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Learning To Fail

Learning To Fail

Jason Scholder

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Hi there, welcome, and thank you for tuning in. My name is Jason Scholder and this is "Learning To Fail." Everyone Has Stories They Like to Tell. These Are the Stories They Haven't Told. Each week I interview people who matter... or at least people who matter to me. Some of them are friends, others are teachers, and a lot of them are comedians. I never know where these stories are going to take us, but it's usually somewhere amazing. As this podcast continues to fail, I mean grow, I hope to interview some of the world’s top comics, thinkers and visionaries. I love Learning to Fail and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to these conversations as much as I enjoy having them.

Latest Episodes

Episode 40 — Mo Alexander — Back From the Dead and Still Killing as Always!

EComedian Mo Alexander joins Jason Scholder on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mo is a touring comedian from Memphis, TN. Jason and Mo met under unfortunate circumstances, at the memorial service and tribute show to the late, great, Spanky Brown. (After listening to Jason's interview with Mo, you can listen to Jason's interview with Spanky here (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/episodes/episode-32-spanky-brown-comin-carry-home/) .) But they hit it off right away, made each other laugh, and have been trying to perform together ever since! They actually had a gig on the books back in October, but it got canceled because they venue wasn't quite ready to be open yet. Mo plays Asheville every year, and this time they were able to squeeze in a long-overdue podcast interview. Mo will be on episode 5 of the upcoming Amazon Prime Show, "Punching Below the Bible Belt" coming out later this month! Enjoy!! ABOUT MO When Mo Alexander hits the stage, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a man who knows what he’s doing.With comedy influences such as Bill Hicks, Paul Mooney, and Richard Pryor, Mo combines intelligence and debauchery into a product that is just as funny as it is important. With an ability to access both the smartest and the stupidest parts of your brain, there’s a reason this comedy phenom has been headlining comedy clubs nationwide for over 20 years. Mo began his professional full-time comedy career in July 1996 featuring in clubs throughout the United States and by 1999 he was headlining. To say that Mo is funny is like saying that Michelangelo was a good painter. Taking all of life’s absurdities and creating a night of hysterical laughter is why Mo Alexander is one of this industries greats.Mo takes a lifetime of experience and insight and transforms them into some of the most ingenious laugh riots you will ever experience in your life. Not for the faint of heart or mind, intelligent and hard-hitting are two terms that best describe what everyone that has ever been to a Mo Alexander Show will experience.Nothing compares to the energy of a room when Mo is through with it.Watching Mo Alexander is a night of hilarity and mischief that one won’t soon forget. He usually tries to leave you with the underlying message,”I’m trying to save the world, one comedy show at a time.” After a night with Mo you realize that not only were you entertained, you’re changed. You have a mission: “Slap the stupid!” LISTEN TO MO ON SPOTIFY Mo Alexander on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QQxkwXjTe0lzC2JXbZFPg?si=6NQRmhexSKqZRK7QXgGI_w) FIND MO ONLINE https://slapthestupid.com (https://slapthestupid.com) BUY MO'S NEWEST T-SHIRT! Mo Alexander T-Shirt (https://i2.wp.com/www.moalexander.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/original-1.png?ssl=1) FOLLOW MO ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/mo.alexander1 (https://www.facebook.com/mo.alexander1) https://twitter.com/MoAlexander (https://twitter.com/MoAlexander) https://www.instagram.com/moalexander/ (https://www.instagram.com/moalexander/) https://www.youtube.com/user/moalexander (https://www.youtube.com/user/moalexander) SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ (https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast (https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg) FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder (https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/ (https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/) Twitter:

72 minMAY 5
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Episode 40 — Mo Alexander — Back From the Dead and Still Killing as Always!

