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It’s a question we ask (and get asked) all the time: “How are you?” And normally we just respond with “Fine!” even if we’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day.
But it’s not always all that fine, is it?
“Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is a show by author Nora McInerny that lets real people get real honest about how they’re really doing. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and almost always both.
Produced by Nora McInerny and Feelings & Co.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking Feelings & Co.

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 430 Ratings

It’s a question we ask (and get asked) all the time: “How are you?” And normally we just respond with “Fine!” even if we’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day.
But it’s not always all that fine, is it?
“Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is a show by author Nora McInerny that lets real people get real honest about how they’re really doing. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and almost always both.
Produced by Nora McInerny and Feelings & Co.

    The Trick with Trich - TTFA Premium

    The Trick with Trich - TTFA Premium

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    • 9 min
    How To Lose Your Name

    How To Lose Your Name

    Cheval spent her entire life trying to be a wedding dress designer (she started sewing at 7 years old and studied fashion design in college). In her mid 20’s, she got her big break when a large fashion house hired her to design a wedding dress collection named after herself. But that dream only lasted eight years. She found herself in the middle of a legal battle that would take away her collection, her job as a designer, and eventually her name. 

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    • 48 min
    Into The Void

    Into The Void

    One thing we know about grief is that it needs a witness. That inside every griever is a nearly uncontrollable urge to make the people around us understand what we had and what we have now. In this episode, we are all David’s witnesses.
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    • 32 min
    This is 40. - TTFA Premium

    This is 40. - TTFA Premium

    It’s December 28, 2022. And Nora McInerny is 40 years old. 
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    • 8 min
    Your Happyish Holiday Traditions

    Your Happyish Holiday Traditions

    The happyish holiday season can be whatever the heck you want it to be, no matter what pressures you feel from family and friends and society. So, here’s to creating new traditions – and to the Terribles who shared theirs with us (and with you).
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    • 37 min
    Happyish Holidays 2022

    Happyish Holidays 2022

    ‘Tis the season! Our terrible holiday tradition is back, this time with more of your painful, sad, awkward holiday stories. Plus: boundary setting advice from Melissa Urban and a fiery Hanukkah story from Vanessa Zoltan.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

Grief To Love ,

Making sense

Nora’s wonderful Podcast helps make sense of what is an incredibly messy journey through grief. Wonderful guests, relatable stories and Noras wonderful and compassionate interview style always makes for great listening! Highly recommended!

Eliza_1976 ,

Thenedra

Such a lack of compassion shown by Thenedra by everyone in her life and she showed such a lack of compassion towards the innocent pigs slaughtered on her adoptive parents’ farm…is this linked? Either way I lost any respect for her as a person. Hope she has developed compassion towards ALL innocent beings as she’s matured.

Broome Mum ,

Part of every week…

I enjoy this pod cast. I listen to it faithfully while I do laundry.

I am a mother of three, living far from home and working as a busy ObGyn. I see heaps of beauty and suffering and find that it helps me make sense of my world.

I have noticed and appreciate the shows leaning into deep diversity in the last 12+ months. The range of voices has made it even better. So so much better.

I will keep faithfully listening.

As an aside I have not enjoyed as much the more professional polished voices of these last two weeks. Don’t get me wrong. Lots of wise organised advocacy and thinking. The fruit of therapy and growth….but TTFA is at its best when it’s not too manicured.

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