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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. A production of Feelings & Co.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

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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. A production of Feelings & Co.

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    Time Capsule: The Silver Chain - Episode 1: The Silver Chain

    Time Capsule: The Silver Chain - Episode 1: The Silver Chain

    Newsletters from an abandoned safe deposit box set host Paul Ditty on an investigation to learn all he can about The Silver Chain – a suburban Minnesota swing club from the 1970s –  and its members. 

    Minnesota journalist Jack El-Hai paints a picture of what suburban life was like in the 1970s and how this sparked a delayed and secret sexual revolution among middle-aged couples. 

    Paul attempts to reach several of the club's members. No one will talk until finally he reaches Carol. She hangs up on Paul, then eventually agrees to talk. But just as Paul is on his way to Modesto for the interview, an email from Carol’s daughter changes his course.

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    • 42 min
    Bonus Episode: Your Favorite Obituaries

    Bonus Episode: Your Favorite Obituaries

    In case you didn't know, Nora is an award winning obituary writer.

    (For real, the obit she wrote with Aaron won an award from advertisers..which, feels weird but hey! A win's a win!)

    So spotting a well-written obituary that not only advertises a service but also encapsulates a person and all of their specific quirks into a few paragraphs is….well her speciality.

    Recently, we asked you all to send in obituaries about your dead people, and boy oh boy did you all deliver some gems that made us laugh, cry and reeeeeally want to double fist a Dr. Pepper with a Miller High Life.

    In today’s bonus episode, Nora reads some of her favorites.

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    The One That Got Away

    The One That Got Away

    For years, Nancy could picture her ideal partner. She wanted someone who would make her laugh, who would love her son, and who would make her feel confident and empowered. When she met Noa, he checked all the boxes. Everything she thought other people made up about love suddenly came true. But…this perfect love didn’t last forever. 

    Today we hear from both Nancy and Noa as they perform an autopsy of sorts on their relationship and why it didn’t work. 

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    • 49 min
    Time Capsule: The Silver Chain - Trailer

    Time Capsule: The Silver Chain - Trailer

    In the early 1990s, a cache of abandoned newsletters found its way from a safety deposit box in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the state’s historical society, where they were left to gather dust. The newsletters detailed the inner workings of a secret 1970s swingers society: The Silver Chain Social Club. Fifty years later, TV writer and host Paul Ditty tracks down the club’s surviving members to uncover the group’s mysterious history and the ties that connected its members long after the swingers club closed its doors for good. For a deeper look inside Time Capsule, read Paul's newsletter.

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    Time Capsule: The Silver Chain - Trailer

    Time Capsule: The Silver Chain - Trailer

    In the early 1990s, a cache of abandoned newsletters found its way from a safety deposit box in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the state’s historical society, where they were left to gather dust. The newsletters detailed the inner workings of a secret 1970s swingers society: The Silver Chain Social Club.

    Fifty years later, TV writer and host Paul Ditty tracks down the club’s surviving members to uncover the group’s mysterious history and the ties that connected its members long after the swingers club closed its doors for good.

    For a deeper look inside Time Capsule, read Paul's newsletter.

    Learn more about Time Capsule at timecapsulepodcast.com. 

    Bonus Episode: Has This Ship Sailed?

    Bonus Episode: Has This Ship Sailed?

    It’s Valentines Day! And here at Feelings & Co, we love to celebrate love! So join us by tuning into the debut episode of Has This Ship Sailed? This is an imaginary podcast -- and a segment from our Happyish Holidays show -- where Marcel and Nora recap a movie relationship and imagine what happens after the happily ever after.

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