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Failing Upwards

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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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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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It’s Provocative.

By DCR210 - Oct 07 2019
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No, it’s not. It gets the people GOING.

6/5 stars

By SoyMP11 - Sep 26 2019
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Failing upwards doesn’t just set the bar for podcasting they are the bar!! 👍🏻

iTunes Ratings

1742 Ratings
Average Ratings
1660
13
10
7
52

It’s Provocative.

By DCR210 - Oct 07 2019
Read more
No, it’s not. It gets the people GOING.

6/5 stars

By SoyMP11 - Sep 26 2019
Read more
Failing upwards doesn’t just set the bar for podcasting they are the bar!! 👍🏻
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Failing Upwards

Updated 6 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Big Trash with Big Cat

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We finally got him, ladies and gentlemen. The pander ep of the goddamn millennium is upon us. This week, FU is joined by Pardon My Take's Dan “Big Cat” Katz. Big Cat hits the stu for a marathon sesh with the boys to talk The Art of the Deal™️, pitch his best ideas to take the pod nuclear, experience the Odell Beckham Jr. trade live on air and more. You don't wanna miss this because Dan said he's never coming back on. Like ever. Seriously.

Mar 14 2019
2 hours 3 mins
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Rank #2: The Jonah Ep with Jonah Hill

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We did it.

Oct 11 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #3: Die Lit with Barstool's John Feitelberg

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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.

May 17 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #4: Nothing But Respect For Our Presidente with Dave Portnoy

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James and Lawrence ponder whether anime (and anime porn) is cool now and debut their new segment “Teachable Moments” to help the #FailGang navigate strip clubs and getting your first tattoo. Then, Barstool Sports founder and FU's new boss Dave Portnoy joins the pod to break down living in NYC, pizza sex, his favorite drugs, and more. Plus, “60 Seconds of Thirst” and “Captain's Log/Letters To Home.”

Oct 05 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #5: Begging for Jawnz with Union LA's Chris Gibbs

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Season 7's finally here, baby! The boys are kicking things off with an absolute slapper featuring Union LA's esteemed owner, the one and only Chris Gibbs. Chris joins the gang to talk about what it's like being the only person that dresses well in LA, being the only fan of house music who's never been to a rave, and creating the best sneaker of 2018. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys talk about what life is like at Barstool in a post-bagioli world.

Jan 10 2019
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #6: Gut Check with Emily Oberg

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Lady and gentlemen, we're breaking FU records this week––the boys are joined by the wellness queen herself, Emily Oberg, for the third time. Emily hits the stu to talk about why she's an anti-vaxxer, what it's like being in an LA-to-Paris long distance relationship, and how she's pivoted from being a media personality to becoming a full on art director. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys share some spicy notes about the podcast that should have been but never was, the Seam “Anything but Fashion” show with Jake Woolf.

Aug 22 2019
1 hour 54 mins
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Rank #7: Emily Oberg

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Lawrence and James are joined by their first ever guest, Queen of the Hypebeasts and Fuccbois, Emily Oberg. They talk about how she got her start in the industry, her decision to leave Complex, being sober and single, and much more.

As always, 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.
Feb 02 2017
48 mins
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Rank #8: Clout Flex

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James and Lawrence kick off Season 3 with a look at New York Fashion Week absurdity, roast Lebron James' horrendous modeling debut, debate Russell Westbrook's style enema, and more.
Sep 13 2017
47 mins
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Rank #9: Pander Gang with Barstool Sports' Francis Ellis

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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 gets through thirty seconds of his best comedy bit before being 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 not to mention that there's some Kimmel talk to kick things off because nobody likes talking about themselves more than James and Lawrence.

