Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Migration Edition (At Home)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Professor Doug Massey walks us through the myths and misconceptions surrounding immigration in America for Part Two of our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Migration Edition.

Black Lives Matter Moves Forward

Friday, July 22, 2016

Brooke talks to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors about the movement's future and broader mission.

Flashpoints and Finger-Pointing

Friday, July 22, 2016

How to "make America safe again”...when the numbers say America has already been getting safer.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Military Coup Edition

Friday, July 22, 2016

Coup attempts don't come up that often. But when they do, be prepared with these tips for avoiding the war of narratives.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Bearing Witness Edition

Monday, July 11, 2016

How to film the police, wisely and within your rights. 
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A Taxonomy of Political Lies

Friday, July 08, 2016

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

The Mechanism of Blind Belief

Friday, July 08, 2016

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

Elitist Traitors vs Fascist Morons

Friday, July 08, 2016

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.

When Polls Obscure The Truth

Friday, July 08, 2016

November is coming, and with it, polling data. We revisit Nate Silver’s discussion about the importance of reading polls with a critical eye.

Shedding Light on Dark Money

Friday, July 01, 2016

We all know that dark money in politics warps our democracy, but it may be operating closer to home than you think.

The Origins of Britain's Euro-Skeptic Press

Friday, July 01, 2016

How Boris Johnson helped set the template for EU-bashing in British media more than 20 years ago, when he was a reporter. 

Clone Debates

Friday, July 01, 2016

The first rule of Clone Club is: we talk a lot about Clone Club.

"What is the EU?"

Friday, July 01, 2016

People freaked out about a surge in Brits Googling questions about the EU after Brexit. It's not true.

Editing The Culture of Science With CRISPR

Friday, July 01, 2016

A single genetically-modified mosquito could eradicate malaria, but who should get to decide the fate of ecosystems shared by billions?

From Rubella to Roe v. Wade

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This week the Supreme Court upheld constitutional protections for abortion rights. We look back at a chapter in the history of abortion in the US, when an epidemic influenced the debate.
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What the Media Don't Get About Gun Owners

Friday, June 24, 2016

The media tend only to focus on guns in the wake of a violent crime, failing to portray the fact that the majority of gun owners will never do harm. 

The "Criminal Mind" Calculator

Friday, June 24, 2016

Algorithm-based risk assessment software wasn't originally intended for use in criminal sentencing, but that’s exactly how it’s being used now -- with dubious accuracy.

The Media's Gun Blindspot

Friday, June 24, 2016

Another struggle over gun control reinforces the disconnect between those who are pro- and anti- gun. The media's ignorance of basic gun facts doesn't help.

'White Trash' and Class in America

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

To mark the release of her book, "White Trash," we revisit our conversation with author Nancy Isenberg about the long and often unacknowledged history of class in America.
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To Say or Not to Say "Radical Islam"

Friday, June 17, 2016

The attack in Orlando has reignited the debate over whether or not to use the words "radical Islam." Why the semantic debate matters.