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Life is a journey that’s filled with ups and downs, but it is how we respond to our failures that truly define us. Conan O’Brien was on The Howard Stern Show and said, "Thirty-five things have to go wrong for the best thing to happen in your career." "Failing Up" is the podcast that takes its listeners through the failures in our guest’s lives that “had to happen” in order for them to find true success. Hosted by long-time podcasters Guy Opochinski and comedian Eden Dranger, Failing Up attempts to find that magical moment from our guest that educates and inspires the listeners. Every show also incorporates listener and the hosts' own stories. At the end of every show. we donate money to our guest's favorite charity.

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Life is a journey that’s filled with ups and downs, but it is how we respond to our failures that truly define us. Conan O’Brien was on The Howard Stern Show and said, "Thirty-five things have to go wrong for the best thing to happen in your career." "Failing Up" is the podcast that takes its listeners through the failures in our guest’s lives that “had to happen” in order for them to find true success. Hosted by long-time podcasters Guy Opochinski and comedian Eden Dranger, Failing Up attempts to find that magical moment from our guest that educates and inspires the listeners. Every show also incorporates listener and the hosts' own stories. At the end of every show. we donate money to our guest's favorite charity.

    15: Steve Agee | Failing Up Podcast | Comedian, Writer, Actor, Photographer

    15: Steve Agee | Failing Up Podcast | Comedian, Writer, Actor, Photographer

    Steve Agee

    01:03 Eden’s wallpaper

    04:01 Eden has an update on her rejection letter from last week

    05:58 Names getting pronounced wrong

    10:32 Steve as a young man

    14:12 Going to college

    17:55 Eden breaks her hips 

    19:52 Steve gets an art scholarship

    27:04 Steve discovers The Groundlings and experiences failure

    31:22 Meeting Sarah Silverman

    38:38 Steve talks about auditioning 

    39:12 Auditioning for Curb Your Enthusiasm

    42:12 His approach to acting now 

    45:21 Is there a show he wishes he got?

    49:39 Steve is an awesome photographer 

    54:17 We’re No Doctors - the podcast

    56:05 Biggest failure 

    59:15 Steve’s Charity: Red Cross - https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/

    Follow us all on twitter and Instagram! @SteveAgee @eden_eats @theguydf

    • 1 hr 1 min
    14: Rafael Casal|Writer and Actor | Failing Up Podcast|Guy Opochinski and Eden Dranger

    14: Rafael Casal|Writer and Actor | Failing Up Podcast|Guy Opochinski and Eden Dranger

    00:35 Eden reads a rejection letter
    01:55 Is it better to hear back or not?
    05:44 The Bay Area hates LA
    08:43 Growing up in Oakland
    11:25 Guy and a 7th grade bully
    15:35 When did he figure out he wanted to be an artist?
    22:33 What does he love about poetry?
    26:12 Is he proud of everything he has written?
    28:08 Blindspotting
    31:52 The 10 year journey to make the movie
    38:35 Does he care about the critics - 93% Rotten Tomatoes
    44:37 Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey
    50:38 What’s next?
    57:02 Eden’s writing room
    01:03:28 Biggest Failure
    10:10:12 Favorite Charity: ACLU : https://action.aclu.org/give/donate-to-aclu
    Follow us all on twitter: @RafaelCasal @eden_eats @theguydf @failinguppod

    • 1 hr 11 min
    13: Josh Radnor

    13: Josh Radnor

    How I Met Your Mother's Ted Mosby

    01:32 Born in Columbus- Went to an orthodox Jewish school but was raised conservative Jew.

    04:25 Milk and meat

    10:00 What did a young Josh want to do

    13:41 Ohio people loving Ohio State

    17:56 Robot writers

    22:06 Turning in to a writer and getting fired from a pilot

    26:01 Everything is a struggle

    28:46 What does he consider his “big break”?

    37:02 Failure and success and How I Met Your Mother

    40:41 Josh doesn’t like Jewish “money jokes”

    44:08 Transcendental Meditation

    47:40 The Den Meditation

    52:04 What is his biggest failure?

    58:30 Josh’sFavorite Charity : https://raziasrayofhope.org/donate.html

    Follow us all on twitter: @joshradnor  @theguydf @eden_eats @failinguppod

    • 1 hr 2 min
    12: Eric LeGrand

    12: Eric LeGrand

    4:00 Signed by Rutgers as a high school freshman

    9:23 The injury that changed his life

    11:20 He said he is proud of the hit, why?

    12:20 Malcom Brown’s text to Eric

    17:30 Walking on a treadmill 

    19:58 Winning the Jimmy V Award on ESPN

    20:30 Tweeting Lolo Jones and the drama it caused

    23:13 Getting signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

    28:10 Would he ever want to be a coach 

    29:30 Fan questions 

    36:20 What is Eric doing now?

    38:51 Eric’s Favorite charity: teamlegrand.org

    Follow us all on twitter: @EricLeGrand52 @eden_eats @theguydf @failinguppod

    • 40 min
    11: Erin Gibson

    11: Erin Gibson

    Erin Gibson
    01:20 living in a construction zone
    06:02 Heathers and other problematic movies
    9:38 Risky Business
    32:00 It’s hard to hate someone when you’re handicapped
    34:35 S&M guy
    44:50 How did she start podcasting
    53:30 Erin’s book Feminasty
    57:00 Favorite charity: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/
    Follow us on twitter: @gibblertron @theguydf @eden_eats @failinguppod

    • 59 min
    10: Ben Blacker

    10: Ben Blacker

    Author and writer Ben Blacker
    02:26 Ben’s origin story
    06:34 Where did he get the confidence to be a writer professionally?
    11:47 Master classes
    17:45 Thrilling Adventure Live
    24:20 Star Wars and Supernatural canon
    31:30 Does Ben care about reviews?
    39:35 Are three fights with his writing partner Ben Acker?
    41:34 Hex Wives comic book
    50:30 Advice to young writers 
    55:49 Favorite charity: CHIRLA - http://www.chirla.org/donate
    Follow us on twitter: @BenBlacker @theguydf @eden_eats @failinguppod

    • 57 min

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The hosts ask thoughtful and intelligent questions and keep the audience engaged. Their guests are fun and interesting, and also bring new ideas to the table. You will love this show.

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