Reviews
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...Read full review »
cyberswampswami via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/22
An outstanding commentator and interviewer. So good to hear Melissa Harris Perry’s brilliant voice on NPR. Keep the diversity trend going.
Carolsummit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/22
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,...Read full review »
DrNeurons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/22
I love the way Dr. Harris-Perry conducts interviews! The topics she covers are important and interesting.
Unemployed Hero via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/22
The topics are quite interesting. BUT, Melissa’s voice turns my stomach! She has such a phony tone of voice ! Pathetic and conveys a superficial perspective! One star for topics; one for the presenter. I used to like The Takeway. Now I ditch it.
he70+ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/22
I am a huge fan of the Take Away but, your conversation with Holly Robinson Peet about autism spoke directly to me. As a mom with an autistic daughter I was very happy to listen to this episode. I appreciated her transparency and yours. Thank you very much for letting me know I am not alone.
Noweitom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/22
I’m a middle aged black woman who lived through gentrification of my neighborhood. I was a member of organization that help get trees planted and cared for in my neighborhood. I have to tell you as someone who loves trees it was so annoying hearing your guest talk about “tree equity.” Can the...Read full review »
ngarre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
Truly. Moronic.
CBSouthie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/21
This episode is an inspiring tribute to the life, work and legacy of bell hooks. The segment with the founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective explores important themes of what it means to meet young people where they are. Melissa Harris-Perry is doing great work with the Takeaway.
CTNJ87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/21
A string of woke platitudes - utterly predictable and often offensive to someone seeking fact based discussions carried out by critical thinkers who want to get to truth.
angrylf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/21
Podcast Listeners come to the podcast space longing for two things: 1. Content and stories that the mainstream media ignores or worse purposely rejects. AND 2. Nuanced long form discussions that are, for the most part, uncut and unedited. The Takeaway accomplishes #1 but fails at #2. In...Read full review »
bjbrunious via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/21
Where do I start? If the left wants an outlet that outdoes Fox News as far as bias…. Congratulations! You have the takeaway. If I want to get angry from hearing flat-out lies, I listen to this show. From the “courage” of athletes to crap all over the one and only country that men and women have...Read full review »
Case-bob via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/21
This has become my favorite podcast. Thanks MHP! So informative.
504family via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/21
American women with the help of men have continued to pursue advancement and equality for all women. You do us no favor by seeking equality by stepping on their work and forgetting the sacrifices born by them. You hurt me deeply by attacking “white” women and feminism, they are my sisters too,...Read full review »
IdollyI via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/21
I listen to this podcast every day while I work in the lab. Keeps me entertained and informed. Melissa Harris-Perry is FANTASTIC can we keep her ?!
kwroth via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/21
Really appreciate Melissa Perry as host of this show!
nmargaret via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/21
I started listening a couple years ago and at first really liked this perspective of their coverage. I found myself starting to leave episodes un-listened-to, tho, because it was feeling like either Tanzina Vega’s interview style had changed or I had. She asks extremely long questions that seem...Read full review »
ptwas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/21
The topics of this show are great - interesting, informative, and refreshing. The host, though, interrupts her guests so much it’s honestly distracting and annoying. She interjects when they are truly mid-sentence, and I wish they would have been able to finish their thought, because these are...Read full review »
Claire1722 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/21
mellow, fierce and informative. the real deal.
irrelevance is taken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
The takeaway consistently covers important topics in depth and really dives into the issues by bringing in top notch guests. If I had to pick only one podcast to help me stay informed it would be the takeaway.
akjamz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/20
Setting the right tone we need right now
Demi1982AvidListener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/20
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Sanjeevsanjeev via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/20
UpChuck Todd gets some made up gift from Poynter and then makes a horse’s backside out of himself with his Five “Naive” Hasbara shovel in Rolling Stone... ...and this Big Apple media doormat ignores all of it in yet another blatant access play. A completely worthless “media” analysis...Read full review »
Peter Guillam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/19
I enjoy the in depth exploration of key news stories, and the podcast lets me listen far earlier than my local NPR station broadcasts the show (9 pm!) BUT the podcast doesn’t include all the segments of the broadcast show, which runs for about an hour. Fortunately, the podcast makes it easy to...Read full review »
terrilee_nc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/19
I discovered this show on my morning drive via Oregon Public Broadcasting radio - always late to work. Now I’m hooked on the podcast because I can take the time to listen to it in full, on my own time. Tanzina Vega is one of my journalism superheroes. We need more shows like this, more bold and...Read full review »
nicely-done via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
I’ve loved The Takeaway for about 4 years, and found it an excellent relatively mainstream source for insight on underreported topics. Unfortunately, I’m leaving 3 stars, because the Friday episodes with Amy Walter are just more centrist political noise than anything valuable. It’s very biased...Read full review »
JemB2485 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/19
I like how this show makes us hold compassion for the animal in a situation. I would love to see this podcast push and open itself to indigenous knowledge about animals in the wild. How much of what we know comes from indigenous people who lived nearer to animals than we do now? This is a white...Read full review »
MEASEANYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/19
Interesting interviews and information
avirrr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/19
I am always trying to listen to the side’s political views and shows like this can help further engagement But when you completely mischaracterise guests like the Pelosi-bot who was described as “non partisan” and “independent” on Social Security issues, you made me angry. Agree or not, she was...Read full review »
PalPetr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/19
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...Read full review »
andrew.conkling via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/19
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.Read full review »
EdtheDCguy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/28/18
The addition of Amy Walter on Friday is just great, because she is!
NW Paws Pappa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/18
Great podcast!
Andrea Bercos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/18
Meh
It’s okay. There’s 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.
bransil.adams via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/18
Walter is the best.
Martin Lomasney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/18
Love this channel!!
gcfgjb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/18
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!
StrongerTogether! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/18
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.
audiofile5525 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/18
Thoughtful, informative, balanced, well produced — perfect
serkre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/18
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.
Cribbage Daughter and Mother via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/18
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.
Padma G via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/18
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. ...Read full review »
Chomping It via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/18
Lots of 3 and a couple of 4 star podcasts, super slow downloads at 200 kbps, unsubscribing.
Apple1234Pie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/18
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.
NickKnack1971 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/17
Great!
EmilyEPK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/17
I love the range of topics and conversation, but the incessant leftist bias is off putting.
Lrh0000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/17
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