Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

When Republicans Wanted Abortion Rights

Friday, January 05, 2018

Historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore explains how the intractable political battle came to be.

An Abortion in the Media Spotlight

Friday, January 05, 2018

Sherri Chessen knows more about the American conversation around abortion than almost anyone. She’s the person who started it.

The State Legislator Will See You Now

Friday, January 05, 2018

An OB-GYN reflects on the rules state legislators have made about how she can communicate with her patients.

Staring Into the Abyss

Friday, December 29, 2017

Brooke explores our long fascination with nihilism: why it's popular today, and whether that's always been the case.

Brooke Gets Mindful

Friday, December 29, 2017

Brooke learned to meditate, so why can't you?

Fox's Rallying Cry Against Robert Mueller

Friday, December 22, 2017

Commentators at Fox News are not mincing words when it comes to the special counsel and his team.

The Puerto Rican Showcase

Friday, December 15, 2017

Crippled by climate change and facing epidemic poverty and inequality, Puerto Rico can seem like a model of the many weaknesses in our society. Can it also show us a way forward?

What Maria Revealed

Friday, December 15, 2017

After Hurricane Maria stripped away Puerto Rico's lush vegetation, residents suddenly saw what had been previously hidden — from unknown neighbors to long-standing political concerns.

Dark Humor After Maria

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sharing a disaster creates a special kind of humor. But as they say, you had to be there. 

Is It Okay For Kayla Moore to Say "Jew"?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mark Oppenheimer on Kayla Moore's moment, how to spell Hanukkah, and the "Jew" vs. "Jewish" debate.
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How Not to Beat a Bully

Friday, December 08, 2017

From our workplaces to the White House, bullies seem to be everywhere. What we need to understand to deal with them properly.

Sexual Harassment and Realpolitik in the Senate

Friday, December 08, 2017

Democrats and Republicans appear to be playing by two different sets of rules when it comes to sexual assault allegations. 

The Rise and Fall of Tax Reform

Friday, December 08, 2017

Last week, the Senate pushed through a convoluted 500-page tax bill. Historian Molly Michelmore says this anti-tax frenzy has been a long time coming. 

A Reckoning in Our Own House: John Hockenberry and Harassment

Monday, December 04, 2017

WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, Jami Floyd, Brian Lehrer and Shumita Basu will be on the radio live tonight at 8pm to talk about sexual harassment allegations at NYPR and across the nation.

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Net Neutrality: Done Deal, Open Question

Friday, December 01, 2017

Bob is joined by former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Nick Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief of, to debate the FCC's upcoming vote on net neutrality.

Public Comment Is Broken

Friday, December 01, 2017

How the rise of bots is giving officials cover to ignore citizens.

Reality Intolerant

Friday, December 01, 2017

Brooke chews on the ever-loosening relationship with reality in America and abroad.

America's History of Hoaxes and Popular Delusion

Friday, December 01, 2017

America may not have invented fakery but one  of its first celebrities, PT Barnum, helped perfect it.

"Solastalgia," and Other Words for Our Changing World

Friday, November 24, 2017

The distress caused by environmental change needs its own term, and so do other new phenomena in the Anthropocene.

Kim Stanley Robinson on Our Future Cities

Friday, November 24, 2017

How we're currently "living in a science fiction story we're writing together."