How To Fail With Elizabeth Day

By Elizabeth Day

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Subscribers: 2713
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 214

 May 19, 2022
insightful and inspiring

Moira Dunne
 Feb 6, 2022
My favourite hour of the week.

 Aug 3, 2019
Elizabeth is a phenomenal interviewer and her guests have the most incredible capacity for honesty and conversation. Listening in on their chats is the greatest privilege and comfort. It will make you feel more at ease with yourself and more understanding of others. It will also make you laugh, cry and think. Thanks Elizabeth

 Feb 27, 2019
Elizabeth asks all the questions I want to ask I'm not screaming at the phone wondering why they're not being asked


How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

Episode Date
S18, Ep10 Claudia Winkleman on the joy of imperfection
Nov 01, 2023
S18 BONUS EPISODE: Georgia Harrison on taking back her power
Oct 26, 2023
S18, Ep9 Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock: one of Britain's foremost space scientists on belonging and the meaning of life
Oct 25, 2023
S18, Ep8 Dawn French on fertility, friendship and being an anti-perfectionist
Oct 20, 2023
S18, Ep7 Gillian Anderson on sex, body image and rebellion
Oct 18, 2023
S18 MIDSEASON BONUS! Captain Sandy from Below Deck on surviving addiction, pirates - and reality TV
Oct 13, 2023
S18, Ep6 Marina Abramovic: one of the greatest living artists on performance, passion and power
Oct 11, 2023
S18, Ep5 Geri Halliwell-Horner on writing, grief - and what the Spice Girls taught her
Oct 04, 2023
S18, Ep4 Arlo Parks on the impossibility of perfection
Sep 27, 2023
S18, Ep3 Rory Stewart on why politics is broken - and what to do about it
Sep 20, 2023
S18, Ep2 Sara Pascoe on fertility, fear and what success really means
Sep 13, 2023
S18, Ep1 Miriam Margolyes on not marrying a nice Jewish doctor
Sep 06, 2023
The F-Word Miniseries: Mo Gawdat and Elizabeth Day on Friendship
Aug 17, 2023
The F-Word Miniseries: Nigel Morris on leaving school at 15 and becoming a billionaire
Aug 16, 2023
The F-Word Miniseries: Gabor Maté on Feelings
Aug 15, 2023
S17, BONUS EPISODE: Lucy Spraggan on survival, sobriety and staying true to herself
Jul 19, 2023
S17 BONUS EPISODE! Dan Carter: one of the greatest rugby players of all time on what failure taught him about winning
Jul 14, 2023
S17, Ep10 Elliot Page on the transcendence of showing up as himself
Jul 05, 2023
S17, Ep9 Mae Muller on failing to win Eurovision - but finding her voice
Jun 28, 2023
S17, Ep8 Yomi Adegoke on social media, mental health and reality TV
Jun 21, 2023
S17, Ep7 Sir Ranulph Fiennes on adventure, fertility and living up to his father's memory
Jun 14, 2023
S17, Ep6 Diana Evans: the bestselling author on writing routines, dealing with her inner critic and living life to the fullest
Jun 07, 2023
S17, Ep5 Bear Grylls on turning fear into courage
May 31, 2023
S17 BONUS EPISODE: Rachel Cargle on reimagining the life we want to live.
