Failure or disappointment isn't always a bad thing. That's why How To Fail With Elizabeth Day shares heartfelt stories about triumph over life's trials. For some guests on the show, their quest for success took work. One might say most people have to overcome some obstacles to achieve goals. While this may be true, some of the podcast's guests had to go through personal battles in full view of the world. The "lucky" ones who endured trials away from the public's eye had to smile through their pain. Stories of tenacity, courage, and growth are recurring themes on the UK-based podcast.
Podcast host Elizabeth Day does a phenomenal job with the interviewees on the show. She asks the right questions that encourage guests to share with enthusiasm. Elizabeth is a bestselling author and works as a broadcaster for BBC Radio 4. She has several books to her credit, including one with the same title as this podcast. She started the How To Fail With Elizabeth Day podcast in 2018 and has had an impressive guest list. Author of Solve for Happy Mow Gawdat is one of the show's guests. Fellow journalist and podcaster Dolly Alderton is another invited personality. Diving champion Tom Daley talks about announcing his sexuality and the public's reaction. TV personality Ryan Clark discusses growing up in a single home and going from a nobody on X Factor to fame.
The podcast offers no pomp or arrogance. The conversations on How To Fail with Elizabeth Day are open, honest, and educational. Guests come on and have candid discussions. Other topics on the podcast include mental health, eating disorders, infertility, and homelessness. Listeners are likely to feel inspired, motivated, and encouraged. The show releases a new episode each week.