We Regret To Inform You: The Rejection Podcast

We Regret To Inform You: The Rejection Podcast

We Regret To Inform You: The Rejection Podcast

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
The road to success is littered with speed bumps. Every celebrated actor, writer, musician, artist, inventor and entrepreneur has faced debilitating career rejection on their journey to the top. We tell their fascinating stories and break down exactly how they achieved their remarkable goals. Because hidden inside each rejection is a unique insight. And we’re here to find it.At its heart, this podcast is about persistence and inspiration.From the creators of Under the Influence:Executive Producer & Host: Terry O'ReillyWriter & Host: Sidney O'ReillyDirector: Callie O'ReillySupervising Producer: Debbie O'ReillyEngineer: Keith OhmanResearchers: Allison Pinches & Abby Forsyth.Theme music by: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari PosnerThis show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  1. July 12, 2022
    23 min
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    Rejecting South Park
    Rolling Stone named South Park one of the greatest television shows of all time. The animated series has earned four Emmys and a cult-following, catapulting its creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, to billiona…
  2. June 28, 2022
    42 min
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    Rejecting Misty Copeland
    Misty Copeland made history as the first Black female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But along her incredible journey to the front of the stage, Copeland was told she had the wro…
  3. June 14, 2022
    38 min
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    Rejecting Rocky Bleier, Part 2
    In Part Two of Rejecting Rocky Bleier, Bleier visits his old coach at Notre Dame who gives him some upsetting news. The Steelers have a changing of the guard. And the team that drafted Bleier for his heart, get…
  4. June 07, 2022
    33 min
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    Rejecting Rocky Bleier
    Rocky Bleier is a four-time Super Bowl champion. In his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he rushed nearly 4000 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. But just a decade earlier, Bleier was drafted in the 16th round,…
  5. May 24, 2022
    41 min
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    Rejecting Hinge
    The global online dating market is expected to reach $11B USD by 2028. With websites like Match.com and eHarmony and apps like Tinder and Hinge, today’s singles have the world at their fingertips. But back when…
  6. May 10, 2022
    42 min
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    Rejecting Cyndi Lauper
    Cyndi Lauper has sold over 50 million records worldwide. She’s a singer, songwriter and activist whose first album She’s So Unusual landed her on the list of top female debut artists of all time. But before goi…
  7. April 26, 2022
    32 min
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    Rejecting Leslie Jones
    Chris Rock once described Leslie Jones as “about as funny as a human being can be.” She was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live for six years, she’s a Ghostbuster and a three-time Emmy nominee. But bef…
  8. April 12, 2022
    41 min
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    Rejecting The Rubik's Cube
    450 million Rubik’s Cubes have sold worldwide. A Rubik’s Cube has been handled by 1 in 7 humans on planet earth. The colourful toy has inspired people in the arts, in mathematics, in engineering and pop culture…
  9. March 29, 2022
    39 min
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    Rejecting Ty Burrell
    Realtor-slash-amateur magician, Phil Dunphy, is one of the funniest dads on one of the highest-rated sitcoms. Modern Family aired for 11 seasons, bringing in millions of viewers and 22 Emmys. But before landing…
  10. March 22, 2022
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    Season Three 🤚🏽
    We Regret To Inform You: The Rejection Podcast returns next week with a brand new season. Here's what's in store. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
  11. December 07, 2021
    49 min
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    Short Stories in Television (Rejecting Annie Murphy, Squid Game, Matt LeBlanc & The Queen's Gambit)
    We regret to inform you, this week marks the final episode of our 2021 season. So, we thought we’d do something a little different. Over the past two years, we’ve come across several fascinating rejection stori…
  12. November 23, 2021
    43 min
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    Rejecting Breaking Bad
    Breaking Bad holds the Guinness World Record for highest-rated television show of all time. But back when creator Vince Gilligan was first pitching the series, it was rejected by four major networks. This week,…
  13. November 09, 2021
    40 min
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    Rejecting Lucille Ball
    I Love Lucy is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, bringing in over 30 million viewers per week in its day. But before becoming the queen of prime-time television, Lucille Ball was known as “Queen of t…
  14. October 26, 2021
    45 min
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    Rejecting Women in the Boston Marathon (The Stories of Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer)
    In 2019, 13,684 of the Boston Marathon's entrants were women - making up nearly 50% of total participants. But back in the 1960s, women weren’t permitted into the prestigious annual event, rejected solely on th…
  15. October 12, 2021
    37 min
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    Rejecting Moonstruck
    Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage, is considered one of the best romantic comedies of all time. Yet, back in 1987, the screenplay was turned down by Hollywood executives, the actors were told they were…
  16. September 28, 2021
    41 min
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    Rejecting Linkin Park, Part 2
    In Part 2 of Rejecting Linkin Park, we find out what happens when Xero puts on a public showcase, against the advice of their publisher. A key player in the story is fired. Then, the band is forced to change th…
  17. September 21, 2021
    42 min
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    Rejecting Linkin Park
    In the year 2000, Linkin Park released its debut album Hybrid Theory, which would become the highest-selling debut album of the 21st century. But pre-platinum records, Porsches and private jets, Linkin Park was…
  18. September 07, 2021
    33 min
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    Rejecting Laverne Cox
    Laverne Cox is best-known for playing Sophia Burset on the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. But before landing the role of a lifetime, Cox struggled to book auditions. At 40 years old, she found hers…
  19. August 24, 2021
    41 min
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    Rejecting Netflix
    Netflix is the de facto name in streaming. A $230B tech giant that’s dominated 190 countries, the Emmys and the Academy Awards. But back when Netflix was just a startup, it was rejected by Silicon Valley CEOs,…
  20. August 10, 2021
    34 min
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    ENCORE: Rejecting Sara Blakely (Billionaire Founder of Spanx)
    Spanx has become the de facto brand name for an entire category - like Kleenex or Q-tips. But in the ’90s, the shapewear company’s founder, Sara Blakely, was enduring relentless rejection as a door-to-door fax…

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