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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 6,580 ratings
Purple project
Love the show & the project. 2 points. Bob mentions civic education in both episodes 2&3, but the point is not pursued. Civic education is not the same thing as political awareness or involvement. I’d like to hear more discussion on how better education in civics and history can be...Read full review »
mefeller23 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/20
A bit more balance needed....
I adore this show, but in the last year or so Bob specifically has gotten very jaded and “Sorkinish” with the hardcore left wing lean. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as granola NPR loving Democrat as they come, but one the reasons I loved this show was it’s deep dive into the the media landscape of the...Read full review »
Dwhitebass via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/20
Please listen
Is there any way to make everyone in America listen to this podcast? Thank you for all the research that goes into this reporting.
Raechick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/19
Recent Episodes
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