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Failing Up

Failing Up

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Failing Up

Failing Up

Failing Up

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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.

Latest Episodes

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

ESteve 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

61 MIN2018 OCT 4
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Steve Agee | Failing Up Podcast | Comedian, Writer, Actor, Photographer

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

E00:35 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

71 MIN2018 SEP 27
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Rafael Casal|Writer and Actor | Failing Up Podcast|Guy Opochinski and Eden Dranger

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

62 MIN2018 SEP 6
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Josh Radnor

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 MIN2018 AUG 30
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Eric LeGrand

Erin Gibson

EErin 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 MIN2018 AUG 23
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Erin Gibson

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 MIN2018 AUG 9
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Ben Blacker

David Iserson

EThe Spy Who Dumped Me - In theaters August 3rd 02:02 Guy and David grew up in the same town 04:32 Theater Camp 09:30 Los Angeles isn’t intimidating 12:00 Coming out to LA without a job 15:25 The first writing, was it good or crap? 19:14 What is Failing at writing a script 22:45 Writing for Saturday Night Live 29:36 Moving on from SNL 34:47 what type of writing does he enjoy most 38:15 Pitfall younger writers have 40:09 Does David have a mentor? 42:40 Writing “The Spy Who Dumped Me” was born out of failure 47:38 Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis 51:09 What is his biggest failure? 54:32 Favorite Charity : ACLU

55 MIN2018 JUL 26
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David Iserson

Failing Up - Guy and Eden

E00:02 No guest this week 01:04 Where Eden gets most cyberstalked 04:33 Eden’s unwanted “guests” 09:40 Talking failure 18:56 Dating worries - Are her parents alive? 23:10 It’s not about you... 24:20 Being taught how to flirt 30:06 Esther Perel 32:30 Instagram has a mute function 36:01 Cast your net wide 36:42 The chocolate cookie is a failure Give to Guy's favorite charity this week! www.foodonfoot.org Follow us on twitter @theguydf @eden_eats @failinguppod

39 MIN2018 JUL 19
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Failing Up - Guy and Eden

Jay Duplass

EJay Duplass director, author, and actor (Transparent) 2:52 Does everybody “bomb”? 15:51 The jump in to writing and making movies 20:10 No one’s first movie is great 23:58 Eden’s dad invented the Arm Waving Tube Man! 25:30 Jay’s belief in how success happens 25:50 Transparent 29:25 Inside Baseball of filmmaking 36:00 What people like to watch 37:15 How do you know when your baby is beautiful (The Puffy Chair) 42:40 Watching old people watch movies 44:10 Getting cast on Transparent 48:48 Outside In 51:44 Biggest lesson Jay learned 01:01:30 Favorite Charity https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout?

62 MIN2018 JUL 12
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Jay Duplass

Ben Wexler

EBen Wexler 05:00 Casting for Forrest Gump? 12:26 The new thing that reads your thoughts 23:44 The Comedians/ Bill Crystal 41:00 Consulting producer - Arrested Development 45:37 Inside story about Arrested Development Season 4 47:29 What is he most proud of l Favorite charity The Christopher Reeve foundation for paralysis https://www.christopherreeve.org/donate Follow us on twitter: @mrbenwexler @failinguppod @eden_eats @theguydf

54 MIN2018 JUN 28
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Ben Wexler

Latest Episodes

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

ESteve 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

61 MIN2018 OCT 4
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Steve Agee | Failing Up Podcast | Comedian, Writer, Actor, Photographer

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

E00:35 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

71 MIN2018 SEP 27
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Rafael Casal|Writer and Actor | Failing Up Podcast|Guy Opochinski and Eden Dranger

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

62 MIN2018 SEP 6
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Josh Radnor

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 MIN2018 AUG 30
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Eric LeGrand

Erin Gibson

EErin 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 MIN2018 AUG 23
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Erin Gibson

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 MIN2018 AUG 9
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Ben Blacker

David Iserson

EThe Spy Who Dumped Me - In theaters August 3rd 02:02 Guy and David grew up in the same town 04:32 Theater Camp 09:30 Los Angeles isn’t intimidating 12:00 Coming out to LA without a job 15:25 The first writing, was it good or crap? 19:14 What is Failing at writing a script 22:45 Writing for Saturday Night Live 29:36 Moving on from SNL 34:47 what type of writing does he enjoy most 38:15 Pitfall younger writers have 40:09 Does David have a mentor? 42:40 Writing “The Spy Who Dumped Me” was born out of failure 47:38 Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis 51:09 What is his biggest failure? 54:32 Favorite Charity : ACLU

55 MIN2018 JUL 26
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David Iserson

Failing Up - Guy and Eden

E00:02 No guest this week 01:04 Where Eden gets most cyberstalked 04:33 Eden’s unwanted “guests” 09:40 Talking failure 18:56 Dating worries - Are her parents alive? 23:10 It’s not about you... 24:20 Being taught how to flirt 30:06 Esther Perel 32:30 Instagram has a mute function 36:01 Cast your net wide 36:42 The chocolate cookie is a failure Give to Guy's favorite charity this week! www.foodonfoot.org Follow us on twitter @theguydf @eden_eats @failinguppod

39 MIN2018 JUL 19
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Failing Up - Guy and Eden

Jay Duplass

EJay Duplass director, author, and actor (Transparent) 2:52 Does everybody “bomb”? 15:51 The jump in to writing and making movies 20:10 No one’s first movie is great 23:58 Eden’s dad invented the Arm Waving Tube Man! 25:30 Jay’s belief in how success happens 25:50 Transparent 29:25 Inside Baseball of filmmaking 36:00 What people like to watch 37:15 How do you know when your baby is beautiful (The Puffy Chair) 42:40 Watching old people watch movies 44:10 Getting cast on Transparent 48:48 Outside In 51:44 Biggest lesson Jay learned 01:01:30 Favorite Charity https://give.thetrevorproject.org/give/63307/#!/donation/checkout?

62 MIN2018 JUL 12
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Jay Duplass

Ben Wexler

EBen Wexler 05:00 Casting for Forrest Gump? 12:26 The new thing that reads your thoughts 23:44 The Comedians/ Bill Crystal 41:00 Consulting producer - Arrested Development 45:37 Inside story about Arrested Development Season 4 47:29 What is he most proud of l Favorite charity The Christopher Reeve foundation for paralysis https://www.christopherreeve.org/donate Follow us on twitter: @mrbenwexler @failinguppod @eden_eats @theguydf

54 MIN2018 JUN 28
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Ben Wexler
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