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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 reallyRead more

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Name It

May 25 • 51:47

Ryan’s life often feels like a Venn diagram. Ryan the person loves listening to metal and The Grateful Dead. Ryan the person is a sneakerhead who reads Punisher comic books at night. Ryan the person is also queer — bisexual — and a recovered alcoholic. 

Brother Ryan, on the other hand, is a man who has taken strict religious vows. Brother Ryan is a man who believes in the b...

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Mailbag #2 - TTFA PREMIUM

Jul 13 • 10:23

We’ve got another mailbag episode for you, Premium listeners! It’s a simple concept: You ask questions. We answer them. Topics discussed in this mailbag episode include recovering from mistakes, our production process, current TV viewing, grief (so much grief), weddings … and Lucky Charms. Oh, and Costco.

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Big Comfort

Mar 30 • 46:46

Gaby Dunn is a Podcaster, a YouTuber, a Writer, an Actor..and a bi-con. She’s bi-sexual, bi-polar and talking to us about all of it.

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