Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.

Episode Date
These Are Your Confessions
01:01:44

We recently made an episode called “The Grudge Book” filled with your grudges, and the feedback was SO strong. People felt validated. They laughed. They connected. So Nora got to thinking … did we need an episode that also gave you a place to share the other things that are hard to say? Your regrets? Your almosts? We decided the answer was yes, and this episode is loaded with them.

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Jan 25, 2022
In Absentia
00:48:31

Olivia is 7 years old when her dad moves out of state to take a new job … and is never heard from again. In high school, a manilla envelope appears in Olivia’s mailbox letting her know the reason she never heard from him is because he died by suicide. But when Olivia learns as a young journalist that her father might have faked his own death all those years ago, she decides to investigate.

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Jan 18, 2022
Team Terrible: Jeyca - TTFA PREMIUM
00:09:32

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Jan 13, 2022
We’re Supposed to Be Four
00:54:13

It’s the stuff of romantic comedies: Man meets woman as they’re boarding a flight. The two quickly discover they share many similarities and go on to chat for hours. There’s an instant connection. 

The big difference here is the woman is Nora, and the man is a TTFA listener. And what she and Jose spend hours talking about, what they instantly connect on ... is their grief. Because like Nora, Jose recently lost the love of his life. 

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Jan 11, 2022
October 8, 1988
00:49:53

Suffering can feel like such a singular experience -- like there’s no one else in the world who understands what we’re going through. But sometimes, if we look hard enough, we find that our singular experience intersects with another. This is the story of two young girls whose stories intertwined during a tragic accident on October 8, 1988 … though they wouldn’t meet for decades to come.

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Jan 04, 2022
A Very Nora New Year - TTFA PREMIUM
00:07:51

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Dec 30, 2021
Listen to This: “Truer Crime”
00:49:01

In our “Behind the Scammer” episode, you met Celisia Stanton. Being the victim of a crime really makes you think through the way that you consume true crime entertainment, and Celisia wanted to approach the genre from a different angle — not just on the crime that occurred, but on the systems that surround every crime. She started her own (amazing) podcast called “Truer Crime” – give it a listen here!

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Dec 23, 2021
Behind The Scammer
01:04:12

We’re culturally obsessed with scammers, con artists and fraudsters. People like Elizabeth Holmes and Bernie Madoff dominate headlines and then get films made and books written documenting what they did and how they did it.

But behind the scammers are the victims: individuals who are struggling to recover their sense of safety, their identity … and their money.

In July 2021, Isaiah Goodman was sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $2.3 million dollars. He spent the money on a hot tub, a fancy house, two cars, a cruise … but it wasn’t his money. That money belonged to -- among others -- Celisia Stanton and Rev. Michael Gonzales, two very real people whose lives were materially impacted by Goodman’s materialism.

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Dec 07, 2021
Meet Amanda
00:45:20

When you introduce yourself to someone for the first time, you start by telling them your name and (maybe!) a few facts about you. The other person takes the information at face value. There’s no judgment, no opinion formed … just two people meeting each other.Amanda has no idea what that feels like. In 2007, she made international news headlines through no fault of her own. Now, more than a decade later, strangers decide their opinion of her as soon as they hear her name. But what many people consider Amanda’s story isn’t really hers at all.

Amanda Knox and her husband Chris have a podcast called “Labyrinths.” Listen to it here.

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Nov 30, 2021
(Romy and Michele and) Nora’s High School Reunion - TTFA Premium
00:08:38

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Nov 26, 2021
Becoming Jolie
00:50:02

The internet and social media are a huge way for us to be seen as individuals. We share our lives online because it gives us connection … and because it gives us attention. But that attention isn’t always positive. Jolie knows this all too well, because in 2019, she found herself on the wrong side of the Internet Rage Machine.

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Nov 23, 2021
Her Best Wasn’t Good Enough with Danielle Henderson
01:06:07

We’re back with another Terrible Reading Club episode, sponsored by Betterhelp Online Therapy. Think of it as our book club for truly terrible times. Haven’t read the book we’re discussing? Good news: In this reading club, that’s not a requirement. Today, we’re chatting with Danielle Henderson about her memoir, “The Ugly Cry.”

You can buy Danielle’s book here and at bookstores everywhere. 

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Nov 18, 2021
Jeff
00:46:53

Angela and Jeff have an awesome marriage. They share the same life goals, the same ideologies. Their life together is peaceful and easy, and they love their two kids. But just after their tenth anniversary, Angela starts to feel that something is ... off. And it's not Jeff — he's as steadfast as ever. It's her. 

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Nov 16, 2021
War Stories
00:57:13

When one of the people in a relationship is dead, the relationship becomes a bit one-sided. Your version of who that person is and was is obscured by all of your own biases, your commitment to your version of the truth, to your side of the story. Nora’s dad — Vietnam veteran, father of four, advertising copywriter — died seven years ago. And in this episode, the McInerny siblings reflect on who Stephen J. McInerny was … as a young boy sent to war, as a husband, and as their father. About how they love their dad, even if he wasn’t always the kind of dad they wanted.

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Nov 09, 2021
Independent Woman
00:43:33

Grief doesn’t always mean the loss of a person. It can also mean the loss of who you used to be. The loss of the life you thought you were going to have. Gina is 43 years old. She’s single without kids. She’s a producer and world traveler (25 countries so far). Her independent nature — and her love of solo travel — is a major part of Gina’s identity … and it’s being challenged by an undiagnosed autoimmune disorder.

Gina wrote a book about her pal Rafael appropriately titled, “Blowing Up” (IYKYK). You can learn more about it here

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Nov 02, 2021
A Dog Named Rogue - TTFA Premium
00:09:22

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Oct 29, 2021
Toothless Little Wonders
00:52:16

Sometimes the humans we need love and support from the most just aren’t able to give it to us. When that happens, who do you have? If you’re Adrienne, you have Luke, a giant German Shepherd.  

The Luke Legacy Fund is a stand-alone program in partnership with the Twin Cities Animal Rehab Clinic. For more information, contact Adrienne at vanz0037@umn.edu.

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Oct 26, 2021
A Life Interrupted with Suleika Jaouad
01:06:11

Welcome to the Terrible Reading Club, sponsored by Betterhelp Online Therapy. Think of it as our book club for truly terrible times. Haven’t read the book we’re discussing? Good news: In this reading club, that’s not a requirement.

Today, we’re chatting with Suleika Jaouad about her memoir, Between Two Kingdoms, in which she writes about the aftermath of recovering from an illness she was not expected to survive. Check out The Isolation Journals for weekly journaling prompts.

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Oct 21, 2021
Why Are You Up?
00:42:38

Sleep experts the world over seem to have countless tips and tricks for getting those eight hours of Zzzs each night. But sometimes our brains just … can’t shut down, no matter what we do. Nora recently asked you, the TTFA community, what’s been keeping you up at night these days, and you answered. 

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Oct 19, 2021
“No Cure for Being Human” With Kate Bowler - TTFA Premium
00:13:50

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Oct 14, 2021
Saving Us
00:52:01

If you’re sent into an anxiety spiral every time you hear the words “climate change,” you’re not alone. Everything we read these days tells us that the clock is ticking down, and there is nothing we as individuals can do about it. But we talked to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe recently, and she told us that yeah, things are bad … but it’s not hopeless! 

You can shop Katharine’s new book, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” from our Bookshop.org storefront or wherever you buy books.

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Oct 12, 2021
So Beautiful and Awful
00:51:48

Lynda and her daughter, Sophia, have a busy day ahead of them. First, a bike ride to train for an upcoming sprint triathlon. That evening, a dinner party. In between, a funeral to honor a friend. When Lynda wakes up in the emergency room and learns Sophia and she were in an accident during their morning ride, their busy day — and the rest of Lynda’s life — is forever changed.

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Oct 05, 2021
Kari (Part 2): Sloan
00:50:21

You learn to expect the unexpected when you’re a new parent — and for Kari and Aaron, the list of unexpected things is long when it comes to their daughter, Sloan. Sloan is a beautiful and medically complex baby girl who requires constant care. And when a beloved family member dies unexpectedly months after Sloan’s birth, Kari and Aaron find themselves overwrought with grief. 

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Sep 28, 2021
5/5 Stars with John Green
01:03:44

We’re back with another Terrible Reading Club episode, sponsored by Betterhelp Online Therapy. Think of it as our book club for truly terrible times. Haven’t read the book we’re discussing? Good news: In this reading club, that’s not a requirement.Today, we’re chatting with John Green about his latest book, “The Anthropocene Reviewed.”

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Sep 23, 2021
Kari (Part 1): Aaron
00:47:31

Kari and Aaron had vastly different childhoods. Kari’s was filled with adventures, laughter and silliness. Aaron grew up in a complicated religious household. When the two high school sweethearts start dating, Aaron becomes part of Kari’s family -- the son that her parents never had. And when the two get married and begin planning for a baby, unexpected news has Kari and Aaron leaning on their family more than ever before.

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Sep 21, 2021
The Grudge Book Continued - TTFA PREMIUM
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Sep 16, 2021
The Grudge Book
00:58:40

About six years ago, Nora took a notebook and wrote down all of the grudges she was holding against people ... and then, she left that notebook in a seatback pocket on a plane and never saw it again. We wanted to know what you, our listeners, would put in your own Grudge Book if you had one, and in this episode, we share your responses.

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Sep 14, 2021
Ghost Kingdom
00:48:51

High school is a miserable time for Hannah for all of the usual reasons that our teen years are awful … but also for an extra reason. Hannah is disabled, and she’s living in a world that doesn’t seem to want her to be a part of it.

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Read Amanda LeDuc’s book, “Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space.”

