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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 and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talkin…

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    • May 24, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Girlboss or Bust

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:14

    Girlboss culture is now, as they say, cringe, but during the 2010s, SO MANY of us thought we were on the precipice of busting through that glass ceiling. We thought we could rise and grind, hustle our way to the life of our dreams, and as long as we loved what we did we wouldn't work a day in our lives. Leigh Stein is also a recovering girlboss, who went into debt building an organization that supported women but left her burned all the way out.Read Leigh's LitHub article (and see her work diary) here. Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Girlboss or Bust

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:14

    Girlboss culture is now, as they say, cringe, but during the 2010s, SO MANY of us thought we were on the precipice of busting through that glass ceiling. We thought we could rise and grind, hustle our way to the life of our dreams, and as long as we loved what we did we wouldn't work a day in our lives. Leigh Stein is also a recovering girlboss, who went into debt building an organization that supported women but left her burned all the way out.Read Leigh's LitHub article (and see her work diary) here. Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Girlboss or Bust

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:14

    Girlboss culture is now, as they say, cringe, but during the 2010s, SO MANY of us thought we were on the precipice of busting through that glass ceiling. We thought we could rise and grind, hustle our way to the life of our dreams, and as long as we loved what we did we wouldn't work a day in our lives. Leigh Stein is also a recovering girlboss, who went into debt building an organization that supported women but left her burned all the way out.Read Leigh's LitHub article (and see her work diary) here. Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Girlboss or Bust

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:14

    Girlboss culture is now, as they say, cringe, but during the 2010s, SO MANY of us thought we were on the precipice of busting through that glass ceiling. We thought we could rise and grind, hustle our way to the life of our dreams, and as long as we loved what we did we wouldn't work a day in our lives. Leigh Stein is also a recovering girlboss, who went into debt building an organization that supported women but left her burned all the way out.Read Leigh's LitHub article (and see her work diary) here. Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    We Want To Feel Seen with Kathleen Glasgow

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 55:32

    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 Kathleen Glasgow about her YA novel “You'd Be Home Now,” which tackles substance abuse and the opioid crisis. Note that we also talk about self-harm in this episode.  Buy the book here or wherever you shop books. You can also learn more about alllllll of Kathleen's books here. And check out our sponsor this week: BetterHelp — betterhelp.com/ttfa Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    We Want To Feel Seen with Kathleen Glasgow

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 55:32

    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 Kathleen Glasgow about her YA novel “You'd Be Home Now,” which tackles substance abuse and the opioid crisis. Note that we also talk about self-harm in this episode.  Buy the book here or wherever you shop books. You can also learn more about alllllll of Kathleen's books here. And check out our sponsor this week: BetterHelp — betterhelp.com/ttfa Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    How Long Should Grief Last?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 48:02

    Description: In March, a New York Times article made the rounds titled, “How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.” And if that sentence alone makes you roll your eyes and want to punch an inanimate object, you've come to the right place.  Nora read the article (twice) and had … some thoughts. So did her friend — and former TTFA guest — Brittany Freeman Jean-Louis. Note: In this episode, Nora refers to a previous TTFA episode called “Untying Knots.” Here, she refers to it as “Untangling Knots.” Untying? Untangling? Close enough, right?Grieving Shouldn't Be a Privilege by Nora McInerny  How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With An Answer by Ellen Barry “Untying Knots” - TTFA episode featuring Britt “What's Going to Happen to Me?” – TTFA episode featuring Britt Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/ttfa Scribd: scribd.com/ttfa

    My Dad Died, and All of My Friends Disappointed Me. Is This Normal? - TTFA PREMIUM

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 13:12

     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. Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclub Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    My Dad Died, and All of My Friends Disappointed Me. Is This Normal? - TTFA PREMIUM

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 13:12

     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. Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclub Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    Brettina Has BPD

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 41:15

    Our language surrounding mental illness has evolved a lot over the past couple of decades … to a point. There are still some mental illnesses that exist outside of the bounds of most people's understanding and compassion, that are not so easily accepted and are really scary to people who don't have them. Illnesses that make the person seem “crazy,” where people might not want to associate themselves with you. Today's guest -- Brettina -- has one of those. Resources: “Why Borderline Personality Disorder is Misdiagnosed” from NAMI  Building a Life Worth Living by Marsha Linehan Follow @TheBrettina on InstagramWant (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Motherless Day

