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How Entrepreneurs And Astronauts Found Success Through Failure (Dec. 4, 2020)

NPR host Guy Raz talks about his book, How I Built This, and retired astronaut Capt. Jim Lovell discusses the “successful failure” of Apollo 13.


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Houston Matters is taking a bit of a, well, unplanned but necessary break this week as we take some extra precautions related to COVID-19 and ensure that our entire production team and facilities are safe.

We’ll be back with our usual live programs starting Monday, Dec. 7.

However, we thought you might enjoy hearing a few conversations this week – some discussions you might have missed from earlier this year.

Today, NPR host Guy Raz talks about his book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. Then, Michael Hagerty asks retired astronaut Capt. Jim Lovell about the "successful failure" of Apollo 13. And Craig chats with YouTube success and Houston-area chef and cookbook author Joshua Weissman.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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