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.

Shows and Blogs:

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

How Journalists Uncovered Russia's Role in Shooting Down a Passenger Plane

Friday, December 02, 2022

Eight years after Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, a Dutch court has delivered a verdict.

How a Russian Sleeper Agent Charmed Her Way Onto NATO's Social Scene

Friday, December 02, 2022

Uncovering the identity of Maria Adela.

Donald Trump, Ye, and The New Old Anti-Semitism

Friday, December 02, 2022

A strange cast of characters has brought anti-semitism back to the mainstream. 

How Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric Foreshadowed a Deadly Shooting

Friday, November 25, 2022

Members of the queer community in Colorado Springs say they felt an attack coming. 

Mastodon: The Platform Taking Twitter's Worn and Weary

Friday, November 18, 2022

What happens when you slow down socializing?

Inside the Meltdown at Twitter 2.0

Friday, November 18, 2022

Twitter's revenue and personnel are both in crisis.

Where Political Reporting Goes Wrong

Friday, November 18, 2022

The business of predictions is hurting elections coverage.

Musk And The International Reach of Twitter

Friday, November 18, 2022

Musk's changes at Twitter leave some international users in the lurch. 

Mastodon: The Platform Taking Twitter's Worn and Weary

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

What happens when you slow down socializing?

Libraries Under Attack

Friday, November 11, 2022

The incoming ALA president on why libraries matter more than ever

The Lawsuit That Could Upend E-Book Lending

Friday, November 11, 2022

The case against the Internet Archive that could disable digital lending as we know it.

Your Mind On Horror

Friday, October 28, 2022

The neuroscience behind horror films.

Why Fox News is Talking About Crime (Again)

Friday, October 28, 2022

As the elections inch closer, crime has been dominating the coverage.

Science, Media, and the Morality of Fat

Friday, October 21, 2022

When did we all get scared of fat?

How Racism Ended a Renaissance of Weight

Friday, October 21, 2022

 At the beginning of the 16th century, fat was a part of the divine ideal. In the 18th century, that all changed.

The Complications of Weight and Covid

Friday, October 21, 2022

Obesity emerged early on as a risk factor for COVID-19. But is the true risk of weight actually the care bigger bodies receive?

Alex Jones' Billion Dollar Bill

Friday, October 14, 2022

The conspiracist's legal comeuppance.

Does Social Media Turn Nice People Into Trolls?

Friday, October 14, 2022

Research shows that jerks online are jerks offline too.

Alex Jones Doesn't Care About You

Friday, October 14, 2022

A former Infowars cameraman on what he learned about the truth, and himself.

'Woman, Life, Freedom'

Friday, September 30, 2022

Women are burning hijabs in Iran. Will the protests be different this time?