It’s the five words everyone hates to see start an email. “We Regret to Inform You: The Rejection Podcast” is telling the rejection-filled stories of the world’s greatest successes because every successful person has a rejection story – and way more than just one rejection story. The road to success is long and arduous, and not to mention covered in speed bumps and potholes that never seem to get fixed. Every actor, musician, entrepreneur, and artist has faced debilitating rejections on their journey.
Writer and host Sidney O’Reilly takes us through the troubles and triumphs of household names. In the sports world, it’s fairly common knowledge that Super Bowl Champion quarterback Kurt Warner was working at a grocery store and playing for the Arena Football League before being rostered with the St Louis Rams 1998. From there, he went on to win the NFL MVP twice: once in his first season as starting quarterback where he led the Rams to their first Super Bowl Championship ever in 1999 and in 2001 in another Super Bowl run.
But, did you also know that Nick Offerman, who played the beloved Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, went through 12 straight years of rejection in Hollywood? He lived as a struggling actor in an unfinished basement, battling with depression as he searched for his next role. Offerman’s story is one of perseverance and revolting against the norm: he was constantly told to be more traditional in his auditions. But traditional isn’t what landed him the iconic role of Ron Swanson.
“We Regret to Inform You: The Rejection Podcast” is filled with stories you know and stories you don’t. Did you know the film Pretty Woman was rejected by multiple studios and producers before it ended up at the Academy Awards? Or the Duffer Brothers, who created Netflix’s number one show Stranger Things – they were rejected from every major film school and film studio, and now they rake in 40 million viewers in under a week.
From Jay-Z to Katy Perry, Back to the Future and Sandra Oh, “We Regret to Inform You: The Rejection Podcast” is about finding the insight behind every rejection. These stories are fascinating and offer a different look into the lives and creations that have gone on to redefine their respective mediums. Get inspired and find that light at the end of the tunnel with “We Regret to Inform You: The Rejection Podcast”.