Episode 39 — Aadil Palkhivala — A Natural Born Yogi

Yoga Leader, Teacher and visionary, Aadil Palkhivala, joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Aadil is one of the top yoga teachers in the world, and has become a personal friend of Jason's since their first meeting in San Francisco, in 2009. They have embarked on creative projects together, collaborated on yoga prop designs and implementation, and shared numerous personal stories and sagas. Jason considers Aadil to be one of his most influential yoga teachers and always learns something valuable from his encounters with Aadil. This unparalleled episode of LTF is no exception. Aadil, and his wife, Savitri, are the co-founders of Purna Yoga and Alive & Shine Yoga Center in Bellevue, Washington. ABOUT AADIL For nearly thirty years, Aadil has been regarded as a “teacher of teachers,” and many of the world’s top yoga instructors have studied with him. Aadil is the co-founder of Purna Yoga, a holistic synthesis of yogic traditions based on the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. ABOUT SAVITRI Renowned Meditation Master and visionary, Savitri was born in India and grew up in Bombay until the age of 7 when she moved to America with her family. Savitri is the founder of Heartfull Meditation & Lifestyle, and co-founder of Alive & Shine Center and the Purna Yoga College. READ MORE about Aadil and Savitri here (https://aliveandshinecenter.com/aadil-savitri/) WHY AADIL IS SO IMPORTANT TO JASON In 2005, LTF's own Jason Scholder, invented an ergonomic yoga prop called the Three Minute Egg (ThreeMinuteEgg.com) . In an effort to introduce his product to the world, he approached a multitude of master yogis and asked them for input on his invention. While some yogis of Aadil's stature turned their nose up at the idea that someone with as little yoga experience as Jason would have the audacity to redesign the iconic yoga block, Aadil simply saw its potential right away. Unfettered by the blind adherence to tradition, Aadil saw Jason's Egg as a beneficial alternative to the age-old rectangle whose limitations nobody had bothered to question. Aadil embraced the Egg, and made it all but mandatory in the many yoga studios around the world that represent the teachings of Purna Yoga. Jason feels eternal gratitude to Aadil for helping people see the magic in his yoga invention, and was further humbled by Aadil's willingness to take time out of his extremely busy life to sit for this interview. This is a very special episode. We hope you enjoy it. FIND AADIL ONLINE http://www.aadil.com/ (http://www.aadil.com/) https://purnayoga.com/ (https://purnayoga.com/) https://aliveandshinecenter.com/ (https://aliveandshinecenter.com/) FOLLOW AADIL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/aadil.palkhivala (https://www.facebook.com/aadil.palkhivala) https://www.facebook.com/PurnaYogaCollege/ (https://www.facebook.com/PurnaYogaCollege/) https://twitter.com/purnayoga (https://twitter.com/purnayoga) https://www.facebook.com/aliveandshinecenter/ (https://www.facebook.com/aliveandshinecenter/) https://www.instagram.com/aliveandshine/ (https://www.instagram.com/aliveandshine/) https://twitter.com/aliveandshine (https://twitter.com/aliveandshine) https://www.youtube.com/user/AliveAndShine (https://www.youtube.com/user/AliveAndShine) SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ (https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast (https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg) FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder...

151 minAPR 28
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Episode 39 — Aadil Palkhivala — A Natural Born Yogi

Episode 38 — Chuck Johnson —

EComedy Agent & Manager, Chuck Johnson joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Chuck has found his niche and risen to the top of the College Comedy Market. The secret of his success has been thinking big, but staying small. Of all the people Jason has met doing comedy, Chuck is one of the nicest and most generous. And if you ask anyone who knows him, they'll tell you the same. He ends every conversation by saying, "Feel free to call me if you ever have any questions or need any advice." And he backs it up! It isn't easy being both successful and popular, but Chuck has figured out the formula and he's not even all that secretive about it. So listen in and lap it up, because Chuck Johnson, of Summit Comedy, is on the mic! FIND CHUCK ONLINE https://www.summitcomedy.com/ (https://www.summitcomedy.com/) FOLLOW CHUCK ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/chuckajohnson (https://www.facebook.com/chuckajohnson) https://www.facebook.com/SummitComedy/ (https://www.facebook.com/Summi...

