Can't get enough
I LOVE this show. Also, Nora is just so cute, I love to listen to her as much as the guests she has on.
I love your show-I'm not sure whyYou have beautiful thoughtsAnd I often cry ð
Ahhhh where do I even start??? I was thrust into the world of terminal illness, loss and grief in 2010, when my dear husband was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma. We had three children who were 15, 18 and 21 at the time. In the ensuing years, I have become well educated in all things related to grief and loss, both for me, my children and our small community. (he was a public, beloved figure). He died in 2012 and when I found your podcast a year ago, I found my PEOPLE!!!!! I frequently send links to episodes to my children and often to other friends I know who are going through loss. THANK YOU for speaking the truth that so many of us know. It makes it so much less painful to live in a world where we are not allowed to be who we are. My only regret is that I had to live those first 4 years after he died, without you!!!!!!!!
This is the podcast that got me into podcasts. I read the title and knew it was for me. I love that the episodes are real, raw, and relatable.
This show reminds me that I am not the only person who feels burdened by their emotions/mental health and that it is possible to stand back up and keep moving. I love how compassionate and honest the show is. Also I LOVED the pilot episode of childhood... please make more!
So heartbreakingly beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful stories that are shared on this podcast.
Nora is a master storyteller. I cry almost every episode! Each guest on the show has such an impactful story that makes me want to cry with them and give them a giant bear hug. I definitely recommend this podcast to everyone! BTW Iâve never left a podcast review and typically donât do any reviews on anything but I feel so strongly about this podcast I couldnât NOT write a review.
I absolutely love this podcast! I recently started listening to it and I can't get enough of it. I love all the stories and they often make me cry! Keep up the great work!
Nora (and her friends and guests) are a gift I didnât know I needed or wanted. I stumbled across a short video of Nora sharing that itâs âokay to not be okay.â I could have written the script for that video myself. So I was hooked. I read about Nora and eventually found this podcast. I listen as much as I can while still trying to work and be a mom and a functioning adult. Going through a tough season in my life, Iâve found that it helps to talk about it. I want to help others talk about their hard seasons too, but Iâm not there yet... TTFA helps me so much, just by listening. So please, keep talking...
O.K. It's painful and honest and terrifying. But it's funny and insightful and humble. I always feel like I will be a better person for having heard these conversations. I want to drink a cuppa with Nora and every person she's interviewed so far. Such a good part of my day. Thanks Nora. Thanks brave souls on her show.
Love the podcast. Absolutely not into the childhood bit . Skipped that immediately.
So stoked on this and hope thereâs more episodes to come!
What a powerful show!! So inspirational, even though it shares some of the saddest stories you're likely to ever hear. She has a gift for telling stories. Beautiful! Long may it last.
Yes Iâd love to hear more episodes like that one. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I almost skipped it because Iâm 70 years old and have no children. I am however, an aunt and great aunt of many and thought I might benefit from the episode. More please.
Worth your time
Each episode is worth the emotional roller coaster ride, every time. Nora handles each of these stories with dignity and compassion. Thank you for shedding light on the difficult aspects of our lives.
Love this podcast, just listened to an amazing show they did featuring a couple and their son who has Fragile X Syndrome. Powerful show, moving content explained in such a meaningful and beautiful way. Skillful interview. Great podcast, would highly recommend!
Nora, can we be friends?
This feels so real. Thank you for letting us in and helping us heal.
This podcast is beautiful because it let me know that itâs okay to have feelings. While Iâve never been through any kind of trauma like Noraâs I donât feel I have no right to feel sad, angry, or depressed because my struggles are different. Instead, it makes me feel empowered to feel those things alongside happiness and joy, along with all the other complex emotions in between. I am thankful for the perspective it provides and the permission to feel.
Would be a lot better if the host didnât speak in a kindergarten teacher cadence.
Malena, I wish I was aware with my emotions same as you do when I was 10 years old. You're gonna grow up to be an AMAZING adult.
Always manages to hit a chord. Wonderful story tellers, amazing host. Listen to remind yourself that the world isn't entirely cold. Nice humans exist.
Nora & Hans, you have blown us away once again â
I'm always surprised to find a podcast that pleases me on the same level as This American Life and RadioLab and those show's often deeply emotional gut-punching stories about loss, depression, and how it can feel terrible to be a human. The Terrible team is wonderful at doing all these things when telling deeply sorrowful experiences, and they even throw in some jokes to laugh at all the despair and recovery. Most importantly, this show is a well-produced and continual reminder that almost everyone is working through something tough, and I very much appreciate your efforts and stories dealing with the awful situations life throws our way.
TTFA is a masterfully edited podcast, with real people telling real stories. Iâve found that I can relate, somehow, to every person featured on the podcast. Itâs simplistically revolutionary, just the thought that itâs actually okay to not be okay. Itâs even helped me work out some of my own anxieties. Thank you, Nora, for the amazing work you do :)
You want Nora McInerny to tell you all the sadness, while also holding your hand through the microphone, making you laugh through the tears. Fearless, strong, straight to the point.
Love this show, and Nora. Simultaneously funny, sad and charming.
This is one of my top 5 favorite podcasts, it's great!
Thank you for the episode entitled, âWhat does all this loss mean.â Iâve been listening since TTFA started and am entranced by the perseverance of each guest, including the host. Nonetheless, with the exception of the postpartum episode, this episode dealt with loss that is unique to the Black experience. Loss is an a way that is both figuratively and literally pervasive, widespread loss. Jaamilâs story was powerful and tells a tale that is as old as the black American experience. Truly glad to have heard it, thank you.
This podcast is amazing! Makes me feel more human. Makes me feel like I am not alone. And makes me feel like my feeling are more ânormalâ. Thank you for giving me this gift. Canât wait to hear more! I sent in my story. It is a pretty terrible one. I hope to hear from you guys.
This podcast takes you out yourself and reminds you that your life isn't that bad. I've laughed and cried with this podcast. Very well worth it
Found this podcast when I really needed it. Thanks for doing this
This podcast is so good. So so good. And so terrible. My heart breaks with each story. I donât think Iâve made it through a single episode with out tearing up (or straight up bawling). The people who share their stories are so brave and it makes for a wonderfully emotional podcast to listen to. It makes me want to hug people and be a better person. We humans are so resilient. Even when we shouldnât have to be. All the feels.
Itâs amazing how this podcast is so honest and nurturing at the same time. I truly feel enriched by what has been shared on this pod. I carry these people and their life events around with me and think of, wish and pray for their continued healing.
I enjoy the stories, BUT I wish the host would talk much less! Condescending!
Nora is a rare gem. Brave, warm, funny and above all real. This podcast is a gift, particularly if you can currently say that you are, âTerrible, but thanks for asking.â
terrible things happen to everyone eventually, so if one of those things is happening, has happened, or may someday happen to you, check out this podcast - it's about regarding those things unflinchingly, or maybe sometimes flinchingly, but not alone
I just found this podcast a week ago and Iâve already listened to 16 episodes. I laughed, I cried, then listened to the next episode. Clearly, the next step for me is to make a donation!
This podcast transports you to the being right in the shoes of the person telling their story. Get your tissues ready, but a great listen and very heartwarming to see the real human side of people and their struggles. Great job!
Nora. Pent up tears and difficult emotions are purged out of me, little by little, with each episode I consume. Please do no stop.....I have much more healing left to do.
Very high quality content. Insightful and worth while.
Great podcast- it has literally made me laugh and cry!
It's humour and pain and hope all wrapped up in a tasty little podcast burrito.