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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines 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.

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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines 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.

    What Bush v. Gore Revealed About Contested Elections

    What Bush v. Gore Revealed About Contested Elections

    The contested election of 2000 and the extraordinary legal and PR battle that ensued.

    • 50 min
    The Story Behind Biden’s New Tariffs

    The Story Behind Biden’s New Tariffs

    How Biden’s trade policy came to look a lot like Trump’s.

    • 31 min
    What the Media Get Wrong About Campus Protests

    What the Media Get Wrong About Campus Protests

    What the focus on violence and chaos obscures; and, a look at how Israeli media are covering the conflict.

    • 50 min
    Revisiting a Conversation with Paul Auster

    Revisiting a Conversation with Paul Auster

    Last week, novelist Paul Auster died from complications related to lung cancer. In this conversation from 2021, he discusses a (mostly) forgotten writer who changed literature forever.

    • 24 min
    How to Read a President, with Carlos Lozada, Vinson Cunningham, and Curtis Sittenfeld

    How to Read a President, with Carlos Lozada, Vinson Cunningham, and Curtis Sittenfeld

    Getting to know presidents through memoirs, journalism, and fiction.

    • 50 min
    'The Three Body Problem' And the Rise of Chinese Science Fiction

    'The Three Body Problem' And the Rise of Chinese Science Fiction

    The evolution of science fiction in China, from accusations of "spiritual pollution" to the spotlight.

    • 19 min

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