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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    • 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.

    Rightwing Media is Obsessed with the Darien Gap

    Rightwing Media is Obsessed with the Darien Gap

    Immigrants are being ambushed by rightwing activists with cameras at a dangerous crossing.

    • 22 min
    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

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.

Bob Garfield ,

Micah rocks

Give us way more Micah Loewinger and way less Brooke Gladstone. Please!

Nyarl de la Thotep ,

Degraded

Doesn’t really do anything but dissuade me from the points it seems to intend to make. So it’s less good journalism about the media and often more like bad rhetoric.

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