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Did you know that getAbstract also summarizes podcast episodes?

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While you can skim an article or book to get the gist of the content, it’s hard to gauge what’s in a podcast unless you listen to the whole thing. getAbstract’s podcast summaries are great time savers: They tell you the main points covered in an episode – if that’s what you’re after – or help you decide whether the episode is worth your time listening to.

There are over 30 million podcast episodes out there. getAbstract finds and summarizes the most relevant episodes for our library.

Eclectic

In our episode selection, we go for breadth – we usually don’t cover entire podcast series. This way, our users get introduced to many different podcast formats, series and hosts they may not have discovered otherwise.

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How to Say No to Your Boss

Saying no to your manager needn’t be as daunting as you might fear.

Alison Green Ask a Manager
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Growth in Turbulent Times

Turbulent times call for new approaches to growth, planning and leadership.

Andrew Chen, Brian Balfour and Lauren Murrow Andreessen Horowitz
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Quantum Computing for Normals

Quantum computing, once science fiction, is fast becoming science reality.

Molly Wood, Kai Ryssdal and Steven Weber Marketplace
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Reflections on Shame

Modern public shaming can either damage people and society – or help them become better people.

Alex Korb, Lynne Malcolm and Tanveer Ahmed ABC Radio

Never say never though: These two multi-episode investigative reports we found so fascinating that we summarized the whole thing.

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Drilled

The oil industry worried about climate change long before others did.

Amy Westervelt Critical Frequency
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The Dropout

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been compared to both Steve Jobs and Bernie Madoff.

Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson ABC Radio

Succinct

Some podcast episodes cover longer group discussions and are more casual in style. They take a long time to listen to but contain nuggets of insights we feel our users should know about. A case in point is a podcast discussion that adds a new dimension to the debate on workplace diversity: neurodiversity.

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Neurodiversity – A Vital Aspect of Workplace Inclusion

Neurodiversity may be the final frontier of an inclusive workplace.

Philippa Lamb, Margaret Malpas, Kirsty Wilson and Jill Miller Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

This summary on microaggression with Colorblind podcast host Vanessa Echols teases out valuable take-aways from a 66-minute discussion:

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Microaggression

Just because you didn’t intend to insult doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt.

Vanessa Echols, Hank Van Putten, Mary Robinson and Rachel Luce-Hitt Colorblind

Timely

When topics around racial discrimination and injustice dominated public debate last summer, we found this episode from the podcast series Seeing White particularly eye-opening. It does an excellent job explaining the systemic, institutional and economic aspects of racism.

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Seeing White

Which came first, bigotry or exploitation?

John Biewen, Chenjerai Kumanyika and Celeste Headlee Scene on Radio

During the #MeToo movement, our editors dug out a thought-provoking podcast episode from This American Life on how men accused of sexual harassment can come clean.

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Finally

An apology can be cathartic for all parties involved, but it takes hard work to get it right.

Nancy Updike This American Life

When COVID-19 turned our ways of working upside down, podcasts were an effective medium for business leaders and human resources professionals to share their preliminary best practices and key learnings. Here a few episodes getAbstract summarized during the tumultuous first months of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Business Not As Usual

Providing targeted support in real time is worth more than a perfectly crafted training workshop.

Sarah Allen and David James Looop
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What Will the World Look Like After COVID-19?

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones discuss COVID-19’s challenges and probable aftermath with Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Gates Notes
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How to Innovate and Create the Future

Chaos is the mother of innovation.

Jacob Morgan and Jeremy Gutsche Jacob Morgan
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The Covid Files 2: How Are You Feeling?

How we cope with negative feelings could be the key to surviving COVID-19, as our emotions go viral.

Mark Honigsbaum and Thomas Dixon Zinc Media
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Coronavirus Outbreak: How Scared Should You Be?

Water, soap and about 45 seconds is all that stands between you and the coronavirus.

Wendy Zukerman, Meryl Horn, Rose Rimler and Michelle Dang Gimlet Media
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Sawbones: Coronavirus

China has a serious novel coronavirus outbreak, but your risk of contracting it right now is minimal.

Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy Maximum Fun

Relevant

Thought leaders, authors and scholars have new knowledge and insights to share all the time. Putting these ideas into a carefully crafted article or book – as well as finding a publisher – is a lengthy process. That’s why many started to take to podcasting. Celebrity authors like Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis, for example, now produce popular podcasts. So do the authors of the Freakonomics books. Avid readers won’t want to miss out on the content these stimulating thinkers have to share. That said, the podcasts are so well-produced you will probably want to listen to them. But if you are in a hurry, we’ve got you covered:

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The Seven Minute Rule

Consumer finance companies enrich themselves at the expense of unknowing loan recipients.

Michael Lewis Michael Lewis
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Burden of Proof

When people’s lives are on the line, you don’t need “perfect” evidence to start taking life-saving measures.

Malcolm Gladwell The Revisionist History
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Blame Game

A major car manufacturer gets wrongly blamed for a problem caused by human error.

Malcolm Gladwell The Revisionist History
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This Economist Predicted the Last Crisis. What’s the Next One?

Economist Raghuram Rajan sounds a warning call about a new threat to world economies.

Stephen J. Dubner Freakonomics
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After the Glass Ceiling, a Glass Cliff

Why do women CEOs often get to lead companies that are already failing?

Stephen J. Dubner and Matt Frassica Freakonomics

We invite you to peruse our podcast summaries. Thanks for listening!

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