Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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 Feb 19, 2020

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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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A Life Interrupted with Suleika Jaouad
01:06:11

Welcome to the Terrible Reading Club, 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 Suleika Jaouad about her memoir, Between Two Kingdoms, in which she writes about the aftermath of recovering from an illness she was not expected to survive. 

Check out The Isolation Journals for weekly journaling prompts.

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Oct 21, 2021
Why Are You Up?
00:42:38

Sleep experts the world over seem to have countless tips and tricks for getting those eight hours of Zzzs each night. But sometimes our brains just … can’t shut down, no matter what we do. Nora recently asked you, the TTFA community, what’s been keeping you up at night these days, and you answered. 

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Oct 19, 2021
“No Cure for Being Human” With Kate Bowler - TTFA Premium
00:13:50

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Oct 14, 2021
Saving Us
00:52:01

If you’re sent into an anxiety spiral every time you hear the words “climate change,” you’re not alone. Everything we read these days tells us that the clock is ticking down, and there is nothing we as individuals can do about it. But we talked to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe recently, and she told us that yeah, things are bad … but it’s not hopeless! 

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Oct 12, 2021
So Beautiful and Awful
00:51:48

Lynda and her daughter, Sophia, have a busy day ahead of them. First, a bike ride to train for an upcoming sprint triathlon. That evening, a dinner party. In between, a funeral to honor a friend. When Lynda wakes up in the emergency room and learns Sophia and she were in an accident during their morning ride, their busy day — and the rest of Lynda’s life — is forever changed.


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Oct 05, 2021
Kari (Part 2): Sloan
00:50:21

You learn to expect the unexpected when you’re a new parent — and for Kari and Aaron, the list of unexpected things is long when it comes to their daughter, Sloan. Sloan is a beautiful and medically complex baby girl who requires constant care. And when a beloved family member dies unexpectedly months after Sloan’s birth, Kari and Aaron find themselves overwrought with grief. 

Why a New Mother’s Biggest Asset Is Often Her Own Mom

Men, Who Needs Them?


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Sep 28, 2021
5/5 Stars with John Green
01:03:44

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 John Green about his latest book, “The Anthropocene Reviewed.”

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Sep 23, 2021
Kari (Part 1): Aaron
00:47:31

Kari and Aaron had vastly different childhoods. Kari’s was filled with adventures, laughter and silliness. Aaron grew up in a complicated religious household. When the two high school sweethearts start dating, Aaron becomes part of Kari’s family -- the son that her parents never had. And when the two get married and begin planning for a baby, unexpected news has Kari and Aaron leaning on their family more than ever before. Stay tuned next week for Part 2.

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Sep 21, 2021
The Grudge Book Continued - TTFA PREMIUM
00:09:42

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Sep 16, 2021
The Grudge Book
00:58:40

About six years ago, Nora took a notebook and wrote down all of the grudges she was holding against people ... and then, she left that notebook in a seatback pocket on a plane and never saw it again. We wanted to know what you, our listeners, would put in your own Grudge Book if you had one, and in this episode, we share your responses.

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Sep 14, 2021
Ghost Kingdom
00:48:51

High school is a miserable time for Hannah for all of the usual reasons that our teen years are awful … but also for an extra reason. Hannah is disabled, and she’s living in a world that doesn’t seem to want her to be a part of it.

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Sep 07, 2021
Her Name Was Heather
01:09:23

Melissa is the epitome of responsible. She loves following rules and has spent her whole life trying to be the best person possible. But accidents happen, and one winter morning, a split second changes everything she thought she knew about herself.

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Aug 31, 2021
Friends To The End
00:48:42

It’s rare to have a friendship that actually lasts forever, but that’s what Josie and Miles have. When Miles’s cancer comes back after years of remission, Josie is there for him every step of the way … until there are no more steps to take.

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Aug 24, 2021
Sh*tty First Drafts with Anne Lamott
00:48:40

Welcome to the Terrible Reading Club, 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.

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Aug 19, 2021
Motherland
00:48:03

Children are often taught to respect and honor their parents. For Elissa, this is complicated by the fact that her mother has narcissistic personality disorder. 

Elissa couldn’t escape her mother’s emotional and verbal abuse when she was a child. Now, as an adult, she must learn how to untangle herself from her aging mother’s web and still provide the care she needs.

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Aug 17, 2021
Thenedra
00:57:06

Adoption is often viewed as a happy ending, and sometimes it is! But for Thenedra, her experiences as a child in the foster care system and later as a trans-racial adoptee were — and still are — much more complicated than that. This is an episode about what can happen when trans-racial foster and adoptive parents are not just unprepared to raise traumatized children, but also unprepared to raise Black children in a predominantly white society.

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Aug 10, 2021
"An Ordinary Age" With Rainesford Stauffer - TTFA PREMIUM
00:09:10

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Aug 06, 2021
Mailbag #2 - TTFA PREMIUM
00:09:18

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Jul 13, 2021
Therapy 101 With Dr. Anna Roth - TTFA PREMIUM
00:09:05

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Jun 22, 2021
From The Edge
00:51:35

If you know what it feels like to be on the brink of an emotional meltdown, you’re not alone. Many of us feel like we’re at the end of a rapidly fraying rope … like we’re falling behind in life and it’s solely our fault … like the reason for our problems is our inability to make lemonade out of climate change and racial injustice and a global pandemic. Nora recently asked folks to share what it’s like to be standing at the edge of an existential crisis, and you responded with your stories.

That Atlantic article Nora mentioned? You can read it here.

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Jun 08, 2021
Bread, Sweat and Tears
00:50:40

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of folks got really into bread baking. Banana bread! Biscuits! Sourdough! (So much sourdough.) Ashley got into bread baking too, but for an entirely different reason. A week before quarantine began, Ashley’s wife died of a heart attack after years of living with cerebral palsy. Ashley wasn’t just lonely … she was ALONE. So she turned to baking as a way to heal.

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Jun 01, 2021
Mailbag #1 - TTFA PREMIUM
00:11:16

Our weekly TTFA episodes are and always will be free to all listeners.

For folks who want *even more* Terrible in their lives, we created TTFA Premium. A $7.99 / month subscription gets you access to bonus content, exclusive interviews and more! 

Here is a sneak preview of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium.
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May 25, 2021
Name It
00:46:37

Ryan’s life often feels like a Venn diagram. Ryan the person loves listening to metal and The Grateful Dead. Ryan the person is a sneakerhead who reads Punisher comic books at night. Ryan the person is also queer — bisexual — and a recovered alcoholic. 

Brother Ryan, on the other hand, is a man who has taken strict religious vows. Brother Ryan is a man who believes in the beauty of communal living. Brother Ryan spends his life dedicated to service through education.

