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You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.

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You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.

    We're Going On Tour!

    We're Going On Tour!

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    • 2 min
    Independence Days

    Independence Days

    We’re officially in our Taylor Swift era, and we can’t wait for what’s to come.Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. 

    Sign up today for TTFA Premium! You get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes *and* the knowledge that you’re keeping our show afloat! Click here to get started. We now offer tiers as low as $4.99 a month.

    You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. We’ve got a cute new website at terriblethanksforasking.com.

    When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. You can purchase Nora’s books here.

    Read the transcript for this episode here.

    • 15 min
    The Missing Puzzle Piece

    The Missing Puzzle Piece

    Chelsea’s mom and unborn brother died in a car accident on Chelsea’s first birthday, leaving little Chelsea and her grief-stricken father behind to piece back together their shattered life.

    As a child, Chelsea longs for a mom – a living mom – and she’s thrilled when her dad remarries a wonderful woman named Shawna. But even when she’s surrounded by love, Chelsea still finds herself trying to fill a gaping hole in her heart.Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. 

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    And check out our sponsors this week:Macy’s: macys.com/purpose

    • 48 min
    Asking for a Friend

    Asking for a Friend

    When romantic relationships end, there’s usually a clean cut – a moment, a conversation, an argument that ends things for good. When friendships dissolve, the break is usually way less clear, if it’s clear at all.

    You can read Jennifer Senior’s article from The Atlantic here.



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    And check out our sponsors this week:Greenlight: greenlight.comRothy’s: rothys.com/terribleHistory is US

    • 42 min
    Listen to This: "History is US"

    Listen to This: "History is US"

    Today, we’re bringing you something special: a new podcast by C13Originals Studios and Jon Meacham called “History is US.”

    History is US is a six-part series that journeys back to face the truths about race at the heart of the American story. From the aftermath of the Civil War, to the mid-twentieth century struggle for freedom, to the election of Barack Obama, to current day racial reckoning, “History is US” asks questions about who we are as a nation, what race might reveal about our current crisis, and where we go from here.

    Give this preview a listen and, if you want more, find the full series wherever you get your podcasts. We’ll be listening right along with you.

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    • 4 min
    I've Been Cursed by a Sea Witch with Drew Magary

    I've Been Cursed by a Sea Witch with Drew Magary

     We’re back with another Terrible Reading Club episode, sponsored by Betterhelp Online Therapy. Think of it as our book club for truly terrible times. Haven’t read the book we’re discussing? Good news: In this reading club, that’s not a requirement. Today, we’re chatting with Drew Magary, formerly of Deadspin and now of Defector, about his new memoir, “The Night The Lights Went Out: A Memoir of Life After Brain Damage.”

    There’s quite a bit of adult language in this episode, so you *might* not want to listen while driving around in the car with your kiddos (unless your kiddos are cool with curse words).

    You can find Drew’s book here or wherever your shop books. Also, his yearly “Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog” is hilarious and will make you laugh, and you can find it here.And check out our sponsor this week: BetterHelp — betterhelp.com/ttfa



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    When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. You can purchase Nora’s books here.

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    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.

    • 52 min

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