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 really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both.
TTFA was named one of the best podcasts three years in a row by The Atlantic. The New York Times calls it "a gift to be able to listen."
Nora is the host of “Terrible Thanks for Asking” and a reluctant expert in difficult conversations. After experiencing a string of personal tragedies, she founded the nonprofit Still Kickin and became an author and essay writer known for exploring the emotional landscape and humor in complex topics. Her books include It’s Ok to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), the newly released No Happy Endings, and The Hot Young Widow’s Club, a how-to guide on grief based on the online support group she co-founded.
Hans Buetow is a podcast producer who has worked in music and sound for more than 15 years. He is the recipient of a 2017 Peabody Award, as well as Documentary Gold for the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award. Hans has a shih-tzu/poodle mix who is too scared to come to the studio with him. He resides in St. Paul, MN.
Hannah Meacock Ross
Hannah Meacock Ross is a professional problem solver and right hand woman. She strategizes, produces and manages the many projects of writer and media maven Nora McInerny and the "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" team. On any given day, you can find Hannah in the studio, scribbling wildly on a giant whiteboard or most likely answering your emails.
Marcel Malekebu is a dude who works on the show.
Jordan Turgeon worked in journalism for eight years before starting her own independent content business. She currently runs point on marketing and communications for both "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" and Still Kickin, Nora's nonprofit organization. In her free time, Jordan can be found working on her latest fiction manuscript.