Mistakes, we all make them. But some are more important than other, so I’ve created a podcast about them…

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So far my guests have included: 

Comedian – Al Murray

Author and Artist – Michael Kupperman

Music Journalist – Pete Paphides

Game Maker – Michael Fox

PR Guru – Caroline Miller

Chef – Josh Overington

Chef – Andrew Dargue

Video Game Podcaster and Father – David Turner

Advisor to the Lord Mayor of London – Simon Pitkeathley

Video Game Designer – Mike Bithell

In this episode I talk to Caroline Miller. Caroline started her own very successful company because she wanted to work somewhere that would enable her live a life rather than live her work. We talk about women in work, about travelling as a kid who failed her exams, about how working class people are not the scruffy wretches demonised by the press. 

Also Fortnite. Yes, the game of the year. Find out why.

In this episode I talk to artist and author Michael Kupperman about his latest book, a graphic memoir called“All the Answers” in which he explores his father’s history from national TV star to dementia. We also discuss the mistakes being made by the publishing industry under the onslaught of corporatisation.

In this episode I talk with David Turner of beloved Big Bother, Joypod and The Computer Game Show podcasts. We chat about terrible pumpkin carving, Insomnia, being a bad parent, wasted opportunities in Red Dead Redemption 2, and much, much more. It’s a laughs and giggles show this time.

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In this, the first part of the “Suicide Special”, Tim explores what it takes to drag someone through a happy ending to the brink of disaster. He is joined by a guest who interrupts rudely. This is part 1 of a multipart Special. [email protected]

In this episode game-maker Michael Fox talks about the creative process behind ‘Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr’ – a table-top game that would change the way you think about memory, experience and caring.

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In this episode I talk to Chef Andrew Dargue (@vanillablack) about mistakes made in moving from a childhood in Teeside in the North East of England to running a highly respected and ever forward looking restaurant in the City of London.

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This episode features music journalist, author and DJ, Pete Paphides. We talk about how writing nasty reviews benefits no one, how certain people make strange choices for fantasy dads, and how parenting can be done right with a good playlist and bad weather.

Josh Overington is a young chef who already has two successful restaurants under his belt. He has cooked in the UK, Australia and France. In this episodes of The Podcast About Mistakes Josh speaks frankly and passionately about the problems facing his industry in terms of bullying, and how the Awards season can do more harm than good; how Michelin especially needs shaking up. We also make time for Brexit and MMA.

In this episode we talk about parenting a disabled child – Zuzu Frances Marie Smith – from the realisation of pre-birth scans to the shock, grief and guilt of a her death. What mistakes can a parent make? Was Zuzu’s birth a mistake? Were there any positives to take from this whole experience? Prepare to be uplifted as you share the journey.

In this episode I talk to comedian Al Murray about the mistakes he’s made – and about the mistakes other people make about him. Among other things, we talk history, Britain standing alone (it didn’t), Al standing against Nigel Farage of UKIP for Parliament (he did), and why being feckless at university has many outcomes.

In which Tim is taught a thing or two about finding interesting guests. Meet Mrs Miller, a fascinating and engaging woman. She travelled the world as a teen, now she runs her own business, and she’s utterly fabulous.

This teaser trailer for the Al Murray (Pub Landlord) edition of “Don’t Do Things the Way I Do” a Podcast About Mistakes contains blasphemy and the English language and misrule and mentions of Nigel Farage.

And this is just the teaser for the episode that will appear in late November 2018.

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Having your pay rate dropped mid-project is becoming more common but no less infuriating, disheartening and wrong.

In this teaser for a forthcoming episode of Don’t Do Things the Way I Do (A Podcast About Mistakes) Michael Kupperman talks about his experience with The New Yorker, and how this has a wider impact on nurturing talent.

The full episode will be available in late November 2018 from your favourite podcast provider.

Creating a game where you and your friends are hospital staff treating a confused old man – who maybe a nice old man, or he maybe a horrible old man – should not result in physical violence. But Mike got punched… twice.

A teaser for “Don’t Do Things the Way I Do – a Podcast About Mistakes” – give it a binge listen from November 2018

A bonus teaser for the forthcoming episode featuring Chef Patron and of the Le Cochon Aveugle and Cave du Cochon restaurants in York. Josh has some opinions on food and Paris.

The teaser podcast for the forthcoming series about Mistakes, the people who make them, and how to you even decide what one is.

It’s called Don’t Do Things the Way I Did

You’ll get to hear about David Cameron versus Tony Blair. You’ll feel what a woman of colour thinks about being called “An Oreo”… and there’s plenty more to peak your interest.