Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone is best known for the…pause…that Bob Garfield inserts before mentioning her name in the credits for On the Media.

She’s 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.

Shows and Blogs:

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Part 1: The Myth Of The Frontier

Friday, August 16, 2019

We're exploring the myths of American Exceptionalism. This week, historian Greg Grandin digs into America's founding narrative: endless expansion. 

The Progressive Prosecutor Wave is Rising

Friday, July 26, 2019

Progressive prosecutors have been winning local elections around the country. Here's what they're doing with their new power.

How the Prosecutor Became the Most Powerful Person in the Justice System

Friday, July 26, 2019

Once upon a time, prosecutors were secondary players in the justice system. That didn't last.

Kamala Harris, Progressive Prosecutor?

Friday, July 26, 2019

A prosecutorial past weighs on Sen. Kamala Harris's bid for the White House. 

Why "Send Her Back" Reverberated So Loudly

Friday, July 19, 2019

What this week tells us about where America stands within its own history of racism.

How YouTube's Left Is Changing Minds

Friday, July 19, 2019

The stories of three teens who gave up their right-wing beliefs after stumbling into "Left Tube."

The Boricua Spring

Friday, July 19, 2019

A leaked chat log revealed entrenched corruption in Puerto Rico. What's next?

The Right-Wing Web Goes to the White House

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A group of trolls, memers and political operatives visited the White House. What it tells us about Trump's 2020 strategy.

The Psychological Toll of Working as a Climate Scientist

Friday, July 12, 2019

How those who study our planet's past, present and dire future learn to cope. 

Epstein, QAnon And The Discomfort With Reality

Friday, July 12, 2019

Conspiracy theorists see a clean narrative in the White House chaos. Where does that leave the rest of us?

The Problem with Medicalizing Politically-Charged Emotions

Friday, July 12, 2019

Brexit's uncertain future has left many Brits in a state of enormous distress. But could a diagnosis of "Brexit anxiety" carry political consequences?

When You'd Prefer Not To

Friday, July 12, 2019

In the face of information overload, artist Jenny Odell proposes a path of critical refusal.

On Evictions Across the Nation

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Brooke Gladstone explains the eviction crisis in the U.S. 

The Scarlet E, Part IV: Solutions

Friday, June 28, 2019

Our eviction crisis is an epidemic with many potential cures.

The Scarlet E, Part III: Tenants and Landlords

Friday, June 21, 2019

We continue our four-part series on eviction by picking apart the mechanics of the problem.

The Scarlet E, Part II: 40 Acres

Friday, June 14, 2019

We continue our series on eviction by charting the persistent line between racist policies, localized profiteering, and the devastating plunder of generations of wealth.

The Scarlet E, Part I: Why?

Friday, June 07, 2019

We begin our four-part series on the eviction crisis by dropping our assumptions, mapping our course, and meeting our guide.

The Scarlet E

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Unmasking America’s Eviction Crisis
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Making America Antitrust Again

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Where the movement to break down corporate concentration is headed.