Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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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Our Quinceañera

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Celebrate the show's 15th birthday by listening to some vintage OTM, in which we celebrate our 10th birthday.
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Moving Pictures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Conventional wisdom among political scientists has long held that popular cinema only had “minimal effects” on viewers’ political attitudes. But a recent study upends that view.

Michael Bay's Benghazi Blockbuster Flop

Friday, January 22, 2016

Michael Bay's take on Benghazi, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, stokes the Republican anti-Hillary fire. 

Figuring Flint Out

Friday, January 22, 2016

Flint's water crisis has unfolded largely without national attention. An investigative reporter explains how the story got out, despite denial and obfuscation from state officials.

What It's Like to Follow Chris Christie for Five Years

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Reporter Matt Katz talks about his new book, American Governor:Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption, and what it's like to cover a master of media manipulation for five years.
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Terms of Engagement

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Mexican journalist reacts to Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo;  Bob checks back in with the Pentagon; and the history of copyright, from its dramatic birth to its uncertain future.

The Wunderkind of the Free Culture Movement

Friday, January 15, 2016

A new book traces the life and death of Aaron Swartz alongside the history of copyright in America. 

Brooke on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Max Linsky, co-host of the Longform Podcast, interviews Brooke about why she's a "tough" editor, how she resists boredom, and her unconventional introduction to journalism.
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Stopping Gun Violence Without New Laws

Friday, January 08, 2016

Mass shootings have catalyzed the conversation about gun reform, but inner-city violence has been left out of the discussion. A California pastor is trying to change that.

Why the CDC Can't Research Gun Violence

Friday, January 08, 2016

A nearly twenty-year-old ban effectively prevents the CDC from researching gun violence, even though the Congressman who sponsored it, Jay Dickey, has called it a mistake. 

Does It Matter What You Think About Gun Policy?

Friday, January 08, 2016

A recent, thorough study found no correlation between public opinion and what policies get enacted in the U.S. So what does that mean for popular gun safety proposals?

Margaret Atwood Writes for the Future

Friday, January 01, 2016

Novelist Margaret Atwood recently handed in a new manuscript, Scribbler Moon, to the Future Library -- which means we'll have to wait until 2114 to read it.

The Solar Flare Scenario

Friday, January 01, 2016

Could a solar flare cause a digital meltdown? Brooke speaks with Lucianne Walkowicz, astronomer at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, about the sun's power to affect our electrical grid.

The Storage Potential of DNA

Friday, January 01, 2016

Paper burns. Bits rot. CDs decay. But DNA can last tens of thousands of years. That's why researchers in England have developed a way to code digital data into the code of life. 

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Celebrity Expert Edition

Friday, December 25, 2015

Toxins, gluten, fad diets, cleanses...and how to separate fact from fiction.  

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Health News Edition

Friday, December 25, 2015

A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting.