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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

The Danger Of Reading The News

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon says many media organizations are putting readers in danger by publishing without encryption. 

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Flood of Lies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Revisiting the story of Sal and Mabel Mangano, nursing home owners who became media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

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Summer Listens #7: Playing One On TV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The seventh in our summer listening series.
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A 'Never-Ending Nightmare' in Ferguson

Friday, August 14, 2015

A year after the death of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri was thrust back into the national spotlight, filtered through a lens of déjà vu. 

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': The Original Tapes from David Foster Wallace's '96 Book Tour

Friday, August 14, 2015

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the film "The End Of The Tour." He and Brooke listen to the original tapes of talks with Wallace in 1996.

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'We've Sort of Become Friends': The Original Tapes from David Foster Wallace's '96 Book Tour

Thursday, August 13, 2015

David Lipsky's interviews with the author David Foster Wallace are the basis of the film "The End Of The Tour." He and Brooke listen to the original tapes of talks with Wallace in 1996.
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Summer Listens #6: Pitchmen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The sixth in our summer listening series.
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Online Supersleuths

Friday, August 07, 2015

Brooke speaks to writer Deborah Halper about her book on the thriving community of internet sleuths who try to crack cold cases. 

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Gavel to Gavel

Friday, August 07, 2015

The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first to be covered on TV, gavel to gavel.

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Stewart Made Us Laugh, But Never Dumbed it Down

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Through the end, Jon Stewart insisted he was a comedian, not a journalist. But that didn't stop millions of Americans from turning to "The Daily Show" as their most trusted news source. 

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A Skeptic's Guide to Health News and Diet Fads

Friday, July 31, 2015

A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting and bogus, celebrity-endorsed diet fads. 

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Flash-In-The-Pan Candidacies

Friday, July 31, 2015

"The political media did not create Donald Trump," says David Leonhardt of The New York Times. But still: how to explain media fervor over unserious candidates? 

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A Karate Comedy Goes From Kickstarter to Cannes

Friday, July 31, 2015

A 30-minute 80s throwback film made a splash at this year's Festival de Cannes. Sideshow host Sean Rameswaram explains how the film went from Kickstarter to France and now to Hollywood.

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Marvel's Anti-Capitalist Crusade

Friday, July 31, 2015

Marvel's latest string of films feature a pervasive anti-capitalist message, even as the company rakes in millions at the box office. 

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Summer Listens #5: Uncanny Valley

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The fifth in our summer listening series.
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Summer Listens #4: The Anthem

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The fourth in our summer listening series.
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Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

Friday, July 24, 2015

In the digital era, we live in a world where everything is known and it cannot be unknown. Author Jon Ronson talks about how our keyboards have become a powerful weapon. 

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A Custody Battle That Shaped Diplomacy

Friday, July 24, 2015

With embassies re-opening in Washington DC and Havana this week, we consider how coverage of the Elián González custody battle 15 years ago influenced US-Cuba relations today.

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Inventing Fidel Castro

Friday, July 24, 2015

As the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, we look back at a reporter's early coverage of Cuba's former leader, Fidel Castro.

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What Can We Learn From Ashley Madison?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Writer and programmer Paul Ford ponders the Ashley Madison hack, and wonders if we'll ever actually learn how to keep our information safe online.

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