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Sep 07, 2021
Her Name Was Heather
01:09:23

Melissa is the epitome of responsible. She loves following rules and has spent her whole life trying to be the best person possible. But accidents happen, and one winter morning, a split second changes everything she thought she knew about herself.

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Aug 31, 2021
Friends To The End
00:48:42

It’s rare to have a friendship that actually lasts forever, but that’s what Josie and Miles have. When Miles’s cancer comes back after years of remission, Josie is there for him every step of the way … until there are no more steps to take.

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Aug 24, 2021
Sh*tty First Drafts with Anne Lamott
00:48:40

Welcome to the Terrible Reading Club, sponsored by Betterhelp Online Therapy. Think of it as our book club for truly terrible times. Haven’t read the book we’re discussing? Good news: In this reading club, that’s not a requirement.

Today, we’re chatting with Anne Lamott about her latest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn, which explores how we see ourselves in the context of seriously dark moments. You can buy Anne’s book from our Bookshop.org storefront or wherever you get books.

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Aug 19, 2021
Motherland
00:48:03

Children are often taught to respect and honor their parents. For Elissa, this is complicated by the fact that her mother has narcissistic personality disorder. 

Elissa couldn’t escape her mother’s emotional and verbal abuse when she was a child. Now, as an adult, she must learn how to untangle herself from her aging mother’s web and still provide the care she needs.

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Aug 17, 2021
Thenedra
00:57:06

Adoption is often viewed as a happy ending, and sometimes it is! But for Thenedra, her experiences as a child in the foster care system and later as a trans-racial adoptee were — and still are — much more complicated than that.

This is an episode about what can happen when trans-racial foster and adoptive parents are not just unprepared to raise traumatized children, but also unprepared to raise Black children in a predominantly white society.

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Aug 10, 2021
"An Ordinary Age" With Rainesford Stauffer - TTFA PREMIUM
00:09:10

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Aug 06, 2021
Mailbag #2 - TTFA PREMIUM
00:09:18

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Jul 13, 2021
Therapy 101 With Dr. Anna Roth - TTFA PREMIUM
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Jun 22, 2021
From The Edge
00:51:35

If you know what it feels like to be on the brink of an emotional meltdown, you’re not alone. Many of us feel like we’re at the end of a rapidly fraying rope … like we’re falling behind in life and it’s solely our fault … like the reason for our problems is our inability to make lemonade out of climate change and racial injustice and a global pandemic. Nora recently asked folks to share what it’s like to be standing at the edge of an existential crisis, and you responded with your stories.

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Jun 08, 2021
Bread, Sweat and Tears
00:50:40

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of folks got really into bread baking. Banana bread! Biscuits! Sourdough! (So much sourdough.) Ashley got into bread baking too, but for an entirely different reason. A week before quarantine began, Ashley’s wife died of a heart attack after years of living with cerebral palsy. Ashley wasn’t just lonely … she was ALONE. So she turned to baking as a way to heal.

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Jun 01, 2021
Mailbag #1 - TTFA PREMIUM
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May 25, 2021
Name It
00:46:37

Ryan’s life often feels like a Venn diagram. Ryan the person loves listening to metal and The Grateful Dead. Ryan the person is a sneakerhead who reads Punisher comic books at night. Ryan the person is also queer — bisexual — and a recovered alcoholic. 

Brother Ryan, on the other hand, is a man who has taken strict religious vows. Brother Ryan is a man who believes in the beauty of communal living. Brother Ryan spends his life dedicated to service through education.

These two versions of Ryan must find a way to exist together, or he could lose everything.

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May 25, 2021
Leticia & Anthony (Part 2)
00:51:14

In our last episode, you met Leticia and her son Anthony. At the end of part one, things were finally looking good for both mother and son: Anthony had just welcomed his own daughter into the world; Leticia had married a wonderful man and was settling into life in the suburbs. But mental illness is a vicious beast, and in this episode, Leticia revisits 2017 — the last year of Anthony’s life. 

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May 18, 2021
Leticia & Anthony (Part 1)
00:49:18

Leticia was 16 years old when she got pregnant with her son, Anthony. As you might imagine, raising a child more or less on your own when you’re only 16 is really, really hard. It’s even harder when you’re dealing with your own childhood and generational trauma. This is part one of Leticia and Anthony’s story. Part two coming next week.

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May 11, 2021
Don't Ask Nora
00:56:34

Nora loves giving advice, especially when the questions are really easy and really low stakes. In this episode, she answers a few of your frequently asked questions and later teams up with comedian Tig Notaro to dole out some wisdom about grief, friendships and her everlasting love for skater boys.

Book recs mentioned in this episode include Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and On Writing by Stephen King. Another one Nora loves is Before and After the Book Deal by Courtney Maum.

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May 04, 2021
A Good Death
00:40:37

We all want a good death — a death where we’re surrounded by the people we love and don’t feel any fear or pain. A good death is what Ron Deprez wanted when his body became ravaged by ALS… and thanks to his daughter, Esmé, and Maine’s death with dignity legislation, that’s exactly what he got. In this episode, Esmé Deprez shares her father’s story with us.

Esmé is a very talented writer and journalist. You can read her Bloomberg article about her dad here.

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Apr 27, 2021
Checky Listy
00:48:07

Maggie has always been a planner. The kind of person who enjoys planning a thing almost as much as she loves doing the thing. The kind of person who adds something they’ve already completed to a checklist just for the satisfaction of crossing it off.

Getting divorced wasn’t on Maggie’s life plan, or on her checklist. When you’re a planner and life throws you a big, rusty wrench, how do you live in the aftermath?

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Apr 20, 2021
The Gift
00:53:20

Edith Eger was 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Hungary during World War II. She was imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp with her family.

Today, Dr. Edith Eger is a 93-year-old clinician, speaker and author who is so full of wisdom and light, we could’ve done ten episodes with her. This is her story.

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Apr 13, 2021
That's So Chad
00:47:59

Many of us have been forced to adopt a new way of grieving over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to properly mourn the way we need to when a loved one dies. We can’t safely gather by the dozens and sit in pain with one another for days on end. Stacy Cooper’s husband, Chad, died last fall, so she knows this all too well. But her grieving process started long before the pandemic hit.

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Apr 06, 2021
Big Comfort
00:42:11

Gaby Dunn is a podcaster, a YouTuber, a writer, an actor and a bi-con. She’s bi-sexual and bi-polar, and in this episode, she talks to us about all of it.

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Mar 30, 2021
Cynthia
00:36:25

Cynthia is a Latina adult woman living with autism. In this episode, she lets us in on her world, what her life was like growing up, and what she experiences today as an autistic adult.

Oh! Also, Cynthia made a Spotify playlist just for you, dear listener. You can find it here.

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Mar 23, 2021
Data Points
00:52:58

Teresa fantasized about falling in love as much as any other teenager growing up. But because Teresa never saw people like her on TV or in movies — people living with disabilities — she could never really SEE herself having that kind of romantic relationship. That all changes when Teresa heads off to college.

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Mar 16, 2021
Tiny & Snail
00:46:05

Leah loves to make things. Growing up, she loved to draw and paint. In college, she started her own comic. As an adult, she’s built tiny homes from scratch. And after an unexpected accident, she’s tasked with finding new ways to be the maker she’s always been.

You can support Leah’s greeting card business at tinyandsnail.com

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Mar 09, 2021
Don't You Want Somebody to Take Care of You?
01:01:57

Gina became a caregiver at a young age. By age 6, she was emotionally responsible for her mother, her brothers and herself, and she learned to mute her own needs for the sake of others. As an adult, she’s still shaking off the long-term effects of being parentified and learning to attend to her own human needs.

Information about Prader-Willi syndrome & additional resources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32877518/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2360065/

https://www.pwsausa.org/

https://www.fpwr.org/

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Mar 02, 2021
For All the Caregivers
00:42:35

Caregiving has always been hard work … and heart work. It has always been challenging, rewarding, grueling and life-giving. It has always been work worth doing, and work whose worth is challenged or hard to quantify. And adding COVID to the mix didn’t help.

This episode is filled with stories from caregivers — people who were thrust into this role by COVID or found the role further complicated by COVID. It is a reminder that you are not alone, even when you are bone-achingly lonely. It’s a piece of recognition and appreciation for all of you.

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Feb 23, 2021
When You Care for a Living, Who Cares for You?
00:42:41

Care connects all of us. In this episode, we talk to Jonny, a domestic worker, and Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance about the people who take care of our homes, our families and our communities — the people whose work makes the rest of our work possible.

Learn more about NDWA’s new Care is Essential campaign, which argues that government investment in a comprehensive care infrastructure is an investment in a strong and equitable caring economy.

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Feb 16, 2021
That Good Night
00:50:00

It’s not just dying that is hard. It's not just the prospect of death. It's the recognition of it. It’s the conversation around it... which is often no conversation at all. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Sunita Puri about care at the end of life — and why we need to start having those tough conversations.

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Feb 09, 2021
Fairplay at Home
00:40:38

America is in a care crisis. Women, especially mothers, are leaving the workforce in staggering numbers in this pandemic era. They're buckling under the pressure of managing the responsibilities of their households and their families on top of their work.

In this episode, we talk with Eve Rodsky about the straw that broke her back and re-examine what it means to value care and time in your own household.

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Feb 02, 2021
A Simple Choice (Part 2)
00:32:54

After losing his mother and his first wife Karen, Mark found new love with Melissa, one of the nurses who took care of Karen in her final days. They’re working together to overcome Mark’s fear of more loss, more death. And now, they’re ready to have children.  

