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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone is best known for the …pause…that Bob Garfield inserts before mentioning her name in the credits for On the Media. Among her other accomplishments, she was an NPR Moscow-based reporter, its first media reporter, senior editor of NPR’s All Things Considered, and the senior editor of Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. As the years progress, she grows ever more senior.

She’s the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and many others you tend to collect if you hang out in public radio long enough.

Just before coming to On the Media, she did some pilots for WNYC of a call-in show about human relationships with Dan Savage called A More Perfect Union. That was pretty cool.

She also is the author of The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton), a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, and among the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction” by The Atlantic.

Gladstone always wanted to be a comic hero and she finally did it. Here she is animated.

At WNYC’s 2012 Christmas party, backed by the fabulous Radio Flyers band, she sang “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” with her sisters Lisa and Stacey, thus fulfilling all her dreams.

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Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Jorge Ramos Is a Real Journalist

Friday, August 28, 2015

After a confrontation with the GOP front-runner this week, some accused Jorge Ramos of being an advocate - not a journalist. They're wrong: he's both, and that's what his viewers want.

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The Little Pink Pill

Friday, August 28, 2015

The first FDA-approved drug to treat sexual dysfunction in women has been hailed as "the female Viagra." But like nearly all aspects of the drug, it's not quite that simple.

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Who We Are and What We Could Be

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brooke shares her thoughts on the WDBJ-TV shooting in Virginia.

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Summer Listens #8: Crackerjack

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The eighth in our summer listening series. 
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The Danger Of Reading The News

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon says many media organizations are putting readers in danger by publishing without encryption. 

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Flood of Lies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Revisiting the story of Sal and Mabel Mangano, nursing home owners who became media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

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Summer Listens #7: Playing One On TV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The seventh in our summer listening series.
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A 'Never-Ending Nightmare' in Ferguson

Friday, August 14, 2015

A year after the death of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri was thrust back into the national spotlight, filtered through a lens of déjà vu. 

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': The Original Tapes from David Foster Wallace's '96 Book Tour

Friday, August 14, 2015

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the film "The End Of The Tour." He and Brooke listen to the original tapes of talks with Wallace in 1996.

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': The Original Tapes from David Foster Wallace's '96 Book Tour

Thursday, August 13, 2015

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the film "The End Of The Tour." He and Brooke listen to the original tapes of talks with Wallace in 1996.
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Summer Listens #6: Pitchmen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The sixth in our summer listening series.
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Online Supersleuths

Friday, August 07, 2015

Brooke speaks to writer Deborah Halper about her book on the thriving community of internet sleuths who try to crack cold cases. 

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Gavel to Gavel

Friday, August 07, 2015

The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first to be covered on TV, gavel to gavel.

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Stewart Made Us Laugh, But Never Dumbed it Down

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Through the end, Jon Stewart insisted he was a comedian, not a journalist. But that didn't stop millions of Americans from turning to "The Daily Show" as their most trusted news source. 

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Marvel's Anti-Capitalist Crusade

Friday, July 31, 2015

Marvel's latest string of films feature a pervasive anti-capitalist message, even as the company rakes in millions at the box office. 

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A Skeptic's Guide to Health News and Diet Fads

Friday, July 31, 2015

A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting and bogus, celebrity-endorsed diet fads. 

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A Karate Comedy Goes From Kickstarter to Cannes

Friday, July 31, 2015

A 30-minute 80s throwback film made a splash at this year's Festival de Cannes. Sideshow host Sean Rameswaram explains how the film went from Kickstarter to France and now to Hollywood.

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Flash-In-The-Pan Candidacies

Friday, July 31, 2015

"The political media did not create Donald Trump," says David Leonhardt of The New York Times. But still: how to explain media fervor over unserious candidates? 

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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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