How To Fail With Elizabeth Day
By Elizabeth Day
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How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.
||ExplicitS3, Ep9 How to Fail: Haemin Sunim||Sniff. Sob. Wail and gnashing of teeth. Yes, it’s the SEASON THREE FINALE already - how did that happen? For our final episode in this series, I had the great privilege of talking to Haemin Sunim, one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers in t||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3 BONUS EPISODE How to Fail: Kristen Roupenian||Ahead of next week's season finale, I offer you, my wonderful listeners, a whole new BONUS EPISODE. I know, I'm too good to you, I really am. No, but honestly, thank you so much for your continued support - for all those lovely messages, ratings and rev||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3, Ep8 How to Fail: Pandora Sykes||This week I get to interview one of my favourite fellow podcasters: Pandora Sykes is a journalist, co-host of The High Low and all-round woman of impeccable taste (I mean, she must be to have agreed to come on How To Fail, right?) Sykes is also a co||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3, Ep7 How to Fail: Sharmaine Lovegrove||This week on How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, my guest is the brilliant Sharmaine Lovegrove. Sharmaine is a champion of stories. As a publisher, she heads up her own imprint, Dialogue Books, at Little, Brown and has been instrumental in bringing more div||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3, Ep6 How to Fail: James O'Brien||Today's guest is quite possibly one of the most intimidating people to interview given his own reputation as a fearsome interrogator. But fine, I'll give it a go. James O'Brien is an LBC radio presenter who hosts a daily phone-in discussion show which a||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3, Ep 5 How to Fail: Raven Smith||This week my guest is Raven Smith who, as well as having one of the best names dot dot dot EVER is also the funniest man on Instagram (it's true, don't @ me). Smith is a columnist for British Vogue, a guest lecturer at Central Saint Martins and is cur||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3, Ep4 How to Fail: Deborah Frances-White||My guest this week is Deborah Frances-White: an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation. You'll probably know her from her hit podcast, The Guilty Feminist, or from her book of the same name a||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3; Ep3 How to Fail: Jonny Benjamin||Ok, so full disclosure: I cried during this interview. You will quite possibly cry too. You will quite possibly need a box of tissues next to you as you listen. And you will quite possibly leave feeling enlightened and uplifted by the magical, gorgeous||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3, Ep2 How to Fail: Chris Patten||This week, my guest is the former politician Chris Patten. It's almost easier to list the high-powered offices of state he hasn't occupied than the ones he has. Patten was the 28th governor of Hong Kong, the former Chairman of the BBC, the current Chanc||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3, Ep1 How to Fail: Lily Allen||Haaaappy New Year! We're back with a whole new season and we open with a bona fide musical superstar: Lily Allen. A singer, songwriter, the recipient of multiple awards, Lily's songs such as Smile and The Fear are observationally crafted with honesty an||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: End of Season Two||So here we are at the end of SEASON TWO of How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, 16 wonderful interviews (and untold numbers of pots of babaganoush) later. In order to mark this momentous occasion, I speak to the legend behind the microphone, the one and only||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: David Baddiel||For the season two finale of How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, I speak to David Baddiel: comedian, author and co-writer of the best unofficial football anthem of all time (Three Lions, people). It was an interview that almost didn't happen because of his||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Tara Westover||This week, I bring you a truly incredible woman. Her name is Tara Westover. She wrote a memoir called Educated, which is quite simply one of the best books I have ever read: profound, moving, unerringly original. It tells the story of Westover's upbring||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Farrah Storr||Farrah Storr, the award-winning editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, is this week's guest on How To Fail With Elizabeth Day and I'm so thrilled to have her on as have basically been stalking her on Instagram for years. In person, she does not disappoint. W||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Alastair Campbell||This week How To Fail With Elizabeth Day welcomes Alastair Campbell to the confessional booth. The former spin doctor to Tony Blair (and inspiration for the character of foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It) talks movingly about his mental hea||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Otegha