Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

A Brief History of Timekeeping

Friday, April 24, 2020

Is it Sunday? Tuesday? Friday? What can we learn from our current time disorientation?

A Model Scapegoat

Friday, April 17, 2020

What happens when scientific models are put through the spin machine?

Memory Hole

Friday, April 17, 2020

The president tries to obscure the truth with his bark — but the press is biting back.

Virtual Worship Is Older Than You Think

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The surprising historical roots of Zoom seders and mass.

The Hybrid Reality of No-Sports Sports TV

Friday, April 10, 2020

A look at the experimental, utterly bizarre state of sports.

Filling the Covid-19 Data Gaps

Friday, April 10, 2020

Why so many turn to the COVID Tracking Project — and not federal health agencies — for data aggregation and explanation. 

How Hydroxychloroquine Became A Thing

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The path of a misleading study, from France to Elon Musk to Fox to the White House.

Worker Warriors Demand More

Friday, April 03, 2020

History shows us how the heroes of war can be empowered to demand better treatment and protections.

Coronavirus, Famesplained

Friday, April 03, 2020

What responsibility do A-list celebrities have to the public in the midst of a pandemic? 

We Live On Zoom Now – And That Might Be a Problem

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The tech platform has a track record of misrepresenting its privacy and encryption policies.

How Can We Convey To You...?

Friday, March 27, 2020

Amid a flood of facts and spin, how the press can ensure the healthy spread of vital information.

Who's Protecting America's Essential Workers?

Friday, March 27, 2020

Journalist Judd Legum investigates sick leave policies and worker protections.

Why Preppers Weren't Really Prepared For The Pandemic

Friday, March 20, 2020

A sociologist pushes back on their "I told you so" moment.

In Government Response to Katrina, A Betrayal

Friday, March 20, 2020

What The Atlantic's new podcast "Floodlines" teaches us about how government fails before, during, and after disasters.

In Prepper Fiction, The Preppers Always Win

Friday, March 20, 2020

Pick your companions carefully. Make lists of your supplies. Never trust strangers.

Bracing for Impact

Friday, March 20, 2020

Prepping for the worst, hoping against hope for the best. Welcome to our new reality.

Masks As Symbols

Friday, March 13, 2020

Masks aren't currently recommended by the CDC. But that hasn't stopped people from wearing them.

Italy Under Lockdown

Friday, March 13, 2020

Italy is taking drastic social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Is the Italian press ready?

How Democrats Win In 2020

Friday, March 06, 2020

The political scientist who predicted Democrats would win big in 2018 says they'll beat Trump in 2020.

Infectious Diseases Show Societies Who They Really Are

Friday, March 06, 2020

From the bubonic plague to Ebola to COVID-19: learning about ourselves through the epidemics we've faced.