Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Tuning in to the Voice of America

Friday, December 16, 2016

Voice of America is the largest US international broadcaster. But is it propaganda?

The Great Election Hack of 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

What we know about Russian interference in the US election and what is left to find out.

Why the FBI and CIA Can't Just Get Along

Friday, December 16, 2016

Differing conclusions about Russian involvement in the US election are just the latest example of the longstanding friction between the FBI and CIA.

This Puerto Rican Eggnog Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 12, 2016

We talk with coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

Magical Thinking vs. Failure of Imagination

Friday, December 09, 2016

In our precedent-breaking era, is it better to use imagination or apply judgement based on research and history when choosing what to cover?

Understanding #Pizzagate

Friday, December 09, 2016

A bizarre conspiracy theory has been making its way from reddit and YouTube to the mainstream media.

Expanding The Government's Hacking Powers, Under The Radar

Friday, December 09, 2016

Changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure went into effect last week without debate or discussion in Congress. Did you notice?

Masha Gessen on the "Impulse to Normalize"

Friday, December 02, 2016

The journalist Masha Gessen recently wrote "Autocracy: Rules for Survival" based on experiences from Putin's Russia and elsewhere. She discusses prospects for journalism and language.

Left Language, Right Language

Friday, December 02, 2016

When ideas are fraught, so is word choice.

How Talking About Trump Makes Him Normal In Your Brain

Friday, December 02, 2016

A cognitive linguist argues that normalizing Trump is inevitable, unless the media rethink a couple basic rules of journalism.

How (NOT) to Cover Cuba!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In 1957 Fidel Castro was rumored to be dead until a fateful interview with NYT reporter Herbert Matthews in the Cuban jungle. Also: how (not) to cover Cuba. 
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Resurrecting Kitty Genovese: A Love Story

Friday, November 25, 2016

The brother of Kitty Genovese tracks down some of the witnesses to his sister's infamous death in an attempt to retrieve the whole story of her life.

In Praise of Forgetting

Friday, November 25, 2016

"History is about the past. Memory is about how we use the past for the purposes of the present."

Thanks for Everything, Bing

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Get in the holiday mood with this look at how Bing Crosby contributed to the rise of Silicon Valley (really). 
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Steve Bannon's Jekyll and Hyde Strategies

Friday, November 18, 2016

The former head of Breitbart News has utilized incendiary commentary -- as well as rigorous investigative research -- to undermine his chosen politicians. 

The Election's Fake News Problem

Friday, November 18, 2016

An analysis this week found that fake news stories generated more engagement on Facebook than real news stories before the election. So what's the lesson, and what can Facebook do?

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Fake News Edition

Friday, November 18, 2016

How to sort the truthful from the troublesome. 

Thanksgiving Is For Eaters (with Amy Sedaris)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Amy Sedaris and Mo Rocca offer advice on dealing with family, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich tells of a lovesick turkey, and we call Butterball’s hotline for life advice.

This Week in Politics: The Marginalized Media

Saturday, November 12, 2016

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Critics say the media failed in 2016. So now what?

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Election 2016: America's Rorschach Test

Friday, November 11, 2016

This election has left many in the media shocked, confused, and wondering how they missed the story. But maybe we didn't see it because we didn't want to.