On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

  • Sticks and Stones

    Oct 11, 2019
    A look back at our country's radical and inconsistent free speech tradition. 
  • "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee"

    Oct 9, 2019
    For Indigenous Peoples' Day we revisit Brooke's interview with Ojibwe professor and author, David Treuer about his book "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee."
  • A Likely Story

    Oct 4, 2019
    The White House getting high on its conspiracy supply; the Trump–Ukraine connection; and infighting at Fox.
  • Go and Get Yourself a Whistle and Blow

    Oct 2, 2019
    The word "whistleblower" is everywhere right now; we take a look at its origins with linguist Ben Zimmer and guess what? It started with people who actually blew whistles. 
  • Nice Democracy You've Got There...

    Sep 27, 2019
    Impeachments in history, whistle-blower protections, the Ukrainian context and a sideways glance at Hunter Biden. 
  • Too Hot For School

    Sep 20, 2019
    The New Deal roots of The Green New Deal; conservative attacks on both projects; and why congress isn't on board.
  • A Very Bitter Joke

    Sep 13, 2019
    Saying good riddance to John Bolton; domestic abuse on the rise; and Lady Liberty's many meanings.