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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

A Recent History of Political Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

Though this election season feels particularly falsity-filled, we've been on this road for a long time. Here's a brief history of political lies and how Trump has broken the mold.

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.

A Taxonomy of Political Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

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

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.

What's in the Bill?

Friday, November 27, 2015

For almost fourteen years we've been hearing about the Patriot Act. What's in it, again?

The Patriot Act's Unintended Consequences

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ultimately, our assumption that the Patriot Act is at the center of our nation's struggle between privacy and security...may not be true. 

Present At The Creation

Friday, November 27, 2015

A mere six weeks after 9/11, the USA PATRIOT Act was passed. Brooke and Bob relive the act's conception amid a climate of fear, confusion, and deceit.

"Collect It All" Doesn't work

Friday, November 27, 2015

Debate about mass surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes has resurged post-Paris attacks. But evidence shows that bulk data collection isn't the solution to fighting terrorism. 

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. 

Why Paris, And Not Beirut?

Friday, November 20, 2015

More than 40 people died in two ISIS bombings in Beirut just a day before the Paris attacks. A Lebanese journalist describes the different language used to describe the Beirut victims.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Terrorism Edition

Friday, November 20, 2015

Drawing on reporters, terrorism experts, and the media's best and worst impulses, a Breaking News Consumer's Handbook for the coverage after an act of terror.

Lessons Unlearned

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Paris attacks have been deemed "France's 9/11." But do the politics and rhetoric of this week reflect what we've learned in the 14 years since 9/11? 

The Turkey Who Loved My Wife

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Radiolab's Robert Krulwich tells the story of a turkey that put the moves on his wife, and On The Media's Brooke Gladstone shows us how NOT to make dessert.

This guy reads the New York Times over brunch. But probably not the way you do.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Many seek out articles not because they inspire them but because they infuriate. Hence the venerable tradition of "hate-reading" the New York Times' Style and Real Estate sections.

He doesn't just want you to click; he wants you to care. Meet the 'Carebot.'

Friday, November 13, 2015

The current metric for online articles shows how much we click. NPR is creating a metric that shows how much we care.

We all cried when we saw this photo. Then we forgot.

Friday, November 13, 2015

A close study of European newspapers found that the moving image of a dead Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, only made a small impact on the overall coverage of the migrant crisis in Europe. 

Is the Internet broken? Can we fix it?

Friday, November 13, 2015

In the desperate pursuit of clicks - and the advertising dollars that come with clicks - online publishers have realized the best way to grab our attention is to make us furious.

Want to know how Upworthy makes you feel things? Here's how.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Upworthy is built on curating and creating content that moves its audiences enough to share it on social media. But its also reviled for its sensationalist brand of headline.