44 episodes

Failing Forward is a podcast all about the times when everything goes wrong. Some stories are funny, some are sad, and some are motivational. And sometimes they're even heartwarming. Whoever the guest, comedian Steve Hofstetter will take you on a journey through failure, rejection, and sometimes...thankfully...success.
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    • 4.9, 70 Ratings

Failing Forward is a podcast all about the times when everything goes wrong. Some stories are funny, some are sad, and some are motivational. And sometimes they're even heartwarming. Whoever the guest, comedian Steve Hofstetter will take you on a journey through failure, rejection, and sometimes...thankfully...success.
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    And Finally, a Success Story ft. Brian Herzlinger

    And Finally, a Success Story ft. Brian Herzlinger

    In these troubling times, maybe it's time we hear an inspiring story of success! In the final episode of "Failing Forward", Director and star of "My Date With Drew" Brian Herzlinger joins Steve to discuss how his tenacity early on in his career lead him to a few failures, but mostly success. Brian was just about to give up on his dream of becoming a director after years of hardship, until he threw caution to the wind and made a hit film on a micro-budget of $1,100.
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    • 46 min
    Switching Careers at the Height of Success ft. Nicolas Anthony

    Switching Careers at the Height of Success ft. Nicolas Anthony

    Why would anyone work hard on perfecting a craft, get extremely successful, then decide to completely shift gears into a brand-new career? Comedian (and former famous magician) Nicholas Anthony joins us to potentially answer that very question. Nicolas started off as a successful child magician, gave that up to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. After succeeding at that, Nicolas decided to switch paths again to a career as a professional screenwriter.
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    • 48 min
    Turning Tragedy into Comedy ft. Michael Malone

    Turning Tragedy into Comedy ft. Michael Malone

    Is it possible to turn the worst moments of your life into comedy? Comedian Michael Malone did just that in his latest special, "Laugh After Death." He talks with us about the many losses he suffered this past year and how it completely transformed his process, ultimately culminating in his newest comedy special.
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    • 42 min
    The Ugly Side of Live Television ft. Brett Druck

    The Ugly Side of Live Television ft. Brett Druck

    How do you recover from failing on national television? Brett Druck is a comedian who retells his epic story of his stint on "America's Got Talent." He gives us the behind-the-scenes about how producers’ number one priority is not the talent, but drudging up drama and emotion from vulnerable contestants.
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    • 41 min
    Toxicity in Comedy ft. Taylor Williamson

    Toxicity in Comedy ft. Taylor Williamson

    How do you deal with toxicity in the TV and stand-up world? Comedian Taylor Williamson joins us this week to talk about toxic encounters with people while doing comedy, even when providing a $10,000 scholarship to an artist in need, and why Googling yourself is never a good idea. Plus, Taylor sees a lucrative market in alt-right-style comedy, then spends the rest of the time proving to everyone that he's actually a good guy.
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    • 41 min
    Playing to Your Strengths ft. Costaki Economopoulos

    Playing to Your Strengths ft. Costaki Economopoulos

    Where's the line between performing out of your comfort zone and performing well? Today's guest, Costaki Economopoulos AKA the biggest name in comedy, is a stand-up comedian and frequent contributor to the hit radio show The Bob & Tom Show. Costaki recalls the time he bombed on NBC's Last Comic Standing because Richard Belzer forced him to wear a suit and we discuss what it takes to finally discover what you're good at and how to utilize it on stage.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

xorichyg ,

Tragedy. Episode

Different side of Steve like a mini therapy sesh. Cool stuff. I haven’t dealt with death at all and I know when my adopted parents go It’s going to be hard to deal with I pray I have enough support to deal with that.

Tim(othy) ,

Best Listen of 2019 Without Recognition

This is a different(ish) side to Steve Hofstetter than the videos on Facebook and YouTube. Instead of humorous ways of dealing with hecklers during a live performance, you get stories from wildly successful people across all walks of life and how they dealt with their failures on the road to success. Personally, as much as I love listening to DnD podcasts or true crime, this has been my favorite podcast of 2019, and if it isn’t the best listen of the year, then it’s definitely the most uplifting listen of the year.

AJ Nester ,

Steve is always interesting

I have yet to see or hear anything by Steve Hoffsteter that isn’t funny and engaging. Always a safe bet.

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