114 minAPR 21
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Episode 38 — Chuck Johnson —

Episode 37 — Cary Goff —

EComedian Cary Goff joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail Podcast to talk about life, parenting and the Asheville Comedy Scene. Cary is one of Asheville's most beloved and appreciated comedians. He's been performing locally since the scene was in its infancy and now runs the quintessential weekly open mic that defines Asheville's comedy community. It's the one time, every week, when just about every comedian shows up to showcase their newest material and see their friends. Jason and Cary talk about how their home scene has evolved, changed, grown and where it might be going. This is a fun interview for anyone interested in any kind of local comedy or community, and a must-listen for all Asheville comedians. Cary is a writer and comedian out of Asheville, NC. He performs around the South East. He’s showcased inthe Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, been afinalist in the Port City Comedy Competition and a semi-finalist in the Carolina’s Funniest Stand-Up Comic Competition. ...

88 minAPR 14
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Episode 37 — Cary Goff —

Episode 36 — Ritch Shydner — A Historian of Stand-Up

EComedian Ritch Shydner joins Jason on this episode of Learning to Fail Podcast. Jason was introduced to Ritch by some mutual friends who thought they might have a bit in common. It's much more serious than that. These guys love each other! This interview took place the first time they ever met in person, and will not lose your attention for a minute. Take a deep dive into the world of stand up comedy with a guy who's done the Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson, 14 times! He's a legend in the comedy world and a cool, humble dude. He's played every club in the country and is now traveling the circuit with his 1-man show about the history of stand up comedy. ABOUT RITCH Learn all there is to know about Ritch at RitchShydner.com Ritch's new book,Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980's Comedy Explosion, is OUT NOW! Read a story from the book here.. (http://www.ritchshydner.com/ritch-shydner-news/7-kicking-through-the-ashes) In the 1980’s, Ritch made numerous appeara...

165 minAPR 7
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Episode 36 — Ritch Shydner — A Historian of Stand-Up

EPISODE 35 — Mike Elis — The Artisan of Entertainment Management

EProducer/Comedian Mike Elis joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mike was the first person to ever give Jason a real shot, on a real stage, in front of a real audience. Since then they've fallen in, fallen out and fallen back. But overcoming adversity is what builds lasting relationships. And now they're BFFs for reals. Mike brought Jason his favorite nosh (Lox Shmear on a Cinnamon Raison bagel — Don't judge him!), which Jason proceeds to eat, while they talk, for the first half hour of the show. This seemed like a gesture of kindness at the time, but in hindsight may have equally been just a gag that Mr. Elis could capitalize on both during the interview and on FaceBook. Mike Elis is a part time comic emcee, and to say that Mike has done a lot in his four years in the entertainment business is an understatement.Mike has opened for the likes of Jon Reep, Pam Stone, Emo Philips, Judy Tenuta, and even recently co-starred in a stage show with 80s pop icon Molly Ringwald.Mike recently left the comedy stage to take over as Director of Entertainment for the Abbeville Opera House.He also has a syndicated column for entertainment and comedy in South Carolina, called “A Slice of Mike.”Starting in April, Mike will have his own radio show on WZLA 92.9FM, a show titled "The Mike on the Mic" show.The first ever Jewish-run classic country music and comedy show ever in South Carolina.Also, Mike Elis is writing his first movie script, titled "My Demons Come Out on Stage," a film about dealing with depression and PTSD and how that struggle plays into being an entertainer. FOLLOW MIKE ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/TheArtisanOfFlatRock/ (https://www.facebook.com/TheArtisanOfFlatRock/) https://www.facebook.com/The-Mike-on-the-Mic-Radio-Show-WZLA-929-106793327385535/ (https://www.facebook.com/The-Mike-on-the-Mic-Radio-Show-WZLA-929-106793327385535/) SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook:https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidlifeComic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYUlmB-dvnPQ49ZLXzmoYQ FIND US ONLINE JasonScholder.com LearningToFail.com SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/)

