Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

Tucker Was Tucker All Along

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Will Fox News darling Tucker Carlson have to pay a price for newly unearthed despicable comments from his past? Eh, probably not.

The Obama Presidential Center Will Curate Its Own Story

Friday, March 08, 2019

The National Archives curates most presidential libraries. The Obama library is taking a different path.

The Secret Surveillance of Journalists and Activists at the Border

Friday, March 08, 2019

A leaked database tells a dark story of border paranoia.

Separate and Unequal

Friday, March 08, 2019

The history of Plessy v. Ferguson and the American path from enslavement to segregation.

Like Mobsters From The Movies

Friday, March 01, 2019

Brooke and Bob reflect on the movie tropes embedded in Michael Cohen's testimony.

The Perils of Laundering Hot Takes Through History

Friday, March 01, 2019

How history and academic scholarship have gotten in the way of understanding the Trump presidency.

Video Game Champs and Venture Capitalists

Friday, February 22, 2019

Venture capitalists and professional esports players converge at New York City's hottest club.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Gender and Politics Edition

Friday, February 15, 2019

What to watch for — and ignore — in the press's coverage of women running for office. 

The Commercialization of Black History Month

Friday, February 15, 2019

Have the radical roots of this commemorative month given way to farce and corporate interests?

A Century of Free Speech

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Where do our modern notions of free speech come from? A new book goes back to 1919.

A Former Zuckerberg Mentor Pushes Back

Friday, February 08, 2019

How Roger McNamee became one of Facebook's fiercest critics.

How a Green New Deal Re-Frames the Climate

Friday, February 08, 2019

The Green New Deal marks a new scale, and new urgency, for climate solutions.

Will Facebook's New "Supreme Court" Work?

Friday, February 08, 2019

Bob shares his concerns with a Facebook rep.

Remembering The Godfathers of Column Reporting

Friday, February 08, 2019

A new documentary about legendary reporters Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill.

What's Happening to the Uighurs?

Friday, February 01, 2019

How China is pushing propaganda about its internment camps. 

Double Duty for Venezuelan Journalists

Friday, February 01, 2019

One reporter in Caracas describes her experience covering the presidential standoff. 

Sworn In With Bolívar's Face

Friday, February 01, 2019

Simón Bolívar is a hero and an icon. He's also a paradox. 

The Shameful History of US Intervention in Latin America

Friday, February 01, 2019

Venezuela may be the latest in a long string of botched invasions and coups throughout the region. 

The Dangers of a Press Over-Correction

Friday, January 25, 2019

Did journalists fall for bad faith arguments from right-wing political operatives?

A Bloody Image Calls To Mind A Double Standard

Friday, January 25, 2019

Pushback to The New York Times' decision to publish a graphic image after an attack in Nairobi.