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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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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

mefeller23 ,

Purple project

Love the show & the project.
2 points. Bob mentions civic education in both episodes 2&3, but the point is not pursued. Civic education is not the same thing as political awareness or involvement.
I’d like to hear more discussion on how better education in civics and history can be disseminated, in schools and otherwise in American society, and any studies of its effects on our politics.
I’d also note that the discussion in episode 3 comparing the first gilded age, and the reform that followed, egregiously omitted mention of both the Great Depression and two world wars (not to mention Prohibition).
Thanks. Keep up the astonishingly good work, Bob and Brooke!
mefeller23

Raechick ,

Please listen

Is there any way to make everyone in America listen to this podcast?

Thank you for all the research that goes into this reporting.

Dwhitebass ,

A bit more balance needed....

I adore this show, but in the last year or so Bob specifically has gotten very jaded and “Sorkinish” with the hardcore left wing lean. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as granola NPR loving Democrat as they come, but one the reasons I loved this show was it’s deep dive into the the media landscape of the entire spectrum. A little less personal input and a bit more “just the facts” would be appreciated.

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