145 minMAR 31
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EPISODE 35 — Mike Elis — The Artisan of Entertainment Management

Episode 34 — Mia Jackson — Steppin' On My Biscuits

EComedian Mia Jackson joins Jason for this episode of Learning to Fail. Jason met Mia for the first time when he hosted one of her first ever shows in Asheville. They talk about everything from how Mia got started in comedy to what it was like being a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing to the preconceived notions people have of her comedy before she starts her set. Mia has come a long way since we recorded this interview. She’s been in several movies, toured stadiums with Amy Schumer and filmed her own half hour special for Comedy Central! We’re lucky we got her when we did because she is untouchable now. She’s just as kind and humble as ever, but she’s too dang busy workin’! Find out everything there is to know about Mia at MiaJackson.com Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”). In 2017, shewas selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. She has toured nationally with Amy Schumer and is a featured comic at festivals and clubs across the country. Her first stand up special aired in October 2018 as part of Unprotected Sets on EPIX. Miahas appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland, Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Her Comedy Central half hour special debuted in November 2019. SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook:https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidlifeComic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYUlmB-dvnPQ49ZLXzmoYQ FIND US ONLINE JasonScholder.com LearningToFail.com SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/)

109 minMAR 24
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Episode 34 — Mia Jackson — Steppin' On My Biscuits

Kindness Never Fails

EJason sits down backstage with Jon Reep before & between their shows at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Jon reveals some of the secrets to his success and shares some very personal anecdotes from his life. You can follow Jon's touring schedule at JonReep.com and listen to his podcast at CountryishPodcast.com. Jon Reep is a nationally touring comedian whose contemporary country point of view has won over legions of fans in comedy clubs, on tv and in film. As a stand-up he’s built a following through his hilarious comedy specials and as the winner of NBC’s fifth season ofLast Comic Standing. He can currently be seen in Netflix’sBrad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeoand his new standup albumGinger Painwas released in March 2019 on 800 Pound Gorilla Records. Jon’s hour standup specialJon Reep: Metro Jethroand his half hour standup special both aired on Comedy Central. Jon is also host of the popular posdcastFriedon Bill Burr and Al Madrigal’sAll Things Comedydigital platform. As an actor, ...

76 minFEB 18
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Kindness Never Fails

Episode 32 – Spanky Brown – Comin’ For to Carry Me Home

ESubscribe on iTunes This episode of Learning to Fail features comedian, mentor and friend, Spank Brown. Spanky died unexpectedly just over a week ago. He was 56 years old and filled with life, laughter and love. I know you’ll enjoy listening to what he has to say. I only regret none of us will ever have the pleasure of watching him perform again. Spanky Brown was one of the kindest, funniest, most charming people I’d ever met. I invite you to enjoy this dose of wisdom and levity, dedicated to a most generous, humble and grateful human being. A memorial fundraiser has been initiated in an effort to help pay for giving Spanky the sendoff he deserves. Please consider donating what you can. As always with these things, every little bit helps. https://www.gofundme.com/spankybrownmemorial I love you, Spanky! You touched a lot of lives. You will never be forgotten.

86 min2018 MAY 20
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Episode 32 – Spanky Brown – Comin’ For to Carry Me Home

Episode 31 – Nick Taylor – Inside the Wall Part 1

ESubscribe on iTunes Comedian and friend, Nick Taylor, stops by to say farewell before leaving Asheville for San Diego… and stays for 3 hours! Jason and Nick had only known each other for about a year when they recorded this, but as you will see, there’s a lot of history and a lot of love. This is one of those deeply personal conversations that is really amazing to have recorded. And it’s long, so we divided it in two parts.

