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On the Media

A News, Politics and TV podcast featuring Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield
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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.
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Uncomfortably Numb
Migrants in detention centers, another assault allegation against the President, and the start to a potentially devastating hurricane season… On this week’s On the Media, how painful news might be making America numb. And, why sometimes it’s okay t…
The Epstein Story Didn't Just Happen Overnight
Julie Brown of the Miami Herald conceived, reported, and wrote one of the most explosive criminal justice stories in recent memory. She revealed the shutting down of an FBI investigation that may have been on the verge of discovering the full exten…
Full Faith & Credit
Ten autumns ago came two watershed moments in the history of money. In September 2008, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers triggered a financial meltdown from which the world has yet to fully recover. The following month, someone using the name Satos…


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emilyboda reviewed this podcast on Jun 12th, 2017
"Great and thought-provoking listen. Consistantly quality. Definitely leans to the left."
Brendan Hutchins reviewed this podcast on Nov 18th, 2017
"Keeping the media in check"
addem reviewed this podcast on Mar 29th, 2019
"Some of the best, clearest analysis of media I've found. It uncovers the flaws of several media outlets and teaches you to be skeptical even of yourself. Nobody is immune to rational mistakes, not even you!"

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Oct 6th, 2016
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Jul 12th, 2019
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