Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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.

"We Are the Meteor"

Friday, April 07, 2017

After 11,700 years in the Holocene, we may be living in a new geologic epoch. What now?

The (Nonexistent) Good Old Days

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Last week's Supreme Court hearings found both Neil Gorsuch and his interrogators reminiscing about the good old days. When were those exactly?
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The View from Poverty

Friday, March 17, 2017

The current GOP healthcare proposal and Trump administration budget both hit the poor disproportionately. Same as it ever was.

Seeing Everything Through the Deficit Lens

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office is in the spotlight over its assessment of the GOP's healthcare proposal. But does the CBO deserve such a prominent role in the passage of legislation?

The Trump White House's Rosy Scenario

Friday, March 17, 2017

Who's to stop the White House from predicting wildly optimistic economic growth under their policies?

How The Environment Got Political

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Trump administration wants to gut the EPA. But the agency was created by a Republican president in a time of widespread environmental concern. How we got here, and what's at stake.

A Muslim Ban By Any Other Name

Friday, March 10, 2017

Trump's Muslim ban might look different, but in reality it's more of the same.

Paper Trail

Friday, March 03, 2017

How the Obama administration rushed to preserve and disseminate information about Russian interference in the election. 

Ukraine's Remedy for Fake News: News About Fake News

Friday, March 03, 2017

A look at the Ukrainian TV show StopFake, which for three years has devoted itself to debunking fake news flooding in from Russia.

America's Lost Anti-Corruption History

Friday, March 03, 2017

Modern political corruption cases rely on finding smoking guns and proving "quid pro quo," but this was never the intent of America's founders. 

This Gene Was Edited By Brooke

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

A single genetically-modified mosquito could eradicate malaria, but who should get to decide the fate of ecosystems shared by billions? Also in this podcast, clones!
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How a National Security Reporter Reads the Flynn Leaks

Friday, February 17, 2017

Is there a smoking gun in the reports of contact between the Trump camp and Russian intelligence? If not, what are we really learning from the leaks?

Word Watch: Constitutional Crisis

Friday, February 10, 2017

No, we're not in a "constitutional crisis" yet. Why the term should be deployed with care. 

Reimagining Protest in NYC (and Every City)

Friday, February 10, 2017

How can New York -- and cities around the world -- be better places for protest?

For Antifa, Not All Speech Should Be Free

Friday, February 10, 2017

Anti-fascist activists seek to deny a platform to those who preach hate -- by any means necessary.

Spicer vs. the Interns

Friday, January 27, 2017

How sending interns to future press briefings could help the media shed their role as Trump's hate object.

"Keep Going Back to Substance and the Truth"

Friday, January 27, 2017

Applying a linguist's logic to a Trump falsehood.

The Rise and Fall of Fake News

Friday, January 27, 2017

The short but exhilarating life of the phrase "fake news" and what to do now that it's lost its meaning.

How Trump Might Save the Media He So Despises

Friday, January 20, 2017

President Trump is likely to keep attacking and antagonizing the mainstream media. Here's why that might be a good thing.