Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

How (Not) to Cover Trump’s Indictment

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

24/7 news coverage saying not much of anything at all.

The Poverty Tour

Friday, April 07, 2023

Welfare advocate Jack Frech has taken reporters on "poverty tours" of Athens County, Ohio, for years. But has media attention made any difference in the lives of the Appalachian poor? 

Rags to Riches Revisited

Friday, April 07, 2023

If America is supposed to be a land of equal opportunity and upward mobility for all, why do so many fall through the cracks?

The Myth of Meritocracy

Friday, April 07, 2023

Exposing the myth that financial success stems purely from hard work.

Is Lying On the Radio...Legal?

Friday, March 24, 2023

We speak to Salem Media VP Phil Boyce and we ask; is it legal to broadcast election denial lies? 

How Neoconservatism Led the US to Invade Iraq

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

And why we are still talking about it 20 years later. 

How did Talk Radio Get So Politically Lop-Sided?

Friday, March 17, 2023

A history of America radio, and how it paved the way for our current media landscape.

The Most Influential Christian Talk Radio Network You've Probably Never Heard of

Friday, March 10, 2023

How Salem Media Group came to dominate, and then spread the Big Lie.

What the Dominion Lawsuit Reveals about Fox News

Friday, March 03, 2023

A peek behind the curtain of Rupert Murdoch's news empire. 

A Historian Reckons With Gaps in the Archives

Friday, March 03, 2023

The story of Ashley's sack.

How Historical Novels Can Help Us Remember

Friday, March 03, 2023

Patching the holes in our historical record, one novel at a time.

The Communist Manifesto Through the Ages

Friday, February 24, 2023

The revolutionary text rears its head whenever capitalism falls short.

The History of Free Market Fundamentalism in the US

Friday, February 24, 2023

How a century-long PR campaign shaped American understanding of the free market. 

The Reasons Behind Turkey’s Horrific Earthquake Death Toll

Friday, February 17, 2023

How governmental corruption in Turkey exacerbated earthquake fatalities.

An Ohio Train Derailment Reveals Structural Issues

Friday, February 17, 2023

Railworkers warned this would happen.

Examining the Risks of Bird Flu

Friday, February 17, 2023

Please, not another pandemic. 

Syria’s Earthquake: How Northwest Syria Was Left Behind

Friday, February 17, 2023

In the aftermath of Syria's earthquake, rebel-held areas have struggled for support. 

Rereading the Russian Classics in a Time of War

Friday, February 10, 2023

Novels carry traces of the time and place in which they were written. 

Documenting Navalny's Hunt for His Poisoners

Friday, February 10, 2023

In the documentary "Navalny," the Russian opposition leader searches for his would-be killers.

What A Chinese Balloon Can Teach Us About Our Media Consumption

Friday, February 10, 2023

A balloon reveals the difficulty of regarding something as both concerning and absurd.