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, March 27, 2015 12:00am

    Over the last 2,500 years, cancer has shifted from a disease in the shadows to one at the center of scientific research and public discussion. In the first of two special episodes, On the Media dives deep into the way we talk about cancer: in the news, in the hospital, and in our private lives.

    This week’s On The Media is part of WNYC’s Living Cancer Series, a radio companion to “Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, coming to PBS March 30th. Support for Living Cancer is provided by the Susan and Peter Solomon Family Foundation. Additional funding for WNYC’s medical science reporting is provided by the Iris and Junming Le Foundation.

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:09am

    In the third episode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses the third episode of the season with Les Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate.

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  • Friday, March 20, 2015 12:00am

    Last week, suspected murderer Robert Durst was arrested the day before an HBO film aired his apparent confession. On the Media examines the line between making great documentary and staying on the right side of the law. Also, why you won't catch a Florida official using the term "climate change." Plus, Wikipedia takes on the NSA. 

  • Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00am

    This week, two police officers were shot in Ferguson, MO, bringing in yet another wave of reporters. We examine whether the constant media presence has turned the town of Ferguson into a symbol and a brand. Plus: Brooke charts the history of nihilism.

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:59pm

    In the second episode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone dissects the second episode of the season with NPR's Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer.

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