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Welcome to the GTD® Virtual Study Group! This is a twice-monthly live call that focuses in on productivity and Getting Things Done. We are a supportive global community dedicated to inspiring and empowering personal growth.We focus on general principles of productivity, how to become more successful in life, and the Getting Things Done®* task management methodology.Join our live calls on the second and fourth Thursdays every month at 4:00pm Eastern! Simply dial 1-857-216-6700, Pin 559525!*This podcast is not affiliated with, approved or endorsed by David Allen or the David Allen Company, which is the creator of the Getting Things Done® system for personal productivity. GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. For more information on the David Allen Company’s products the user may visit their website at http://www.gettingthingsdone.com.

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Welcome to the GTD® Virtual Study Group! This is a twice-monthly live call that focuses in on productivity and Getting Things Done. We are a supportive global community dedicated to inspiring and empowering personal growth.We focus on general principles of productivity, how to become more successful in life, and the Getting Things Done®* task management methodology.Join our live calls on the second and fourth Thursdays every month at 4:00pm Eastern! Simply dial 1-857-216-6700, Pin 559525!*This podcast is not affiliated with, approved or endorsed by David Allen or the David Allen Company, which is the creator of the Getting Things Done® system for personal productivity. GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. For more information on the David Allen Company’s products the user may visit their website at http://www.gettingthingsdone.com.

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47 Ratings
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Sound quality is subpar.

By Umutko - Sep 20 2015
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I’ve been listening to other podcasts and I must say the quality of this one is subpar compared to other podcasts out there. It also feels like it is not very well organized so it does not flow naturally and seamless.

New Format is Boring with Low Production Values

By Golfer #2 - Mar 18 2014
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If it ain't broke - change it? Live call-in episodes are impossible to listen to with an inordinate number of ah's and um's. Interactive discussion among call in participants has been effectively eliminated. Host wastes way too much time (ummm) spouting how wonderful the guest is. Let them establish that (ummm) with THEIR content. This has become a (ummm) transparent vehicle to promote the (ummm) guest rather than inform the subscriber. A a ummm.

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
3
1
4
3

Sound quality is subpar.

By Umutko - Sep 20 2015
Read more
I’ve been listening to other podcasts and I must say the quality of this one is subpar compared to other podcasts out there. It also feels like it is not very well organized so it does not flow naturally and seamless.

New Format is Boring with Low Production Values

By Golfer #2 - Mar 18 2014
Read more
If it ain't broke - change it? Live call-in episodes are impossible to listen to with an inordinate number of ah's and um's. Interactive discussion among call in participants has been effectively eliminated. Host wastes way too much time (ummm) spouting how wonderful the guest is. Let them establish that (ummm) with THEIR content. This has become a (ummm) transparent vehicle to promote the (ummm) guest rather than inform the subscriber. A a ummm.
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The GTD® Virtual Study Group

Latest release on Oct 25, 2020

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Welcome to the GTD® Virtual Study Group! This is a twice-monthly live call that focuses in on productivity and Getting Things Done. We are a supportive global community dedicated to inspiring and empowering personal growth.We focus on general principles of productivity, how to become more successful in life, and the Getting Things Done®* task management methodology.Join our live calls on the second and fourth Thursdays every month at 4:00pm Eastern! Simply dial 1-857-216-6700, Pin 559525!*This podcast is not affiliated with, approved or endorsed by David Allen or the David Allen Company, which is the creator of the Getting Things Done® system for personal productivity. GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. For more information on the David Allen Company’s products the user may visit their website at http://www.gettingthingsdone.com.

Rank #1: 162: Five Phases of Project Planning

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In this episode we discuss the Natural Planning Model. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Aug 14 2016

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Rank #2: 181: Weekly Review Steps

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In this episode we walk through the steps of the weekly review, one by one. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Dec 10 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: 245: Organizing Individual Tasks

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So what do you do when a task really doesn’t have more than one next action but you can’t do it now. The VSG discusses how we handle that in our systems. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Nov 15 2019

55mins

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Rank #4: 167: Organizing: Setting Up the Right Baskets

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In this episode we discuss the ever popular topic of setting up the right baskets. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Sep 28 2017

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Rank #5: 165: Capturing: Corralling Your Stuff

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In this episode we discuss the ever popular topic of Capturing. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:     Resources from the call: Physical inbox Mind Dump Incomplete Triggers List GTD IQ quiz Read It Later apps: pocket, readability, etc

Apr 09 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: 168: Reflecting: Keeping it All Fresh and Functional

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In this episode we discuss Reflecting: Keeping it All Fresh and Functional. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Oct 09 2017

51mins

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Rank #7: 208: Struggle with Processing

