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Politics, policy and a side of pop culture: Major Garrett serves up a balanced diet of serious discussion, humor and food...for thought.

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Politics, policy and a side of pop culture: Major Garrett serves up a balanced diet of serious discussion, humor and food...for thought.

    Author John M. Barry on the 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID-19

    Author John M. Barry on the 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID-19

    John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza which chronicled the worldwide devastation during the Pandemic of 1918, joined the show this week to discuss the similarities and differences between the incorrectly named "Spanish Flu" and COVID-19. Plus, Barry talks about the importance of strong leadership and truth in getting the general public through a public health crisis.

    • 57 min
    Catherine Herridge on General Michael Flynn and the DOJ

    Catherine Herridge on General Michael Flynn and the DOJ

    This week, Major talks with CBS News' Senior Investigative Correspondent Catherine Herridge about the Department of Justice's decision to drop the charges against Gen. Michael Flynn. Herridge also breaks down Operation Crossfire Hurricane and recaps her interview with Attorney General William Barr.

    • 50 min
    Travel in the New Normal: Peter Greenberg

    Travel in the New Normal: Peter Greenberg

    On this bonus episode of The Takeout, CBS News Travel Editor and host of 'Eye on Travel' Peter Greenberg joins Major to discuss COVID-19's impact on the global travel industry. What will the future be like on trains, planes, automobiles and more? What drastic changes are coming to hotels and restaurants? The industry's 'Travel Detective' is here with both sobering and encouraging news.

    • 27 min
    Two Mayors, Two Cities, One Goal: Reopening

    Two Mayors, Two Cities, One Goal: Reopening

    Local leaders across the country are weighing both when and how to reopen their cities, counties and states amid the outbreak of COVID-19. On this week's show, Major talks to Austin, TX Mayor Steve Adler, a Democrat, and Provo, UT Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, a Republican, about their plans and how they've dealt with the crisis thus far.

    • 49 min
    Bonus episode: Frank Caliendo

    Bonus episode: Frank Caliendo

    Join us for an amusing conversation with the real Frank Caliendo (and the fake Donald Trump, Al Pacino, Jon Gruden, Regis Philbin, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Alex Jones). Caliendo, an impressionist comedian, talks about the future of the entertainment industry and his approach to his craft. Fun show. Don't delay. Download it today.

    • 33 min
    Congressman Ro Khanna

    Congressman Ro Khanna

    California Democrat Ro Khanna joins Major this week to explain a whistleblower complaint made to the House Oversight committee. It alleges a Jared Kushner and FEMA-led task force, stood up to acquire medical equipment, ultimately impeded the effort because it was staffed by volunteers who lacked the requisite skills for the work. Congressman Khanna also explains how early action by local health officials in his district undoubtedly saved lives. Khanna, an early supporter of Bernie Sanders, also discusses his view of Joe Biden and the sexual assault accusations leveled against the former vice president.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

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Numbers all wrong

Just listened to Ray Washburn. What a waste. For a restaurant owner , of 46 restaurants (not what I call a small business owner) he thinks his unemployed employees are getting $24/hr when he only pays them $15/hr. Numbers are all wrong. Unemployment benefits are determined weekly by dividing earnings for the highest paid quarter of the base period by 25. Can only get up to a maximum of $521 per week. Very poor person to have on the show. Get a real small business owner.

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Biased

Major is far more conservatively biased than he leads on initially

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Helpful summary

With my growing impatience with the Rambler in Chief, I know I’ll continue to appreciate this clear and concise report.

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