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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.
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4.8 stars from 13,919 ratings
Nora’s perspective on life, death, and the triumphs/tragedies that define us along the way makes TTFA a weekly highlight for me. Her calming voice and uncompromising examination of difficult topics that most people would prefer to leave untouched serve to provide inspiration for those of us who...Read full review »
Lukie617 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/21
If the content were not beautifully presented and engaging enough, the music would be more than ample reason to listen. If both of those failed, Nora’s voice is so soothing and sincere that I could listen to her list the contents of ice core samples for hours. Fortunately, there is no need to...Read full review »
Hawrook via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/21
Today finally broke me
I have listened for maybe two years now. I sometimes get emotional but today’s episode (6/8/21) caused me openly to weep. The recorded reflections of the past year broke my heart. Thank you for your respect and courage and empathy. I love your podcast. It helps me.
B. Birdell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/21
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