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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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.

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.

 

#190

A Life Interrupted with Suleika Jaouad

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] (https://bookshop.org/books/between-two-kingdoms-a-memoir-of-a-life-interrupted/9780399588587?aid=12538&listref=terrible-reading-club-bookshttps://bookshop.org/books/between-two-kingdoms-a-memoir-of-a-life-interrupted/9780399588587?aid=12538&listref=terrible-reading-club-books) , in which she writes about the aftermath of recovering from an illness she was not expected to survive. Check out [The Isolation Journals] (https://www.theisolationjournals.com/) for weekly journaling prompts.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) You can purchase  [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/10/21/a-life-interrupted-with-suleika-jaouad-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:BetterHelp:  [betterhelp.com/ttfa] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102c4fcd7448290d99befdcf70d11d&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1093&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=ttfa&not_found=1&gor=start) ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:11

21 Oct 2021


#189

Why Are You Up?

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. Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase  [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/10/19/why-are-you-up-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:BetterHelp:  [betterhelp.com/ttfa] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102c4fcd7448290d99befdcf70d11d&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1093&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=ttfa&not_found=1&gor=start) Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) StoryWorth: [storyworth.com/ttfa] (https://welcome.storyworth.com/?utm_source=ttfa&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=summer2019&promo=hR8XucBp) Olive & June:  [oliveandjune.com] (https://oliveandjune.com/)  with code THANKS ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

42 MINS

42:38

19 Oct 2021


#188

“No Cure for Being Human” With Kate Bowler - TTFA Premium

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium. For $8 a month, you can support our show AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content — including mailbag episodes like this one. Sign up today at [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium) .Join the TTFA reading club: [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase  [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/10/14/no-cure-for-being-human-with-kate-bowler-ttfa-premium-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) . ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

13 MINS

13:50

14 Oct 2021


#187

Saving Us

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! You can shop Katharine’s new book, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” [from our Bookshop.org storefront] (https://bookshop.org/books/saving-us-a-climate-scientist-s-case-for-hope-and-healing-in-a-divided-world-9781797120553/9781982143831?aid=12538&listref=books-by-ttfa-guests) or wherever you buy books.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/10/12/saving-us-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:Talkspace: [ talkspace.com] (https://www.talkspace.com/)  with code TTFARitual:  [ritual.com/thanks] (https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=thanks) Sakara:  [sakara.com/thanks] (https://www.sakara.com/pages/thanks) ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

52 MINS

52:01

12 Oct 2021


#186

So Beautiful and Awful

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. Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/10/05/so-beautiful-and-awful-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:Rothy's: [ rothys.com/terrible] (http://rothys.com/terrible) Purple.com:  [purple.com/thanks10] (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44310&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=THANKS10)  with code thanks10Thirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

51 MINS

51:48

05 Oct 2021


#185

Kari (Part 2): Sloan

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] (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/opinion/sunday/mothers-grandmothers-mental-health-whales-nature.html) [Men, Who Needs Them?] (https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/25/opinion/men-who-needs-them.html) Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/09/28/kari-part-2-sloan-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:OUAI:  [theouai.com] (https://theouai.com/) with code THANKSOlive & June:  [oliveandjune.com] (https://oliveandjune.com/)  with code THANKS ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

50 MINS

50:21

28 Sep 2021


#184

5/5 Stars with John Green

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.” You can buy John’s book  [from our ] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) [Bookshop.org] (http://bookshop.org/) [ storefront] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast)  or wherever you get books.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/09/23/stars-with-john-green-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:BetterHelp:  [betterhelp.com/ttfa] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102c4fcd7448290d99befdcf70d11d&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1093&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=ttfa&not_found=1&gor=start) ... Read more

23 Sep 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:44

23 Sep 2021


#183

Kari (Part 1): Aaron

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.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/09/21/kari-part-1-aaron-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:Betterhelp:  [betterhelp.com/TTFA] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102c33622da436e4ed74fb97fd8266&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1093&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=ttfa&not_found=1&gor=start) Ritual:  [ritual.com/thanks] (https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=thanks) Sakara:  [sakara.com/thanks] (https://www.sakara.com/pages/thanks) Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

47 MINS

47:31

21 Sep 2021


#182

The Grudge Book Continued - TTFA PREMIUM

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium. For $8 a month, you can support our show AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content — including mailbag episodes like this one. Sign up today at [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium) .Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/09/16/the-grudge-book-continued-ttfa-premium-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) , [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

