Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

"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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Taylor Swift: Alt-Right Icon

Friday, September 15, 2017

Over the last few years Taylor Swift has attracted a following among white supremacists. How it happened and why critics thinks she needs to speak up.

In Defense of Boredom

Friday, September 15, 2017

Brooke talks to Note to Self host Manoush Zomorodi about her fear of boredom and Manoush's new book, "Bored and Brilliant."

When Neo-Nazis Lay Claim to Your Field

Friday, September 15, 2017

How academics and experts in medieval studies are fighting against white supremacists for the future of the field they love.

The Debt Ceiling Distraction

Friday, September 15, 2017

Trump was praised for his deal with "Chuck and Nancy" on the debt ceiling. But why is the debt limit an important political tool in the first place? 

"A Total Meat Grinder"

Friday, September 01, 2017

Former White House Chief Strategist has warned that September could be the "breaking point" for the Trump presidency. Haven't we heard that before?

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: U.S. Storm Edition

Friday, September 01, 2017

We examine the myths, misleading language, and tired media narratives that clog up storm coverage.

Reporting A Disaster Before It Happens

Friday, September 01, 2017

Last year, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica reported on why Houston was so prone to flooding, and what would happen in a massive rainstorm. 

Flood of Lies

Friday, September 01, 2017

Revisiting the story of Sal and Mabel Mangano, nursing home owners who became media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

Bob's Docs Finale: Conflicting Narratives

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The finale of Bob's Docs (really this time), our summer series featuring interviews Bob has done over the years with documentarians about their films.
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A (Long) History of American Drug Panics

Friday, August 25, 2017

Media hysteria about drugs didn't come about overnight. In fact, it has been building for decades -- one drug at a time.