On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

  • A History of Persuasion: Part 2

    Aug 21, 2019
    Ted Kaczynski had been a boy genius. James McConnell’s ideas about psychology sparked almost as much anxiety as Facebook does today. Here’s how their paths crossed.
  • A History of Persuasion: Part 1

    Aug 14, 2019
    A once-famous psychologist...& how the Unabomber tried to kill him. The first part of a three-part series from The Stakes examines the science of persuasion — and its backlash.
  • The Democracy We Think We Live In

    Aug 9, 2019
    White nationalism laundered through punditry, supremacist notions about self-governance, and Puerto Ricans' perspectives on federal oversight. 
  • Deciphering the White Power Movement

    Aug 7, 2019
    Historian Kathleen Belew says that the key to understanding massacres like the one in El Paso is to understand the movement that they come from.
  • Repairing Justice: An Alternative to Prison

    Jul 31, 2019
    Part two of a series. If we don’t want to keep locking people in jail for every infraction, what do we do to address injustice when it appears? 
  • Repairing Justice: The Prosecutor

    Jul 26, 2019
    Part one of a series. In this episode, how a movement of progressive prosecutors seeks to transform our justice system.
  • What, Me Worry?

    Jul 24, 2019
    Its the end of MAD Magazine as we know it. Brooke speaks with Jeet Heer about how the magazine that defined a generation's distrust in the media, politics and authority.