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

Episode 1: Sic Semper Francis

Brooke dissects the first episode of House of Cards with its creator and a seasoned Washington journalist. 

On the Rocks

ISIS' cruelty has now been directed at priceless artifacts. This week we examine the media's reaction to the destruction. Also, Hillary Clinton’s email habits have reporters scrambling.

Secure Connections

This week OTM examines what the Open Internet Order means for the data flowing through our devices. Also, a look back at the people who helped end Qaddafi's rule in Libya.

Safe Words

Why the language of terrorism is so divisive. Also, how Fifty Shades of Grey introduced America to the kink community.

Threat Assessment

The content of a new ISIS video shocks the world. Also, vaccinating children stokes faux controversy, again, and a new documentary has the Church of Scientology on the offensive.