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Episodes

  • Today's Takeaways: A Real-Life Spy Thriller, Secret Money in Politics, and A Curious Space Trip to Mars

    Oct 21, 2014 | 31 min
    1. Is the GOP Losing Its Lock on Kansas? | 2. A Real-Life Spy Thriller: New Doc Reveals The Story Behind Snowden | 3. It Could Take Another Watergate to Get Secret Money Out of Politics | 4. The Power of Curiosity: The True Story Behind the Mars Rover
  • Today's Takeaways: Your Complete Guide to The 2014 Midterm Elections

    Oct 20, 2014 | 47 min
    This is a special edition of The Takeaway podcast that's devoted to the 2014 midterm elections.
  • Under Her Skin: Stories of Living With Breast Cancer

    Oct 18, 2014 | 25 min
    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're delivering you a special podcast. Through audio diaries recorded over the course of six months, The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer" follows three African-American women diagnosed with the disease. A recent study has found that African-American women with breast cancer are 40 percent more likely to die than their white counterparts. "Under Her Skin" features the stories behind these difficult survival statistics. Takeaway Host John Hockenberry explores the triumphs and struggles of three women living with the diease: Anita Coleman, age 55, from Los Angeles; Lisa Echols, age 47, from Memphis; and Crystal Miller, age...
  • Today's Takeaways: The Fear of Ebola, The Politics of Oil, And a New Play About Family and Faith

    Oct 17, 2014 | 38 min
    1. Oil Drops Help the Pump, But May Hurt Long Term | 2. You Don't Have Ebola. You're Not Going to Get It. | 3. FBI Director Worries New Smartphones Too Smart | 4. America & The Growing Trade in Syria's Looted Art | 5. 'Disgraced': A Play About Faith, Family, and the Politics of Both
  • Today's Takeaways: The Politics of Ebola, Medicaid, and Space Travel

    Oct 16, 2014 | 34 min
    1. Who Has The Power To Stop Ebola? | 2. Ebola: The 2014 October Election Surprise | 3. Medicaid Used as Pawn in Florida Governor's Race | 4. The Giant Leap Into Commercial Space Travel | 5. Billions of Lost Funds Haunt Iraq