Bob Garfield

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Looking Back On Steel City

Friday, May 14, 2021

Before Pittsburgh was the land of healthcare, it was the land of steel.

Who Does This Economy Work For?

Friday, May 14, 2021

Part three of our episode on economic transformation in the rust belt.

Out of the Ashes of Steel, Health Care

Friday, May 14, 2021

How the Rust Belt economy transformed.

The Price of a Free Market

Thursday, May 13, 2021

What to make of this month's jobs report. 

How the Right is Redefining "Peaceful Assembly"

Friday, April 23, 2021

State legislatures around the country are drafting "anti-riot" bills. But what the term means remains criminally vague.

A Little-Known Statute Compels Medical Research Transparency. Compliance Is Pretty Shabby.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In the past few years, the NIH could have fined medical researchers $18 billion for transparency violations. 

How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class

Friday, April 16, 2021

The demise of the labor beat dovetailed with the rise of the "money" beat.

SLAPP Un-Happy

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

An investigative podcast was sued for libel. Four years, and millions of dollars later, it won. Sorta.

Substack's Honeymoon Phase Is Over

Friday, March 26, 2021

How money, discourse, and lax moderation led has to backlash again the email newsletter service. 

Taylor Lorenz on Carving Out Her Internet Culture Beat

Friday, March 26, 2021

The New York Times reporter is everywhere.

A YouTube Empire Is Crumbling

Friday, March 26, 2021

Advertisers are abandoning YouTube star David Dobrik following a disturbing new report.

The Legacy of Anti-Asian Violence — and its Erasure — in America

Friday, March 19, 2021

The overlooked roots of the violence of the past year.

How the Petrochemical Industry Made the Public Responsible for Plastic Waste

Friday, March 12, 2021

Mostly, by telling us to recycle, even though it has known for decades that plastic recycling rarely works. 

In the Fight Over Natural Gas, Stoves Are a Wedge Issue

Friday, March 12, 2021

We burn more gas to heat our homes than to cook. But Big Gas thinks it can win if the debate is about our stoves. 

To Name, or Not to Name

Thursday, March 11, 2021

When someone commits a crime, should we know who they are?

The Complexity of Vaccine Hesitancy

Friday, March 05, 2021

The varied reasons people are resisting the shot.

Beware Trump Investigation Big-Talk

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Trump may be criminally charged sooner, or later, than you think. Or not at all. 

The Checkered History of "Deradicalization"

Friday, February 19, 2021

Who decides what is "extreme"? 

Redirecting Extremism's Recruits

Friday, February 19, 2021

Experiments in distracting those veering in the direction of ideological violence.

Neutralizing Hateful Propaganda

Friday, February 19, 2021

On the possibilities and limitations of "attitudinal inoculation."