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Hi there, welcome, and thank you for tuning in. My name is Jason Scholder and this is "Learning To Fail." Everyone Has Stories They Like to Tell. These Are the Stories They Haven't Told. Each week I interview people who matter... or at least people who matter to me. Some of them are friends, others are teachers, and a lot of them are comedians. I never know where these stories are going to take us, but it's usually somewhere amazing. As this podcast continues to fail, I mean grow, I hope to ...
 
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COMEDIAN Cliff Cash sits down with Jason, Mid-quarantine, at a safe distance, on this very special episode of Learning To Fail. Cliff just released his first comedy album, "Half Way There," available on iTunes, and wherever you get music. Buy Cliff Cash’s Comedy Album on iTunes Cliff Cash is the funniest guy you haven’t heard of (yet). Kevin Nealon…
 
Comedian Mo Alexander joins Jason Scholder on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mo is a touring comedian from Memphis, TN. Jason and Mo met under unfortunate circumstances, at the memorial service and tribute show to the late, great, Spanky Brown. (After listening to Jason's interview with Mo, you can listen to Jason's interview with Spanky here.) …
 
Yoga Leader, Teacher and visionary, Aadil Palkhivala, joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Aadil is one of the top yoga teachers in the world, and has become a personal friend of Jason's since their first meeting in San Francisco, in 2009. They have embarked on creative projects together, collaborated on yoga prop designs and implementa…
 
Comedy Agent & Manager, Chuck Johnson joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Chuck has found his niche and risen to the top of the College Comedy Market. The secret of his success has been thinking big, but staying small. Of all the people Jason has met doing comedy, Chuck is one of the nicest and most generous. And if you ask anyone who …
 
Comedian Cary Goff joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail Podcast to talk about life, parenting and the Asheville Comedy Scene. Cary is one of Asheville's most beloved and appreciated comedians. He's been performing locally since the scene was in its infancy and now runs the quintessential weekly open mic that defines Asheville's comedy co…
 
Comedian Ritch Shydner joins Jason on this episode of Learning to Fail Podcast. Jason was introduced to Ritch by some mutual friends who thought they might have a bit in common. It's much more serious than that. These guys love each other! This interview took place the first time they ever met in person, and will not lose your attention for a minut…
 
Producer/Comedian Mike Elis joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mike was the first person to ever give Jason a real shot, on a real stage, in front of a real audience. Since then they've fallen in, fallen out and fallen back. But overcoming adversity is what builds lasting relationships. And now they're BFFs for reals. Mike brought Jas…
 
Comedian Mia Jackson joins Jason for this episode of Learning to Fail. Jason met Mia for the first time when he hosted one of her first ever shows in Asheville. They talk about everything from how Mia got started in comedy to what it was like being a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing to the preconceived notions people have of her comedy before s…
 
Jason sits down backstage with Jon Reep before & between their shows at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Jon reveals some of the secrets to his success and shares some very personal anecdotes from his life. You can follow Jon's touring schedule at JonReep.com and listen to his podcast at CountryishPodcast.com. Jon Reep is a nationally touring come…
 
Subscribe on iTunes This episode of Learning to Fail features comedian, mentor and friend, Spank Brown. Spanky died unexpectedly just over a week ago. He was 56 years old and filled with life, laughter and love. I know you’ll enjoy listening to what he has to say. I only regret none of us will ever have the pleasure of watching him perform again. S…
 
Subscribe on iTunes Comedian and friend, Nick Taylor, stops by to say farewell before leaving Asheville for San Diego… and stays for 3 hours! Jason and Nick had only known each other for about a year when they recorded this, but as you will see, there’s a lot of history and a lot of love. This is one of those deeply personal conversations that is r…
 
Subscribe on iTunes Comedy Zone booker and comedy teacher, Joel Pace, joins Jason in the Green Room to talk about what it takes to make it as a comedian and some of the pitfalls new comics fall into. If you want to take comedy classes with Joel, check out Comedy Zone Classes with Joel https://www.cltcomedyzone.com/classes/…
 
Subscribe on iTunes New York based comedians Becca Steinhoff and Herbie Gill talk with Jason while visiting Asheville. After exchanging only a few words at an open mic, Jason realized he wanted the rest of their conversation to be recorded. Many comedians leave small towns for bigger markets not knowing what's in store when they arrive. Herbie and …
 
Subscribe on iTunes Internationally acclaimed artist, retired college professor and Fulbright scholar, David Furman, joins Jason to talk about art, spirituality, comedy and cancer. Not to mention a little Kathy Griffin and Goliath. David helped Jason truly find his voice as a visual artist and they’ve been friends ever since. Maybe if you all bug h…
 
