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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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For The Next Ten Minutes

For The Next Ten Minutes

2020-03-2455:4210

When you believe that love will never, could never happen to you, it feels like a miracle when it finally does. 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 Read the transcript for this episode here. And check out our sponsors this week: Brooklinen: brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLETalkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFAEvereve: evereve.com with code NORA
9 Things

9 Things

2020-03-1745:0814

Everyone has a *thing* -- something your life would be better without. But, uh, it’s hard to stop doing things that are bad for us! We hope this episode helps, whatever your thing is.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 Read the transcript for this episode here. And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanksEvereve: evereve.com with code NORA
Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

2020-03-1043:2514

Dan and Darren spent the better part of three decades as best friends, until Darren died of cancer. Everyone dies, and everyone knows people who will die. So why does grief feel like such an individual sport?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 Read the transcript for this episode here. And check out our sponsors this week: ThirdLove: thirdlove.com/terrible Rothy's: rothys.com/terribleCalm: calm.com/thanks
It Hurts

It Hurts

2020-03-0246:415

Grief. Addiction. Endometriosis. It’s a trifecta of hurt for Jessica, who just wants the pain to stop. 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/donateRead the transcript for this episode here. Additional references: Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment Recurrence of endometriosis after hysterectomy For women of color, the 'healthcare gap' is real and deadly Lena Dunham on Her Decision to Have a Hysterectomy at 31 Other resources: Endometriosis Foundation of America Nancy's Nook MN Endo Warriors Dr. Eric Heegaard is an endometriosis specialist in Minnesota, co-host of The Endocast and on faculty at Hennepin Healthcare. And check out our sponsors this week: Still Kickin’: stillkickin.co Council of Dads: You can watch Council of Dads on NBC. FeMNist Day: Get your tickets to FeMNist Day at femnistday.comThis Is Uncomfortable: marketplace.org
I See Big Things For You

I See Big Things For You

2020-02-2546:1811

Finding love is unexpected. Losing it is unexpected, too.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 Read the transcript for this episode here. And check out our sponsors this week: Brooklinen: brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE Lemonada Media: lemonadamedia.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA
The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation

2020-02-1849:5413

As we all know, the Internet giveth us joy and kitten photos, and it taketh away our free time and sometimes our self-esteem. How can we make our own version of the internet a little less crappy? You can find Neil on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @neilpasricha. You can also listen to his podcast 3 Books at 3books.co.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/terrible Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Ritual: ritual.com/thanksCalm:calm.com/thanks
What happens when an athlete’s body is in peak condition but the mind is throwing flags? On Tremendous Upside, Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw interviews some of the most fascinating stars in sports who, like Holdsclaw herself, have faced real mental health issues. In this episode, Chamique talks with her childhood friend, NBA All-Star Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, about anger, meditation and that infamous night in Detroit. Produced by American Public Media.
Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

2019-12-2331:377

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.
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
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
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
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
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
God's Plan

God's Plan

2019-10-2954:0915

Caleb Campbell always knew there was a plan for his life. And he went for what he thought was the plan with everything he had. 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: HoneyBook - tryhoneybook.com/thanks Stitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa Your Super - yoursuper.com with code TERRIBLE Quip Oral Care - quip.com/terrible
Our Parents' Debts

Our Parents' Debts

2019-10-2251:3019

When a supporting pillar is knocked out of a family, the consequences can be costly. 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: FabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLE Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE Rothy's - rothys.com/terrible
The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

2019-10-1558:0817

When Karen’s dad’s health isn’t doing well, she decides to take action. 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: Rothy's - rothys.com/terrible KiwiCo - kiwico.com/ttfa Brooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE
Emily + Brian

Emily + Brian

2019-10-0855:4710

Love is like... a rollercoaster. Highs, lows, and UGH WHY DID WE SIGN UP FOR THIS? Here's one couple's ride. 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: Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible FabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLE Talkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE Grove Collaborative - grove.co/thanks
The Americans

