World's #1 Failure
Failure Guy Podcast

     Join Ben Currier for a look into the rougher 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'.

    "For many, failure is a dirty word. Ben is doing something amazing, flipping failure on its head. He's creating an entertaining podcast that embraces failures and uses deep lessons to drive positive change..."  - Andrew Bull

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The First 40 Episodes of the Failure Guy podcast:

Dec 28th, 2021 - Episode 40

Christopher J. Wirth
"Failure is an Event, Not a Person"

About the Episode
"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.

Guest Links
No.Quit.Living (Instagram)
NoQuitLiving Podcast
Reading: Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

Dec 24th, 2021 - Episode 39

Nate Rifkin
"Things Are Always Going to Take Longer Than You Expect"

About the Episode
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!

Guest Links
Amazon Book Sales Page

Dec 13, 2021 - Episode 38

Steven Lavine
"Unless You're Failing, You're Probably Not Aiming High Enough"

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
Failure is What it's All About: A Life Devoted to Leadership in the Arts
California Institude of the Arts Site


Dec 9, 2021 - Episode 37

Jennifer Harris
"Transformation Involves Breaking Yourself Into a Gooey Mess"

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
Divorce Bucket List - Website
Divorce Bucket List - Amazon
Jennifer Harris' Instagram
Divorce Guide Coaching

Nov 30, 2021 - Episode 36

Joey Leone
"Don't Look at Your Failures as Negatives, But How They Brought You to Today"

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
Joey's Instagram

My Link:

Ben's Excel Exposure Training

Nov 15, 2021 - Episode 35

Steve D. Sims
"The Most Successful People in the Planet are Serial Failures"

About the Episode
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."

Guest Links
Bluefishing - The Art of Making Things Happen
Steve's Instagram
Sims Distillery Inner Circle

Oct 26th, 2021 - Eps 33 & 34

Dave O'Dwyer
"Failure is the First
Attempt in Learning"

About the Episode
Part 1: 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'.

Guest Links

Oct 12th, 2021 - Episode 32

Dominick Domasky
"Failure is Part of Life,
It's Part of the Game"

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links

Oct 8th, 2021 - Episode 31

Alex Gilbert
"Out of Failure You Get
Creativity and Innovation!"

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links

Sept 30th, 2021 - Episode 30

Nate Dukes
You'll Never Change; Create Your Own Comeback, and Prove Them Wrong

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
You'll Never
Amazon Book: You'll Never Change
Instagram | Facebook

Other Links: Ben's Excel Essentials Course
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Sept 27th, 2021 - Episode 29

Terry Tucker
"Your Life Should Be About Finding Your Purpose"

About the Episode
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!!!

Guest Links
Motivational Checker
Terry's LinkedIn
Sustainable Excellence

My Link:

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamont

Sept 15th, 2021 - Episode 28

Fred Moore
As Long as I Get a Result, I Haven't Failed

About the Episode
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!

Guest Links
Do So Much More
Fred's LinkedIn
Fred's Instagram
Fred on YouTube
Fred on Facebook

Sep 8th, 2021 - Episode 27

Melissa Da Silva
"...I Have So Many Other Failures"

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
Lose Me by Melissa Da Silva
Melissa's Instagram
Melissa's TikTok

Aug 11th, 2021 - Episode 26

D.B. Marshall
An Opportunity to Master Your Craft

About the Episode
Get ready for fabulous insights from author D.B. Marshall. He discusses love, relationships & the importance of working on your own mess to improve your odds of success in life and love.D.B. helps bring out the more vulnerable side of myself during one of my favorite interviews.

Guest Links
Love's Pursuit Website (Code: SANE)
Love's Pursuit Instagram
DB's Kidney Patient Instagram
DB's Linkedin Page

July 9th, 2021 - Episode 25

Caitlin Donovan
"How to Deal with Burnout"

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
The Bouncebackability Factor
Fried the Burnout Podcast
Fried the Burnout Instagram

Jun 30, 2021 - Episode 24

Katie Rice
Striving to Show Up as Your Full Self

About the Episode
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!

Guest Links
Instagram @KRConnectionsLLC
Facebook - KR Connections LLC

Ben's Links
My Instagram | Excel Exposure

Jun 16, 2021 - Episode 23

Cooper Krauss
"I'm Actually Not That Important"

About the Episode

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.

Guest Links
Cooper's LinkedIn
Startup Hustle Podcast

Jun 9, 2021 - Episode 22

Steve Bookbinder
Success is Maintaining Enthusiasm Between Failures

About the Episode
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!

Guest Links
DM Training | Food for Thought Podcast
Steve's LinkedIn | Leverage Your Laziness

Jun 2, 2021 - Episode 21

Steven Ross
The Fastest Way to Success is to Double Your Failure Rate

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links and Books Discussed
Og Mandino: Greatest Salesman in the World
Grant Cardone: The 10X Rule
Cal Newport: Deep Work

May 26, 2021 - Episode 20

Jacqueline Wales
Fear is Imagination-Based

About the Episode

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!