Update 1/26: Correction: The original version did not include context about Melissa and Mark’s decision to not go through with chemotherapy. Even with chemotherapy, Isla only had a 1-2% chance of survival. Isla was 10 weeks old and was blind, in pain and having seizures. Also, when Melissa and Isla were transferred to the hospital in Calgary, Mark was not allowed in the hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions and Mark had to FaceTime them the next day.


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Jan 26, 2021
A Simple Choice (Part 1)
00:32:58

There are (many) crossroads in a relationship, but Mark is at a big one: his girlfriend Melissa wants kids, and he doesn’t. In part 1 of this story, we explore how a difficult choice becomes a simple one, and what it means to embrace life in the face of loss.

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Jan 19, 2021
Update: Chelsea from Forever Alone?
00:37:06

Way back in 2017, we did two episodes with Nora’s friend Chelsea, who was sure she was going to be alone FOREVER...and then met Brian. Their relationship was complicated by Brian’s relationship to alcohol and for years, people have been asking what happened. In this episode, you’ll find out.


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Jan 12, 2021
Just Like Us
00:40:38

Are stars just like us? After a conversation with Busy Philipps… you will 100% think so. Hers is a story of finding and owning your weirdness, using revenge as a fuel source to drive you to success, and what to do when you get what you want and it doesn’t feel the way you thought it would.

After we recorded and mixed this episode, Busy announced on her podcast that her child Birdie uses they/them pronouns.

Update 1/5: Speaking of how we’re all just doing our best… we had an oops this episode. The original version stated that Busy didn’t have a story credit when “Blades of Glory” first came out. That was incorrect. The good news is, you can read all about that and the other stories Busy references in the episode in her memoir, “This Will Only Hurt A Little” (which Nora highly recommends).

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Jan 05, 2021
The Milkman's Baby
00:34:10

Morgan Jerkins spent many months piecing together the patchwork of her own family history, and many weeks literally wandering in the lands they had been rooted to so many years before. Hers is a story about the privilege of documentation, the search for self and what it means to redefine yourself through your ancestors.

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Dec 08, 2020
What's Negative About Positivity?
00:45:44

Good vibes only? Not on this podcast, and not when Susan David is in the room. For years, Susan has been leading the conversation about the value of *all our feelings* and how no emotion is bad or good. Here is the antidote to Toxic Positivity.

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Dec 01, 2020
Happyish Holidays 2020
00:50:13

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 and dreams for the upcoming year. Plus, stories of people’s worst Holidays ever. 

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Nov 24, 2020
Sanctuary
00:43:07

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. 

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Nov 17, 2020
Rebecca Black is Back
00:41:00

Ten years ago, Rebecca Black was a 13-year-old girl who made a music video with her friends honoring everyone's favorite day of the week (you know the one).

The music video wasn't great. But it also wasn’t great that the video quickly went viral on YouTube — and that being cruel to a teenage girl suddenly became a professional sport.

A decade after the release of "Friday," Rebecca Black is back to remind everyone that her story doesn't boil down to just one thing she did when she was a teen.

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Nov 10, 2020
Deep Dive w/ Kate Kennedy
02:02:22

Something to get your mind off of the craziness of this 2020 Election Day, featuring friend of the pod Kate Kennedy, host of “Be There in Five.”

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Nov 03, 2020
Miss North Dakota
00:51:37

In 2012, Rosie became the first Black woman to win the Miss North Dakota pageant. She got to do what she loves most — play music and perform! — and she won scholarship money to pay down her student loab debt. It was thrilling. It was exciting!

But winning Miss North Dakota means more than just wearing a gorgeous gown on a stage in front of a bunch of people. For the next year, Rosie represents the state like a sort of ambassador, touring the region and sharing her diversity platform with folks … in North Dakota, a state that’s 90% white.

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Oct 27, 2020
What About Your Friends?
00:42:10

We know that romantic and familial relationships are work, and we respect the time it takes to maintain healthy relationships with our partners and families. But in a culture that prizes romantic love above all else, how do we make sure to maintain and protect our friendships? Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman *literally* wrote the book about friendship and give us an assist with this episode. (Thanks, pals.)

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Oct 20, 2020
Addiction, Language and Education
00:47:27

How do we talk about addiction in more productive ways? How do we hold empathy and boundaries together? What does it mean to "recover"? Nora has no idea, so Dr. Nzinga Harrison is here to educate, comfort and reassure all of us.

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Oct 13, 2020
Fine, I Guess?
00:45:15

A typical arc for stories on this podcast is that things are bad, very bad. And then, they’re ... not great, but are at least a little better. For author and comedian Samantha Irby, life is all good and all bad all at the same time. Because there are SO MANY things to laugh about when life is awful and your body is turning on you. There are also things to complain about when you’re deeply in love with a person who treats you like an angel.


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Oct 06, 2020
Are You Tenants Of This Building?
00:40:00

In May 2020, a viral video filmed by two young men pushed them to the top of everyone’s news feed. Suddenly, it seemed the whole world knew what had happened to Abdi and Salman while they were working out in the gym of the Minneapolis office building they leased for their growing business. In this episode, we get past the story of what happened to Abdi and Salman and dive 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.

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Sep 29, 2020
Jenell
00:59:56

Jennell's home life was difficult growing up, and the Pentecostal church she attended was the only place she truly felt safe. A talented vocalist, Jennell quickly became the church's rising star.

When a church leader 15 years her senior takes advantage of teenage Jennell's mental health issues and begins a sexual relationship with her, she initially feels loved and cared for. Eventually, the relationship is revealed to the rest of the church. And when Jennell is cast as the villain in the story, she faces losing her faith for good.

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Sep 22, 2020
Black Widow
00:40:55

Leslie is a Black widow. No, not the spider — a Black human woman whose husband died. Because eventually, when she least expected it, she DID finally find a guy (whom she had already found once before). This episode is about that guy. His name is Scott. But it’s also about another guy: a baby boy named Brooks. Her very, very good book is available here.

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Sep 15, 2020
Come Meet Drayden
00:42:00

Drayden is a Black boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His mother, Dana, has been consistently fighting and pushing to get him the diagnosis and services he deserves (and needs!) since he was just a few months old.

This episode is one about racism within the medical field. It's about a mother who must protect her son from the people who are supposed to protect him in a world where innocent, sweet, adorable Black boys grow up to be perceived by many as dangerous Black men.

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Sep 08, 2020
Ride Through It
00:38:32

Lyndsey and her mother have a shared love of horses. They both compete in dressage (Google it). They ride together after their daily farm chores are finished. But Lyndsey is more naturally gifted in the saddle than her mother, and this creates tension and envy.

After a riding accident leaves her mother with severe physical injuries, Lyndsey isn't sure her mom will ever ride again. As her mom's body slowly heals, and as Lyndsey reteaches her mother how to ride, the two begin mending their relationship.

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Sep 01, 2020
David’s Excellently Sad Adventure
00:43:36

Here's the thing: We do not like describing grief as a "journey." But when your grief involves a literal road trip across the country, what other choice do we have? And when your friend loses his wife and decides to go on that road trip to clear his mind, what do you do? If you're David's friend, you fly out to meet him, open up the maps app on your phone and buckle up.

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Aug 25, 2020
What's Gonna Happen To Me?
00:40:09

When we left Britt, she finally had a good relationship with her biological dad for the first time in 33 years. She has her own solid family unit with her husband, Sonny. Her mom's health has improved, and so has Britt’s relationship with her. Things are good. They’re really, really good!

And because this podcast isn't called, "Really, Really Good, Glad You Asked!” that means it's time for Britt's world to start unraveling.

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.

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Aug 18, 2020
Untying Knots
00:50:41

Sometimes our parental relationships are a little tangly. We’re wrapped up in big, old knots from strings that were already jumbled up before we were even born. This is a story about the knotted threads of one family, as seen through the eyes of a girl named Brittany, who is busy grieving the recent death of her dad when she learns that he ... wasn’t actually her dad.

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.

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Jun 23, 2020
Salome's Choice
00:41:41

Salome and Isaiah can't wait to become parents to Isaac and Joy, children they've come to love after multiple visits to Isaiah's home country of Nigeria. The children's birth mother has been unable to care for them, and Isaiah's brother has been helping the children's grandparents financially.

Isaac and Joy's mother agrees to the international adoption. But after the papers are finalized, the children are kidnapped ... and Salome and Isaiah are thrust into a system in which no one ever wins.

To learn more about Impact Missions: http://imworldwide.org

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Jun 16, 2020
Policing and Racial Trauma with Angela Davis
00:55:37

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 policing. Today, we're sharing the panelists' important conversations with you.

Thank you to:

- Angela Davis, host of MPR News with Angela Davis on Minnesota Public Radio. Find Angela on Twitter: @AngelaDavisMPR

- Resmaa Menakem, founder of Justice Leadership Solutions in Minneapolis and author of "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies." Find Resmaa on Twitter: @ResmaaMenakem

- Justin Terrell, executive director of Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage. Find Justin on Twitter: @JTerrell41

- Brittany Lewis, founder and CEO of Research in Action and University of Minnesota researcher at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. Find Brittany on Twitter: @Brit_Lewis

Jun 09, 2020
The Other Side Of Belonging
00:42:04

Jen was a perfect prototype of evangelical woman subculture. She followed the rules close enough to not be problematic but had just the right amount of edge to be successful in the Christian blogger space.

In 2016, Jen finds herself ostracized from the community that once supported her after she voices love and support for LGBTQ individuals. She's sure she's lost it all — her friends, her income, everything — until Jen discovers a whole other segment of the evangelical community ready to welcome her and continue doing the hard work.

