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We Want To Feel Seen with Kathleen Glasgow

We’re back with another Terrible Reading Club episode, sponsored by Betterhelp Online Therapy. Think of it as our book club for truly terrible times. Haven’t read the book we’re discussing? Good news: In this reading club, that’s not a requirement.  Today, we’re chatting with Kathleen Glasgow about her YA novel “You’d Be Home Now,” which tackles substance abuse and the opioid crisis. Note that we also talk about self-harm in this episode.  Buy the book here or wherever you shop books. You can also learn more about alllllll of Kathleen’s books here.
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Brettina Has BPD

Our language surrounding mental illness has evolved a lot over the past couple of decades … to a point. There are still some mental illnesses that exist outside of the bounds of most people’s understanding and compassion, that are not so easily accepted and are really scary to people who don’t have them. Illnesses that make the person seem “crazy,” where people might not want to associate themselves with you. Today’s guest -- Brettina -- has one of those.
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Motherless Day

Some holidays are just more loaded than others, depending on our individual experiences. When you’re grieving the loss of your mother — either because they’ve died or because you don’t have a relationship with them — what the heck are you supposed to do with a holiday like Mother’s Day?  When a listener reached out to Nora after their mom died to ask for advice on moving forward, Nora decided to tap into the Terrible Rolodex of accidental grief experts … past TTFA guests and listeners and friends of the pod who have been there. Special thanks to Kate Spencer, Jessica Pearce Rotondi, Kari Harbath, Megan Palmer, Danielle Henderson, Dr. Anna Roth, and TTFA Listeners Jeremy, Shana, and Analisa.
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Listen to This: “Love Thy Neighbor”

 Today, we’re bringing you something special: a new podcast produced by Pineapple Street Studios called “Love Thy Neighbor.” It’s a story about immigration, white flight, the downfall of New York City’s first Black mayor, and the rise of Rudolph Giuliani. It’s also a story about the host’s own journey as a Black, Jewish New Yorker … and what it means to be a neighbor. Give this preview a listen and, if you want more, find the full episode wherever you get your podcasts. We’ll be listening right along with you.