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    • How One Family Is Sending 13 Kids to College, Living Debt Free — and Still Plans to Retire Early

    • By: Erica Johnston
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "How One Family Is Sending 13 Kids to College, Living Debt Free — and Still Plans to Retire Early" is from the August 11, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erica Johnston and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration, well-written story.

    • By Jolina St. Pierre on 01-04-19

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    • Tina Fey Tells College-Educated White Women Who Voted for Trump: ‘You Can’t Look Away’

    • By: Kristine Phillips
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Tina Fey recently took aim at college-educated white women who supported Donald Trump.

    "Tina Fey Tells College-Educated White Women Who Voted for Trump: ‘You Can’t Look Away’" is from the April 01, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Phillips and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Men Without Women,’ a New Story Collection by Haruki Murakami

    • By: Heller McAlpin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Haruki Murakami is a master of the open-ended mystery. Whether in complex, dreamlike novels like “The Wind-up Bird Chronicle” and “Kafka on the Shore” or the more realistic short stories in his latest collection, “Men Without Women,” Murakami is drawn to the abiding strangeness and unfathomability of life.

    "‘Men Without Women,’ a New Story Collection by Haruki Murakami" is from the May 05, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Heller McAlpin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Artificial Intelligence Can Transform the Economy

    • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Xiang Hui, Meng Liu
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    After half a century of hype and false starts, artificial intelligence may finally be starting to transform the U.S. economy. An example is machine translation, as we found when analyzing eBay’s deployment in 2014 of an AI-based tool that learned to translate by digesting millions of lines of eBay data and data from the Web. The aim is to allow eBay sellers and buyers in different countries to more easily connect with one another. The tool detects the location of an eBay user’s Internet Protocol address in, say, a Spanish-speaking country and automatically translates the English title of the eBay offering.

    "Artificial Intelligence Can Transform the Economy" is from the September 18, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erik Brynjolfsson, Xiang Hui and Meng Liu and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Exact Date David Sedaris Found the Voice That Made Him a Star

    • By: Rachel Manteuffel 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Sedaris has spent decades mining his life for nuggets he can polish and sell: the time he was a department store elf, going to the dentist in Paris, his time in a nudist trailer park. His essays tend to meander over a true-ish story from his life, with characters a bit more eccentric than the people you tend to meet in your life, like the taxidermist with the mummified human arm or his neighbor who dyed her teenage daughter’s hair gray in order to keep being the pretty one.

    "The Exact Date David Sedaris Found the Voice That Made Him a Star" is from the June 20, 2017 Books section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rachel Manteuffel  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Summary of The Ideal Team Player: by Patrick Lencioni | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patrick Lencioni's The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues posits that in order to succeed - especially in a work environment - one must be a team player. Business leaders must be able to identify and hire team players to secure the best possible advantage over their competitors and leverage all the benefits of teamwork. Ideal team players share three core virtues: They are hungry, humble, and smart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good summary of The Model, not enough of The Fable

    • By Benjamin on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Career Coach: Here’s How to Ace the Job Interview

    • By: Rachel Loock
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Whether you are interviewing for the first time or fifth time, or you haven’t interviewed for a position in quite some time, there are a number of things to remember to be sure you nail your next interview.

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    • Summary of Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée A. Mauborgne

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
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    Blue Ocean Strategy is the 2015 update to the classic business strategy text of the same name originally published in 2005. The text offers a practical handbook to business students and entrepreneurs who wish to rise above the fray of the competition, become pioneers in previously uncharted market territory, and gain access to impressive growth opportunities and an untapped customer base.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good content, poor narration.

    • By Ryan Arnold on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • ‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Let’s Hope the Movie Is Better Than the Book

    • By: Michael Dirda
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Madeleine L’Engle once said that “A Wrinkle in Time” was rejected by 26 publishers. On the surface, this seems incredible, given that it went on to win the 1962 Newbery Medal and become one of the most beloved of all modern children’s novels (in one poll second in popularity only to E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web”). 

