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How To Fail with Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things in life that haven’t gone right and what we might learn from them along the way. Every week, Elizabeth’s guest explores three failures, and what these failures have taught them about how to grow and succeed, better. We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with Elizabeth to share your failures, problems or questions - anonymously or otherwise. She'll go through these each week with the help of her very special guests. And remember: a fail shared is a fail halved. https://forms.sonymusicfans.com/campaign/how-to-fail-uk-2023/ An Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment Original Production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastsales@sonymusic.com

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day How to Fail

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How To Fail with Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things in life that haven’t gone right and what we might learn from them along the way. Every week, Elizabeth’s guest explores three failures, and what these failures have taught them about how to grow and succeed, better. We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with Elizabeth to share your failures, problems or questions - anonymously or otherwise. She'll go through these each week with the help of her very special guests. And remember: a fail shared is a fail halved. https://forms.sonymusicfans.com/campaign/how-to-fail-uk-2023/ An Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment Original Production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastsales@sonymusic.com

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    ‘A member of my family had an affair with my then boyfriend’

    ‘A member of my family had an affair with my then boyfriend’

    ‘There is good in every situation’ - Danny O’Donoghue gives the best advice. This bonus episode looks at a listener who has lost a parent early and the heartbreak that has come with that, alongside the growth a listener has experienced, following adversity.

    As ever, I’m so thankful to you for taking the time to write in and please keep them coming. I love hearing from you and my guests are often surprised at how good they are at giving advice!
    Do you have something to share of your own? Click here to get in touch: howtofailpod.com

    Production & Post Production Manager: Lily Hambly
    Studio and Mix Engineer: Gulliver Tickell and Josh Gibbs
    Producer: Hannah Talbot
    Executive Producer: Carly Maile
    Head of Marketing: Kieran Lancini

    How to Fail is an Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment Production.
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    Danny O’Donoghue - ‘Lean into every feeling’

    Danny O’Donoghue - ‘Lean into every feeling’

    Danny O’Donoghue is best known as the lead singer of The Script and a former  coach on singing talent show The Voice. But the last year of his life has been overshadowed by personal tragedy: the death of his bandmate and best friend Mark Sheehan at the age of 46. 

    In his first full-length interview since Mark’s death, Danny opens up about how he navigated grief, how he spiralled into alcohol abuse and how he managed to find a way to survive through therapy and faith. 

    It’s an extraordinary story, movingly told with great profundity. 



    Danny’s failures include failing music in school and dropping out (he was finally diagnosed with Dyslexia earlier this year), the failure of his first record deal and failing to look after himself physically and spiritually as an adult. 

    Thank you, Danny, for being so open and for your willingness to show a vulnerability that I know will help many others who are struggling with loss.



    As always, I’m desperate to hear about your failures. Every week, my guest and I choose a selection to read out and answer on our special subscription offering, Failing with Friends. We’ll endeavour to give you advice, wisdom, some laughs and much, much more. 

    Have something to share of your own? I'd love to hear from you! Click here to get in touch: howtofailpod.com 



    Production & Post Production Manager: Lily Hambly  

    Studio and Mix Engineer: Gulliver Tickell and Josh Gibbs

    Producer: Hannah Talbot

    Executive Producer: Carly Maile

    Head of Marketing: Kieran Lancini



    How to Fail is an Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment Production.  

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    • 46 min
    You Might Also Like: On Purpose with Jay Shetty

