Episodes

Jan. 1, 2022

37: End of season spectacular (pt2)

Some people are on the podcast* - they think season one's all over... it is now!! *(those people would be Adrian Poynton, Caimh M…

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Dec. 27, 2021

36: The End of Season SPECTACULAR (pt1)

The end is nigh. The first part of our two part End of Season Spectacular sees us catch up with some of the guests that have help…

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Dec. 20, 2021

35: The Failing Writer's Christmas Special Spectacular!

Wrap yourself in tinsel, stuff 12 pigs in blankets in your mouth and get yourself comfortable to listen to this festive treat. In…

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Dec. 13, 2021

34: Sally Wainwright

Sally Wainwright OBE joins us on the show this week! What do you ask a multiple BAFTA award winning screenwriter with an impressi…

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Dec. 6, 2021

33: Our 250 word NYC midnight flash fiction challenge

Undaunted by our ignominious failure in the previous NYC midnight flash fiction competition, we once again put ourselves through …

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Nov. 29, 2021

32: Lets' talk about using f*$%ing apostrophe's correctly with Simon…

So, this week its' time to have a little chittertychat with Mr Simon Griffin, author of F*$%ing Apostrophes'. We talk about revie…

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Nov. 22, 2021

31: The greatest day of Jon's life - an interview with Andy Stanton

We're pretty lucky that Jon's writing hero responded to his somewhat serial killer-esque letter of invitation in the affirmative,…

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Nov. 15, 2021

30: An interview with Tim Glister - author of "Red Corona"

We talk to Tim Glister, who is definitely not a spy. And he tells us about when he REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED at Cambridge Analyt…

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Nov. 8, 2021

29: Poetic Judgement (with the right honourable Kate Fox presiding)

We invite poet Kate Fox back on the podcast to critique our work and help us improve our poetry. Which Failing Writer will come o…

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Oct. 31, 2021

28: And the winner is…

Congratulations to the winner of our Halloween Flash Fiction competition! What? You don’t know who that is? Well, sounds like you…

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Oct. 25, 2021

27: Children's Author Adam Bushnell

Crazy kids names, rejection, tortoises - that's what writing for children and inspiring them to develop a passion for reading and…

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Oct. 18, 2021

26: The Brainstorm Ideagasm

Thinking. It's hard. And this week we prove it. Join us at the start of a journey of creation. Like the big bang... but probably …

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Oct. 11, 2021

25: Interview with writer and illustrator Jason Cockcroft... and our …

We welcome super talented (and all round super nice chap) writer and illustrator Jason Cockcroft on to the podcast to talk about …

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Oct. 4, 2021

24: Halloween flash fiction contest - plus Tim Craig's tip-top top ti…

It's here and we want you to be part of it! Our £100 Halloween flash fiction contest is now open! Just listen to this episode to …

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Sept. 27, 2021

23: Rosie Wilby, a writer's room zoom AND A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

This week we've got a big announcement, a great interview with Rosie Wilby, author of The Breakup Monologues, and there's also a …

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Sept. 20, 2021

22: A (not so) mystery guest special!

This week we yet again prove we couldn't arrange an over consumption of alcoholic beverages in a place that makes alcoholic bever…

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Sept. 13, 2021

21: Talking to best-selling Gillian McAllister!

Another great guest this week, in the form of Gillian McAllister. Sunday Times best-selling author, with the TV royalty seal of a…

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Sept. 6, 2021

20: Save the f%@#!ng cat

In this week's bl**dy episode, Jon reviews the mega-f***ing-successful screen-writing guide "Save the cat" - and then we have a m…

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Aug. 30, 2021

19: Talking TV, comedy and California with Adrian Poynton

Well, despite somehow failing to record the first 30 minutes of the interview, we still manage to have a rather interesting chat …

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Aug. 23, 2021

18: Whingefest '21

After entering a micro-fiction contest Tom, Jon and Dave rather maturely consider the judge's feedback, and deal with it in a lev…

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Aug. 16, 2021

17: Let's do it LIVE!

Some people thought it couldn't be done... they were wrong. Some said no-one would be daft enough to turn up... they were wrong t…

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Aug. 9, 2021

16: Hidden Tools of Comedy review & Chris Paling interview

It's a half and half treat this week! Half book review ("The Hidden Tools of Comedy" by Steve Kaplan) and half interview - a love…

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Aug. 2, 2021

15: The Little Pod of Horrors!

Ouhhhhhhh... it's a spooooooky horror episode! This week we present back our short horror stories. Then we try and teach Dave how…

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July 26, 2021

14: "In one eye and out the other" with stand-up poet, Kate Fox

This week we're joined by the superb Kate Fox, poet extraordinaire. Kate shows us around the secret world of poetry, enjoys Dave'…

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