Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

The Debt Ceiling Distraction

Friday, September 15, 2017

Trump was praised for his deal with "Chuck and Nancy" on the debt ceiling. But why is the debt limit an important political tool in the first place? 

Taylor Swift: Alt-Right Icon

Friday, September 15, 2017

Over the last few years Taylor Swift has attracted a following among white supremacists. How it happened and why critics thinks she needs to speak up.

"A Total Meat Grinder"

Friday, September 01, 2017

Former White House Chief Strategist has warned that September could be the "breaking point" for the Trump presidency. Haven't we heard that before?

Flood of Lies

Friday, September 01, 2017

Revisiting the story of Sal and Mabel Mangano, nursing home owners who became media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: U.S. Storm Edition

Friday, September 01, 2017

We examine the myths, misleading language, and tired media narratives that clog up storm coverage.

Reporting A Disaster Before It Happens

Friday, September 01, 2017

Last year, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica reported on why Houston was so prone to flooding, and what would happen in a massive rainstorm. 

Bob's Docs Finale: Conflicting Narratives

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The finale of Bob's Docs (really this time), our summer series featuring interviews Bob has done over the years with documentarians about their films.
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A (Long) History of American Drug Panics

Friday, August 25, 2017

Media hysteria about drugs didn't come about overnight. In fact, it has been building for decades -- one drug at a time.

The Man Who Declared War On Drugs

Friday, August 25, 2017

The "War on Drugs" started long before Nixon. It goes back to a man named Harry J. Anslinger and his quest to demonize and racialize drugs.

How The Environment Got Political

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Trump administration wants to gut the EPA. But the agency was created by a Republican president in a time of widespread environmental concern. How we got here, and what's at stake.

Is 'Pro-Choice' a Problem?

Friday, August 04, 2017

Does the framing of "choice" limit how we think about abortion?

When Republicans Wanted Abortion Rights

Friday, August 04, 2017

Historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore explains how the intractable political battle came to be.

An Abortion In The Media Spotlight

Friday, August 04, 2017

Sherri Chessen knows more about the American conversation around abortion than almost anyone. She’s the person who started it.

Psychology's Replication Crisis

Friday, July 21, 2017

When a 2011 article claimed to prove the existence of ESP, it triggered a crisis of confidence throughout the behavioral sciences.

Walking Back the Backfire Effect

Friday, July 21, 2017

Social scientist Brendan Nyhan re-evaluates some long-held beliefs about the power of fact-checking, and what it means about how people change their minds.

8 Months Later: Brooke and Bob On Covering Trump

Friday, July 21, 2017

The day after the election, Brooke and Bob butted heads over how to cover Trump. This week, they reflect on Bob's approach.

Not Repealed, Not Replaced

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Republican Party’s seven-year attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act kicked the bucket this week and Donald Trump declared that he would “let Obamacare fail.” 
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How an Iraqi Radio Station Helped Save Mosul

Friday, July 14, 2017

The broadcasters at Radio Al-Ghad risked their lives to shine a light into the isolated city.

What We Get Wrong About Putin

Friday, July 14, 2017

Vladimir Putin: strategic mastermind, or reactive thug?

The Backlash to the "Voter Fraud Panel" Isn't What You Think It Is

Friday, July 14, 2017

Reports claim that "44 states are refusing to comply" with a request for information from Trump's commission on voter fraud. In reality, the states have no choice.