53 min2017 SEP 24
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Episode 31 – Nick Taylor – Inside the Wall Part 1

Latest Episodes

Episode 40 — Mo Alexander — Back From the Dead and Still Killing as Always!

EComedian Mo Alexander joins Jason Scholder on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mo is a touring comedian from Memphis, TN. Jason and Mo met under unfortunate circumstances, at the memorial service and tribute show to the late, great, Spanky Brown. (After listening to Jason's interview with Mo, you can listen to Jason's interview with Spanky here (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/episodes/episode-32-spanky-brown-comin-carry-home/) .) But they hit it off right away, made each other laugh, and have been trying to perform together ever since! They actually had a gig on the books back in October, but it got canceled because they venue wasn't quite ready to be open yet. Mo plays Asheville every year, and this time they were able to squeeze in a long-overdue podcast interview. Mo will be on episode 5 of the upcoming Amazon Prime Show, "Punching Below the Bible Belt" coming out later this month! Enjoy!! ABOUT MO When Mo Alexander hits the stage, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a man who knows what he’s doing.With comedy influences such as Bill Hicks, Paul Mooney, and Richard Pryor, Mo combines intelligence and debauchery into a product that is just as funny as it is important. With an ability to access both the smartest and the stupidest parts of your brain, there’s a reason this comedy phenom has been headlining comedy clubs nationwide for over 20 years. Mo began his professional full-time comedy career in July 1996 featuring in clubs throughout the United States and by 1999 he was headlining. To say that Mo is funny is like saying that Michelangelo was a good painter. Taking all of life’s absurdities and creating a night of hysterical laughter is why Mo Alexander is one of this industries greats.Mo takes a lifetime of experience and insight and transforms them into some of the most ingenious laugh riots you will ever experience in your life. Not for the faint of heart or mind, intelligent and hard-hitting are two terms that best describe what everyone that has ever been to a Mo Alexander Show will experience.Nothing compares to the energy of a room when Mo is through with it.Watching Mo Alexander is a night of hilarity and mischief that one won’t soon forget. He usually tries to leave you with the underlying message,”I’m trying to save the world, one comedy show at a time.” After a night with Mo you realize that not only were you entertained, you’re changed. You have a mission: “Slap the stupid!” LISTEN TO MO ON SPOTIFY Mo Alexander on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QQxkwXjTe0lzC2JXbZFPg?si=6NQRmhexSKqZRK7QXgGI_w) FIND MO ONLINE https://slapthestupid.com (https://slapthestupid.com) BUY MO'S NEWEST T-SHIRT! Mo Alexander T-Shirt (https://i2.wp.com/www.moalexander.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/original-1.png?ssl=1) FOLLOW MO ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/mo.alexander1 (https://www.facebook.com/mo.alexander1) https://twitter.com/MoAlexander (https://twitter.com/MoAlexander) https://www.instagram.com/moalexander/ (https://www.instagram.com/moalexander/) https://www.youtube.com/user/moalexander (https://www.youtube.com/user/moalexander) SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ (https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast (https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg) FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder (https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/ (https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/) Twitter:

72 minMAY 5
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Episode 40 — Mo Alexander — Back From the Dead and Still Killing as Always!

