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:

The Neanderthal At Home

Friday, January 28, 2022

What Neanderthal dwellings looked like and more.

What Gibraltar's Caves Tell Us About Neanderthals

Friday, January 28, 2022

A look inside the Gorham and Vanguard caves.

Neanderthals and Scientific Racism

Friday, January 28, 2022

Re-examining the prehistoric roots of a racist mythology. 

Who's a Human?

Friday, January 28, 2022

A branch of the family tree. 

Bill Kristol Reckons with 'Stop the Steal'-ers

Friday, January 21, 2022

Bill Kristol says he can no longer understand his own party.

Two Truths and a Lie

Friday, January 21, 2022

The truth sandwich in 2022.

How to Interview a 'Big Lie' Believer

Friday, January 21, 2022

Plus, why one reporter would rather speak with voters than politicians on the topic.

How Euphemisms Muddy Our Political Conversations

Friday, January 21, 2022

A former conservative tries to find common ground with a rising start on the intellectual right.

An International Insurgency Expert Looks Home

Friday, January 14, 2022

Professor Barbara F. Walter has a unique perspective.

Is Talk of a Possible 'New' Civil War Useful?

Friday, January 14, 2022

David Remnick and Brooke discuss.

The Right Dose of Alarmism?

Friday, January 14, 2022

Calibrating your panic, and your response.

The Case for The 'Bright' Ages

Friday, January 14, 2022

What if the so-called "Dark Ages" were brighter than we thought?

The Zello Tapes: A Look Back At The Walkie-Talkie App Used During Insurrection

Friday, January 07, 2022

Listen to recordings from an insurrectionist as she stormed the Capitol.

On Zello: A Recruitment & Organizing Tool For The Far Right

Friday, January 07, 2022

How violence surrounding the election began unfolding months earlier.

Aaron Swartz: The Wunderkind of the Free Culture Movement

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

A book traces the life and death of Aaron Swartz, alongside the history of copyright in America. 

A History of Being 'Cancelled'

Friday, December 31, 2021

How the "cancel" in "cancel culture" originated in the Black community.

Feeling ‘Canceled’ in Academia

Friday, December 31, 2021

An academic on why he uses the term 'cancellation' to describe his experience.

The 'Cancel Culture' Myth

Friday, December 31, 2021

Like the "political correctness" scare before it, 'cancel culture' is a convenient myth.

How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War

Friday, December 31, 2021

How three women changed the course of history and paved the way for women to cover wars. 

An Interview With Basketball Great Walt "Clyde" Frazier

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Basketball, broadcasting, and the art of being cool.