These two versions of Ryan must find a way to exist together, or he could lose everything.


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May 25, 2021
Leticia & Anthony (Part 2)
00:51:14

In our last episode, you met Leticia and her son Anthony. At the end of part one, things were finally looking good for both mother and son: Anthony had just welcomed his own daughter into the world; Leticia had married a wonderful man and was settling into life in the suburbs. But mental illness is a vicious beast, and in this episode, Leticia revisits 2017 — the last year of Anthony’s life. 

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May 18, 2021
Leticia & Anthony (Part 1)
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Leticia was 16 years old when she got pregnant with her son, Anthony. As you might imagine, raising a child more or less on your own when you’re only 16 is really, really hard. It’s even harder when you’re dealing with your own childhood and generational trauma. This is part one of Leticia and Anthony’s story. Part two coming next week.

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May 11, 2021
Don't Ask Nora
00:56:34

Nora loves giving advice, especially when the questions are really easy and really low stakes. In this episode, she answers a few of your frequently asked questions and later teams up with comedian Tig Notaro to dole out some wisdom about grief, friendships and her everlasting love for skater boys. If you like this Q&A type of format and want to see more episodes like these, let us know by sending us a DM on Instagram @ttfapodcast. Book recs mentioned in this episode include Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and On Writing by Stephen King. Another one Nora loves is Before and After the Book Deal by Courtney Maum.

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May 04, 2021
A Good Death
00:40:37

We all want a good death — a death where we’re surrounded by the people we love and don’t feel any fear or pain. A good death is what Ron Deprez wanted when his body became ravaged by ALS… and thanks to his daughter, Esmé, and Maine’s death with dignity legislation, that’s exactly what he got. In this episode, Esmé Deprez shares her father’s story with us.

Esmé is a very talented writer and journalist. You can read her Bloomberg article about her dad here.

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Apr 27, 2021
Checky Listy
00:48:07

When you’re a planner and life throws you a big, rusty wrench, how do you live in the aftermath? This episode is for those of us who live to draw the empty boxes and check them. 

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Apr 20, 2021
The Gift
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Edith Eger was 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Hungary during World War II. She was imprisoned at Auschwitz concentration camp with her family. Today, Dr. Edith Eger is a 93-year-old clinician, speaker and author who is so full of wisdom and light, we could’ve done ten episodes with her. 

You can buy Dr. Eger’s latest book, “The Gift,” from our Bookshop.org storefront or wherever you like to shop books.

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Apr 13, 2021
That's So Chad
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Many of us have been forced to adopt a new way of grieving over the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to properly mourn the way we need to when a loved one dies. We can’t safely gather by the dozens and sit in pain with one another for days on end. Stacy Cooper’s husband, Chad, died last fall, so she knows this all too well. But her grieving process started long before the pandemic hit.

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Apr 06, 2021
Big Comfort
00:42:11

Gaby Dunn is a Podcaster, a YouTuber, a Writer, an Actor..and a bi-con. She’s bi-sexual, bi-polar and talking to us about all of it.

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Mar 30, 2021
Cynthia
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Cynthia is a Latina adult woman living with autism. In this episode, she lets us in on her world, what her life was like growing up, and what she experiences today as an autistic adult.

Oh! Also, Cynthia made a Spotify playlist just for you, dear listener. You can find it here.

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Mar 23, 2021
Data Points
00:52:58

Teresa fantasized about falling in love as much as any other teenager growing up. But because Teresa never saw people like her on TV or in movies — people living with disabilities — she could never really SEE herself having that kind of romantic relationship. That all changes when Teresa heads off to college.

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Mar 16, 2021
Tiny & Snail
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Leah loves to make things. Growing up, she loved to draw and paint. In college, she started her own comic. As an adult, she’s built tiny homes from scratch. And after an unexpected accident, she’s tasked with finding new ways to be the maker she’s always been.

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Mar 09, 2021
Don't You Want Somebody to Take Care of You?
01:01:57

Gina became a caregiver at a young age. By age 6, she was emotionally responsible for her mother, her brothers and herself, and she learned to mute her own needs for the sake of others. As an adult, she’s still shaking off the long-term effects of being parentified and learning to attend to her own human needs.

Information about Prader-Willi syndrome & additional resources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32877518/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2360065/

https://www.pwsausa.org/

https://www.fpwr.org/

You can read Gina’s work at http://ginadwagner.com/.

ALSO! We’re starting a thing for everyone who loves READING!

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Mar 02, 2021
For All the Caregivers
00:42:35

Caregiving has always been hard work, and heart work. It has always been challenging, rewarding, grueling and life-giving. It has always been work worth doing, and work whose worth is challenged, or hard to quantify. And adding COVID to the mix…didn’t help. This episode is filled with stories from caregivers; people who were thrust into this role by COVID, or found the role further complicated by COVID. It is a reminder that you are not alone, even when you are bone-achingly lonely. An piece of recognition and appreciation for all of you.

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Feb 23, 2021
When You Care for a Living, Who Cares for You?
00:42:41

Care connects all of us. In this episode, we talk to Jonny, a domestic worker, and Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance about the people who take care of our homes, our families and our communities — the people whose work makes the rest of our work possible.

Learn more about NDWA’s new Care is Essential campaign, which argues that government investment in a comprehensive care infrastructure is an investment in a strong and equitable caring economy.

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Feb 16, 2021
That Good Night
00:50:00

It’s not just dying that is hard. It's not just the prospect of death. It's the recognition of it. It’s the conversation around it... which is often no conversation at all. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Sunita Puri about care at the end of life — and why we need to start having those tough conversations.

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Feb 09, 2021
Fairplay at Home
00:40:38

America is in a care crisis. Women are leaving the workforce in staggering numbers, buckling under the pressure of managing the responsibilities of the household on top of their work. In this episode, we talk with Eve Rodsky and re-examine what it means to value care and time in your own household.

More about Eve and Fairplay: https://www.fairplaylife.com/

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Feb 02, 2021
A Simple Choice (Part 2)
00:32:54

After losing his mother and his first wife Karen, Mark found new love with Melissa, one of the nurses who took care of Karen in her final days. They’re working together to overcome Mark’s fear of more loss, more death. And now, they’re ready to have children.  

Update 1/26: Correction: The original version did not include context about Melissa and Mark’s decision to not go through with chemotherapy. Even with chemotherapy, Isla only had a 1-2% chance of survival. Isla was 10 weeks old and was blind, in pain and having seizures. Also, when Melissa and Isla were transferred to the hospital in Calgary, Mark was not allowed in the hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions and Mark had to FaceTime them the next day.