    You Might Also Like: On Purpose with Jay Shetty

    Introducing Elissa Goodman: 3 Health Secrets From Celebrities Favorite Nutritionist & 2 Health Trends You Are Wasting Your Money On from On Purpose with Jay Shetty.
    Follow the show: On Purpose with Jay Shetty
    What’s your go-to nutrition hack?
    Is it truly beneficial for your body’s health?
    Today, let's welcome Elissa Goodman, a renowned integrative holistic nutritionist known for her expertise in cleansing and nutrition. She has gained recognition for her personal journey of overcoming significant health challenges, including cancer and autoimmune issues, which inspired her to take control of her health and help others do the same. Elissa has developed her own kitchen cleanse program, which delivers nourishing and healing foods directly to people's homes.
    Elissa explains the concept of cleansing, which is often misunderstood as deprivation and starvation. Her approach focuses on nourishment and reducing inflammation through a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and plant-based foods. She describes the benefits of her cleanses, which help people reset their bodies, improve digestion, and enhance overall well-being.
    Jay and Elissa also significance of habits such as regular blood work, proper sleep, meditation, and journaling for maintaining health. We get to hear practical advice, including tips on how to read supplement and food labels, avoiding additives and fillers, and the benefits of simple, whole foods and maintaining a balanced diet. Always listen to our body and make health decisions based on individual needs. .
    In this interview, you'll learn:
    How to hydrate properly
    How to improve digestion
    How to manage stress for better health
    How to address emotional well-being
    How to understand your body's needs
    How to use plant-based proteins
    Take the first step towards a healthier you by embracing these holistic approaches, and experience the transformative benefits for yourself.
    With Love and Gratitude,
    Jay Shetty
    What We Discuss:
    00:00 Intro 04:23 What is Cleansing? 05:58 Is Cleansing Necessary? 06:48 How Often Should You Cleanse? 08:47 Surviving Cancer 14:39 You Can Heal Cancer 18:05 The Benefits of Juicing 19:54 Celery Juice 25:06 Habit Change 28:00 Muscle Testing Supplements 29:44 The Right Supplements 33:11 Read Product Labels 37:42 Different Types of Cleansing 41:11 How the Digestive Tract Works 42:47 There’s No One Diet for All 46:02 Supplement Misconceptions 49:16 Going Back to Basics 52:37 Tap Into Your Subconscious 55:30 My Plant Medicine Journey 58:07 Releasing Kept Emotions 01:00:28 Takeaways 01:02:06 The Sickly Child 01:05:52 Hypnotism 01:07:32 Programing of Our Subconscious 01:10:33 Forgiveness 01:11:59 Elissa on Final Five 01:14:21 Manifesting Positivity    Episode Resources:
    Elissa Goodman | Website Elissa Goodman | Instagram Elissa Goodman | LinkedIn Elissa Goodman | Facebook Elissa Goodman | YouTube Elissa Goodman | TikTok Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming your Fears and Healing Cancer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
    DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is an independent podcast episode not affiliated with, endorsed by, or produced in conjunction with the host podcast feed or any of its media entities. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the creators and guests. For any concerns, please reach out to team@podroll.fm.

    Introducing How To Write a Book: Episode 1 - The Idea (Part 1)

    Introducing How To Write a Book: Episode 1 - The Idea (Part 1)

    In this first episode of How to Write a Book, Elizabeth Day’s new podclass series, hosts Sara Collins, Sharmaine Lovegrove and Nelle Andrew discuss coming up with ideas.



    Just where do ideas for books come from? How do you know if they’re any good, or even if they’re right for you to pursue? Our expert podclass provides answers to all of this - and even a lesson in how to know when your idea might be ready to send to an agent.



    And we could not have a more experienced bunch to guide you on this journey. Sara Collins is the bestselling novelist and screenwriter currently serving as a judge for the 2024 Booker Prize. Her debut novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, won the Costa book awards in 2019 and she later wrote the TV screenplay. Nelle Andrew is a literary agent and former Agent of the Year at the



    British Book Awards, and Sharmaine Lovegrove is the co-founder and managing director of Dialogue Books, an inclusive imprint at a major publishing house. Each of them is an expert in one stage of the publishing journey…. and all are literary nerds (in the best possible way).



    Together, Sara, Sharmaine and Nelle are your on-hand writing community giving you the push you need to get started on that novel, memoir, or piece of non fiction you've always dreamed of writing.



