Rupert Allman

Takeaway Executive Producer

Rupert Allman led The Takeaway as executive producer from September 2012 to August 2016. He has been recognized at the highest level for his work — his awards include an Edward R. Murrow, Sony Radio Gold’s and a string of other industry honors. Before joining The Takeaway, he managed teams and programs for the BBC in London and Washington.


Rupert Allman appears in the following:

America and Immigration: An Uneasy Union

Saturday, September 03, 2016

The political rhetoric about immigration has, at times, been ugly and divisive. Here, we hear real stories from new Americans, and explore solutions for fixing our immigration system.

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The Olympic Games That Almost Weren't

Monday, August 01, 2016

With the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics, David Goldblatt, renowned sports journalist and author gives us a history lesson about why the Games were almost banned for good.

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The Evolution of the Advertising Jingle

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Has the classic advertising jingle come full circle? We look at the evolution of the advertising art form and the jingle's transition from broadcast to the internet.

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Soulless Greed Comes to Broadway With 'American Psycho - The Musical'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

"American Psycho — The Musical" captures Patrick Bateman's violent misogyny and the soulless glamour of New York in the 1980s. 

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The Man Behind Iraq's Uprising

Monday, May 02, 2016

Anti-government protesters overtook the Iraqi Parliament building this weekend. Muqtata al-Sadr, an anti-American Shia cleric, is leading the uprising.


Holocaust Survivor Gives the Gift of Music to Bronx Schoolgirl

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Joe Feingold, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor, donated his violin to Brianna, a 13-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx. Their story is being told in the new documentary, "Joe's Violin."

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Picture This: President Frank Underwood

Monday, February 29, 2016

Artist Jonathan Yeo painted a portrait of fictional "House of Cards" President Frank Underwood that now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. 

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This Road Trip Adventure Celebrates 100 Years of National Parks

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The National Parks Service turns 100-years-old this year. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray takes stock by documenting the eternal beauty of America's national parks. 

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The Weekender: Your Guide to The Weirdest Places in the U.K.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Takeaway talks with author Bill Bryson about his latest work, "The Road to Little Dribbling," which is a guidebook to all the odd places that appear on maps of the U.K.


Your Guide to The Weirdest Places in the U.K.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Author Bill Bryson discusses his latest guidebook to all the odd places that appear on maps of the United Kingdom.

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What's America's Role in Europe's Migrant Crisis?

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Since the Syrian conflict began, the U.S. has taken only 1,400 refugees while thousands more have died trying to reach Europe. Critics abroad are saying America needs to help out.

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Play to Code

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At the Colorado Innovation Network Summit, John Hockenberry speaks with a young entrepreneur who's teaching girls to code through gaming and play.

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One Man Wants to Text the World Its Health Care

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In Africa, Kaakpema Yelpaala's startup is using technology to help health care providers connect with their patients. He says this same process can work in Utah and Kentucky.

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The Missing Data on Police Killings

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

According to an analysis by The Guardian, black Americans are more than twice as likely as white Americans to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Stirs Memories of The Past

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This week, a pipeline ruptured and spilled 21,000 gallons of oil along the Santa Barbara coast. Longtime residents remember a previous spill that galvanized the environmental movement.

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NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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In the Midst of World War I, a Christmas Truce

Monday, December 15, 2014

On December 24, 1914, in the midst of World War I, soldiers along the Western Front put down their weapons, left their trenches, and wished their enemies a Merry Christmas.

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The Cross Examination of Dick Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

David Nevin, lead defense counsel for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tells The Takeaway what questions he would ask former Vice President Dick Cheney if he were to the stand at KSM's trial.  

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A One Percenter Prepares for the Pitchforks

Monday, December 01, 2014

Nick Hanauer is an unapologetic capitalist, and he says it's the responsibility of others like him to restore a middle class before the vitriol comes his way.

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A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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