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Jan 26, 2021
A Simple Choice (Part 1)
00:32:58

There are (many) crossroads in a relationship, but Mark is at a big one: his girlfriend Melissa wants kids, and he doesn’t. In part 1 of this story, we explore how a difficult choice becomes a simple one, and what it means to embrace life in the face of loss.

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Jan 19, 2021
Update: Chelsea from Forever Alone?
00:37:06

Way back in 2017, we did two episodes with Nora’s friend Chelsea, who was sure she was going to be alone FOREVER...and then met Brian. Their relationship was complicated by Brian’s relationship to alcohol and for years, people have been asking what happened. In this episode, you’ll find out.


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Jan 12, 2021
Just Like Us
00:40:38

Are stars just like us? After a conversation with Busy Philipps… you will 100% think so. Hers is a story of finding and owning your weirdness, using revenge as a fuel source to drive you to success, and what to do when you get what you want and it doesn’t feel the way you thought it would.

After we recorded and mixed this episode, Busy announced on her podcast that her child Birdie uses they/them pronouns.

Update 1/5: Speaking of how we’re all just doing our best… we had an oops this episode. The original version stated that Busy didn’t have a story credit when “Blades of Glory” first came out. That was incorrect. The good news is, you can read all about that and the other stories Busy references in the episode in her memoir, “This Will Only Hurt A Little” (which Nora highly recommends).

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Jan 05, 2021
The Milkman's Baby
00:34:10

Morgan Jerkins spent many months piecing together the patchwork of her own family history, and many weeks literally wandering in the lands they had been rooted to so many years before. This is a powerful conversation about the privilege of documentation, the search for self and what it means to redefine yourself through your ancestors.

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Dec 08, 2020
What's Negative About Positivity?
00:45:44

Good vibes only? Not on this podcast, and not when Susan David is in the room. For years, Susan has been leading the conversation about the value of *all our feelings* and how no emotion is bad or good. Here is the antidote to Toxic Positivity.

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Dec 01, 2020
Happyish Holidays 2020
00:50:13

This episode features conversations with people doing the best they can in difficult circumstances. Like Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, whose husband Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a notable and rising brain surgeon who wrote When Breath Becomes Air, a bestselling memoir about his fatal battle with cancer. And comedian Amber Tozer, who tells a funny and poignant story about walking in on her mother’s wedding… on Christmas Day. We will also talk with some of the women of the Hot Young Widows Club on their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. Plus, stories of people’s worst Holidays ever. 

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Nov 24, 2020
Sanctuary
00:43:07

We all have to find our way to our adult selves. As an author, filmmaker and co-founder of a mass movement --  the Women’s March -- Paola’s adult self is … very impressive! But even the most impressive among us can struggle with belonging, especially in the systems that are set up to reject us. 


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Nov 17, 2020
Rebecca Black is Back
00:41:00

Ten years ago, Rebecca Black was a 13-year-old who made a music video. It… wasn’t great. But it also wasn’t great that it went viral on YouTube, and being mean about a teenage girl became a national sport.

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Nov 10, 2020
Deep Dive w/ Kate Kennedy
02:02:22

Something to get your mind off of the craziness of this 2020 Election Day!


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Nov 03, 2020
Miss North Dakota
00:51:37

In 2012. Rosie became the first Black woman to win the Miss North Dakota pageant. Here’s what it’s like being a Black pageant queen in a state that is 90% White.


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Oct 27, 2020
What About Your Friends?
00:42:10

We know that romantic and familial relationships are work -- and we tend to respect the time it takes to maintain healthy relationships with our partners and our siblings and our parents. But...what about your friends? Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman *literally* wrote the book about friendship. Lucky us.

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Oct 20, 2020
Addiction, Language and Education
00:47:27

How do we talk about addiction in more productive ways? How do we hold empathy and boundaries together? What does it mean to recover? I have no idea, so Dr. Nzinga Harrison is here to educate, comfort and reassure all of us.


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Oct 13, 2020
Fine, I Guess?
00:45:15

Sam Irby has been pretty terrible, but she’s okayish now! She’s also the funniest person in the world, and this episode will make you laugh.

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Oct 06, 2020
Team Top Figure
00:40:00

In May, a viral video filmed by two young men pushed them to the top of everyone’s news feed. We tracked them down (it wasn’t hard, they’re on Instagram) to get past the story of what happened to them and into the bigger story: who they are.

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Sep 29, 2020
Jenell
00:59:56

What happens when the place that feels like home...decides that you don’t belong anymore? When the person you trust to be a safe place for you violates that trust? Heads up: suicide, sexual trauma and eating disorders are a part of this episode.

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Sep 22, 2020
Black Widow
00:40:55

Leslie Gray Streeter is...well, look at the title of this episode. 

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Yes Theory

Sep 15, 2020
Come Meet Drayden
00:42:00

Drayden is a solid, good human. He doesn’t lie. He tells it like it is. He is a Black boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and his mother Dana has been fighting to get him the diagnosis and services he deserves since he was just a few months old.

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Sep 08, 2020
Ride Through It
00:38:32

Every subculture believes that they are truly unique in their wild, passionate love for whatever it is they love. But honestly? Horse people win, hands down, and this episode proves it. 

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Sep 01, 2020
David’s Excellently Sad Adventure
00:43:36

We have always told you that we will not call grief a journey. But David Garcia’s story involves grief… and a physical, literal trip. So maybe it is a Grief Journey?

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Aug 25, 2020
What's Gonna Happen To Me?
00:40:09

This episode is the second in a 2-part series. Before you listen to it, listen to the previous episode, Untying Knots.

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Aug 18, 2020
Untying Knots
00:50:41

Sometimes, our parental relationships are a little… tangly. We’re wrapped up in big, old knots from strings that were tangled up before we were even born. This is a story about the knotted threads of one family. 

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Jun 23, 2020
Salome's Choice
00:41:41

There are certain parts of motherhood that you can count on: sleepless nights, self-doubt, unpredictable emotions, complete and total heartbreak. And you know what? You’d do it all again. To learn more about Impact Missions: http://imworldwide.org

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Jun 16, 2020
Policing and Racial Trauma with Angela Davis
00:55:37

For many people, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was the latest graphic instance of a Black American being killed by the police -- and his homicide the most recent national example of historic, institutional discrimination against people of color and indigenous groups.

Our colleagues at Call to Mind -- an APM / MPR initiative to inform and mobilize new conversations about mental health -- recently put a spotlight on the trauma of Black Americans and how it intersects with policing. Today, we're sharing the panelists' important conversations with you.

