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The Need to Fail with Don Fanelli
What do all of your favorite comedians, actors, writers, and artists have in common? At some point, they’ve all completely failed. Comedian Don Fanelli sits down with folks at the top of their game to talk about the times their dreams felt more elusive than ever. These hilarious, heartbreaking, and incredibly relatable stories remind us that failure is not only necessary when pursuing a dream, but ultimately the inspiration that keeps us moving uncompromisingly forward. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.
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5.0 stars from 232 ratings
Motivation to fail.
You gotta fail to succeed, that’s a fact, but this podcast makes a creative person feel so much better about those failures, allowing one to see them as more like stepping stones than falling rocks, if ya dig. You just gotta keep making stuff, and The Need to Fail is proof.
jennabryson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/19
Awesome
This is a great podcast for anyone pursuing a creative career. It’s so helpful and inspiring to hear other people’s experiences with failure and their strategies for moving past them. They also talk a lot about how sometimes missing the job you *think* you want leads to the job that truly makes...Read full review »
JessAkOop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/19
Favorite Podcast
I listen to a lot of podcasts and this one is my favorite. Great conversations. Great insight into the journey people took to "make it" in comedy. Check out especially if you are an aspiring comedianRead full review »
Jared Mosk1246743466 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/19
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