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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 917 ratings
One of the best
This is one of the best shows. I just love the narrator’s voice. Ms. Alice Winkler, you are doing a very good job. I’m from India and l really appreciate the academy of achievements and the work it has been doing through this series. Keep up the good work!!
Gincy B via Apple Podcasts · India · 04/18/21
Best Podcast
This is the podcast I go to when I want to escape thinking about the current news, the political frights, the pandemic, thoughts of the homeless, the plight of immigrants, the scariest parts of life. This podcast does go to those places in the stories of the great artists covered in each of these...Read full review »
Zizzabet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/21
Love this podcast
Great to learn about so many different inspiring people.
Cnd girl jes via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/15/21
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