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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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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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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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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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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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Summer Listens #4: The Anthem

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The fourth in our summer listening series.
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What Can We Learn From Ashley Madison?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Writer and programmer Paul Ford ponders the Ashley Madison hack, and wonders if we'll ever actually learn how to keep our information safe online.

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A Custody Battle That Shaped Diplomacy

Friday, July 24, 2015

With embassies re-opening in Washington DC and Havana this week, we consider how coverage of the Elián González custody battle 15 years ago influenced US-Cuba relations today.

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Inventing Fidel Castro

Friday, July 24, 2015

As the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, we look back at a reporter's early coverage of Cuba's former leader, Fidel Castro.

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Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

Friday, July 24, 2015

In the digital era, we live in a world where everything is known and it cannot be unknown. Author Jon Ronson talks about how our keyboards have become a powerful weapon. 

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Summer Listens #3: The World is a Morgue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The third of our summer listening series.
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Years of Talk in One Conversation

Friday, July 17, 2015

One year after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, there's been a big push for a national conversation on race and policing. WNYC's Brian Lehrer actually hosted one. 

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"Black Twitter"

Friday, July 17, 2015

The LA Times just hired a reporter to cover Black Twitter. Dexter Thomas discusses his new assignment and what the media usually get wrong about this nebulous space in the Twitterverse. 

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The Birth of #BlackLivesMatter

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's been two years since the origin of the movement and slogan, born the night George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. We hear how it happened and what's changed.

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Reddit In Revolt

Friday, July 17, 2015

The resignation of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has prompted extensive discussion about the future of speech on the web.

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The Impact of Bystander Videos

Thursday, July 16, 2015

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, bystander videos continue to spur national conversation and change. 

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Summer Listens #2: The Wilhelm Scream

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The second installment in our new summer listening series. 
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Summer Listens #1

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The first in our summer listening series: we'll be reaching into the archives each week with a old favorite for you to enjoy. 
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Robot Humor

Friday, July 03, 2015

We often think of robots as tools to make our lives easier. But what if they could also make our lives funnier?

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Behind the Myth of the Welfare Queen

Friday, July 03, 2015

The real story behind Linda Taylor, the woman who became immortalized as the infamous welfare queen. 

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Joking With Robots

Friday, July 03, 2015

Comedian Myq Kaplan faces off against a robot in a duel for comedic superiority.

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