Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Empire State of Mind

Friday, August 23, 2019

In a special hour this week, On the Media examines the history of US imperialism — and why the familiar US map hides the true story of our country.

Part 2: Empire State of Mind

Friday, August 23, 2019

In the 19th century, the US sought to be a democracy, an empire, and a white supremacist nation. It couldn't be all three.

Part 3: Empire State of Mind

Friday, August 23, 2019

How America's evolving territorial empire has influenced everything from the Beatles to 9/11.

Part 1: Empire State of Mind

Friday, August 23, 2019

On bird poop and human rights.

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.

Kamala Harris, Progressive Prosecutor?

Friday, July 26, 2019

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

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.

The Boricua Spring

Friday, July 19, 2019

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

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 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 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?

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. 

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.

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?

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.