Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

A Taxonomy of Political Lies

Friday, July 08, 2016

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

Clone Debates

Friday, July 01, 2016

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

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. 

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?

"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.

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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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.

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.

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. 

'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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"Mournful Forgetting"

Friday, June 17, 2016

The shootings in Orlando became a political talking point almost immediately. Is this the wrong response? 

Being Gay and Muslim After Orlando

Friday, June 17, 2016

One of the questions driving media coverage after the Orlando shootings has been: how is this massacre to be viewed?

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.

The Challenge of Fighting Terrorism Online

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

After Orlando, Hillary Clinton renewed calls for a government partnership with Silicon Valley to help fight terrorism and radicalization online. That's not as easy as it sounds.
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"I'm John Cantlie"

Friday, May 27, 2016

What a prisoner of ISIS can teach us about the challenges confronting intrepid chroniclers of war.

The Shroud Over Syria

Friday, May 27, 2016

How do you cover a place that's almost impossible to visit?

Covering the First Atomic Bombs

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A look back at two vintage OTM segments on the dropping of the first atomic bombs and how the US government manipulated what information got reported and what got suppressed.
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Resurrecting Kitty Genovese: A Love Story

Friday, May 20, 2016

The brother of Kitty Genovese tracks down some of the witnesses to his sister's infamous death in an attempt to get the whole story of her life.

In Praise of Forgetting

Friday, May 20, 2016

"History is about the past. Memory is about how we use the past for the purposes of the present."