Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Elizabeth Day - The Universe is Unfolding Exactly as Intended

December 03, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Elizabeth Day Episode 69
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Elizabeth Day - The Universe is Unfolding Exactly as Intended
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Elizabeth Day - The Universe is Unfolding Exactly as Intended
Dec 03, 2020 Episode 69
Mo Gawdat and Elizabeth Day

Today's guest is my one of my dearest friends, Elizabeth Day. I have been waiting for this conversation for a long time, and it's flattering to know that many others have been as well. I appeared on Elizabeth's podcast earlier this year, and the episode was an absolutely massive hit. All of this is humbling, but the real gem is the bond I forged with this amazing woman.

This conversation is an invaluable follow-up as we end one of the most trying years in collective human history. It says a lot that we barely had to do any editing on this audio, because everything just flows when there is chemistry - and boy is it honest. I'm certain anyone who listens to this will take something valuable away.

Elizabeth is an author, journalist and broadcaster. Her memoir, How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong is a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller and has been described as ‘life-changing’ by critics. Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is a celebration of the things that haven't gone right and has been nominated for two British Podcast Awards. Her latest book is the fantastic Failosophy: A Handbook for When Things Go Wrong.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The history of my friendship with Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth's gift of opening people up on her podcast, How to Fail
  • Her childhood as an outsider
  • The irony of such a successful woman still speaking on failure
  • How she defines success and failure
  • The language of failure around fertility medicine and being a woman that “can't have kids”
  • The universe is unfolding exactly as intended
  • Would she change anything if she could go back in time?
  • How her wedding dress after a failed marriage led to her hit podcast (I love this story.)
  • Can you find true love on a dating app? Elizabeth did.
  • What is destiny?
  • What is rejection?
  • If you're perfect for everyone, you're not a real person.
  • Did humanity fail with COVID?
  • Best rom-com of all time: Love, Actually or When Harry Met Sally?

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Elizabeth Day on Instagram @elizabday, Facebook @elizabethdayauthor, on Twitter @elizabday, and on her website, elizabethdayonline.co.uk

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

Today's guest is my one of my dearest friends, Elizabeth Day. I have been waiting for this conversation for a long time, and it's flattering to know that many others have been as well. I appeared on Elizabeth's podcast earlier this year, and the episode was an absolutely massive hit. All of this is humbling, but the real gem is the bond I forged with this amazing woman.

This conversation is an invaluable follow-up as we end one of the most trying years in collective human history. It says a lot that we barely had to do any editing on this audio, because everything just flows when there is chemistry - and boy is it honest. I'm certain anyone who listens to this will take something valuable away.

Elizabeth is an author, journalist and broadcaster. Her memoir, How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong is a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller and has been described as ‘life-changing’ by critics. Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is a celebration of the things that haven't gone right and has been nominated for two British Podcast Awards. Her latest book is the fantastic Failosophy: A Handbook for When Things Go Wrong.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The history of my friendship with Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth's gift of opening people up on her podcast, How to Fail
  • Her childhood as an outsider
  • The irony of such a successful woman still speaking on failure
  • How she defines success and failure
  • The language of failure around fertility medicine and being a woman that “can't have kids”
  • The universe is unfolding exactly as intended
  • Would she change anything if she could go back in time?
  • How her wedding dress after a failed marriage led to her hit podcast (I love this story.)
  • Can you find true love on a dating app? Elizabeth did.
  • What is destiny?
  • What is rejection?
  • If you're perfect for everyone, you're not a real person.
  • Did humanity fail with COVID?
  • Best rom-com of all time: Love, Actually or When Harry Met Sally?

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Elizabeth Day on Instagram @elizabday, Facebook @elizabethdayauthor, on Twitter @elizabday, and on her website, elizabethdayonline.co.uk

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.