Failing Better podcast, 17 March 2020

Fear of failure and perspective – an inspiring conversation with Paul James

This time we talk to Paul James, Senior Creative Associate Children and Young People at Live Theatre, Newcastle about his persepective on failure through his life and career as actor, director and beyond. Check out more of Paul’s work at

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The podcast series, Failing Better: inspiring conversations about failure are chats with brilliant people to hear their stories; having important conversations, sharing them with the world, challenging assumptions, sharing the experiences we’re taught to hide and reflecting diverse perspectives – with all the implications that term offers.

Hosted by Leila D’Aronville and Caroline Pearce as part of Tyne & Wear Cultural Freelancers

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This podcast was created without funding, thanks to the pro bono support of Leila d’Aronville, Caroline Pearce and Paul James.