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 53:07

    Some holidays are just more loaded than others, depending on our individual experiences. When you're grieving the loss of your mother — either because they've died or because you don't have a relationship with them — what the heck are you supposed to do with a holiday like Mother's Day?  When a listener reached out to Nora after their mom died to ask for advice on moving forward, Nora decided to tap into the Terrible Rolodex of accidental grief experts … past TTFA guests and listeners and friends of the pod who have been there. Special thanks to Kate Spencer, Jessica Pearce Rotondi, Kari Harbath, Megan Palmer, Danielle Henderson, Dani Shapiro, Dr. Anna Roth, and TTFA Listeners Jeremy, Shana, and Analisa.Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks StoryWorth: storyworth.com/ttfa

    Motherless Day

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 53:07

    Some holidays are just more loaded than others, depending on our individual experiences. When you're grieving the loss of your mother — either because they've died or because you don't have a relationship with them — what the heck are you supposed to do with a holiday like Mother's Day?  When a listener reached out to Nora after their mom died to ask for advice on moving forward, Nora decided to tap into the Terrible Rolodex of accidental grief experts … past TTFA guests and listeners and friends of the pod who have been there. Special thanks to Kate Spencer, Jessica Pearce Rotondi, Kari Harbath, Megan Palmer, Danielle Henderson, Dani Shapiro, Dr. Anna Roth, and TTFA Listeners Jeremy, Shana, and Analisa.Want (sporadic) emails from Nora and Team TTFA? Sign up here. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks StoryWorth: storyworth.com/ttfa

    Friendship Is the Guiding Force With Christine Pride

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 43:26

    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 Christine Pride about her book co-authored with Jo Piazza, “We Are Not Like Them.” Buy the book here or wherever you shop books. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started. And check out our sponsor this week: BetterHelp — betterhelp.com/ttfa Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclubOur twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    The Gal Pals - TTFA Premium

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 19:35

    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. Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclub Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    Between Two Widows with Michael Allio - TTFA Premium

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 26:02

    Michael Allio was a fan favorite on Katie Thurston's recent season of “The Bachelorette,” applauded for the vulnerability he showed the literal world as he talked about losing his wife, Laura, to cancer and raising his son James without his mom.  Losing a partner to cancer? Raising a young son on your own? Sounds familiar … Michael came across Nora's TED Talk shortly after Laura died, and when he reached out to the podcast, we knew we had to get these two on a call together.  To listen to Nora's full conversation with Michael, subscribe to TTFA Premium at TTFA.org/Premium. For $7.99 a month, you get access to bonus content, ad-free episodes, full-length interviews and more. For information about the L4Project, visit l4project.com. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    Between Two Widows with Michael Allio - TTFA Premium

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 26:02

    Michael Allio was a fan favorite on Katie Thurston's recent season of “The Bachelorette,” applauded for the vulnerability he showed the literal world as he talked about losing his wife, Laura, to cancer and raising his son James without his mom.  Losing a partner to cancer? Raising a young son on your own? Sounds familiar … Michael came across Nora's TED Talk shortly after Laura died, and when he reached out to the podcast, we knew we had to get these two on a call together.  To listen to Nora's full conversation with Michael, subscribe to TTFA Premium at TTFA.org/Premium. For $7.99 a month, you get access to bonus content, ad-free episodes, full-length interviews and more. For information about the L4Project, visit l4project.com. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    Between Two Widows with Michael Allio - TTFA Premium

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 26:02

    Michael Allio was a fan favorite on Katie Thurston's recent season of “The Bachelorette,” applauded for the vulnerability he showed the literal world as he talked about losing his wife, Laura, to cancer and raising his son James without his mom.  Losing a partner to cancer? Raising a young son on your own? Sounds familiar … Michael came across Nora's TED Talk shortly after Laura died, and when he reached out to the podcast, we knew we had to get these two on a call together.  To listen to Nora's full conversation with Michael, subscribe to TTFA Premium at TTFA.org/Premium. For $7.99 a month, you get access to bonus content, ad-free episodes, full-length interviews and more. For information about the L4Project, visit l4project.com. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    Widowed*

