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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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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.

    Ch-ch-ch-changes!

    Ch-ch-ch-changes!

    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.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.

    • 30 min
    Listen to This: Fading Minds

    Listen to This: Fading Minds

    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

    • 54 min
    88: Happy Podiversary (We’re 3!)

    88: Happy Podiversary (We’re 3!)

    It's our third birthday, and to celebrate, Nora is crying.
    Also: book recommendations for grievers are below.
    “The Body Keeps The Score” by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
    “Mindsight” by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
    “When Bad Things Happen To Good People” by Harold S. Kushner
    “Felicity” by Mary Oliver
    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

    • 26 min
    87: What Happened to You? (Part 3)

    87: What Happened to You? (Part 3)

    This is the third and final episode in our series on childhood trauma and we're going big-picture. So buckle up, because the train is going to make 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.
    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:
    Scattered Podcast from WNYC Studios
    Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible
    Rothy’s - rothys.com/terrible
    Your Super - yoursuper.com with code TERRIBLE
    Quip Oral Care - quip.com/terrible

    • 49 min
    86: What Happened to You? (Part 2)

    86: What Happened to You? (Part 2)

    If the terrible things that happened to you during childhood can affect your 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.
    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.
    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:
    Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE
    Rothy’s - rothys.com/terrible
    HelloFresh - hellofresh.com/asking9 with code ASKING9

    • 51 min
    85: What Happened to You? (Part 1)

    85: What Happened to You? (Part 1)

    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.
    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.
    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/thanks
    Brooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE
    Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE
    Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible

    • 45 min

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