The Fail Safe
By Rachel Yoder
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The Fail Safe podcast explores how today’s most successful writers grapple with and learn from creative failure. From the blank page to the broken sentence, we examine the many challenges and pitfalls of the literary life and discover how authors transform false starts, dead ends, and assorted blunders into works of literary genius. Produced collaboratively by draft: the journal of process and The Iowa Writers’ House, The Fail Safe provides encouragement for anyone who’s ever wanted to write and pulls back the curtain on the creative process for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the writer-at-work.
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||CleanEpisode 13: Lauren Haldeman||Host Rachel Yoder interviews poet LAUREN HALDEMAN…||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Alexander Chee||Host Rachel Yoder talks with ALEXANDER CHEE about…||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Kelly Link||Host Rachel Yoder talks with KELLY LINK about the…||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Kristen Radtke||Host RACHEL YODER talks with author and artist KR…||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Jessica Hopper and Alissa Nutting||Host Rachel Yoder talks with music critic Jessica…||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Roxane Gay||Host Rachel Yoder talks with literary powerhouse …||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Laura van den Berg||Author Laura van den Berg talks with Mark Polanza…||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: New Year's Eve Wrap-Up||Host Rachel Yoder and author Mark Polanzak talk a…||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Leslie Jamison||Host Rachel Yoder talks with best-selling author …||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Lucas Mann||draft editor Mark Polanzak talks with author Luca…||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Christine Sneed||Fail Safe host Rachel Yoder talks with author Chr…||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Chris Boucher||Join draft journal editor Mark Polanzak as he tal…||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Garth Greenwell||In this debut episode of THE FAIL SAFE, host Rach…||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Inspiring for Writers and All Creatives
Love the concept of this podcast - celebrating failure and its role in the creative process instead of being afraid of it. Really enjoyed the first chat with Garth Greenwell and looking forward to future episodes!
Great for writers and all who create
Yoder does a great job interviewing book authors, in this case Garth Greenwell. She asks probing questions, which really helps bring out the details of the creative process, and the fact that if you write, you're going to fail at some point. The podcast is very well produced, making it easy to listen to. Looking forward to more episodes!
Inspiring and Insightful
Always inspiring and insightful. Excellent creativity discussion. Unique idea!