Subscribe on iTunes Paul Hefti invites Jason into his home to discuss old times and the amazing story of his father, Jazz composer, Neil Hefti. They talk family, friendship and the unfathomable combination of luck and talent required to become the musician’s musician his dad was, and the incredible joy Paul is now experiencing as he solidifies his …
 
Subscribe on iTunes A Polyamorist, a Buddhist, a Contractor, a Therapist and an Ecstatic Dancer walk into a podcast… and Jason records the whole thing! Enjoy this walk on the wild side with Jason’s good friend and confidant, Michael Hurd. This is one of those early personal episodes you’re going to love. It’s a chance……
 
Subscribe on iTunes Bobby Slayton has been headlining comedy shows for 40 years. He’s been in movies, TV shows, and done countless morning radio spots. For a time he even had his own room in Vegas. Not a small feat for any comedian! One of the things I always gain from my time spent with…By Jason Scholder
 
Subscribe on iTunes Comedian, Actor and Professor of comedy, Chuck Roy joins Jason for an epic discourse about making it as a comedian. Chuck is generous, creative and riding the wave of what’s happening now. Or is he creating it? Tune in now and decide for yourself! Study with Chuck online at Comedy 101. Check……
 
Subscribe on iTunes Terri Barton Gregg is a lifelong comedian who’s only been performing for 6 years. She has a presence that projects a lifetime of experience, despite her relatively brief history on stage. But none of that stops her from running the world! Terri is a major player in the Denver comedy scene and……
 
Subscribe on iTunes Cecil Bothwell takes a seat on the couch to teach Jason about the inevitability of driverless technologies, and the importance of feeding the soil so the soil can feed you. Cecil is an author, politician, and progressive thinker. The world needs more people like Cecil.By Jason Scholder
 
Subscribe on iTunes David Lurey is a native Asheville yoga teacher gone rogue. He lives an amazing life. Having grown up in this small mountain town, and leaving just before it became Manhattan’s 6th borough, David lives on an island in Spain, he’s married to a beautiful Swiss woman, and together they travel the world……
 
Subscribe on iTunes David Cohen is a divinely balanced embodiment of wisdom, humility and humor — much like the editorial cartoons he draws for Asheville’s premier daily paper, The Citizen Times. I think you’ll really enjoy this glimpse into the mind of a man who has dedicated his life to a disappearing art form. There……
 
Subscribe on iTunes Jeffrey Goldwasser is a pillar in the Asheville community. Chiropractor, healer, elder and friend, Jeffrey offers a perspective that both enlightens and heals. His life hasn’t been easy. That’s what makes him interesting. Jeffrey and I did some video work together promoting a youth outreach program he oversees called Journeymen …
 
Subscribe on iTunes The incomparable, intelligent and always hilarious Janet Williams (A.K.A. Tennessee Tramp) Joins Jason to talk comedy, race, religion, politics, criminal counseling and more comedy. Janet’s natural curiosity about life and her love of people make her an ideal guest on the show. Plus, she proves her willingness to try anything be…
 
Subscribe on iTunes TV writer, comedian, playwright & intellectual, David Castro, visits Jason to spin yarn about the old days of Hollywood in a hilarious and informative conversation about how he got his start. But not before they cover issues of race, economic inequality, revisionist history, and the importance of honoring the past while determin…
 
Subscribe on iTunes Jason sits down with the incomparable Sean Patton, the day after they perform together at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, Sean is one of the more amazing comedians on the road today. Lots of young headlining comedians put Sean in their top 5. Today you will……
 
Subscribe on iTunes Kelly Kreye and Dale Krupla crash in Jason’t guest room, eat a bunch of pancakes, and talk about their life on the road filming Season 2 of Dave Made Me Do It — a documentary style YouTube series about the various open mic comedy scenes in America. Asheville showed them a pretty…By Jason Scholder
 
Subscribe on iTunes Road comic extraordinaire, Julie Scoggins, sits down with Jason between shows to discuss politics, religion, and most importantly, comedy. Julie is is a 19-year veteran comedian, and had a lot of great tips for Jason. She’s also just really down to earth and fun to talk to. Her personality on stage is……
 
Subscribe on iTunes Yoga teacher and physical therapist, Ryan Conrad, joins Jason to talk about everything you might want to say and do when you’ve been told you only have 18 months to live. This interview took place about 6 months after Ryan found out he had Pancreatic Cancer, and about a year before he……
 
The Crew breaks down the BET Awards show ... Lawd ... The HIPPEST , HOTTEST Sports talk comedy show ...ANYWHERE !!!Comedian Spanky Brown and his Comedy Nephew Flawda Gator ( Lionel Forbes) chop up sports talk like you never heard before !!!!Skits, Bits , Comedians , Celebrity Interviews ,Entertainment News and lots of Fun ... 8am eastern weekday mo…
 
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