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- Angela Davis, host of MPR News with Angela Davis on Minnesota Public Radio. Find Angela on Twitter: @AngelaDavisMPR

- Resmaa Menakem, founder of Justice Leadership Solutions in Minneapolis and author of "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies." Find Resmaa on Twitter: @ResmaaMenakem

- Justin Terrell, executive director of Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage. Find Justin on Twitter: @JTerrell41

- Brittany Lewis, founder and CEO of Research in Action and University of Minnesota researcher at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. Find Brittany on Twitter: @Brit_Lewis

Jun 09, 2020
The Other Side Of Belonging
00:42:04

There are lots of rules, all around us. They tell us who is in, and who is out. They tell us who belongs, and who does not. What does it feel like to cross that line...and what is on the other side? What happens when an insider becomes an outsider?

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May 26, 2020
Unemployed
00:48:04

Layoffs. Redundancies. Furloughs. Right-sizing. There are so many ways to say “you don’t have a job here anymore,” and Sarah has already lived through a few of them.

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May 19, 2020
100?
00:24:22

Raise your glasses! It's a 100th Episode Extravaganza!

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May 12, 2020
Life After Certainty
00:49:32

The world has *always* been uncertain, but some of us are more aware of that than others. But once the rug has been pulled, once the trapdoor has opened, once your perfectly planned future is no longer perfectly planned...then what? Kate Bowler doesn’t have the answer, but her story will still light your path forward.

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May 05, 2020
Bad Moms
00:50:45

Do you need to laugh? Do you need to laugh REALLY HARD? Well, good. Because Nora turned the hilarious movie Bad Moms into a novel. It’s fun and funny and a perfect escape for right now, and you get the first three chapters right here. 

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Apr 28, 2020
How's It Going In There?
00:37:02

Dispatches from the era of isolation...

This podcast is about getting to the honest answers. But sometimes, it’s hardest to be honest with ourselves, especially when something terrible is happening EVERYWHERE and we don’t want to call too much attention to ourselves because, could be worse, ya know? 

Do us all a favor and check in with yourself with the questions we included in the episode:

How has your life changed?

What keeps you up at night?

What are you doing during the day?

What have you learned about yourself?

How’s it going in there...really?

Thanks you to Dan, Hans, Sophie, Ralph, Sue, Tory, Nicole, Kate, Joyce, Stacy, Jessica, Brianna, Jen and Josse-Lynn for participating and sending us your stories.

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Apr 21, 2020
Welcome To The Club
00:19:00

There’s room for everyone when everything is falling apart.

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Apr 14, 2020
Emily and Chanel
01:04:31

The story of one woman with two identities. One frozen in time, forced to relive the worst night of her life over and over and over...the other out in the world, pretending to be the same person she was before.

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Mar 31, 2020
For The Next Ten Minutes
00:51:49

When you believe that love will never, could never happen to you, it feels like a miracle when it finally does.

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Mar 24, 2020
9 Things
00:42:53

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.

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Mar 17, 2020
Man’s Best Friend
00:39:38

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?

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Mar 10, 2020
It Hurts
00:43:49

Grief. Addiction. Endometriosis. It’s a trifecta of hurt for Jessica, who just wants the pain to stop.

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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.

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Mar 02, 2020
I See Big Things For You
00:43:10

Finding love is unexpected. Losing it is unexpected, too.

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Read the transcript for this episode here.

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Feb 25, 2020
The Happiness Equation
00:44:46

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.

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Feb 18, 2020
Listen to This: Tremendous Upside
00:33:12

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.

Feb 06, 2020
Ch-ch-ch-changes!
00:30:32

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.

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Dec 23, 2019
Listen to This: Fading Minds
00:54:48

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

Dec 11, 2019
Happy Podiversary (We’re 3!)
00:26:50

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

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Nov 26, 2019
What Happened to You? (Part 3)
00:49:02

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.

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Nov 19, 2019
What Happened to You? (Part 2)
00:51:16

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.

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Nov 12, 2019
What Happened to You? (Part 1)
00:45:36

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.

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Nov 05, 2019
God's Plan
00:53:01

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.

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Oct 29, 2019
Our Parents' Debts
00:47:13

When a supporting pillar is knocked out of a family, the consequences can be costly.

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Oct 22, 2019
The Gift of Time
00:54:11

When Karen’s dad’s health isn’t doing well, she decides to take action.

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Oct 15, 2019
Emily + Brian
00:53:05

Love is like... a rollercoaster. Highs, lows, and UGH WHY DID WE SIGN UP FOR THIS? Here's one couple's ride.

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Oct 08, 2019
The Americans
00:51:20

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.

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Oct 01, 2019
Former Life
00:50:11

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.

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Sep 24, 2019
An update on Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring It Out
00:58:36

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.

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Sep 17, 2019
Love, Babs
00:41:55

A lot of people share a national tragedy. But not everyone shares it personally.

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Sep 10, 2019
Ryan + Tiffany
00:48:41

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.

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Sep 03, 2019
It Just Happens
00:48:11

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.

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Aug 27, 2019
Listen to This: Brains On!
00:30:51

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.

Aug 13, 2019
A Face In The Crowd
00:53:22

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.

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Jun 25, 2019
ARFID
00:50:57

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?

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Jun 18, 2019
FAQ&A
00:39:51

Even when life is going great, sometimes you still feel all the feelings. And you want to ask Nora about them.

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Jun 11, 2019
Tell Me About Yourself
00:49:48
Jun 04, 2019
Home?
00:45:14

Cane Roberts has lived in a number of places, but which places can he actually call home?

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May 28, 2019
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
00:49:14

As a psychotherapist, Lori Gottlieb sees her role as helping patients understand their stories. But how does she help a patient understand a story in which she is a character?

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

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May 21, 2019
Happy Friggin’ Mother’s Day
00:54:11

It's that special time of year again. Where we look long and hard at our own mothers. And at ourselves as mothers. So... how does everyone measure up?

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May 07, 2019
Listen to This: Hope Chest
00:22:40

We love this podcast, and we want you to hear it.

Hope Chest is a personal essay audio series written, produced, edited, and sound-designed by Stacia Brown. It tackles motherhood, single- and co-parenting, raising a Black daughter in America, and the impact of cultural and political happenings on the experience of parenting.

We will be back with a new TTFA episode next week.

Apr 30, 2019
Listen To This: TED Talks Daily
00:18:01

While we are away for a few weeks we want to make sure you are listening to what we're listening to. And what we're doing.

So today, an episode of the podcast TED Talks Daily, where hear a new TED talk every day. And this one... is Nora's. TED Talk. That's right! Nora did a TED Talk and it's on TED Talks Daily and we want to make sure you get to hear it.

We will be back with new TTFA episodes in mid-May.

Apr 16, 2019
A Way of Seeing The World
00:56:12

"Stronger Than Hate" is what everyone said in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. But what does that mean? In this third and final episode in our series from Pittsburgh, we talk to all types of people about who and what is Stronger Than Hate.

