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You know how every day someone asks “how are you?” And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say “fine,” so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author (It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)) and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word.

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Episode #56: Birthright

November 13, 2018 · Duration: 47:16 · Play

Sheridan’s dad died by suicide when she was 6 years old. And for years she feared that was his legacy. And her birthright. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora’s Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa Third Love — thirdlove.com/terrible For Hers […]


Episode #55: T-T-T-Today, Junior!

November 6, 2018 · Duration: 42:52 · Play

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. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora’s Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa Calm– calm.com Brooklinen — brooklinen.com […]


Episode #54: The Skydiving Belle And The Butterfly

October 30, 2018 · Duration: 45:11 · Play

I’ve heard there are like, seven circles of hell? Ashley’s been to at least six of them. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora’s Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron — blueapron.com/thanks Red Wing Shoes — redwing.com Awaytravel.com — awaytravel.com/thanks […]


Episode #53: The Beautiful Ones

October 23, 2018 · Duration: 39:16 · Play

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. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. […]


Episode #52: Heather

October 17, 2018 · Duration: 46:53 · Play

It’s winter in Kansas, and Heather is back in her hometown, facing her abuser for the first time. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora’s Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron — blueapron.com/thanks Third Love — thirdlove.com/terrible Red Wing Shoes […]


Episode #51: Nebach

October 9, 2018 · Duration: 50:15 · Play

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. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora’s Instagram is @noraborealis. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa Brooklinen — […]


Episode #50: Soooo OCD

October 2, 2018 · Duration: 57:21 · Play

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. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using […]


Episode #49: What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 2)

September 25, 2018 · Duration: 40:01 · Play

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 […]


Episode #48: What Do You Say About Suicide? (Part 1)

September 18, 2018 · Duration: 45:51 · Play

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. You can catch up with […]


Episode #47: Nathan

September 11, 2018 · Duration: 53:44 · Play

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. You can catch up with […]


Episode #46: Two Letters

September 4, 2018 · Duration: 49:52 · Play

Annie’s husband Jim died by suicide. After his death, she got into a bad space of her own. Then came the letters. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace – talkspace.com/ttfa Blue Apron – blueapron.com/thanks Casper – casper.com/asking


Episode #45: How Are You?

August 28, 2018 · Duration: 31:51 · Play

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. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace — […]


Episode #44: Ripped From The Headlines

August 21, 2018 · Duration: 49:05 · Play

The murder of Nation’s wife was headline news around the country. But the headlines can only tell you so much. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Check out our sponsors this week: Blue Apron – blueapron.com/thanks Talkspace – talkspace.com/ttfa The Great Courses Plus – thegreatcoursesplus.com/thanks


Episode #43: So Many Things At Once

August 14, 2018 · Duration: 40:30 · Play

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? Check out today’s sponsors — Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa Brooklinen — brooklinen.com The Great Courses Plus – thegreatcoursesplus.com/thanks


Episode #42: YOLO?

August 7, 2018 · Duration: 45:02 · Play

You Only Live Once… unless you’re Leilani. This week – a heart, a transplant, and a mystery. Check out our sponsors: Talkspace – talkspace.com/ttfa with promo code TTFA Committed – committedpodcast.com Ritual – ritual.com/thanks Third Love – thirdlove.com/terrible


Listen to This: TBTL — What The Hell Is An Orange Julius?

August 1, 2018 · Duration: 1:32:15 · Play

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 […]


Listen to This: Borrowed Interest — Difficult Women

July 26, 2018 · Duration: 1:16:08 · Play

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 […]


Listen to This: Forever35 – Just Say No with Nora McInerny

July 18, 2018 · Duration: 1:04:12 · Play

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 […]


Episode #41: The Stories We Tell

June 26, 2018 · Duration: 42:22 · Play

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. Check out our sponsors: Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa with promo code TTFA Blue Apron — blueapron.com/thanks Brooklinen — brooklinen.com with promo code THANKS Here are […]


Episode #40: Expect Good Things

June 19, 2018 · Duration: 44:34 · Play

Life as a 20-something guy with stage IV lung cancer, including some very important life advice regarding travel. Check out our sponsors: Talkspace – promo code TTFA FabFitFun – promo code TERRIBLE Children’s Cancer Research Fund


Episode #39: Natalie

June 12, 2018 · Duration: 43:06 · Play

The punishment is supposed to fit the crime. But sometimes, when the sentence is served, the punishment is far from over. Check out our sponsors this week: Children’s Cancer Fund — childrenscancer.org/ttfa Ritual – ritual.com/thanks Molekule — molekule.com with promo code THANKS


Episode #38: About Bob

June 5, 2018 · Duration: 51:30 · Play

This is a story about a dad who is sometimes a stranger, often a mystery, and always loved anyways. Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace — talkspace.com/ttfa with promo code TTFA Brooklinen — brooklinen.com with promo code THANKS RXBar — rxbar.com/thanks with promo code THANKS


Episode #37: Fairy Dust

May 29, 2018 · Duration: 40:17 · Play

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? Check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace.com/ttfa with promo code TTFA Childrenscancer.org/ttfa Blueapron.com/thanks Fabfitfun.com with […]