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May 26, 2020
Unemployed
00:48:04

Layoffs. Redundancies. Furloughs. Right-sizing. There are so many ways to say, “Whoops, sorry, you don’t have a job here anymore,” and Sarah Hagi has already lived through a few of them.

If you’ve ever been told some nonsense during a job interview about how the company in question is “like a family,” and the reason for the low salary offer is because there's free lunch and booze in the kitchen, this episode is for you.

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May 19, 2020
100?
00:24:22

This isn’t *technically* our 100th episode but rather the episode we made as soon as we’d learned that we’d already well surpassed 100 episodes (thanks, Jon in fundraising)! It’s an episodes about milestones and anniversaries, and why humans care so much about them. It’s a chance for us to look back and reflect on our body of work.

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May 12, 2020
Life After Certainty
00:49:32

Kate Bowler grew up in a Mennonite church and has spent her academic career studying the prosperity gospel, aka the belief that God wants you to do well in life. Ever heard the phrase, "Everything happens for a reason"? Yep, that's based in prosperity gospel!

When Kate is told she has Stage 4 cancer, the diagnosis rocks her professional and personal world. Her illness is totally out of line with what she expected from faith, and it makes her begin to question her life's work.

It’s easy to believe in a higher power when things are going well, but what about when everything turns to crap?

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May 05, 2020
Bad Moms
00:50:45

Do you need to laugh? Do you need to laugh REALLY HARD? Well, good. Because Nora turned the hilarious movie Bad Moms into a novel. It’s fun and funny and a perfect escape for right now, and you get the first three chapters right here. 

It’s never been more important to order local. Our favorite bookstore has a bunch of signed copies of this book just WAITING for you to order. You can pre-order Bad Moms here.

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Apr 28, 2020
How's It Going In There?
00:37:02

It can be hard to be honest with ourselves, especially when something terrible is happening EVERYWHERE and to EVERYONE and we don’t want to call too much attention to ourselves because … it could be worse, ya know? As the world locks down due to COVID-19, and as the lives as we knew them screech to a halt, we decided to ask you: “How’s it going in there?” These are your stories from the era of isolation.

Do us all a favor and check in with yourself with the questions we included in the episode:

How has your life changed?

What keeps you up at night?

What are you doing during the day?

What have you learned about yourself?

How’s it going in there...really?

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Apr 21, 2020
Welcome To The Club
00:19:00

Stuff is hard right now. Like, really hard. If you feel like you're hanging onto a rapidly fraying rope? You are not alone. Not by a long shot.

The bad news about the Terrible Club? Your membership is non-negotiable. Something happens and boom! You're in the club! The good news about the Terrible Club? You're not alone. We promise.

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Apr 14, 2020
Emily and Chanel
01:04:31

In 2015, a young woman was sexually assaulted on the Stanford University campus. The crime (and specifically, the man who committed it) dominated news headlines throughout the trial. For years, the woman who'd been assaulted was known as Emily Doe.

In 2019, Chanel Miller gave up her anonymity with the publication of her powerful memoir, "Know My Name." In this episode, Chanel talks about the time she spent living with two identities — one anonymous but constantly talked about, the other trying to pretend she's the same woman she's always been.

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Mar 31, 2020
For The Next Ten Minutes
00:51:49

When you believe that love will never, could never happen to you, it feels like a miracle when it finally does. This is the story of a young man named Oliver, whose religious upbringing has convinced him that love isn’t in the cards for him. And it’s a story about a young man named Jamie, who shows Oliver that yes, miracles do happen.

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Mar 24, 2020
9 Things
00:42:53

Laura McKowen is sober. Drinking used to be her "thing," and what she's learned in sobriety is that we all have a thing — something we'd be better off without that we just ... keep doing. Maybe that's scrolling your phone or Googling your ex (no judgment). Maybe it's alcohol or drugs or sugar or watching Netflix until 3 in the morning. This episode is filled with hope and help for whatever your "thing" is.

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Mar 17, 2020
Man’s Best Friend
00:39:38

Dan and Darren have been friends for decades. They hit all of their major adult milestones together — jobs, marriage, kids. They planned on becoming old men together ...

... and then Darren dies of brain cancer.

Everyone experiences grief, but the resources for grieving men are virtually nonexistent. We know that only about .03% of our listeners identify as male, so you might need to forward this one to any grieving guy you know.

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Mar 10, 2020
It Hurts
00:43:49

Jessica’s sobriety story is like a lot of other sobriety stories you’ve heard. She put in the work and did what she had to do to stop doing the thing that was going to kill her. At the same time, Jessica’s sobriety story is also different, because hers is complicated by the debilitating pain of an incurable reproductive disease that nobody understands.

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Read the transcript for this episode here.

Additional references:

Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment

Recurrence of endometriosis after hysterectomy

For women of color, the 'healthcare gap' is real and deadly

Lena Dunham on Her Decision to Have a Hysterectomy at 31

Other resources:

Endometriosis Foundation of America

Nancy's Nook

MN Endo Warriors

Dr. Eric Heegaard is an endometriosis specialist in Minnesota, co-host of The Endocast and on faculty at Hennepin Healthcare.

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Mar 02, 2020
I See Big Things For You
00:43:10

Pam and Steve have just gotten married and are getting ready to celebrate with friends and family at their upcoming wedding reception in just a few days … but first, they gotta head to the north woods of Minnesota to tackle some chores at their lake cabin.

When a tragic accident up at the lake has Pam planning Steve’s memorial service instead of celebrating their nuptials, she realizes the life she planned for her and Steve will never even have a chance to get started.

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Feb 25, 2020
The Happiness Equation
00:44:46

Neil Pasricha’s life is falling apart. His marriage, which gave him a sense of purpose and value, is over. His best friend has died by suicide. Therapy helps, but he still struggles with all of the negativity swirling in his head.

So Neil does what a lot of people did in the mid-aughts: He starts a blog — a blog about awesome things that make him happy.

Right now, a lot of us rely on the internet and social media for connection and instead find the exact opposite. If that's you (and it probably is), this episode is for you.

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Feb 18, 2020
Listen to This: Tremendous Upside
00:33:12

What happens when an athlete’s body is in peak condition but the mind is throwing flags? On Tremendous Upside, Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw interviews some of the most fascinating stars in sports who, like Holdsclaw herself, have faced real mental health issues. In this episode, Chamique talks with her childhood friend, NBA All-Star Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, about anger, meditation and that infamous night in Detroit. Produced by American Public Media.

Feb 06, 2020
Ch-ch-ch-changes!
00:30:32

In life, the only thing that remains constant is change. As TTFA goes through our own major changes, we explore what change really means to us.

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Dec 23, 2019
Listen to This: Fading Minds
00:54:48

It's something we all dread. It's also something most of us probably don't understand too well: Alzheimer's Disease. Drug companies have spent billions, so why isn't there a cure?

Our colleagues at APM Reports dug into this question.

Listen to what they found, and learn more at: https://www.apmreports.org/story/2019/10/15/senility-alzheimers-amyloid-plaques

Dec 11, 2019
Happy Podiversary (We’re 3!)
00:26:50

If you’ve listened to this podcast since the beginning, or since the middle, or even if you’ve only listened to a few episodes, we want to say thank you. As of this episode, TTFA is three years old … which is basically the same age as the baby Nora told you about in Episode 0. And in this episode, Nora reflects on the past few years and what’s to come for the show.

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Also, book recommendations for grievers:

Nov 26, 2019
What Happened to You? (Part 3)
00:49:02

In our third and final episode in our series on childhood trauma, we take a look at the bigger picture — as in, what the heck are we supposed to do with the knowledge that what happened to us as kids can affect our health in adulthood? How can we help heal our own childhood traumas? Buckle up, folks, because this train makes stops in Rantville, Can You Believe This Burg and OMGtown.

This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health; And St. David's Center for Child and Family Development, which is building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family; With support from the Sauer Family Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Minnesota.

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Nov 19, 2019
What Happened to You? (Part 2)
00:51:16

If the terrible things that happened to you during childhood can affect your physical health later in life, how do you NOT live out the worst possibilities for yourself? Is that even possible? In this second episode of our series about childhood trauma, we look at protective factors and resilience. And once again, we're joined by Britt.

This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health; And St. David's Center for Child and Family Development, which is building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family; With support from the Sauer Family Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Minnesota.

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Nov 12, 2019
What Happened to You? (Part 1)
00:45:36

We all kind of understand that what happens to us as a child affects us as an adult, but there is recent evidence that the way our childhoods affect us is so much deeper and more surprising than we thought. So where do we start when we’re talking about how childhood adversity affects us? We start by looking at a childhood. One childhood, from a few different angles. And this child's name is Britt.

This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health; And St. David's Center for Child and Family Development, which is building relationships that nurture the development of every child and family; With support from the Sauer Family Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Minnesota.

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Nov 05, 2019
God's Plan
00:53:01

Caleb Campbell knew growing up that God’s plan for his life was sports. And when you believe that God himself is responsible for your football career, you feel a LOT of pressure to succeed.

By the time he makes it to the NFL, Caleb is suffering from severe depression and anxiety. He's having regular panic attacks. He feels like he's disappointed everyone, including God. He turns to drugs and alcohol to cope with his self-hate.

When Caleb leaves sports behind and finds himself working as a church janitor, he finally begins to heal.

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Oct 29, 2019
Our Parents' Debts
00:47:13

When Cortney's dad dies, her mother grieves the way a lot of people do: by buying things to fill the void, sometimes things she can't afford. By age 15, Cortney is helping her mom pay the bills. By her 20s, when her mom is diagnosed with cancer, Cortney is working 60-hour weeks just to keep her mother's lights on. This is an episode about what money means — when you have it, when you don't — and how a lack of it can strain family ties.