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Apr 02, 2019
Their Day
00:54:41

Days can be significant for many reasons. For many people. At the same time.

In our second of three episodes from Pittsburgh, PA, two stories of parallel lives on a big day.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

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Mar 26, 2019
Concentric Circles
00:49:50

In the first of three episodes from Pittsburgh, PA, we talk with three women about how the ripple effects from a shared public tragedy have affected their lives.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at noraborealis.com/book

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Mar 19, 2019
Sad and Lucky
00:44:33

Sad! And Lucky! Those are things you can be! Includes an essay from Nora's book, No Happy Endings, available where books are sold except like, Walgreeens. But always at noraborealis.com/book.

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Mar 12, 2019
WWJD?
00:48:53

Jenny and Michelle are twins. Twin telepathy, switching places, the whole deal. Pat and Teddy are big parts of Jenny and Michelle's lives, but no one has been HERE before.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

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Mar 05, 2019
The Intended Outcome
00:44:33

Deya and Sandra are two moms who are stuck at the intersection of maternal love and uncertainty.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at noraborealis.com/book

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Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel

Feb 26, 2019
The Bride Price
00:59:00

Every wedding has a at least a little bit of drama. For Mai Neng Moua and her mother, Yer Vu, their mother/daughter wedding drama was about who they were, and who they wanted to be.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

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Feb 19, 2019
A Bailey Moment
00:42:45

Parenting is *never* what you expect it to be. Maiya knows that as well as anyone.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at noraborealis.com/book

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Feb 12, 2019
The Treatment
00:50:35

Rachel Haines makes everything look easy. Even when things are very very very not easy. A gymnast, a competitor, and a champion, Rachel endures and survives... with a smile.

Rachel's book is out April 12. You can pre-order it here.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

You can pre-order Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at noraborealis.com/book

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Feb 05, 2019
Where Are They Now?
00:56:22

Our episodes end. Obviously. But the lives whose stories we tell… they keep going. So today we are going to get back in touch with some old friends and see what has happened and what they’ve been up to since we first got to know them.

WARNING – spoilers ahead for some past episodes of TTFA.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

You can preorder 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

Jan 29, 2019
Listen to This: The Slowdown
00:17:07

Need a slight daily readjustment of your point of view? A moment to focus and meditate on something besides your to-do list?

We want to introduce you to The Slowdown. It's a podcast we love where every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world -- through poetry. It is produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation, and is very very good. Nora takes a few minutes to talk with Tracy K. Smith and to share with you a couple of examples of the show.

You can find The Slowdown at slowdownshow.org.

Jan 23, 2019
Happy(ish) Holidays III
00:51:00

In our final episode of the season we are talking about... The Holidays. Which are a time of reflection and anticipation. Of looking back at what we did... and what was done to us. We will hear from comedian and writer Alyssa Limperis and the shine-it-up Holiday letter she wrote the year her dad died from brain cancer. We will talk with Jay Mathews, a 48-year-old father and son who, with stage IV cancer, is probably experiencing his last Holidays with his family. And we will ask listeners what they took from 2018, what they're looking forward to in 2019, and what it is about hoping for something that can be so scary.

You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.

You can preorder Nora's new book - No Happy Endings - from her website at noraborealis.com/book

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Nov 27, 2018
Don’t Should Yourself
00:40:34

Two things that grief brings you: Kleenex and hotdish. Two other things? Anger and people telling you what you should do.

This week, stories about grief, anger and Hans' Gramma, written and read by Nora.

You can pre-order Nora's new book - "No Happy Endings" - from her website at noraborealis.com/book

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Nov 20, 2018
Birthright
00:47:16

Sheridan's dad died by suicide when she was 6 years old. And for years she feared that was his legacy. And her birthright.

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For more stories on this topic, check out the upcoming memoir "Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love" by Dani Shapiro, who also has a podcast called Family Secrets on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Nov 13, 2018
T-T-T-Today, Junior!
00:42:52

Did I stutter? Erin did. Erin does. And here's what it's like to live with a speech impediment that people still make jokes about.

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Nov 06, 2018
The Skydiving Belle And The Butterfly
00:45:11

I've heard there are like, seven circles of hell? Ashley's been to at least six of them.

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Oct 30, 2018
The Beautiful Ones
00:39:16

If we're lucky, we can learn to love ourselves. But if we love the way we look? Well, people tend to look down on that. But not Gigi. Gigi loves herself. And how she looks. And you know what? YOU SHOULD, TOO.

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Oct 23, 2018
Heather
00:46:53

It's winter in Kansas, and Heather is back in her hometown, facing her abuser for the first time.

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Oct 17, 2018
Update on Nebach
00:05:12

A quick update and clarification on Episode 51.

Oct 17, 2018
Nebach
00:50:15

Dating is tough. Especially when there's strict expectations and rules. And ESPECIALLY when you finally find someone... and they don't turn out to be who you expected.

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Oct 09, 2018
Soooo OCD
00:57:21

OCD is one of those acronyms we use to say, "I'm a little quirky" or "I like my room to be VERY clean." But what does it mean to actually live with OCD? I have no idea, so we asked people who do.

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Oct 02, 2018
What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 2)
00:40:01

We're *still* not done talking about suicide. And neither are you.

If you're looking for resources on suicide, here are some good places to start:

Be The One To - https://www.bethe1to.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics

Center for Disease Control - https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/suicide

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Sep 25, 2018
What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 1)
00:45:51

You know what people hate talking about? Dreams. Politics. Religion. Your birth story. Also: suicide. Which is why we asked you to talk about it for us.

For resources on suicide and mental health, nami.org has a wealth of great mental health resources. Text NAMI to 741741 for immediate support.

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Sep 18, 2018
Nathan
00:53:44

Nathan grew up knowing he was different. And what scared him more than who he is, was the idea that who he is was at odds with God, and his family, and the world he belonged to.

thetrevorproject.org provides crises intervention for LGBTQ+ youth. Text TREVOR to 1.202.304.1200 for support.

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Sep 11, 2018
Two Letters
00:49:52

Annie's husband Jim died by suicide. After his death, she got into a bad space of her own. Then came the letters.

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Sep 04, 2018
How Are You?
00:31:51

No, like, really. We ask this question of all of our guests, but we asked you, too. And you answered! You're...all over the place. And that's okay. PS-- please help Nora make #fansofhans happen.

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Aug 28, 2018
Ripped From The Headlines
00:49:05

The murder of Nation's wife was headline news around the country. But the headlines can only tell you so much.

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Aug 21, 2018
So Many Things At Once
00:40:30

Third time's the charm, except for when it's the third time your life has been completely upended. Then it's extremely disruptive. Maybe Tinder could help?

