Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Reporting the Weather in #2019

Friday, September 06, 2019

Probabilistic forecasting for an impatient audience in search of certainty. 

Remembering Les Gelb

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Leslie Gelb died last week at the age of 82. Brooke revisits an enlightening conversation they had about his role in the creation of the Pentagon Papers.

The Self-Driving Car Sales Pitch

Friday, August 30, 2019

It'll be a marvelous future, if we buy in.

Sons of the Soil

Friday, August 16, 2019

How Hindu nationalists are rewriting the story of India.

In Puerto Rico, What Comes Next?

Friday, August 09, 2019

There are more protests on the island against the newly sworn-in governor. But there are also more conversations about what comes next. 

Democracy For Me — But Not For Thee

Friday, August 09, 2019

Trump is hardly the first American president to govern on the assumption that only white people can self-govern. 

Hate Machine

Friday, August 09, 2019

Locating the engines of hate online can take some searching. Finding similar sources on television is easier. 

Deciphering the White Power Movement

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Historian Kathleen Belew says that the key to understanding massacres like the one in El Paso is to understand the movement that they come from.

Oh, Cruel Internet!

Friday, August 02, 2019

The internet can be so mean. And the platforms that dominate it aren't doing anything to stop the cruelty.

Restoring Justice Online

Friday, August 02, 2019

How theories of criminal justice reform can help us detox the internet.

Repairing Justice: An Alternative to Prison

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Part two of a series. If we don’t want to keep locking people in jail for every infraction, what do we do to address injustice when it appears? 

Money, Then and Now

Friday, July 05, 2019

How money didn't arise from barter, and why gold isn't as precious as we might think — the money myths are many. 

Ceci N'est Pas Un Dollar

Friday, July 05, 2019

J.S.G. Boggs drew replicas of dollar bills and used them to buy goods and services — until the Secret Service took his fake money out of circulation.

A Very Crypto Future

Friday, July 05, 2019

If money is a story we tell ourselves, the plot is thickening.

How to Influence US Iran Policy ... Without Actually Existing

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A reporter digs into the mysterious story of a popular Iranian commentator.

Waiting in Mexico

Friday, June 14, 2019

While headlines focus on the politics around Trump's so-called trade deal with Mexico, a look at the lives of those who stand to suffer the most.

What "Running From Cops" Learned From "Cops"

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A new podcast series takes a close look at policing reality TV shows, and there's a lot to be concerned about. 

Reckoning With the Media's Role in the Central Park Five Conviction

Friday, June 07, 2019

After a new miniseries on the Central Park Five, a journalist reflects on the media's role in the infamous wrongful conviction.

Dark Money and the Rise of Conservative Orthodoxy

Friday, May 31, 2019

Jane Mayer on the conservative billionaires who revolutionized American politics.