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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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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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?

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. 

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.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Election Polls Edition

Friday, December 18, 2015

How can you tell important polling headlines from bad ones? Our partnership with FiveThirtyEight continues with this look at how to interpret polling data as the primaries get closer.

On Political Correctness

Friday, December 18, 2015

GOP candidates squared off against the real enemy during Tuesday's foreign policy-themed debate: political correctness.

"Landmark" or "Fraud"?

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Paris climate change deal has been called both “landmark” and “a fraud". We search for clarity amid all the conflicting commentary. 

So You've Got a Demagogue

Friday, December 11, 2015

Donald Trump may be breaking the current political mold, but history has always anticipated characters like him. Here's what we can learn from the rise and fall of demagogues past.

The Mechanism of Blind Belief

Friday, December 04, 2015

Why people believe what they want to believe, despite the facts. 

A Taxonomy of Political Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

Kicking off our deep dive into deception with a taxonomy of the political lie.

When Polls Obscure The Truth

Friday, December 04, 2015

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight explains why Donald Trump's position in the polls isn't everything he makes it out to be, and how polls can also obscure the truth.

Elitist Traitors vs Fascist Morons

Friday, December 04, 2015

For many on the Left, Trump's popularity merely confirms their assumptions about those other people in America. And this may be the most dangerous lie of all.

On San Bernardino

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, a look at the ban on CDC research into gun violence and how the families of victims manage the media. 
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Live: John Hodgman v. Dan Pashman: Are Hot Dogs Sandwiches?

Monday, November 30, 2015

This long-running feud comes to a head live on stage, with WNYC's Brooke Gladstone moderating. It's like a presidential debate, but with more dignity.

Surveillance Beyond the Patriot Act

Friday, November 27, 2015

We all know the Patriot Act, but lesser-known programs like Executive Order 12333 account for the bulk of government surveillance--and receive even less oversight.