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

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 OTM reveals the origins of the act in a post-9/11 climate of fear... and considers whether it really is at the heart of the nation's struggle between security and privacy.

If We Knew Then...

A surprisingly difficult -- and misleading -- question about the Iraq War, the police bombing that no one remembers, and the struggle of ownership in the age of the "Internet of Things."

Episodes 12 & 13: The End of the Road

In this final episode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses the twelfth and thirteenth episodes of the season with the show's creator and executive producer, Beau Willimon.

Don't forget to subscribe to us on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts, and leave us a review while you're there - they really help! And you can follow On the Media on twitter.

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 article; CNN’s Peter Bergen called his story a “farrago of nonsense”. Bob talks with Hersh about the swirling controversy in this On the Media special podcast.