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In this episode, we talk about the ever-present struggle with processing. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

May 16 2019

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Rank #8: 191: Daily Planning

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In this episode we discuss the topic of Planning your day. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Apr 23 2019

53mins

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Rank #9: 229: Time Blocking

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Can time blocking, time chunking, or time stacking help you get things done more efficiently or effectively? We dive into the subject on this episode of GTD® VSG. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Jun 14 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: 241: Digital Cleanup

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To clean up your digital backlog or not to clean… not really a question for most of us Type A folks. 😉 In this episode we talk about the process and the organization that helps most of us keep our digital files in check. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Sep 13 2019

54mins

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Rank #11: 227: Project Reference & Support Materials

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Project Support Materials. Everyone has a different way of handling this all important piece of the GTD® puzzle. The VSG shares how they do it with their systems. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #12: 214: How to Trust Your System

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Do you trust your system? Listen to this episode for tips and tricks on how to trust your system and really stick with it. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

May 24 2019

56mins

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Rank #13: 234: Trusted System Failure

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Sometimes our systems fail. It could be user error, it could be technology, it could be an unexpected emotional landmine. The VSG dives in and tries to tackle system failure head on. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Jun 21 2019

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Rank #14: 231: Breathing New Life Into Your System

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Does your system need a breath of new life or resuscitation? The VSG shares how they tackle this when it’s needed. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Jun 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #15: 182: Managing Email

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In this episode we discuss the ever popular topic of Email and our tips and tricks for being more GTD with it. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Dec 14 2018

46mins

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Rank #16: 179: Horizons of Focus

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In this episode we discuss the ever popular topic of Horizons of Focus. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Jul 20 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: 221: Reviews of All Kinds

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How often do you Review? In this episode we discuss reviews of all kind. Enjoy!   Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website:

Jun 04 2019

53mins

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Rank #18: 238: There Are No Problems, Only Projects

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Join us for a dive into one of the main topics of the GTD Summit — “There are no problems, only projects”. We got all philosophical on this one! It’s a fun listen! Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Jul 26 2019

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Rank #19: 246: Focusing on Your Goals for the New Year

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The end of the year is one of the natural points for reflection, of the past, the present, and the future. End of decades have an especially weighty feel, as well! In this episode, the GTDVSG talks about reflection and looking ahead at our goals for the immediate and distant future. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Dec 13 2019

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Rank #20: 247: The How To of Focusing on Goals

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Continuing the topic of Focusing on Goals from last episode, today we shared some more practical ideas around making those goals become projects and next actions. We talked about SMART goals, as well as, flexibility, and periodic reviews for alignment. And we looked defining those amorphous goals, you know... the ones that sound like pipe dreams. Who doesn’t need a little help with that?!   Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Dec 27 2019

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257: Capture Workflow

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What does capturing look like? Analog? Digital? Separate Inboxes? Combined Inbox? On the go? What’s the workflow? We chat all about this in this episode.    Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Oct 25 2020

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256: Contexts

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In this episode we discuss Contexts and how they are used in today’s world. Contexts and their relevance has been a controversial topic for years since people have mini computers in their pockets so all contexts are available all the time, almost. But then came a pandemic and we’re all home 24x7. So now what? The GTDVSG dives in and talks about what contexts mean to us in this new reality.   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Oct 25 2020

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255: Improving Project Timeline Estimations

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How do you improve your estimations of project timelines, or task timing? It’s such a vital piece of managing projects and managing expectations — of clients, of partners, of teammates, of spouses... of ourselves! In this episode we talk about how we all try to tackle this in our own worlds.   Thanks to Alex K for suggesting this episode's topic via our Facebook Group!    Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Oct 25 2020

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254: GTD® and Extraordinary Times

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GTD® is the art of stress-free productivity. And, we’re finding that that couldn’t be more true at this time in our world. GTD® is providing a bit of grounding in a time of major upheaval for many. We talk about that and how we’re using our systems to find some normal in an abnormal time.   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Apr 10 2020

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253: Reevaluation

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Our world is a little topsy turvy at the moment. We’re all experiencing a paradigm shift that was not a personal choice any of us made. So how can you adapt and cope with it all? How can GTD help to serve you and bring a little normalcy to your world. We dive into that and share what we’ve been doing, what’s been working and not working.   A big THANK YOU to our essential service workers!!! Stay safe, VSGer’s! ❤️   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Mar 27 2020

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252: Time & GTD®

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Setting up your GTD® system can be time consuming! So when do you start to see return on your time investment? And what is the return on your investment? And what tricks have we learned over the years to help ourselves in terms of time? Lots of fun stuff shared in this episode of GTDVSG! Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Mar 13 2020

