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The Takeaway

A daily News and Politics podcast featuring Tanzina Vega
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The Takeaway

WNYC and PRX

The Takeaway

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The Takeaway

WNYC and PRX

The Takeaway

A daily News and Politics podcast featuring Tanzina Vega
 1 person rated this podcast
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Tanzina Vega is the host of The Takeaway. She reports and speaks on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States. She is also an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, author of the forthcoming book "Uppity," and a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.

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Levi Sharpe is a podcast producer and sound designer based in Astoria, NY. He most recently was a senior producer at AT WILL MEDIA, leading the production of Wondery’s The Big Flop, a pop-culture history comedy podcast, hosted by TikTok star, Misha Brown.He is also the audio editor and engineer for the international affairs podcast, Global Dispatches.Prior, he was the senior podcast producer at DEV, where he launched the company’s podcast unit and produced, edited, and mixed their CodeNewbie, DevNews, and DevDiscuss podcasts.Previous to working at DEV, he was lead podcast producer at Gizmodo Media Group, where he helped launch their podcast unit, producing and editing Lifehacker’s Webby-nominated podcast, The Upgrade, as well as Jezebel's pop culture podcast DirtCast, and their politics show Big Time Dicks.He also sound designs and mixes narrative fiction podcasts, such as the comedy fantasy, Roommate From Hell, and the the Webby award-winning musical comedy, Propaganda.He received his master's from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and his work has also been featured on Marketplace Tech, Marketplace Weekend, Codebreaker, Actuality, The Takeaway, Word of Mouth, and Popular Science.

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Dr. Yoni Appelbaum is a historian and journalist. Currently, he is Senior Editor for politics at The Atlantic. His academic work focused on the associative republicanism of the late 19th-century United States.Previously, Appelbaum was a columnist for the Atlantic. Before that, he taught at Harvard University, Babson College, and at Brandeis University.Appelbaum's first book, "How America Ends," was published in 2019.Appelbaum received his A.B. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in History from Brandeis University.

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President of Social Security Works

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Hannah Wesolowski is the chief advocacy officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Ali Latifi is a journalist.Latifi has reported from Washington, Greece, Turkey, Qatar, and Afghanistan. He has covered Afghan refugees in Greece and Turkey, and the Taliban in Doha.Latifi's work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, AJE, DW, VICE, Think Progress, The New Arab, and DAWN News. He has also appeared on CNN, the BBC, the CBC, Democracy Now, and DW.

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Jennifer Berry Hawes is a reporter. Currently, she is an investigative reporter covering the Southern United States for Pro Publica and a special projects writer at The Post and Courier.Hawes worked on a team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for "Till Death Do Us Part," a series about South Carolina's epidemic of domestic violence.Hawes covered the 2015 mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church and wrote her first book about it, called "Grace Will Lead Us Home," which was published in 2019.Hawes received her B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Roosevelt University, where she was also Editor of The Torch, the university's student newspaper.

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Daniel Alarcón is an author. He has been a distinguished visiting writer at Mills College and a visiting writer at California College of the Arts. Daniel is a founder and executive producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish language podcast.

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Earlonne Woods is co-host and co-creator of the Ear Hustle podcast.

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Joshua Geltzer is a lawyer, legal scholar, and teacher. He is the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also an International Security Program Fellow at New America and an Executive Editor at Just Security.Previously, Geltzer was Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff. Before that, he was Deputy Legal Advisor to the National Security Council and Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court and, before that, as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.Geltzer's book, "US Counter-Terrorism Strategy and al-Qaeda: Signalling and the Terrorist World-View," was published in 2009. His worh has appeared in The Atlantic, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, Defense One, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Constitutional Law, the New York Times, Parameters, Politico, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and the Washington Post. He has appeared on BBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.Geltzer received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and his PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. He received his B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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Alok Vaid-Menon is a performance artist, poet, and LGBTQ rights- activist.

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Sarah Dadouch is a journalist. Currently, she covers Syria and Lebanon, and the Gulf for The Washington Post.Dadouch received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Berkeley and her M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.

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Beth Schwartzapfel is a criminal justice reporter. Currently, she is a staff writer for The Marshall Project, where she covers addiction and health, probation and parole, and LGBTQ+ issues.Schwartzapfel's work has won appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and NPR. Before joining The Marshall Project, she covered the criminal justice system as a freelance journalist for more than a decade.Schwartzapfel received her B.A. in English from Brown University and her M.F.A. in Creative nonfiction from The New School.

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John Fecile is an audio producer, filmmaker, storyteller, and producer of Snap Judgment Podcast.

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Debra Kamin is a journalist. Currently, she is a reporter at The New York Times.

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Dr. Gabrielle Emanuel is a journalist who primarily reports on health and social welfare. Currently, she is a senior health and science reporter at WBUR.Emanuel started her journalism career at NPR, then as a reporter at GBH.Emanuel’s work regularly appears on NPR’s "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," and she has reported for "Planet Money" and "Code Switch." Her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Atlantic.Emanuel received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. in Social Policy from Oxford University.

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Kathy Tu is an audio producer. Currently, she is senior executive producer of "99% Invisible."Previously, Tu was head of production for Wondery Media. Before that, she was a supervising producer for the New York Times. Before that, she was at New York Public Radio, where she created, co-hosted, and produced the "Nancy" podcast.Tu received her B.A. in International Development Studies from the University of California Los Angeles, her M.A. in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law and Graduate School, and her J.D. from Northeastern University.

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Robert Gottlieb is an American writer and editor. He has been editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf, and The New Yorker.

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Dr. Chloe Angyal is an author and journalist. Currently, she is an Editor at VICE News.Angyal's work has appeared in Jezebel, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and the Washington Post. Her first book, "Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself," a non-fiction investigation into gender and power in American ballet, was published in 2021. Her second book, the novel "Pas de Don't," was published in 2023.Angyal received her B.A. in Sociology from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales.

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Tobin Low is the co-host and co-managing editor of Nancy and also served as a producer on the first season of More Perfect.

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