Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

What Do We Call This?

Friday, January 08, 2021

On Wednesday, as law enforcement struggled to respond, journalists struggled for words. 

Why Some Hear 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' As A Neo-Confederate Anthem

Friday, January 08, 2021

A pop critic unpacks the complexities of The Band's canonical, misunderstood song. 

WNYC's Time Capsule Call-In Special

Sunday, December 27, 2020

As this historic year comes to a close, it's time to set aside what we want to remember. Today, a Time Capsule call-in special.

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The Year Of The Right

Friday, December 25, 2020

Brooke and Bob reflect on lessons learned from covering the right's anti-majoritarianism drift.

The Year Of The Uprising

Friday, December 25, 2020

Brooke and Bob reflect on essential lessons learned about 2020's protests for racial justice. 

The Year Of The Virus

Friday, December 25, 2020

Brooke and Bob revisit some essential lessons from a year of reporting on the pandemic.

Unlearning White Jesus

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Examining the consequences of 'White Jesus' in America.

The Moral Burden of Pandemic Decision-Making

Friday, December 11, 2020

What early-pandemic shortages can tell us about the problems that await us in vaccine rollout.

Is The Pandemic Making Us Numb To One Another's Pain?

Friday, December 11, 2020

Is it our responsibility to experience the intense suffering in the world every day?

How We Mourn

Friday, December 11, 2020

COVID has forced us to change the way we mourn our dead — and given us some new rituals to carry forward.

Beware Trump-In-Cuffs Bluster

Friday, December 11, 2020

Trump may be criminally charged sooner, or later, than you think. Or not at all. 

Why The Press Downplayed the 1918 Flu

Friday, November 27, 2020

Until recently, that deadly pandemic has been mostly absent from our collective memory.

How Shakespeare Became an American Hero

Friday, November 27, 2020

Lessons the Bard can teach us about what it means to be American.

Rewatching "Contagion" in a Pandemic

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Rewatching "Contagion" in a pandemic. 

Trump's Sabotage of Public Data

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Trump administration's comprehensive assault on data collection prevents us from seeing ourselves clearly.

A Former Conservative Blogger On the Failures of Right-Wing Media

Friday, November 13, 2020

He argues that US conservatives misunderstand the very purpose of journalism.

The Pfizer Vaccine Isn't a Home Run Yet

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A few caveats to the good news. 

The Right's Long History of Ignoring the Will of the People

Friday, November 06, 2020

It didn't start with Trump.

One Man's Dark Obsession With Ordering the World

Friday, October 30, 2020

Lulu Miller on the possibilities — and perils — of trying to bring order to chaos.

Welcome To The Fandom Era

Friday, October 23, 2020

On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first Twitch stream and the future of American politics.