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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Wake Up, Sheeple!


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London, and now faces prosecution. On this week’s On the Media, a look at what Assange’s arrest may mean for press freedom. Plus, what the new image of a black hole tell us about the power of science in th


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 2019-04-12  49m
 
 

Spy vs. Spy


New York Times reporter Michael Schwirtz set out to investigate a series of assassinations in Ukraine with low expectations. Reporting on a homicide as a member of the foreign press is daunting enough to begin with. His assignment was formidable beacuse


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 2019-04-11  16m
 
 

Empire State of Mind


Recently, a member of the Trump administration called Puerto Rico “that country,” obscuring once more the relationship between the island colony and the American mainland. In a special hour this week, On the Media examines the history of US imperialism —


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 2019-04-05  50m
 
 

Policing the Police


California recently passed a law that eliminates some of the barriers to accessing records on egregious police misconduct and deadly use of force. With the floodgates open, journalists, like KPCC investigative reporter Annie Gilbertson, are elated and te


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 2019-04-02  13m
 
 

The End of Magical Thinking


With the Mueller investigation complete, talking heads have given the short public summary their usual spin. This week, On the Media looks at why the framing of the report produced so much misunderstanding. Plus, how historical amnesia and old ideas abou


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 2019-03-29  49m
 
 

The Opioid Narratives


Purdue Pharma has settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma for $270 million dollars, a larger figure than two other cases the company has settled with other states. In doing so, the company also avoided a televised trial in May at a time when there's


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 2019-03-27  20m
 
 

Hating In Plain Sight


In the aftermath of white supremacist attacks in New Zealand, there's a tension between reporting on the shooter's motivations and not amplifying his message. This week, On the Media examines how the press can navigate that persistent dilemma. Plus, the


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 2019-03-22  49m
 
 

No Notoriety


The details are different but the story is the same. A mass shooting, scores of people dead, another nation traumatised. Although in the aftermath of the events in New Zealand last week there is a wrinkle. In her first speech to parliament since the ramp


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 2019-03-19  8m
 
 

The Myth of Meritocracy


A college admissions scandal has highlighted what people refer to as "the myth of meritocracy." But actually, meritocracy itself is a myth. This week, On the Media looks at the satirical origins of the word and what they tell us about why the US embraces


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 2019-03-15  49m
 
 

Tucker Was Tucker All Along


To suggest that Tucker Carlson has a tendency to hint at deeply discriminatory tropes would be cliché — but also dead-on. Just this week, thanks to newly unearthed audio released by Media Matters, the Fox News darling ditches his signature dog whistle in


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 2019-03-13  26m