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 44:48

    Grief comes with so much judgment. Everybody is sure that there's a right way to do it, and only for a certain length of time. If our grief doesn't neatly fit into a category, we worry that it's illegitimate. Erin knows this judgment very well. She's a widow … or is she? Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Scribd: scribd.com/ttfa Oregon State University Lecture by Mary Karr: Register here

    Empathy Is Not Endorsement with Dylan Marron

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 48:00

    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 Dylan Marron about his soon-to-be-released book, “Conversations With People Who Hate Me.” You can pre-order/buy Dylan's book here and at bookstores everywhere.  Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started. And check out our sponsor this week: BetterHelp — betterhelp.com/ttfa Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclubOur twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    How's It Going In There? 2022 Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 47:35

    In 2020, we asked how it was going in there … wherever it was you were isolating, quarantining, social distancing. Somehow, it's been *checks watch* TWO YEARS of COVID and so much more, so we thought it was time for another check-in. How *is* it going in there, Terribles? Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Laurel Box: laurelbox.com with code TTFA Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10 StoryWorth: storyworth.com/ttfa

    The Della Diaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 45:34

    Danielle's daughter Della was a quintessential “good baby.” She slept through the night almost from the get go. She rarely cried! But when Danielle started weaning her, little Della would just … not eat. Could not eat. Her tiny body rebelled against her with every food she tried. When your baby lives with a chronic illness that wants to kill her, each day brings more anxiety. And it's especially tough when you're Della. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Laurel Box: laurelbox.com with code TTFA BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/ttfa

    More Grudges! - TTFA Premium

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 10:41

    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. Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclub Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    Lacuna

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 60:22

    Growing up, Dani Shapiro never felt like she truly belonged to the orthodox Jewish community she lived in. All around her were kids who dressed and prayed and looked alike … and then, there was Dani — a fair-skinned, fair-haired, blue-eyed little Jewish girl.  Dani spent much of her early writing career authoring fictional stories about secrets within families, not knowing that she would soon learn her own family had a big secret: Dani herself. You can find all of Dani's books, including Inheritance and Slow Motion, on Indiebound or wherever you buy books. Dani's podcast is called “Family Secrets.” Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate. And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible

    Listen to This: “Love Thy Neighbor”

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 4:26

     Today, we're bringing you something special: a new podcast produced by Pineapple Street Studios called “Love Thy Neighbor.” It's a story about immigration, white flight, the downfall of New York City's first Black mayor, and the rise of Rudolph Giuliani. It's also a story about the host's own journey as a Black, Jewish New Yorker … and what it means to be a neighbor. Give this preview a listen and, if you want more, find the full episode wherever you get your podcasts. We'll be listening right along with you. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    Listen to This: “Love Thy Neighbor”

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 4:26

     Today, we're bringing you something special: a new podcast produced by Pineapple Street Studios called “Love Thy Neighbor.” It's a story about immigration, white flight, the downfall of New York City's first Black mayor, and the rise of Rudolph Giuliani. It's also a story about the host's own journey as a Black, Jewish New Yorker … and what it means to be a neighbor. Give this preview a listen and, if you want more, find the full episode wherever you get your podcasts. We'll be listening right along with you. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    Tell Me About Them

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 35:35

    When someone we love dies, we become the vessels responsible for carrying their memory forward. The people we love stay alive in the big things, of course … but in the little things, too. When a listener shared an inside joke with the Terrible community about her late husband, we knew it was the beginning of an episode. Today, we share your stories, your inside jokes, your memories about your people. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10

    Liam and the Letters

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 47:18

    Liam was raised as a girl, but from a very young age he knew that just … didn't make sense. When he comes out to his evangelical Christian parents as a young adult — first as a lesbian, then as a trans man — it unfortunately goes exactly how he expected it to. This episode includes anecdotes and language that disparages the LGBTQIA+ community and trans experience. We include them with Liam's explicit permission, as they play a role in his story as a trans man. We also refer to Liam by his birth name (and he refers to himself by his birth name) at times during this episode.  For more tips on how to be a better ally to transgender people, visit GLAAD's resource center.Follow Liam on TikTok.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible

