Episodes

Sept. 6, 2021

S1 Ep20: 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

S1 Ep19: 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

S1 Ep18: 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

S1 Ep17: 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

S1 Ep16: 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

S1 Ep15: 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

S1 Ep14: "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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July 19, 2021

S1 Ep13: A chat with Tudor

This week, we talk to brilliant thriller-mystery-horror writer C.J. Tudor. Topics covered: Dog walking, the 1980s and what it's l…

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July 12, 2021

S1 Ep12: Rejections

This week (as the more astute of you may have gathered from the title of this episode) we talk about rejections – including a sur…

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July 5, 2021

S1 Ep11: I can't believe it's Caimh! (That rhymes by the way!?)

This week we talk to multi-talented writer Caimh McDonnell about hecklers, dogs and successful self publishing. And we witness a …

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June 28, 2021

S1 Ep10: Logs, trees and beats

What's a log line? How are they useful? How should you do them? These are all questions we really should have considered before r…

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June 21, 2021

S1 Ep9: A nice chat with Beth Chalmers

We thoroughly enjoy a lovely chinwag with Beth Chalmers this week. She's a hugely successful writer with sketch shows, dramas, pr…

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June 14, 2021

S1 Ep8: From first pages to review rages

In this week's audio smorgasbord (let's call it a smaudiosbord), inspired by our chat with OMJ Ryan in episode 7, we present back…

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June 7, 2021

S1 Ep7: OMG it's OMJ

This week we talk to crime fiction author OMJ Ryan and we find out the answer to questions like; What happens when you quit your …

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May 31, 2021

S1 Ep6: Robot Writers

This time out, we talk about our "work in progress" and then touch upon important issues such as houmous on nipples, one of us be…

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May 24, 2021

S1 Ep5: Ideas about ideas!

Due to recent events we’ve had to swap our episodes around a bit. So this week we’re using our experience as advertising creative…

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May 17, 2021

S1 Ep4: Aural Sex

Well, here it is. The episode literally no-one has been waiting for. Packed to the brim with smut and naughtiness, with a few rib…

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May 10, 2021

S1 Ep3: Erotica's a hard one

This week we have a good old fashioned chin-wag about our ongoing writing projects – including a unique take on the murder myster…

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May 3, 2021

S1 Ep2: Teenangstasaurus

This episode sees us bravely digging out our embarrassing teenage poetry and sharing it shamelessly with the world. We talk about…

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May 3, 2021

S1 Ep1: There's No Hope

In our first ever episode we have a chat about why we started the podcast, we talk about those little things that prevent us from…

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April 26, 2021

S1: Episode 0 - Introducing failure

Tom, Jon and Dave welcome you to the Failing Writers Podcast. Come on a journey of self-development with us as we attempt to tran…

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