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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 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."

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Production Team

Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny is the host of “Terrible Thanks for Asking,” an author, a co-founder, and a TED main stage speaker. She's a reluctant expert in difficult conversations and known for exploring the emotional landscape and humor in complex topics.

Follow Nora on social: Twitter | Instagram

Marcel Malekebu

Marcel Malekebu is TTFA’s top producer and a private, behind-the-scenes kind of guy who requested that his bio simply read, “He’s a dude who works on the show.” We aim to please.

Jordan Turgeon

Jordan Turgeon

Jordan Turgeon runs point on project management and various production-y tasks for Team TTFA. She’s a writer and editor who has her hands in … a little bit of everything show-related? Jordan previously worked with Nora at Still Kickin, the nonprofit organization that Nora co-founded in 2015.

Photo of TTFA producer Jeyca Maldonado-Medina

Jeyca Maldonado-Medina

Jeyca Maldonado-Medina is TTFA’s very own intern-turned-producer. You can find her sitting at her desk either editing the day away or spamming her friends and coworkers with TikToks.

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Megan Palmer

Megan Palmer is a TTFA Premium producer. Every day, she feels incredibly lucky to do what she loves, with such amazing people, telling such important stories. She says that community is everything, and she adores this community.

Terrible, Thanks for Asking Hannah Meacock Ross

Hannah Meacock Ross

Hannah Meacock Ross strategized, produced and managed the many projects of Nora McInerny and the "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" team until Summer 2021. On any given day, you could find her in the studio, scribbling wildly on a giant whiteboard or most likely answering your emails. Follow Hannah on social: Twitter | Instagram

Hans Buetow

Hans Buetow

Senior producer Hans Buetow worked on “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” from its inception until December 2019. We’re incredibly bitter that he’s now producing for the New York Times (just kidding — proud of you, dude). He remains a good friend of the pod.

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