The Takeout: A CBS News original political podcast

"The Takeout" hosts CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Political Director Steve Chaggaris 

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Last Updated Nov 10, 2017 6:13 AM EST

"The Takeout" is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Political Director Steve Chaggaris. Listeners can expect context and analysis of the week's political news in a casual format that allows for expanded conversation with a newsmaker. Each episode is recorded over a meal at a Washington, D.C. restaurant. 

Protecting the Homeland: Secretary Tom Ridge

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Editor's note: A representative for Secretary Ridge announced Thursday the secretary is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure in Texas. "The Takeout" podcast team wishes Secretary Ridge a speedy recovery.  Our interview with Ridge was recorded on October 31.

What does it take to protect the great U.S. of A.? The country's first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, joins Major and Steve to tackle that very issue. Should there be a border wall with Mexico? Is the TSA too tough on airline passengers? What is FEMA's role in protecting Americans' security? They examine these topics over oatmeal and eggs at D.C.'s legendary Mayflower Hotel.

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Episode 43 (November 10, 2017): CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin on Medal of Honor recipients, Cafe Bonaparte | Audio | Audio extra Video

Episode 42 (November 3, 2017): Former U.S. prosecutors John Wood and Julie Myers Wood at Cafe Deluxe - West End | Audio | Audio extra Video

Episode 41 (October 27, 2017): Rep. Joseph Kennedy III at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra Video

Episode 40 (October 20, 2017): Energy Secretary Rick Perry at Energy Department / Dunkin Donuts | Audio | Audio extra Video

Episode 39 (October 13, 2017): Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., at Bistro Bis | Audio | Audio extra Video

Episode 38 (October 6, 2017): "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee at the CBS Broadcast Center cafeteria | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 37 (September 29, 2017): 2020 presidential candidate Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., at Rosa Mexicano | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Special Edition (September 27, 2017): "48 Hours" Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky at the CBS Broadcast Center cafeteria | Audio

Episode 36 (September 22, 2017): Former Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend at the offices of MacAndrews and Forbes | Audio | Audio extraVideo

Episode 35 (September 15, 2017): Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney at The Tombs | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 34 (September 8, 2017): RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at Bistro Bis | Audio Audio extra | Video

Episode 33 (September 1, 2017): CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin at Duke's Grocery | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 32 (August 25, 2017): Author, playwright, broadcaster Janet Langhart Cohen at Old Ebbitt Grill | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 31 (August 18, 2017): Former Defense Secretary William Cohen at Nopa Kitchen and Bar | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 30 (August 11, 2017): Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh at Old Ebbitt Grill | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 29 (August 4, 2017): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 28 (July 28, 2017): Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 27 (July 21, 2017): Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin at Meiwah | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 26 (July 14, 2017): Political economist Mark Blyth at District Taco Dupont | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 25 (July 7, 2017): Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., at Bistro Bis | Audio Audio extra | Video

Episode 24 (June 30, 2017): Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz at Quadrant Lounge | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 23 (June 23, 2017): Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips at Ris | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 22 (June 16, 2017): Former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 21 (June 9, 2017): CBS News' Steven Portnoy and Paula Reid at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 20 (June 2, 2017): Comedian Frank Caliendo at Tredici Enoteca | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 19 (May 26, 2017): CSIS foreign policy expert Heather Conley at Meiwah | Audio Audio extra

Episode 18 (May 19, 2017): Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., at Bistro Bis | Audio Audio extra

Episode 17 (May 12, 2017): Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., at 701 Restaurant | Audio Audio extra

Episode 16 (May 5, 2017): CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues at Ris | Audio Audio extra

Special White House Correspondents' Dinner Open Mic (May 1, 2017): Various guests including former CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash, former White House press secretary Josh Earnest and actor Alan Ruck | Audio

Episode 15 (April 28, 2017): Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, Republik Kolache takeout in Hurd's Capitol Hill office | Audio Audio extra

Episode 14 (April 21, 2017): Former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina at Station 4 | Audio Audio extra

Episode 13 (April 14, 2017): CBS News' Bob Schieffer and Nancy Cordes at Tredici Enoteca | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 12 (April 7, 2017): Committee for a Responsible Budget president Maya MacGuineas at Dubliner | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 11 (March 31, 2017): Emily's List president Stephanie Schriock at Meiwah | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 10 (March 24, 2017): Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., at Kelly's Irish Times | Audio Audio extra

Episode 9 (March 17, 2017): Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., at Bullfeathers | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 8 (March 10, 2017): "Freakonomics" co-author Stephen Dubner at Dubliner | Audio Audio extra 

Episode 7 (March 3, 2017): Former presidential speechwriters Jonathan Horn and Cody Keenan at Riggsby | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 6 (February 24, 2017): CBS News White House Correspondent Margaret Brennan, Chop't takeout in CBS News' White House booth | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 5 (February 17, 2017): CBS News' Jeff Pegues and Paula Reid at Meiwah | Audio Audio extra 

Episode 4 (February 10, 2017): Former Hillary Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri at Nopa Kitchen and Bar | Audio Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 3 (February 3, 2017): CBS News Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino at Casa Luca | Audio | Video clip

Episode 2 (January 27, 2017): NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith at Meiwah | Audio | Video clip

Episode 1 (January 20, 2017): Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at Meiwah | Audio | Video clip