On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

  • OTM presents - Blindspot Ep. 5: The Idea

    Oct 21, 2020
    This week, another episode of WNYC Studio's "Blindspot: the road to 9/11." In this episode, police investigating a house fire in Manila uncover a plot to blow up a dozen airplanes.
  • Emergency Mode

    Oct 16, 2020
    Has electoral coverage improved since 2016? Should we trust the polls? Also, the app that's helping extremist groups reach new recruits.
  • The Unlucky Many

    Oct 9, 2020
    What Republicans mean when they say "we're not a democracy." And generational diagnostics, from the very lucky "silent generation" to the very unlucky millennials. 
  • Trump's War on Critical Race Theory

    Oct 8, 2020
    In executive orders and public commentary, the president rejects "sensitivity training" and what he views as "anti-American" historiography. 
  • God Bless

    Oct 2, 2020
    Contending with Christianity in America.
  • Spheres of Influence

    Sep 25, 2020
    How QAnon has adapted to Instagram. Plus, a look at the "real" Paris Hilton, and what we can learn from reality TV.