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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:

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Migration Edition (At Home)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Professor Doug Massey walks us through the myths and misconceptions surrounding immigration in America for Part Two of our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Migration Edition.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Migration Edition (Abroad)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Debunking the myths and quelling the fears surrounding migration. 

Debunking the Putin-Trump Analogy

Friday, July 29, 2016

Trump is not Putin's puppet -- and the media narrative that he is only distracts from the true implications of a Trump presidency. 

Black Lives Matter Moves Forward

Friday, July 22, 2016

Brooke talks to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors about the movement's future and broader mission.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Military Coup Edition

Friday, July 22, 2016

Coup attempts don't come up that often. But when they do, be prepared with these tips for avoiding the war of narratives.

Flashpoints and Finger-Pointing

Friday, July 22, 2016

How to "make America safe again”...when the numbers say America has already been getting safer.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Bearing Witness Edition

Monday, July 11, 2016

How to film the police, wisely and within your rights. 
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The Mechanism of Blind Belief

Friday, July 08, 2016

Why people believe what they want to believe, despite the facts. 

Elitist Traitors vs Fascist Morons

Friday, July 08, 2016

For many on the Left, Trump's popularity merely confirms their assumptions about those other people in America. And this may be the most dangerous lie of all.

A Taxonomy of Political Lies

Friday, July 08, 2016

Kicking off our deep dive into deception with a taxonomy of the political lie.

When Polls Obscure The Truth

Friday, July 08, 2016

November is coming, and with it, polling data. We revisit Nate Silver’s discussion about the importance of reading polls with a critical eye.

The Origins of Britain's Euro-Skeptic Press

Friday, July 01, 2016

How Boris Johnson helped set the template for EU-bashing in British media more than 20 years ago, when he was a reporter. 

Clone Debates

Friday, July 01, 2016

The first rule of Clone Club is: we talk a lot about Clone Club.

"What is the EU?"

Friday, July 01, 2016

People freaked out about a surge in Brits Googling questions about the EU after Brexit. It's not true.

Shedding Light on Dark Money

Friday, July 01, 2016

We all know that dark money in politics warps our democracy, but it may be operating closer to home than you think.

Editing The Culture of Science With CRISPR

Friday, July 01, 2016

A single genetically-modified mosquito could eradicate malaria, but who should get to decide the fate of ecosystems shared by billions?

From Rubella to Roe v. Wade

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This week the Supreme Court upheld constitutional protections for abortion rights. We look back at a chapter in the history of abortion in the US, when an epidemic influenced the debate.
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The Media's Gun Blindspot

Friday, June 24, 2016

Another struggle over gun control reinforces the disconnect between those who are pro- and anti- gun. The media's ignorance of basic gun facts doesn't help.

What the Media Don't Get About Gun Owners

Friday, June 24, 2016

The media tend only to focus on guns in the wake of a violent crime, failing to portray the fact that the majority of gun owners will never do harm. 

The "Criminal Mind" Calculator

Friday, June 24, 2016

Algorithm-based risk assessment software wasn't originally intended for use in criminal sentencing, but that’s exactly how it’s being used now -- with dubious accuracy.