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This Feels Terrible

This Feels Terrible

Comedian and repeat relationship failure, Erin McGathy talks love, sex and all matters of heartbreak in the audio version of her live show originally performed at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Let's get terrible.

1:08:33 | Nov 9th, 2017

When Erin recording last with Heber, it was Christmas and he was living with his girlfriend of 6 years. They broke up not too long after Heber’s episode and he’s back on TFT to talk about life after the breakup and what he’s learned while processing ...Show More

50:02 | Oct 18th, 2017

Erin chats with Wrestler and podcast COLT CABANA about the difficulties of dating in the wrestling world, why he won’t date wrestlers and much much more. Get the extended interview + bonus content on
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46:57 | Aug 31st, 2017

POLYAMORY CHATS with festival buddy, comedian and writer: Mindy Raf! Check out Mindy on twitter at @mindyraf. If you’re in Ireland, buy tix for MurderTown at the Dublin Fringe and This Feels Terrible at the Dublin Podcast festival!  

56:39 | Aug 24th, 2017

Scottish comedian Fern Brady is back to talk about how her Fringe show is going and gives Erin advice on how to not lose her mind at the Fringe.

1:18:47 | Aug 21st, 2017

Erin is still at the Edinburgh Fringe and sits down for a chat with LA comedian, James Adomian for a talk about comedy, love, seagulls and everyone cries. See James at the Edinburgh Fringe! Buy tix for Murdertown at the Dublin Fringe in September!

38:39 | Aug 21st, 2017

Part 2 of Erin’s chat with the wonderful Sofie Hagen. See Sofie on tour!

1:06:42 | Aug 11th, 2017

A fun and intimate chat with comedian and podcast host, Sofie Hagen! Enjoy and check out her show dates on

1:30:33 | Aug 9th, 2017

Special preview of the TFT bonus episode, Lovers’ Movie Club where Erin and boyfriend, Paudie Baggott beguile each other with beloved films from their childhoods. First up, SUPER MARIO BROS. Get a new bonus episode every week by subscribing to pateon...Show More

1:12:30 | Jul 27th, 2017

Longtime friend, (comedian/writer) Lindsay Ames welcomes Erin into her LA apartment and shares some of her favorite childhood diary entries which leads to a long chat about what happens when you find yourself in an abusive relationship. Don’t miss an...Show More

55:39 | Jul 20th, 2017

Scottish comedian and stellar soul, Fern Brady talks to Erin about the time she went out with a model who worked for Trump, the depths of their abusive relationship and the quest to find comedy in all of it. Also on the episode, is a preview of the T...Show More

54:16 | Jul 13th, 2017

It’s another outside, chill chat, THIS time with actor, comedian and director ANDRE HYLAND, Erin saw Andre on the big screen at SXSW in Noel Wells’ film, Mr. Roosevelt and he was happy to oblige to a friendly chat about making movies, breakups and ki...Show More

1:28:39 | Jul 6th, 2017

Break out the plastic cups and your chillest Rose cause, buddy... Erin and Alison are having a patio convo about tall comedians smashing into glass doors, feeling invisible, surviving breakups and how likely it is that their moms killed their hamster...Show More

1:24:55 | Jun 29th, 2017

Erin has a big announcement! Fellow Feral audio host Drew Droege joins Erin in studio to talk about whether or not traditional romantic relationships are necessary as well as Theatre, life in LA and pineapple salsa.

1:20:12 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Pornographic actor, Chad Alva AKA Chad Fjerstad lets Erin ask every question she’s ever had about the porn industry. What happens when someone starts crying? What are the cliques in the porn scene? What do you do when you’re not attracted to the pers...Show More

1:03:52 | Jun 15th, 2017

Polyamory, dating poets and the coup of a healthy junior sexual experience in this week’s episode with comedian, KATE BERLANT.

1:14:16 | Jun 8th, 2017

Erin and comedian friend Ben Seeder talk about the value and downfalls of online dating and talk about that one time, years ago when Ben made a bold move on Erin.

1:00:25 | Jun 1st, 2017

In this extra specially personally episode, Erin talks with her actual wedding planner, Kristeen LaBrot and weddings, marriage and divorce over a couple stiff cocktails.

