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Two grown dirtbags just trynna navigate and survive the millennial male zeitgeist. If you have any money you'd like to give us or any constructive criticism you'd like us to 360 degree tomahawk slam dunk into the trash can please email us: failingupwardspod@gmail.com.

Two grown dirtbags just trynna navigate and survive the millennial male zeitgeist. If you have any money you'd like to give us or any constructive criticism you'd like us to 360 degree tomahawk slam dunk into the trash can please email us: failingupwardspod@gmail.com.
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Two grown dirtbags just trynna navigate and survive the millennial male zeitgeist. If you have any money you'd like to give us or any constructive criticism you'd like us to 360 degree tomahawk slam dunk into the trash can please email us: failingupwardspod@gmail.com.

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Episodes

Tripping Balls with GQ's Sam Hine

8/16/2018
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The boys are back with another spicy ep for all you red-blooded jawnz enthusiasts, featuring GQ's own Sam Hine. Sam joins the gang to talk about twin dicks, running errands for Anna Wintour, chasing down Lil Uzi Vert and the only podcast beef that matters. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, James regales the gang about his most recent excursion as a certified Pump Boy™ at the TomTom grand opening in LA. We're also kicking things off with a big FU reveal, featuring a new way for the...

Duration:02:00:23

Soak Marry Kill with Complex's Speedy Morman

8/9/2018
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Season 5, episode 8 and we're back with another gd mf bertified blassik™ featuring Complex's Speedy Morman. Speedy joins the boys for another slap of an interview to talk about teachers with plump dumpers, the joys of soaking, and the appeal of Crocs. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys tell the gang about some upcoming sponsored FU content for a secured bag.

Duration:01:56:11

Fit Check: The Movie

8/2/2018
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The boys are shaking things up this week with the first ever bicoastal Failing Upwards™ original, Fit Check: The Movie. Chef Shyammy's cooked up an episode of some of FU's biggest and best Fit Check moments featuring Jon Caramanica, Ben Roazen, Chris Wallace, Rachel Tashjian, and John Feitelberg.

Duration:00:40:54

Pander Gang with Barstool Sports' Francis Ellis

7/26/2018
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The Failing Upwards Difference™ has never been felt harder than in this MONSTER episode with Barstool's very own, Francis Ellis. Francis joins the boys to get schooled on the gender spectrum, talk growing up ginger, and almost get through thirty seconds of his best comedy bit before getting interrupted. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys welcome James back into the workforce and tease some HUGE moves the gang might be making. And we'd be remiss to mention that there's some...

Duration:02:04:54

Prestige Podding with the New Yorker's Naomi Fry

7/19/2018
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THIS THE POD THAT GOT THE BLOCK HOT –– keep the win tally going because James and Lawrence are back with another home-fuckin-run on this week's episode, featuring the New Yorker's hippest fuccmom, Naomi Fry. Naomi joins the boys to tell to the fail gang all about being on the staff of the country's (if not the world's) most elite publication, being the first mom to cop the sickest jawnz, and to spill tea on all your favorite celebs' lives. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to home, the boys...

Duration:02:15:44

Big Beard Energy with Russ Bengtson

6/28/2018
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The boys are fucking back with what might be the best episode of the season, featuring the latest cover star of Footwear News Magazine, Russ Bengtson. Russ joins the boys to talk about his 1000+ sneaker collection, the potential assassination of DJT, the unattainable joy of watching The Office for the first time, and yelling at clouds. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys talk all things Jonah Hill Day 2K18. FAIL GANG, PULL UP

Duration:02:04:57

In The Clutch with Pardon My Take's Hank Lockwood

6/14/2018
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James and Lawrence are back stumbling out the Season 5 gate with another episode that's clinging on for dear life. After 6 guests bailed on the boys, Pardon My Take superproducer Hank Lockwood came thru at the 25th hour to save the day to talk failing his way up the Barstool ranks, getting dick pics from coworkers, and convincing Jonah Hill that they're homies. Then, in Captain's Log, the squadron realize they're both growing up with James settling old scores at his 10 year college reunion...

Duration:01:10:26

In The Clutch with Pardon My Take's Hank Lockwood

6/14/2018
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James and Lawrence are back stumbling out the Season 5 gate with another episode that's clinging on for dear life. After 6 guests bailed on the boys, Pardon My Take superproducer Hank Lockwood came thru at the 25th hour to save the day to talk failing his way up the Barstool ranks, getting dick pics from coworkers, and convincing Jonah Hill that they're homies. Then, in Captain's Log, the squadron realize they're both growing up with James settling old scores at his 10 year college reunion...

Duration:01:10:44

The Wyoming Sessions with Pitchfork's Alex G. Frank and Complex's David Amaya

6/7/2018
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FAIL GAING REJOICE. James and Lawrence are back with the goddamn motherfucking heat for the season 5 premiere of FU, featuring not one, but TWO guests: Pitchfork's Alex Frank and Complex's David Amaya. The boys dive balls deep into the nitty gritty details about what it was like to hear “Thriller” in the middle of Wyoming and uncover everything about the most important event Jackson Hole has ever seen aka the Ye listening party. Then, for the first Captain's Log/Letters to home of the...

