On the Media
Send In The Clowns07/31/15
Thebooms and bustsofpolitical reporting, a skeptical look into health and diet news, and an indie throwback film gets the red carpet treatment.
Summer Listens #4: The Anthem
Each week through Labor Day, we'll be pulling an OTM gem from our vast archives for you to enjoy on the beach, in a park... or on a sticky subway, whileimaginingyou're on a beach. For the fourthepisode of our summer listening series,a look at...
Havana, Hacks, and Shame Attacks
Revisiting the Elián González story as the US embassy reopens in Havana. Plus: Paul Ford examines the various issues raisedby the Ashley Madison hack, and Jon Ronson on public shaming.
Summer Listens #3: The World is a Morgue
Each week through Labor Day, we'll be pulling an OTM gem from our vast archives for you to enjoy on the beach, in a park... or on a sticky subway, whileimaginingyou're on a beach. For the third episode of our summer listening series,Brooke shadows a...
A National Conversation
Listening in on the national conversation aboutrace, two years after the launch of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Plus, the LA Times hires a reporter to cover #BlackTwitter, and the re-release of a satirical novel about bi-racial identity.
Summer Listens #2: The Wilhelm Scream
Welcome to our new summer series! Each week through Labor Day, we'll be pulling an OTM gem from our vast archives for you to enjoy on the beach, in a park... or on a sticky subway, whileimaginingyou're on a beach. For our second installation of our...
Polls Are Stupid
Bob dissectsthe media's sloppy and disingenuoususe of polls to fill air time and manufacture conflict. Plus: how the Dominican pressis covering a a looming humanitarian crisis there; blocking ad-blockers; DuckDuckGo; and more.
Summer Listens #1
Welcome to our new summer series! Each week through Labor Day, we'll be pulling an OTM gem from our vast archives for you to enjoy on the beach, in a park... or on a sticky subway, whileimaginingyou're on a beach. For our first installation, a very...
Greeks, Dingoes, and Robots
On the popular misconceptions surrounding the Greek debt crisis, women whose lives were mistold by the media, and humor, both robotic and Soviet.
Digital Dark Age
What if, either by the slow creep of technological obsolescence or sudden cosmic disaster, wewere cut off from our electronic records?
Foreign & Domestic
In the wake of another mass shooting tragedy, Brooke looks back at a history of racially-motivated hate crimes. Plus, the strength and responsibility of comedyin the face of extremism, misconceptions about the future of the Affordable Care Act, and...
Codes of Conduct
As videos ofpolice violence continue to makeheadlines, a guide to filming the police as a bystander. Plus, making sense of data breaches, a lesson in coding, and a trip into the future of storytelling, where virtual reality makes journalism a bodily...
Checking The Books
Two newspapers' quests to count every person killed by police in 2015, how librarians shaped the original debate over the Patriot Act, and more.
The Bill That Nobody Read
Congress is locked in a battle over the future of the Patriot Act.This special hour of OTMrevealsthe origins of the act in a post-9/11 climate of fear... and considers whether itreally isat the heart of the nation's struggle between security and...
If We Knew Then...
A surprisingly difficult -- and misleading -- question about the Iraq War, the police bombing that no one remembers, and thestruggle of ownership in the age of the "Internet of Things."
Episodes 12 & 13: The End of the Road
In this finalepisode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses thetwelfthandthirteenth episodesof the season with the show's creator and executive producer, Beau Willimon. Don't forget tosubscribe to us on iTunes, or wherever you get your...
Seymour Hersh, NYC Nail Salons, and Ebola-Free Liberia
Seymour Hersh talks about his article claiming that the White House version of how Osama Bin Laden was killed is a lie.Plus, how a New York City nail salon expose went viral, and Liberia is finally declared Ebola-free.
Podcast Extra: Seymour Hersh
This week legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an account of the killing of Osama bin Laden that directly contradicts the official narrative. Hersh’s use of anonymous sources have led many to cast doubt on the assertions in the...
After An Earthquake, Body Cams, and Veep
What the media get wrong about earthquakes, surveillance the public loves and hates, and the creator of HBO's Veep.
Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
In thisepisode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses the tenth and eleventhepisodes of the season withRon Klain,former Chief of Staff to VPs Al Gore and Joe Biden, andAmy Chozick,political reporter and current Hillary Clinton chronicler for...
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