“Terrible, Thanks for Asking. ”
No, no, no. I’M not terrible. Really, I am not.
A little stressed maybe but definitely not terrible.
Recently I became a podcast convert. Chris has always listened to podcasts and sometimes if he is not using his headphones I hear them as well. Some of my readers may not even know what a podcast is. My trusty computer gives me the definition as the following:
a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.
So there you have it. I use the app on my phone called Downcast to listen to a variety of podcasts. I have very eclectic tastes when it comes to what I listen to both in music and in podcasts. My current favorite podcast only has one season under its belt and I am eagerly awaiting the second season. Hurry up, Nora!!! I did listen to the mini series that she did as well but I am craving more.
The podcast, “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” is the brain child of Nora McInerny Purport. Her story is compelling. It is heart wrenching but at the same time she has not given up. Did you read that? She refuses to give in to the horrible things that have happened to her and around her.
This very short video is pure Nora. And yes, I feel that I am on a first name basis with her. This video sums up her podcast in a quick way.
So Nora is a writer. She is an amazing speaker and she has pulled me in. I might have a little bit of a girl crush on her to be honest. I think if you listen to a few of her podcasts you might also get sucked in as well. A Minneapolis writer with a podcast and a book as well. Of course I had to buy it as soon as I knew she had one and it will be reading material for my flight to Paris. You can get your own copy of It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) at your favorite book store or on Amazon.
The show is made with real people with real stories. Real life drama. But somehow we all manage to navigate the waters, don’t we? Life happens. Bad things surround us. Podcasts like “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” help connect us to one another and I am grateful for the opportunity to be one of Nora’s fans now.
Do you listen to podcasts? If so let me know in the comments which ones you listen to. I am going to be sharing over the next few months some of my other favorites which really do run the gamut in topics. Remember that every comment this month goes to support our Comments for a Cause Grin Kids. If you want to know more about Comments for a Cause just click here.
To connect with Nora McInerny Purport click on her social media links below. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
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I just started listening to The Way I Heard It, by Mike Rowe. I love that guy, and his dog Freddie.❤
He is on my list as well!!!
I discovered Nora back in March and posted about her then: https://mnprairieroots.com/2017/03/05/dont-tell-me-youre-fine-when-youre-not-other-insights/
I need to listen to keep up with her podcasts. I am not near as teach savvy as you.
Safe travels to the wedding. And enjoy every minute.
I just added her to my list to listen! Now to find time to listen 😉
Paris! Yay! Have fun. You don’t often see Grain Belt glasses in videos regarding a podcast. She seems nice.
I just finished her book and could relate on many levels.
We listen to a lot of podcasts: Planet Money, How I Built This, The Observatory, 99% invisible, Back Story, The Daily, Death, Sex and Money, Freakonomics, Ted Radio hour.
Thanks for sharing I’ll check out Nora’s podcast!
I’ve never subscribed to a podcast. I’ve listed to some that people have sent me, mostly TED talks, those are podcasts, right? I think I’m behind the times. She sounds interesting. What a lot she’s been through. I don’t know if I can schedule in more time to listen to something I subscribe to….I’m not even going to the gym, and I’m paying each month for that. Sigh.
I’ve never listened to a podcast, ever. I barely have enough time to listen to music when I feel like it and for walking, I prefer music to keep a beat. 🙂
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