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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

1-800-228-7123


Episodes

Happyish Holidays 2020

11/24/2020
This episode features conversations with people doing the best they can in difficult circumstances. Like Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, whose husband Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a notable and rising brain surgeon who wrote When Breath Becomes Air, a bestselling memoir about his fatal battle with cancer. And comedian Amber Tozer, who tells a funny and poignant story about walking in on her mother’s wedding… on Christmas Day. We will also talk with some of the women of the Hot Young Widows Club on their hopes...

Duration:00:55:04

Sanctuary

11/17/2020
We all have to find our way to our adult selves. As an author, filmmaker and co-founder of a mass movement -- the Women’s March -- Paola’s adult self is … very impressive! But even the most impressive among us can struggle with belonging, especially in the systems that are set up to reject us. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent...

Duration:00:50:23

Rebecca Black is Back

11/10/2020
Ten years ago, Rebecca Black was a 13-year-old who made a music video. It… wasn’t great. But it also wasn’t great that it went viral on YouTube, and being mean about a teenage girl became a national sport. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at ttfamerch.com Read the...

Duration:00:46:43

Deep Dive w/ Kate Kennedy

11/3/2020
Something to get your mind off of the craziness of this 2020 Election Day! Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at ttfamerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's...

Duration:02:06:00

Miss North Dakota

10/27/2020
In 2012. Rosie became the first Black woman to win the Miss North Dakota pageant. Here’s what it’s like being a Black pageant queen in a state that is 90% White. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at ttfamerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can...

Duration:00:58:51

What About Your Friends?

10/20/2020
We know that romantic and familial relationships are work -- and we tend to respect the time it takes to maintain healthy relationships with our partners and our siblings and our parents. But...what about your friends? Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman *literally* wrote the book about friendship. Lucky us. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent...

Duration:00:47:59

Addiction, Language and Education

10/13/2020
How do we talk about addiction in more productive ways? How do we hold empathy and boundaries together? What does it mean to recover? I have no idea, so Dr. Nzinga Harrison is here to educate, comfort and reassure all of us. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Read the transcript for this episode...

Duration:00:53:43

Fine, I Guess?

10/6/2020
Sam Irby has been pretty terrible, but she’s okayish now! She’s also the funniest person in the world, and this episode will make you laugh. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast....

Duration:00:51:05

Team Top Figure

9/29/2020
In May, a viral video filmed by two young men pushed them to the top of everyone’s news feed. We tracked them down (it wasn’t hard, they’re on Instagram) to get past the story of what happened to them and into the bigger story: who they are. Correction: In the episode, we refer to Firefox as being made by Microsoft. Firefox is a product of Mozilla, not Microsoft. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you...

Duration:00:40:00

Jenell

9/22/2020
What happens when the place that feels like home...decides that you don’t belong anymore? When the person you trust to be a safe place for you violates that trust? Heads up: suicide, sexual trauma and eating disorders are a part of this episode. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Read the transcript for...

Duration:00:59:56

Black Widow

9/15/2020
Leslie Gray Streeter is...well, look at the title of this episode. Her very, very good book is available here. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is...

Duration:00:40:55

Come Meet Drayden

9/8/2020
Drayden is a solid, good human. He doesn’t lie. He tells it like it is. He is a Black boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and his mother Dana has been fighting to get him the diagnosis and services he deserves since he was just a few months old. Dana and her children wrote a book about what it’s like to have a sibling who has autism. You can purchase “Come Meet Drayden” here. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign...

Duration:00:45:57

Ride Through It

9/1/2020
Every subculture believes that they are truly unique in their wild, passionate love for whatever it is they love. But honestly? Horse people win, hands down, and this episode proves it. Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on...

Duration:00:38:32

David’s Excellently Sad Adventure

8/25/2020
We have always told you that we will not call grief a journey. But David Garcia’s story involves grief… and a physical, literal trip. So maybe it is a Grief Journey? Read the transcript for this episode here. 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: Rothy's:...

Duration:00:45:00

What's Gonna Happen To Me?

8/18/2020
This episode is the second in a 2-part series. Before you listen to it, listen to the previous episode, Untying Knots. Brittany is raising money to provide free therapy for black men. Support her fundraiser here. Learn more about Britt at brittanyjeanlouis.com. Read the transcript for this episode here. 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...

Duration:00:41:33

Untying Knots

6/23/2020
Sometimes, our parental relationships are a little… tangly. We’re wrapped up in big, old knots from strings that were tangled up before we were even born. This is a story about the knotted threads of one family. Brittany is raising money to provide free therapy for black men. Support her fundraiser here. Learn more about Britt at brittanyjeanlouis.com. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's...

Duration:00:50:41

Salome's Choice

6/16/2020
There are certain parts of motherhood that you can count on: sleepless nights, self-doubt, unpredictable emotions, complete and total heartbreak. And you know what? You’d do it all again. To learn more about Impact Missions: http://imworldwide.org Read the transcript for this episode here. 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...

Duration:00:41:40

Policing and Racial Trauma with Angela Davis

6/9/2020
For many people, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was the latest graphic instance of a Black American being killed by the police -- and his homicide the most recent national example of historic, institutional discrimination against people of color and indigenous groups. Our colleagues at Call to Mind -- an APM / MPR initiative to inform and mobilize new conversations about mental health -- recently put a spotlight on the trauma of Black Americans and how it intersects with...

Duration:00:58:43

The Other Side Of Belonging

5/26/2020
There are lots of rules, all around us. They tell us who is in, and who is out. They tell us who belongs, and who does not. What does it feel like to cross that line...and what is on the other side? What happens when an insider becomes an outsider? 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 The Terrible...

Duration:00:44:32

Unemployed

5/19/2020
Layoffs. Redundancies. Furloughs. Right-sizing. There are so many ways to say “you don’t have a job here anymore,” and Sarah has already lived through a few of them. 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 The Terrible Writing Club is back, baby! Sign up today and join the club:...

Duration:00:51:24