Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

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.

QAnon Is On The Ballot In November

Friday, July 17, 2020

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

Traffic Jams On The Information Superhighway

Friday, July 17, 2020

Technological antiquities are bogging down our pandemic response. 

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.

What "Running From Cops" Learned From "Cops"

Friday, June 26, 2020

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

The President's Comprehensive Assault on Accountability

Friday, June 26, 2020

More removals of more watchdogs. What happens now?

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.

We Need to Talk About the Cops on TV

Friday, June 12, 2020

The mainstream conversation about law enforcement is changing. It's time to talk about the cops on TV, too. 

Behind a Wall of Silence

Friday, June 12, 2020

How one investigative reporter confronts the cultural and statutory barriers to scrutiny of the police. 

They Prepared for War With Antifa. Antifa Never Came.

Friday, June 12, 2020

How conspiracy theories about Antifa spread from right-wing media to towns across the country.

Why Activists Are Demanding That Cities "Defund the Police"

Friday, June 12, 2020

Organizers are asking us to imagine what seems unimaginable: a world without police.

All The Opinion That's Fit To Print?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Editors at The New York Times have insisted that the opinion page is a space where all views all welcome. Where does that leave our values? 

Trump and the Christian Persecution Complex

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Turns out the myth of Christian persecution goes back hundreds and hundreds of years.

Twitter's Donald Trump Problem

Friday, May 29, 2020

Should Twitter just kick Trump off the platform?

Mass Grief in a Divided America

Friday, May 22, 2020

Will America mourn together when this is all over?

Obituaries Reveal Who and What We Really Care About

Friday, May 22, 2020

Decades from now, historians will turn to obituaries to understand the pandemic.