothys.com/terrible

47mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Listen to This: Fading Minds

It's something we all dread. It's also something most of us probably don't understand too well: Alzheimer's Disease. Drug companies have spent billions, so why isn't there a cure? Our colleagues at APM Reports dug into this question. Listen to what they found, and learn more at: https://www.apmreports.org/story/2019/10/15/senility-alzheimers-amyloid-plaques

54mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

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...

47mins

5 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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Former Life

Some changes you anticipate. They are eagerly awaited — sometimes you work for them. And some changes just jump out at you and turn everything upside down. But no matter what, when change happens, you go from your capital "f" Former Life to something new. 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 - thirdlove.com/terrible Rothy's - rothys.com/terribleTalkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE

50mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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Happy(ish) Holidays

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.

53mins

12 Dec 2016

Rank #5

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Me, Too

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.

39mins

19 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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The Happiness Equation

As we all know, the Internet giveth us joy and kitten photos, and it taketh away our free time and sometimes our self-esteem. How can we make our own version of the internet a little less crappy? You can find Neil on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @neilpasricha. You can also listen to his podcast 3 Books at 3books.co.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: ThirdLove: thirdlove.com/terrible Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Ritual: ritual.com/thanksCalm:calm.com/thanks

44mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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I See Big Things For You

Finding love is unexpected. Losing it is unexpected, too.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: Brooklinen: brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE Lemonada Media: lemonadamedia.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

43mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Ripped From The Headlines

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

49mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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Emily and Chanel

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/terribleCalm: calm.com/thanksNeon Hum: neonhum.com/listen

1hr 4mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Forever Alone? (Part 1)

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.

35mins

3 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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It Hurts

Grief. Addiction. Endometriosis. It’s a trifecta of hurt for Jessica, who just wants the pain to stop. 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/donateRead the transcript for this episode here. Additional references: Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment Recurrence of endometriosis after hysterectomy For women of color, the 'healthcare gap' is real and deadly Lena Dunham on Her Decision to Have a Hysterectomy at 31 Other resources: Endometriosis Foundation of America Nancy's Nook MN Endo Warriors Dr. Eric Heegaard is an endometriosis specialist in Minnesota, co-host of The Endocast and on faculty at Hennepin Healthcare. And check out our sponsors this week: Still Kickin’: stillkickin.co Council of Dads: You can watch Council of Dads on NBC. FeMNist Day: Get your tickets to FeMNist Day at femnistday.comThis Is Uncomfortable: marketplace.org

43mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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So Many Things At Once

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

40mins

14 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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A Face In The Crowd

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

53mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Help Me Remember

Dawn Pereda is a nurse who was injured by a patient while working. And this injury resulted in a brain injury that has changed her life completely. Dawn and her family open up about what it can be like living with Traumatic Brain Injury, grieving for the person they used to know, and getting to know the person who is here now.

41mins

26 Dec 2016

Rank #15

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Tell Me About Yourself

49mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Best Friends Forever

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.

33mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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Happy Friggin’ Mother’s Day

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 sponsors this week: Extra Helping: Recipes for Caring, Connecting and Building Community One Dish at a Time by Janet Reichelsbach Ritual -- Ritual.com/thanks Talkspace -- Talkspace.com with code TTFA Luminary -- Luminary.link/ttfa

54mins

7 May 2019

Rank #18

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Witness

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.

43mins

1 May 2018

Rank #19

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Nebach

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

50mins

9 Oct 2018

Rank #20