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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 • 844 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.

    What's Negative About Positivity?

    What's Negative About Positivity?

    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.This year, we’re bringing our Happyish Holidays episode to you in a new way...a live video stream brought to you by our sponsor Shutterfly. RSVP at HappyishHolidays.comOur twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead 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/donateGo to HappyishHolidays.com to RSVP to the livestream event!

    And check out our sponsors this week:Shutterfly: shutterfly.comHelp A Human Out: helpahumanout.coStill Kickin’: stillkickin.co

    • 45 min
    Happyish Holidays 2020

    Happyish Holidays 2020

    This episode features conversations with people doing the best they can in difficult circumstances. Like Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, whose husband Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a notable and rising brain surgeon who wrote When Breath Becomes Air, a bestselling memoir about his fatal battle with cancer. And comedian Amber Tozer, who tells a funny and poignant story about walking in on her mother’s wedding… on Christmas Day. We will also talk with some of the women of the Hot Young Widows Club on their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. Plus, stories of people’s worst Holidays ever. This year, we’re bringing our Happyish Holidays episode to you in a new way...a live video stream brought to you by our sponsor Shutterfly. RSVP at HappyishHolidays.comOur twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead 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/donateGo to HappyishHolidays.com to RSVP to the livestream event!

    And check out our sponsors this week:Shutterfly: shutterfly.comHelp A Human Out: helpahumanout.coStill Kickin’: stillkickin.co

    • 50 min
    Sanctuary

    Sanctuary

    We all have to find our way to our adult selves. As an author, filmmaker and co-founder of a mass movement --  the Women’s March -- Paola’s adult self is … very impressive! But even the most impressive among us can struggle with belonging, especially in the systems that are set up to reject us. 

    Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at ttfamerch.comRead 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



    Go to HappyishHolidays.com to RSVP to the livestream event!

    And check out our sponsors this week:Rothy's: rothys.com/terribleBrooklinen: brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLETalkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFAYarlap: yarlap.com promo code TTFAShutterfly: shutterfly.com

    • 43 min
    Rebecca Black is Back

    Rebecca Black is Back

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

    • 41 min
    Deep Dive w/ Kate Kennedy

    Deep Dive w/ Kate Kennedy

    Something to get your mind off of the craziness of this 2020 Election Day!

    Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at ttfamerch.comRead 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:Ritual: ritual.com/thanksTalkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFAYarlap: yarlap.com promo code TTFAKiwiCo: kiwico.com promo code THANKS

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Miss North Dakota

    Miss North Dakota

    In 2012. Rosie became the first Black woman to win the Miss North Dakota pageant. Here’s what it’s like being a Black pageant queen in a state that is 90% White.

    Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at ttfamerch.comRead 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 with code TERRIBLEYarlap: yarlap.com promo code TTFATheragun: theragun.com/thanks

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
844 Ratings

844 Ratings

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I’m obsessed with TTFA. Nora’s funny, bright and down to earth commentary on difficult subject matters is so refreshing.

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Terrible, thanks for asking.

I love this podcast. Nora is compassionate, sensitive and funny.

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Truthful, Terrible, Triumphant and Tumultous

Nora covers it all with a voice destined for audio recording. TTFA offers a voice to the guest sharing the story and a chance for Nora, Hannah, Marcel and the team to create space in the world for experiences, in all their messy glory, without expectations. I listen weekly and dip back to It’s Okay To Laugh and No Happy Endings in the off-season. Nora’s name attached? It's got my ear.

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