On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

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  • Bad Reputation

    Feb 15, 2019
    Poor coverage of female candidates; re-examining Lorena Bobbitt's legacy; and the farce of Black History Month.
  • A Century of Free Speech

    Feb 13, 2019
    Where do our modern notions of free speech come from? A new book goes back to 1919.
  • The World's Biggest Problem

    Feb 8, 2019
    The messaging behind the Green New Deal; a former insider's look at Facebook's problems; a potential solution; and the godfathers of the modern newspaper column.
  • Misery in the Name of Liberty

    Feb 1, 2019
    Reporting in Venezuela, the legacy of Simón Bolívar, U.S. interventions in Latin America, and Chinese propaganda.
  • A Tell-All Memoir And An NDA

    Jan 30, 2019
    A former White House staffer is threatened with a lawsuit by the Trump campaign after publishing a tell-all memoir.  
  • Close Encounters

    Jan 25, 2019
    The Covington kids, MAGA hat symbology, a graphic photo in The Times, and a new Canadian documentary series. 
  • Rethinking MLK Day

    Jan 22, 2019
     On the Anniversary of Martin Luther King's death last year, Brooke spoke to Mychal Denzel Smith who says that Americans - black and white, are due for a vacation from MLK-mania.