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Welcome! The Takeaway is hosted by John Hockenberry. He’s won a raft of awards for his broadcasting work including four Emmy’s, three Peabody Awards, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. John is a storyteller and an advocate for all those who seek to better understand the world. Here you'll find some of our best work. The program is produced in New York City, and The Takeaway is as much about the lessons you’ve learned as it is about getting a grip on all that's happening around the country and around the world.

  • Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

    Jan 24, 2014
    It's become popular to insist that the key to a successful career is to simply "follow your bliss" straight into a profession that you're truly passionate about. For most people, is i...
  • Looking Back at Motown's Civil Rights Recordings

    Jan 20, 2014
    Motown has become an American institution. But Motown also had a spoken-word label called Black Forum, which was set up in 1970. Two years after he was assassinated, the label release...
  • Why Women Don't Brag—And Why They Should

    Jan 16, 2014
    Research shows that men are far more likely to brag than women—women feel anxiety and discomfort about bragging and tend to subscribe to a more traditional idea of modesty. But what i...
  • The Takeaway Bike Challenge

    Sep 16, 2013
    Bikes are taking over America. Major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco are launching public bike sharing systems for the first time, joining Boston, D.C. and Denver. In ...