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Decently Funny is a weekly pop-culture based interview podcast created by broadcasters/producers David “Nuzzy” Nussbaum and Guy "The Guy” Opochinski. Currently hosted by The Guy and comedian Eden Dranger (Eden Eats Everything) and sometimes Nuzzy. Guests share their lives from the comfort of a couch and also learn a bit about the guest from the week before with our weekly game called Play It Forward. (Some describe it as The Newlywed Game for people that don't know each other). Some of their ...
 
Life is a journey that’s filled with ups and downs, but it is how we respond to our failures that truly define us. Conan O’Brien was on The Howard Stern Show and said, "Thirty-five things have to go wrong for the best thing to happen in your career." "Failing Up" is the podcast that takes its listeners through the failures in our guest’s lives that “had to happen” in order for them to find true success. Hosted by long-time podcasters Guy Opochinski and comedian Eden Dranger, Failing Up attem ...
 
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Steve Agee 01:03 Eden’s wallpaper 04:01 Eden has an update on her rejection letter from last week 05:58 Names getting pronounced wrong 10:32 Steve as a young man 14:12 Going to college 17:55 Eden breaks her hips 19:52 Steve gets an art scholarship 27:04 Steve discovers The Groundlings and experiences failure 31:22 Meeting Sarah Silverman 38:38 Stev…
 
00:35 Eden reads a rejection letter 01:55 Is it better to hear back or not? 05:44 The Bay Area hates LA 08:43 Growing up in Oakland 11:25 Guy and a 7th grade bully 15:35 When did he figure out he wanted to be an artist? 22:33 What does he love about poetry? 26:12 Is he proud of everything he has written? 28:08 Blindspotting 31:52 The 10 year journe…
 
00:02 No guest this week 01:04 Where Eden gets most cyberstalked 04:33 Eden’s unwanted “guests” 09:40 Talking failure 18:56 Dating worries - Are her parents alive? 23:10 It’s not about you... 24:20 Being taught how to flirt 30:06 Esther Perel 32:30 Instagram has a mute function 36:01 Cast your net wide 36:42 The chocolate cookie is a failure Give t…
 
Jay Duplass director, author, and actor (Transparent) 2:52 Does everybody “bomb”? 15:51 The jump in to writing and making movies 20:10 No one’s first movie is great 23:58 Eden’s dad invented the Arm Waving Tube Man! 25:30 Jay’s belief in how success happens 25:50 Transparent 29:25 Inside Baseball of filmmaking 36:00 What people like to watch 37:15 …
 
Sara Benincsa 00:35 Technical issues to start the show breeds some laughs 9:00 Some New Jersey Talk 12:19 What’s a ‘Benny’? 13:55 Talkin about Skeeball 15:00 Sara just did another podcast titled Failing Up 16:27 A criminal fails 25:27 Why people who have been single a long time are better partners 31:16 Talking about Getting Wet 34:19 Margaret Cho …
 
We all owe Randi Mayem Singer a thank you. After winning a major award with her first screenplay 22¢ Romance, Randi was tapped to write the screenplay for Mrs. Doubtfire. It wasn't all easy along the way, Randi ran in to her share of failures, but that hasn't slowed her down. Randi is still a successful writer and "script doctor" and opens up to us…
 
Our first guest, Andy Lassner, makes a triumphant return to the podcast this week. The first time we spoke to Andy, he spoke candidly about his past drug use, alcohol abuse and other transgressions. This time, we pick up where we left off. How is Andy doing today? Does he deal with depression still, and if so, how does he do it on a day to day basi…
 
Listen to the first ever LIVE Failing up broadcast from The Hollywood Improv! This episode takes a more lighthearted approach to the subject of failure. Eden and Guy sat down with three of our generation's most successful writers/executive producers, Danny Zuker (Modern Family), Alec Sulkin (Family Guy) and Mike Scully (The Simpsons) and talked abo…
 
In our second episode, we meet Holly Wagner who shares her tragic story. Holly was just a "regular" mom of two young boys when a horrific accident changed their lives forever. Holly's older son was injured and her youngest son, Cameron ultimately ultimately passed away due to being improperly strapped in to his car seat. Now, Holly is on a crusade …
 
On March 8th, the world lost an amazing soul. Sam Simon co-created The Simpsons, won Emmys for his writing on Cheers and Taxi and most importantly was the very first guest on Decently Funny. For this very special episode, Nuzzy returns to talk about Sam's contribution not only to our lives and the show, but to society. We discuss his appearances, h…
 
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