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What It Takes
Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 760 ratings
inspiration is a WOW!
In these difficult COVID days, I look for inspiration. And this podcast is that for me. The interviews are honest and heartfelt. If there were 10 stars+, I’d gladly give your the most. Thank you, Elaine Cole May 14, 2020
Elaine’s iTunes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/20
The best of us
In these uncertain times, I find inspiration and hope listening to this podcast. I want to remember and enjoy listening to these exceptional guests in their voice who have made our world a better place.
macj24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/20
Inspiring & Sincerely
I usually listen to this podcast when I feel my energy is down, and I need a portion of motivation! Thank you!
kolotylka via Apple Podcasts · Ukraine · 11/02/19
Recent Episodes
In 1972, a Navy Seal named Thomas Norris carried out one of the most dangerous and daring rescue missions of the war in Vietnam. Six months later, he would be rescued himself, in an equally dramatic manner, after being shot through the head. His rescuer was fellow Seal, Michael Thornton, who had...
Published 05/18/20
She is best known for creating "The Lion King" on Broadway, but Julie Taymor has spent her whole career pushing the bounds of creativity - in theater, in opera and in film. She talks here about her transformation as an artist while studying puppetry in Indonesia, about her most recent movie,...
Published 05/04/20
Published 05/04/20
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