    Liam and the Letters

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 47:18

    Liam was raised as a girl, but from a very young age he knew that just … didn't make sense. When he comes out to his evangelical Christian parents as a young adult — first as a lesbian, then as a trans man — it unfortunately goes exactly how he expected it to. This episode includes anecdotes and language that disparages the LGBTQIA+ community and trans experience. We include them with Liam's explicit permission, as they play a role in his story as a trans man. We also refer to Liam by his birth name (and he refers to himself by his birth name) at times during this episode.  For more tips on how to be a better ally to transgender people, visit GLAAD's resource center.Follow Liam on TikTok.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible

    The Scammer Speaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 66:12

    In our “Behind The Scammer” episode, you met Celisia Stanton and Rev. Gonzales, two people who had their life savings stolen from them by their financial advisor, a man named Isaiah Goodman. We intentionally focused that episode on the scammed – on the victims. But we do have a duty to reach out to the subject of any story and say “Hey, do you want to comment on this?” So we did. And Isaiah agreed to an interview, from inside federal prison.Celisia's podcast is called “Truer Crime,” and you can (and should!) listen to it here. She also set up a GoFundMe to help the Gonzales family recoup some of their financial losses. You can help them here.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Homechef: homechef.com/terriblethanks Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Ethos: ethoslife.com

    The Scammer Speaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 65:29

    In our “Behind The Scammer” episode, you met Celisia Stanton and Rev. Gonzales, two people who had their life savings stolen from them by their financial advisor, a man named Isaiah Goodman. We intentionally focused that episode on the scammed – on the victims. But we do have a duty to reach out to the subject of any story and say “Hey, do you want to comment on this?” So we did. And Isaiah agreed to an interview, from inside federal prison.Celisia's podcast is called “Truer Crime,” and you can (and should!) listen to it here. She also set up a GoFundMe to help the Gonzales family recoup some of their financial losses. You can help them here.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Homechef: homechef.com/terriblethanks Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Ethos: ethoslife.com

    The One Where Nora Plays Matchmaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 3:12

     Fun fact: Nora is a matchmaker — an aspiring one, at least. So we are making … a dating show? We're gonna try, anyway.    If you're a human looking for love, first listen to this mini episode. (That's important.)   Then, send us a voice memo. Here's how: Find a quiet place! Hold your phone like you're a Real Housewife taking a phone call on speaker … hold the phone to the side of your mouth, like a slice of pizza.  Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is important to you? What ended your last relationship? What did you learn from it? When you imagine your long-term partner, what does a Saturday night look like? What does Sunday morning look like? What is your love language? What is the worst New Year's Eve you can imagine? What is your favorite word? Upload the audio into an email and send it to us at podcast (at) noraborealis.com (dot) com. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    Mailbag #3 - TTFA PREMIUM

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 13:49

    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. Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclub Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    Self-Portrait of My Own Misery

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 42:41

    We are all just products of the people who raise us. And they are products of those who raised them. Vanessa Zoltan knows that better than most. She is the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, and for her, nihilism and depression kind of run in the family.  Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Thirdlove: thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE Scribd: scribd.com/ttfa

    Self-Portrait of My Own Misery

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 42:41

    We are all just products of the people who raise us. And they are products of those who raised them. Vanessa Zoltan knows that better than most. She is the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, and for her, nihilism and depression kind of run in the family.  Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Thirdlove: thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE Scribd: scribd.com/ttfa

    Self-Portrait of My Own Misery

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 42:41

    We are all just products of the people who raise us. And they are products of those who raised them. Vanessa Zoltan knows that better than most. She is the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, and for her, nihilism and depression kind of run in the family.  Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Ritual: ritual.com/thanks OkCupid: okcupid.com Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA Thirdlove: thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE Scribd: scribd.com/ttfa

    26 Pages

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 43:59

    Many people who have autism are diagnosed at a young age. But today's guest, Grace, wasn't diagnosed with autism until she was 27 years old.  In the months since the diagnosis, Grace has spent a lot of time reflecting on her childhood and young adulthood to understand why this wasn't caught sooner — and in the process, she's come to better understand herself and who she's always been.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Fordham University: fordham.edu/gss OkCupid: okcupid.com Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10

