Failure Guy
Failure Guy
Join 'Failure Guy' Ben Currier for a look into the darker side of success. In this podcast, we will find out the hardest moments successful people endured and the failures they encountered on the way towards actually 'making it'. It is said that we learn the most from our mistakes. Save yourself some time by seeing how my guests had things go horribly wrong and what they learned in the process!
"Judge Me By The Enemies I Have Made" - Carole Baskin
January 11, 2022 • 36 MIN
The one and only Carole Baskin joins me to talk about the latest updates on her ongoing effort to save Big Cats! She shares her insights on why it's so important to act now if we want to make sure Tigers are still here in the near future. She also sheds some light on the difficulties and disappointment related to how Tiger King ended up compared to how it was pitched. And we even get into what's next for her including NFTs, crypto and other ways in which we can utilize technology to help save the tigers!
"We Sell Happiness, How Do You Measure That?" - BluWave Wellbeing
January 4, 2022 • 50 MIN
The founders of BluWave Wellbeing are basically best friends and business partners! Lisa Thompson and Libby Rapin are trying to help remove the stigma about mental health, especially in the workplace. They're trying to get companies to take mental health & awareness services much more seriously. In these uncertain days, it's even more important than ever to make sure your inner self is in order so that your outer self can succeed!
"Failure is an Event, Not a Person" - Christopher J. Wirth
December 28, 2021 • 61 MIN
"It's not going to be a question of whether you get knocked down, we all get knocked down. We'll continue to get knocked down. But the question is: when you get back up, do you become a better version of yourself? Are you open and willing to become a better version of yourself?" - Christopher J. Wirth is definitely on my same wavelength. Watch as the motivational speaker & basketball coach attacks such hard-hitting topics such as divorce, self-doubt, and even Miniature Golf. Enjoy!
"Things Are Always Going to Take Longer Than You Expect" - Nate Rifkin
December 24, 2021 • 58 MIN
Nate Rifkin did not take the typical path to becoming an author. After dealing with crippling debt, depression, alcohol addiction and battling inner demons, Nate actually came out ahead. Through sheer determination, he crawled his way out of the hole by even working as a sign spinner for longer than you'd probably guess! His book 'The Standing Meditation' goes over the Daoist practices he learned to help set hit mind and body right for a future that now includes him leaning into being a full-time writer. Truly an inspirational story that mirrors my own in ways I didn't expect!
"Unless You're Failing, You're Probably Not Aiming High Enough" - Steven Lavine
December 13, 2021 • 47 MIN
Former President of the California Institute of the Arts (for 29 years!) Steven Lavine gives a peek behind the curtains of what it's like to be the president of a prestigious arts university. His book "Failure is What it's All About" highlights the many challenges that come along with being the face and key decision-maker at a top-tier arts school.
Transformation Involves Breaking Yourself Into a Gooey Mess - Jennifer Harris
December 9, 2021 • 49 MIN
Author Jennifer Harris discusses the not-so-great side of marriage as she shares with us her struggles with getting through her divorce. Many people would simply wallow in their sorrows, but Jennifer took her story and wrote a book to help others get through the sticky mess that is divorce.
"Don't Look at Your Failures as Negatives, But How They Brought You to Today" - Joey Leone
November 30, 2021 • 66 MIN
What happens when you get the World's #1 Failure and his best friend from middle school together? Well you'd think it would just be light and fancy-free, but actually my guest Joey Leone has had a rough ride this pandemic and shares his struggles with addiction, self-worth, and how to keep smiling through the tough times.
"The Most Successful People in the Planet are Serial Failures" - Steve D Sims
November 15, 2021 • 45 MIN
The absolutely hilarious and enigmatic Steve D Sims graces my podcast to drop innumerable wisdom bombs from his experiences rubbing elbows with some of the world's most rich and famous people. His book 'Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen' explains his methods for getting what you want out of life. He's certainly a friend of failure, and helps remind all of us that "your failures and mistakes are there to refine you, NOT define you."
"Failure is the First Attempt in Learning" Part 2 - Dave O'Dwyer
November 3, 2021 • 57 MIN
As part of ADHD awareness month, the Spiritual Gentleman Dave O'Dwyer has his podcast debut on this two-part episode of the Failure Guy podcast. Follow along with Dave's story as he goes from living an Anthony Bourdain-esque lifestyle of being a full-time chef and transitioning to being an ADHD life coach for men in need. Keep an eye out for his upcoming book next year: tentatively 'The Adventures of a Skinny Chef'.
"Failure is the First Attempt in Learning" Part 1 - Dave O'Dwyer
October 26, 2021 • 58 MIN
As part of ADHD awareness month, the Spiritual Gentleman Dave O'Dwyer has his podcast debut on this two-part episode of the Failure Guy podcast. Follow along with Dave's story as he goes from living an Anthony Bourdain-esque lifestyle of being a full-time chef and transitioning to being an ADHD life coach for men in need. Keep an eye out for his upcoming book next year: tentatively 'The Adventures of a Skinny Chef'.
