On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

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  • No Notoriety

    Mar 19, 2019
    After another mass shooting grips the media, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she will never say the shooter's name.
  • The Myth of Meritocracy

    Mar 15, 2019
    "Meritocracy" was coined as satire; the messaging for and against Medicare for All; and Dutch economic historian Rutger Bregman. 
  • Tucker Was Tucker All Along

    Mar 13, 2019
    Will Fox News darling Tucker Carlson have to pay a price for newly unearthed despicable comments from his past? Eh, probably not.
  • Crossing the Line

    Mar 8, 2019
    A secret government database of immigration reporters, new questions about the Obama Presidential Center, and the history of Plessy v. Ferguson. 
  • Look Back in Anger

    Mar 1, 2019
    The Cohen testimony, a new Breaking News Consumer's Handbook, the risks of laundering our hot takes through history, and the story of an infamous Nazi rally.
  • Longing for Wakanda

    Feb 26, 2019
    How the utopian kingdom at the center of Black Panther falls into a long history of black liberation struggles.
  • Twitch and Shout

    Feb 22, 2019
    Twitch is a video streaming platform where millions of people broadcast their lives in real-time. Like unedited, raw, reality TV.