Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Therapists Against Trumpism

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mental health experts are generally advised to stay out of political debate. But are there moments that call for a break with convention?

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Diagnose 'Em

Friday, August 26, 2016

As right-wing rumors about Clinton's health spread, the media continues to speculate about Trump's mental health. On the ethics of diagnosing candidates.

Bob's Grill #4: ExxonMobil's Richard Keil

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This week on Bob's Grill: an interview with ExxonMobil spokesman Richard Keil about an investigation into what the company knew, and when, about climate change.
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The Business of Books By the Foot

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Frederick, Maryland warehouse of Wonder Book is where unwanted used books go to find a second life--as decorative objects sold by the foot to fill empty bookshelves.

Amazon's Mysterious New Bookstores

Friday, August 19, 2016

We consider whether physical bookshops hold the key to the retailer's digital strategy.

Bob's Grill #3: James O'Keefe

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This week on Bob’s Grill: an encounter with “sting operation” videographer James O’Keefe.
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The Punditocracy

Friday, August 12, 2016

Why are pundits like Bill Kristol still paid for their botch prognostications?

Polling & Democracy: An Uneasy Relationship

Friday, August 12, 2016

What if the problem with polling isn't bad polls but polls in general? The New Yorker's Jill Lepore on the history of polling and why skepticism is, and has always been, necessary.

'Magic' Terre Haute

Friday, August 12, 2016

What if the will of the electorate could be divined without polling and pundit guesswork? There may be a way.

The Psychology of Predictions

Friday, August 12, 2016

If political prognostication is usually so wrong, why do we keep listening? And what makes a good forecaster, anyway?

Bob's Grill #2: Hunter Moore

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A burger and a cold one just won’t suffice on Bob’s Grill #2. This week he's roasting a whole pig: Hunter Moore, revenge porn site creator.
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Voting From the Head, Not the Heart

Friday, August 05, 2016

A Canadian initiative urging citizens to vote strategically got results in 2015. Can America learn from it? 

Another Day, Another Trumpruption

Friday, August 05, 2016

After a year of misguided media speculation about whether Trump’s latest outburst has gone “too far,” we ask: is that the wrong question?

In Defense of Nader

Friday, August 05, 2016

Nader's role as spoiler in the 2000 election has been used as a cautionary tale for the American Left ever since. Sixteen years later, a reevaluation of the facts.

If Anybody Is a Spoiler, We're All Spoilers

Friday, August 05, 2016

You can't spoil something that wasn't good to begin with, says Ralph Nader.

The Lesser Evil

Friday, August 05, 2016

What does it really mean to vote your conscience?

The Daily Caller Call-Out

Friday, August 05, 2016

Bob presses an editor from the Daily Caller on the demeaning right-wing media coverage of Khizr Khan.

Bob's Grill #1: Judith Miller

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Our series of some of Bob's most sizzling interviews from years past kicks off with former New York Times journalist Judith Miller.
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Inside the Coup Raid of a Turkish Daily

Friday, July 22, 2016

While putschists led his coworkers out of the Hürriyet newspaper building at gunpoint, one Turkish journalist hid and captured the raid on Facebook Live. 

Make America ____ Again

Friday, July 22, 2016

To hear the RNC speakers tell it, America is on the brink of ruin and only Trump can save us. We put the warnings in perspective.