120 episodes

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.

On the Media WNYC Studios

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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.

    Happy Bicycle Day!

    Happy Bicycle Day!

    We have never-before-heard tapes from Ken Kesey, the man who taught the hippies how to be hippies and inspired the psychedelic 60's.

    • 21 min
    The Rise and Fall of Alt-Weeklies, and Backpage.com vs The Feds

    The Rise and Fall of Alt-Weeklies, and Backpage.com vs The Feds

    What has American journalism lost with the decline of alt-weeklies?

    • 51 min
    How The Village Voice Changed Journalism

    How The Village Voice Changed Journalism

    An oral history tells the story of this iconic alt-weekly. 

    • 44 min
    Warring Narratives Around UNRWA. Plus, Media Bets on Sports Gambling

    Warring Narratives Around UNRWA. Plus, Media Bets on Sports Gambling

    The origins and politics of the largest humanitarian organization operating in Gaza; and the history of sports media and gambling.

    • 51 min
    Happy Birthday to Basketball Great, Walt "Clyde" Frazier

    Happy Birthday to Basketball Great, Walt "Clyde" Frazier

    Remember that time Brooke spoke to Knicks legend, Walt "Clyde" Frazier?

    • 18 min
    Boeing Conspiracy Theories Take Flight. Plus, the Politics to TV News Pipeline

    Boeing Conspiracy Theories Take Flight. Plus, the Politics to TV News Pipeline

    The disaster-conspiracy pipeline; revolving doors between politics and media; and a six-decade career at The New Yorker

    • 50 min

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