HBR IdeaCast

Reviews For HBR IdeaCast

For an HBR backed program, the host uses too many filler words like “sort of” “kind of” and “you know”. This weakens the power of the topics chosen and makes the host seem unsure. I like the topics but the show itself falls short of compelling its audience.
Not much hard analysis, data, or insight is offered. More emotionally charged, opinion banter. Disappointed after listening to 15+ episodes. Unsubscribing now.
Why was this podcast was removed?!
HBR continues to be the leader for business, sales, and negotiation!
I’m on the business side working in the tech sector. I find these podcasts extremely insightful and thought provoking. I’ve recommended this series to other members of my team.
Dear Sara Green Carmichael, I am thankful for all of yourself and your candid sense of curiosity within the HBR ideacast. Life is indeed big and amazing beyond Harvard. Come join all the transition jumpers before you. We appreciate your last show tremendously. Great work!
This is a great podcast. I love listen to it even while taking a shower. However I hate the music at the beginning. It’s hard to hear when others are talking.
Hope to see you do more podcasts focused on women & career!
HBR is my absolute favorite cast. I feel my mind expanding with every new episode and host Sarah is too notch! She guides the discussion so artfully with questions that get right to the heart of “why should I care?” or “make this information work for me”. Thought provoking stuff.
This podcast is perfect for anyone looking to make it as a business owner, marketer, or entrepreneur. 10/10 would recommend.
The background music makes me so anxious. Not sure if I am the only one who really hate the background music but it is really annoying.
Harvard Business Review is a podcast that I listen to consistently and highly recommend. Their pieces are relevant, timely, often have interviews with influential leaders, and are well produced with minimal commercial interruptions. They are also about the right length for a commute.
Pretty terrible imo. At least the Slack episode I just listened to. It seriously sounded like they must be getting kickbacks for every awkward use of the phrase “the social tools”. They say it like my grandma says “the pot”. The content is almost absolute nonsense. I’ll not be listening again.
Always appreciate this podcast. Thank you, HBR!
Sarah Green Carmichael is a brilliant interviewer. The interviews are low key and relaxing but always satisfying. She digs into exactly what you want to know and asks the hard and probing questions. She is extremely knowledgeable about issues of gender diversity (and other kinds of diversity) in business management. This makes for very interesting interviews. Recommend this.
This is a podcast where you think it will be all "business-y", and yes, it is. But so much of what they cover can be applied to your personal life. The ideas presented, back by research, can really make you re-think the way you conduct your business and your life. Well worth the time.
Nice, on-point, insightful, fun where needed, and inspiring podcast.
I do podcasting and it's about Business. IDEACAST it's very inspirational to me.
Excellent information, very well done.
I've been listening for years. Always fascinating and so well researched!
The topics are great. Unfortunately, they've put an amateur in the host seat. This is HBR. I would expect them to hire someone with polished delivery. This woman sounds very young and Vally Girl-ish. It grates on my nerves. Voice, intonation, and inflection aside (all of which are poor), she's clearly reading a script. There's nothing natural-sounding about this host. Just amateur all the way. She's obviously smart, but maybe more suited to print. I'm unsubscribing.
Great podcast... great business lessons... great host!!! I learn much with each and every episode.
I have learned so much from both the hosts and the guests. The topics are relevant and the discussion is always valuable. I love the shorter segments. This show makes me look really good at work, and I recommend literally every single episode to someone. If this was high school, I'd probably be voted "Most likely to respond to situations with: 'There's a great HBR ideacast episode about that!'"
I loved the Lean Agile episode . . .
I absolutely love this podcast! The topics are always really interesting and Sarah is an amazing host. It takes a deep dive into the subject matter and leaves me with helpful insight and a better understanding of what's been discussed. I'm always glad I took the time to listen to this podcast. I highly recommend it!
Excellent podcast. I appreciate the wide range of topics, as well as host Sarah Green Carmichael's smart but down-to-earth approach.
I enjoy listening to the HBR Ideacast each week. The topics are relevant to managers practicing in the real world and bring new ideas for me each time I listen. Sarah Green Carmichael is a great interviewer and asks great questions of the guests. Highly recommended!
I skip the ones I'm not interested in but often enjoy these focused, well-time podcasts. Great name you can depend on.
I've always enjoyed listening to this podcast however I was hoping for some intellectual insight from a historical contact regarding this presidential election. Unfortunately this was a partisan hack job against Trump. Certainly have come to expect more from HBR.
About 50% of the episodes are incredibly insightful and applicable. The other half are not as interesting to me but it's worth listening to all of them for those that are good.
In two wonderful ways: the format gives substantive introduction to many topics in 15 minutes; and Sarah Green Carmichael is one of the best podcast moderators I've heard, she's always well-prepared, insightful ands asks probing, thoughtful questions.
They really pack a lot of practical information in a short period. It's easy to listen to. Sara Greene is an outstanding interviewer.
Love the magazine but the podcast doesn't measure up.
This continues to be the place, as it has been for years since the beginning of podcasting I think, for well-produced thoughtful interviews about the latest ideas and trends in business. Sarah Green Carmichael does her research, asks good questions, and graciously curiously pushes back and presses for clarification or elaboration at all the right moments. What a gift this is to be able to keep up a bit with what is happening in management and business through the HBR IdeaCast. The overview of the HBR issues are also quite good. Understandably, people will probably listen first be drawn to the episodes about books and topics that they are interested in, but almost all of them end up being stimulating in some way. Thanks for the good work.
Grateful this podcast is continuing to deliver wonderful content.


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Always informative, interesting and great topics covered. Really enjoy every episode.
Love the exposure to topics covered by HBR
Sarah is the highest quality interviewer around. She understands the depth and breadth of all the different topics discussed here. I find 2/3 relevant in a practical way. If you're reading this, you should stop and listen to the podcast. Now. Quit that. Just press play already....
I really like these podcasts. The time of each one is perfect, and the topics are great!!!
I appreciate the brevity yet the depth of the shows.
Host of topics to step up your game.
Love the short episodes on the ideas covered in HBR. It gives me a lot of think about, and I can always find more info later if I need it. Also maybe it's just because I'm a mid-30s female, but I really like the host and think she does a great job.
The interviews and coverage of HBR articles provides useful information on research being completed in business management. The breadth of perspectives presented are very informative.
Love the topics you're covering. They are going to be very helpful while I plan out my new website. Thanks for the podcasts!
I only listened to one podcast, with Brian Grazer. He had quite a few insights to share, but the interviewer seemed to be more tuned in to her script and the next question. I like hearing a more in depth back and forth and less of a script. She did at times respond to the guest’s answers but for the most part she kept to her script. Podcasts provide a real opportunity to dig in and I’d love to see the interviewer here do more of this.
...going on at length about things that are either common sense or obvious. Sometimes, tho, you get to share a real insight or two, which compensates for having to wade thru the MBAbble.
I really enjoy HBR podcasts. I learn something new each time.