    These Are Your Confessions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 61:44

    We recently made an episode called “The Grudge Book” filled with your grudges, and the feedback was SO strong. People felt validated. They laughed. They connected. So Nora got to thinking … did we need an episode that also gave you a place to share the other things that are hard to say? Your regrets? Your almosts? We decided the answer was yes, and this episode is loaded with them.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA OkCupid: okcupid.com

    In Absentia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 48:31

    Olivia is 7 years old when her dad moves out of state to take a new job … and is never heard from again. In high school, a manilla envelope appears in Olivia's mailbox letting her know the reason she never heard from him is because he died by suicide. But when Olivia learns as a young journalist that her father might have faked his own death all those years ago, she decides to investigate.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Thirdlove: thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE Wolf Like Me: peacocktv.com

    In Absentia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 48:31

    Olivia is 7 years old when her dad moves out of state to take a new job … and is never heard from again. In high school, a manilla envelope appears in Olivia's mailbox letting her know the reason she never heard from him is because he died by suicide. But when Olivia learns as a young journalist that her father might have faked his own death all those years ago, she decides to investigate.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Thirdlove: thirdlove.com/TERRIBLE Wolf Like Me: peacocktv.com

    Team Terrible: Jeyca - TTFA PREMIUM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 9:32

    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.Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclubOur twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    We're Supposed to Be Four

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 54:13

    It's the stuff of romantic comedies: Man meets woman as they're boarding a flight. The two quickly discover they share many similarities and go on to chat for hours. There's an instant connection.  The big difference here is the woman is Nora, and the man is a TTFA listener. And what she and Jose spend hours talking about, what they instantly connect on ... is their grief. Because like Nora, Jose recently lost the love of his life. Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/ttfa Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10 Ethos: ethoslife.com

    October 8, 1988

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 49:53

    Suffering can feel like such a singular experience -- like there's no one else in the world who understands what we're going through. But sometimes, if we look hard enough, we find that our singular experience intersects with another. This is the story of two young girls whose stories intertwined during a tragic accident on October 8, 1988 … though they wouldn't meet for decades to come.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/ttfa Ritual: ritual.com/thanks Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    October 8, 1988

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 49:53

    Suffering can feel like such a singular experience -- like there's no one else in the world who understands what we're going through. But sometimes, if we look hard enough, we find that our singular experience intersects with another. This is the story of two young girls whose stories intertwined during a tragic accident on October 8, 1988 … though they wouldn't meet for decades to come.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: BetterHelp: betterhelp.com/ttfa Ritual: ritual.com/thanks Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    A Very Nora New Year - TTFA PREMIUM

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 7:51

    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. Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclub Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up. When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here. Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com Read the transcript for this episode here. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    Listen to This: “Truer Crime”

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 49:01

    In our “Behind the Scammer” episode, you met Celisia Stanton. Being the victim of a crime really makes you think through the way that you consume true crime entertainment, and Celisia wanted to approach the genre from a different angle — not just on the crime that occurred, but on the systems that surround every crime. She started her own (amazing) podcast called “Truer Crime” – give it a listen here! Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.

    It Was Rare, We Were There - TTFA PREMIUM

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 26:55

    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.Join the TTFA reading club: TTFA.org/readingclubOur twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate

    Behind The Scammer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 64:12

    We're culturally obsessed with scammers, con artists and fraudsters. People like Elizabeth Holmes and Bernie Madoff dominate headlines and then get films made and books written documenting what they did and how they did it. But behind the scammers are the victims: individuals who are struggling to recover their sense of safety, their identity … and their money. In July 2021, Isaiah Goodman was sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $2.3 million dollars. He spent the money on a hot tub, a fancy house, two cars, a cruise … but it wasn't his money. That money belonged to -- among others -- Celisia Stanton and Rev. Michael Gonzales, two very real people whose lives were materially impacted by Goodman's materialism.Resources: The Gonzales Family GoFundMe Maple Grove Financial Adviser and MoneyVerbs Owner Charged With Fraud Maple Grove Investment Advisor Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Defrauding Clients Out Of More Than $2.3 Million 5 Facts About Prisoners and Work, Before and After Incarceration Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Calm: calm.com/thanks Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10 Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Behind The Scammer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 64:12

