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.
Why the media are already speculating on the 2016 elections, carrying guns as a form of free speech, and the unwavering obsession with JFK after all these years.
A peek inside Rupert Murdoch's media empire, the evolving NFL bullying story, and reporting on rape in India.
Before the Internet as we know it today, there were text-based bulletin board systems all over the country that people could dial into. One of those systems, M-net, happened to live in Alex's backyard, and it was his internet home base for the better part of a decade. Alex went back this week and found out that it's actually still running.
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The media start challenging Obama's "you can keep it" promise about health care, a man who challenged hackers to hack him, and a predecessor to "Nigerian" scam emails.
Up until this fall, there was a secret internet. You probably heard about one part of it, the Silk Road, but that was just one secret website among many. This week, we talk to Gawker's Adrian Chen about the rest of the dark part of the internet, and how it's been damaged by the Silk Road arrests.
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A major credit bureau accidentally sells its data to identity thieves, the difficulty of reporting around DHS opacity, and the good and bad that comes with putting victims of tragedy in the media spotlight.