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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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Listen to This: Fading Minds

Listen to This: Fading Minds

2019-12-1100:56:023

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 OliverYou 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 StudiosThird Love - thirdlove.com/terribleRothy’s - rothys.com/terribleYour Super - yoursuper.com with code TERRIBLEQuip 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 TERRIBLERothy’s - rothys.com/terribleHelloFresh - 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
84: God's Plan

84: God's Plan

2019-10-2900:58:0913

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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:HoneyBook - tryhoneybook.com/thanksStitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfaYour Super - yoursuper.com with code TERRIBLEQuip Oral Care - quip.com/terrible
83: Our Parents' Debts

83: Our Parents' Debts

2019-10-2200:51:3015

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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:FabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLEThird Love - thirdlove.com/terribleTalkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLERothy's - rothys.com/terrible
82: The Gift of Time

82: The Gift of Time

2019-10-1500:58:0812

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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:Rothy's - rothys.com/terribleKiwiCo - kiwico.com/ttfaBrooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLE
81: Emily + Brian

81: Emily + Brian

2019-10-0800:55:579

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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week: Third Love - thirdlove.com/terribleFabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLETalkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLEGrove Collaborative - grove.co/thanks
80: The Americans

80: The Americans

2019-10-0100:54:4712

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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:Brooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLEHoneyBook - tryhoneybook.com/thanksStitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa
79: Former Life

79: Former Life

2019-09-2400:50:599

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
78: Love, Babs

78: Love, Babs

2019-09-1000:42:537

A lot of people share a national tragedy. But not everyone shares it personally.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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:Ritual - ritual.com/thanksBrooklinen - brooklinen.com with code TERRIBLETalkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE
77: Ryan + Tiffany

77: Ryan + Tiffany

2019-09-0300:49:3414

We learn about gender - and how we SHOULD express it - from... just about everywhere. Sometimes we choose to question and examine those shoulds. And sometimes that choice to question is made for 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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:Third Love - thirdlove.com/terribleHoneyBook - honeybook.com/thanksStitch Fix - stitchfix.com/ttfa
76: It Just Happens

76: It Just Happens

2019-08-2700:48:5216

There are things - like the death of a child - that are unimaginable. Actually, we'd mostly just prefer not to imagine them. But for some people, like Jayson and Stacy, that thing is their reality. Sometimes it just happens. Whether we want to imagine it or not.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/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:Rothy's - rothys.com/terribleFabFitFun - fabfitfun.com with code TERRIBLETalkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLE
Listen to This: Brains On!

Listen to This: Brains On!

2019-08-1300:30:518

Feelings! We all have them! So what are they and where do they come from?The amazing show Brains On! has a new series that explores the science of feelings. We love this and want you to listen, so we're giving you a little taste.We will be back with new TTFA episodes in 2 weeks. For now, go listen to all of Brains On! at brainson.org.
75: A Face In The Crowd

75: A Face In The Crowd

2019-06-2500:54:1014

Constance wanted to be a face in the crowd, not the face of the event. But sometimes we don’t have control of our own stories.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:Ritual - Ritual.com/thanksTalkspace - talkspace.com with code TERRIBLEThird Love - thirdlove.com/terrible
74: ARFID

74: ARFID

2019-06-1800:51:3515

Food is a social and psychological minefield. How much do you think about what you eat? How much do you think you should think about what you eat? And how much do you eat what you think about?You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book.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:Luminary - luminary.link/ttfaGrove Collaborative - grove.co/thanksRothy's - rothys.com/terrible
73: FAQ&A

73: FAQ&A

2019-06-1100:40:1515

Even when life is going great, sometimes you still feel all the feelings. And you want to ask Nora about them.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book.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/thanksThird Love - thirdlove.com/terribleProse Hair Care - prose.com/terrible
72: Tell Me About Yourself

72: Tell Me About Yourself

2019-06-0400:50:3617

This is a story about physical pain, and how women are often dismissed and suffer through things they shouldn't have to. But it's about another kind of pain, too.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.You can order Nora's new book -- No Happy Endings -- from her website at noraborealis.com/book.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donateAnd check out our sponsors this week:Ritual - Ritual.com/thanksThird Love - thirdlove.com/terribleProse Hair Care - prose.com/terrible
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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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Andrea

I’m just discovering your podcasts. I guess it was meant to be. I also lost my husband to a brain tumor 2011. Look forward to listening to your podcasts

Sep 25th
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rhonda fogle

hypocrisy runs amok in this story.

Sep 12th
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Amanda Bennett

wow this was a really amazing account of love, life and loss. I really admire the way she handled the whole situation for her kids and her, the way that was best. what a strong woman.

Sep 7th
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Melissa

❤❤❤❤

Sep 4th
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Rose Jacobson

It truly takes enormous strength, physically & mentally to navigate all that happens in a lifetime

Sep 4th
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Susie Burke

As a parent of a two year old, this is heartbreaking. 💔 Those parents are so brave.

Sep 3rd
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Randomizedings

This is the first podcast I heard among all in Terrible. thanks for asking. All I got to say is, this is just tooo moving. I never knew so many things that I now know of and the lady who've been through all these. Woah! Hat's off

Jul 28th
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Ricardo da Cruz de Carvalho

I hear you! My prayers are with you. You are not alone.

Jul 24th
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Kimberly Holland

My father died from a Glioblastoma 20 years ago. It's terrible to watch a loved one go through this. I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

Jul 19th
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Panda

"It's not about race, it's about heritage." Later: Mostly racists show up to defend statue. "Heritage"

Jun 27th
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Melissa

just one hit me hard.

Jun 22nd
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Trisha Ross-Quinn

This has been one of my favorite podcast since Nora started it( thank you fresh air for introduction) . I really love her stories and the editing is amazing. I just wish they would calm down on the background music. Its a little distracting and seems a little light for these amazing stories.

Jun 5th
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Althea Washington

Beautiful story. Cane is a really compelling, talented story teller. I could see him add a public speaker. Great episode à

May 29th
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Balitong

I'm sorry for Dawn and her family, and wish them all the best...

May 27th
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Ally Maxwell-Yong

Incredible episode, thanks for sharing.

May 8th
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Roberta-Anne Schmitt

I cried for this brave woman. So glad she found her way and am so proud of her.

May 1st
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