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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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4.7 stars from 7,568 ratings
You would think that a podcast dedicated to the media would do a story on how the Bernie campaign of 2016 was sabotaged by the liberal media including NPR. If they did do a broadcast on this ...I couldn’t find it.
Snozzlebottom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/20
The best news show, period.
There is no better show to recap the news of the week, get interesting takes about the media, and hear excellent interviews. Bob and Brooke are experts at interviewing guests, and it shows.
lukiedukie91 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/20
On Clarence Thomas
Fascinating interview. As usual, the host contributes nothing of value. Why are Bob and Brooke so obsessed with letting us know how they feel?
bjohns383 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/20
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Published 08/07/20
There’s a standard way the conversation on "cancel culture" goes: on the one side, male comedians and right-wingers saying cancel culture is out of control, you can't say anything anymore without getting dragged. On the other, progressive think piece writers saying cancel culture is blown way out...
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Published 07/31/20
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