Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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.

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. 

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.

'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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The Shroud Over Syria

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

"I'm John Cantlie"

Friday, May 27, 2016

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

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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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." 

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.

How The "Fake News" Gets Made

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Writers from The Daily Show, The Nightly Show, and Full Frontal discuss making "Fake News" that's often more trusted than the real thing.
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Trending Topics

Friday, May 13, 2016

What's worse: an algorithm controlling the news you see, or humans? Plus, being public editor; normalizing Trump; and when Anthony Weiner ran for mayor.

The Media's Third Party Delusion

Friday, May 06, 2016

Could the year that has seen the success of candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders be the moment for a third party centrist? Probably not! But the media sure wish so.

The 1979 Iranian Revolution: The Game

Friday, May 06, 2016

A video-game designer puts you in the shoes of an Iranian photojournalist during the 1979 Revolution. 

Is 2016 A "Critical Election?"

Friday, May 06, 2016

"Critical elections" occur every few decades and can lead to major shifts in the nature of political parties. We may be in the midst of one. 

Mexico's Missing 43

Friday, April 29, 2016

The haunting disappearance of 43 students in Mexico may finally force a kind of reckoning.