Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Losing the Conservative Moment

Friday, May 19, 2017

To many conservatives, Trump's election looked like an opportunity to make big legislative strides. That may not happen.

A Syrian Journalist on Chronicling Life, Not Just War

Friday, May 19, 2017

Zaina Erhaim has trained scores of citizen journalists to tell the stories western media tend to miss. 

The Trouble With Reality

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We live in an era of smoke and mirrors as never before. How did we reach this pass, where basic facts have no impact and fundamental norms are violated at will? Brooke explains.
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Brooke Gladstone: "Trump Shattered Reality"

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"There are as many political bubbles as there are individuals. They are bespoke, hand crafted.”

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"The Subject Is the Proper Noun Donald Trump"

Friday, May 12, 2017

Glenn Thrush, of The New York Times, explains what it's like to report on Donald Trump and his administration, and what the public learns from the chaos at the White House.

Bad News Isn't the Whole Story

Friday, May 12, 2017

Journalists are trained to report on problems. The case for reporting on solutions, too. 

Why Normal News Language Is Unfit for Trump

Friday, May 12, 2017

Journalists frequently attribute statements to "The White House" but Jay Rosen says that phrase has become meaningless because Trump's administration can't speak on his behalf.

How to Turn Climate Change Skeptics Into Advocates

Friday, May 05, 2017

A former climate change skeptic attempts to get conservative lawmakers to take climate change seriously.

Asking the Right Questions About Health Care

Friday, May 05, 2017

There's the political debate over health care, and then there's the lived reality. The gap between the two is extremely clear in Kentucky. A reporter from WEKU explains that incongruity.

In Other Words

Friday, April 28, 2017

The symbolism of the border wall, a debate about the word "Jew," and our ongoing battle over reality. 

Tax Reform By Any Other Name

Friday, April 28, 2017

Taking stock of the ambiguous terms the media use to talk about taxation and the government's budget.

No Such Thing As Failure

Friday, April 28, 2017

How Trump has long managed to succeed... without actually succeeding. And why it matters. 

Is It Okay to Say "Jew"?

Friday, April 28, 2017

A rumination on the history of the word and why Jews need not shy away from using it.

The View on Trump from China

Friday, April 21, 2017

From Ivanka fever to North Korea panic: how the Chinese media see America under Trump.

The End of O'Reilly

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bill O'Reilly was the master of Fox News's brand of partisan bombast. Where does his ouster leave the channel? 

Let the People Decide

Friday, April 21, 2017

The history of referendums, and their effect on democracy. 

A (Long) History of American Drug Panics

Friday, April 14, 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, April 14, 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.

The Filibuster: Protection or Obstruction?

Friday, April 07, 2017

A look at the history of the filibuster and its role in the future of Senate proceedings.

Why So Tedious, Taxes?

Friday, April 07, 2017

We all know that doing taxes is a miserable experience. Less well known: that tax prep companies want to keep it that way.