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It’s a question we ask (and get asked) all the time: “How are you?” And normally we just respond with “Fine!” even if we’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day.
But it’s not always all that fine, is it?
“Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is a show by author Nora McInerny that lets real people get real honest about how they’re really doing. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and almost always both.
Produced by Nora McInerny and Feelings & Co. Continue Reading >>
It’s a question we ask (and get asked) all the time: “How are you?” And normally we just respond with “Fine!” even if we’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day.
But it’s not always all that fine, is it?
“Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is a show by author Nora McInerny that lets real people get real honest about how they’re really doing. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and almost always both.
Produced by Nora McInerny and Feelings & Co. << Show Less
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The Trail In April 2022, Marlin Sill’s father died from a head injury caused by a cycling accident. A few weeks later, he embarked on a months-long hike through the Western United States. Throughout last summer, Marlin sent the TTFA team voice memos of himself processing his dad’s death while he hiked. In this episode we take you on the trail with Marlin as he grieves, and also throughout the rest of the first year without his dad.Support our new independent production (and get bonus content galore!) by joining TTFA Premium. We now offer tiers as low as $4.99 / month. Sign up.Our email subscribers get first dibs on ticket sales, new merch, show announcements and more. Join our mailing list here.Read the episode transcript here.Shop Our Sponsors: Rothy’s: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/TERRIBLEVegamour: Visit vegamour.com/Terrible and use code Terrible to save 20% on your first orderSquarespace: Visit squarespace.com/TTFA for a free trial and use offer code TTFA to save 10%Find tickets to spring tour cities below or at TTFA.org:Friday, March 3 | Phoenix, AZ | Crescent BallroomSaturday, March 4 | Austin, TX | Stateside at Paramount TheatreSunday, March 5 | Atlanta, GA | Variety PlayhouseMonday, March 6 | Durham, NC | Motorco Music HallFriday, March 31 | Milwaukee, WI | Turner Hall Saturday, April 1st | St. Louis, MO | Delmar HallSunday, April 2 | Lawrence, KS | Liberty Hall Monday April 3 | Boulder, CO | Boulder TheatreOur social media:TTFA on InstagramTTFA on FacebookNora on InstagramNora on FacebookNora on TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Trail In April 2022, Marlin Sill’s father died from a head injury caused by a cycling accident. A few weeks later, he embarked on a months-long hike through the Western United States. Throughout last summer, Marlin sent the TTFA team voice memos of himself processing his dad’s death while he hiked. In this episode we take you on the trail with Marlin as he grieves, and also throughout the rest of the first year without his dad.Support our new independent production (and get bonus content galore!) by joining TTFA Premium. We now offer tiers as low as $4.99 / month. Sign up.Our email subscribers get first dibs on ticket sales, new merch, show announcements and more. Join our mailing list here.Read the episode transcript here.Shop Our Sponsors: Rothy’s: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/TERRIBLEVegamour: Visit vegamour.com/Terrible and use code Terrible to save 20% on your first orderSquarespace: Visit squarespace.com/TTFA for a free trial and use offer code TTFA to save 10%Find tickets to spring tour cities below or at TTFA.org:Friday, March 3 | Phoenix, AZ | Crescent BallroomSaturday, March 4 | Austin, TX | Stateside at Paramount TheatreSunday, March 5 | Atlanta, GA | Variety PlayhouseMonday, March 6 | Durham, NC | Motorco Music HallFriday, March 31 | Milwaukee, WI | Turner Hall Saturday, April 1st | St. Louis, MO | Delmar HallSunday, April 2 | Lawrence, KS | Liberty Hall Monday April 3 | Boulder, CO | Boulder TheatreOur social media:TTFA on InstagramTTFA on FacebookNora on InstagramNora on FacebookNora on TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gifted and Terrible – TTFA Premium A very long time ago (like … honestly maybe a year ago now?) we asked TTFA listeners how their school’s gifted and talented programs messed them up (or didn’t). In this bonus episode, Nora listens to your voicemail, reads your email, and responds to them.Find tickets to spring tour cities below or at TTFA.org:Friday, March 3 | Phoenix, AZ | Crescent BallroomSaturday, March 4 | Austin, TX | Stateside at Paramount TheatreSunday, March 5 | Atlanta, GA | Variety PlayhouseMonday, March 6 | Durham, NC | Motorco Music HallFriday, March 31 | Milwaukee, WI | Turner Hall Saturday, April 1st | St. Louis, MO | Delmar HallSunday, April 2 | Lawrence, KS | Liberty Hall Monday April 3 | Boulder, CO | Boulder Theatre Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Should I Have Kids? TTFA producer Claire McInerny experienced an extreme weather event in 2021, a result of climate change, that left her worried about the future. She started channeling her anxiety about the future of our world into another important question she was asking herself: “Should I have kids?”In this episode, Claire tries to untangle her feelings around what the world will look like in the future with her desire to have a family of her own.SHOP OUR SPONSORS:ROTHY’S: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/TERRIBLETHE FARMER’S DOG:Get 50% off your first box at thefarmersdog.com/noraSQUARESPACE: Visit squarespace.com/TTFA for a free trial and use offer code TTFA to save 10%OSEA: Head to oseamalibu.com and use code TTFA for 10% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My Dad Died, and All of My Friends Disappointed Me. Is This Normal? – TTFA Premium Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium. For $7.99 a month, you can support our show AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content. Sign up today at TTFA.org/Premium.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to Keep House While Drowning We’re back with another Terrible Reading Club episode! 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 KC Davis, author of “How to Keep House While Drowning.” KC Davis used to feel terrible about the way her home looked all the time. But does having a clean space have to be a moral issue?______Support our new independent production (and get bonus content galore!) by joining TTFA Premium. We now offer tiers as low as $4.99 / month. Sign up.Our Substack subscribers get first dibs on ticket sales, new merch, show announcements and more. Join here.You can find the episode transcript here.Catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter  and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.SHOP OUR SPONSORS:
OSEA: Head to oseamalibu.com and use code TTFA for 10% off
ROTHY'S: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/TERRIBLE

