Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

The Shepard Tone Turns Off

Friday, January 22, 2021

After four plus years, a (short-lived) reprieve.

The Great Deplatforming

Friday, January 15, 2021

After years of incitement, Donald Trump lost his digital megaphone.

The Zello Tapes: The Walkie-Talkie App Used During The Insurrection

Friday, January 15, 2021

Listen to recordings from an insurrectionist as she stormed the Capitol.

Follow The (Lack of) Money

Friday, January 15, 2021

How financial sanctions for anti-democratic plots and insurrectionist violence might — or might not — work. 

Why Appeasement Won't Work This Time Around

Friday, January 08, 2021

Compromise didn't work after the Civil War. It won't work this time, either.

What Do We Call This?

Friday, January 08, 2021

On Wednesday, as law enforcement struggled to respond, journalists struggled for words. 

The Dark Familiarity of Trump's Lost Cause

Friday, January 08, 2021

How Trump and his followers are using the tactics and symbols of the "Lost Cause" to establish influence in defeat.

Body Meets World

Friday, January 01, 2021

As the pandemic forces us to renegotiate our relationship with the built world, we look to past pandemics and the work of disability rights advocates for guidance.

For Cities, Does Density Mean Coronavirus Destiny?

Friday, January 01, 2021

Instinctive anti-urbanism in coronavirus coverage has a long history in America.

A Brief History of Timekeeping

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 is over. But is it really?

The Year Of The Virus

Friday, December 25, 2020

Brooke and Bob revisit some essential lessons from a year of reporting on the pandemic.

The Year Of The Uprising

Friday, December 25, 2020

Brooke and Bob reflect on essential lessons learned about 2020's protests for racial justice. 

The Year Of The Right

Friday, December 25, 2020

Brooke and Bob reflect on lessons learned from covering the right's anti-majoritarianism drift.

The Cost of Facebook's Monopoly is User Privacy

Friday, December 18, 2020

The antitrust case against Facebook.

Another Front In The War On Facebook

Friday, December 18, 2020

The Real Facebook Oversight Board's fight to address harms not covered by antitrust law. 

Living Under Surveillance Capitalism

Friday, December 18, 2020

When everything you do becomes fuel for the machine.

The Dominion Voting Circus

Friday, December 04, 2020

The election fraud conspiracy theory helping Trumpworld convert conservative outrage into ca$h.

A Pastor's Plight to Address Vaccine Skepticism in Black Communities

Friday, December 04, 2020

In Pittsburgh, Father Paul Abernathy is working to recruit vaccine trial participants in predominantly Black neighborhoods.

How to Earn Trust in a Coronavirus Vaccine

Friday, December 04, 2020

Science communication in an age of disinformation.

Anti-Vax Ideas Have Metastasized in 2020

Friday, December 04, 2020

Facebook has tried to shut down the major anti-vax pages. Why it might be too little, too late.