The Take

Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus share their take on the news.
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Episodes
14 Sep 2020

When OCD meets COVID-19

About 2 percent of people have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and the pandemic poses new challenges for them.

19 Aug 2020

The keys to the White House

Allan Lichtman is in the business of presidential fortune-telling. He has correctly predicted nine US elections for the country's highest office, and is going for his tenth consecutive success this year.

31 Jul 2020

The truth about those delivery app fees

The coronavirus pandemic has moved many to utilise food delivery apps. The Take is discovering those apps are actually hurting independent restaurants.

24 Jul 2020

Lebanon's future goes dark

The Lebanese are no strangers to handling crisis, but this one could be the biggest since the civil war.

17 Jul 2020

How to sell a massacre

Al Jazeera infiltrated the NRA, and exposed their PR playbook on mass shootings.

10 Jul 2020

Pakistan's most infamous Twitter troll

The Take explores the story of one of Pakistan's most controversial political influencers with the Al Jazeera filmmaker of War, Lies and Hashtags.

8 Jul 2020

How the Assads took Syria

Syria's inner circle of power has been dominated by the al-Assad family for 50 years, but nearly a decade of war is exposing its cracks.

5 Jun 2020

Voices from George Floyd protests

Demonstrations against police brutality and racism have spread across the US. In this episode, The Take hears from protesters to find out why they are demonstrating.

25 May 2020

Al Jazeera's coronavirus book club

In this episode of The Take, we hear passages read by Al Jazeera journalists and fellow bibliophiles from the books they're turning to during this pandemic.

22 May 2020

When 'Dreamers' self-deport

The fate of more than 700,000 undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers could soon be decided by the US Supreme Court.

18 May 2020

Returning to life in Jerusalem

What is it like to live in a divided city? The Take explores Al Jazeera's documentary about the Holy City and those who call it home.

15 May 2020

The next test of abortion rights in the US

The US Supreme Court is set to rule on a major abortion case that will decide the legality of a Louisiana law that imposes restrictions on abortion doctors.

8 May 2020

Ramadan under coronavirus quarantine

The Take speaks to Muslims across the US and UK about how they are celebrating community and fasting against the backdrop of a pandemic.

19 Mar 2020

Gig workers in the time of coronavirus

What will the US response be for gig economy workers? The Take podcast features a freelance journalist, and a rideshare blogger to find out.

13 Mar 2020

The end of the Ebola outbreak

As coronavirus cases are on the rise, The Take turns its attention to a different virus - one that is winding down.

11 Mar 2020

An open border, with nowhere to go

Thousands of refugees have attempted to cross the Greek border from Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan allowed them to leave.

21 Feb 2020

Haiti's unnatural disasters

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti 10 years ago continues to have consequences today.

19 Feb 2020

Gun trafficking at the US-Mexico border

With Mexico's murder rate at an all-time high and cartel violence rampant, Al Jazeera investigates how firearms are smuggled across the US border into Mexico.