American Public Media


Terrible, Thanks for Asking Live

Nov. 17
8 p.m.
Music, Speakers

Sometimes life kicks you in the throat. And while everyone has been in a sad, messed-up place at one point or another, most people tend to tuck those feelings away and pretend everything is cool in order to make other people feel better. Nora McInerny doesn’t play that way. Roughly a year ago, the author and “notable widow” (her words) launched the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast through American Public Media, where she has discussions with real people who have experienced terrible shit and lived to tell about it. While the show may sound like a huge downer (which it can be sometimes because, you know, life can be a downer), it has also brought hope, humor, and a sense of togetherness for listeners. Now McInerny is taking her downloadable therapy session to the stage. This week, she’ll host a very special live version of TTFA at the Fitz. She’s bringing a stacked lineup of artists ready to talk feelings: Dessa will discuss the pull of bad relationships, and comedian Alyssa Limperis will perform live and then talk about her father’s death from brain cancer. The show is super sold-out, so if you don’t have tickets you’re going to have to find someplace else to cry for the night.