Duration:01:49:03

Deck Heads with Below Deck Med's Hannah Ferrier and Adam Glick

5/24/2018
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On the Season 4 finale, James and Lawrence are back with another home run for the Bravo Boys, featuring Below Deck Med stars Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier and Chef Adam Glick. The yachties hit the stu to talk about blacked out guests sliding around in their own feces, unsettled beef from last season, wall-banging hookups with clients, and working for millionaires who have a taste for hookers. Then, in our final Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys explain two-day hangovers and inevitable...

Duration:01:10:57

Die Lit with Barstool's John Feitelberg

5/17/2018
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James and Lawrence are back shamelessly pandering to the Stoolies with a bop of an ep that features Barstool's very own John Feitelberg. Feits joins the boys to talk copping Mexican grandfather hats, earning his stripes by blacking out and butt chugging molly in frat house basements, and why skullfucking is the move. Then, in Captain's Log, the boys talk to the grom squad about the vacation days they foolishly wasted.

Duration:01:30:41

Reality Bites with Lucas Mann

5/10/2018
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After a much-needed hiatus, James and Lawrence dive balls deep into Kanye konspiracies and crack open—nay, SOLVE!—the case of MAGA Ye. Then, because this is the most intellectual pod in the goddamn motherfuckin game, the boys are joined by thrice-published author Lucas Mann to talk about his new book Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV. The warrior-poet bookworm regales the Fail Gang on why Vanderpump is the perfect TV show, getting topped by Lawrence for Four Pins, and why James is...

Duration:01:32:52

The Ballad of Landon Cassill with NASCAR’s Landon Cassill

5/3/2018
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James and Lawrence are back this week and are taking the pod to the fuckin galaxy for FU's sportiest episode yet. The jawnz-lovin' dark horse of NASCAR Landon Cassill rolled through Barstool HQ (along with a very not-so-special guest, Jake Woolf) to talk about his go-kart come up, how to circumcise dudes from Alabama, encounters with throttle-thirsty racer chasers, and his thoughts on the actions of (alleged) murderer Tony Stewart. Then, the boys end the episode with Captain's Log/Letters...

Duration:01:45:11

Bravo Boyz with Million Dollar Listing's Ryan Serhant

4/26/2018
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James and Lawrence are back doing it in full effect for the Bravo Boyz with a enormous banger of an ep. Million Dollar Listing and Sell It Like Serhant's very own Ryan Serhant joins the fail gang to lay it all on the table (a table that he'll mothafuckin sell to you)—from being a broke boi hand model to becoming a bonafide real estate magnate gentrifying the entire tri-state area. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, James and Lawrence talk about what they're up to for the next few...

Duration:00:57:11

Creamin' on the TL with the New York Times' Matthew Schneier

4/19/2018
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James and Lawrence are back with another intellectual pod for that ass. The New York Times' Style Reporter Matthew Schneier joins the fail gang for two hours of brainy banter. Matthew speaks on his creative process at the Times, gives foundational style advice, and finds out James was his high school stalker. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys address the recent criticism of The Whiz Kid, Producer Shyam.

Duration:02:09:14

Teenage Fever with Mary H.K. Choi

4/12/2018
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James and Lawrence are pivoting back to extremely intellectual podding. New York Times best selling author Mary H.K. Choi joins the fail gang for the most robust interview yet. Mary dives deep on modern day fuccbois, exposes the secret world of teenagers, and talks about her critically-acclaimed new book, “Emergency Contact.” Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys share what it's like being international jet setters.

Duration:02:03:33

Christian Dior Denim Flow with Fashionista.com's Alyssa Vingan Klein

4/5/2018
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James and Lawrence speculate Jonah Hill's potential awareness of the Fail Gang after some interesting developments on Instagram. Then, Fashionista editor-in-chief Alyssa Vingan Klein reunites with the boys after intimidating them into having her back. Alyssa remembers almost losing her life at an Off-White fashion show and breaks down the treacherous politics of working in fashion. Plus, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, a spirited debate on whether or not to add another episode of the pod...

Duration:01:26:36

Bossed Up with Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini

3/29/2018
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James and Lawrence are back in business with the bossiest episode in FU history. The boys bless the Fail Gang with the tastiest new tunes and primo TV in another self-“Fuck With/Not Fuck With (Working Title)”. Then, Bartstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini joins the fail gang to get down to brass tacks. Erika names who's coming for her throne and takes us behind the Barstool curtain, complete with an on air firing. Finally, Captain's Log/Letters to Home devolves immediately into unadulterated...

Duration:01:35:06

Don C's First Ever Podcast with Don C

3/22/2018
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Lawrence and James are back with what folks are calling the freshest episode in FU history. The boys sit down with Don C, designer of JustDon, noted Jordan Brand collaborator, and Kanye West's day one. The boys ask Don C how to blow a bag at Wendy's, that time Kanye almost lost Shia LaBeouf's hat, and Don C's upcoming Air Jordan. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys share a behind-the-scenes look at how to best navigate a press junket at Twitter HQ.

Duration:00:38:08