VEGAMOUR: Visit vegamour.com/Terrible and use code Terrible to save 20% on your first order
THE FARMER'S DOG: Get 50% off your first box at thefarmersdog.com/nora

SQUARESPACE: Visit squarespace.com/TTFA for a free trial and use offer code TTFA to save 10%
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Note From Nora Team Terrible is going back on the road for the second leg of the Bad Vibes Only live show tour. Where are we going? What does a live show look like? Listen in and let Nora tell you herself!Find tickets to spring tour cities below or at TTFA.org:Friday, March 3 | Phoenix, AZ | Crescent BallroomSaturday, March 4 | Austin, TX | Stateside at Paramount TheatreSunday, March 5 | Atlanta, GA | Variety PlayhouseMonday, March 6 | Durham, NC | Motorco Music HallFriday, March 31 | Milwaukee, WI | Turner Hall Saturday, April 1st | St. Louis, MO | Delmar HallSunday, April 2 | Lawrence, KS | Liberty Hall Monday April 3 | Boulder, CO | Boulder TheatreSupport our new independent production (and get bonus content galore!) by joining TTFA Premium. We now offer tiers as low as $4.99 / month. Sign up.Our email subscribers get first dibs on ticket sales, new merch, show announcements and more. Join our mailing list here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter  and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nora Needs a New Dad Nora's dad died in 2014 from pretty much all of the cancers, leaving her mom Margaret without her life partner of almost 50 years … and leaving Nora without a dad. Does a 40-year-old married woman with four children of her own need a father figure in her life? Nora thinks so! But what does Margaret have to say about dating in your 70s?Support our new independent production (and get bonus content galore!) by joining TTFA Premium. We now offer tiers as low as $4.99 / month. Sign up.Our Substack subscribers get first dibs on ticket sales, new merch, show announcements and more. Join here.You can find the episode transcript here.Catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter  and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.SHOP OUR SPONSORS:
OSEA: Head to oseamalibu.com and use code TTFA for 10% off
ROTHY'S: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/TERRIBLE

VEGAMOUR: Visit vegamour.com/Terrible and use code Terrible to save 20% on your first order
THE FARMER'S DOG: Get 50% off your first box at thefarmersdog.com/nora

SQUARESPACE: Visit squarespace.com/TTFA for a free trial and use offer code TTFA to save 10%
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Madgentine’s Day Nora's dad died in 2014 from pretty much all of the cancers, leaving her mom Margaret without her life partner of almost 50 years … and leaving Nora without a dad. Does a 40-year-old married woman with four children of her own need a father figure in her life? Nora thinks so! But what does Margaret have to say about dating in your 70s?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Debt, Lies, and Other Things Our Parents Leave Us Identity theft is something many of us are familiar with, but we have a specific image of what this looks like – our data being stolen online, or someone getting a hold of our social security number. But almost a third of identity theft crimes are committed by a family member. This episode tells the story of two people who experienced financial abuse at the hands of their parents.Support our new independent production (and get bonus content galore!) by joining TTFA Premium. We now offer tiers as low as $4.99 / month. Sign up.Our Substack subscribers get first dibs on ticket sales, new merch, show announcements and more. Join here.You can find the episode transcript here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter  and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.SHOP OUR SPONSORS:
OSEA: Head to oseamalibu.com and use code TTFA for 10% off
ROTHY'S: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/TERRIBLE

VEGAMOUR: Visit vegamour.com/Terrible and use code Terrible to save 20% on your first order
THE FARMER'S DOG: Get 50% off your first box at thefarmersdog.com/nora

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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