On the Media

A NewsPolitics 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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Founded in 1936, the German-American Bund had approximately 25,000 members and 70 chapters around the country. While the Nazis were building concentration camps, the Bund held pro-Hitler retreats and summer camps. February 20th marks the 80th anniversary of the Bund’s most notorious event when 20,000 of its members gathered at Madison Square Garden for a "Pro-American Rally" featuring speeches an…
The 2020 Democratic field is the most diverse ever, and five women are running to be the party’s presidential nominee. This week, we look at the sexist coverage of female candidates with a new Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Gender and Politics Edition. Then, a re-examination of a 90's tabloid spectacle, Lorena Gallo (Lorena Bobbitt), arrested for cutting her husband's penis off after he raped…
For this week's pod extra, we feature a conversation from WNYC'S Brian Lehrer Show. Brian talked with Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone, editors of The Free Speech Century, a collection of essays by leading scholars, marking 100 years since the Supreme Court issued the three decisions that established the modern notion of free speec…

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emilyboda reviewed this podcast on Jun 12th, 2017
"Great and thought-provoking listen. Consistantly quality. Definitely leans to the left."
 
PodcastPlaylist reviewed this podcast on Nov 18th, 2017
"Keeping the media in check"
 
juiceman reviewed this podcast on Jan 4th, 2018
"An excellent example of the "liberal media elite" talking to themselves about themselves. The CJR podcast is not great, but leaves this for dead."
 

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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 6th, 2016
Latest Episode
Feb 20th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
313
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes

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