From the Archives: Witness
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We are taking a break this summer (not a vacation!) to produce new stories, so we are sharing some of our favorite episodes while we’re working. This episode was first broadcast in 2018. Remember, our full episode archive is always available to TTFA Premium members! Join here — or, if you're an Apple Podcast app listener, you can subscribe right in your app! Couldn't be easier! — Religion often gives people a sense of belonging. It tells them who’s in and sometimes (depending on the faith, or depending on the microcosm of the faith they're raised in) who's out. That's how Patricia grew up — in a faith where leaving your religion meant leaving behind everyone you love. She is a former Jehovah’s Witness who left the church when she was in her mid-20s. This episode looks at what's worse: keeping the people you love at a distance, or showing them your true colors and losing them forever. — Listener support helps make our independent podcast possible. Consider joining TTFA Premium to get ad-free episodes, bonus content and more.  Our Substack is a great way to connect with us and other listeners (and get more Terrible in your inbox). Join the club here.  This episode transcript can be found here.  – We’re lucky to only work with sponsors and brands we know and love. Using our links and codes saves you money and supports our independent production! BetterHelp: This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit to get started with 10% off your first month. Learn more at Squarespace: Go to and use offer code TTFA to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. LMNT: Visit to get a free sample pack with any purchase. Hiya: Receive 50% off your first order by visiting You can find our full sponsor list here. — Find all our shows and shop our merch at — Follow TTFA online! Instagram | Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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