Failure Bites

Bite-sized stories of failure and success. Failure bites. It’s painful, discouraging and embarrassing. Just the idea of failure, whether it’s a big messy fail or a small setback, can be hard to digest. It’s time to change the way we think about failure. Yes, failure may be all of those negative things, but failure is also a very important part of learning and growing. Behind every great success story is a long series of failures and challenges that were also learning experiences. Join host Dr. Kristin Brynteson as she talks with successful people about failure, growth and success to inspire you and take the bite out of failure.

Failure Bites - Defining Your Own Success with Netia McCray

May 12, 2021

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Transcript:

KB: Welcome to the Failure Bites podcast. I'm Dr. Kristin Brynteson, helping you take the bite out of failure, one story at a time. Have you ever stepped back from a project well done, proud of the job you did, only to have someone else judge it as a failure. It can be crushing. Maybe even so crushing that you don't want to try again.

Failure Bites - Risky Business with Monica Becker

May 12, 2021

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Failure Bites - Tough Love with Julie Patterson

Mar 29, 2021
NIU STEM Outreach and WNIJ

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Failure Bites - Recipe for Success with Jeff Foster

Mar 11, 2021

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Failure Bites - Plot Twist with John Scalzi

May 5, 2020

 Plot Twist – John Scalzi 

Kristin Brynteson spoke with one of our favorite authors at C2E2 this year: John Scalzi. Scalzi is an American science fiction writer known for books like Red Shirts, Lock In, and many others. Check out his newest book The Last Emperox, coming April 2020! 

Failure Bites - 'On the Floor at C2E2'

Mar 20, 2020

 

Join host Kristin Brynteson as she talks to successful people at Chicago's pop culture event: C2E2! 

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Failure Bites - 'A Mile in Their Shoes'

Mar 5, 2020
NIU STEM Outreach and WNIJ

 

Even financial advisors can find themselves in a spot of financial difficulty. Wendy West talks about how some money troubles eventually gave her the understanding she needs to be successful.   

Failure Bites - 'Failing Forward'

Feb 26, 2020
NIU STEM Outreach and WNIJ

After spending too many years feeling stupid, Carmen Santiago-Keenon came to understand that failure doesn't make you stupid. Sometimes, outside factors influence success. The best thing to do is fail forward.

 

Failure Bites - 'Going with Your Gut'

Feb 26, 2020
NIU STEM Outreach and WNIJ

Retired professional soccer player Anne Poulin talks about the transition from athlete to retiree. Check out kidsplayintl.org and follow Anne on Twitter @AnnePoulin21.  

Failure Bites - 'So Right, It's Wrong'

Jan 9, 2020

Coaching For Geeks Overlord Robin Bates shares his hard-earned wisdom on this episode of Failure Bites.

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Failure Bites - 'Walking Away from Success'

Jan 9, 2020

Tanya Kiefer has experienced success. A lot of it, in fact. But sometimes, success isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Failure Bites - 'Falling for Failure'

Nov 20, 2019
NIU STEM Outreach and WNIJ

Skateboarder and business-owner Ariel Ries explains how integral failure is to progress.

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instagram.com/fargoskateboarding/  

Failure Bites - 'Augment Your Success By Failing'

Nov 20, 2019
NIU STEM Outreach and WNIJ

Failure isn't a destination. It's a journey, and every step gets you closer to where you're going. CEO of 3D Bear, Jussi Kajala, shares his struggles from start up to success.

https://www.3dbear.io/  

Failure Bites - 'Risk, Reflect, Reward'

Nov 20, 2019
NIU STEM Outreach and WNIJ

Dr. Kristin Brynteson hosts AND shares her experience with failure, along with a tasty tidbit from educator/author George Couros.

Failure Bites - 'This is Your Brain on Failure' Part 2

Sep 6, 2019

Dr. Amanda Durik returns with more tasty information on how failure and our brains are connected. Stay tuned this fall for the second season of Failure Bites.

Failure Bites - 'This is Your Brain on Failure'

Aug 30, 2019

While we prepare for the next season, we still want you to have a little snack to tide you over. In this episode, Dr. Amanda Durik will walk you through how failure and your brain are related.

Failure Bites - George Couros - 'A for Effort'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E10: A for Effort – George Couros

Sometimes, avoiding failure means changing our outlooks. George Couros discusses his attitude adjustment on the season one finale of Failure Bites.

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Failure Bites - Ryan Prouty - 'Failing with Grace'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E09: Failing with Grace – Ryan Prouty

Ryan Prouty worked hard to get to her current position within NASA, but the road wasn't as straight as she might have expected.

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Failure Bites - Vivek Mullick - 'Own the Circus, Own the Monkeys'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E08: Own the Circus, Own the Monkeys – Vivek Mullick

Vivek Mullick, senior manager at EY, discusses the opportunities hidden in failure scenarios.

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Failure Bites - Kim Likier - 'Right Shoe, Wrong Foot'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E07: Right Shoe, Wrong Foot – Kim Likier

Kristin Brynteson learns that success is contextual through an interview with Kim Likier.

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Failure Bites - Mike Jones - 'First the Worst'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E06: First the Worst – Mike Jones

Nobody is born an expert, or so host Kristin Brynteson learns from seasoned teacher Mike Jones.

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Failure Bites - Kiersten White - 'Novel Writing Under Pressure'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E05: Novel Writing Under Pressure – Kiersten White

Author Kiersten White explains the process of writing The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein.

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Failure Bites - Tom Gustafson - 'I Get Knocked Down'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E04: I Get Knocked Down – Tom Gustafson

When making a feature length film, there are so very many things that can go wrong. Tom Gustafson explains how he got things to go right.

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Failure Bites - Dr. Anne Kaplan - 'Big Fish, Small Pond'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E03: Big Fish, Small Pond – Dr. Anne Kaplan

Being a big fish in a small pond can set unrealistic expectations. Dr. Anne Kaplan shares her experience with going to college.

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Failure Bites - Dr. Marlo Barnett - "The Bigger the Goal, the Bigger the Challenges"

Jul 31, 2019

S01E02: The Bigger the Goal, the Bigger the Challenges – Dr. Marlo Barnett

Host Kristin Brynteson talks to Dr. Marlo Barnett about the struggles of crossing the finish line of achieving a PhD.

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Failure Bites - Dr. Lisa Freeman - 'A Great Teacher Failure Is'

Jul 31, 2019

S01E01: A Great Teacher, Failure Is – Dr. Lisa C. Freeman

Joining host Kristin Brynteson today on her quest to explore failure is NIU president, Dr. Lisa C. Freeman.

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