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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. 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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What Happened to You?

By audiobookie - Nov 15 2019
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The 20 ACE’s? Brit scored 7/20 and she is 32. I have 20/20 ACE’s. That’s right. I am 72.

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You e helped me get through really horrible moments in my life, and for this I THANK YOU♥️

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8484 Ratings
Average Ratings
7676
353
187
134
134

What Happened to You?

By audiobookie - Nov 15 2019
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The 20 ACE’s? Brit scored 7/20 and she is 32. I have 20/20 ACE’s. That’s right. I am 72.

Thank you

By hellofril - Nov 09 2019
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You e helped me get through really horrible moments in my life, and for this I THANK YOU♥️
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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. From American Public Media.

Rank #1: 81: Emily + Brian

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Love is like... a roller coaster Highs, lows, and UGH WHY DID WE SIGN UP FOR THIS? Here's one couple's ride. 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 FabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLE Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE Grove Collaborative - grove.co/thanks

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #2: 10: Semper Fi

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When Nora McInerny's dad died, she lost his stories. The ones that she's not sure she can can't quite remember right, and the ones she never knew. Like those from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. So Nora decides to look up some of the men he served with, and discovers one day in 1968 that forever shaped a group of boys into the mercurial, complicated men they would become. If you have a veteran in your life (and you do), you should sit down with them and ask about their experiences. And, if you can, you should document it. The Story Corps project has a great app that can help walk you through interviewing, recording, and submitting your oral history interview to the Library of Congress.

Jan 30 2017

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Rank #3: 79: Former Life

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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/terrible Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE

Sep 24 2019

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Rank #4: 15: 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

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Rank #5: 44: 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

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Rank #6: 43: 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 #7: 33: 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

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Rank #8: 70: 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: 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

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Rank #10: 14: 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

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Rank #11: Mini-Season Ep 2: Are You Up?

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It's 12:00. No, 1:00. No, 4:45 in the morning. You should be sleeping -- we all should be -- but you're not. You're laying there as the minutes tick away, thinking about... what, exactly? One sleepless night, Nora took to Twitter to see what was keeping you up. And you answered. This is an episode made by you (and Hans. Okay, mostly Hans), about what keeps you up at night.

Mar 14 2017

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Rank #12: 46: 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

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Rank #13: 60: 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: https://www.amazon.com/Abused-Surviving-Assault-Gymnastics-Culture/dp/1538123851. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. You can preorder 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 #14: 51: Nebach

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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

Oct 09 2018

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Rank #15: 11: 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

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Rank #16: 72: 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 #17: 80: The Americans

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When something is a symbol, it might not reflect reality. And when something is a policy, It might not reflect the humanity of any one individual. 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: Brooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE HoneyBook - tryhoneybook.com/thanks Stitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #18: 64: 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

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Rank #19: 69: Happy Friggin' Mother's Day

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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

May 07 2019

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Rank #20: 39: Natalie

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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

Jun 12 2018

43mins

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