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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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4.8 stars from 5,510 ratings
Great podcast but soooo preachy
This podcast does a great job analyzing the media, and we need more of it, but sometimes its just tiresome to hear them preach.
Hotsexypants via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/19
The OTM crew has been a weekly part of my life since 2005 after I saw Bob on Douglas Rushkoff's "The Persuaders." Especially in these current times, how can you possibly understand the true multi-media environment without the guidance and insight of Brooke and Bob?
Symbol Stuff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/19
Obvs 5.
Whoever gave OTM 1 start must be cra cra
Happy tot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/19
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