"Failure is Part of Life, It's Part of the Game" - Dominick Domasky
October 12, 2021 • 54 MIN
Author, publisher and motivator extraordinaire Dominick Domasky has no problem diving into the deep end of the failure pool. He details his story of grit and persistence as he rekindled his passion for writing and sharing the stories of others following the failure of his restaurant business. Now, Dominick spends most of his time coaxing the magical components of making a book out of his clients through Motivation Champs.
Out of "Failure" You Get Creativity and Innovation! - Alex Gilbert
October 8, 2021 • 40 MIN
ADHD and Learning Disability coach Alex Gilbert joins me to commiserate over the pros and cons of being diagnosed with ADHD. We both share our unique perspectives on coming to terms with our diagnoses. She also educates both myself and my audience on the challenges facing adults with ADHD and other learning disabilities in the workplace.
"Create Your Own Comeback, and Prove Them Wrong" - Nate Dukes
September 30, 2021 • 64 MIN
Nate Dukes is my brother from another mother. Our stories overlap in ways that blew me away. He explains his very bumpy ride through this thing we call life. He figured out how to not only learn from prior mistakes, but to not let them define him. His book "You'll Never Change, Create Your Own Comeback and Prove Them Wrong!" is perfect for Failure Guy podcast fans. Also, we're now in YEAR 2 of the Failure Guy podcast, and this episode is launched on International Podcasters Day. Get ready for a master class in how to fail it till you nail it!
Your Life Should Be About Finding Your Purpose - Terry Tucker
September 27, 2021 • 52 MIN
Terry Tucker brilliantly shares his impressively wild career path including jobs like: marketing executive for Wendy's, hospital administrator, police officer (as undercover narcotics & SWAT team hostage negotiator), his own school security consulting business, HS basketball coach, motivational speaker & author, and a cancer warrior!!! He encourages us to live uncommon and extraordinary lives.
"As Long as I Get a Result, I Haven't Failed" - Fred Moore
September 16, 2021 • 39 MIN
Magician and entertainer Fred Moore shares his story of how he adapted to a changing world to become a hilarious productivity keynote speaker. His openness about the mistakes and hurdles he faced, pivoting from in-person speaker to online due to the pandemic, gives valuable insight as to why failing is just a part of growing, learning, and getting better at what you do! "The more times you fail, the closer you're going to be to your goal!" - Fred Moore
"...I Have So Many Other Failures" - Melissa Da Silva
September 8, 2021 • 36 MIN
Self-published author Melissa Da Silva shares her story of difficult relationship decisions and the importance of loving yourself. In her book "Lose Me", she discusses her previous toxic relationship and lets out her raw emotions through the use of poetry.
Failure is an Opportunity to Master Your Craft - D.B. Marshall
August 11, 2021 • 68 MIN
Get ready for fabulous insights from author D.B. Marshall. He discusses love, relationships and the importance of working on your own mess to improve your odds of success in life and love. Also, D.B. helps bring out the more vulnerable side of myself during one of my favorite interviews so far.
How to Deal With Burnout - Caitlin Donovan
July 9, 2021 • 55 MIN
Caitlin Donovan, a world-class expert on burnout, joins me for an insightful conversation to help listeners identify when they're going through burnout and how to approach it to make life more manageable.
Striving to Show Up as Your Full Self - Katie Rice
June 30, 2021 • 39 MIN
Katie Rice joins me on her first ever podcast to discuss her many detours on the way to her current path of providing insightful connections and helping people navigate difficult and transformative changes in their lives!
"I'm actually not that important..." - Cooper Krauss
June 16, 2021 • 42 MIN
Cooper Krauss shares his story of working his way up from being a waiter in college to finding his path towards realizing his natural ability for sales. He shows how he managed through various failures to find his true self and achieve success in many facets of life.
Success is Maintaining Enthusiasm Between Failures - Steve Bookbinder
June 9, 2021 • 47 MIN
Steve Bookbinder had difficulty in finding his career path and, like me, found out he was not exactly an easy employee to manage. Only once he started focusing on inspiring and educating other sales professionals did he find his true passion. Now through his ongoing training and coaching, he is helping their businesses become more successful and is allowing them to start truly loving what they do!
The Fastest Way to Success is to Double Your Failure Rate - Steven Ross
June 2, 2021 • 62 MIN
Please welcome Steven Ross, who I will proclaim the KING of door-knocking realtors! Follow his story as he decides to thrust himself into the real world of real estate, one door at a time. Big thanks to Steven for allowing me even more leeway than usual in terms of the meandering nature of the interview and did not mind me talking about myself more than I typically do.
