The Takeaway Featured Series

Taking Pains with Women's Health

From the moment a woman walks into a doctor’s office or an emergency room, she faces a different health care system than that for men… and a society that perceives her health issues differently, too. In this new mini-series, we examine the hurdles for women faced with major health challenges today, and what it would take to make the system better.

Overlooked: Long-Overdue Obituaries for Great Women Who Never Got Them

Only about 20 percent of the obituaries in The New York Times throughout history have been for women. In a new project called “Overlooked,” The New York Times is trying to fix that, writing new obits in the paper for remarkable women who never got them. The Takeaway is sharing some of their stories, plus listener nominations for great women in history who have not gotten the attention they deserve.

Addiction Nation: Understanding America's Opioid Crisis 

Some 77 million Americans are personally affected in some way by the opioid epidemic. This special series explores the origins of this growing crisis, and how to treat it. 

Reading the Reckoning 

"Reading the Reckoning" is a new original series of interviews with a diverse array of female authors who are expressing their strength and conviction, rage and joy, as the #MeToo movement takes hold. Whether or not their work specifically addresses the issues attached to the movement, how does their writing resonate in this current political moment?. 

The #MeToo Memos 

How are we processing this #MeToo moment? In a series of intimate conversations, the editor-in-chief of Jezebel talks with the gender editor at The New York Times as the nation grapples with questions of sexism, gender, and identity. 

Earth, 2067: Sci-Fi Writers Imagine the Planet of The Future 

What does the future look like? In this special series, science fiction writers imagine what the world will look like in 2067, from a geographical landscape altered by climate change, to a shifting vision of global politics and technology. 

The Road Ahead: The Future of The Republican and Democratic Parties 

A year after the 2016 election, how have the Democratic and Republican parties changed, and where are they headed? This original series features conversations with politicians on both sides of the aisle who explain how the parties are regroup ahead of the 2018 and 2020 elections. 

To Serve and Protect: Life Behind the Blue Line 

Across the country, police departments grapple with complex questions concerning the relationships with the communities they serve. This series asks police officers to share their experiences on the job. 

In Focus: Exploring Black Representation in Entertainment 

After back to back years of #OscarsSoWhite, 2016 has opened up promising new opportunities for black Americans in entertainment. In this special series, The Takeaway is exploring the history and rise of African-Americans in television, film, and theater.. 

Trashing the High Seas 

In this special series, explore the world’s oceans, how human behavior is changing them, and what can be done to sustain large bodies of water for future generations.