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Everyone has a story about failure; even successful people. Listen to frank discussions with artists, executives, entrepreneurs, actors, entertainers, and more, about failures of all sorts and how they turned their failures into successes. AOF provides helpful advice for young people (99 and under) on how to find art in our “failures.” Our first episode features photographer and artist, William Wegman, interviewed by host Steve Friedman. Stay tuned for forthcoming episodes.

Everyone has a story about failure; even successful people. Listen to frank discussions with artists, executives, entrepreneurs, actors, entertainers, and more, about failures of all sorts and how they turned their failures into successes. AOF provides helpful advice for young people (99 and under) on how to find art in our “failures.” Our first episode features photographer and artist, William Wegman, interviewed by host Steve Friedman. Stay tuned for forthcoming episodes.
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Everyone has a story about failure; even successful people. Listen to frank discussions with artists, executives, entrepreneurs, actors, entertainers, and more, about failures of all sorts and how they turned their failures into successes. AOF provides helpful advice for young people (99 and under) on how to find art in our “failures.” Our first episode features photographer and artist, William Wegman, interviewed by host Steve Friedman. Stay tuned for forthcoming episodes.

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English

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917-671-7156


Episodes

Mini Failures: My First Heartbreak

2/19/2019
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Have you ever been dumped? Our host, Steve Friedman has been dumped. In this new series (Mini Failures) he opens up about his own failures. Episode #1 is about Steve’s attempt to get his girlfriend back after she dumped him. In the Mini Failure series Steve talks about heartbreak, school, jobs, failure, success, and why he started this podcast. Episodes will air every other week. We return to our regularly scheduled programing next week where Steve interviews well known guests, next week...

Duration:00:10:14

Kevin Allison: The State, RISK!, and Terrible Jobs

2/12/2019
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Kevin Allison has one of the most successful live storytelling series and podcasts out there, RISK!, which encourages participants to tell raw, unfiltered stories. But before RISK!, Kevin garnered more than a decade of bad luck and bad jobs. He became famous in his early 20’s after starring in The State, a hit sketch comedy series on MTV. But when the series ended, he struggled to find the success that came to him through TV. Starting RISK! was a true leap of faith. He gambled his...

Duration:00:31:02

Michael Finkel: Not all those who wander are lost

1/29/2019
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In 2002 Michael Finkel was a young journalist with an enviable career. Then, The New York Times discovered that Michael had created a composite character for a story about child labor and the African slave trade. Michael was fired. He said, “I mean if you want to talk about failure I don't think there's any bigger failure in all of journalism.” How did he recover? This is a story about Michael but also Chris Knight, the subject of his latest book, The Stranger in The Woods: The...

Duration:00:28:47

Rudy Garcia-Tolson: No Legs & No Limits

1/16/2019
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At five years old, Rudy Garcia-Tolson's parents gave him a choice: he could have a double amputation at the knee and walk with prosthetics or not and be wheelchair-bound. For Rudy, this was a slam dunk decision. Now at age 30, he is a five-time Paralympic medalist, the first ever double amputee Ironman, and mentor to other physically challenged kids. This week he talks growing pains, getting into sports, and how he's helping the next generation of physically challenged athletes.

Duration:00:31:57

Beri Smither: American Model

12/31/2018
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What is it like to be a supermodel? "Beri Smither started working when she was 17, was sent to Paris and was an instant hit. She has worked with photographers Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Arthur Elgort, Michael Thompson, Steven Klein, Peter Lindberg and many many more. By her early 20’s Beri was deemed a supermodel and had the world by the tail. However, despite her fame, money and beauty, she still struggled with garden-variety normal-person issues, find out what they are. Beri also talked...

Duration:00:27:08

Bonin Bough: Out of the boardroom, into the wild

12/10/2018
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Bonin Bough is the youngest C-suite executive to have worked in a Fortune 50 company, and he didn't get that far without making a few mistakes. “Failure happens, but how do you maintain the drive and the willingness? I'm relentless. It doesn't matter how we get there, we're going to get it done,” said the marketing guru in this interview with host Steve Friedman. Bough also discusses his philosophy, career and upcoming podcast "Getting to the Top.”

Duration:00:34:49

Christina Sass: Accomplished with imposter syndrome

11/26/2018
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How do you learn to work past doubt? We spoke to Christna Sass, the co-founder and president of Andela. Prior to co-founding Andela, she directed the Program department of the Clinton Global Initiative and advised the President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, a $9 billion global foundation working to advance education and financial inclusion for youth in Africa. Yes, Christina has experienced failure and fear but she has learned how to move past that to build an amazing career that...

Duration:00:31:42

Strauss Zelnick: Meditation & Grand Theft Auto

11/12/2018
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Strauss Zelnick is the man behind many blockbusters, everything from Grand Theft Auto to Dirty Dancing. Find out what Zelnick was like before he was a media mogul. It turns out that he wanted to be a musician, then a creative writer. Find out how he beat his personal demons an got to the top of his game. In this episode, we discuss his latest book, "Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever." and how he's used prayer and meditation to help him become a...

Duration:00:32:03

William Wegman: Aging, Art and Baseball

10/21/2018
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What does William Wegman know about failure? Wegman's staged photos and videos of his dogs have made him him an icon in the art world. The truth is, everyone has experienced failure, all you have to do is ask. Listen to William Wegman talk about aging, art, sports and (of course) dogs.

Duration:00:47:12