Episode 39 — Aadil Palkhivala — A Natural Born Yogi

Yoga Leader, Teacher and visionary, Aadil Palkhivala, joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Aadil is one of the top yoga teachers in the world, and has become a personal friend of Jason's since their first meeting in San Francisco, in 2009. They have embarked on creative projects together, collaborated on yoga prop designs and implementation, and shared numerous personal stories and sagas. Jason considers Aadil to be one of his most influential yoga teachers and always learns something valuable from his encounters with Aadil. This unparalleled episode of LTF is no exception. Aadil, and his wife, Savitri, are the co-founders of Purna Yoga and Alive & Shine Yoga Center in Bellevue, Washington. ABOUT AADIL For nearly thirty years, Aadil has been regarded as a “teacher of teachers,” and many of the world’s top yoga instructors have studied with him. Aadil is the co-founder of Purna Yoga, a holistic synthesis of yogic traditions based on the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. ABOUT SAVITRI Renowned Meditation Master and visionary, Savitri was born in India and grew up in Bombay until the age of 7 when she moved to America with her family. Savitri is the founder of Heartfull Meditation & Lifestyle, and co-founder of Alive & Shine Center and the Purna Yoga College. READ MORE about Aadil and Savitri here (https://aliveandshinecenter.com/aadil-savitri/) WHY AADIL IS SO IMPORTANT TO JASON In 2005, LTF's own Jason Scholder, invented an ergonomic yoga prop called the Three Minute Egg (ThreeMinuteEgg.com) . In an effort to introduce his product to the world, he approached a multitude of master yogis and asked them for input on his invention. While some yogis of Aadil's stature turned their nose up at the idea that someone with as little yoga experience as Jason would have the audacity to redesign the iconic yoga block, Aadil simply saw its potential right away. Unfettered by the blind adherence to tradition, Aadil saw Jason's Egg as a beneficial alternative to the age-old rectangle whose limitations nobody had bothered to question. Aadil embraced the Egg, and made it all but mandatory in the many yoga studios around the world that represent the teachings of Purna Yoga. Jason feels eternal gratitude to Aadil for helping people see the magic in his yoga invention, and was further humbled by Aadil's willingness to take time out of his extremely busy life to sit for this interview. This is a very special episode. We hope you enjoy it. FIND AADIL ONLINE http://www.aadil.com/ (http://www.aadil.com/) https://purnayoga.com/ (https://purnayoga.com/) https://aliveandshinecenter.com/ (https://aliveandshinecenter.com/) FOLLOW AADIL ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/aadil.palkhivala (https://www.facebook.com/aadil.palkhivala) https://www.facebook.com/PurnaYogaCollege/ (https://www.facebook.com/PurnaYogaCollege/) https://twitter.com/purnayoga (https://twitter.com/purnayoga) https://www.facebook.com/aliveandshinecenter/ (https://www.facebook.com/aliveandshinecenter/) https://www.instagram.com/aliveandshine/ (https://www.instagram.com/aliveandshine/) https://twitter.com/aliveandshine (https://twitter.com/aliveandshine) https://www.youtube.com/user/AliveAndShine (https://www.youtube.com/user/AliveAndShine) SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ (https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast (https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg) FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder...

151 minAPR 28
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Episode 39 — Aadil Palkhivala — A Natural Born Yogi

Episode 38 — Chuck Johnson —

EComedy Agent & Manager, Chuck Johnson joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Chuck has found his niche and risen to the top of the College Comedy Market. The secret of his success has been thinking big, but staying small. Of all the people Jason has met doing comedy, Chuck is one of the nicest and most generous. And if you ask anyone who knows him, they'll tell you the same. He ends every conversation by saying, "Feel free to call me if you ever have any questions or need any advice." And he backs it up! It isn't easy being both successful and popular, but Chuck has figured out the formula and he's not even all that secretive about it. So listen in and lap it up, because Chuck Johnson, of Summit Comedy, is on the mic! FIND CHUCK ONLINE https://www.summitcomedy.com/ (https://www.summitcomedy.com/) FOLLOW CHUCK ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/chuckajohnson (https://www.facebook.com/chuckajohnson) https://www.facebook.com/SummitComedy/ (https://www.facebook.com/Summi...