May 25, 2023
S17, Ep4 Dr Gladys McGarey: a 102-year-old doctor shares the secret to health and happiness
May 24, 2023
S17, Ep3 Alex Crawford: the legendary war correspondent on staying alive, motherhood and the resilience of hope
May 17, 2023
S17, Ep2 Jay Shetty on failing to fit in, learning to love and how to survive heartbreak
May 10, 2023
S17, Ep1 Rylan Clark on fame, heartbreak and the long journey to self-acceptance
May 03, 2023
BONUS EPISODE! Mel Schilling: the MAFS dating expert on confidence, relationships and the secret to finding true love
Apr 05, 2023
BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail x Happy Place: The Ultimate Podcast Collab
Apr 03, 2023
S16, BONUS EPISODE! FRIENDAHOLIC: Confessions of a Friendship Addict - an exclusive extract from my new book,
Mar 30, 2023
S16, BONUS EPISODE: Cody Rigsby on queerness, addiction and being Rishi Sunak's favourite Peloton instructor
Mar 29, 2023
S16, Ep11 How To Fail: Bernie Sanders on defeat, defiance and the struggles that shaped him (plus: the power of mittens)
Mar 15, 2023
S16, Ep10 How To Fail: Margaret Atwood on wisdom, witchcraft and womanhood
Mar 08, 2023
S16 Ep9 How To Fail: Greg James on radio, rebellion and failing to be a good at fame
Mar 01, 2023
S16, Ep8 How To Fail: Joan Bakewell - the legendary broadcaster on life, love and everything in between
Feb 22, 2023
S16, Ep7 How To Fail: Munroe Bergdorf on the beauty of transitions, breaking the rules and learning how forgive herself and others
Feb 15, 2023
S16, Ep6 How To Fail: Rick Edwards on confidence, competitiveness and the lessons he's learned from past relationships
Feb 08, 2023
S16, Ep5 How To Fail: Big Zuu the Bafta-winning TV cook on being the child of a refugee, his ADHD diagnosis and racism in football
Feb 01, 2023
S16, Ep4 How To Fail: Spencer Matthews on alcoholism, the death of his brother and surviving reality TV
Jan 25, 2023
S16, Ep3 How To Fail: Yusra Mardini - how a teenage Syrian refugee became an Olympic swimmer against unimaginable odds
Jan 18, 2023
S16, Ep2 How To Fail: Alex Jones on fertility, mental health and the time she locked King Charles in the toilet
Jan 11, 2023
S16, Ep1 How To Fail: Rick Astley on never growing up, never giving up and how a difficult childhood shaped his success
Jan 04, 2023
S15, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Roman Kemp on mental health, male suicide and failing to be Batman
Dec 28, 2022
🎤 How To Fail LIVE: Craig David on racism, bullying and having the courage to open his heart again
Dec 09, 2022
🎤 How To Fail LIVE: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on surviving ladette culture, toxic relationships and finding a room of her own
Dec 08, 2022
🎤 How To Fail LIVE: Caitlin Moran on parenting failures, body image and big vaginas
Dec 07, 2022
🎤 How To Fail LIVE: Mo Gawdat, the world-renowned happiness expert on how to manage stress, how to live with grief and how to be happy
Dec 06, 2022
S15, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Sheila Hancock on stage-fright, self-doubt and being a wartime evacuee
Dec 02, 2022
S15, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Trinny Woodall on single parenthood, business failure and the empowerment of her 50s
Nov 30, 2022
