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Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Summer Listens #7: Playing One On TV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The seventh in our summer listening series.
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Lessig's More (And He Might Run For President)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Voters say they want electoral reform, so where's the groundswell? Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says he has a way to hack a referendum into the 2016 election. Okay, we'll bite.

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When A Journalist Becomes An "Unprivileged Belligerent"

Friday, August 14, 2015

This summer the Department of Defense released its comprehensive "Law of War Manual," sparking an uproar from the journalistic community.

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Roger Ailes Gets Trumped

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fox News president Roger Ailes got the record ratings he was hoping for from the network's GOP primary debate - but at what cost?

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Summer Listens #6: Pitchmen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The sixth in our summer listening series.
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Chasing Ghosts

Friday, August 07, 2015

Bob talks with Peter Nickeas whose job it is to drive around the city of Chicago all night reporting on shootings. 

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In Defense of True Crime

Friday, August 07, 2015

Slate's Laura Miller says much True Crime rises above mere pulp. 

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A Cinematic Release

Friday, August 07, 2015

When a funeral director named Bernie Tiede shot and killed a wealthy widow in Carthage, Texas, townspeople were sympathetic toward Bernie and indifferent toward the murder victim. 

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Summer Listens #5: Uncanny Valley

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The fifth in our summer listening series.
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Summer Listens #4: The Anthem

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The fourth in our summer listening series.
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Summer Listens #3: The World is a Morgue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The third of our summer listening series.
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Summer Listens #2: The Wilhelm Scream

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The second installment in our new summer listening series. 
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Blocking Ad-Blockers

Friday, July 10, 2015

Online ad-blocking software doesn't just remove advertisements from screens -- it also endangers the internet.

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'Denial' and the Dominican Media

Friday, July 10, 2015

Human rights groups say the Dominican Republic’s new policy toward those of Haitian descent is unfair. A Dominican journalist says the press there is mostly in 'denial' about the charge.

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Putting Tips In The Internet's Guitar Case

Friday, July 10, 2015

A new Google product lets you support websites by bidding for their ad space. But is it a way to give users choice, or another way for Google to expand control over your web experience?

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This Quack Don't Track

Friday, July 10, 2015

DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn't collect your personal information, surges in popularity in the wake of the Snowden revelations.

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The Numbers Don't Lie, Except When They Do

Friday, July 10, 2015

The media has been clamoring to understand what Donald Trump's "surge" in the polls means for the election. According to Bob it means one thing: the media is really bad with polls.

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Summer Listens #1

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The first in our summer listening series: we'll be reaching into the archives each week with a old favorite for you to enjoy. 
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The Story Behind "The Dingo Ate My Baby"

Friday, July 03, 2015

In 1982, Lindy Chamberlain was falsely convicted of murdering her 9 week old infant daughter, and her cry for help became a global punch line. 

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The "Department of Jokes"

Friday, July 03, 2015

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff on performing in the Soviet Union, where comics had to submit jokes to a Department of Humor for approval.

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