1:05:54 | May 25th, 2017

Erin talks with friend, actor Brandon Johnson about gender roles, a date ending in chicken being eating in an Astroburger bathroom, St. Louis strip clubs, learning how to dance and Erin reveals a private hobby she’s kept secret until now. Post a pict...Show More

1:20:16 | May 18th, 2017

Pal Jonah Ray sits down in studio for a jovial chat about growing and adapting in the dating process. Stories are swapped, fun is had and feelings are felt. Check out instagram/thisfeelsterrible for episode related photos.

1:18:54 | Apr 4th, 2017

Erin sits down with Kris from WEARECHXSEN.

1:03:30 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Get comfortable for a cozy episode of This Feels Terrible with Irish Comedy Star, Alison Spittle. Erin and Alison talk about the difficulties of growing up in small town Ireland, body image issues and young love. Find Alison at Add...Show More

1:52:42 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Hindsight about past relationships is 20/20 when Erin and Andree (Angie Tribeca) discuss extremes they’ve gone to for past relationships.

1:15:22 | Feb 14th, 2017

Erin ran into director, actor, comedian and Ex-fling Scott Rogers at a comedy festival. They talk about broken engagements, moving to another country, anxiety and they read their old Facebook messages from 2008 aloud and it's as mortifying as it soun...Show More

1:09:55 | Jan 28th, 2017

Lauded Feral Intern, Yusong Liu came to the studio to talk about relationships and to be manically lectured by "Ole McGathy" on how to journal properly this past summer and now you get to hear it! In an almost not-ever-released episode, Erin and Yuso...Show More

1:02:47 | Jan 18th, 2017

Erin sits down for an extra chatty conversation in Burbank with comedian, Barbara Gray! They talk hangovers, Pocahontas, marionettes, CGI, Elmo, knitting circles, Northern Ireland, babies looking like dads, museum dates, diaries, naked butts and much...Show More

1:36:05 | Jan 12th, 2017

Erin welcomes comedian and Author of Kanye West Owes Me $300 into the reveal-y chair to talk breakups, Erin's love of Judaism (yes, we know this isn't the first time) and what it's like succeeding and failing at such a young age. Check out Erin's Ets...Show More

59:52 | Dec 24th, 2016

Description: In a very special, This Feels Terrible Christmas episode, Erin welcomes comedian, writer and friend Heber Hanly on the podcast as they chat about about love and Christmas in Dublin's Hairy Lemon Pub and continue recording as they wander ...Show More

1:09:39 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Erin chats in a Scottish pub with British comedian, Ed Gamble (Conan, Almost Royal, Drunk History UK) discuss stuffed animal play, compare notes on their Edinburgh shows, may be so messy and all about Ed's BBC America show, Almost Royal. Erin also gi...Show More

1:07:44 | Oct 28th, 2016

Of the Everything's Coming Up Simpsons Podcast, Julia Prescott shares her worst dating experiences and her recent engagement.

57:40 | Oct 14th, 2016

It's Erin's Mema's 90th birthday and they sit down to talk dating during WWI, broken engagements, how to be happy and Erin shares a clip from an upcoming mini-sode with an Irish farmer.

1:14:06 | Oct 4th, 2016

Erin sat next to comedian Chris Gethard by coincidence on their flight into Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and struck up a friendship. Here they are on the last day of the festival, comisterating about the experience and what it’s like to...Show More

39:06 | Aug 29th, 2016

Erin checks in from her 30 month residency in Edinburgh with her longtime bestie and Lil Cutie Dave Horwtiz

1:16:34 | Jul 16th, 2016

This Feels Terrible 2016 tour continues into Portland with The Thermal's Hutch Harris and Throwing Shade's Erin Gibson!