S15, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Jo Elvin, the charity CEO on resilience, friendship fails and female anger
Nov 29, 2022
S15, Ep12 How To Fail: Justin Basini, the Clearscore CEO on business failure, body image and friendship
Nov 16, 2022
S15, Ep11 How To Fail: Geena Davis, the Oscar-winning actress on fame, feminism and being diagnosed with ADD in her 40s
Nov 09, 2022
S15, BONUS EPISODE How To Fail: Lorraine Kelly, the daytime TV icon on failing to go to uni, being fired and...penguins
Nov 04, 2022
S15, Ep10 How To Fail: Tom Daley, the Olympic diving champion on his fear of mistakes, body image and perfectionism
Nov 02, 2022
S15, Ep9 How To Fail: Greta Thunberg on activism, friendship and failing to be a 'normal' teenager
Oct 26, 2022
S15, BONUS EPISODE How To Fail: Rob Delaney on the death of his beloved son, Henry
Oct 20, 2022
S15, Ep8 How To Fail: Malorie Blackman, the iconic Noughts and Crosses author on rejection, racism and the importance of representation
Oct 19, 2022
S15, Ep7 How To Fail: Nihal Arthanayake on fatherhood, chicken bongs and the most difficult conversation he's ever had
Oct 12, 2022
S15, Ep6 How To Fail: Jordan Stephens on male vulnerability, anger and getting naked
Oct 05, 2022
S15, Ep5 How To Fail: Domenica Calarco, the star of Married At First Sight Australia on divorce, anxiety and reality TV
Sep 28, 2022
S15, Ep4 How To Fail: Florence Given on shame, sexuality and finding her voice
Sep 21, 2022
S15, Ep3 How To Fail: Melanie Chisholm on mental health, self-worth and the Spice Girls
Sep 14, 2022
S15, Ep2 How To Fail: Edward Enninful, the editor of British Vogue on body image, diversity and the joy of being friends with Naomi Campbell
Sep 07, 2022
S15, Ep1 How To Fail: Vanessa Feltz on divorce, body-shaming and Big Brother breakdowns
Aug 31, 2022
S14, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Jane Goodall
Jul 20, 2022
S14, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Kit de Waal
Jul 13, 2022
S14, Ep9 How To Fail: Russell Kane
Jul 06, 2022
S14, Ep8 How To Fail: Asim Chaudhry
Jun 29, 2022
S14, Ep7 How To Fail: Benjamin Zephaniah
Jun 22, 2022
S14, Ep6 How To Fail: Warsan Shire
Jun 15, 2022
S14, MID-SEASON BONUS! How To Fail: Caroline Stanbury
Jun 10, 2022
S14, Ep5 How To Fail: Michael Rosen
Jun 08, 2022
S14, Ep4 How To Fail: Natasha Brown
Jun 01, 2022
S14, Ep3 How To Fail: Jarvis Cocker
May 25, 2022
S14, Ep2 How To Fail: Minnie Driver
May 20, 2022
S14, Ep1 How To Fail: Simu Liu
May 18, 2022
BETWEEN SEASON BONUS! How To Fail: Colin Hehir
Apr 27, 2022
S13, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Candice Carty-Williams
Mar 23, 2022
Best Friend Therapy: trailer
Mar 17, 2022
S13, BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Ashley Walters
Mar 16, 2022
S13, Ep8 How To Fail: Delia Smith
Mar 02, 2022
S13, Ep7 How To Fail: Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Feb 23, 2022
S13, Ep6 How To Fail: Self Esteem
Feb 16, 2022
S13, Ep5 How to Fail: Munya Chawawa
Feb 09, 2022
S13, Ep 4 How To Fail: Andi Oliver
Feb 02, 2022
S13, Ep3 How To Fail: Alan Cumming
Jan 26, 2022
S13, Ep2 How To Fail: Steven Bartlett
Jan 19, 2022
S13, Ep1 How To Fail: Brené Brown
Jan 12, 2022
How To Fail: Season 13 Trailer
Jan 06, 2022
TWIXMAS BONUS EPISODE! How To Fail: Clemency Burton-Hill
Dec 27, 2021
How to Fail: A Christmas Message 2021
Dec 24, 2021
