Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Making Sense of the "Metaverse"

Friday, May 21, 2021

Tech CEOS have dubbed the next phase of the internet the "metaverse." What does that mean?

The Lab Leak Hypothesis

Friday, May 21, 2021

How a once-fringe theory about COVID-19's origins has returned to the scientific mainstream.

A Short History of Trans Representations in Hollywood

Friday, May 07, 2021

The Netflix documentary "Disclosure" walks us through the good, the bad, and the troubling.

How Trans Kids Became a GOP Target

Friday, May 07, 2021

Making sense of the science behind legislation targeting trans youth in over 30 states.

Toward Trans Liberation

Friday, May 07, 2021

How a more complete history of trans lives offers new pathways to the future.

Trans Children Have a Long History

Friday, May 07, 2021

History shows that trans children aren't a "trend."

Still Processing the MOVE Bombing, 36 Years Later

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Revisiting the incident after remains of at least one victim were returned just last week. 

"You Don't Belong Here"

Friday, April 30, 2021

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

Thoughts on Presidential Prose

Friday, April 30, 2021

What to do with words — or silence — from the Oval Office. 

Not Your Inmate: The Weight of Language in Criminal Justice Coverage

Friday, April 30, 2021

Terms like “inmate,” “felon,” and “offender” aren’t as neutral as some reporters presume.

On the Inside Looking Out

Friday, April 30, 2021

For the incarcerated, basic info about the vaccines is even harder to parse with limited access to news.

It's Gonna Be May Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

May Day isn't some kind of Soviet export developed in Moscow's Red Square. It actually started in the U.S.

Chasing Dash: A Former Child Actor Grapples With His Defining Role

Friday, April 23, 2021

The actor behind Dash of "The Incredibles" confronts its sequel for the first time.

Are We Alone? The Search for Life Beyond Earth

Friday, April 23, 2021

As we rove Mars, are others roving us? 

How the Bessemer Story Got the Wind Knocked Out of It

Friday, April 16, 2021

Labor-friendly media depicted a movement with momentum. Did they overhype the union drive? 

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Vaccine Edition

Friday, April 16, 2021

We examine the fuzzy math and misleading language that can cloud media coverage of vaccines. 

On the Inside Looking Out

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

For the incarcerated, information about the covid vaccines is even harder to parse with limited access to the media.

Turning Tragedy into Televised Spectacle

Friday, April 02, 2021

Court TV, which produced soapy legal broadcasts in the 90s, is manning the cameras at the Derek Chauvin trial.

The Traumatic Toll of The Derek Chauvin Trial

Friday, April 02, 2021

A Black journalist finds anxiety and humanity in watching the televised trial. 

Reporting on You: A Look Back at the Fight for Gay Marriage

Friday, April 02, 2021

Covering gay marriage when your own vows are at stake.