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You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.

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    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8, 355 Ratings

You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.

    Untying Knots

    Untying Knots

    Sometimes, our parental relationships are a little… tangly. We’re wrapped up in big, old knots from strings that were tangled up before we were even born. This is a story about the knotted threads of one family. 

    Brittany is raising money to provide free therapy for black men. Support her fundraiser here. Learn more about Britt at brittanyjeanlouis.com.

    Read the transcript for this episode here.

    You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    And check out our sponsors this week:

    Brooklinen: brooklinen.com promo code terribleDaily Harvest: dailyharvest.com promo code thanksYarlap: yarlap.com promo code TTFA

    • 50 min
    Salome's Choice

    Salome's Choice

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

    Read the transcript for this episode here.

    You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    And check out our sponsors this week:

    Yarlap: yarlap.com promo code TTFATalkspace: talkspace.com promo code TTFA

    • 41 min
    Policing and Racial Trauma with Angela Davis

    Policing and Racial Trauma with Angela Davis

    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

    • 55 min
    The Other Side Of Belonging

    The Other Side Of Belonging

    There are lots of rules, all around us. They tell us who is in, and who is out. They tell us who belongs, and who does not. What does it feel like to cross that line...and what is on the other side? What happens when an insider becomes an outsider?You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donateThe Terrible Writing Club is back, baby! Sign up today and join the club: ttfa.org/writingclub

    Read the transcript for this episode here.

    And check out our sponsors this week:Daily Harvest: dailyharvest.com with code THANKS

    Brooklinen: brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE

    • 42 min
    Unemployed

    Unemployed

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

    You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donateThe Terrible Writing Club is back, baby! Sign up today and join the club: ttfa.org/writingclub

    Read the transcript for this episode here.

    And check out our sponsors this week:Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Sakara: sakara.com

    • 48 min
    100?

    100?

    Raise your glasses! It's a 100th Episode Extravaganza!You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donateThe Terrible Writing Club is back, baby! Sign up today and join the club: ttfa.org/writingclub

    Read the transcript for this episode here.

    And check out our sponsors this week:

    Brooklinen: brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

Rita Friend ,

Addicted

So many people had recommended this podcast to me and I wasn’t sold, finally gave it a go in iso and now I’m addicted.
Thanks Nora 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Noonan1999 ,

This is beautiful.

You have me in tears.

Kateark ,

For the Griever

Dear griever,

Your heart is hurting and the pain is practically unbearable. Take a moment, breath and then scroll through all the way back to the beginning of these episodes- find number 01 and press play. I promise you will find after listing to this episodes, that others understand the gravity of your pain and you won’t feel so alone. For me these podcasts where almost like a free therapy session. I would find myself crying for others, crying for myself and also in the next minute laughing! Yes laughing!! I promised you will find comfort and a small escape from your reality. My heart is with you, you will get through.
Kate from Australia

I cannot thank Nora and her team enough. I work in grief and loss ( which I’ve discovered it didn’t give me a golden ticket to miss out of the pain of losing a love one...damn) and I recommend this podcast to coworkers and other people who are grieving.
It’s brilliant and has the ability to feel like you are receiving a cuddle!

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