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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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    • 4.8, 7.6K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.6K Ratings

7.6K Ratings

Ericsb7 ,

Really Enjoy

This is my current favorite podcast. I listen a lot while at the gym.

audiobookie ,

“Tell Me About Yourself”

OK, Nora, back from my break!

I love this episode for so many reasons. Freshly-minted ingenue intimidated by medical establishment, extreme self-doubt, all that ROMCOM potential.

But if having kids becomes a priority, and one of those priorities is making friends and being “relatable”, with people just like you, why not adopt? Or use a surrogate?

If you can’t use your body to make babies, but you want kids, then figure out another way.

I somehow felt that Nicole was using her body’s perceived limitations to disqualify herself from even trying, in sort of the same way she accepted without question the three docs’ diagnoses, as sort of a good news/bad news thing. “Oh yeah, they finally fixed my body but no- assuming- I probably can’t have kids, but hey, whew, I don’t have to try.”

I’d love to see a sequel.

Great work, Nora!

But what’s with all commercials suddenly sounding like AM radio?

Listenearmuffs ,

Refreshing and captivating

Best podcast I’ve heard in a long time. It’s okay to not be okay.

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