On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

  • Do Not Pass Go

    Nov 16, 2018
    The conspiratorial buzz surrounding Florida's recount; Amazon and the history of monopoly; and capitalism against Jim Crow. 
  • We're Not Very Good At This

    Nov 9, 2018
    America's been on the democracy beat for two and a half centuries. How's it working out?
  • Why We're So Polarized

    Nov 6, 2018
    An extended conversation with Lilliana Mason about tribalism, anger and the state of our politics.
  • The Others

    Nov 2, 2018
    Tracing the "dotted line" of incitement; the history of antisemitism; examining our political gulf; and the anti-California chorus. 
  • Knock, Knock

    Oct 26, 2018
    Confused midterm coverage, the caravan narrative, the history of passports, and a transgender rights campaign in Massachusetts. 
  • West Virginia's "Genius" Watchdog

    Oct 24, 2018
    2018 MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and longtime West Virginia reporter Ken Ward Jr reflects on his career.
  • Bloodlines

    Oct 19, 2018
    Getting Saudi royals wrong, DNA tests for Native and African-Americans, and the mysteries and revelations of twins.