59mins

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251: GTD® Morning Routine

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A big thank you to Ray Sidney-Smith for guest hosting this episode of the GTDVSG!!!   What does your morning GTD® routine look like? How do you set yourself up for the day? In this episode we discuss your GTD® Morning Routine. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Mar 13 2020

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250: Personal vs Work Projects

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Sometimes it's tricky to separate our personal and professional lives in our systems. Sometimes we have to due to requirements, but if we don’t then things can get a little muddled. So how do we keep our systems working for us?    And then there’s the struggle to get our partners/colleagues/teammates to also do GTD.    We talk about all this and more in this episode of the GTDVSG! Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Feb 14 2020

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249: Context Avoidance

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Do you find yourself avoiding using contexts sometimes? I know I did! (And not so secretly now, do still sometimes.) What’s that all about? We cover that in this call. And how we do make our systems work with, and without, contexts. (Oh, the blasphemy!) ;)   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Jan 24 2020

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248: Motivation

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How do you keep yourself inspired to manage your tasks using GTD®? In this episode of GTDVSG, we talk about our motivation — today, as well as, when we first began using GTD. Lots of great tips for newbies and veterans alike! So, how do you keep motivated with your system?   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Jan 10 2020

57mins

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247: The How To of Focusing on Goals

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Continuing the topic of Focusing on Goals from last episode, today we shared some more practical ideas around making those goals become projects and next actions. We talked about SMART goals, as well as, flexibility, and periodic reviews for alignment. And we looked defining those amorphous goals, you know... the ones that sound like pipe dreams. Who doesn’t need a little help with that?!   Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Dec 27 2019

1hr 1min

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246: Focusing on Your Goals for the New Year

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The end of the year is one of the natural points for reflection, of the past, the present, and the future. End of decades have an especially weighty feel, as well! In this episode, the GTDVSG talks about reflection and looking ahead at our goals for the immediate and distant future. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Dec 13 2019

56mins

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245: Organizing Individual Tasks

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So what do you do when a task really doesn’t have more than one next action but you can’t do it now. The VSG discusses how we handle that in our systems. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Nov 15 2019

55mins

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244: What To Do When Feeling Out of Control

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We all experience it… that time when your day gets out of control! In today’s episode, we talk about things your can do to get back in control and shift your perspective. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Oct 25 2019

57mins

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243: Year End Contemplation

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We’re getting started on considering this past year and planning for the upcoming year a little early! What did you do differently this year that worked? What new tricks did you implement that benefited your process? What started to really click and why? We dive into all this and so much more on this episode! Enjoy!     Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Oct 11 2019

55mins

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242: Transitions

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Today we talk transitions, like leaving a job, starting a job, moving, etc. Transitions are also a great time to take a look at your higher horizons and see if there are bigger shifts at play in your world, or if maybe they should be. We dive into multiple levels of the conversation in this episode. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Sep 28 2019

55mins

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241: Digital Cleanup

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To clean up your digital backlog or not to clean… not really a question for most of us Type A folks. 😉 In this episode we talk about the process and the organization that helps most of us keep our digital files in check. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Sep 13 2019

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240: Future Planning for Horizons 3 and 4

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The Horizons of Focus can often be the hardest piece of GTD to grasp. They can seem elusive and amorphous. Today, the VSG shares how we have defined them, and how we keep an eye on them and make sure our goals and visions don’t become purely wishlists. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Aug 23 2019

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239: The Strategic Value of Clear Space

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Wrapping up our discussions around the #GTDSummit, we cover The Strategic Value of Clear Space. This conversation covers everything from being in the weeds to the higher horizons. And we share some practical tips on how to get to clear space. Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more: .

Aug 09 2019

59mins

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238: There Are No Problems, Only Projects

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Join us for a dive into one of the main topics of the GTD Summit — “There are no problems, only projects”. We got all philosophical on this one! It’s a fun listen! Enjoy!   Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:

Jul 26 2019

55mins

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iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
3
1
4
3

Sound quality is subpar.

By Umutko - Sep 20 2015
Read more
I’ve been listening to other podcasts and I must say the quality of this one is subpar compared to other podcasts out there. It also feels like it is not very well organized so it does not flow naturally and seamless.

New Format is Boring with Low Production Values

By Golfer #2 - Mar 18 2014
Read more
If it ain't broke - change it? Live call-in episodes are impossible to listen to with an inordinate number of ah's and um's. Interactive discussion among call in participants has been effectively eliminated. Host wastes way too much time (ummm) spouting how wonderful the guest is. Let them establish that (ummm) with THEIR content. This has become a (ummm) transparent vehicle to promote the (ummm) guest rather than inform the subscriber. A a ummm.