Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Scoring the Presidency

Friday, September 02, 2016

From rousing campaign songs to sinister attack ad backdrops, a look at the evolution of music in presidential campaigns.

Free Expression Takes Work

Friday, September 02, 2016

Critics say safe spaces and trigger warnings inhibit free expression. A UChicago graduate on why he believes they enable it. 

Freedom To Disagree

Friday, September 02, 2016

A University of Chicago law professor on threats to free speech on American college campuses. 

In Defense of Trigger Warnings

Friday, September 02, 2016

Trigger warnings have become the object of much mockery. Why one professor believes they're vital. 

Bob's Grill #5: Former CNN President Jon Klein

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's the latest and last installment of Bob's Grill, and we've got a special guest chef (it's Brooke). We revisit a 2005 interview with former CNN President Jon Klein.
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Louisiana Doesn't Look Like What You Think It Looks Like

Friday, August 26, 2016

The state map of Louisiana is an iconic shape: a boot, a large L in the American South. But it's also a lie that obscures a huge environmental threat.

Climate Change Happened Today

Friday, August 26, 2016

It took mainstream media several days to catch on to the latest historically destructive floods in Louisiana. Was it just bad timing or evidence of a greater lack of understanding?

Foretold Cataclysm: The Media's Low Bar For Rio

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Rio Olympics proceeded without major hiccups, belying the media's doomsday lead-up coverage. But were the Games a success for the residents of Rio?

Caster Semenya, Femininity, and the Meaning of Sports

Friday, August 26, 2016

What is the point of sports? How important is the biological distinction between men and women? These questions are wrapped up in the coverage of Olympics athlete Caster Semenya. 

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Friday, August 19, 2016

Driven by the desire to amass a beautiful library of rare books, a bibliophile becomes a notorious thief.  

The Subversive History of Adult Coloring Books

Friday, August 19, 2016

Years before adult coloring books were whimsical stress relievers, they were objects of political subversion. 

Why the Publishing Industry Isn't in Peril

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stories about the imperiled publishing industry have become so familiar that it was something of a shock when publishers reported marked growth in 2015. 

The Punditocracy

Friday, August 12, 2016

Why are pundits like Bill Kristol still paid for their botch prognostications?

'The Election-Industrial Complex'

Friday, August 12, 2016

You've heard that money buys elections. But if most of it is used on ineffective television ads, then what is it really buying? 

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Migration Edition (Abroad)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Debunking the myths and quelling the fears surrounding migration. 

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.

Debunking That Trump-Putin Thing

Friday, July 29, 2016

Trump is not Putin's puppet -- and the media narrative that he is only distracts from the true implications of a Trump presidency. 

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.