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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

By American Public Media

Rank #86 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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Thank you

By Bkurty73 - Jan 19 2019
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I just want to thank you for this podcast. I don’t feel so alone.

Getting punched in the chest but in a good way

By yesmimi - Jan 10 2019
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I’m always so struck by this podcast. Thanks!

iTunes Ratings

5593 Ratings
Average Ratings
5162
209
87
65
70

Thank you

By Bkurty73 - Jan 19 2019
Read more

I just want to thank you for this podcast. I don’t feel so alone.

Getting punched in the chest but in a good way

By yesmimi - Jan 10 2019
Read more

I’m always so struck by this podcast. Thanks!

Top 10 Episode of Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Rank #1: 1: In Love and Memory

Nov 28 2016
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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.

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Rank #2: 2: I've Made a Huge Mistake

Dec 05 2016
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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...

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Rank #3: 33: Witness

May 01 2018
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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.

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Rank #4: 44: Ripped From The Headlines

Aug 21 2018
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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

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Rank #5: 15: Forever Alone? (Part 1)

Oct 03 2017
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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.

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Rank #6: 43: So Many Things At Once

Aug 14 2018
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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

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Rank #7: 3: Happy(ish) Holidays

Dec 12 2016
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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.

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Rank #8: 4: Me, Too

Dec 19 2016
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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.

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Rank #9: 12: Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring it Out

Sep 11 2017
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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.

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Rank #10: 14: Best Friends Forever

Sep 25 2017
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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.

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