S12, BONUS EPISODE How to Fail: Holly Willoughby
Nov 03, 2021
S12, Ep8 How to Fail: Meg Mason
Oct 20, 2021
S12, Ep7 How to Fail: Lady Hale
Oct 13, 2021
S12, Ep6 How to Fail: Stanley Tucci
Oct 06, 2021
S12, Ep 5 How to Fail: Ruby Tandoh
Sep 29, 2021
S12, Ep3 How to Fail: Phil Wang
Sep 15, 2021
S12, Ep2 How to Fail: Jacqueline Wilson
Sep 08, 2021
BONUS EPISODE! How to Fail: Tanya Reynolds
Sep 02, 2021
S12, Ep1 How to Fail: Derren Brown
Sep 01, 2021
S11, BONUS EPISODE How to Fail: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Jul 28, 2021
S11, Ep8 How to Fail: Maggie O'Farrell
Jul 14, 2021
Jul 11, 2021
S11, Ep7 How to Fail: Martine Wright
Jul 07, 2021
S11, Ep6 How to Fail: Paris Lees
Jun 30, 2021
S11, Ep5 How to Fail: Christie Watson
Jun 23, 2021
S11, Ep4 How to Fail: Guvna B
Jun 16, 2021
S11, Ep3 How to Fail: Ed Miliband
Jun 09, 2021
S11, Ep2 How to Fail: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Jun 02, 2021
S11, Ep1 How to Fail: Graham Norton
May 26, 2021
BONUS EPISODE How to Fail: Dr Alex George
May 12, 2021
S10, BONUS EPISODE How to Fail: Adrian Dunbar
Apr 07, 2021
S10, Ep8 How to Fail: Kazuo Ishiguro
Mar 24, 2021
S10, Ep7 How to Fail: Emma Reed Turrell
Mar 17, 2021
S10, Ep6 How to Fail: Jim Down
Mar 10, 2021
S10, Ep5 How to Fail: Dr Nicole LePera, The Holistic Psychologist
Mar 03, 2021
S10, Ep4 How to Fail: Emma Barnett
Feb 24, 2021
S10, Ep3 How to Fail: Alexandra Burke
Feb 17, 2021
S10, Ep2 How to Fail: Matt Haig
Feb 10, 2021
S10, Ep1 How to Fail: Jameela Jamil
Feb 03, 2021
SPECIAL EPISODE! How to Fail: Leanne Hainsby
Dec 30, 2020
How to Fail: A Christmas Message
Dec 25, 2020
A How to Fail Miniseries: Rebecca Anderton-Davies
Dec 16, 2020
A How to Fail Miniseries: Bassel Deeb
Dec 09, 2020
A How to Fail Miniseries: Ross Barr
Dec 02, 2020
A How to Fail Miniseries: Yinka Bokinni
Nov 25, 2020
S9, BONUS EPISODE! How to Fail: Jamie Dornan
Nov 24, 2020
S9, BONUS EPISODE! How to Fail: Claudia Rankine
Oct 28, 2020
S9, Ep8 How to Fail: James Acaster
Oct 14, 2020
S9, Ep7 How to Fail: Nadiya Hussain
Oct 07, 2020
S9, Ep6 How to Fail: Failosophy Special
Sep 30, 2020
S9, Ep5 How to Fail: Ovie Soko
Sep 23, 2020
S9, Ep 4 How to Fail: Ruby Wax
Sep 16, 2020
S9, Ep3 How to Fail: Annie Nightingale
Sep 15, 2020
S9, Ep2 How to Fail: Mohsin Zaidi
Sep 02, 2020
S9, Ep1 How to Fail: Adam Buxton
Aug 26, 2020
S8, BONUS EPISODE! How to Fail: Gloria Steinem
Aug 05, 2020
S8, Ep8 How to Fail: Bernardine Evaristo
Jul 22, 2020
S8, Ep7 How to Fail: Siena Castellon
Jul 15, 2020
S8, Ep6 How to Fail: Glennon Doyle
Jul 08, 2020
S8, Ep5 How to Fail: Julia Samuel
Jul 01, 2020
S8, Ep4 How to Fail: Scarlett Moffatt
Jun 24, 2020
S8, Ep3 How to Fail: Matthew Syed
Jun 17, 2020
S8, Ep2 How to Fail: Samantha Irby
Jun 10, 2020
S8, Ep1 How to Fail: Jessie Ware
Jun 03, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE! How to Fail: Daisy Edgar-Jones on being the star of Normal People, the lockdown television hit everyone is talking about
May 20, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE! How to Fail: Henry Holland on business failure in the time of Covid-19
Apr 22, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE! How To Fail: Listeners share their Coronavirus stories
Apr 15, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE! How To Fail: Alain De Botton on embracing vulnerability in the age of Coronavirus
