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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:

Mexico's Missing 43

Friday, April 29, 2016

The haunting disappearance of 43 students in Mexico may finally force a kind of reckoning.

A Recent History of Electoral Skulduggery

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cruz and Kasich's short-lived alliance was just the latest GOP maneuver to block the presumptive nominee, and the latest in a long history of electoral skulduggery.

Revisiting the Belfast Project

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Boston College is once again being subpoenaed to turn over the confidential collection of interviews with Irish militia members known as the Belfast Project. 
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Our Shakespeare, Ourselves

Friday, April 22, 2016

How the fight over the true identity of William Shakespeare reflects shifting perceptions of culture, class, genius, art, and... ourselves. 

"We've Lived Tragedy for 35 Years": Performing a Shakespearean Comedy in Kabul

Friday, April 22, 2016

The staging of Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labors Lost in Kabul as a celebration of hope and a form of therapy.

VIDEO! Shakespeare In the Park

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Brooke donned her finest ruff and took a trip to Washington Square Park to hear what the Bard means to the "rabble" (as he would say).
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Little Pink Pill

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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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Panama and the USA: A Finance Story

Friday, April 08, 2016

How US corporate and political interests aligned to create the perfect conditions for the Panamanian offshore banking industry to flourish.   

76 Countries, 400 Journalists, 11.5 Million Documents

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Panama Papers are the result of an unprecedented feat of journalistic coordination. We check in with reporters from around the world who were involved. 

The Man Behind the Men Behind "All the President's Men"

Friday, April 08, 2016

Forty years after its release, "All the President's Men" is still seen as a symbol of all that is good in American journalism. If it weren't for one man, it might not have been so.

The Exploits and Inspiration of Africa's Most (and Least) Well-Known Undercover Reporter

Friday, April 01, 2016

The most celebrated face of investigative journalism in Africa belongs to a journalist who very few would recognize. He's even disguised himself as a rock to report a story.

Why Should You Read That Depressing News Story?

Friday, April 01, 2016

When President Obama criticized the press this week, he extended his criticism to the public too. As as members of a news-consuming public, what ethical responsibilities do we have? 

Is This Food Racist?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How do our assumptions about people affect our assumptions about their food? And how do their assumptions about our food affect how we feel about ourselves?
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Former ISIS Hostage: 'We Need A New Narrative'

Friday, March 25, 2016

French journalist Nicolas Henin was held hostage by ISIS for ten months. He says declarations of war against the terrorist group is exactly what it wants.

Cuba: Tierra de Muchos Clichés

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cuba! Land of music, land of cars, land of cigars and rum! Most of all: land of worn out media clichés and tropes. A style guide for bad Cuba coverage.

Bringing to Light U.S. Role in Argentina's Dirty War

Friday, March 25, 2016

On his visit to Argentina on the 40th anniversary of the military coup, Obama vowed to declassify documents showing U.S. role in abetting Argentina's Dirty War. 

Chinese Op-Ed Says Trump's Rise Illustrates Perils of Democracy

Friday, March 18, 2016

This week, in an op-ed published by the state-run Global Times, the Chinese government used Trump’s rise as an object lesson on the perils of democracy. 

'The Election-Industrial Complex'

Friday, March 18, 2016

You've heard that money buys elections. But if most of it is used on ineffective television ads, then what is it really buying? 

America's Long (Unaddressed) History of Class

Friday, March 18, 2016

Contempt for the poor has always been a fixture of American society.

The Body Of An American

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In 1993, the photojournalist Paul Watson took three photographs of Somali dragging the body of an American soldier through the streets of Mogadishu. A new play examines the violence.
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