The Americans

2019-10-0154:4713

When something is a symbol, it might not reflect reality. And when something is a policy, It might not reflect the humanity of any one individual. 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 TERRIBLE HoneyBook - tryhoneybook.com/thanks Stitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa
Former Life

Former Life

2019-09-2450:5914

Some changes you anticipate. They are eagerly awaited — sometimes you work for them. And some changes just jump out at you and turn everything upside down. But no matter what, when change happens, you go from your capital "f" Former Life to something new. 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: Third Love - thirdlove.com/terrible Rothy's - rothys.com/terribleTalkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE
We have an update on a past episode! Harris Wittels was the executive producer of "Parks and Recreation," the coiner of the word "humblebrag," a Phish enthusiast, and the funniest person in any room he walked into. He died of a heroin overdose in 2015, leaving behind his mother, his sister, and a lifetime of talent and potential. 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: Rothy's - rothys.com/terrible KiwiCo - kiwico.com/ttfa Grove Collaborative - grove.co/thanks
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Melissa

This is so sweet.

Mar 26th
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Lucy Sharf

That was so beautiful. Thank you Oliver and Nora for telling it. I wish you peace in your heart and an abundance of love in your lives.

Mar 26th
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Krístína Hooper-Barden

This resonates with me and my own story so much. Three of my best friends have passed away over the past decade. Thank you for sharing your story.

Mar 13th
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Melissa

Reading the title I thought this was about a Dog. lol

Mar 10th
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ABR

Dang, best loon call I've ever heard.

Feb 26th
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Roger Payano

smh... C'mon Nora, not the Half Face...

Feb 26th
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WrenWilder

such a slow build up! but it's captivating... as always 🙂

Feb 24th
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Janeth Quezada

I love what you done with your podcast..thanks!

Feb 19th
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Amanda Bennett

is this continuing without Hans?

Feb 16th
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Bianca Lam

why is there no English translation for the Spanish part?

Feb 14th
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Veronica Sawyer

I don't like the episodes where people just talk about suicide. I just can't understand them.

Jan 30th
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Summer Spring

thank you!! I dont feel so alone...

Jan 27th
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Hollye Edwards Kavanagh

This episode breaks my heart. I would love to know what happened with Chelsea and Brian. I am the family member of an alcoholic and Chelsea's struggles are so clear to me. What really stuck with me though was when you were talking about how friends and family lend help and support when someone is ill or dies. But where is the help for those dealing with an alcoholic. It feels shameful and is embarrassing so people do not ask for help. So the person is left to deal with the fallout alone.

Jan 16th
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Hollye Edwards Kavanagh

This episode made me cry. Sarah is such a strong woman!

Jan 14th
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Ricardo da Cruz de Carvalho

Hans, good luck and thank you for producing this podcast!

Dec 24th
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a. mallet

To all you a$$holes that go to work sick and/or send your kids to school sick- you're F__KING selfish. I would say you're effing terrible except you would then wear it as a badge of honor. YOU ARE CONTAGIOUS- you are spreading your cold, your flu, your GI illness, etc. to THOUSANDS. To children, to the elderly, to immunocompromised people who can and DO die every year because your attendance matters more to YOU. I DON'T WANT YOUR ILLNESS SO STAY THE F_CK HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK.

Dec 20th
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Janeth Quezada

beautiful

Nov 8th
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elizabeth prince

Truely thank you for putting this out there. You put into words absolute truths that no one teaches you, life just shows you. At 22 I found my fiance dead, he took his life. I am now a 44 year old spinster recently diagnosed with cancer and contemplating death and how closely it intersects with life, yet again. There is comfort in hearing big, dark truths that normaly just roll around in my own head like unruly bowling balls expressed by others. Thank you.

Nov 7th
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Coach Kika

Thank you for sharing your story Emily. it's good to hear about a complex grief with so many missed emotions. So much more relatable than the stereotypical sermon story.

Nov 3rd
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Mida Akiti

You are my first podcast. I love listening to your voice. ❤

Sep 28th
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