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The Take is a daily interview-driven international news podcast hosted by award-winning journalist Malika Bilal. Each episode focuses on conversations with journalists and people directly impacted by the news of the day, offering our listeners the context necessary to understand what's in the headlines.

With millions of global listens, it's clear the conversations we're having on The Take are worth hearing. And critics think so too. The show has won the Online Journalism Awards, the Signal Awards, Lovie Awards, and Anthem Awards, among others.

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    • 4.7 • 343 Ratings

The Take is a daily interview-driven international news podcast hosted by award-winning journalist Malika Bilal. Each episode focuses on conversations with journalists and people directly impacted by the news of the day, offering our listeners the context necessary to understand what's in the headlines.

With millions of global listens, it's clear the conversations we're having on The Take are worth hearing. And critics think so too. The show has won the Online Journalism Awards, the Signal Awards, Lovie Awards, and Anthem Awards, among others.

    Another Take: How to sell a massacre

    Another Take: How to sell a massacre

    Every Saturday, we revisit a story from the archives. This originally aired on July 17, 2020. None of the dates or references from that time have been changed. 

    A three-year undercover investigation into the world's most powerful gun lobby ended last year with an explosive report by Al Jazeera's investigative unit that revealed a link between the National Rifle Association and Australia's far right. Journalists from the unit walk us through how they got the story.

    In this episode: 


    Peter Charley (@petecharley), Manager of Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit
    Jeremy Young (@YoungRJeremy), Al Jazeera Senior Producer 

    Episode credits:

    This episode was updated by Amy Walters. The original production team was Amy Walters, with Dina Kesbeh. Priyanka Tilve. Ney Alvarez. Alexandra Locke, and Morgan Waters. 

    Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik. Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

    Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer, and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

    • 28 min
    How deepfakes in India are changing the world’s largest election

    How deepfakes in India are changing the world’s largest election

    From the resurrection of dead leaders, to cloned voices of politicians and Bollywood stars, political campaigns are shaking up India’s general election by heavily investing in AI technology. Could it be a blueprint for elections everywhere? 

    In this episode: 


    Nilesh Christopher, (@nilchristopher), Technology Journalist

    Episode credits:

    This episode was produced by Ashish Malhotra, Chloe K. Li and Sonia Bhagat with our host Malika Bilal. Catherine Nouhan and Manahil Naveed fact-checked this episode.

    Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

    Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera's head of audio.

    Connect with us:

    @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube

    • 18 min
    Blockout 2024: celebrities face backlash over Gaza

    Blockout 2024: celebrities face backlash over Gaza

    Now trending: the ‘digital guillotine.’ It’s a campaign known as Blockout 2024 to block celebrities on social media. Launched after the Met Gala in New York, it’s meant to hurt celebrities’ ad revenue. Will it have an impact?

    In this episode: 


    Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE), Journalist 
    Dr. Marcus Collins (@marctothec), Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Michigan

    Episode credits:

    This episode was produced by Sarí el-Khalili and Khaled Soltan with our host Malika Bilal. Catherine Nouhan and Manahil Naveed fact-checked this episode.

    Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

    Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera's head of audio.

    Connect with us:

    @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube

    • 16 min
    A Palestinian doctor’s fight to speak about Gaza on Nakba Day

    A Palestinian doctor’s fight to speak about Gaza on Nakba Day

    Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah treated patients at hospitals all throughout Gaza shortly after October 7. Last month, he was blocked from entering much of Europe to share what he saw. He has now won a legal battle challenging that travel ban. On the 76th anniversary of the Nakba, he explains his fight to share what he saw in Gaza. 

    In this episode: 


    Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah (@GhassanAbuSitt1), Reconstructive Surgeon 

    Episode credits:

    This episode was produced by Chloe K. Li and Sonia Bhagat with our host Malika Bilal. Tabish Talib and Catherine Nouhan fact-checked this episode.

    Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

    Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera's head of audio.

    Connect with us:

    @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube

    • 15 min
    What’s behind Georgia’s ‘foreign agents’ protests?

    What’s behind Georgia’s ‘foreign agents’ protests?

    Protesters are calling it the ‘Russian law’ – a bill in Georgia’s parliament that, if passed, would label any organization with over 20 percent foreign funding as a foreign agent. The bill has sparked widespread protests. Supporters say it protects Georgian sovereignty. How will it impact whether this small former Soviet republic leans toward Russia or toward the EU?

    In this episode: 


    Yulia Shapovalova (@Yulisha), Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Episode credits:

    This episode was produced by Khaled Soltan and Sarí el-Khalili with our host Kevin Hirten, in for Malika Bilal. Tabish Talib and Manahil Naveed fact-checked this episode.

    Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

    Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera's head of audio.

    Connect with us:

    @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube

    • 15 min
    The US funding behind illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank

    The US funding behind illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank

    Tens of thousands of US citizens are among the 700,000 Jewish residents of illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank. With settler violence against Palestinian residents surging since October 7, prompting sanctions and condemnation from more than a dozen countries, we look at the role of dual nationals. 

    In this episode: 


    Hind Hassan (@HindHassanNews), International Correspondent

    Episode credits:

    This episode was produced by Fahrinisa Campana and Tamara Khandaker with our host Malika Bilal. Khaled Soltan fact-checked this episode.

    Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

    Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera's head of audio.

    Connect with us:

    @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube

    • 21 min

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343 Ratings

343 Ratings

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