103 episodes

CNN's Poppy Harlow explores the journeys of business and global leaders. In-depth interviews with leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top.

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    • 4.4, 332 Ratings

CNN's Poppy Harlow explores the journeys of business and global leaders. In-depth interviews with leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
332 Ratings

332 Ratings

Hxxxxxxchxxxxxxx ,

Goop interview

I really enjoyed this interview. I think I heard sides of GP that I didn't know about. I thought the interview Poppy conducted was well rounded and well done. The only slight negative I would say is the ending was focused on a good husband helping run a good business. It was a bit sexist and unnecessary. I think GP and other female CEOs may extol the benefits of a good partner. But it sounded to me that she built and continues to run a successful business regardless of her marital situation.

jinsightr ,

Impressive guests, very scripted interviewer

I do listen to this sporadically as they manage to get some of the most impressive business guests on this show (thanks to being CNN), but Poppy is just such an unremarkable interviewer. Despite having such impressive credentials (honestly would not have realized from just listening to these), the interviews come off very scripted and demure. There’s only been one interview of the dozens I’ve heard so far where I felt she really tried to challenge and drive the topic forward- otherwise she sits back, accepts what they say, and throws out one prepared question after another. Nothing against that, but when you’re in a podcast format and have an opportunity to go deep with such guests, why stick to very traditional and linear TV or article like ways of questioning? My sense is she also relies a lot on the list of prepped questions from her team, and while being relatively informed on the topics, is never quite enough to engage a thoughtful dialog. Even the questions on being a woman (as one who worked in Finance as much as I support them) feel jammed and predictable in that she always asks and it’s like a prepped way of showing how “forward thinking” she is. For the simple reason that all this boils down to very boring and only basically informative interviews that are far from their potential, I have to knock this down a couple stars.

infin8dvonE ,

She is unlistenable.

The interviewees and guests line-up are great but the host is a total pain to listen to. She clearly had some coaching on what her annoying personality traits were but she still much more to go. The humble bragging, name dropping and self spotlighting still remains. Sheesh.

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