114 minAPR 21
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Episode 38 — Chuck Johnson —

Episode 37 — Cary Goff —

EComedian Cary Goff joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail Podcast to talk about life, parenting and the Asheville Comedy Scene. Cary is one of Asheville's most beloved and appreciated comedians. He's been performing locally since the scene was in its infancy and now runs the quintessential weekly open mic that defines Asheville's comedy community. It's the one time, every week, when just about every comedian shows up to showcase their newest material and see their friends. Jason and Cary talk about how their home scene has evolved, changed, grown and where it might be going. This is a fun interview for anyone interested in any kind of local comedy or community, and a must-listen for all Asheville comedians. Cary is a writer and comedian out of Asheville, NC. He performs around the South East. He’s showcased inthe Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, been afinalist in the Port City Comedy Competition and a semi-finalist in the Carolina’s Funniest Stand-Up Comic Competition. ...

88 minAPR 14
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Episode 36 — Ritch Shydner — A Historian of Stand-Up

EComedian Ritch Shydner joins Jason on this episode of Learning to Fail Podcast. Jason was introduced to Ritch by some mutual friends who thought they might have a bit in common. It's much more serious than that. These guys love each other! This interview took place the first time they ever met in person, and will not lose your attention for a minute. Take a deep dive into the world of stand up comedy with a guy who's done the Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson, 14 times! He's a legend in the comedy world and a cool, humble dude. He's played every club in the country and is now traveling the circuit with his 1-man show about the history of stand up comedy. ABOUT RITCH Learn all there is to know about Ritch at RitchShydner.com Ritch's new book,Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980's Comedy Explosion, is OUT NOW! Read a story from the book here.. (http://www.ritchshydner.com/ritch-shydner-news/7-kicking-through-the-ashes) In the 1980’s, Ritch made numerous appeara...

165 minAPR 7
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Episode 36 — Ritch Shydner — A Historian of Stand-Up

EPISODE 35 — Mike Elis — The Artisan of Entertainment Management

EProducer/Comedian Mike Elis joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mike was the first person to ever give Jason a real shot, on a real stage, in front of a real audience. Since then they've fallen in, fallen out and fallen back. But overcoming adversity is what builds lasting relationships. And now they're BFFs for reals. Mike brought Jason his favorite nosh (Lox Shmear on a Cinnamon Raison bagel — Don't judge him!), which Jason proceeds to eat, while they talk, for the first half hour of the show. This seemed like a gesture of kindness at the time, but in hindsight may have equally been just a gag that Mr. Elis could capitalize on both during the interview and on FaceBook. Mike Elis is a part time comic emcee, and to say that Mike has done a lot in his four years in the entertainment business is an understatement.Mike has opened for the likes of Jon Reep, Pam Stone, Emo Philips, Judy Tenuta, and even recently co-starred in a stage show with 80s pop icon Molly Ringwald.Mike recently left the comedy stage to take over as Director of Entertainment for the Abbeville Opera House.He also has a syndicated column for entertainment and comedy in South Carolina, called “A Slice of Mike.”Starting in April, Mike will have his own radio show on WZLA 92.9FM, a show titled "The Mike on the Mic" show.The first ever Jewish-run classic country music and comedy show ever in South Carolina.Also, Mike Elis is writing his first movie script, titled "My Demons Come Out on Stage," a film about dealing with depression and PTSD and how that struggle plays into being an entertainer. FOLLOW MIKE ON SOCIAL MEDIA https://www.facebook.com/TheArtisanOfFlatRock/ (https://www.facebook.com/TheArtisanOfFlatRock/) https://www.facebook.com/The-Mike-on-the-Mic-Radio-Show-WZLA-929-106793327385535/ (https://www.facebook.com/The-Mike-on-the-Mic-Radio-Show-WZLA-929-106793327385535/) SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook:https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidlifeComic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYUlmB-dvnPQ49ZLXzmoYQ FIND US ONLINE JasonScholder.com LearningToFail.com SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/)

145 minMAR 31
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EPISODE 35 — Mike Elis — The Artisan of Entertainment Management

