Terrible, Thanks for Asking

Terrible, Thanks for Asking

By: American Public Media

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5.0 (1168 ratings)

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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. Terrible, Thanks For Asking launches in November 2016 from American Public Media.

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2: I've Made a Huge Mistake

12/05/2016

47:12

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...

1: In Love and Memory

11/28/2016

38:07

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.

Recent Episodes

Update on Episode 51: Nebach

10/17/2018

05:12

A quick update and clarification on Episode 51.

52: Heather

10/17/2018

46:53

It's winter in Kansas, and Heather is back in her hometown, facing her abuser for the first time. 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 Blue Apron -- blueapron.com/thanks Third Love -- thirdlove.com/terrible Red Wing Shoes - redwingheritage.com with code TTFA30

51: Nebach

10/09/2018

50:15

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

50: Soooo OCD

10/02/2018

57:21

OCD is one of those acronyms we use to say, "I'm a little quirky" or "I like my room to be VERY clean." But what does it mean to actually live with OCD? I have no idea, so we asked people who do. 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 Blue Apron -- blueapron.com/thanks Stitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa

We're *still* not done talking about suicide. And neither are you... If you're looking for resources on suicide, here are some good places to start: Be The One To - https://www.bethe1to.com National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics Center for Disease Control - https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/suicide... You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast.... Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Third Love -- thirdlove.com/terrible Be The Match -- join.bethematch.org/nora

You know what people hate talking about? Dreams. Politics. Religion. Your birth story. Also: suicide. Which is why we asked you to talk about it for us. For resources on suicide and mental health, nami.org has a wealth of great mental health resources. Text NAMI to 741741 for immediate support. 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 Be The Match - join.bethematch.org/nora

47: Nathan

09/11/2018

53:44

Nathan grew up knowing he was different. And what scared him more than who he is, was the idea that who he is was at odds with God, and his family, and the world he belonged to. thetrevorproject.org provides crises intervention for LGBTQ+ youth. Text TREVOR to 1.202.304.1200 for support. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace - talkspace.com/ttfa Be The Match - join.bethematch.org/nora Brooklinen - brooklinen.com Ritual - ritual.com/thanks

46: Two Letters

09/04/2018

49:52

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

45: How Are You?

08/28/2018

31:51

No, like, really. We ask this question of all of our guests, but we asked you, too. And you answered! You're...all over the place. And that's okay. PS-- please help Nora make #fansofhans happen. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Third Love -- thirdlove.com/terrible The Great Courses Plus -- thegreatcoursesplus.com/thanks

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