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What It Takes

By Academy of Achievement

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What It Takes is a podcast featuring intimate, revealing conversations with towering figures in almost every field: music, science, sports, politics, film, technology, literature, the military and social justice. These rare interviews have been recorded over the past 25 years by The Academy of Achievement. They offer the life stories and reflections of people who have had a huge impact on the world, and insights you can apply to your own life.

Customer Reviews

Five Stars


Washington Insider/Trail Talk podcast host

What a wonderful new series to give listeners an opportunity to hear an intimate conversation with the legends of our time. Johnny Cash is so relaxed and easy yet revealing.

It’s so well produced I think I need to go back and upgrade my podcast production values!

The Johnny Cash episode is spectacular

Deftly introduced and packaged by the producers, Johnny Cash comes across as extraordinarily likable, modest, and decent. Excellent start to this series.

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