Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

I Can't Breathe

Friday, October 27, 2017

A new book by Matt Taibbi explores what the life and death of Eric Garner can teach us about policing, our justice system, and America's ongoing struggle to deal with race.

What the JFK Conspiracy Theories Say About Us

Friday, October 27, 2017

Some previously classified documents about the JFK assassination were released this week. After over 50 years, the unanswered questions still gnaw at Americans.

Raqqa Liberated

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Raqqa was finally liberated from the clutches of ISIS this week but the city and its inhabitants paid a high price for their freedom. 
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Beware the "Adults in the Room"

Friday, October 13, 2017

Although we're assured that they provide a moderating influence on President Trump, why we should be wary of the so-called "adults in the room."

How Gossip Works

Friday, October 13, 2017

Long before this week's flood of coverage, Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuses were well known to those who knew where to look. On the essential role of gossip blogs and whisper networks.

The Godfather of Gossip

Friday, October 13, 2017

Perhaps no one understood the fine line that gossip journalists must walk better than the infamous gossip-columnist-turned-political commentator Walter Winchell. 

The Trouble With Defining "Terrorism"

Friday, October 06, 2017

The Las Vegas shooting has revived a conversation that follows many mass shootings: when to call an attack "terrorism" and what the official definition implies. 

What's So Bad About Being A Replicant?

Friday, October 06, 2017

The original Blade Runner film influenced countless books and films depicting dystopias. But it also presented novel ideas about memory and what it means to be human.

After Vegas

Monday, October 02, 2017

After the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, we're seeing some familiar media tropes.
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The Star-Spangled Banner: A Radical History

Friday, September 29, 2017

Far from being sacrosanct, the national anthem has long served as a tool for protesters. Musicologist William Robin leads us through some of the most notable iterations.

In Hefner's Wildest Dreams

Friday, September 29, 2017

After Hugh Hefner's death on Wednesday, Bob and Brooke revisit conversations they had with, and about, the Playboy Magazine founder.

What's Going on in Puerto Rico?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Maria have left a crippled Puerto Rico struggling for electricity, drinking water and recognition from mainland politicians and the media.

Anatomy of an Outrage

Friday, September 29, 2017

How the President's attack on the NFL fueled a multi-day meltdown of outrage, solidarity and race-baiting.

Among Many Victims in Mexico, There Was One Who Never Existed

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The efforts to rescue a 12-year-old girl from rubble in Mexico captivated people around the world. But she never existed at all. 
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OTM live at the Texas Tribune Festival: The Politicians

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A live recording of On the Media at the Texas Tribune Festival, an event that gathers hundreds of speakers and thousands of citizens to discuss the big issues of the day.
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OTM live at the Texas Tribune Festival: The Journalists

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A live recording of On the Media at the Texas Tribune Festival; an event that gathers 100's of speakers and 1000's of citizens to discuss the big issues of the day. 
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What Facebook Won't Tell You

Friday, September 22, 2017

As Facebook faces pressure from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Congress, investigative journalists and its own users, ProPublica launches a transparency initiative.

An Alt-Right Chat Room of One's Own

Friday, September 22, 2017

To the founders and users of the right-leaning social media website Gab, Google and Twitter are the imperious masters of a left-wing social web that imperils freedom of speech.

Whose Internet Ethics?

Friday, September 22, 2017

Google and Facebook regulate much of what we see and interact with in our day-to-day lives. Whose ethical standards should they follow?

"Free Speech Week" Puts Berkeley Back in the Crosshairs

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos says he's hosting "Free Speech Week" at UC Berkeley. The University says the event may not happen at all. But what is this story really about?
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