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Aug 14, 2018
YOLO?
00:45:02

You Only Live Once... unless you're Leilani. This week - a heart, a transplant, and a mystery.

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Aug 07, 2018
Listen to This: TBTL — What The Hell Is An Orange Julius?
01:32:15

Nora steps in to guest host the podcast that just might be Too Beautiful To Live -- a delightful daily show about life, current events, pop culture, puttering, laser baldness helmets, and tonight pants. While regular co-host Andrew Walsh is out of town, Nora and other co-host Luke Burbank discuss sheds, consumer culture, parenting, and because it's Nora, officiating the funeral of a man who married a stranger at the Mall of America.

Aug 01, 2018
Listen to This: Borrowed Interest — Difficult Women
01:16:08

Borrowed Interest is a podcast hosted by three ad-women of color -- Leeya Jackson, Shareina Chandler, and Amalia Nicholson - kicking it in the advertising business and working it all out with thoughtful discussions, screams and laughter. They're your workplace wokebaes with something to say, so listen up.

In this episode, they get into the ups and downs of being labeled a difficult woman aka an angry black woman aka a woman. They chat with Black Twitter queen/PR powerhouse Alexis Wilson about white feminism and being the lone black lady at your company.

Learn more at borrowedinterestpodcast.com

Jul 26, 2018
Listen to This: Forever35 – Just Say No with Nora McInerny
01:04:12

This week Nora wants you to listen to an amazing podcast called Forever35. Kate Spencer and Doree Shafrir talk about self-care and how to get some in their (and your) lives. On this episode, they also talk to an up-and-comer named Nora McInerny. Nora talks about dealing with tragedy, how to actually help people who are grieving, and the many joys of drugstore makeup. You can find Forever35 at forever35podcast.com.

Jul 18, 2018
Listen to This: Reply All — An Ad for the Worst Day of Your Life
00:33:55

Matt's wife died a decade ago. Now, everywhere he goes on the internet, he can't escape advertisements for clickbait sites with her picture on it. This week, Super Tech Support tries to help out.

Further reading:

Matt's non-profit: The Liz Logelin Foundation

Jul 10, 2018
The Stories We Tell
00:42:22

Stories from our parents and grandparents are a sort of intergenerational game of telephone - even the ones we think we know for sure change as they are told and retold.

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Here are the Englishlyrics to the song featured in the episode:

SONG - 1975

In the beginning, the year 1975

The heaven twisted, the earth flipped

The heaven turned, the earth unraveled

The little country of Laos fell

The foundation of our nation fell apart

There was anger, anger

From common soldiers to royalty

We thought about not fleeing the country, but we could not survive if we stayed

With regrets in our hearts, with our power, we lay our weapons lay down and put them away

Crying as though we were burying our love ones in death

The year 1975

The heaven flipped, the earth twisted

The heaven unraveled, the earth turned

There was nothing left of the little country of Laos

The foundation of our nation fell apart

There was anger, anger

From common soldiers to royalty

We thought of not letting go of our country Laos

But we were scared we would die if stayed

With regrets in our hearts, with our power, we lay our weapons lay down and put them away

And cried ourselves to sleep, we cried in our dreams, waking up from those dreams, we cried

The little country of Laos fell

There was anger, anger

From royals to the rest of the nation. Those who had the money to escape the country

They had money to pay their passage on boats

They royals ran away to the other side.

There was nothing left, leaving behind countrymen and women, who did not have money to pay the passage on boats

They fled for their survival but did not make to the other side, dying the way they came...drowning in rivers, lost in the jungle, starving to death in valleys

They had no clothes or cloth to cover their bodies, no coffin lid to close on them

They gave their flesh as food for the ants to feast

My heart is tormented, there is no end to the pain and sorrow

The time of losing our country and land has been 43, but even now I am still frightened.

Jun 26, 2018
Expect Good Things
00:44:34

Life as a 20-something guy with stage IV lung cancer, including some very important life advice regarding travel.

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Jun 19, 2018
Natalie
00:43:06

The punishment is supposed to fit the crime. But sometimes, when the sentence is served, the punishment is far from over.

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Jun 12, 2018
About Bob
00:51:30

This is a story about a dad who is sometimes a stranger, often a mystery, and always loved anyways.

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Jun 05, 2018
Fairy Dust
00:40:17

Lesly is a mother of three and a three-time cancer haver (there may be a more medical term for that) living on borrowed time. When the treatment you need is out of your reach, what the heck do you do?

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May 29, 2018
Rose Tulip
00:44:34

Captain Rosemarie Chapman flies airplanes for the Air Force. She met her boyfriend, a fellow soldier, and fell deeply in love. But a deployment to Afghanistan ends their relationship abruptly. And soon, Rosemarie is faced with meeting his family in an unexpected circumstance.

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May 22, 2018
The Gold And The Broken Bits
00:37:45

Chris was brought up to be positive. And to get on with it no matter what. But getting on with it isn't always so easy when others won't make room for you to be a full person.

May 15, 2018
Karen
00:48:04

Sometimes a person's absence can become a presence. A dark, unspoken void that can suck you right in if you don't address it.

May 08, 2018
Witness
00:43:40

What's worse: keeping the people you love at a distance, or showing them your true colors and losing them forever? Patricia doesn't want to find out.

May 01, 2018
Bryson’s Purpose
00:44:43

Chelsey and Kevin are parents, public servants, and two people just trying to make sense of the absolutely senseless. If this is God's plan, I have a word or two for God.

Mar 27, 2018
Transformation
00:44:11

It's not just a hashtag. Transformation is inevitable (and not always a choice). But nothing transforms us more than love.

Mar 20, 2018
Route 91
00:46:50

On the eve of Kelli's 25th birthday, she found herself running for her life in a dystopian nightmare. It was supposed to be an incredible weekend to celebrate the dawn of a new phase of her life. Instead, it was the deadliest mass shooting (so far) in America.

Mar 13, 2018
If/Then
00:36:34

Charlotte’s career is built on organized chaos. As an Operating Room nurse, she has a protocol for every tragedy, a THEN for every IF. Until one night, when she takes a new route home, and everything changes.

Mar 06, 2018
Revenge of the Porn
00:44:14

The INTERNET never forgets (dang it). 

Feb 27, 2018
The Use of These Memories
00:35:48

There's a thin line between life and death. Between what's here -- now -- and what was. Between what's here -- now -- and what will be. Taz Ahmed knows about that line. In a dark house in Kathmandu, she and her aging grandfather toe up to it to look for her mother.

Feb 20, 2018
Perfectly
00:44:50

Sometimes, it all just falls into place. For Megan and Clark, a one-week span showed how things can work out perfectly to create the best days of your life... and the worst.

