On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone

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

  • Seeing Is Believing

    May 13, 2022
    Republican messaging on abortion; TikTok moral panics; and seeking truth in misinformation. 
  • Crime and Punishment

    May 6, 2022
    How to read a crime story; misleading coverage of bail reform; and should the crime beat even exist?
  • Ghost in the Machine

    Apr 29, 2022
    Elon Musk, Twitter and free speech; and how tech moguls misread sci-fi. 
  • Dead End

    Apr 27, 2022
    On a quiet cul-de-sac, a husband and wife are stabbed to death. Could the Republican lobbyist have killed his wife, then set their bedroom on fire, before knifing himself? 
  • Work Work Work Work Work

    Apr 22, 2022
    Why you should un-love work; the liberating oppression of technology; and lessons from the actual Luddites.
  • The Holiday You May Have Missed

    Apr 20, 2022
    May Day isn't some kind of Soviet export developed in Moscow's Red Square. It actually started in the U.S.