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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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Rank #42 in Society & Culture category

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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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Very biased Agenda

By Yoda 259 - Apr 03 2019
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Nora does a lot of preaching and is self righteous. If you don’t believe in what she is saying you are racist. Disliked her Pittsburg three part podcast. Although it is a tragedy and heart breaking the podcast was to religious. Some of the other stories are interesting. Helps you sympathized with those who are experiencing trauma. A hint-just listen without judgement. Nora should be less judgmental as well. Nora get off your soap box.

Excellent intriguing podcast!

By Kittens66 - Mar 27 2019
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Not dark at all like I thought it would be!! Loved it! Thanks!

iTunes Ratings

6414 Ratings
Average Ratings
5888
251
111
81
83

Very biased Agenda

By Yoda 259 - Apr 03 2019
Read more

Nora does a lot of preaching and is self righteous. If you don’t believe in what she is saying you are racist. Disliked her Pittsburg three part podcast. Although it is a tragedy and heart breaking the podcast was to religious. Some of the other stories are interesting. Helps you sympathized with those who are experiencing trauma. A hint-just listen without judgement. Nora should be less judgmental as well. Nora get off your soap box.

Excellent intriguing podcast!

By Kittens66 - Mar 27 2019
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Not dark at all like I thought it would be!! Loved it! Thanks!

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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #42 in Society & Culture category

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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: 1: In Love and Memory

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Toddlers Ralphie and Bronson have lived most of their young lives with dead fathers. Their mothers - Nora and Moe Richardson - struggle to understand how to help their boys remember the dads they won't know directly. And as they worry about what long-term effect the losses will have on the kids, Nora seeks perspective from Ambra Markos, whose mother died when Ambra was 2.

Nov 28 2016
38 mins
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Rank #2: 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
50 mins
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Rank #3: 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 is all going great, until she gets her big break, and her big breakdown...

Dec 05 2016
47 mins
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Rank #4: 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
43 mins
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Rank #5: 59: Where Are They Now?

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Our episodes end. Obviously. But the lives whose stories we tell... they keep going. So today we are going to get back in touch with some old friends and see what has happened and what they've been up to since we first got to know them. WARNING - spoilers ahead for some past episodes of TTFA. 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

Jan 29 2019
56 mins
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Rank #6: 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
49 mins
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Rank #7: 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
35 mins
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Rank #8: 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
40 mins
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Rank #9: 3: 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
53 mins
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Rank #10: 4: 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 was not 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
39 mins
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Rank #11: 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
33 mins
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Rank #12: 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
45 mins
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Rank #13: 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
43 mins
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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
50 mins
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Rank #15: 34: Karen

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Sometimes a person's absence can become a presence. A dark, unspoken void that can suck you right in if you don't address it.

May 08 2018
48 mins
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Rank #16: 24: Incompatible With Life

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At 32 weeks pregnant, Cat and Jim find themselves planning for their son's death while hoping for his birth. This is a story of a life and a death, extraordinary in every way.

Dec 12 2017
35 mins
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Rank #17: 16: Forever Alone? (Part 2)

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In our last episode, we met chronically single Chelsea, who was looking for love in all the same places we all look for love... and coming up empty-handed. Now, we meet Chelsea's new boyfriend (!!!!) and explore what happens when the love we find isn't what we expected.

Oct 10 2017
39 mins
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Rank #18: 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
49 mins
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Rank #19: 26: Perfectly

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Sometimes, it all just falls into place. For Megan and Clark, a one-week span showed how things can work out perfectly to create the best days of your life... and the worst.

Feb 13 2018
44 mins
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Rank #20: 25: The Broken Places

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When the world breaks everything, when everything is The Absolute Worst, you're lucky if you have people to lean on. You're even luckier if they're your siblings. Meet Alex, David and Liza Achilli. Which... I really wanted to call this episode The Achilli's Heal, but I just... I couldn't do it. Or could I?

Feb 06 2018
45 mins
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