Fear is Imagination Based - Jacqueline Wales
May 26, 2021 • 18 MIN
Our favorite expert in fearlessness Jacqueline Wales shares her thoughts on why failure isn't a state of being, but just means that you're not where you want to be 'yet'. Her story takes us all around the world and gives us some insight as to how to manage our own fears and future-based anxieties. This episode is shorter than usual due to technical difficulties on my end, so this one has a bit of failure baked right into it!
Open to Exploring the Idea of Failure - Sam Pomerant
May 13, 2021 • 72 MIN
Comedian Sam Pomerant joins for the strangest episode of Failure Guy yet. Failure Guy Ben is in a tumultuous time in his life and hopefully this lesser polished episode gives a bit of a peek behind the curtain. Listen to this episode with an open mind as it's a bit all over the place and not a typical episode. Thanks to Sam for being such a great sport and letting his hilarious personality shine through!
My Failures Brought Me Where I Am Today - Noa Ronen
March 19, 2021 • 52 MIN
Noa Ronen shows how daring acts of sharing with the world can not only help those you want to serve, but can help you to find yourself and your tribe in the process.
Factor Failure Into Your Success Plan - Eric Twiggs
March 16, 2021 • 40 MIN
Your Procrastination Prevention Partner Eric Twiggs joins me to discuss the importance of failure and shows why clarity is the starting point of success...
A Marathon of Failure - Dylan Ogline
March 8, 2021 • 56 MIN
Dylan stops by to share how dropping out of high school at 14 to embark on his journey of business failures lead him to be able to live his truest life.
Be Failing All The Time - Phillip Hughes
March 3, 2021 • 36 MIN
Phil Hughes joins all the way from England to share how his venture into working for himself has let him realize he never wants to work for anyone else ever again!
The Failures Allowed Me to Learn, and to Win! - Archie Messersmith-Bunting
January 27, 2021 • 32 MIN
Archie shares tips on how to continue past failure and just keep going.  As he says, "it's like a constant bicycle ride of busting your ass!  Bust your ass, get up and do it again!"
We're the Failure Guy Looking in the Mirror - Alex Williamns
January 20, 2021 • 44 MIN
Podcaster extraordinaire Alex Williamns explains why he's taken a similar path towards accepting and embracing failure as a necessary part of success...
Fail Your Way Into Possibility - Scott Perry
January 13, 2021 • 43 MIN
Scott Perry, the mastermind behind Creative on Purpose, gives poignant insight on what it means to be a fearless creative in this day and age.
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious - Robert Middleton
January 6, 2021 • 36 MIN
Robert Middleton drops in to share how marketing has changed since the inception of the internet all the way through to today!
What's Your Next Peak? - Bing Oliver
December 23, 2020 • 51 MIN
Bing stops by to share his story of life, love and loss that led him to reshape and reimagine his vision for what his present (and future) looks like!
Don't Fear Your Finances - Ean Price Murphy
December 17, 2020 • 33 MIN
Ean stops in to help quell our fears on money management and convince us that we can tackle the beast that is our finances!
You Can't Know Until You Try - The Cork Bros
December 10, 2020 • 46 MIN
The Cork Bros join me to discuss their transition into the Photography, Videography and Social Media world. You'll learn how they took 'fail it till you nail it' to the next level!
"Weaponize Every Genius" - Brenden Kumarasamy
December 2, 2020 • 46 MIN
Brenden from MasterTalk stops by to give some phenomenal tips on how to better approach public speaking and helps try to convince you that it's something you can do!
Just Book a One Way Ticket! - Josh Bender
November 12, 2020 • 48 MIN
"Don't let fear rule your life" Josh Bender joins to share his insights on being a digital nomad!
You Only Work Hard When Life is Hard Work - Phil Pelucha
October 29, 2020 • 56 MIN
Phil Pelucha from Billionaires in Boxers drops in to discuss his journey towards finding himself. He experienced massive unplanned career shifts and, surprisingly, shares why he's actually happy that he got Covid-19...
Finding Your Identity - Brian Reitz
October 22, 2020 • 34 MIN
Brian Reitz joins me from New York City to discuss marketing & journalism, inner struggles to become 'cool' and how to stay true to yourself...
Failure is How You Become an Expert - Andrew Bull
October 12, 2020 • 31 MIN
Andrew Bull joins me from the UK to discuss his transition from working in the film industry to helping small businesses understand how to approach the complexities of owning a business.
Constructing Your Career - Elinor Moshe
October 5, 2020 • 30 MIN
Elinor Moshe, the founder of 'The Construction Coach' joins me all the way from Australia to discuss staying true to yourself and finding mentors who push you in the direction you need.
Don't Ruminate on the Past - Jermane Cheathem
September 28, 2020 • 29 MIN
In the first episode of Failure Guy, I chat with Jermane Cheathem about being an entrepreneur, traveling, and how to not dwell on the past. Remember to subscribe so you get updates when new episodes are posted!