Uwagba||This week my guest is writer, podcaster and all-round megawatt woman, Otegha Uwagba. Otegha joins me to talk about her failures at getting a job, dealing with sexism at work, living with depression and why she just can't seem to help being petty on Twit||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: James Frey||This week on How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, we're joined by the author James Frey who also just so happens to be my first American guest (hello, USA! I heart you!). Frey has written four critically acclaimed novels, and his fifth - Katerina, a sweeping||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Mishal Husain||The wonderful Mishal Husain joins How To Fail With Elizabeth Day this week, which I'm very excited about because she's basically my long-time woman crush. Husain, who has been presenting Radio 4’s flagship Today programme since 2013 and is also one o||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Jessie Burton||We're BACK! How To Fail With Elizabeth Day returns for a second season, and to kick this one off, I'm joined by mega-star, besteslling author Jessie Burton. Burton's 2014 debut novel, The Miniaturist, was published in 38 countries and sold over a millio||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: End of Season 1||A thank you from Elizabeth for listening to the first season of How To Fail With Elizabeth Day and a sneak peek of the guests lined up for season two. See you in October! How To Fail is hosted by Elizabeth Day and produced by Chris Sharp How To||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Elizabeth Day||For the last episode of the first season of How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, our interviewee is…well…Elizabeth Day. Which means I’m currently writing shownotes about myself in the third person. Which is weird. Let me stop doing that. Over the cours||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: David Nicholls||David Nicholls, bestselling novelist, critically acclaimed screenwriter, aspiring piano player and thoroughly nice man, joins How To Fail to talk about his myriad failures. You might not expect the author of One Day, which sold five million copies and w||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Gina Miller||Political activist Gina Miller is best known for one major victory when she successfully took the government to court over the triggering of Article 50 to leave the European Union. But in this week’s How To Fail, she discusses the failures that led||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Olivia Laing||This week on How To Fail, we’re joined by the brilliant writer Olivia Laing. Her three critically-acclaimed works of non-fiction, To The River, The Trip to Echo Spring and The Lonely City, have explored themes of alcoholism, loneliness and suicid||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Sathnam Sanghera||This week, journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera joins How To Fail and kicks off by saying how flattered he was to be asked to contribute to a podcast on failure because he hates hearing nice things said about himself. So that’s good. As well as||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Dolly Alderton||This week’s guest on How To Fail with Elizabeth Day is memoirist, podcaster and journalist Dolly Alderton. Dolly, the co-host of the utterly fantastic The High Low podcast and author of the brilliant Sunday Times bestseller Everything I Know About Lov||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Fail: Sebastian Faulks||Sebastian Faulks, bestselling novelist and author of Birdsong and Charlotte Gray, joins How To Fail to talk about his failure to win the Booker Prize (“the whole thing is absolutely ridiculous”), his sense of social isolation at boarding school a||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Fail - Phoebe Waller-Bridge||Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator and star of Fleabag, writer of Killing Eve, superstar feminist and human embodiment of a Star Wars droid, joins How To Fail to talk about how she failed at her 20s (but got lots of brilliant material from the terrible da||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Space for both
Elizabeth asks interesting and thoughtful questions that get to the point of what I really want to know. They also inspire some self reflection. As shocking as this may be, it is possible to have two female hosted podcasts about similar subjects. Don’t think she “didn’t do her homework” or tried to insult and not support any other women. There’s plenty of failure to go around.
Seems like a ripoff?
Not sure if you know this, but there is already a podcast that is established called How To Fail! Podcast. Both the name and the logo here seem like a ripoff of their podcast. The How To Fail! Podcast with Kristin + Tina is incredible. This is an important subject but this podcast here needs to change a few things.
Stole a better podcast’s name
I don’t know who this person is but she’s stolen the name of a more established podcast. Even the most cursory search would have shown the name is taken. A quick search shows she’s a novelist herself so I’m sure she doesn’t appreciate IP theft.
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