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Programs Happy(ish) Holidays from Terrible, Thanks for Asking

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In this second-annual holiday radio extravaganza, Terrible, Thanks for Asking host Nora McInerny will once again bedazzle this difficult time of year with humor, stories, and the very real realness of reality.

Join Nora for a conversation about holiday missteps with memoirist Augusten Burroughs, enjoy cheer and some humbug from special guests, and stories from listeners about their worst holidays ever.


Nora McInerney

Nora McInerny is the Gracie Award-winning host of the hit podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking. The show asks people to give honest answers to the question "how are you...?" Because everyone wants to hear "fine", even when it clearly isn't. In 2011, Nora McInerny's boyfriend Aaron suffered a seizure. Which turned out to be brain cancer. Which turned out to be terminal. They got married a month later. Had a baby the next year. And they spent 3 years living the heck out of their vows. Then, Nora miscarried their second baby. Seven days later, her father died. And six weeks after that, Aaron was gone, too.

Nora documented this time in her life through her popular blog My Husband's Tumor. She turned Aaron's favorite tee shirt, and her own experience with the silence of suffering, into a non-profit called Still Kickin. Her memoir It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too) was published by HarperCollins. Nora is a Contributing Editor for, and a regular contributor to


59:00 in seven segments, with two internal (:59) floating breaks, and the program is newscast-compatible.

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Preview/Audition Audio available 10/31/2017
Date content will be uploaded - 11/20/2017
Rundown available - 11/20/2017


Promos available 11/14/2017

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11/21/2017 - 1/6/2017 with multiple airings permitted.

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 7, 2018. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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