09 MINS

09:42

16 Sep 2021


#181

The Grudge Book

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.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/09/14/the-grudge-book-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) Rothy's: [ rothys.com/terrible] (http://rothys.com/terrible) Purple.com:  [purple.com/thanks10] (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44310&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=THANKS10)  with code thanks10Talkspace: [ talkspace.com] (https://www.talkspace.com/)  with code TTFAThirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) ... Read more

14 Sep 2021

58 MINS

58:40

14 Sep 2021


#180

Ghost Kingdom

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.Follow Hannah on Instagram [@hannahthewildflower] (https://www.instagram.com/hannahthewildflower/?hl=en) [Sign Hannah’s petition ] (https://www.change.org/p/disney-create-a-disney-princess-with-disabilities?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=4f606720-3a88-11e6-b481-5b81606de5fb) for a disabled Disney princess Read Amanda LeDuc’s book, [“Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space”] (https://bookshop.org/books/disfigured-on-fairy-tales-disability-and-making-space/9781552453957?aid=12538&listref=team-ttfa-book-recs) Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/09/07/ghost-kingdom-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsors this week:The Body Shop: [thebodyshop.com] (https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us/) For your chance to win the Body Butter giveaway -  Follow @thebodyshopnorthamerica on Instagram Find the video on their Instagram page teasing their new Body Butter campaign (psst, it was posted on September 7th!) Drop a microphone emoji in the comments on that post.  No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes open only to residents of the United States & Canada, except Quebec, age 18+. Void where prohibited. Ends September 21, 2021. Sweepstakes are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. For full Official Rules, visit  [https://bit.ly/3fbODm9] (https://bit.ly/3fbODm9) Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) ... Read more

07 Sep 2021

48 MINS

48:51

07 Sep 2021


#179

Her Name Was Heather

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.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/08/31/her-name-is-heather-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:Sakara:  [sakara.com/thanks] (https://www.sakara.com/pages/thanks) Fleur & Bee: [fleurandbee.com] (https://fleurandbee.com/) Olive & June:  [oliveandjune.com] (https://oliveandjune.com/) with code THANKS ... Read more

31 Aug 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:23

31 Aug 2021


#178

Friends To The End

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.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/08/24/friends-to-the-end-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:Thirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) Purple.com:  [purple.com/thanks10] (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44310&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=THANKS10)  with code thanks10Ritual:  [ritual.com/thanks] (https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=thanks) ... Read more

24 Aug 2021

48 MINS

48:42

24 Aug 2021


#177

Sh*tty First Drafts with Anne Lamott

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 Anne Lamott about her latest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn, which explores how we see ourselves in the context of seriously dark moments. You can buy Anne’s book from our [Bookshop.org] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) storefront or wherever you get books.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/08/19/shtty-first-drafts-with-anne-lamott-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsor this week:BetterHelp: [betterhelp.com/ttfa] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102c4fcd7448290d99befdcf70d11d&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1093&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=ttfa&not_found=1&gor=start) ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

48 MINS

48:40

19 Aug 2021


#176

Motherland

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.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/08/17/motherland-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsors this week:Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) Olive & June: [oliveandjune.com] (https://oliveandjune.com/) with code THANKSRothy's: [ rothys.com/terrible] (http://rothys.com/terrible)  Talkspace: [ talkspace.com] (https://www.talkspace.com/)  with code TTFA ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

48 MINS

48:03

17 Aug 2021


#175

Thenedra

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.References:  [The National Association of Black Social Workers’ 1972 position statement on transracial adoption ] (https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nabsw.org/resource/resmgr/position_statements_papers/nabsw_trans-racial_ad) [1984 study on the long-term effects of trans-racial adoption] (https://www.jstor.org/stable/30011763) [Children of color disproportionately likely to enter foster care system] (https://datacenter.kidscount.org/updates/show/264-us-foster-care-population-by-race-and-ethnicity) Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/08/10/thenedra-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsors this week:Betterhelp:  [betterhelp.com/TTFA] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=102c33622da436e4ed74fb97fd8266&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1093&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=ttfa&not_found=1&gor=start) Thirdlove: [thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) Happier w/Gretchen Rubin: [shows.cadence13.com/podcast/happier] (https://shows.cadence13.com/podcast/happier) OUAI: [theouai.com] (https://theouai.com/) with code THANKSSakara: [sakara.com/thanks] (https://www.sakara.com/pages/thanks) ... Read more