1:08:35 | Jul 8th, 2016

This Feels Terrible 2016 begins with Doughboys' Mike Mitchell, Erin Whitehead and Wayne Federman! Find U.S dates at This episode is brought to you by Fullscreen--get your one month free trial today at fullscreen...Show More

1:13:44 | Jun 18th, 2016

Erin chats it up with her friend and housemate, Irish comedian Andrea Farrell about first kisses, depression, sex noises and the not-so-many uses of free tampons. Buy tickets for This Feels Terrible: LIVE at This episode is brough...Show More

1:24:58 | Jun 7th, 2016

Alexi Wasser joins a hungover Erin in conversation about Los Angeles icon Angelyne, Alexi's relationship with her famous photographer father and intuition versus the "internal spiral." Erin also shares the audio diary she recorded after she accidenta...Show More

48:11 | May 23rd, 2016

Erin talks to the world's #1 Incest Mind-Control Erotica author and co-host of Erin's favorite new podcast, Being Honest With My Ex. ​

1:14:59 | May 12th, 2016

Erin talks shop with British comedian, John Luke Roberts about his show Stdad-Up, a comedic solo-show with clowning about his dead dad. They discuss the practice of turning personal tragedy into artful comedy and what that means for everyone involved...Show More

1:28:40 | May 3rd, 2016

Erin sits down with Australian comedian Bec Hill in her London flat to chat about Erin's long lost tight-fetish business, spiritual faith and how independence strengthens romance. Visit to join their rad wine club at a dis...Show More

1:08:16 | Apr 26th, 2016

Josie Long, a writer and comedian from England, shares some of her many old diaries and more!

57:31 | Mar 8th, 2016

McGathy sits down with County Cavan born comedian, DAVEY REILLY to talk body dysmorphia, finding “the one” and the lasting psychological trauma of 90’s television show DINOSAURS. Erin still won’t let "Campfire, Pool, Buffet" go even though it works e...Show More

1:27:04 | Feb 25th, 2016

ERIN MCGATHY and Irish actor, author and comedian TARA FLYNN meet in a Georgian Hotel hallway to talk dating Irish vs. American men, emotionally prepping to see an ex and Ireland’s reproductive laws. Featuring a “love" song by JESS RONA. #McGathAttac...Show More

1:04:01 | Feb 16th, 2016

Divorced, living in Ireland, Erin McGathy relaunches her relationship podcast This Feels Terrible with a candid interview with her first boyfriend ever.

32:53 | Jan 6th, 2015

In part 2 of This Feels Terrible's Wedding Spectacular you get to hear Erin McGathy and Dan Harmon's wedding ceremony! Officiated by Duncan Trussell, with music by Matt Gourley and Jack Black!

1:47:28 | Dec 30th, 2014

This Feels Terrible returns from hiatus with a special miniseries all about Erin's wedding! In part one MC Dave Horwitz goes over the ceremony and some 90s kid sh_t.

1:17:51 | Jul 31st, 2014

We welcome awesome stand up comedian Emily Heller to This Feels Terrible to talk thel TFT brand of relationship heart ache! MmmmMmm... sadness.

1:11:14 | Jun 6th, 2014

Erin went to camp and met an Astronomer, Dr. Kevin Hainline, and apparently the only person worse to date then a comedian is a scientist.

1:16:14 | May 28th, 2014

Live From Bridgetown '14 with Reggie Watts and Mary Van Note!

1:33:12 | Apr 9th, 2014

The hilarious JC Coccoli talks love and relationships over a few drinks on an all new This Feels Terrible!

1:03:51 | Mar 27th, 2014

Don't Ever Change's John Roy shares his acceptance of being single with Erin McGathy on This Feels Terrible! McGath Attack!

59:18 | Feb 28th, 2014

A controversial new This Feels Terrible with comedian Chris Cope.

1:16:23 | Jan 27th, 2014

Erin's "girl crush" Mary Holland, a talented and upcoming comedic actress and performer, shares some of her college dating woes.

1:38:13 | Jan 15th, 2014

Erin McGathy brings together her core group of guy friends to discuss the dynamic of male and female platonic friendships.

1:14:13 | Jan 10th, 2014

Erin triumphantly returns, sick as hell, with the story of her recent engagement! Then she and Producer Dustin hash out their new year resoltuons

1:08:05 | Nov 16th, 2013

Erin McGathy gets caught up in listening to comedian Matt Braunger's dating woes and perspective of love in another stellar episode of This Feels Terrible.

1:06:34 | Nov 8th, 2013

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1:08:11 | Nov 1st, 2013

Erin's longtime break up buddy Angela Trimbur (Freakdance, Dance Like Nobody's Watching) shares her sprite young tales of taste testing box after box of condoms... find out why in here!

