Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Not Repealed, Not Replaced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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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.

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.

The Desert Reasserts Itself

Friday, July 07, 2017

In a novel by Claire Vaye Watkins, a growing sand dune is threatening the Southwest. What can we learn from it?

"Solastalgia," and Other Words for Our Changing World

Friday, July 07, 2017

The distress caused by environmental change needs its own term, and so do other new phenomena in the Anthropocene.

Kim Stanley Robinson On Our Future Cities

Friday, July 07, 2017

How we're currently "living in a science fiction story we're writing together."

When Science Fiction Isn't Fiction

Friday, July 07, 2017

Author Jeff VanderMeer has been called the "weird Thoreau" for his nature-inspired science fiction. But what's sci-fi when the future of the planet is unpredictable?

It's the End of the World and We Know It

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

To whet your appetite for our upcoming apocalypse show, a conversation with Ben Winters about his trilogy, "The Last Policeman," in which the earth is to be destroyed by an asteroid.
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