Episodes

June 27, 2022

S2 Ep13: The Freshly Award Winning Screenwriter Paul Quinn

This week we're joined by a lovely chap by the name of Paul Quinn. He's just won a rather interesting "Best Unproduced Screenplay…

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June 20, 2022

S2 Ep12: Julia Roberts. No, not that one.

Writers... erm... thingy. Does it... erm... errrrrr... y'know, is it a wotist. A thingy-majig. Or not? We answer these perfectly …

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June 13, 2022

S2 Ep11: Talking with Joanna Penn

This week we have a chat with Joanna Penn - author, podcaster, entrepreneur - and she shares her views on the business side of wr…

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June 6, 2022

S2 Ep10: Cards on the table about Poker Night (and a mystery guest)

This week we acknowledge that maybe our group writing project isn’t exactly racing ahead (surprise, surprise!) and try to actuall…

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May 30, 2022

S2 Ep9: A critical review of Jon's Tree story

This week it's Jon's turn to open himself up to some honest feedback from the other Failing Writers - and also, somewhat bravely,…

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May 23, 2022

S2 Ep8: Nels Abbey, author of Think Like a White Man

This week we talk to Nels Abbey, author of Think Like a White Man, and mostly cover all the same old subjects really. You know; s…

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May 16, 2022

S2 Ep7: EP 7 Constrictive Criticism

So the time has come for Tom to get some honest feedback from Jon and Dave, as he bravely submits his silly little sales book for…

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May 9, 2022

S2 Ep6: Interview with Will Storr, author of The Science of Storytell…

We have a fantastic, illuminating and thought provoking chat with Will Storr this week. Delving into the human psyche and our fun…

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May 2, 2022

S2 Ep5: Talking Sitcomedydramas

In preparation for finally actually, maybe, starting to possibly begin to put pen to paper on our TV comedy pitch - this week we …

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April 25, 2022

S2 Ep4: Emma Kennedy

This week we welcome author, comedy writer, performer (and all round massively talented) Emma Kennedy on to the podcast. We find …

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April 18, 2022

S2 Ep3: Ep 3 - Writing Competitions

In this episode we discuss writing competitions. And linked into that, we talk with a few people involved with The David Nobbs Me…

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April 11, 2022

S2 Ep2: An interview with Jeremy Dyson

We're honoured to have one of our favourite writers on the podcast this week - as we welcome Jeremy Dyson. He shares some fantast…

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April 4, 2022

S2 Ep1: We're back! Welcome to Season 2

Big ideas, rude t-shirt slogans, misplaced confidence and our infallible master-plan – The Failing Writers return for season 2 of…

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March 23, 2022

S2: Here we go again!

So, we're back! And this time we're having a BIG idea. (Hopefully. At some point. Maybe. If we get round to it).

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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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