    We hope you enjoy our part 1 & part 2 on IDEA. If you don’t want to wait for next week’s episode, you can subscribe now and binge them all at once by tapping ‘subscribe’. You’ll get to listen to all episodes ad-free and get exclusive subscriber access to How To Fail and Failing With Friends.



    Books discussed in these episodes include:

    •The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

    •The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    •Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

    •Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth

    •The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    •Scissors, Paper, Stone by Elizabeth Day

    •Paradise City by Elizabeth Day

    •Magpie by Elizabeth Day



    We also talk about Christopher Booker, Kit de Waal, The Seven Basic Plots and Michael Crichton’

    Executive produced by Elizabeth Day for Daylight Productions and Carly Maile for Sony Music Entertainment.

    Produced by Imogen Serwotka.

    Please do get in touch with us, your writing community, with thoughts, feedback and more at: howtowriteabook.daylight@gmail.com
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    • 36 min
    Friends with benefits, dealing with an absent parent and To Botox or Not To Botox?

    Friends with benefits, dealing with an absent parent and To Botox or Not To Botox?

    Sara Cox joins me to answer your questions on how to deal with a friend who is prioritising her sex life, how to deal with an absent father, and whether facial injectables and/or plastic surgery are ok.

    As ever, I’m so thankful to you for taking the time to write in and please keep them coming. I love hearing from you and my guests are often surprised at how good they are at giving advice!

    Do you have something to share of your own? Click here to get in touch: howtofailpod.com

    Production & Post Production Manager: Lily Hambly
    Studio and Mix Engineer: Gulliver Tickell and Josh Gibbs
    Producer: Hannah Talbot
    Executive Producer: Carly Maile
    Head of Marketing: Kieran Lancini

    How to Fail is an Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment Production.
    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts
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    Sara Cox - ‘So much good has come from the bad things that have happened to me'

    Sara Cox - ‘So much good has come from the bad things that have happened to me'

    Sara Cox is a broadcaster and author. You might have grown up with her on Radio 1’s iconic Breakfast Show. You might remember her being one of the first so-called ‘ladettes’ (and if you do, we talk about how much she hates this word in the episode). You might have read one of her bestselling books - she wrote a memoir in 2019, followed by two novels, the most recent of which, Way Back, was published in March.



    She’s now the host of the most listened to radio show in Europe: BBC Radio 2’s tea time, as well as being on our screens at the helm of the hugely successful TV books show, Between the Covers. But her upbringing was far removed from media luvviedom: she comes from a Lancashire farming family and spent her childhood shuttling between her divorced parents - her father’s farm and her mother’s pub. We talk about how these early experiences affected her and what she learned from her parents’ break-up. We also discuss her failure to farm, her failure to believe she’s ACTUALLY an author and an early career failure  to control Sacha Baron Cohen when he was a live guest on Radio 1 (and the media’s misogynistic treatment of Cox in the aftermath).



    As always, I’m desperate to hear about your failures. Every week, my guest and I choose a selection to read out and answer on our special subscription offering, Failing with Friends. We’ll endeavour to give you advice, wisdom, some laughs and much, much more. 



    Have something to share of your own? I'd love to hear from you! Click here to get in touch: howtofailpod.com 



    Production & Post Production Manager: Lily Hambly  

    Studio and Mix Engineer: Gulliver Tickell and Josh Gibbs

    Producer: Hannah Talbot

    Executive Producer: Carly Maile

    Head of Marketing: Kieran Lancini



    How to Fail is an Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment Production.  

    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts

    To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

ang the kiwi ,

Thank you

Love your podcast I’m a Brit living in New Zealand I’ve just listened to your chat with Sarah Pascoe what and emotional wonderful conversation thank you

Waitakeregardner ,

One to one conversations are the best

I just listened to the conversation on friendship on a long drive and it was full of so many things I loved that I had to pull over and write down what I wanted to remember from it.

Karen Richo ,

Always a great listen

Elizabeth’s supportive interview style brings out great content in every episode. I always learn something and the quality of guests who come onto the show is excellent.

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