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

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. 

Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

In this episode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses the tenth and eleventh episodes of the season with Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to VPs Al Gore and Joe Biden, and Amy Chozick, political reporter and current Hillary Clinton chronicler for the New York Times. 


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Unseen & Inscrutable

The deep historical roots of the Baltimore protests, shedding light on drone strikes, and combating sex worker stereotypes. 

Episode 9: Bad Doug Rising

In this episode of On House of Cards, Brooke Gladstone discusses the ninth episode of the season with Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper on House of Cards.


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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.