10 Aug 2021

57 MINS

57:06

10 Aug 2021


#174

"An Ordinary Age" With Rainesford Stauffer - TTFA PREMIUM

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. Sign up at  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium) . Can’t swing the membership fee? No worries! You’ll always be able to listen to our regular episodes at no cost to you. [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/08/10/an-ordinary-age-with-rainesford-stauffer-ttfa-premium-transcript) ... Read more

06 Aug 2021

09 MINS

09:10

06 Aug 2021


#173

Mailbag #2 - TTFA PREMIUM

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. Sign up at  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium) . Can’t swing the membership fee? No worries! You’ll always be able to listen to our regular episodes at no cost to you. [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/07/13/mailbag-2-ttfa-premium-transcript) ... Read more

13 Jul 2021

09 MINS

09:18

13 Jul 2021


#172

Therapy 101 With Dr. Anna Roth - TTFA PREMIUM

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll get when you join us on TTFA Premium. For $8 a month, you can support our show AND get ad-free episodes and bonus content — including mailbag episodes like this one. Sign up today at [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium) . Join the TTFA reading club: [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/06/22/therapy-101-with-dr-anna-roth-ttfa-premium) . You can catch up with TTFA on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) , [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) . TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

09 MINS

09:05

22 Jun 2021


#171

From The Edge

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] (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/03/bring-back-the-nervous-breakdown/617788/) .Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/06/08/from-the-edge-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace: [ talkspace.com] (https://www.talkspace.com/)  with code TTFAYarlap:  [yarlap.com] (http://yarlap.com/)  with code TTFARothy's: [ rothys.com/terrible] (http://rothys.com/terrible)  Brooklinen:  [brooklinen.com ] (https://www.brooklinen.com/) with code THANKS ... Read more

08 Jun 2021

51 MINS

51:35

08 Jun 2021


#170

Bread, Sweat and Tears

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.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/06/01/bread-sweat-and-tears-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) , [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) .And check out our sponsors this week:Yarlap:  [yarlap.com] (http://yarlap.com/)  with code TTFAThirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/terrible] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) Ritual:  [ritual.com/thanks] (https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=thanks) Purple.com:  [purple.com/thanks10] (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44310&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=THANKS10)  with code thanks10Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) ... Read more

01 Jun 2021

50 MINS

50:40

01 Jun 2021


#169

Mailbag #1 - TTFA PREMIUM

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.Sign up at  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium) . Can’t swing the membership fee? No worries! You’ll always be able to listen to our regular episodes at no cost to you. [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/05/25/mailbag-1-ttfa-premium-transcript) ... Read more

25 May 2021

11 MINS

11:16

25 May 2021


#168

Name It

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.Can’t get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $8 a month. You’ll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit  [TTFA.org/Premium] (http://ttfa.org/Premium)  to get started.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) You can purchase [Nora’s books here.] (https://www.noraborealis.com/book) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://shop.noraborealis.com/collections/ttfa) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/05/25/name-it-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) , [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week: Brooklinen: [brooklinen.com ] (https://www.brooklinen.com/) with code THANKS 70 over 70: [pineapple.fm] (http://pineapple.fm/)  Talkspace: [ talkspace.com] (https://www.talkspace.com/) with code TTFA Storyworth: [storyworth.com/ttfa] (https://welcome.storyworth.com/dad?utm_source=ttfa&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=summer2019&promo=hR8XucBp) ... Read more

25 May 2021

46 MINS

46:37

25 May 2021


#167

Leticia & Anthony (Part 2)

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. Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/05/18/leticia-anthony-part-2-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week:Thirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/terrible] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) Purple.com:  [purple.com/thanks10] (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44310&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=THANKS10)  with code thanks10Rothy's: [ rothys.com/terrible] (http://rothys.com/terrible) Axios:  [axios.com ] (https://www.axios.com/) ... Read more

18 May 2021

51 MINS

51:14

18 May 2021


#166

Leticia & Anthony (Part 1)

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.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/05/11/leticia-anthony-part-1-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week:Greenlight:  [greenlightcard.com/million] (https://greenlightcard.com/million) Ritual:  [ritual.com/thanks] (https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=thanks) Brooklinen:  [brooklinen.com ] (https://www.brooklinen.com/) with code THANKSYarlap:  [yarlap.com] (http://yarlap.com/)  with code TTFA ... Read more

