On the Media

Sunday at 10 am
Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

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Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, On The Media decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day, and arms us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age. With compelling reporting and uncommon insight, the program uncovers the significant issues of the day and carefully exposes the relationship of the media to culture and society.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00am

    OTM has traveled the world exploring the nexus of media and society, reaching such far off places as Russia, China, and Egypt. But the center of American politics and power had been overlooked—until now. In a show first broadcast in May 2014, Bob travels to Washington, DC to investigate perception and reality, money and celebrity, and the evolving role of the media in the nation’s capital.

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:19pm

    This is a repeat of TLDR #6,

    In 1998 Swatch tried to completely reinvent our concept of time. Swatch Internet Time (or .beat time) would have been a new way to conceive of moments. There'd be no time zones, and also, no hours, minutes, or seconds. PJ talks to Gizmodo's Eric Limer and Swatch Creative Director Carlo Giordanetti about Swatch's plan to create time's version of Esperanto

    Thanks for listening. If you like the show, you can subscribe to us on iTunes. Also, please check out all our previous episodes! If you're curious, you can calculate beat time on Swatch's website here.

  • Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00am

    From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, how media coverage unspools. Also, the #ISISmediablackout after James Foley's murder, and how the music of reality TV manipulates viewers. 

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00am

    Steve Terrill is a journalist who works in Rwanda. Or at least he worked in Rwanda, until he accidentally got the office of Rwanda's president Paul Kagame to implicate itself in a long-running online harassment campaign. Alex talks to Steve about inadvertently exposing the Rwandan government's most prolific troll, and being banned from the country as a result.

    Thanks for listening. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. Steve Terrill aggregates stories about Rwanda on his website Rwanda Wire. You can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter. 

  • Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00am

    How a virtual livestream of tweets and vines after the Michael Brown shooting changed coverage, remembering the first gavel-gavel coverage of a court case, and fact and fiction on Shark Week.