53 episodes

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, 170 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
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

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.

Churro five ,

Great for anyone with goals or dreams

Her casual approach, accompanied with studied research of her subjects, allows Elizabeth the luxury of allowing her interviewees to feel comfortable enough to share. There’s no room for rehearsed questions here, just like in desert island discs, allowing them to arrive with pre thought out topics to discuss provides the blue print for great discussion whisky Elizabeth makes sure she goes in for the grit.

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