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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Bernie Sanders Is Running For President!

Why did it take so long for Flint's water crisis to be acknowledged by local officials, let alone the national media? Plus: how '13 Hours' frames partisan discussion about Benghazi; and how the political press has struggled to understand the Bernie Sande


 2016-01-22  51m

What It's Like to Follow Chris Christie for Five Years

American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption was not the story that Matt Katz thought he was going to write when he accepted the biography book deal back in 2013. The New Jersey Governor had just won a landslide election in a blue state and s


 2016-01-21  24m

Terms of Engagement

A Mexican journalist reacts to Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo; Bob checks back in with the Pentagon on rules concerning journalists in wartime; and the history of copyright, from dictionary pioneer Noah Webster to digital crusader Aaron Swartz.


 2016-01-15  52m

Brooke on the Longform Podcast

Max Linsky, co-host of the Longform Podcast, paid Brooke a visit this week. They discuss why she's a "tough" editor, how she resists boredom, and her unconventional introduction to journalism (a man, a bar, and missiles). Sign up for OTM's weekly newslet


 2016-01-14  59m

Common Sense

President Obama began the year with a plea for "common sense" gun safety but admitted that it won't be easy. We examine the myths and messages that surround, and often obscure, the national conversation on gun safety. Plus, do most Americans really suppo


 2016-01-08  50m

Who Bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal?

On December 10, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest daily paper, was purchased by an unidentified buyer for a $140 million - far more than it sold for less than a year earlier. The smart money was on Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and Rep


 2016-01-07  16m

Digital Dark Age

What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, we were cut off from our electronic records? 


 2016-01-01  50m

To Your Health!

A special hour on the dodgy world of health news, from scary studies and so-called “medical breakthroughs” to celebrity-endorsed miracle cures and people who fake illness online.


 2015-12-25  51m

Politically Correct

What you hear about the Paris climate agreement depends on whom you ask. We sort through the competing messages about what was achieved. Plus, how to spot an accurate election poll as the primaries edge closer; and what the GOP presidential candidates' w


 2015-12-18  51m

A Very Semi-Serious Conversation

This is Bob Mankoff’s time. The cartoon editor of the New Yorker has just published a memoir: “How About Never. Is Never Good for You?”  He’s a regular on WNYC’s The New Yorker Radio Hour. And he was featured in the documentary  “Very Semi-Serious,” whic


 2015-12-16  23m