11 May 2021

49 MINS

49:18

11 May 2021


#165

Don't Ask Nora

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. You can listen to Don’t Ask Tig at [dontasktig.org] (https://www.dontasktig.org/) or wherever you listen to podcasts.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/05/04/dont-ask-nora-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week:Yarlap:  [yarlap.com] (http://yarlap.com/)  with code TTFAGreenlight: [greenlightcard.com/million] (https://greenlightcard.com/million) ID Tech: [idtech.com/thanks] (https://www.idtech.com/virtual?utm_source=Veritone&utm_medium=ocpm&utm_campaign=Podcast-thanks_&utm_term=Podcast-thanks&utm_content=Podcast-thanks) with code THANKSBloomscape: [bloomscape.com] (https://bloomscape.com/) with code ASKING ... Read more

04 May 2021

56 MINS

56:34

04 May 2021


#164

A Good Death

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] (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-01-27/death-with-dignity-how-i-helped-my-dad-die) .Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/04/27/a-good-death-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week:Thirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/terrible] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) Talkspace:  [talkspace.com] (https://www.talkspace.com/)  with code TTFACalm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) Purple.com:  [purple.com/thanks10] (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44310&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=THANKS10)  with code thanks10 ... Read more

27 Apr 2021

40 MINS

40:37

27 Apr 2021


#163

Checky Listy

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. Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/04/20/checky-listy-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week:Lemonada Media:  [lemonadamedia.com] (https://www.lemonadamedia.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyd3-0-zt5wIVkcDACh1Ljw9KEAAYASAAEgIrXvD_BwE) Brooklinen:  [brooklinen.com ] (https://www.brooklinen.com/) with code THANKSYarlap:  [yarlap.com] (http://yarlap.com/)  with code TTFASunbasket:  [sunbasket.com/thanks] (https://sunbasket.com/try/fresh-ready-90off-sunbasket/?offer=thanks&utm_source=thanks&utm_medium=podcasts&utm_campaign=consideration&utm_content=freshandready&utm_term=springsale&message=springsale)  with code THANKSThirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/terrible] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) ... Read more

20 Apr 2021

48 MINS

48:07

20 Apr 2021


#162

The Gift

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 ] (https://bookshop.org/a/12538/9781982143091) or wherever you like to shop books.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/04/13/the-gift-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week:Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) Lemonada Media:  [lemonadamedia.com] (https://www.lemonadamedia.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyd3-0-zt5wIVkcDACh1Ljw9KEAAYASAAEgIrXvD_BwE) Ritual:  [ritual.com/thanks] (https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=thanks) Storyworth:  [storyworth.com/ttfa] (https://welcome.storyworth.com/?utm_source=ttfa&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=summer2019&promo=hR8XucBp) Brooklinen:  [brooklinen.com ] (https://www.brooklinen.com/) with code THANKS ... Read more

13 Apr 2021

53 MINS

53:20

13 Apr 2021


#161

That's So Chad

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.Join the TTFA reading club:  [TTFA.org/readingclub] (http://ttfa.org/readingclub) Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more.  [Sign up.] (http://ttfa.org/newsletter) When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show!  [Shop here.] (https://bookshop.org/shop/ttfapodcast) Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at  [TTFAmerch.com] (https://stillkickin.co/collections/terrible-thanks-for-asking) [Read the transcript for this episode here.] (https://www.ttfa.org/story/2021/04/06/thats-so-chad-transcript) You can catch up with TTFA on  [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/ttfapodcast/) ,  [Twitter ] (https://twitter.com/ttfapodcast) and  [Facebook ] (https://www.facebook.com/ttfapodcast) using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @ [noraborealis] (https://instagram.com/noraborealis) .TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at  [ttfa.org/donate] (http://ttfa.org/donate) And check out our sponsors this week:Sitka Salmon Shares:  [sitkasalmonshares.com/terrible] (https://sitkasalmonshares.com/?utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=TERRIBLE) Lemonada Media:  [lemonadamedia.com] (https://www.lemonadamedia.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyd3-0-zt5wIVkcDACh1Ljw9KEAAYASAAEgIrXvD_BwE) Purple.com:  [purple.com/thanks10] (https://purple.com/?utm_medium=au&utm_source=vr&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=44310&utm_term=pt&c3ch=Podcast&c3nid=THANKS10)  with code thanks10Thirdlove:  [thirdlove.com/terrible] (https://www.thirdlove.com/?utm_source=terriblethanksforasking&utm_medium=podcast) Calm:  [calm.com/thanks] (http://calm.com/thanks) Yarlap:  [yarlap.com] (http://yarlap.com/)  with code TTFA ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

47 MINS

47:59

06 Apr 2021