1:35:42 | Oct 25th, 2013

Rejoice! A live This Feels Terrible from the Los Angeles Podcast Festival is here and it is jam packed with great guests, audience questions and Erin's ex. Like the live show? Visit for more incredible This Feels Terrible episodes...Show More

1:28:11 | Oct 18th, 2013

Our first transgendered guest happens to be a prolific artist who helped Feral Audio get on its feet! PUNY Founder Shadi Petosky opens up to Erin McGathy about the trials and tribulations of transgenderism.

1:38:38 | Sep 20th, 2013

Wayne Federman and Erin McGathy join forces with some wonderful results. Wayne goes into how he used ventriloquism to seduce someone and opens up about his 3 loves, Erin makes sure to dissect them all.

1:20:54 | Sep 13th, 2013

From the upcoming film "Hell Baby", as well as the legendary improv group Convoy, the artistic director of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre opens up with Erin McGathy and they get into his crowd sourced fake Facebook presence.

52:20 | Aug 26th, 2013

In this special episode, Erin McGathy addresses the "My Terrible Body" experiment but with a licensed therapist and social worker named Adrienne Glasser of, for in depth look at body issues.

1:05:19 | Aug 9th, 2013

Like a badge of honor, comedian Mo Welch becomes the first lesbian guest of This Feels Terrible and Erin ends up revealing more about her self than ever before. Visit to purchase the live This Feels Terrible episodes!

1:26:39 | Aug 2nd, 2013

Vomit On The Web host gets her time on This Feels Terrible to share her pain! Ingrid opens up about her longterm relationship coming to an end and dating both men and women.

1:42:37 | Jul 18th, 2013

This Feels Terrible took on the impossible this year; trying to get the Producer of a girlfriend. Or rather, get Producer Dustin some dates. After 3 dates which were podcasted for your listening pleasure, here is the conclusion of what...Show More

1:07:22 | Jul 1st, 2013

Host Erin McGathy feels compelled to give writer Shelby Fero a lecture but not before telling a footjob story! You are listening to This Feels Terrible!

51:37 | Jun 21st, 2013

'Enlightened' star Timm Sharp makes his podcast debut on This Feels Terrible, spilling his guts about his relationship woes and banters back and forth with disaster dating specialist, Erin McGathy.

54:37 | Jun 6th, 2013

It's the third date of the Dates With Dustin mini-series! Producer Dustin goes on a date with a former Isreali Solider named Nilli and she gives an incredible interview. Music by FMLY and Nick "Diamond" Thorburn.

1:27:49 | May 24th, 2013

King Of The Nerds star and writer Genevieve Pearson shares with Erin her relationship woes and tactics in college how to pick up guys!

1:13:31 | May 9th, 2013

SNL writer and long time friend of Erin McGathy, Chris Kelly, tells tales of trying to speed date and reminisces with Erin of what their time together in high school was like. It's about to get terrible.

55:20 | May 2nd, 2013

Hear ye, hear ye! The This Feels Terrible miniseries where the shows Producer goes on 3 blind dates is back! Date 2 features a fair maiden named Kate and the two go to a Ren Fair. Do they fall for each other? Also sitting in later on, Dan Harmon disc...Show More

1:09:44 | Apr 16th, 2013

The time has come, the first of three dates that Producer and emotional midget Dustin Marshall must go on has arrived! Meet Caroline, an outgoing law student looking for at the very least a good story at the bar. But later, the episode takes a left t...Show More

1:24:00 | Apr 12th, 2013

Erin Gibson (@Gibblertron), co-host of the Throwing Shade Podcast, joins Erin and opens up about her divorce. Later on, improv and DJ Lubel! What's not to love?

1:22:13 | Apr 8th, 2013

In this six part This Feels Terrible miniseries, the show's Producer( who is notoriously inept at dating), goes on dates with three women. In episode two we meet the prospective dates and hear their answers to a questionnaire. Plus the conclusion of ...Show More

1:41:24 | Apr 5th, 2013

Prolific improviser and creator of the legendary SuperEgo podcast, Matt Gourley joins us. He opens up about his current relationship and at the end of the episode, improvises a submitted bad dating story with Erin!