Episode 34 — Mia Jackson — Steppin' On My Biscuits

EComedian Mia Jackson joins Jason for this episode of Learning to Fail. Jason met Mia for the first time when he hosted one of her first ever shows in Asheville. They talk about everything from how Mia got started in comedy to what it was like being a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing to the preconceived notions people have of her comedy before she starts her set. Mia has come a long way since we recorded this interview. She’s been in several movies, toured stadiums with Amy Schumer and filmed her own half hour special for Comedy Central! We’re lucky we got her when we did because she is untouchable now. She’s just as kind and humble as ever, but she’s too dang busy workin’! Find out everything there is to know about Mia at MiaJackson.com Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”). In 2017, shewas selected as a New Face by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the Critic's Choice Best Stand-Up in the city. She has toured nationally with Amy Schumer and is a featured comic at festivals and clubs across the country. Her first stand up special aired in October 2018 as part of Unprotected Sets on EPIX. Miahas appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland, Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Her Comedy Central half hour special debuted in November 2019. SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/) FOLLOW LTF ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/ (https://www.facebook.com/LTFpod/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltfpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTFpodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKNLjg1Qx7zwEM-DL1OVLg FOLLOW JASON ON SOCIAL MEDIA FaceBook:https://www.facebook.com/jasonscholder Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MidlifeComic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidlifeComic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYUlmB-dvnPQ49ZLXzmoYQ FIND US ONLINE JasonScholder.com LearningToFail.com SUPPORT OUR PODCAST http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/ (http://learningtofailpodcast.com/donate/)

109 minMAR 24
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Episode 34 — Mia Jackson — Steppin' On My Biscuits

Kindness Never Fails

EJason sits down backstage with Jon Reep before & between their shows at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Jon reveals some of the secrets to his success and shares some very personal anecdotes from his life. You can follow Jon's touring schedule at JonReep.com and listen to his podcast at CountryishPodcast.com. Jon Reep is a nationally touring comedian whose contemporary country point of view has won over legions of fans in comedy clubs, on tv and in film. As a stand-up he’s built a following through his hilarious comedy specials and as the winner of NBC’s fifth season ofLast Comic Standing. He can currently be seen in Netflix’sBrad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeoand his new standup albumGinger Painwas released in March 2019 on 800 Pound Gorilla Records. Jon’s hour standup specialJon Reep: Metro Jethroand his half hour standup special both aired on Comedy Central. Jon is also host of the popular posdcastFriedon Bill Burr and Al Madrigal’sAll Things Comedydigital platform. As an actor, ...

76 minFEB 18
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Kindness Never Fails

Episode 32 – Spanky Brown – Comin’ For to Carry Me Home

ESubscribe on iTunes This episode of Learning to Fail features comedian, mentor and friend, Spank Brown. Spanky died unexpectedly just over a week ago. He was 56 years old and filled with life, laughter and love. I know you’ll enjoy listening to what he has to say. I only regret none of us will ever have the pleasure of watching him perform again. Spanky Brown was one of the kindest, funniest, most charming people I’d ever met. I invite you to enjoy this dose of wisdom and levity, dedicated to a most generous, humble and grateful human being. A memorial fundraiser has been initiated in an effort to help pay for giving Spanky the sendoff he deserves. Please consider donating what you can. As always with these things, every little bit helps. https://www.gofundme.com/spankybrownmemorial I love you, Spanky! You touched a lot of lives. You will never be forgotten.

86 min2018 MAY 20
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Episode 32 – Spanky Brown – Comin’ For to Carry Me Home

Episode 31 – Nick Taylor – Inside the Wall Part 1

ESubscribe on iTunes Comedian and friend, Nick Taylor, stops by to say farewell before leaving Asheville for San Diego… and stays for 3 hours! Jason and Nick had only known each other for about a year when they recorded this, but as you will see, there’s a lot of history and a lot of love. This is one of those deeply personal conversations that is really amazing to have recorded. And it’s long, so we divided it in two parts.

53 min2017 SEP 24
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Episode 31 – Nick Taylor – Inside the Wall Part 1
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