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Oct 22, 2019
The Gift of Time
00:54:11

Karen grew up with two sick parents — two sick but incredibly loving parents. Her mom died when Karen was just 10 years old, and her dad has dealt with medical and kidney issues her whole life. Karen is 22 years old and living in Spain when she learns her dad’s health is deteriorating again. He needs a new kidney. And thankfully, Karen has one of those to spare.

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Oct 15, 2019
Emily + Brian
00:53:05

Emily and Brian, like many couples, have had both ups and downs during their relationship. About a week before their third wedding anniversary, Emily gets the sense that things are down again.

It’s just a feeling. Nothing concrete. No proof of anything. But when Brian dies in a tragic accident a few days later, Emily learns that her husband has been having relationships with people who are … not Emily.

This is an episode about multiple truths — about how you can love someone and grieve their death and also feel intense betrayal.

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Oct 08, 2019
The Americans
00:51:20

Siblings Syeda and Syed are 16 and 17 years old when their father tells them that more than half of their little American family unit are undocumented immigrants; Mom and Dad fled Pakistan when Syed was just a baby to escape violence in their home country.

Syeda and her younger brother are U.S. citizens, but Syed and their parents are not. They must return to Pakistan — a place they haven’t considered “home” for almost two decades. A place Syed doesn’t even remember.

This is an episode about an American family … and how policies often don’t reflect humanity of any one individual.

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Oct 01, 2019
Former Life
00:50:11

Kelsey and Louie’s life is blessedly boring in the best kind of way. They have good jobs. They live in the suburbs. They have a kid.

When Kelsey gets pregnant again, everything changes. Not just because they’re about to go from one kid to two, but because Kelsey isn’t feeling well. She’s diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Some changes you anticipate. They are eagerly awaited — like a pregnancy. And some changes just jump out at you and turn everything upside down.

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Sep 24, 2019
An Update on Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring It Out
00:58:36

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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Sep 17, 2019
Love, Babs
00:41:55

Maynard travels a lot for his job. His wife, Barbara, often goes with him so they can make a mini vacation out of it. If she can’t tag along, they keep in touch via phone calls and little love notes.

When Maynard heads to New York for work, it feels like just another business trip. Except it’s not. Not at all. Because when Barbara last talks to Maynard on the phone, he’s heading into the World Trade Center for his first meeting of the day on September 11th, 2001.

This is an episode about what happens when a national tragedy becomes a very personal one.

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Sep 10, 2019
Ryan + Tiffany
00:48:41

In high school and college, Ryan was … kind of a jerk. He didn’t treat his girlfriends well and had warped ideas of what it meant to “be a man.” As he gets older, his definition of masculinity greatly expands. He and his wife, Tiffany, take each other’s last names and hyphenate them. He learns to embrace his love of art and poetry. He commits to fighting the patriarchy! But when Ryan and Tiffany learn that the reason they haven’t been able to get pregnant is because of Ryan, he finds himself once again questioning his manhood.

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Sep 03, 2019
It Just Happens
00:48:11

In 2015, Jayson and Stacy's 2-year-old daughter, Greta, was killed while she was sitting on a bench in New York City. A loose brick from the building above her fell from the windowsill and fell eight stories before hitting the toddler on her head. Some things, like the death of a child, are unimaginable. In fact, we'd prefer to NOT imagine them, ever. But for Jayson and Stacy, the loss of Greta to this random tragedy is their reality.

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Aug 27, 2019
Listen to This: Brains On!
00:30:51

Feelings! We all have them! So what are they and where do they come from?

The amazing show Brains On! has a new series that explores the science of feelings. We love this and want you to listen, so we're giving you a little taste.

We will be back with new TTFA episodes in 2 weeks. For now, go listen to all of Brains On! at brainson.org.

Aug 13, 2019
A Face In The Crowd
00:53:22

In August 2017, members of the Ku Klux Klan and other white nationalist groups descended on Charlottesville, VA to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee as part of the Unite the Right rally. Constance was also at that rally — as a counter-protestor trained in de-escalation techniques. She expected to be just a face in the crowd amongst thousands of others. But when the worst moment of her life becomes *content,* Constance has to take back control of her own story.

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Jun 25, 2019
ARFID
00:50:57

When most people meet Aiko, they think she’s just a really picky eater. But it’s much more complicated than that. Aiko has avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID. She gets extremely anxious and panicked if she has to eat foods outside of a very small list of “safe” items. In this episode, we talk to Aiko as well as an eating disorder expert about what it’s like to live in fear of food.

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Jun 18, 2019
FAQ&A
00:39:51

In the very first episode of TTFA, you met Nora’s friend Moe. Nora and Moe are both widows, and in the summer of 2019 they went on a mini road trip to promote Nora’s newest book about widowhood and grief. At each stop along the tour, folks had questions — lots of questions. About how to move forward. About why they're STILL so sad. About how to talk to their kid about their dead parent. And in this episode, Nora answers those questions for all of us.

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Jun 11, 2019
Tell Me About Yourself
00:49:48
Jun 04, 2019
Home?
00:45:14

Cane Roberts has lived in a number of places, but which places can he actually call home?

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May 28, 2019
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
00:49:14

As a new psychotherapist, Lori Gottlieb has a lot of ideas about what a therapist is supposed to be and how a therapist is supposed to act. Therapists are here to help us, of course, but they aren’t supposed to become our friends.

When Lori’s patient Julie comes to her after a year and a half of therapy and tells Lori that she’s dying of cancer, Lori is heartbroken. And when Julie asks Lori to stay with her as her therapist until the day she dies, Lori says yes.

This is an episode about what it means to be both a professional and a human being.

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May 21, 2019
Happy Friggin’ Mother’s Day
00:54:11

It's that special time of year when we look long and hard at our own mothers and at ourselves as mothers. So, how do we all measure up? In this TTFA listener-submitted episode, we hear from you, the Terrible community, about your motherhood experiences.

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May 07, 2019
Listen to This: Hope Chest
00:22:40

We love this podcast, and we want you to hear it.

Hope Chest is a personal essay audio series written, produced, edited, and sound-designed by Stacia Brown. It tackles motherhood, single- and co-parenting, raising a Black daughter in America, and the impact of cultural and political happenings on the experience of parenting.

We will be back with a new TTFA episode next week.

Apr 30, 2019
Listen To This: TED Talks Daily
00:18:01

While we are away for a few weeks we want to make sure you are listening to what we're listening to. And what we're doing.

So today, an episode of the podcast TED Talks Daily, where hear a new TED talk every day. And this one... is Nora's. TED Talk. That's right! Nora did a TED Talk and it's on TED Talks Daily and we want to make sure you get to hear it.

We will be back with new TTFA episodes in mid-May.

Apr 16, 2019
A Way of Seeing The World
00:56:12

"Stronger Than Hate" is what everyone said in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. But what does that mean? In this third and final episode in our series from Pittsburgh, we talk to all types of people about who and what is Stronger Than Hate.

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Apr 02, 2019
Their Day
00:54:41

October 27, 2018 was a big day for a lot of people in Pittsburgh for a lot of different reasons. For Nate, it was the day of his bar mitzvah. For Matthew and Adam, it was the day of the naming ceremony for their two little girls. For many others, it was the day a mass shooter changed their lives forever. This is our second of three episodes from Pittsburgh, PA.

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Mar 26, 2019
Concentric Circles
00:49:50

Six weeks after 11 people were murdered by a mass shooter at the Tree of Life mass shooting in Pittsburgh, we traveled to Pennsylvania to hear from folks in the community. In the first of three episodes from Pittsburgh, we talk with three women about how the ripple effects from a shared public tragedy have affected their lives.

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Mar 19, 2019
Sad and Lucky
00:44:33

Sad! And Lucky! Those are things you can be! Includes an essay from Nora's book, No Happy Endings, available where books are sold except like, Walgreeens. But always at noraborealis.com/book.

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Mar 12, 2019
WWJD?
00:48:53

Jenny and Michelle are the kind of twin sisters you see in movies. They’ve got the twin telepathy. They’ve done the switching places shenanigans. The sisters are so connected, so in sync, that Michelle feels like she should’ve seen it coming.

On what should’ve been the best day ever, Michelle loses a sister, Pat loses a wife, and a brand new baby named Teddy loses his mom.

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Mar 05, 2019
The Intended Outcome
00:44:33

After fertility treatments fail, Deya and Sandra decide to adopt a child through the foster system. They have a lot of love to give. They also know the intended outcome of foster care is for the child to reunite with their birth family.

When Deya and Sandra begin fostering a baby girl, they try to not get too attached ... but it's SO hard. And as the baby's birth mother works toward reunification, the women are torn. They want the young mother to succeed. They believe in reunification! They also fear losing the baby girl they've come to deeply love.

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Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel

Feb 26, 2019
The Bride Price
00:59:00

Every wedding has a at least a little bit of drama. For Mai Neng Moua and her mother, Yer Vu, their mother/daughter wedding drama was about who they were, and who they wanted to be.

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Feb 19, 2019
A Bailey Moment
00:42:45

Parenting is never what we expect it to be. But most of us don’t expect to be afraid of our 9-year-old child … or to have to hide from him to protect ourselves from abuse.

This is Maiya’s reality. Her son, Bailey, has autism and also deals with anxiety and depression. He’s smart! He loves to cook. He can be so, so sweet and loving. He also loses his temper often — and when he does, it gets very violent.

This is an episode about a family navigating life as best they can, with the knowledge that there’s no good answer and no right path to follow.

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Feb 12, 2019
The Treatment
00:50:35

Rachel Haines is really good at gymnastics. And when you're really good at a really demanding sport, you eventually deal with injuries. At age 12, Rachel hurts her hamstring. At age 15, she fractures her spine.