1:04:20 | Apr 1st, 2013

In a six part miniseries, the producer of This Feels Terrible (a notorious dating failure) goes on 3 blind dates with 3 different women and the entire thing is documented for your discomfort.

1:24:58 | Mar 21st, 2013

The inspiration behind This Feels Terrible: The Podcast and the biggest champion of the medium Marc Maron joins This Feels Terrible for a telling interview on his relationship, his divorce and if he has grown emotionally since his podcast began.

1:35:23 | Mar 15th, 2013

Community star Yvette Nicole Brown comes on This Feels Terrible to talk about her faith, love, why she has chosen celibacy before marriage and shares with us her theory on Soul Ties.

1:41:13 | Mar 1st, 2013

Writer and comedian DC Pierson regales us with his first story of infatuation and Erin presents some new segments! Plus, listener mail!

56:56 | Feb 26th, 2013

Prolific podcaster Elizabeth Laime explains what a frosty is to Erin after telling a nightmarish dating story from her youth and they both top it off with some fan e-mails!

1:14:27 | Feb 14th, 2013

Happy Valentines Day 2013! Brace yourself for tales of relationship pain. Or seek comfort in others. Comedian and performer Lindsay Katai joins Erin McGathy, regales us with her dating past but not without dating herself a bit with her social media r...Show More

51:55 | Feb 11th, 2013

In the wake of the Harmoncountry tour Erin McGathy traveled across the country for, we present this live This Feels Terrible from the Punchline in San Francisco! Erin tries to set up two audience members and we bring Dan Harmon up to discuss how Erin...Show More

1:03:28 | Feb 8th, 2013

Dan Harmon returns to This Feels Terrible for a special recording from the tour, interrupting Erin and Dan trying to rest in bed they answer e-mails and talk puppies.

1:01:05 | Jan 20th, 2013

A special broadcast for the 30th episode of This Feels Terrible! Erin is on the road with the Harmontown podcast tour and from the back of the bus sits with the highly entertaining and enigmatic Dungeon Master of Harmontown, Spencer!

1:34:40 | Jan 12th, 2013

The great and knowing Duncan Trussell talks to Erin and mostly helps her cope with her new hair extensions.

1:25:29 | Jan 3rd, 2013

You Made It Weird host Pete Holmes and Erin McGathy have a lengthy discussion on sex.

1:57:29 | Dec 20th, 2012

Vomit On The Web host Mel Stephens meets Erin McGathy for the first time and the two quickly become kindred spirits, with a lot of self-discovery and stay tuned at the end for an in depth Sex In The City conversation!

1:18:09 | Dec 13th, 2012

Last week we learned about the manic pixie dream girl, this week we actually speak to one and get some insight on what makes her tick. Erin's friend Kimber Hall shares with us some heart breaking stories on This Feels Terrible.

1:02:22 | Dec 7th, 2012

Writer and performer Brendan Hunt tells us the tales of his Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

1:12:21 | Nov 29th, 2012

Erin McGathy has met her contemporary! Molly Prather brings the dating pain and then some.

1:10:07 | Nov 22nd, 2012

Of TBS's 'The Wedding Band' Derek Miller brings a giant notebook and a whole lot of heart to this sit down with the world's worst relationship expert, Erin McGathy!

55:10 | Nov 16th, 2012

Comedian and musician Howard Kremer opens up about the longest break up and how he is with women and plays a game with Erin.

1:04:38 | Nov 8th, 2012

From the documentary 'Beauty Is Embarrassing', Mimi Pond and her husband Wayne White talk about their prolific art, marriage, children and Wayne's work ethic.

1:17:19 | Nov 1st, 2012

Co host of The Indoor Kids podcast and Producer of the Nerdmelt theater Emily Gordon joins us and brings the most exquisite episode of This Feels Terrible to date!

1:01:05 | Oct 18th, 2012

Welcome to the first annual hangover episode! i.e, Erin got drunk last night. Steve Agee joins Erin and really opens up, offering us the POV of someone who's had their share of failed relationships. Check out Steve Agee's Uhhh Podcast on FeralAudio.c...Show More

55:11 | Oct 10th, 2012

From The Adventures of Pete & Pete to This Feels Terrible with Erin McGathy, Danny Tamborelli otherwise known as Little Pete is here to fill you in on his sexual escapades during that Nickelodeon era you love so much.

