Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

The Self-Driving Car Sales Pitch

Friday, November 23, 2018

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

Why the GOP Lied About the Florida Recounts

Friday, November 16, 2018

Right-wing pundits and politicians are spreading a host of conspiracy theories to discredit the elections.

Amazon's Mega Billions Jackpot

Friday, November 16, 2018

Was it ever really a contest?

Why We're So Polarized

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

An extended conversation with Lilliana Mason about tribalism, anger and the state of our politics.

The California Nightmare

Friday, November 02, 2018

Republican candidates are warning of nefarious forces trying to turn your state into California. What are they afraid of?

Following the Dotted Line

Friday, November 02, 2018

Who is responsible for inciting violent, hateful acts?

Why the Origins of Antisemitism Matter

Friday, November 02, 2018

And how capitalism requires antisemitism in order to function.

Anger and Identity in an Age of Polarization

Friday, November 02, 2018

America is more polarized than ever. How did we get to this place — and how can we get out of it?

Making Sense of Midterm-Mania

Friday, October 26, 2018

How to make sense of the confusing national conversation around the midterms.

Inoculations Against Attack Ads, Doorstep by Doorstep

Friday, October 26, 2018

Trans activists in Massachusetts deploy a counterintuitive tactic before a contentious referendum. 

The "Caravan" Spin In Context

Friday, October 26, 2018

It's not an invasion. It's an exodus. 

Your Papers, Please

Friday, October 26, 2018

As migrants wend their way through Central America, they're being stymied by what they don't have: passports. How our need for state-issued documents evolved.

West Virginia's "Genius" Watchdog

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2018 MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and longtime West Virginia reporter Ken Ward Jr reflects on his career.

Ceci N'est Pas Un Dollar

Friday, October 12, 2018

JSG 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.

Full Faith & Credit

Friday, October 12, 2018

What is money? It’s what you pay the electric bill with — and it’s also the story of humankind.

Money, Then and Now

Friday, October 12, 2018

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

A Very Crypto Future

Friday, October 12, 2018

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

Campaign Finance at a Crossroads

Friday, September 28, 2018

After a notable Supreme Court action, the future of "dark money" in politics is in limbo. 

It's Time for Justice

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In 2008, Ta-Nehisi Coates passed on an opportunity to call-out Bill Cosby's predatory history.

#MeToo Meets McDonald's

Friday, September 21, 2018

McDonald's workers protested sexual harassment in their workplace. They're part of a global movement.