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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:

On Letterman, Colbert, and America

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18th, marked the final episode of the Colbert Report, and the end of Stephen Colbert's fake pundit character. Brooke and Bob bid them both farewell. 

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Your Morals Depend on Lanugage

Friday, December 19, 2014

Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of five others? Your answer may depend on whether you consider the problem in your native tongue or a secondary one.

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Goodbye, Nation: A Farewell to 'The Colbert Report'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As Stephen Colbert bids adieu to "The Colbert Report," On the Media's Brooke Gladstone weighs in the host's wide-ranging impact, from the network news to politics to satire.

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PR Expert to Muslims: Face Your Haters

Monday, December 15, 2014

As the Western world continues to grapple with the perceived threats of extremist Islam, American Muslims weigh in.
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Monrovia's Marketplace of Ideas

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brooke and Meara visit a "hatai shop," where scores of people gather to drink tea and debate current events.

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Welcome To Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

FrontPage Africa editor Rodney Sieh and reporter Mae Azango investigate how Ebola-related restrictions are affecting celebrations on the country's biggest national holiday.

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Ebola as a Prism

Friday, December 12, 2014

Human rights lawyer Kofi Woods tells Brooke about how the Ebola epidemic has become a stress test for Liberian democracy. 

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Brooke Gladstone Is Back From Liberia

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

On the Media's Brooke Gladstone returns from a reporting trip in Liberia and tells us what she learned.

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Reporting From The Front Lines of The Ebola Crisis

Friday, December 05, 2014

On The Media Host and Managing Editor Brooke Gladstone shares the perspective of journalists in Liberia who have covered the Ebola crisis from the very beginning.

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Hispanic TV's Star Newscaster

Friday, November 28, 2014

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has been dubbed "Star newscaster of Hispanic TV."

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Meet Walter Blanco

Friday, November 28, 2014

"Metastasis" is an almost scene-by-scene Spanish-language remake of the hit show "Breaking Bad," starring Colombian actor Diego Trujillo.

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Did We Suck?

Friday, November 28, 2014

After hearing the rest of this special hour, Latino Rebels co-founder Julio Ricardo Varela returns to tell Brooke if we accomplished our goal to "not suck."

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Es La Hora: Hispanic Media in English

Friday, November 28, 2014

An overview of the Hispanic media landscape

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Why A Turkey Is Like A Tube Of Toothpaste

Monday, November 17, 2014

Serious Eats' Kenji Lopez-Alt discusses the science of turkey cookery, Slate's L.V. Anderson talks vegetarian options, and OTM's Brooke Gladstone shows us how not to make dessert.

A Trilogy About the End of the World

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ben Winters considers the role of media before the arrival of an Earth-destroying asteroid in his trilogy, The Last Policeman. 

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Can Journalism Impact Criminal Justice?

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Marshall Project, a new not-for-profit investigative journalism organization, focuses its coverage on the American criminal justice system. 

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Listen To a Comet Sing

Friday, November 14, 2014

This week, the European Space Agency’s Philae space probe landed on comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko.     

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Our Anniversaries, Ourselves: 25 Years after the Berlin Wall

Friday, November 07, 2014

How the changing media coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall over the past 25 years reflects our changing self image as Americans.

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Algorithms Understand

Friday, November 07, 2014

Can the algorithms built into social media really understand your emotional well-being? Munmun De Choudhury says yes, and explains how it works. 

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Once Upon An Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

In the aftermath of midterms, election results swiftly fractured into election narratives. 

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