On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

  • You Better Work!

    Apr 16, 2021
    A Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Vaccine Edition. Plus, how coverage affects union drives like the one in Bessemer, Alabama.
  • On the Inside Looking Out

    Apr 13, 2021
    For the incarcerated, information about the covid vaccines is even harder to parse with limited access to the media.
  • Broken Promise

    Apr 9, 2021
    How a 70-year-old promise to decolonize Puerto Rico keeps getting broken. 
  • SLAPP Un-Happy

    Apr 7, 2021
    An investigative podcast was sued for libel. Four years, and millions of dollars later, it won. Sorta.
  • The View From Everywhere

    Apr 2, 2021
    The effect of cameras in the court, and how striving for the appearance of “objectivity” can make newsrooms less diverse.
  • "You Don't Belong Here"

    Mar 31, 2021
    How three women changed the course of history and paved the way for women to cover wars. 
  • The Bankruptcy Letters

    Mar 30, 2021
    In this episode: the people standing on the long waiting line of Puerto Rico’s debt, and their struggle to collect what the government owes them.