Terrible, Thanks For Asking

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This is a special podcast, the kind that you actually listen to while doing...nothing. From the host Nina to her guests and the personal stories they weave, I am mesmerized by the intimacy and shared experience. With each episode, I’m listening to a part of me that often gets ignored or forgotten. These guests open up in a way that I rarely even dig into myself and in so doing I learn a little more about what makes me “me.”
This podcast is oddly satisfying. Also, I really love her voice and when she laughs at herself.
I like the concept and content, but the inflection that Nora uses throughout every episode, which sounds a bit scolding, gets tiresome, and the episodes haven't really developed in any captivating way.
Love love love. I have a lot of anxiety about death and listening to this podcast is sometimes very difficult but it is so inspiring to hear the strength of people who have experienced the worst things. There are so many heartbreaking and beautiful episodes that speak to my heart. I dont understand their pain, but I feel it. And I honestly think I have more compassion for humans in general because of the stories I've heard on this podcast.
After discovering this show, I doubled back to listen to every episode. I. Love. This. Podcast. The host, Nora McInerny, interviews people about the worst thing that's happened in their lives. For a show about grief, it's surprisingly fun? Nora's hosting style is witty, insightful, empathetic, and accepting. Yet she's also able to bring in humor, so despite the weight of the topics, the show itself is more reflective of life overall: it is bright and dark, heavy and light, amusing and devastating. I'm not sure if I'd call it a balance, but rather a mixture - a fruit salad rather than a smoothie, if you will - where there's enough room for all the feelings. I actually think listening to this show has made me a better podcast host, and I know it's made me a better person. It's coming back from its own season break soon, so now is a great time to scroll through the older episodes, try out one or two that interest you, and get listening!
So much compassion and heart. Nora is brave and funny and always kind.
Every true story is like the saddest love song that you’ve ever heard. So touching. Takes my breath away often...
Gut-wrenching, but so real.
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Podcast Details

Jun 17th, 2016
Latest Episode
Mar 24th, 2020
Release Period
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Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes
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