Jul 26 2018
2 hours 4 mins
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Rank #10: Under The Influence With Emily Oberg

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James and Lawrence discuss what it's like to interview half-naked Victoria's Secret Angels and debut the brand new, self-explanatory segment “Dick Talk." Then, friend of the pod Emily Oberg stops by to talk fuccboi losers, how much influencers get paid, and why being mean is fun. Finally, "Captain's Log/Letters to Home" gets particularly tense and the return of the most electric ad reads in the business.
Nov 23 2017
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #11: Letting Our Nuts Hang with Waz Dope

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CALL IT! James and Lawrence are back with downtown localite Waz Dope for an episode that might be the craziest switch-up in pod history. Waz joins the boys to talk about how he became the FU muse, the time he got his salad tossed in Paris, and how many Aperoli Spritziolis™ he would order on the perfect date. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the Chef reluctantly regales the tale behind the night that led to his first-ever soak sesh.

Aug 30 2018
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #12: Cumming Upwards with Cum Town's Adam Friedland

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We're kicking off Season 8 with the crossover ep of the century, featuring none other than Cum Town's Adam Friedland. Adam joins the boys to talk about beefing with Chelsea Clinton on Twitter, getting cucked by a DJ, and how he didn't propose to his fiancée. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, Lawrence goes off on Jimmy and Chuckles for going to the Eric Emmanuel Easter Brunch event that he wasn't invited to.

Apr 25 2019
2 hours 18 mins
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Rank #13: Dicks In The Office with Barstool Sports' Chicks in the Office

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This week, Jimmy and Larry are joined by Barstool Sports' resident Chicks in the Office, Ria Ciuffo and Francesca Mariano. The Chicks join the boys to talk about dealing with swagless homies in the office, preaching YouTube gossip to teens on SnapChat, and how they became new media superstars. Then, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the boys play a sick and twisted game by spoiling an upcoming FU extended universe crossover pod because some men just want to watch the world burn.

Aug 08 2019
1 hour 57 mins
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Rank #14: Rave Against the Light with the New York Times' Matthew Schneier

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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.

Apr 19 2018
2 hours 9 mins
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Rank #15: Bossed Up with Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini

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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 body-shaming, putting into jeopardy FU's claim as the most tolerant podcast in the world.

Mar 29 2018
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #16: Return Of The Narc with Noah Johnson

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Lawrence and James turn "Fuck With Not Fuck With" (Working title) on themselves this week, and then reluctantly ask Jay and Chuck as well. Then, Senior Editor of GQ Style Noah "Narc Dad" Johnson returns to FU to talk about getting Yelawolf hooked on meth, James eventually fucking Noah's dad, and what it's like to get your titties sucked by a baby. Then on "Captain's Log/Letters To Home" THE INTERNS FINALLY GET PAID BABYYYYYYYYYY. YERRRRRRRRR. Well technically the whole crew got paid, but everybody has jobs already except Producer Jay, so he was the only one that was actually excited. This summary is brought to you by the newly wealthy but still incompetent Intern Chuck, because James and Lawrence dropped the ball. Fire mixtape cover though, we will give him that. HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING SEASON FOUR YOU SHMUCKS, TWO BANGERS IN A ROW.

Jan 18 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #17: In The Clutch with Pardon My Take's Hank Lockwood

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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 and Lawrence diving balls deep into the corniest wedding ritual possible.

Jun 14 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #18: Weed

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Lawrence and James debut a new segment, talk phone etiquette and smoking dank kush.

As always, 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.
Oct 17 2016
59 mins
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Rank #19: Hot Boyz II with Hot Ones' Sean Evans

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James and Lawrence discuss James' recent freelance gigs and the ultimate finesse of working from home. Then the host of First We Feast's “Hot Ones” Sean Evans returns to FU after gaining over 70,000 Instagram followers since his first appearance. That saucy little bitch Sean talks to the boys about his routine as a professional hot wing eater, the current state of his obliterated asshole, and shares behind the scenes stories from some of the most viral episodes of Hot Ones. Plus, in Captain's Log/Letters to Home, the gang realizes the whole pod squad might just be a black hole of drug consumption.

Mar 15 2018
1 hour 48 mins
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Rank #20: Bravo Boyz with Million Dollar Listing's Ryan Serhant

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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 weeks while the squad gets a much-needed break from recording, even though a segment on Kanye going full MAGA would've been fire.

Apr 26 2018
57 mins
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