On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone

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


On the Media Podcast

  • Devil in the Details

    Feb 16, 2018
    On this week's show: lies, cover-ups, and uncomfortable truths. 
  • Blame It On The Alcohol

    Feb 9, 2018
    A look at all things alcohol — from our most ancient beliefs to the present-day media's treatment of booze. 
  • This Is Not A Test

    Feb 2, 2018
    A longtime transparency advocate on the House Intelligence Committee's notorious memo. Plus, how scientists and artists have imagined our own nuclear demise.
  • Rallying Cry

    Jan 26, 2018
    A look at the nature of protest movements in an era of never-ending distraction. Plus, inside the world of online memes and right-wing conspiracy theories.
  • The End Is the Beginning

    Jan 19, 2018
    A look back at 1994 and where the #MeToo movement could go from here. Plus: how Facebook will change the news you see and a tribute to one of radio's weirdest, most influential voices.
  • Outrage Machine

    Jan 12, 2018
    Bob talks to Michael Wolff, author of Fire & Fury. Plus: the man who helped write the Pentagon Papers on 'The Post'; and a new study on fake news in 2016: Was it as bad as we thought?
  • "Shmashmortion"

    Jan 5, 2018
    The surprising political history of abortion; how the language we use in the abortion debate impacts us all; how state lawmakers are tightening rules around abortion; and more.
  • The Feelings Show

    Dec 29, 2017
    An end-of-year reflection on emotions, from feelings of oneness with the universe to existential dread.