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The Takeaway

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A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.


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4.3 out of 5 stars from 647 ratings
  • Not Investigative Enough

    Utilizes too much “newspeak” and doesn’t give enough time to the important stories it gives an entire 8 minutes to, after intro and ads. more

    Apple Podcasts
    Herrow herrow how low
    United States2 months ago
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Keeps It Real

    I first saw Ms. Perry at The New School in New York where she was a member of a panel with Chris Hayes, Eric Foner, and Katrina Vanden Heuvel. She keeps issues of dire importance to the vast underclass front and center, but she does it with panache, intelligence, and a great reserve of patience for a society that too often is dangerously indifferent to the majority of its members. Without people like her, determined, capable, honest reporters of the growing national crises we face each day we wo... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Melissa Harris Perry!

    An outstanding commentator and interviewer. So good to hear Melissa Harris Perry’s brilliant voice on NPR. Keep the diversity trend going.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago
  • Top Notch Interviewer

    Melissa Harris-Perry has brought a huge breath of fresh air to NPR as well as to The Takeaway. Her gifts include the fact that she relies on her academic discipline to always be thoroughly prepared for her interviews. And then, in the most empathetic way I have ever heard on either radio or TV, she is able to connect with her guests and put them so completely at ease. This is especially true with guests who have to relate their own personal tragedies or traumas. Her ability to gently lead such g... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago
  • Excellent News Source

    I love the way Dr. Harris-Perry conducts interviews! The topics she covers are important and interesting.

    Apple Podcasts
    Unemployed Hero
    United States6 months ago

Chart Positions

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#220 United Kingdom/News/Daily News
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#84 Italy/News/Daily News
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#234 Australia/News/Daily News
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#250 Germany/News/Daily News

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