Episodes
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, including the follow up to this episode "About Laura," 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! If you are a Premium subscriber, search "About Laura" or...
Published 07/25/23
Warning: This episode contains discussions of suicide and suicidal ideation. Nathan always knew he was different growing up. He also knew the LDS church had certain expectations of him: He'd do his mission, find a girl, get married and settle down. Being gay? Not part of that plan. Nathan does everything he can to be straight, including sending himself to "conversion therapy." It, of course, doesn't work. Then ... he starts to uncover his true self. And his true self is beautiful. This...
Published 07/18/23
Jamie Hahn was 29 years old when she was murdered by Jonathan Broyhill — the guy who had been the best man in her wedding to her husband, Nation. The intrigue surrounding Jamie's death and her killer's subsequent murder trial created non-stop news fodder ... and the story quickly became about Broyhill — his lies, his deception, his crimes. Nation wanted to tell his and Jamie's story without putting her murderer at the center of it. And in this episode, he does exactly that. — Listener support...
Published 07/11/23
Even if you’re grieving, we want to assure you that it’s going to be okay! To prove that point, we invited comedian and writer Jason Roeder (author of Griefstrike!) to share some of his favorite affirmations for a grieving brain.  “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co. If you liked this episode, go follow "It's Going To Be OK" in your podcast app, so you never miss a single OK thing!  “It’s Going To Be OK” is brought to you by The Hartford. The Hartford is a leading...
Published 07/01/23
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...
Published 06/27/23
We all know the adage that we can’t judge books by their covers. Still, Feelings & Co producer Jordan Turgeon couldn’t help but be surprised when a fellow coffee shop patron shared her affinity for a particular 2004 pop song.  “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co. Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go...
Published 06/24/23
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! — Charlotte’s career is built on theoreticals. As an operating room nurse, she has a protocol for every tragedy — a...
Published 06/20/23
On a recent trip to the trampoline park, Nora met two little girls singing a song and clapping hands. It felt like a sweet moment. Turns out, it was a scam. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co. Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go follow "It's Going To Be OK" in your podcast app, so you never miss a...
Published 06/17/23
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 and is one of our all-time favorites. 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! The Achilli siblings would like you to know that if there was a Dead Parent...
Published 06/13/23
Nora’s son Ralph is here to share some bedtime wisdom with all of us.  “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go subscribe to "It's Going To Be OK" in your podcast app, so you never miss a single OK thing!  Share...
Published 06/09/23
Nora lives in the desert, where there are lots of little critters running around. And the lizards? They’re always trying to get swole.  “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go subscribe to "It's Going To Be OK"...
Published 06/08/23
Nora goes to the hottest concert in Phoenix – no, not the opening weekend of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour – and finds a little hope in the performers’ gusto. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go subscribe to "It's...
Published 06/07/23
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 2017, the first year we started making this show! 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! — So many people start off their stories by saying their pain and...
Published 06/06/23
Sometimes, enduring the painful thing is the thing we need … even if we don’t want to feel it. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go subscribe to "It's Going To Be OK" in your podcast app, so you never miss a...
Published 06/06/23
Something that inspires Nora is talking to someone who has a very specific and deep passion. For example, the excitement her son Ralph feels about scorpions.  “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go subscribe to...
Published 06/05/23
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Published 05/23/23
Nora’s work day is often interrupted by her children (very rudely) entering her home office without knocking. But one day, the interruption led to a very sweet discovery in the backyard… “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked...
Published 05/22/23
Kate Baer is a poet and friend of Nora McInerny. And she’s here to share with us, you guessed it, a favorite poem. You can find Kate’s work on her website. Her latest poetry collection And Yet is available wherever books are sold. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so...
Published 05/19/23
Nora is a de-motivational speaker, in her own words. After a speaking engagement, she’s asked to stay and attend an awards luncheon. She’s not very familiar with the organization’s work, and that’s why she loves it. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if...
Published 05/18/23
Nora’s not a natural joiner, but you know what always gets her? The power of strangers rallying together in small and unexpectedly heartwarming ways. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go subscribe to "It's...
Published 05/17/23
Five years ago, on Mother’s Day, Katie was sitting in prison, far from her kids. She couldn’t hug them, she couldn’t kiss them. It was at that moment she decided she would completely change her life so she could be with them again. But changing her life required a lot of help that didn’t exist in prison. Then one day, she opened a book in the prison library and a brochure fell out. It was for a place called Benevolence Farm, and they could help her change her life. If you want to help...
Published 05/16/23
You’ve met a Beth before. You know them when you see them — they light up a room, they’re genuinely curious about how you’re doing, they love life. And Nora loves her Beth. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go...
Published 05/15/23
When Xiomara Medina was a teenage girl in Puerto Rico, a quinceañera was all she wanted when she turned 15. She dreamed of a big, sparkly dress and dancing the night away with her friends. But her family couldn’t afford it. So when she grew up and had four daughters, she wanted to give each of her children the party she never had. In this episode, her daughter, Jeyca Maldonado-Medina, brings us along as the family hosts its final quince for Jeyca’s youngest sister. — Listener support makes...
Published 05/09/23
Kate Bowler is an author, podcaster and professor at Duke University, and Nora’s dear friend. And the thing that helps her remember it’s going to be okay is … ketchup. You can find Kate’s podcast, Everything Happens with Kate Bowler, wherever you listen to podcasts. Her most recent book, The Lives We Actually Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days, is available wherever you get books. You can find information on Kate’s newsletter and other books on her website. Want to hear more from Kate?...
Published 05/05/23
Sure you’ve seen trees, but have you ever seen a Money Tree?! In this episode, a couple of elementary school kids introduce us to this rare species. “It’s Going To Be OK” is a daily podcast from Feelings and Co, the company that brought you “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” Each morning, we bring you a short story, essay, or interview about one thing that makes us (or our guests) feel like it might not all be so bad – even if some things are. If you liked this episode, go subscribe to "It's...
Published 05/04/23