The Takeaway

Weekdays at 11 a.m.
John Hockenberry

"The Takeaway" is an hour-long midday news magazine that features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices.



  • Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Striking at The Heart of ISIS | 2. A Doctor's Fight Against Ebola | 3. MAVEN Mission Probes Mars Mysteries | 4. New Project Captures Woody Guthrie's New York City
  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Climate Change Threatens to Destroy Marshall Islands | 2. What Works in The Fight Against Climate Change? | 3. There Was Medicine. And Then There Was Prozac. | 4. Takeaway Job Fair: So You Want a Career in Manufacturing? | 5. Martine Rothblatt, America's Highest-Paid Female CEO, Talks Transcendence
  • Friday, September 19, 2014 11:00pm

    In the wake of the outrage and debate over the NFL's perceived culture  of violence, another voice has emerged. Dewan Smith-Williams shares her own story of abuse at the hands of her husband, former NFL player Wally Williams, who played for the Cleveland Browns, the Baltimore Ravens, and the New Orleans Saints between 1993 and 2003.

    What do you read—a bound book with the smell of glue and ink, or a glassy electronic display with sharp colors? As it turns out, our brains process digital reading very differently. Manoush Zomorodi, managing editor and host of WNYC's New Tech City, explains how the shift from paper to digital has caused a gigantic change in the way we read.

    It's not just the way that we read that's being impacted by technology—in the next decade, driverless cars could become the norm. Charlie Herman, WNYC's economics editor and the host of Money Talking, weighs in on the future of automobile transportation. What do you think of driverless cars? Leave a comment below, give us a call at 1-877-869-8253.

    Known for films like "Shaun of The Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End," actor Simon Pegg started out his career as a stand up comedian. Movie Date Podcast Co-host Kristen Meinzer sits down with Pegg to discuss his career and new film, "Hector and The Search for Happiness." 

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Wife of Former NFL Player Shares Her Story of Domestic Violence | 2. Lincoln's Gamble on The Battle to End Slavery | 3. The Latest Movie Date Podcast Reviews | 4. Actor Simon Pegg's Search for the Secret to Happiness
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:00pm
    1. Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence | 2. Scottish Independence Through the Eyes of One Family | 3. Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care