Temitayo Fagbenle

Temitayo Fagbenle is an associate producer at The Takeaway. She attends Queens College where she majors in Political Science. She's blunt, hilarious, and very poker-faced most of the time, but when excited she's known to make baby dinosaur noises. Temi dislikes phonies, though is willing to admit the very one who popularized the term is, in fact, a phony himself. She has previously worked with Radio Rookies and "Nancy."





Temitayo Fagbenle appears in the following:

ENCORE: Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter "A"

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

We remember Temitayo Fagbenle (1996 – 2021) with this encore presentation of her first Radio Rookies piece.


How COVID-19 is Putting More Strain on Homeless Shelters

Monday, March 23, 2020

The rapid acceleration of coronavirus is stressing an already overcrowded shelter system. 


Joe Biden's Comments on Stuttering Takes on a National Conversation

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

In the last Democratic debate, Joe Biden talked about mentoring a boy with a speech impediment much like his own, thrusting stuttering into the current national conversation.


New Poll Finds Stigma Against HIV Still Persists Among Millennials

Monday, December 02, 2019

A new poll from the pharmaceutical company that makes PreP offers figures that suggest stigma against people living with HIV is up among generation Z and millennials. 


New Initiative Seeks to Bridge Prosecution Empathy Gap

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A new initiative signed by 40 progressive district attorneys pledges to have prosecutors visit correctional centers in an effort to instill more empathy in the sentencing process.


What does the future hold for Israeli politics?

Monday, November 25, 2019

With Prime Minister Netanyahu being indicted on corruption charges as the U.S. reverses its stance on the illegality of Israeli settlements, what's in store for Israeli politics?  


The Legacy of Pay-to-Play Ambassador Appointments

Thursday, November 21, 2019

President Donald Trump has raised some eyebrows over his nominees for cushy ambassadorships abroad.


Sondland Testimony Implicates Key Trump Administration Officials

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Gordon Sondland, the former ambassador to the European Union, gave riveting testimony today in the impeachment hearing that has rocked the nations.  


Anticipation for Sondland Testimony Mounts

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

As the public impeachment hearing rage on, we will hear lawmakers question former Ukraine envoy and Trump confidant.


As Impeachment Hearings Go On, a War Rages In Ukraine

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The military aid that was the subject of President Trump's call with President Zelensky foretells the larger conflict happening in the eastern block.


Mormon Deaths In Mexico Reignite Questions About the Ongoing Drug War

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mexico and the United States are in an embittered battle with drug cartels, but some are calling into question its effectiveness as well as the media coverage. 


'Lionheart' Oscar Snub: A Consequence of Imperialism?

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The disqualification of the Nigerian film "Lionheart" from the Best International Feature Film category has ignited a conversation about the history of colonialism.


What Evo Morales's Resignation Means for Bolivia

Thursday, November 14, 2019

President Evo Morales, the first indigenous leader of Bolivia, has stepped down following allegations of election fraud.


Is the Term "Latinx" Unifying, or Divisive?

Thursday, November 07, 2019

One term that recently made its way into the demographic lexicon is getting lots of attention, and pushback: Latinx. 


What Do We Have in Common?

Monday, June 24, 2019

For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we talk about what actually happened and where we go from here.

When They Win

Monday, June 17, 2019

When Andraya Yearwood runs against her competition, people pay attention — whether she wants them to or not.

The Day of Epiphany

Monday, June 10, 2019

It’s a moment of reckoning for many members of the United Methodist Church, and after 25 years as a United Methodist pastor, Cynthia Meyer found herself with a decision to make.

Sex Educated

Monday, June 03, 2019

Good sex ed can be life-changing. But getting access to it often entails a fight.


Monday, May 27, 2019

Traveling to Taiwan with her mom, Kathy imagines the life she might have lived had her family stayed. [Note: this is a rerun of a previous episode].

When Tobin Met Kathy

Monday, May 20, 2019

This week, Nancy is live and talking romcoms, meet-cutes, and weddings...with special guest Daniel K. Isaac!