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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5 Jun 2020

Voices from George Floyd protests

im????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

im????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

im????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.

13 May 2020

Confronting the hidden US war in Somalia

The US military has acknowledged two civilian casualties from a 2019 air attack in Somalia. Human rights researchers say the toll is much higher.

8 May 2020

Ramadan under coronavirus quarantine

im????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

im????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

im????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.

6 Sep 2019

Inside the US-Taliban talks

The Taliban is talking peace with the US. But in Afghanistan, every week brings more bombings and attacks.

30 Aug 2019

Life in the Brexit row

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament this week with the Brexit deadline looming.

19 Jul 2019

Undercover with white supremacists

im????Al Jazeera investigated a far-right group in France for a year, exposing violence, racism and surprising ties to a mainstream political party.

21 Jun 2019

Sudan's muted massacre

Dozens of protesters were killed when security forces attacked a protest camp in Khartoum on June 3. Al Jazeera journalists were there, but banned from reporting.

14 Jun 2019

Australia's offshore refugees

im????Stuck for years in remote island detention camps, some who sought asylum in Australia are getting a chance at a new life.

31 May 2019

Europe's splintering union

im????A new European Parliament is ready to be sworn in, and it is as divided as its 28 member states.

10 May 2019

India's missing voters

The biggest election in the world is under way, and millions of names have been deleted from the electoral rolls.

3 May 2019

South Africa's original sin

im????Twenty-five years after apartheid, white rule might be over, but the minority still owns the majority of land.

26 Apr 2019

Jerusalem: A rock and a hard place

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

19 Apr 2019

Life in Jerusalem

In a preview of next week's episode, The Take explores how occupied East Jerusalem welcomes pilgrims from all over the world during Easter. But not everyone is allowed there.

8 Mar 2019

Defecting from North Korea

First hand accounts of life under the Kim regime are rare. In this episode of The Take, Al Jazeera journalists bring you the story of one woman who defected.

1 Mar 2019

Where will the women of ISIL go?

Thousands of women and children lived under ISIL by force, by choice, or by birth. Now, many of them want to go home.

22 Feb 2019

Iran: 40 years after the revolution

im????In this episode of The Take, Al Jazeera journalists speak to two Iranian women with different views on what the country's future should look like.

8 Feb 2019

Who is Venezuela's Juan Guaido?

The country's self-declared interim president was a political unknown. In a new episode of The Take, Al Jazeera journalists discuss the crisis that led to his rise.

14 Dec 2018

France and the far right

On a new episode of The Take, Al Jazeera journalists discuss Generation Identity and its connection to Marine Le Pen's National Front.

7 Dec 2018

Colourism in South Sudan

im????On The Take podcast, Al Jazeera journalists discuss skin bleaching in the country.

23 Nov 2018

Seeking asylum at the US border

im????On a new episode of The Take podcast, Al Jazeera journalists discuss why the words we choose to tell stories matter.