On The Media

On The Media, hosted by Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone, is America's only national radio program devoted to media criticism and analysis, lifting the veil on how the media works.

Recent Episodes

Dr. Oz, Narratives of Migration, and Cosmic Colors

Hundreds of refugees drowned recently when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean. We examine the dangers of false narratives of migration pushed by politicians and the media. Plus, Dr. Oz defends his credibility and a look at the Hubble space telescope’s lasting impact on popular culture.

Episodes 7 & 8: A Change in the Weather

In this episode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses the seventh and eighth episodes of the season with Michael Waldman, former Clinton speechwriter and president of the Brennan Center for Justice, and John Dean, former White House Counsel for Nixon and author of The Nixon Defense.


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"Young, Charismatic, & Ambitious"

As the 2016 campaign season begins, we discuss the words used repeatedly to describe candidates, and how to cover those who are unlikely to win. Plus: the uncertain right to record police; a critical examination of Washington's "nerd prom"; and more.

Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

In the sixth episode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses the sixth episode of the season with Nina Khrushcheva, professor of International Affairs at the New School, and Dan Savage, host of the Savage Love podcast.


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Blame, Shame, or Deny?

Climate change is arguably the most urgent story in human history, but journalism has struggled to address the threat. Plus: the report on the Rolling Stone's UVA story; and more.