Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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.

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?

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?

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 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? 

The Punditocracy

Friday, August 12, 2016

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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?