Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

If It Inflames, Must It Lead?

Friday, September 04, 2020

Why a Kenosha-based journalist left the newsroom he loved. 

The Urban Exodus That Wasn't

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Why the pandemic-induced mass migration from cities to suburbs is more myth than reality. 

Sorting Out The Junk Mail

Friday, August 21, 2020

The information, misinformation, and disinformation of the Post Office scandal. 

The Long, Slow Chipping Away of the USPS

Friday, August 21, 2020

Decay at the USPS is the result of decades of intentional neglect. Why do the media frame its downfall as inevitable?

The Covid Conspiracy Boom on Facebook

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

How Facebook is helping health misinformation go viral.

Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before

Friday, July 31, 2020

America's most famous police whistleblower is partnering with the Government Accountability Project to tear down the "blue wall of silence."

A Fight Over Cop Misconduct Records Continues

Friday, July 31, 2020

We are a long way away from true police transparency.

Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small TV Station in Wisconsin?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The president’s campaign has paid millions to law firms filing defamation suits against news organizations. 

Body Meets World

Friday, July 24, 2020

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

Climate Change, Coronavirus and the Problem of Shifting Baselines

Friday, July 17, 2020

Our incredible ability to adapt to new circumstances may be hurting our attempts to mitigate climate change.

Traffic Jams On The Information Superhighway

Friday, July 17, 2020

Technological antiquities are bogging down our pandemic response. 

QAnon Is On The Ballot In November

Friday, July 17, 2020

13 congressional candidates have expressed support for the deranged conspiracy theory.

Imagining the Museum of 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

How will future generations remember this year?

Sorry Not Sorry

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tucker Carlson gave a 'sorry not sorry' on-air apology after his head writer was fired for posting racist, sexist and misogynist messages online. 

United States of Conspiracy

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Dot-connecting throughout history, from the fringes to the White House.

The President's Comprehensive Assault on Accountability

Friday, June 26, 2020

More removals of more watchdogs. What happens now?

What "Running From Cops" Learned From "Cops"

Friday, June 26, 2020

And what "Cops" reveals about our fascination with punishment. 

Understanding the Social Movement Cycle

Friday, June 19, 2020

When a social movement recedes from view, it isn't necessarily gone. How understanding the patterns of social movements tells us what to expect — and how to report on it.

Movements, Sanitized In Hindsight

Friday, June 19, 2020

Movements that seem disruptive to the public in their time can become mythologized in retrospect. 

The Military Stands Up To Trump

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Generals and rank and file West Point graduates are speaking out against the Commander-in-Chief.