On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

  • Mourning in America

    May 22, 2020
    Can a fractured America grieve? How obituaries may help us heal, and what's at stake if we don't.
  • Communication Breakdown

    May 15, 2020
    Opacity in the federal government, mishandled comms on the local level, and conspiracy thinking on the web.
  • No News Is Bad News

    May 8, 2020
    The local news business at the intersection of transformation and annihilation. 
  • Waiting For a Game-Changer

    May 6, 2020
    A silver bullet isn't coming — but the media and the public are running out of patience.
  • Open Season

    May 1, 2020
    Allegations against Joe Biden present a problem for the media. Plus, what does "reopening the economy" even mean?
  • The Art of Disastertising

    Apr 29, 2020
    Advertising used to be advertising. During the pandemic, it's become disastertising.