On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

  • Money, Power, Glory

    Feb 21, 2020
    How Bloomberg News is covering its owner's candidacy; politics in the influencer age; Citizens United ten years out; and fudging the past at the National Archives.
  • Corporations Were Always People

    Feb 19, 2020
    Ten years ago Citizens United declared that corporations are people and that their money is speech. A historian tells us actually, it was ever thus. 
  • Norm!

    Feb 14, 2020
    Another affront to executive norms, a new level of secrecy for CBP, and the 32-year story of one family's new life in America. 
  • Picture-Perfect Democracy

    Feb 7, 2020
    The history of the American primary; the first town to vote; and New Hampshire reporters do some self-reflection.
  • Cancel This!

    Jan 31, 2020
    The impeachment; coronavirus rumors go viral; the controversy around Joe Rogan's Bernie Sanders endorsement; and the perils of "cancel culture." 
  • Optical Delusion

    Jan 24, 2020
    Impeachment ennui, Virginia's Lobby Day, and accountability in Puerto Rico.