This podcast covers all the topics you'd expect, and a lot of stories you wouldn't. Tanzina Vega has been a great host, navigating all the week's news. The Takeaway team are all very sharp too. The Friday conversations with Amy Walter have been really interesting as well, more in-depth on political topics behind the scenes. All in all this show is a great way to keep up with the news and conversations behind the headlines, and hearing from listeners is always great too.
An outstanding commentator and interviewer.
Prefer in-depth analysis with guests. This one follows the usual trend, keeping it mostly superficial, entertaining, and with music and sound bites for variety. Love Amy Walters' commentary, and she is among the very best, but on the podcast she is yielding to entertainment realities.
The addition of Amy Walter on Friday is just great, because she is!
Itâs okay. Thereâs some moderately deep dives on extremely specific topics, but in doing that, I think the pod falls short of the full picture. Loses context in dealing with the details. Also, like most NPR casts, leans center-left and is careful not to endorse dem-socialist views.
Walter is the best.
Love this channel!!
The frame, flow and content of the program allowed me to visualize and be fully present in the issue. Really appreciated the contextual nature of the conversation. Brilliant move to bring Amy Walter to this show!
This show covers a really wide array of issues and they are more frequently diving deep on some of these topics. Production value is also pretty great.
Thoughtful, informative, balanced, well produced â perfect
I was thrilled to hear a variety of opinions from Americans about what it means to be an American. Not to mention the interview with one of my favorite Americans, Jimmy Carter. This is a much needed conversation.
Takeaway has changed my belief in journalism. I am impressed with the coverage and the choice of their topics. I like the host Todd Zwillich the most.
You have to be a complete brainlet to support an "assault weapons" ban. Assault weapons are literally no different from semi auto weapons with classic wooden stocks. Moronic liberals don't understand firearms so they think that a weapons appearance actually affects functionality. Anyone who understands firearms knows that not a single life would be saved from such a ban. I don't know why the left hasn't figured out that this whole concept is flawed. Please actually learn about gunsWe don't need a moronic "intellectual" academic to comment on gun control when he clearly has no true understanding of the mechanical nature of firearms. Yes leftists, details absolutely do matter when it comes to gun legislation. Enjoy my gunsplaining
Lots of 3 and a couple of 4 star podcasts, super slow downloads at 200 kbps, unsubscribing.
I absolutely love this podcast. I listen every day and I feel very informed. The host is knowledgeable and relatable and never condescending. He also shows genuine empathy. I truly appreciate the work they put into this show.
I love the range of topics and conversation, but the incessant leftist bias is off putting.
I cannot believe our funding is going to this nonsense. It's extremely slanted and extremely biased. Defund NPR if this is the garbage that they're airing!!
I finally had to remove this podcast as Hockenberry's style became so annoying I couldnât listen anymore Everything is posed as an 'either this or that', no room for all the gray area in between, which is where one ususally finds the truth and nuance. I'm going to try Morning Edition for awhile.
I listen to this podcast every day. It's insightful; topics are current events, politics, race relations, society/ culture. The discussions on race are interesting and handled thoughtfully. Really enjoy listening-- one of my favorite podcasts!
This is the best, most wide-ranging news variety show on the radio, hands down.I heard it once while on a roadtrip, and I wish my local NPR station would air it!The focus on issues faced by people of color is much better than other NPR programs and I really appreciate that aspect of it. So many topics are covered. Interesting stories you don't hear other places as well as better examinations of top news than most other news shows. Every once in a while they miss the mark, usually by having on a guest who is somehow a slimy person, but I will go to their website if what I am hearing sounds wrong and research the guest and usually find that they are disreputable. But when you do a show with 5-12 topics a day, sometimes those bad guests slip through. But even they at least provide a different perspective to keep your critical thinking skills sharp.Excellent, excellent show.
Concise news and analysis with a great host. Great complement to other public radio.
Can not help wondering if John Hockenberry's increasing grumpiness did not drive her away from one of the best, and most popular podcasts on itunes.
I was a loyal Takeaway listener but felt compelled to remove it after hearing John Hockenberry's discussion with Piers Morgan about gun control. At first I thought that John was just playing Devil's advocate when he said that he didn't think ANY Americans really wanted serious gun control - then it became clear that he believed what he was saying. I don't need or want this kind of nonsense in my feed. There are millions of Americans out here who want real gun control John.
Love the takeaway but I'm at work when it is in the radio. Now I can listen to it on my commute home. Bravo!
A wonderful way to stay up on the news. I also love their weekend podcast!!!
Perfect amount of news for my commute home every evening. Show has gems of brilliance and smart analysis. A must listen.
I love in depth news coverage and shows that spend an hour on a single topic, however, not every show needs to do this. There are lots of places to find that kind of detailed coverage on Public radio. This show covers a lot, gets straight to the point, but is still somehow satisfying. I think the Takeaway is pitch perfect, and definitely has flow.
Podcasts are posted a day late. This is a recent development, which means news is basically 2 days behind the curve.
Sure, it's not super in-depth, but you get a good summary of the big stories each day, very well told by John Hockenberry. A refreshing change from the other NPR/APM shows (also excellent) that focus on one or two issues in depth.One request, PRI: This is a professional podcast, so can you please include the art for 'The Takeaway' in the downloads, so us iTunes/iPhone users can see your logo? Otherwise, the cast can get lost in our list of podcasts.
I really enjoy listening to this show, I deduct a star because if you click for more information on the current episode it's always blank. I subscribe to more shows than I can listen to and decided based on the current topic, so no description is annoying
I used to listen to this instead of NPR... Now, to get a full day of news, I need Morning Edition. Bummer. I liked a podcast of the whole show, not just the highlights.
Celeste and John bring their unique style to a show that looks more deeply into TODAYS issues. In the news magazine format, topics are covered more in-depth than any commercial station, and their partnerships place this show on par with NPR News programming.
Their "Take" includes much more then the daily rundown of the new. The is always some features/stories that you don't expect but glad that you listened to. Those are the ones that I like to share with others. Since each day has many segments I pick the ones that interest me. Also I skip the news that I already know too much about because of the media drown out.
If you like listening to not-overly-bright interviewers seeking affirmation of their a-priori notions, this is for you. At least it's short.
Good topics, good discussion, and a bit of humor. A good way to start the day.