Guest Links
Fearless Factor at Work
Jacqueline's LinkedIn
Jacqueline's Facebook

May 13, 2021 - Episode 19

Sam Pomerant
Open to Exploring the Idea of Failure

About the Episode

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!

Guest Links
Remembering Fun on Spotify
Sam Pomerant Show on Twitch
Sam's Twitter  |  Sam's Instagram

Mar 20, 2021 - Episode 18

Noa Ronen
My Failures Brought Me
Where I Am Today

About the Episode
Noa Ronen shows how daring acts of sharing with the world can not only help those you want to serve but can help you find yourself and your tribe in the process

Guest Links
Noa Ronen Coaching
Noa's Messy Blog
BEyond: Leadership from AwareLess to AwareNess

Mar 16, 2021 - Episode 17

Eric Twiggs
Factor Failure Into Your Success Plan

About the Episode

Your Procrastination Prevention Partner Eric Twiggs joins me to discuss the importance of failure and shows why clarity is the starting point of success...

Guest Links
What Now Movement FB Group
The 30-Minute Hour
The Discipline of Now

Mar 7, 2021 - Episode 16

Dylan Ogline
A Marathon of Failure

About the Episode

Dylan Ogline 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.

Guest Links
Dylan Ogline | Ogline Digital
Facebook | Instagram

Mar 3, 2021 - Episode 15

Phillip Hughes
Be Failing All The Time

About the Episode

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!

Guest Links
Elementary Analytics
Phil's Website


Jan 27, 2021 - Episode 14

Archie Messersmith-Bunting
The Failures Allowed Me
to Learn and to Win

About the Episode
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!" 

Guest Links
Instagram TheArchStar

Jan 20, 2021 - Episode 13

Alex Williamns
The Failure Guy Looking In The Mirror

About the Episode

Podcaster extraordinaire Alex Williamns explains why he's taken a similar path towards accepting and embracing failure as a necessary part of success...

Guest Links
Broken Bulbs
My Wax Museum

Jan 13, 2021 - Episode 12

Scott Perry
Fail Your Way Into Possibility

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
Creative On Purpose
Onward - Where Certainty Ends, Possibility Begins

Jan 6, 2021 - Episode 11

Robert Middleton
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious

About the Episode
Robert Middleton drops in to share how marketing has changed since the inception of the internet all the way through to today!

Guest Links

Dec 23, 2020 - Episode 10

Bing Oliver

What's Your Next Peake?

About the Episode
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!

Guest Links
The Peake Lodge
Peake Coaching

Dec 23, 2020 - Episode 9

Ean Price Murphy

Don't Fear Your Finances

About the Episode
Ean stops in to help quell our fears on money management and convince us that we can tackle the beast that is our finances!

Guest Links
Moxie Bookkeeping Website
Ean's LinkedIn
Moxie Bookkeeping FB Groups


Dec 10, 2020 - Episode 8

The Cork Bros

You Can't Know Until You Try

About the Episode
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!

Guest Links
Cork Bros Studios

Dec 2, 2020 - Episode 7

Brenden Kumarasamy

Weaponize Every Genius

About the Episode
Brenden Kumarasamy from MasterTalk joins Failure Guy to help east our public speaking apprehensions.

Guest Links
MasterTalk on YouTube

Episode Transcript:
Follow Along Here

Nov 12, 2020 - Episode 6

Josh Bender
Just Book A One-Way Ticket!

About the Episode
"Don't let fear rule your life" Josh Bender joins to share his insights on being a digital nomad!

Guest Links
Forever Break Site
Forever Break Podcast
Forever Break Twitter

Oct 29, 2020 - Episode 5

Phil Pelucha

Work Hard When Life Is Hard Work

About the Episode
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...

Guest Links
Billionaires in Boxers Podcast
LinkedIn Profile

Oct 22, 2020 - Episode 4

Brian Reitz

Finding Your Identity

About the Episode
Brian Reitz joins me from New York City to discuss marketing & journalism, inner struggles to become 'cool' and how to stay true to yourself...

Guest Links
Reitz Bitz

Oct 12, 2020 - Episode 3

Andrew Bull

Failure is How You Become an Expert

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
Awol to Growl
Interstellar Report for Small Businesses
Interstellar Business Show Podcast

Oct 5, 2020 - Episode 2

Elinor Moshe

Constructing Your Career

About the Episode
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.

Guest Links
Founder of The Construction Coach
Podcast Host of Constructing You
Author of Constructing Your Career 

Sept 28, 2020 - Episode 1

Jermane Cheathem

Don't Ruminate On The Past

About the Episode
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. Make sure to subscribe to stay up to date!

Guest Links
Creator's Learn
LinkedIn Profile