Both times, Rachel is immediately taken to the team physician, a man named Larry Nassar. Yes, that Larry Nassar.

Rachel's story is one of strength and survival — and, despite everything, a continued love of gymnastics.

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Rachel's book is out April 12. You can pre-order it here.

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Feb 05, 2019
Where Are They Now?
00:56:22

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.

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Jan 29, 2019
Listen to This: The Slowdown
00:17:07

Need a slight daily readjustment of your point of view? A moment to focus and meditate on something besides your to-do list?

We want to introduce you to The Slowdown. It's a podcast we love where every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world -- through poetry. It is produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation, and is very very good. Nora takes a few minutes to talk with Tracy K. Smith and to share with you a couple of examples of the show.

You can find The Slowdown at slowdownshow.org.

Jan 23, 2019
Happy(ish) Holidays III
00:51:00

In our final episode of the season we are talking about... The Holidays. Which are a time of reflection and anticipation. Of looking back at what we did... and what was done to us. We will hear from comedian and writer Alyssa Limperis and the shine-it-up Holiday letter she wrote the year her dad died from brain cancer. We will talk with Jay Mathews, a 48-year-old father and son who, with stage IV cancer, is probably experiencing his last Holidays with his family. And we will ask listeners what they took from 2018, what they're looking forward to in 2019, and what it is about hoping for something that can be so scary.

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Nov 27, 2018
Don’t Should Yourself
00:40:34

Two things that grief brings you: Kleenex and hotdish. Two other things? Anger and people telling you what you should or shouldn't do.

Grandma Ruth (rest in peace) once gave our producer Hans a piece of wisdom that has since become a core belief of Team TTFA: "Don’t you let anyone should on you. And don’t you should on anyone else."

In this episode: grandmotherly wisdom, stories about anger, and a whole lot of shoulding on ourselves.

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Nov 20, 2018
Birthright
00:47:16

Sheridan's dad died by suicide when she was 6 years old. Growing up, she feared suicide was her legacy. This fear worsened as she got older and began dealing with her own mental health struggles and suicidal ideation.

When Sheridan purchases a take-home DNA kit as an adult and learns that her dad who died when she was just a kid WASN’T actually her father, she finds a new family … and a new, complicated and wonderful birthright.

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For more stories on this topic, check out the upcoming memoir "Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love" by Dani Shapiro, who also has a podcast called Family Secrets on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 13, 2018
T-T-T-Today, Junior!
00:42:52

“I’m sorry, did I stutter?” No, you didn’t. But Erin did. Erin does. And in this episode, she tells us what it’s like to live with a speech impediment that people still use as a comeback and make jokes about.

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Nov 06, 2018
The Skydiving Belle And The Butterfly
00:45:11

People say there are nine circles of hell. If so, Ashley's been to at least six of them. When she wakes up in an Intensive Care Unit, Ashley learns that she was in a house fire. She learns that her boyfriend was also in that house fire. And he’s dead.

Ashley is not dead, but she’s suffered full-thickness burns on more than a third of her body. And just like that, Ashley’s plans for her life take a hard left turn.

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Oct 30, 2018
The Beautiful Ones
00:39:16

If we're lucky, we can learn to love ourselves. But if we love the way we look? Well, people tend to look down on that. But not Gigi. Gigi loves herself. And how she looks. And you know what? YOU SHOULD, TOO.

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Oct 23, 2018
Heather
00:46:53

It's winter in Kansas, and Heather is back in her hometown, facing her abuser for the first time.

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Oct 17, 2018
Update on Nebach
00:05:12

A quick update and clarification on our recent “Nebach” episode.

Oct 17, 2018
Nebach
00:50:15

Talia grew up in a small Orthodox Jewish community with lots of rules and expectations, many of them surrounding dating and courtship. If you aren’t married by the time you turn 22, you’re labeled as “nebach," a word that means sad, misfortunate, pitiable.

Talia doesn’t want to be “nebach,” and when she finds the perfect man for her, she thinks she’s headed for marraige ... until the man she loves confesses to having pedophiliac thoughts.

There are a lot of true crime podcasts out there about people like Talia’s ex. There AREN’T many stories out there about the Talias of the world. In this episode, Talia gets the chance to share hers.

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Oct 09, 2018
Soooo OCD
00:57:21

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.

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Oct 02, 2018
What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 2)
00:40:01

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

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Sep 25, 2018
What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 1)
00:45:51

You know what people hate talking about? Dreams. Politics. Religion. Also: suicide. But it's important that we talk about the hard stuff (and it's kinda what we do here), so we asked you to talk to us about your experiences with suicidal ideation and suicide loss.

For resources on suicide and mental health, nami.org has a wealth of great mental health resources. Text NAMI to 741741 for immediate support.

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Sep 18, 2018
Nathan
00:53:44

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.

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Sep 11, 2018
Two Letters
00:49:52

Annie's husband Jim died by suicide. After his death, she got into a bad space of her own. Then came the letters.

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Sep 04, 2018
How Are You?
00:31:51

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.

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Aug 28, 2018
Ripped From The Headlines
00:49:05

Jamie Hahn was 29 years old when she was murdered by Jonathan Broyhill — the guy who had been the best man in her wedding to her husband, Nation.

The intrigue surrounding Jamie's death and her killer's subsequent murder trial created non-stop news fodder ... and the story quickly became about Broyhill — his lies, his deception, his crimes.

Nation wanted to tell his and Jamie's story without putting her murderer at the center of it. And in this episode, he does exactly that.

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Aug 21, 2018
So Many Things At Once
00:40:30

Cancer is rude. We know this. And it’s been very rude to Rachel. Every time her life and career are going in the direction she wants them to … BAM. The cancer’s back.

When you’re a young woman, and when your life plans are completely upended by cancer for the third time, what do you do? If you’re Rachel, you turn to Tinder.

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Aug 14, 2018
YOLO?
00:45:02

You only live once … unless you're Leilani, because Leilani has died five times. FIVE! She was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy when she was 13 years old after experiencing sudden cardiac death.

Hearts don’t last forever. Leilani’s heart was only prepared to last about 24 years. So Leilani got a new one. And that new heart? Well, it didn’t work so well either.

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Aug 07, 2018
Listen to This: TBTL — What The Hell Is An Orange Julius?
01:32:15

Nora steps in to guest host the podcast that just might be Too Beautiful To Live -- a delightful daily show about life, current events, pop culture, puttering, laser baldness helmets, and tonight pants. While regular co-host Andrew Walsh is out of town, Nora and other co-host Luke Burbank discuss sheds, consumer culture, parenting, and because it's Nora, officiating the funeral of a man who married a stranger at the Mall of America.

Aug 01, 2018
Listen to This: Borrowed Interest — Difficult Women
01:16:08

Borrowed Interest is a podcast hosted by three ad-women of color -- Leeya Jackson, Shareina Chandler, and Amalia Nicholson - kicking it in the advertising business and working it all out with thoughtful discussions, screams and laughter. They're your workplace wokebaes with something to say, so listen up.

In this episode, they get into the ups and downs of being labeled a difficult woman aka an angry black woman aka a woman. They chat with Black Twitter queen/PR powerhouse Alexis Wilson about white feminism and being the lone black lady at your company.

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Jul 26, 2018
Listen to This: Forever35 – Just Say No with Nora McInerny
01:04:12

This week Nora wants you to listen to an amazing podcast called Forever35. Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir talk about self-care and how to get some in their (and your) lives. On this episode, they also talk to an up-and-comer named Nora McInerny. Nora talks about dealing with tragedy, how to actually help people who are grieving, and the many joys of drugstore makeup. You can find Forever35 at forever35podcast.com.

Jul 18, 2018
Listen to This: Reply All — An Ad for the Worst Day of Your Life
00:33:55

Matt's wife died a decade ago. Now, everywhere he goes on the internet, he can't escape advertisements for clickbait sites with her picture on it. This week, Super Tech Support tries to help out.

Further reading:

Matt's non-profit: The Liz Logelin Foundation

Jul 10, 2018
The Stories We Tell
00:42:22

The stories we hear about our parents and grandparents are often an intergenerational game of telephone. Even the ones we think we know by heart, fact for fact, evolve as they're told and retold.

Ka came to us with her father's incredible story of heroics and bravery. And his version of events IS incredible and heroic and brave. It's just ... not the story that Ka remembers. And this makes her start to question everything.

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SONG - 1975

In the beginning, the year 1975

The heaven twisted, the earth flipped

The heaven turned, the earth unraveled

The little country of Laos fell

The foundation of our nation fell apart

There was anger, anger

From common soldiers to royalty

We thought about not fleeing the country, but we could not survive if we stayed

With regrets in our hearts, with our power, we lay our weapons lay down and put them away

Crying as though we were burying our love ones in death

The year 1975

The heaven flipped, the earth twisted

The heaven unraveled, the earth turned

There was nothing left of the little country of Laos

The foundation of our nation fell apart

There was anger, anger

From common soldiers to royalty

We thought of not letting go of our country Laos

But we were scared we would die if stayed

With regrets in our hearts, with our power, we lay our weapons lay down and put them away

And cried ourselves to sleep, we cried in our dreams, waking up from those dreams, we cried

The little country of Laos fell

There was anger, anger

From royals to the rest of the nation. Those who had the money to escape the country

They had money to pay their passage on boats

They royals ran away to the other side.

