On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone

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

  • A New Model for Local Journalism?

    Jun 23, 2021
    The New Bedford Light revives investigative journalism in a historic whaling town where Gannett gutted the local newspaper.
  • Behind Closed Doors

    Jun 18, 2021
    When and why the government surveils journalists; is there a headline beyond “Putin and Biden talked to each other?”; and revisiting the Pentagon Papers.
  • Little Fires Everywhere

    Jun 11, 2021
    Why we are still in "emergency mode"; the "authoritarian mullet"; and the Critical Race Theory boogeyman. 
  • Shamed and Confused

    Jun 4, 2021
    The firing of Emily Wilder; the "cancel culture" myth; feeling "cancelled" in academia; a history of the word "cancelled." 
  • Not a Perfect Science

    May 28, 2021
    Guest host Roxanne Khamsi on scientific journalism during the pandemic and beyond. Plus, naming — and soothing — our pandemic mental health crises.
  • I Would Prefer Not To

    May 26, 2021
    Brooke speaks to writer Jenny Odell who offers an alternative way to think and be, in relation to an overstimulating world.