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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. Host Brooke Gladstone examines 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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 8,313 ratings
Total Garbage
Journalism school try-hards commenting on the state of journalism... The reason OTM seems so out of touch is that the creators share all the same assumptions, allegiances, and biases of the thing they’re supposed to be analyzing. That’s why so many episodes end up sounding just like a (slightly...Read full review »
bjohns383 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/21
I always valued this show and enjoyed listening to it from time to time in the past, but now I really see it as part of my essential listening routine. From my perspective, the show is a lot sharper. It is raising tougher, more important questions, and bringing in really excellent guests —some...Read full review »
Briseis27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/21
Gave it a chance
Probably should’ve taken the much needed vacation before torching the entire operation, not after. OTM has lost its bearings. “Some on Twitter say this. Others on Fox News say otherwise.” A Twitter audio digest I won’t be listening to anymore.
yessirov via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 06/16/21
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Published 06/11/21
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Published 06/09/21
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