Feb 13, 2018
The Broken Places
00:45:55

When the world breaks everything, when everything is The Absolute Worst, you’re lucky if you have people to lean on. You’re even luckier if they’re your siblings. Meet Alex, David and Liza Achilli. Which… I really wanted to call this episode The Achilli’s Heal, but I just… I couldn’t do it. Or could I?

Feb 06, 2018
Incompatible With Life
00:35:43

At 32 weeks pregnant, Cat and Jim find themselves planning for their son’s death while hoping for his birth. This is a story of a life and a death, extraordinary in every way.

Dec 12, 2017
Live with Dessa, Alyssa Limperis and Geoffrey Wilson
00:52:16

TTFA is live from the historic Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, MN! Featuring conversation with writer/rapper/entrepreneur Dessa, who took to science to overcome a bad love. And with comedian Alyssa Limperis, whose father died of glioblastoma. So funny! Plus, music from the amazing composer of our theme song, Geoffrey Wilson.

Dec 05, 2017
Happy(ish) Holidays II
00:52:31

Lauren’s brother died at Thanksgiving. And her mother at Christmas. So… this time of year it’s not all Ho Ho Ho for her. Or for a lot of other people. Because the Holidays can really and truly suck for some. So we’re back with our second annual Holiday radio extravaganza that will once again bedazzle this difficult time of year with humor, stories, and the very real realness of reality. We will hear Lauren’s story, talk with memoirist Augusten Burroughs about a childhood Holiday gone wrong, and enjoy comedian Maeve Higgins becoming one of the Three Wise Men.

Nov 28, 2017
Introducing Childhood
00:28:58

Malena is 10 years old, and she worries a lot. About her grades. About her procrastination. About her dad. Especially about her dad. Kids are the best. They’re smart and funny and deeply empathetic. And they – and their thoughts and feelings – deserve to be taken seriously. Why are we saying this? Because we had an idea for a new show, and we want you to take a listen. Let us know what you think at https://www.apmpodcasts.org/ttfa/.

 

 

Nov 21, 2017
The Truth We Live
00:36:48

Amee doesn’t have a dad. But she used to. He was the best. He was the worst. And he claims that he doesn’t remember any of it.

Nov 14, 2017
What Does All This Loss Mean?
00:48:30

Dead sister. Dead grandma. Dead grandpa. Dead uncle. Dead mom. Dead dad. Dead brother. The list of loss goes on and on for Jaamil, and so does his list of professional accolades and accomplishments as he moves from trauma to post-traumatic enlightenment.

Nov 07, 2017
Chapter 2
00:35:03

Hope and Aaron died on the exact same day. Each leaving behind their spouse, their child, and all the love their small families had created. Nearly three years later, their spouses have remarried. But don't you dare say they've moved on.

Oct 31, 2017
Unbroken (#metoo)
00:47:57

Sexual violence thrives in silence, and it's hard to talk about... so we don't. But rape survivor Sarah Super refuses to be quiet, and has dedicated her life to helping other survivors Break the Silence. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

Oct 24, 2017
Esther Perel Live at Now Hear This Festival
00:50:58

If you are or ever plan to be in a relationship, you need to know Esther Perel, The Patron Saint of Relationships. Known for her TED Talks, her brilliant book, Mating in Captivity, and her captivating podcast, Where Should We Begin?, Esther believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Your life is about to get better, because Esther joined us live on stage at the Now Hear This! podcast festival to hand out sparkling gems of relationship wisdom to real TTFA listeners.

You can find Esther Perel’s new book, The State of Affairs, anywhere you buy books. Season 1 of Where Should We Begin? is available everywhere. Season 2 is coming out on October 24, 2017 exclusively on Audible. Go listen to it.

Oct 17, 2017
Forever Alone? (Part 2)
00:39:36

In our last episode, we met chronically single Chelsea, who was looking for love in all the same places we all look for love... and coming up empty-handed. Now, we meet Chelsea's new boyfriend (!!!!) and explore what happens when the love we find isn't what we expected.

Oct 10, 2017
Forever Alone? (Part 1)
00:35:59

As the saying goes, "There’s a lid for every pot." There’s someone for everyone. Chelsea has been looking for her lid — her someone — since high school. Nearly 15 years after her only real relationship ended, she still hasn’t found her person. It’s not like she hasn’t been trying, and it’s not like her life is totally miserable… but in case you haven’t had to date lately? MAN, IT IS EXHAUSTING.

Oct 03, 2017
Best Friends Forever
00:33:12

There are friendships, and there are FRIENDSHIPS of the all-caps variety. The latter ones are harder to forge the older you get. Which is what Janya is struggling with after the loss of her best friend, Michele.

Sep 25, 2017
Baby Huey
00:35:38

Courtney and Jay are parents to 9-year-old Bruce, who they affectionately call Baby Huey. Bruce has never had a friend. Never had a playdate. Never been invited to a birthday party. What. The. Heck.

Sep 20, 2017
LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: The Honeymoon’s Over
00:06:35

Nora is back from her honeymoon with a special announcement – TTFA is doing a live show!! (Plus this week's episode will be out on Wednesday – so stay tuned!) TTFA LIVE!!! In person!! Hear us perform an episode right in front of your face! November 17, 2017 at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. With musician and writer Dessa, comedian Alyssa Limperis, and Geoffrey Wilson -- the amazing writer of the TTFA theme song! Find out more info and get tickets (starting Tuesday, September 19) at www.fitzgeraldtheater.org.

Sep 18, 2017
Horrible and Wonderful and Figuring it Out
00:45:47

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.

Sep 11, 2017
The Ending Matters
00:43:38

How do you want to die? We’re willing to bet the answer isn’t, “Very painfully, please!” Brittany Maynard was 29 when she died of brain cancer. Aaron Purmort was 35 when he died of the same thing. But their paths to death were very different. Nearly three years later, Brittany’s husband, Dan, and Aaron’s wife, Nora, reflect on their spouses' decisions on how to spend the end of their lives.

Sep 06, 2017
Love Hurts
00:41:04

When Lea Thau’s fiancé left her, she felt all the feelings. Then she had their baby, and decided to start dating again. But, despite going out, nothing seemed to be clicking. Over and over. And eventually, she wanted to know why. Why didn’t men want to keep dating her? So she asked them. And recorded the answer. From the amazing podcast Strangers comes the episode "Love Hurts."

Jul 19, 2017
Dear Grown-ups
00:37:07

What do you wish your grown-ups had said to you when you were a kid? Especially while dealing with really hard stuff?

We wanted to know, so we asked the Terrible Club - listeners who support the show - and they had some thoughts. Geez da wheeze, did they have some thoughts.

