Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

A (Long) History of American Drug Panics

Friday, April 14, 2017

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

Why So Tedious, Taxes?

Friday, April 07, 2017

We all know that doing taxes is a miserable experience. Less well known: that tax prep companies want to keep it that way.

The Filibuster: Protection or Obstruction?

Friday, April 07, 2017

A look at the history of the filibuster and its role in the future of Senate proceedings.

"We Are the Meteor"

Friday, April 07, 2017

After 11,700 years in the Holocene, we may be living in a new geologic epoch. What now?

The (Nonexistent) Good Old Days

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Last week's Supreme Court hearings found both Neil Gorsuch and his interrogators reminiscing about the good old days. When were those exactly?
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The View from Poverty

Friday, March 17, 2017

The current GOP healthcare proposal and Trump administration budget both hit the poor disproportionately. Same as it ever was.

Seeing Everything Through the Deficit Lens

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office is in the spotlight over its assessment of the GOP's healthcare proposal. But does the CBO deserve such a prominent role in the passage of legislation?

The Trump White House's Rosy Scenario

Friday, March 17, 2017

Who's to stop the White House from predicting wildly optimistic economic growth under their policies?

A Muslim Ban By Any Other Name

Friday, March 10, 2017

Trump's Muslim ban might look different, but in reality it's more of the same.

How The Environment Got Political

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Trump administration wants to gut the EPA. But the agency was created by a Republican president in a time of widespread environmental concern. How we got here, and what's at stake.

America's Lost Anti-Corruption History

Friday, March 03, 2017

Modern political corruption cases rely on finding smoking guns and proving "quid pro quo," but this was never the intent of America's founders. 

Ukraine's Remedy for Fake News: News About Fake News

Friday, March 03, 2017

A look at the Ukrainian TV show StopFake, which for three years has devoted itself to debunking fake news flooding in from Russia.

Paper Trail

Friday, March 03, 2017

How the Obama administration rushed to preserve and disseminate information about Russian interference in the election. 

This Gene Was Edited By Brooke

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

A single genetically-modified mosquito could eradicate malaria, but who should get to decide the fate of ecosystems shared by billions? Also in this podcast, clones!
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How a National Security Reporter Reads the Flynn Leaks

Friday, February 17, 2017

Is there a smoking gun in the reports of contact between the Trump camp and Russian intelligence? If not, what are we really learning from the leaks?

Reimagining Protest in NYC (and Every City)

Friday, February 10, 2017

How can New York -- and cities around the world -- be better places for protest?

Word Watch: Constitutional Crisis

Friday, February 10, 2017

No, we're not in a "constitutional crisis" yet. Why the term should be deployed with care. 

For Antifa, Not All Speech Should Be Free

Friday, February 10, 2017

Anti-fascist activists seek to deny a platform to those who preach hate -- by any means necessary.

The Rise and Fall of Fake News

Friday, January 27, 2017

The short but exhilarating life of the phrase "fake news" and what to do now that it's lost its meaning.

"Keep Going Back to Substance and the Truth"

Friday, January 27, 2017

Applying a linguist's logic to a Trump falsehood.