Flops: A Podcast About Failure
April 7, 2021
Flops 002: The Rock-Bottom Beach
Colin Clapp and his partner, Elly, own a website and business called Parenting, Passports and Profits — it's all about helping parents and digital…
March 31, 2021
Flops 001: The Pyramid Scheme
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Flops! We hope you're as excited as we are. Flops is a brand-new show from SPI Media that…
About the Show
Let's normalize failure.
Our vision with Flops is to present an honest portrait of entrepreneurial failure in its numerous forms. Why, you ask? Because failure isn't just a part of the process—it's the process. When we hear entrepreneurial stories, we often glorify the big wins and brush over the failures that had everything to do with why success occurred. This show is, essentially, the inverse of the typical entrepreneurial success story.
Season 1 features interviews with entrepreneurs who've failed big in some way, along with stories of failure from recent and not-so-recent history, in business and beyond—along with some guest cameos that reveal a lighter side of failure.
It may sound cliché, but failure really puts things in perspective. It's amazing what people can withstand and bounce back from. In season 1 we talk to more than one entrepreneur who lost six figures, one whose new business got exactly zero clients, and another whose first retail product was bleeding money while she battled cancer.
They all bounced back in different ways; some are still in the process of bouncing back. They're here to tell their stories so that we can learn and avoid similar mistakes but ultimately embrace failure. It's not just okay to talk about our failures—we should talk about them, celebrate them, even!
So that's what Flops is all about. Enjoy!