You can join the Terrible Club any time by going to ttfa.org/donate. A huge 'thank you' to everyone who submitted. You are amazing.

Jun 13, 2017
Naomi + Khaleel
00:27:04

Khaleel Thompson is an 18-year-old who loves music, reading, and his cat, Domino. Naomi is his mother, asking why four police officers fired more than 12 rounds at her son in a public park two weeks ago, leaving him in critical condition. The two of them are the humans behind a news headline – caught in a story that is just unfolding.

Jun 07, 2017
19 Hours Ago
00:40:54

Grief is always fresh for someone, somewhere. Right now, someone is losing a friend. A partner. A parent. And they are entering a new role, a new relationship to their loved one, and to the world. Holly felt that grief. And she came in to share it with us. Fresh and undiluted. Just hours into her first day as a widow. And then again with a follow-up 8 months later.

Apr 25, 2017
To Michael
00:19:24

When someone dies, you're supposed to say something. Someone is supposed to say something. Someone is supposed to summarize this person, prove that they existed, that they mattered. But what do you say when a complicated person dies after a complicated life?

Apr 17, 2017
Is It OK?
00:21:21

Alysha-Aubrey sent us a story about both her parents falling seriously ill at the same time, and the toll it took on her as a teenager. And she ended her story with a question about whether or not it’s OK that she doesn’t feel OK. Even though her family has recovered from trauma and is doing OK. We thought that the best way to answer Alysha-Aubrey’s question was to ask it of you, the audience. And you had so much to say to her.

Apr 10, 2017
#trypod with The Hilarious World of Depression
00:45:49

March is #trypod month, where everyone should force their loved ones to listen to podcasts. Not sure which one to subscribe every family member to? Well, we have one for you. It’s called the The Hilarious World of Depression, and it features open, honest conversations about depression. But funny. Because the guests are professional comedians and sometimes you just have to laugh at the darkness. Today you are going to hear an episode of The Hilarious World of Depression with guest Maria Bamford. She’s an amazing comedian with a lot to say about the stigma of mental illness. When you’re done listening, tell us what you thought using the hashtag #trypod.

Mar 27, 2017
Are You Up?
00:44:21

It’s 12:00. No, 1:00. No, 4:45 in the morning. You should be sleeping — we all should be — but you’re not. You’re laying there as the minutes tick away, thinking about…what, exactly? One sleepless night, Nora took to Twitter to see what was keeping you up. And you answered. This is an episode made by you (and Hans. Okay, mostly Hans), about what keeps you up at night.

Mar 14, 2017
Not The Bummer Olympics
00:15:01

So many people start off their stories by saying that it doesn’t compare to what happened to someone else. But this isn’t a game of Who Has It Worse, so why do we act like there is some sort of imaginary yardstick for struggling?

This is the first episode of our in-between season while we are hard at work on Season 2. We’re going to hear from you, talk with some amazing people, and get to know each other a little bit better.

Stay up-to-date on Season 2 by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – all @ttfapodcast.

Mar 06, 2017
Semper Fi
00:36:42

When Nora McInerny’s dad died, she lost his stories. The ones that she’s not sure she can can’t quite remember right, and the ones she never knew. Like those from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. So Nora decides to look up some of the men he served with, and discovers one day in 1968 that forever shaped a group of boys into the mercurial, complicated men they would become.

If you have a veteran in your life (and you do), you should sit down with them and ask about their experiences. And, if you can, you should document it. The Story Corps project has a great app that can help walk you through interviewing, recording, and submitting your oral history interview to the Library of Congress.

You can all of our episodes at ttfa.org. We are on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as @ttfapodcast.

Jan 30, 2017
Under a Cloud of Loss
00:47:23

Damon’s grandparents were murdered 18 months before he was born. And, for the first time in his life, he prepares to see his grandparents’ murderer face to face.

Jan 23, 2017
The Middle Place
00:34:10

For most of us, death is scary. And what happens next is just as mysterious. But what if we could see death as something beautiful? Or holy?

Sarah Gottfried and Heather Olson share their experiences of being with people who are transitioning from this world to whatever comes next.

Jan 16, 2017
Unbroken
00:45:19

Sexual violence thrives in silence, and it’s hard to talk about…so we don’t. But rape survivor Sarah Super refuses to be quiet, and has dedicated her life to helping other survivors Break the Silence.

Jan 09, 2017
A Henry Sky
00:40:56

Colleen Barton is a pediatrician, a wife, and a mother to a beautiful son named Henry. Since Henry’s stillbirth, Colleen and her husband have been working to build their family while dealing with miscarriage and secondary infertility.

Jan 02, 2017
Help Me Remember
00:41:20

Dawn Pereda is a nurse who was injured by a patient while working. And this injury resulted in a brain injury that has changed her life completely. Dawn and her family open up about what it can be like living with Traumatic Brain Injury, grieving for the person they used to know, and getting to know the person who is here now.

Dec 26, 2016
Me, Too
00:39:57

Danni Starr had everything she wanted: a successful radio career, a husband and a new baby. But off the air, motherhood wasn't all that great. In fact, it was awful. Nothing had prepared her for the postpartum depression and anxiety that quickly consumed her brain … or for the double life she’d be living as she juxtaposed that postpartum depression and anxiety with her very public job and image.

Dec 19, 2016
Happy(ish) Holidays
00:53:07

Two days after Nora’s husband Aaron died, she celebrated Thanksgiving with her family. Well... maybe not “celebrated.” Every year, millions of people do the same thing during the holidays. In this episode, we talk with some of those folks, including Dr. Lucy Kalanithi and comedian Amber Tozer. We also spend some time with some of the women of the Hot Young Widows Club, talking about their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. Plus, stories of some of the worst holidays ever.

Dec 12, 2016
I’ve Made a Huge Mistake
00:47:12

Eva Hagberg is young, ambitious and about to get her Big Break — a byline in the New York Times! And then, she publishes an error. A big factual error. In the New York freaking Times! Cue the breakdown. If you've ever laid in bed replaying your missteps, this episode is for you.

Dec 05, 2016
In Love and Memory
00:38:07

Toddlers Ralphie and Bronson have lived most of their young lives with dead fathers. Their mothers — Nora and Moe — struggle to understand how to help their boys remember the dads they won’t know directly. As they worry about what long-term effect the losses will have on the kids, Nora seeks perspective from Ambra Markos, whose mother died when Ambra was just 2.

Nov 28, 2016
Sad Nora and the Secret Baby
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Nora McInerny is in love with two men. With one man (who died two years ago this week), she has a child. And just last week, she had a child with the other. She didn’t tell many people about the new baby. Or her pregnancy, for that matter. And in the first-ever episode of “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” she explains why.

Nov 21, 2016