On the Media

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

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Bad Reputation


The 2020 Democratic field is the most diverse ever, and five women are running to be the party’s presidential nominee. This week, we look at the sexist coverage of female candidates with a new Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Gender and Politics Editio


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   49m
 
 

A Century of Free Speech


For this week's pod extra, we feature a conversation from WNYC'S Brian Lehrer Show. Brian talked with Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone, editors of The Free Speech Century, a collection of


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   30m
 
 

The World's Biggest Problem


At Tuesday's State of the Union, President Trump continued to call for a wall at the southern border. Meanwhile, some Democrats point to the real crisis: climate change. A look at the messaging of urgency and hope around the Green New Deal. And, a former


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   49m
 
 

The Too-Good-To-Be-True Cancer Cure


Despite steadily declining rates of cancer deaths over the past two decades, cancer remains responsible for 1 in every 6 deaths worldwide. It’s a scourge. So when, this week, an Israeli company called Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies captured the ne


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Misery in the Name of Liberty


The Venezuelan press has been facing repression for years. This week, On the Media explores how journalists in the country are struggling to cover the standoff between two men who claim to be president. Also, how both the history of American intervention


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   49m
 
 

A Tell-All Memoir and an NDA


This week the latest in the genre of tell-all memoirs from former white house staffers hit bookstores. “Team of Vipers; my 500 extraordinary days in the trump white house” is by Cliff Sims, who was either key player as Director of Message Strategy or as


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   29m
 
 

Close Encounters


The Lincoln Memorial debacle showed how vulnerable the press are to a myriad of social and political forces. This week, we examine how the outrage unfolded and what role MAGA hat symbolism might have played. And, a graphic photo in the New York Times spu


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   49m
 
 

Rethinking MLK Day


This past Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968. He died just days after joining Memphis sanitation workers to demand living wages for the working class, a year after calling for an end to the Vietnam War


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The Giant Referendum On Everything


For the past month, journalists have been reporting on the anxieties of furloughed federal workers. This week, On the Media learns that many reporters face a new threat to their own job security. Plus, an on-screen dramatization of Brexit, and a likely s


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   49m
 
 

That time Brooke met Rosanne Cash


Rosanne's Cash's new album features 10 new songs, all written and co-written by Cash, that find her "speaking out and looking inward" (The Boston Globe) from a uniquely female perspective. It features contributions from Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson,


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