On the Media
OTM digs into the Supreme Court, an institution as secretive as it is powerful -- andhow we understand it through the media. Plus: how regular people become poster children for thorny legal issues, potential press influence on the court, and cameras...
We Got Scooped: SCOTUS Edition
This week's show is all going to be all about the Supreme Court,and we were excited about a particular segment on transparency... until the Court made it totally obsolete on Monday. In the spirit of transparency we're putting the segment down our...
Podcast Extra: After Oregon
Searching for answers after a tragedy like the shooting at Umpqua Community College can be difficult. But some laws have made searching for even the most basic answers -such ashow many concealedweaponsowners live in a state - just as difficult to...
The Cancer Show
Over the last2,500 years, cancer has shifted from a disease in the shadows to one at the center of scientific research and public discussion. On the Media dives deep into the way wetalkabout cancer: in the news, in the hospital, and in our private...
That Facebook Disclaimer? Ignore It.
You've probably seen the declaration of privacy status making the rounds on Facebook. You may have even posted it yourself. Trouble is, the post doesn't actually do anything. It's a hoax, and an old one at that. So we thought we'd revisit a report...
With Pope Francis in the US this week, we examinewhy pundits try so hard to assess the pontiff’s remarks through the lens of 2016 politics. Plus: why the AP is scrapping the term “climate change denier” – and a new collection of fiction gives voices...
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably heard that Pope Francis is in the U.S. this week. To celebrate His Holiness's arrival, we thought we'd give you a pope primer. Back in December of 2013, when Pope Francis first became a media...
This week’s GOP presidential debate was full of barbs, zingers, and over talk but was severely lacking in the fact-checking department. We consider the role of journalists when they play debate moderator. Plus, as the European refugee crisis...
Enter and Return
On the language debate surrounding the Mediterranean crisis, debunking migration myths both foreign and domestic, and a visit to the 9/11 museum.
The rhetoric of ads on the Iran nuclear agreement, the ongoing fall out of the Ashley Madison hack, and the end of an iconic Spanish language variety show.
Summer Listens #9: Pledge This!
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 last episode of our summer listening series, we presentour...
The push for a female libido pill reveals misunderstandings about female sexuality. Plus: Jorge Ramos' confrontation with the GOP front-runner makes him a target; a guide to misreporting the stock market; an Instagram star is revealed as a joke-thief;...
Summer Listens #8: Crackerjack
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 eighthepisode of our summer listening series, former...
Lies and Spies
A decade after Hurricane Katrina, the story oftwo nursing home owners who became media scapegoats for the tragedy in New Orleans.Plus, a bit of indulgent speculation about a Trump presidency, the NSA's "house philosopher," and activists protesting new...
Looking Backward On The Presidency Of Donald Trump
On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the45th President of the United States. Impossible? Sure. But it happened anyway. From the not too distant future, we relivetheshock and confusionof those early days and trace the path,...
Summer Listens #7: Playing One On TV
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 seventhepisode of our summer listening series, one manheads on...
A Vulgar Spectacle
After Donald Trump insulted Fox News' Megyn Kelly, the network made a strange deal with the GOP front runner. We hear what itsays about media relationships with candidates in this election cycle. Plus,an anniversary in Ferguson,and writerDavid Lipsky...
Summer Listens #6: Pitchmen
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 thesixthepisode of our summer listening series, we take a deep dive...
A special hour on the enthralling genre of true crime.
Send In The Clowns
Thebooms and bustsofpolitical reporting, a skeptical look into health and diet news, and an indie throwback film gets the red carpet treatment.
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More informationThe 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.
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