1:23:11 | Oct 4th, 2012

Eccentric and endearing comedian Judith Shelton gives us our best episode to date! Dating, porn, growing up on a nudist colony; sex and relationships have never sounded more terrible!

1:10:25 | Sep 27th, 2012

Comedian, MC and all around dope dude Jon Daly brings some relationship troubles to the table. Later on, Erin and Jon bond on something and the podcast takes an in depth dive in Christian Youth Camps.

45:50 | Sep 20th, 2012

Happy Endings star Casey Wilson offers us an open and honest look into her love life and Erin talks about being a nanny.

56:14 | Sep 13th, 2012

Community star and the charming Charlie Koontz visits This Feels Terrible and robots are sexualized plus Charlie has one terrible dating story for you.

1:29:04 | Sep 6th, 2012

Actor Colin Hanks visits This Feels Terrible! Learn about his "white tiger", married life and Colintology. Erin supplies the charm and ties it off with a speed round. This episode features the music of The Fancy!

1:32:05 | Aug 30th, 2012

We have our first couple on This Feels Terrible and a married one at that! SCUD author and Channel 101 co-creator Rob Schrab along with actress and comedian Kate Freund tell us what a happy marriage is actually like...but not without a few terrible s...Show More

46:01 | Aug 23rd, 2012

One of Erin's all time musical idols joins This Feels Terrible, Nick Thorburn (Islands, Unicorns) brings some of his unique charm and we juxtapose terrible dating stories with brilliant music in a special episode.

1:51:37 | Aug 16th, 2012

Writer, Story Teller, Trent Reznor obsessive Natasha Vargas-Cooper and Erin McGathy are the dueling pianos of terrible dating stories. Donate to the podcast for a special gift from Erin in the mail!

1:15:34 | Aug 9th, 2012

Stand-up comedian and actor Fred Stoller (Everyone Loves Raymond) graces us with his charming neurotic tales of dating the woman from the Van Halen "Hot For Teacher" Video and Erin takes the therapists approach.

54:29 | Aug 2nd, 2012

Erin changes up the pace and brings us face to face with her first heart break story, an interview with actress and friend Amanda Lund who brings a Bill Murray story to the table you won't believe and lots of surprises! Peace cakes!

1:37:37 | Jul 26th, 2012

The charming and talented Dave Holmes visits This Feels Terrible for a compelling story on growing up in an all boys school and coming out of the closet and Erin takes a microscope to her childhood. Share, subscribe and donate!

49:36 | Jul 19th, 2012

The funny and endearing Dave Horwitz stops by for an extra silly This Feels Terrible with an unbelievable stalker story and Erin utters the phrase "I'm the Yenta of beastiality". Download, share with your friends and enjoy!

1:26:25 | Jul 12th, 2012

Gillian Jacobs (Community) joins Erin McGathy on "This Feels Terrible" and brings some awkward tales of dating, growing up an only child, wearing clogs and then they both cap it off by reading some online diary entries from Download, sh...Show More

1:18:48 | Jul 5th, 2012

On an explicit and adventurous This Feels Terrible with Erin McGathy, one of America's final bachelors Jeff Davis (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Harmontown) shares with us some wild tales that lend themselves to the sexual side of relationships. We're tr...Show More

1:02:00 | Jun 28th, 2012

Derek Waters, the creator of Drunk History and an endlessly funny human being, joins Erin McGathy in her weekly celebration of everything terrible about relationships. They talk soundtracks for sex, deaf girlfriends and there is plenty of charm to co...Show More

1:37:03 | Jun 21st, 2012

Erin McGathy is back with her second episode of "This Feels Terrible" with comedian/musician and AUTHOR Dave Hill. Dave tells a story about myspace dating, masturbation and their possible future together. Peace cakes!

1:19:31 | Jun 13th, 2012

On the premiere episode of "This Feels Terrible", host Erin McGathy sits down with her boyfriend and the creator of Community, Dan Harmon, to discuss everything that feels terrible about love, dating, sex and relationships.