The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear.


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The Rise and Fall of Alt-Weeklies, and vs The Feds 2024-04-12
How The Village Voice Changed Journalism 2024-04-10
Warring Narratives Around UNRWA. Plus, Media Bets on Sports Gambling 2024-04-05
Happy Birthday to Basketball Great, Walt "Clyde" Frazier 2024-04-03
Boeing Conspiracy Theories Take Flight. Plus, the Politics to TV News Pipeline 2024-03-29
Beyoncé and the History of Black Country Music 2024-03-27
Trump’s Rhetoric Intensifies, and Russia’s Fake Journalists 2024-03-22
Evan Gershkovich Has Been In Prison In Russia For A Year 2024-03-20
Why Banning TikTok Might Backfire. Plus, a History of Book-Banning Moms 2024-03-15
A Journalism History Lesson from Calvin Trillin 2024-03-13
What Can Musk Offer Trump? And Defining “Decolonization” for Gaza 2024-03-08
It's That Time Again! 2024-03-06
Measuring Bias in Israel-Palestine Coverage, and Mehdi Hasan's Approach to Covering the Region 2024-03-01
American Patriots Support... Vladimir Putin? 2024-02-28
Christian Nationalism is Reshaping Fertility Rights, and Books Dominate at the Oscars 2024-02-23
Revisiting the Documentary, "Navalny" 2024-02-21
Breaking News: Biden is Old. Plus, Bobi Wine’s Fight For Democracy 2024-02-16
Tucker Went to Russia and Got a History Lesson 2024-02-14
If You Can’t Beat ’Em… Join ’Em? Journalism in an AI World 2024-02-09
Naomi Klein's Trip to the Mirror World 2024-02-07

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