Mar 31, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE! How to Fail: Mo Gawdat on how to cope with anxiety in a time of Coronavirus
Mar 23, 2020
S7, BONUS EPISODE! How to Fail: Deliciously Ella
Mar 04, 2020
S7, Ep8 How to Fail: Frankie Bridge
Feb 18, 2020
S7, Ep7 How to Fail: Adam Pearson
Feb 12, 2020
S7, Ep6 How to Fail: Marian Keyes
Feb 05, 2020
S7, Ep5 How to Fail: Eniola Aluko
Jan 29, 2020
S7, Ep4 How to Fail: Tom Kerridge
Jan 22, 2020
S7, Ep3 How to Fail: Mabel
Jan 15, 2020
S7, Ep2 How to Fail: Malcolm Gladwell
Jan 08, 2020
S7, Ep1 How to Fail: Andrew Scott
Jan 01, 2020
S6, Ep 8 How to Fail: Jane Garvey
Nov 20, 2019
S6, BONUS EPISODE! How to Fail: Lemn Sissay
Nov 12, 2019
S6, Ep7 How to Fail: Fearne Cotton
Nov 06, 2019
S6, Ep6 How to Fail: George Alagiah
Oct 30, 2019
S6, Ep5 How to Fail: Shirlie Kemp
Oct 23, 2019
S6, Ep4 How to Fail: Lisa Taddeo
Oct 16, 2019
S6, Ep3 How to Fail: Cush Jumbo
Oct 09, 2019
S6, Ep2 How to Fail: Alain De Botton
Oct 02, 2019
S6, Ep1 How to Fail: Camilla Thurlow
Sep 25, 2019
S5 BONUS EPISODE! How to Fail: Philippa Perry and Sadie Jones
Aug 21, 2019
S5, Ep8 How to Fail: Jess Phillips
Aug 14, 2019
S5, Ep7 How to Fail: Meera Syal
Aug 07, 2019
S5, Ep6 How to Fail: Samin Nosrat
Jul 31, 2019
S5, Ep5 How to Fail: Dame Kelly Holmes
Jul 24, 2019
S5, Ep4 How to Fail: Francesca Segal
Jul 17, 2019
S5, Ep3 How to Fail: Emeli Sandé
Jul 10, 2019
S5, Ep2 How To Fail: FLEABAG IS BACK
Jul 03, 2019
S5, Ep1 How to Fail: Nigel Slater
Jun 26, 2019
S4, Ep8 How to Fail: Jamie Laing
May 22, 2019
S4, Ep7 How to Fail: Nesrine Malik
May 15, 2019
S4, Ep6 How to Fail: Andy McNab
May 08, 2019
S4, Ep5 How to Fail: Charly Cox
May 01, 2019
S4, Ep4 How to Fail: Mo Gawdat
Apr 24, 2019
S4, Ep3 How to Fail: Tracey Thorn
Apr 17, 2019
S4, Ep2 How to Fail: John Crace
Apr 10, 2019
S4, Ep1 How to Fail: Vicky McClure
Apr 03, 2019
S3, Ep9 How to Fail: Haemin Sunim
Feb 27, 2019
S3 BONUS EPISODE How to Fail: Kristen Roupenian
Feb 22, 2019
S3, Ep8 How to Fail: Pandora Sykes
Feb 20, 2019
S3, Ep7 How to Fail: Sharmaine Lovegrove
Feb 13, 2019
S3, Ep6 How to Fail: James O'Brien
Feb 06, 2019
S3, Ep 5 How to Fail: Raven Smith
Jan 30, 2019
S3, Ep4 How to Fail: Deborah Frances-White
Jan 23, 2019
S3; Ep3 How to Fail: Jonny Benjamin
Jan 16, 2019
S3, Ep2 How to Fail: Chris Patten
Jan 09, 2019
S3, Ep1 How to Fail: Lily Allen
Jan 02, 2019
How to Fail: End of Season Two
Nov 22, 2018
S2, Ep8 How to Fail: David Baddiel
Nov 21, 2018
S2, Ep7 How to Fail: Tara Westover
Nov 14, 2018
S2, Ep6 How to Fail: Farrah Storr
Nov 07, 2018
S2, Ep5 How to Fail: Alastair Campbell
Oct 31, 2018
S2, Ep4 How to Fail: Otegha Uwagba
Oct 24, 2018
S2, Ep3 How to Fail: James Frey
Oct 17, 2018
S2, Ep2 How to Fail: Mishal Husain
Oct 10, 2018
S2, Ep1 How to Fail: Jessie Burton
Oct 03, 2018
How to Fail: End of Season 1
Aug 30, 2018
S1, Ep8 How to Fail: Elizabeth Day
Aug 29, 2018
S1, Ep7 How to Fail: David Nicholls
Aug 22, 2018
S1, Ep6 How to Fail: Gina Miller
Aug 15, 2018
S1, Ep5 How to Fail: Olivia Laing
Aug 08, 2018
S1, Ep4 How to Fail: Sathnam Sanghera
Aug 01, 2018
S1, Ep3 How to Fail: Dolly Alderton
Jul 25, 2018
S1, Ep2 How to Fail: Sebastian Faulks
Jul 18, 2018
S1, Ep1 How To Fail - Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Jul 13, 2018