120 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 5.1K Ratings

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.
© WNYC Studios

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

yessirov ,

Makes sense of the world

Bob Garfield is an incisive interviewer and occasionally a forceful and refreshing pundit.

GamerGrape ,

Impossible to love this podcast more.

Hands down my favorite. If I was stranded in a desert island and only had the bandwidth to download one podcast, this would be the one.

vam1014 ,

As media ‘analysis,’ too predictable

This is my weekly dose of progressive guiltmongering, my counterpoint to Ben Shapiro. I spent decades in metro journalism so I like to keep up with media issues. As media analysis goes Gladstone & Garfield don’t make an effort to be reasoned or balanced so it’s entirely too predictable to be very interesting. I keep unsubscribing and coming back hoping for a little more political nuance and texture, but I’m always disappointed. Get out of your bubbles, Bob and Brooke.

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