Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

PURPLE EPISODE 2: “Low Information, High Misinformation Voters"

Sunday, November 24, 2019

How do we repair our institutions in the age of Pizzagate and flat Earth conspiracy theories?

PURPLE EPISODE 1: “Is Democracy up for grabs?”

Saturday, November 23, 2019

What happens when Americans lose faith in the democracy?

The Billionaires Bite Back

Friday, November 15, 2019

It feels like every billionaire has an opinion on this election cycle. But why should we listen?

The Origins of The Ukraine Corruption Conspiracy Theory

Friday, November 08, 2019

A close-up on the controversial columnist's role in the impeachment imbroglio. 

Can We Govern Ourselves?

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Can we govern ourselves? John Adams didn't think so. Brooke speaks with Jill Lepore about her book "These Truths."

Mark Zuckerberg On The Road

Friday, October 25, 2019

In a speech, testimony and leaked audio, we've heard a lot from the Facebook CEO recently. 

What "Running From Cops" Learned From "Cops"

Friday, October 25, 2019

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

As Assad Assumed Control Over Kurdish Syria, Journalists Fled

Friday, October 18, 2019

How reporters are following the situation in Syria from elsewhere in the Middle East. 

Moderators Are Still Asking The Worst Debate Question

Friday, October 18, 2019

How journalists fail audiences when they focus on taxes.

The Rojava Revolution In Peril

Friday, October 18, 2019

Lost in the narrative of war in northern Syria is the story of a threatened oasis of democracy.

Introducing... Impeachment: A Daily Podcast

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Why a State Dept. Ukraine expert says Trump sidelined him. 

Trump Sees Conspiracies Everywhere

Friday, October 04, 2019

Italy, Australia, UK, Ukraine. When all you've got is corruption, everything looks like a conspiracy.

An Impeachment Unlike Any Other

Friday, September 27, 2019

Why one historian thinks that the present process is a "botch."

How The Bidens Got Involved

Friday, September 27, 2019

There is no moral equivalency between Trump's predations and what he accuses the Bidens of. And yet...

Live Streaming Truth and Reconciliation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bob speaks to New York Times correspondent Julie Turkewitz about how the truth and reconciliation process in Gambia is must-see-tv.

Gen Z Saves the Turtles, the Planet

Friday, September 20, 2019

How young people are communicating with each other about environmental activism.

The Fight Against the Original New Deal

Friday, September 20, 2019

What the backlash to the last New Deal can teach us about the coming fight for the Green New Deal. 

Understanding the Terror of Domestic Violence

Friday, September 13, 2019

How the media and law fail to capture the domestic violence epidemic — and its potential solutions.

Good Riddance, John Bolton

Friday, September 13, 2019

Pundits bemoaning John Bolton's ouster should take a closer look at his record.

Why Many Afghans Don't Understand 9/11

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

During the height of fighting in Afghanistan, one survey found that 92 percent of southern Afghan men hadn't heard of 9/11. We look at why misconceptions about this 18-year war persist.