There was nothing left, leaving behind countrymen and women, who did not have money to pay the passage on boats

They fled for their survival but did not make to the other side, dying the way they came...drowning in rivers, lost in the jungle, starving to death in valleys

They had no clothes or cloth to cover their bodies, no coffin lid to close on them

They gave their flesh as food for the ants to feast

My heart is tormented, there is no end to the pain and sorrow

The time of losing our country and land has been 43, but even now I am still frightened.

Jun 26, 2018
Expect Good Things
00:44:34

Justin is living in a sort of limbo that’s hard for us to really try to imagine. He’s 27 years old. He’s a handsome dude. He’s married. And he’s got genetic stage IV lung cancer.

More than a year ago, we gave Justin a recording kit and asked him to document what it’s like to live with terminal cancer — the ups and downs, the clinical trials and the mini vacations. This is his story.

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Jun 19, 2018
Natalie
00:43:06

The world is a hard place when you’re a Black woman. It’s even harder when you are a Black woman who has survived domestic violence. It’s even harder still when you’re a Black woman charged with the murder of your abusive ex-boyfriend while you’re eight weeks pregnant with his child.

And Natalie is. She’s eight weeks pregnant when she’s charged with second degree murder in her ex's death.

This is an episode about how the punishment is supposed to fit the crime but often doesn’t. It’s about how sometimes, even when a sentence is served, the punishment is far from over.

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Jun 12, 2018
About Bob
00:51:30

When Laura gets a call from the hospital telling her that her dad has severe frostbite and could die, Laura is shocked. Not because of the whole frostbite part ... but because her dad is alive. She hasn't seen or talked to him in years and honestly assumed he was long dead.

This is a story about what happens when we realize our parents are, in fact, real people — and that real people mess up and make mistakes.

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Jun 05, 2018
Fairy Dust
00:40:17

Lesly is a mother of three and a three-time cancer haver living on borrowed time. All of her treatment options have been exhausted, and the only thing that might save her is a bone marrow transplant ... which she can't afford.

What do you do when you have just two months left to live? When you have a small child, just 6 years old, and your oldest daughter is newly married and a mother herself? How do you say goodbye to your family?

If you're Lesly, you go to Disney World.

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May 29, 2018
Rose Tulip
00:44:34

The difference between a love story and a military love story is just one word, but that word represents a huge scheduling issue: the military. Matthew and Rose are both in the Air Force, and when they get together, they know they’re signing up for a long-distance romance.

Rose and Matthew are in the middle of their longest time apart yet, and they’ve planned a big Meet The Families road trip for when Matthew gets back from Afghanistan. But when unexpected guests come to visit Rose in the middle of the night, she knows something has gone terribly wrong.

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May 22, 2018
The Gold And The Broken Bits
00:37:45

Chris was born with cerebral palsy. Growing up, his parents taught him he can be anything he wants to be. They raised Chris to stay positive — to get on with it no matter what.

But “getting on with it” isn't always so easy when others won't make room for you to be a full person. As Chris gets older and becomes his own person, he learns that his disability means he can’t necessarily be everything he wants to be, do everything he wants to do. He learns that there will always be people in the world who want to limit him. And that really effing sucks.

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May 15, 2018
Karen
00:48:04

Karen tried for years to get pregnant before she and her husband Dave decided to give up on the idea. When Karen goes go the doctor to have a small lump checked out, she learns that — surprise! — she’s three months pregnant … and she also has incurable cancer.

That pregnancy became Mandi, whose mom Karen died when she was just 15 months old. And her dad, Dave? He had NO idea what he was doing. He was a new widow and a new father, and he was a mess.

In this episode, father and daughter come together to talk about their complicated relationship — and about Karen.

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May 08, 2018
Witness
00:43:40

Religion often gives people a sense of belonging. It tells them who’s in and sometimes (depending on the faith, or depending on the microcosm of the faith they're raised in) who's out.

That's how Patricia grew up — in a faith where leaving your religion meant leaving behind everyone you love. She is a former Jehovah’s Witness who left the church when she was in her mid-20s.

This episode looks at what's worse: keeping the people you love at a distance, or showing them your true colors and losing them forever.

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May 01, 2018
Bryson’s Purpose
00:44:43

Chelsey and Kevin's 3-month-old son, Bryson, was in his second week of daycare when he died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

When a baby dies of SIDS, it's almost like saying there's no cause of death. It's horrifying to think about, but sometimes babies just ... die. For no reason.

This is an episode about grieving parents trying to make sense of the absolutely senseless.

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Mar 27, 2018
Transformation
00:44:11

Sometimes change happens organically, by an external driving force or through no choice of our own. And some transformations happen as a matter of choice. We make resolutions and promises. We sign up for 5Ks. We read self-help books.

For Carter and Mimi, the transformation that brought them together was weight loss — followed by transformations in marital status, immigration and gender identity. Theirs is one of our favorite love stories.

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Mar 20, 2018
Route 91
00:46:50

On the eve of Kelli's 25th birthday in 2017, she and her boyfriend find themselves running for their lives in a dystopian nightmare.

They'd planned to spend the weekend in Las Vegas at the Route 91 country music festival to celebrate the dawn of a new phase of Kelli's life. Instead, they witnessed the deadliest mass shooting (so far) in U.S. history.

This episode is a story about terror... and what happens after you've survived the unsurvivable.

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Mar 13, 2018
If/Then
00:36:34

Charlotte’s career is built on theoreticals. As an operating room nurse, she has a protocol for every tragedy — a “then” for every “if.” That all changes one night when, on her way home, Charlotte encounters a teenage girl on the wrong side of a guardrail on an overpass above a highway.

Charlotte wasn’t this girl’s mother, or sister, or best friend. She didn’t even know her. But Charlotte was the last person who spoke to the girl before she died. She was THERE. And now, she doesn't know how to get back to the way her life used to be.

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Mar 06, 2018
Revenge of the Porn
00:44:14

Stacy made a decision when she was 17 years old that felt crappy at the time but also like the right thing to do. She didn't know then that sending her boyfriend a nude photo would haunt her for years. (Heck, this was 2005; the internet was barely even a thing!)

This episode is about betrayal and shame — and moving forward in the face of both.

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Feb 27, 2018
The Use of These Memories
00:35:48

When Taz’s mother dies, Taz begins to give a long, hard look at her religious and spiritual beliefs. Many of us believe that there’s a thin space between life and death, and that this veil is lifted when we are near death. In this episode, Taz and her aging, ailing grandfather try to peek behind that veil so mother and daughter can reconnect.

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Feb 20, 2018
Perfectly
00:44:50

Megan and Clark have a good life with a lot of perfect moments. They’re also both medical professionals — Clark a radiologist, Megan a physician. So when Clark tells Megan he thinks he needs to go to the ER after coming down with a stomach bug, she knows something is very wrong.

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Feb 13, 2018
The Broken Places
00:45:55

The Achilli siblings would like you to know that if there was a Dead Parent Contest (there's not), they would win the gold medal. In 2008, their dad was murdered by a hitman in a dispute over a girlfriend. Four years after their father's killers are tried and convicted, their mom dies after driving her car off a cliff.

This is a story about being orphaned as young adults and the family ties that keep siblings together.

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Feb 06, 2018
Incompatible With Life
00:35:43

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
Live with Dessa, Alyssa Limperis and Geoffrey Wilson
00:52:16

TTFA is live from the historic Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, MN! Featuring conversation with writer/rapper/entrepreneur Dessa, who took to science to overcome a bad love. And with comedian Alyssa Limperis, whose father died of glioblastoma. So funny! Plus, music from the amazing composer of our theme song, Geoffrey Wilson.

Dec 05, 2017
Happy(ish) Holidays II
00:52:31

Lauren’s brother died at Thanksgiving. And her mother at Christmas. So… this time of year it’s not all Ho Ho Ho for her. Or for a lot of other people. Because the Holidays can really and truly suck for some. So we’re back with our second annual Holiday radio extravaganza that will once again bedazzle this difficult time of year with humor, stories, and the very real realness of reality. We will hear Lauren’s story, talk with memoirist Augusten Burroughs about a childhood Holiday gone wrong, and enjoy comedian Maeve Higgins becoming one of the Three Wise Men.

Nov 28, 2017
Introducing Childhood
00:28:58

Malena is 10 years old, and she worries a lot. About her grades. About her procrastination. About her dad. Especially about her dad. Kids are the best. They’re smart and funny and deeply empathetic. And they – and their thoughts and feelings – deserve to be taken seriously. Why are we saying this? Because we had an idea for a new show, and we want you to take a listen. Let us know what you think at https://www.apmpodcasts.org/ttfa/.

 

 

Nov 21, 2017
The Truth We Live
00:36:48

Amee doesn’t have a dad. But she used to. He was the best. He was the worst. And he claims that he doesn’t remember any of it.

Nov 14, 2017
What Does All This Loss Mean?
00:48:30

Dead sister. Dead grandma. Dead grandpa. Dead uncle. Dead mom. Dead dad. Dead brother. The list of loss goes on and on for Jaamil, and so does his list of professional accolades and accomplishments as he moves from trauma to post-traumatic enlightenment.

Nov 07, 2017
Chapter 2
00:35:03

Hope and Aaron died on the exact same day. Each leaving behind their spouse, their child, and all the love their small families had created. Nearly three years later, their spouses have remarried. But don't you dare say they've moved on.

Oct 31, 2017
Unbroken (#metoo)
00:47:57

Sexual violence thrives in silence, and it's hard to talk about... so we don't. But rape survivor Sarah Super refuses to be quiet, and has dedicated her life to helping other survivors Break the Silence. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

Oct 24, 2017
Esther Perel Live at Now Hear This Festival
00:50:58

If you are or ever plan to be in a relationship, you need to know Esther Perel, The Patron Saint of Relationships. Known for her TED Talks, her brilliant book, Mating in Captivity, and her captivating podcast, Where Should We Begin?, Esther believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Your life is about to get better, because Esther joined us live on stage at the Now Hear This! podcast festival to hand out sparkling gems of relationship wisdom to real TTFA listeners.

