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How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

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    • 4.5, 176 Ratings

How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

Marguerite S. ,

Brilliant, moving, funny & thought-provoking

I wanted to wait until I had finished this podcast to write a review (I’ve only just started season 3 this morning), but it’s just so good that it can’t wait. Through a series of remarkable interviews, Elizabeth points out poignantly how failure is at its core simply a part of life - and a part that teaches us some of our best lessons. She asks great questions to some truly remarkable people. The honesty is refreshing, and I have to admit that I tear up at least once during each episode (but usually more). We all feel like failures at some point in our lives, and this podcast is a truly lovely reminder that we are not alone. Not sure I’d have gotten through a tough time recently without those reminders. Thank you, Elizabeth. PLEASE don’t stop making this podcast! ♥️

claireburker ,

Law School savior!

I started listening to How to Fail when I began law school last fall as a 27 year old woman. The hour long commute felt rough, and being an older student surrounded by 22 year olds who never seemed to stop working no matter how tired, sick, stressed, or drunk they were was exhausting and incredibly stressful. You feel like you’re never doing enough no matter how much you kill yourself. Elizabeth’s podcast brings me back to life and back to earth every week by reminding me that it’s okay to sleep! And skip class if I’m sick! Because if her podcast guests can win pulitzers and emmys, change careers in the middle of their lives, and go through horrible divorces all while actually learning from the things that are going wrong, and learning how to take care of themselves in the process and becoming even more incredible people then I can make it through law school without losing myself. Thank you Elizabeth for being an incredible woman, author, and host!!!

TippyCanoeGal ,

A Treat!

I love Elizabeth Day: she is smart, compassionate, open to new ideas, and really deeply engaged with her guests. Her interviews are some of the best that I have heard. I highly recommend this podcast as guests focus on one general discussion topic: failure in their lives and how they have approached it, but of course that opens the gate to a wide, and full spectrum of conversation possibilities. Of course, some of the guests are more interesting than others, but hearing Day open space for every guest to fully express herself/himself makes all of the episodes worth listening to.

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