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The Other F Word is taking the shame out of Failure. Join us as we explore what makes us human. Messy, funny, tragic, inspiring stories about failure.

The Other F Word: Conversations About Failure Hosts: Morgan Simpson: Filmmaker/Actor, Sara Singer Schiff: Journalist/Radi

    • Health & Fitness

The Other F Word is taking the shame out of Failure. Join us as we explore what makes us human. Messy, funny, tragic, inspiring stories about failure.

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    • 2 min
    Morgan, Sara, Melissa and Bipasha on Uncertainty

    Morgan, Sara, Melissa and Bipasha on Uncertainty

    The Other F Word Team gathers to talk about where they are in their individual lives, as well as their podcast life, and what it’s like to sit in uncertainty when it comes to the future.
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    • 19 min
    Cathy Guisewite on Embracing Failure

    Cathy Guisewite on Embracing Failure

    Legendary comic strip writer Cathy Guisewite of the world renowned comic strip "Cathy" and author of "Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-Up Years", explains how her own life failures led to the creation of this beloved character and how the real Cathy’s daily failures inspired the fictional Cathy’s storyline. From love life failures to the challenges of finding jeans that fit, Cathy the character expresses what every woman has felt or experienced at some point in her life, making her an essential icon of female struggles. In doing so, this character offered solidarity and hope for millions of women around the world.
    Find out more about Cathy & "Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault" @ www.cathyguisewite.com
    Follow Cathy on Facebook: @CathyGwite and Instagram: @cathygwite

    • 45 min
    Rebecca Kitt on Navigating the Challenges of Divorce

    Rebecca Kitt on Navigating the Challenges of Divorce

    Rebecca Kitt shares her story about her problematic marriage and the challenges she faced throughout her divorce. Failure became a constant theme that led her to feel overwhelmed and defeated, and yet she persevered and found strength she didn’t know she had. In looking back, she shares her insight as to why the struggle was so hard and how disparate personalities approach conflict and resolution so differently. Rebecca offers thoughtful and concrete advice on how to steer your way through conflict with a difficult partner.

    • 56 min
    Bill Watterson on Balancing Passion with Making a Living

    Bill Watterson on Balancing Passion with Making a Living

    Director and former musician and actor Bill Watterson shares his struggle of ambition and a passion to create art with the ability to make a living at what he loves. In this honest discussion, Bill tackles important questions about following his dreams, living a life full of rich experiences, but never arriving at a place where he can sustain himself financially. He questions his self-worth in a society that does not value artists and yet wonders, why can’t he just quit his artistic endeavors and find a job that pays enough to live comfortably? A hard and important conversation about sitting in the middle of failure.
    Find out about Bill's movie "Dave Made a Maze" @: www.davemadeamaze.com
    Follow Bill on Twitter @: www.twitter.com/billtweeterson
    Follow Bill on Instagram @: www.instagram.com/not_that_bill_watterson

    • 49 min
    Michele Filgate on Our Relationships with Our Mothers

    Michele Filgate on Our Relationships with Our Mothers

    Author and editor  Michele Filgate discusses her recent anthology “What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About” which grew out of her essay of the same name. Michele was abused by her step father growing up but she and her mother never talked about it, leaving Michele to struggle on her own. In this episode she shares how she worked through her fractured relationship with her mother and the feelings  of failure that run deep in their dynamic. The stories she shares from her book of essays further explores this important yet often complicated relationship with mothers.
    Learn more about Michele @: www.michelefilgate.com

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

Memememememememememememmeme ,

Engaging

Great interviews with a mix of different speakers. Each episode has a different message and something you can take Home to put in your bucket of knowledge

Yader16 ,

Raw and real 9/2/2017

Love this podcast.
Conversations about the stuff of life we tend to hide away from the world.
A terrific antidote to the perfection and polish of social media.
Really interesting and honest sharing and connecting between such relatable people and topics.

CassTh ,

Refreshingly different

What a breath of fresh air! Love the rawness of the topics, the honesty in which people surrender their true feelings about life, careers and happiness. You'll come away wanting to give yourself a break from feeling regret for past decisions in your life.

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