You can find Esther Perel’s new book, The State of Affairs, anywhere you buy books. Season 1 of Where Should We Begin? is available everywhere. Season 2 is coming out on October 24, 2017 exclusively on Audible. Go listen to it.

Oct 17, 2017
Forever Alone? (Part 2)
00:39:36

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.

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Oct 10, 2017
Forever Alone? (Part 1)
00:35:59

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, Chelsea 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? It’s exhausting. And sometimes demoralizing.

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Oct 03, 2017
Best Friends Forever
00:33:12

America has a garbage attitude toward grief — we know this. Bereavement leave generally means you get 2-3 business days to mourn a partner, a child, a parent, a sibling.

But what about when your very best friend in the world dies? What then? When the funeral is over and the casseroles have been eaten, how do you reckon with an irreplaceable friendship?

These are some of the questions Janya is forced to ask herself after the death of her very best friend, Michele.

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Sep 25, 2017
Baby Huey
00:35:38

Courtney and Jay are parents to 9-year-old Bruce, who they affectionately call Baby Huey. Bruce has never had a friend. Never had a playdate. Never been invited to a birthday party. He has fragile X syndrome, and that diagnosis makes his young, little life a complicated one.

There are lots of people who get to be parents but not the kind of parents they imagined being. This is one of those stories.

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Sep 20, 2017
LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: The Honeymoon’s Over
00:06:35

Nora is back from her honeymoon with a special announcement – TTFA is doing a live show!! (Plus this week's episode will be out on Wednesday – so stay tuned!) TTFA LIVE!!! In person!! Hear us perform an episode right in front of your face! November 17, 2017 at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. With musician and writer Dessa, comedian Alyssa Limperis, and Geoffrey Wilson -- the amazing writer of the TTFA theme song! Find out more info and get tickets (starting Tuesday, September 19) at www.fitzgeraldtheater.org.

Sep 18, 2017
Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring it Out
00:45:47

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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Sep 11, 2017
The Ending Matters
00:43:38

In 2014, Brittany Maynard exercised her right to an assisted death under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. She'd been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer less than a year earlier. Her death at age 29 — and her advocacy work for the legalization of assisted death — made headlines.

Nora's husband also died in 2014, also from brain cancer. But his and Brittany's deaths were very different.

In this episode, Nora and Dan, Brittany's late husband, reflect on their partners' decisions about how to spend the end of their lives.

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Sep 06, 2017
Love Hurts
00:41:04

When Lea Thau’s fiancé left her, she felt all the feelings. Then she had their baby, and decided to start dating again. But, despite going out, nothing seemed to be clicking. Over and over. And eventually, she wanted to know why. Why didn’t men want to keep dating her? So she asked them. And recorded the answer. From the amazing podcast Strangers comes the episode "Love Hurts."

Jul 19, 2017
Dear Grown-ups
00:37:07

Do you remember being a child? We sure do. Mostly, we remember being filled with piping hot feelings. And now, as adults, we worry … are saying the right things to our kids? Are we being the right kind of grownups? We asked the Terrible community what they wish their grownups would’ve said to them when they were young and going through hard stuff. This is what they said.

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Jun 13, 2017
Naomi + Khaleel
00:27:04

Khaleel Thompson is an 18-year-old who loves music, reading, and his cat, Domino. Naomi is his mother, asking why four police officers fired more than 12 rounds at her son in a public park two weeks ago, leaving him in critical condition. The two of them are the humans behind a news headline – caught in a story that is just unfolding.

Jun 07, 2017
19 Hours Ago
00:40:54

Grief is always fresh for someone, somewhere. Right now, someone is losing a friend. A partner. A parent. And they are entering a new role, a new relationship to their loved one, and to the world. Holly felt that grief. And she came in to share it with us. Fresh and undiluted. Just hours into her first day as a widow. And then again with a follow-up 8 months later.

Apr 25, 2017
To Michael
00:19:24

When someone dies, you're supposed to say something. SOMEONE is supposed to say something. Someone is supposed to summarize this person, prove that they existed, that they mattered. But what do you say when a complicated person dies after a complicated life? Nora’s brother-in-law struggled for years with severe mental illness that made being alive difficult. When he dies suddenly at the age of 42, she finds herself asking these kinds of questions.

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Apr 17, 2017
Is It OK?
00:21:21

Alysha-Aubrey sent us a story about both her parents falling seriously ill at the same time, and the toll it took on her as a teenager. And she ended her story with a question about whether or not it’s OK that she doesn’t feel OK … even though her family has recovered from trauma and is doing OK. We thought that the best way to answer Alysha-Aubrey’s question was to ask it of you, the audience. And you had so much to say to her.

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Apr 10, 2017
#trypod with The Hilarious World of Depression
00:45:49

March is #trypod month, where everyone should force their loved ones to listen to podcasts. Not sure which one to subscribe every family member to? Well, we have one for you. It’s called the The Hilarious World of Depression, and it features open, honest conversations about depression. But funny. Because the guests are professional comedians and sometimes you just have to laugh at the darkness. Today you are going to hear an episode of The Hilarious World of Depression with guest Maria Bamford. She’s an amazing comedian with a lot to say about the stigma of mental illness. When you’re done listening, tell us what you thought using the hashtag #trypod.

Mar 27, 2017
Are You Up?
00:44:21

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.

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Mar 14, 2017
Not The Bummer Olympics
00:15:01

So many people start off their stories by saying that it doesn’t compare to what happened to someone else. But this isn’t a game of Who Has It Worse, so why do we act like there is some sort of imaginary yardstick for struggling?

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Mar 06, 2017
Semper Fi
00:36:42

When Nora's dad died, she lost his stories — the ones that she’s not sure she can quite remember right, and the ones she never knew ... like the stories from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. Nora decides to look up some of the men he served with. What unfolds is Nora discovering a story about a single day — September 20, 1968 — and the patrol where two men were killed. Nora’s father was on that patrol. It was one of his first. As Nora learns about those men and that day, she discovers that it had a profound effect on shaping everyone who was there.

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.

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Jan 30, 2017
Under a Cloud of Loss
00:47:23

Damon’s grandparents were murdered 18 months before he was born. He never knew them, but their deaths — and the trial for their killer — defined much of his childhood.

For nearly three decades, Damon’s mother has attended every parole hearing to deliver a victim impact statement. When we meet Damon, there is another such hearing coming up, but his mother is unable to attend.

For the first time in his life, Damon prepares to see his grandparents’ murderer face to face. 

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Jan 23, 2017
The Middle Place
00:34:10

For many of us, death is scary and mysterious. This episode is about the in-between, the middle place between life and death — and the people who are there to witness it. We talk with Heather, a hospice nurse, and Sarah, a woman with the gift of intuition.

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Jan 16, 2017
Unbroken
00:45:19

Sarah Super is not broken. Sarah Super is a woman who is absolutely, 100% living up to her name. She’s is a rape survivor — a very outspoken rape survivor. In this episode, Sarah talks about the things that nobody wants to talk about, the things that grow and survive in silence … including what happened after her ex-boyfriend raped her in 2014.

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Jan 09, 2017
A Henry Sky
00:40:56

Colleen is a pediatrician, a wife, and a mother to a beautiful son named Henry, who was stillborn.

After Henry's stillbirth, Colleen and her husband continue trying to build their family, but they're faced with secondary infertility and a series of miscarriages.

This is Colleen's story, but the episode is for the thousands and thousands of people just like her, who continue to keep trying ... even if that means breaking their hearts over and over.

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Jan 02, 2017
Help Me Remember
00:41:20

Dawn is a nurse. In June of 2015, she was injured on the job by one of her patients and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Dawn’s husband and their kids have been in deep, deep grief since that day in 2015. Not because Dawn died — she’s very much alive, thank goodness. But because Dawn isn’t the same person she used to be.

Dec 26, 2016
Me, Too
00:39:57

Danni Starr had everything she wanted: a successful radio career, a husband and a new baby. But off the air, motherhood wasn't all that great. In fact, it was awful. Nothing had prepared her for the postpartum depression and anxiety that quickly consumed her brain … or for the double life she’d be living as she juxtaposed that postpartum depression and anxiety with her very public job and image.

Dec 19, 2016
Happy(ish) Holidays
00:53:07

Two days after Nora’s husband Aaron died, she celebrated Thanksgiving with her family. Well... maybe not “celebrated.” Every year, millions of people do the same thing during the holidays. In this episode, we talk with some of those folks, including Dr. Lucy Kalanithi and comedian Amber Tozer. We 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.

Dec 12, 2016
I’ve Made a Huge Mistake
00:47:12

Eva Hagberg is young, ambitious and about to get her Big Break — a byline in the New York Times! And then, she publishes an error. A big factual error. In the New York freaking Times! Cue the breakdown. If you've ever laid in bed replaying your missteps, this episode is for you.

Dec 05, 2016
In Love and Memory
00:38:07

Toddlers Ralphie and Bronson have lived most of their young lives with dead fathers. Their mothers — Nora and Moe — struggle to understand how to help their boys remember the dads they won’t know directly. 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 just 2.

Nov 28, 2016
Sad Nora and the Secret Baby
00:20:15

Nora McInerny is in love with two men. With one man (who died two years ago this week), she has a child. And just last week, she had a child with the other. She didn’t tell many people about the new baby. Or her pregnancy, for that matter. And in the first-ever episode of “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” she explains why.

Nov 21, 2016