On the Media

with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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

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  • Wake Up, Sheeple!

    Apr 12, 2019
    Assange and press freedom, seeing a black hole, YouTube conspiracy theories, and a Steve Bannon documentary.
  • Spy vs. Spy

    Apr 11, 2019
    A pattern of assassinations baffled Ukrainian authorities. Then an assassin came forward.
  • Policing the Police

    Apr 2, 2019
    As a California law lifts the barriers to accessing police records, journalists team up to comb through the mountains of documentation.
  • The End of Magical Thinking

    Mar 29, 2019
    How the summary of the Mueller's findings has been spun; historical amnesia, from the frontier to Iraq to Trump.
  • The Opioid Narratives

    Mar 27, 2019
    By settling an Oklahoma lawsuit for $270 million, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma also avoided a televised trial that would've brought more scrutiny to its role in the opioid crisis. 
  • Hating In Plain Sight

    Mar 22, 2019
    Two opposing views on how to cover white supremacy; hate group archivists debate how to understand evil without spreading it; and more. 
  • 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.