Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Now What?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Usually editorial meetings take place in Brooke's office with Bob dialed in on the conference phone. This week we did it in the studio and recorded it for you.
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What We Know About the Russia Hacks

Friday, November 04, 2016

The intelligence community, the media, and Hillary Clinton are all certain that Russia is trying to influence our election. But should we be more skeptical?

Glenn Beck: A Changed Man?

Friday, November 04, 2016

Glenn Beck talks with Bob about his new apologetic, empathetic persona. 

Save Your Outrage

Friday, November 04, 2016

Outrage has ensued over former CNN contributor Donna Brazile's collaboration with the Clinton campaign. To which Bob responds: what did you expect?

"Checking In" On Standing Rock

Friday, November 04, 2016

This week, 1.5 million Facebook users checked in to the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannonball, ND. So, what happens next? 

The Trump-Putin Connection That Wasn't

Friday, November 04, 2016

The alleged connection between Donald Trump and Putin's Russia has been a media staple for months, despite a lack of evidence. A look at the press's Russia-shaped blind spot.

Debunking the AIDS "Patient Zero" Myth

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The legend of the man blamed for igniting the AIDS epidemic in America has been definitively debunked. 
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Of Law and Literature (and Medicine)

Friday, October 28, 2016

How the character Lennie from Of Mice and Men became a touchstone for the Texas death penalty.

What Happens When AT&T Takes Over Time Warner?

Monday, October 24, 2016

The $83 billion merger could mean trouble for net neutrality.


The Unfortunately Unsurprising Revelations of the Podesta Emails

Friday, October 21, 2016

John Podesta's emails with journalists do not betray a Clinton-media-collusion, but they do highlight the often shifty ethics of political reporting.

The Myth of Voter Fraud

Friday, October 21, 2016

Claims of voter fraud are not only almost always false but often lead to disenfranchisement of real voters. A closer look at the most talked about, and least real, kind of rigging.

How the Election Is Actually Rigged

Friday, October 21, 2016

Voter fraud is not be a legitimate concern, but that doesn't mean the election isn't rigged. How gerrymandering has hijacked American democracy.

The Power of "Rigged"

Friday, October 21, 2016

From Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, the notion of a "rigged system" has coursed through this election cycle. But does the word inspire hope or just suspicion?

Under the Wall

Friday, October 14, 2016

A look at the secret tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall -- and the JFK administration's efforts to stifle reporting on them.

The ISIS Propaganda Slowdown

Friday, October 14, 2016

Despite heated campaign rhetoric, a new study suggests that ISIS is more on the ropes than we're being led to believe.

Radio Host Bob Garfield on Trump and Telemarketing

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The co-host of 'On The Media' on what advertising taught him about politics, and where he gets his news. 

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Taxes

Friday, October 07, 2016

Does getting out of paying income taxes make you smart or unpatriotic? A closer look at the public's complicated relationship with taxes.

War, Peace... and Clowns

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Two stories that won't fit in the full-sized show this weekend but that are too good to pass up. What can we say? We live to serve.
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When Calling It a "War Crime" Isn't Enough

Friday, September 30, 2016

After all the horrors of the war in Syria, what does it mean when yet another event is called a "war crime"?

The Media Take the Bait

Friday, September 30, 2016

There was plenty to talk about in Monday's debate. But the media, with the help of the Clinton campaign, only had eyes for one story...