On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone

WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our worldview. 

  • Its Getting Hot in Here

    Jul 17, 2024
    Across the globe, summers are getting unseasonably, and scarily hot, and last year the United Nations announcing that we've entered the era of "global boiling." 
  • What the Media Get Wrong About Immigration

    Jul 12, 2024
    Immigration is one of the most important issues in this year’s presidential election. This week, On the Media traces how root causes of mass migration from Central America to the Unit...
  • Making Fun of Public Radio

    Jul 10, 2024
    In January 2023, a TV show called In the Know debuted on Peacock. The comedy is a parody of a daily NPR show produced in New York City, with rather cringey characters portrayed by sto...
  • The Sound of Patriotism

    Jul 5, 2024
    Every year on the Fourth of July, households across America embrace the aesthetics of patriotism. On this week’s On the Media, find out how the early country music industry got a majo...
  • Clarence Thomas' Unshaken Belief in Big Money

    Jul 3, 2024
    Last month, Clarence Thomas acknowledged several luxury trips that were gifted to him by billionaire Harlan Crow. But the pair’s financial ties had long been public knowledge, thanks ...