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Terrible, Thanks For Asking

140 EpisodesProduced by American Public Media

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… read more

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Sad Nora and the Secret Baby

Nora McInerny is in love with two men. With one man, who died two years ago this week, she has a child. And last week she had a child with the other.

She didn’t tell many people about the new baby. Or her pregnancy. Because feelings.

Falling in love again didn’t take her grief away, and didn’t diminish it at all. Her grief scooted over a bit to make room for someone else, it invited him and their relationship to live in her heart at the same time. But happiness, love, are so much easier to demonstrate than grief. They are so much easier to see. And something about that made Nora uncomfortable.

Mostly, she didn’t want to perform love and happiness and grief, this emotional stew she was cooking inside of her. Have you seen stew? It’s disgusting to look at, no matter what it tastes like.

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