    We're culturally obsessed with scammers, con artists and fraudsters. People like Elizabeth Holmes and Bernie Madoff dominate headlines and then get films made and books written documenting what they did and how they did it. But behind the scammers are the victims: individuals who are struggling to recover their sense of safety, their identity … and their money. In July 2021, Isaiah Goodman was sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $2.3 million dollars. He spent the money on a hot tub, a fancy house, two cars, a cruise … but it wasn't his money. That money belonged to -- among others -- Celisia Stanton and Rev. Michael Gonzales, two very real people whose lives were materially impacted by Goodman's materialism.Resources: The Gonzales Family GoFundMe Maple Grove Financial Adviser and MoneyVerbs Owner Charged With Fraud Maple Grove Investment Advisor Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Defrauding Clients Out Of More Than $2.3 Million 5 Facts About Prisoners and Work, Before and After Incarceration Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Calm: calm.com/thanks Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10 Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Behind The Scammer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 64:12

    We're culturally obsessed with scammers, con artists and fraudsters. People like Elizabeth Holmes and Bernie Madoff dominate headlines and then get films made and books written documenting what they did and how they did it. But behind the scammers are the victims: individuals who are struggling to recover their sense of safety, their identity … and their money. In July 2021, Isaiah Goodman was sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $2.3 million dollars. He spent the money on a hot tub, a fancy house, two cars, a cruise … but it wasn't his money. That money belonged to -- among others -- Celisia Stanton and Rev. Michael Gonzales, two very real people whose lives were materially impacted by Goodman's materialism.Resources: The Gonzales Family GoFundMe Maple Grove Financial Adviser and MoneyVerbs Owner Charged With Fraud Maple Grove Investment Advisor Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Defrauding Clients Out Of More Than $2.3 Million 5 Facts About Prisoners and Work, Before and After Incarceration Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Calm: calm.com/thanks Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10 Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Behind The Scammer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 64:12

    We're culturally obsessed with scammers, con artists and fraudsters. People like Elizabeth Holmes and Bernie Madoff dominate headlines and then get films made and books written documenting what they did and how they did it. But behind the scammers are the victims: individuals who are struggling to recover their sense of safety, their identity … and their money. In July 2021, Isaiah Goodman was sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $2.3 million dollars. He spent the money on a hot tub, a fancy house, two cars, a cruise … but it wasn't his money. That money belonged to -- among others -- Celisia Stanton and Rev. Michael Gonzales, two very real people whose lives were materially impacted by Goodman's materialism.Resources: The Gonzales Family GoFundMe Maple Grove Financial Adviser and MoneyVerbs Owner Charged With Fraud Maple Grove Investment Advisor Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Defrauding Clients Out Of More Than $2.3 Million 5 Facts About Prisoners and Work, Before and After Incarceration Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Calm: calm.com/thanks Rothy's: rothys.com/terrible Purple: purple.com/thanks10 with code terrible10 Talkspace: talkspace.com with code TTFA

    Meet Amanda

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 45:20

    When you introduce yourself to someone for the first time, you start by telling them your name and (maybe!) a few facts about you. The other person takes the information at face value. There's no judgment, no opinion formed … just two people meeting each other.Amanda has no idea what that feels like. In 2007, she made international news headlines through no fault of her own. Now, more than a decade later, strangers decide their opinion of her as soon as they hear her name. But what many people consider Amanda's story isn't really hers at all.Amanda Knox and her husband Chris have a podcast called “Labyrinths.” Listen to it here.Can't get enough TTFA? Sign up for TTFA Premium for $7.99 a month. You'll get access to exclusive bonus content, ad-free episodes, extended guest interviews and more! Visit TTFA.org/Premium to get started.When you shop our Bookshop.org store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.You can purchase Nora's books here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.com.Read the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate.And check out our sponsors this week: Calm: calm.com/thanks Ritual: ritual.com/thanks

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