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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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5.0 stars from 5,703 ratings
Makes sense of the world
Bob Garfield is an incisive interviewer and occasionally a forceful and refreshing pundit.
yessirov via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/19
Hands down my favorite. If I was stranded in a desert island and only had the bandwidth to download one podcast, this would be the one.
GamerGrape via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/19
This is my weekly dose of progressive guiltmongering, my counterpoint to Ben Shapiro. I spent decades in metro journalism so I like to keep up with media issues. As media analysis goes Gladstone & Garfield don’t make an effort to be reasoned or balanced so it’s entirely too predictable to be very...Read full review »
vam1014 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/19
Recent Episodes
A controversial bill in Alabama is the latest in a wave of different abortion bans sweeping the country. This week, On the Media looks at the influence of Janet Porter, a little-known lobbyist who has been pushing what are misleadingly referred to as “heartbeat” laws. And, a deep dive into the...
Published 05/17/19
This week, we want to bring you a terrific new episode of Death, Sex and Money, another WNYC show that we think our listeners will appreciate. The show's host, Anna Sale, is on maternity leave, and an exciting cohort of former guests and friends of the show are hosting in her absence, talking...
Published 05/14/19
The political press has long used the vague notion of “electability” to drive horserace coverage of presidential candidates. This week, On the Media considers how the emphasis on electability takes the focus away from the issues and turns voters into pundits. Plus, the shady dealings of the tax...
Published 05/10/19
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