Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

The Subversive History of Adult Coloring Books

Friday, March 11, 2016

Years before adult coloring books were whimsical stress relievers, they were objects of political subversion. 

Why the Publishing Industry Isn't in Peril

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stories about the imperiled publishing industry have become so familiar that it was something of a shock when publishers reported marked growth this past year.

Money ≠ Winning

Friday, March 04, 2016

Pundits often rely on the amount of money candidates have raised to predict whether they'll win. It's not that simple. 

Nate Silver on 2016: The Sky Is Orange

Friday, March 04, 2016

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver crunched the numbers and found Trump's success was extremely unlikely. He wasn't wrong, and yet here we are. So why is this election so unpredictable?

The Punditocracy

Friday, March 04, 2016

Yes, this election year has been particularly unpredictable, but that alone doesn't let the media off the hook. After all, they're always wrong! Why? That's a bit more complicated.

Spotlight on 'Spotlight', The Movie

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The movie "Spotlight" depicts the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered the systemic sexual abuse and widespread cover up in the Catholic church.
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Our Justices, Our Selves

Friday, February 19, 2016

Cultural depictions of the Supreme Court can shed light upon the walled-off world of the justices. But does the court derive power from its inaccessibility? 

Cameras In The Court (Feat. The Justices)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Supreme Court justices refuse to allow filming in the court during oral arguments and on decision days. We consider the arguments for and against -- and the justices sing a song. 

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: SCOTUS Edition

Friday, February 19, 2016

With the expertise of seasoned SCOTUS reporters, we've put together a handy guide for the discerning news consumer to make sense of the court, its decisions, and its coverage.

Behind The Corinthian Columns

Friday, February 19, 2016

The death of a justice has launched the Supreme Court back into the spotlight, revealing all that we do and don't know about the institution. A special look into our highest court.

Reporting Zika, Without Panic

Friday, February 12, 2016

Last month, reporter Jonathan Katz was in Haiti when he got the Zika virus. But the mild, flu-like symptoms were nothing like the panicked U.S. coverage of the mysterious illness.

From Rubella to Roe vs. Wade

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Zika virus has launched a debate in Brazil about abortion. An outbreak of Rubella in the US back in the 1960s did the same here.

What Do We Even Know About Zika?

Friday, February 12, 2016

An infectious disease specialist explains what scientists understand and don't understand about Zika, and how eradicating mosquitoes is harder than we might think. 

I Am An Outsider And So Can You!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The victories of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary are being hailed as a coup for "outsiders." But what does that mean?
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Vote First or Die

Friday, February 05, 2016

In the race to the ballot box, the citizens of New Hampshire have long been first, and proud of it. Brooke traveled north to investigate.

'We've Sort of Become Friends': Remembering David Foster Wallace

Monday, February 01, 2016

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the 2015 film "The End Of The Tour." Brooke and Lipsky listen to, and discuss, the original 1996 tapes.
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Laws of the Lying Game

Friday, January 29, 2016

Can a journalist ever lie in pursuit of a story? Jane Kirtley tells Brooke where the law has fallen, and whether a case against the Center for Medical Progress may set a new precedent.

When Is Undercover Reporting Justified?

Friday, January 29, 2016

A look at the successes and failures of undercover reporters throughout history.

Conservative Talk Radio's Election

Friday, January 29, 2016

What listening to conservative talk radio can teach us about this election. 

Note To Self Presents: Infomagical

Thursday, January 28, 2016

An OTM Podcast Special featuring WNYC's Note to Self and the debut of the "Infomagical" project.
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