    "‘A Wrinkle in Time’: Let’s Hope the Movie Is Better Than the Book" is from the February 27, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Dirda and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Apple Is Struggling to Become an Artificial-Intelligence Powerhouse

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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     In 2011, Apple became the first company to place artificial intelligence in the pockets of millions of consumers when it launched the voice assistant Siri on the iPhone.

    "Why Apple Is Struggling to Become an Artificial-Intelligence Powerhouse" is from the June 05, 2017 The Switch section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How to Be a Better Networker for People Who Hate Networking

    • By: Eric Barker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Most species hang out only with family members. Everybody else is a potential enemy. Good ol’ Homo sapiens have been successful because we’ve extended the definition of family by using mutually agreed upon stories — “fictive kinship” as Israeli researcher Yuval Noah Harari points out.

    "How to Be a Better Networker for People Who Hate Networking" is from the May 22, 2017 Inspired Life section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eric Barker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Before Michelle, Barack Obama Asked Another Woman to Marry Him. Then Politics Got in the Way.

    • By: Carlos Lozada
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A massive new biography sheds light on the relationships, sacrifices and calculations that enabled the Obama presidency.

    "Before Michelle, Barack Obama Asked Another Woman to Marry Him. Then Politics Got in the Way." is from the May 02, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carlos Lozada  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Her Remarks on the Presumptive GOP Nominee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg May Have Trumped Her Usual Outspokenness

    • By: Aaron Blake, Robert Barnes
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "In Her Remarks on the Presumptive GOP Nominee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg May Have Trumped Her Usual Outspokenness" is from the July 11, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and Robert Barnes and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Summary of Jeff Olson’s The Slight Edge by Milkyway Media

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness (2005), author and entrepreneur Jeff Olson explains how motivated individuals can reap tremendous benefits from cultivating simple, positive habits. Although good fortune can appear to manifest overnight, success is usually the result of years spent consistently making the right choices.... (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon.)  

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Rachel Hollis Has Wooed Millions of Women with Her Book. What’s Her Message?

    • By: Nora Krug
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    ATLANTA — The lights were flashing, Macklemore was blaring, and Rachel Hollis — this year’s surprise best-selling author — was telling everyone to get on their feet.

    "Rachel Hollis Has Wooed Millions of Women with Her Book. What’s Her Message?" is from the November 12, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Nora Krug and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Secret Deal the Associated Press Made With the Nazis During WWII

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    At the height of World War II, the Associated Press made secret arrangements with an SS officer to obtain pictures taken by Nazi photographers that were distributed to American newspapers — a deal authorized by senior U.S. officials.

    "The Secret Deal the Associated Press Made With the Nazis During WWII" is from the May 10, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Summary of Annie Duke’s Thinking in Bets by Milkyway Media

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts (2018) explores how probabilistic thinking can help individuals make better choices. World Series of Poker champion Annie Duke explains how the tactics professional poker players use can be applied to everyday situations.... (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

    Regular price: $3.95

    • How the Free-Lunch Fallacy Is Hurting Our Government, Health Care and Retirement

    • By: Allan Sloan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    One of the biggest problems our country has is the growing idea that there really is such a thing as a free lunch: that we can get magic money to pay for things we don’t want to pay for out of our own pockets.

    "How the Free-Lunch Fallacy Is Hurting Our Government, Health Care and Retirement" is from the May 20, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Allan Sloan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Freedom From Cable Isn’t Free: Flood of Streaming Services Will Make Cutting the Cord More Complicated

    • By: Hayley Tsukayama, Sintia Radu
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The move toward streaming — though consumers have been demanding it for years — is proving to be a more fragmented experience than many have anticipated. Entertainment companies are now running services with increasingly narrow offerings, looking to hit consumers up for more subscription revenue wherever possible.

    "Freedom From Cable Isn’t Free: Flood of Streaming Services Will Make Cutting the Cord More Complicated" is from the August 11, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Hayley Tsukayama and Sintia Radu and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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