Season 1

Jan. 1, 2022

S1 Ep37: 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

S1 Ep36: 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

S1 Ep35: 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

S1 Ep34: 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

S1 Ep33: 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

S1 Ep32: Lets' talk about using f*$%ing apostrophe's correctly with …

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

S1 Ep31: The greatest day of Jon's life - an interview with Andy Stan…

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

S1 Ep30: 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

S1 Ep29: Poetic Judgement (with the right honourable Kate Fox presidi…

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

S1 Ep28: 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

S1 Ep27: 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

S1 Ep26: 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

S1 Ep25: Interview with writer and illustrator Jason Cockcroft... and…

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

S1 Ep24: Halloween flash fiction contest - plus Tim Craig's tip-top t…

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

S1 Ep23: 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

S1 Ep22: 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

S1 Ep21: 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

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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