Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone is host of On the Media. She is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and many others you tend to collect if you hang out in public radio long enough.

Just before coming to On the Media, she did some pilots for WNYC of a call-in show about human relationships with Dan Savage called A More Perfect Union. That was pretty cool.

She also is the author of The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton), a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, and among the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction” by The Atlantic.

Gladstone always wanted to be a comic hero and she finally did it. Here she is animated.

At WNYC’s 2012 Christmas party, backed by the fabulous Radio Flyers band, she sang “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” with her sisters Lisa and Stacey, thus fulfilling all her dreams.

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Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Jon Stewart's Back at The Daily Show

Friday, February 16, 2024

Stewart pioneered a form of late night political comedy decades ago. Does it still hold up today?

Bobi Wine is Fighting for Democracy in Uganda

Friday, February 16, 2024

His journey is the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary. 

Why The New York Amsterdam News Is Partnering With an AI Startup

Friday, February 09, 2024

Tackling bias and racism in artificial intelligence.

News Outlets Contend With AI

Friday, February 09, 2024

The last few months have been filled with deals and one big lawsuit.  

What the Media Misses by Focusing on the Southern Border

Friday, February 02, 2024

The root causes of mass migration to the United States over the past decade stem back to the Cold War. 

Is a Constitutional Crisis Brewing in Texas?

Friday, February 02, 2024

The Lone Star state is defying the federal government, again.

A New TV Show Satirizes Public Radio

Friday, January 26, 2024

Why is it so easy to poke fun at us?

How (Not) to Cover Trump's Trials

Friday, January 26, 2024

How Trump is using the courtroom as a campaign platform.

The Fraught Future of The Baltimore Sun

Friday, January 19, 2024

The Sun gets a new owner, and a nonprofit publication seeks to repair Baltimore news.

Journalism's 'Private Investment Era'

Friday, January 19, 2024

How hedge funds and private equity firms took over local news.

Masha Gessen on the Utility of Historical Comparisons

Friday, January 12, 2024

Why the Holocaust still has lessons for us today.

Seymour Hersh on the My Lai Massacre

Friday, January 05, 2024

Breaking the news on the most notorious atrocity of the Vietnam War.

The Women Who Covered the War in Vietnam

Friday, January 05, 2024

Why they went, and what they saw.

The Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Friday, January 05, 2024

How the Pentagon Papers started a cultural revolution in support of whistleblowers. 

What The Press Missed About the Pentagon Papers

Friday, January 05, 2024

The late Les Gelb on what representations of the leak leave out of the real story. 

What We Learned About the Supreme Court in 2023

Friday, December 29, 2023

This year's reporting revealed rot at the Supreme Court.

Lessons On How to Cover Politics in 2024

Friday, December 29, 2023

What we've learned this year about covering the war on democracy.

A Deadly Year for Journalists

Friday, December 29, 2023

How global crises have been reflected in journalism. 

Where Did 'White Jesus' Come From?

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Examining the consequences of 'White Jesus' in America.

How to Interpret the 2024 Election Polls

Friday, December 22, 2023

The pitfalls of trying to predict the future.