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.

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    • 4.6 • 8.3K Ratings

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.

    The Drip, Drip, Drip of Bad News at The Washington Post

    The Drip, Drip, Drip of Bad News at The Washington Post

    How the paper’s CEO and incoming executive editor became embroiled in scandal

    • 30 min
    UK Elections: They’re Not Like Ours! Plus, the Messy Family Behind Paramount

    UK Elections: They’re Not Like Ours! Plus, the Messy Family Behind Paramount

    How US and UK elections influence each other; a British TV drama sheds light on a massive political scandal; meet the Redstones.

    • 50 min
    Is Love is Blind a Toxic Workplace?

    Is Love is Blind a Toxic Workplace?

    Love is blind, and allegedly toxic...

    • 25 min
    A Former Disinformation Reporter is Running The Onion. Plus, Birds ARE Real.

    A Former Disinformation Reporter is Running The Onion. Plus, Birds ARE Real.

    From the disinfo beat to The Onion; The Birds Aren’t Real prank; and a history of psy-ops

    • 50 min
    Mr. Beast Reigns Supreme on YouTube

    Mr. Beast Reigns Supreme on YouTube

    Online game show host Mr. Beast surpasses T-Series as the most subscribed to channel on YouTube

    • 18 min
    Trump Found Guilty; The Right-Wing Media Were Prepared For It

    Trump Found Guilty; The Right-Wing Media Were Prepared For It

    How right-wing media prepared for Trump’s guilty verdict, and why Trump Media became the latest memestock.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8.3K Ratings

8.3K Ratings

Che Block ,

Npr

I like this show and npr or at least I have in the past Every other story these days is about an extreme minoritynow With all the problems in this world to focus on which bathroom to use (that’s a metaphor for chasing a red herring which is another metaphor meaning you’re easily distracted from what is important) is what npr has become. NPR isn’t hard enough on herr trump.

LongtimeOTMlistener ,

More focus on Gaza needed

For five years I never missed a show. However, it now seems like OTM goes out of its way to avoid covering media complicity in apartheid Israel’s genocide of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Sometimes it’s easier to cover what is unimportant. I am pretty sure Bob Garfield would not be discussing fluff when the crime of crimes is being committed with the support of western media.

oldjohnhall ,

Ugh this new guy

To listen to Micah Lowenger is to understand unsatisfying sex. Period.

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