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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone is best known for the …pause…that Bob Garfield inserts before mentioning her name in the credits for On the Media. Among her other accomplishments, she was an NPR Moscow-based reporter, its first media reporter, senior editor of NPR’s All Things Considered, and the senior editor of Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. As the years progress, she grows ever more senior.

She’s the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and many others you tend to collect if you hang out in public radio long enough.

Just before coming to On the Media, she did some pilots for WNYC of a call-in show about human relationships with Dan Savage called A More Perfect Union. That was pretty cool.

She also is the author of The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton), a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, and among the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction” by The Atlantic.

Gladstone always wanted to be a comic hero and she finally did it. Here she is animated.

At WNYC’s 2012 Christmas party, backed by the fabulous Radio Flyers band, she sang “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” with her sisters Lisa and Stacey, thus fulfilling all her dreams.

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Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Seeing Everything Through the Deficit Lens

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office is in the spotlight over its assessment of the GOP's healthcare proposal. But does the CBO deserve such a prominent role in the passage of legislation?

The View from Poverty

Friday, March 17, 2017

The current GOP healthcare proposal and Trump administration budget both hit the poor disproportionately. Same as it ever was.

The Trump White House's Rosy Scenario

Friday, March 17, 2017

Who's to stop the White House from predicting wildly optimistic economic growth under their policies?

A Muslim Ban By Any Other Name

Friday, March 10, 2017

Trump's Muslim ban might look different, but in reality it's more of the same.

How The Environment Got Political

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Trump administration wants to gut the EPA. But the agency was created by a Republican president in a time of widespread environmental concern. How we got here, and what's at stake.

Ukraine's Remedy for Fake News: News About Fake News

Friday, March 03, 2017

A look at the Ukrainian TV show StopFake, which for three years has devoted itself to debunking fake news flooding in from Russia.

Paper Trail

Friday, March 03, 2017

How the Obama administration rushed to preserve and disseminate information about Russian interference in the election. 

America's Lost Anti-Corruption History

Friday, March 03, 2017

Modern political corruption cases rely on finding smoking guns and proving "quid pro quo," but this was never the intent of America's founders. 

This Gene Was Edited By Brooke

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

A single genetically-modified mosquito could eradicate malaria, but who should get to decide the fate of ecosystems shared by billions? Also in this podcast, clones!
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How a National Security Reporter Reads the Flynn Leaks

Friday, February 17, 2017

Is there a smoking gun in the reports of contact between the Trump camp and Russian intelligence? If not, what are we really learning from the leaks?

For Antifa, Not All Speech Should Be Free

Friday, February 10, 2017

Anti-fascist activists seek to deny a platform to those who preach hate -- by any means necessary.

Word Watch: Constitutional Crisis

Friday, February 10, 2017

No, we're not in a "constitutional crisis" yet. Why the term should be deployed with care. 

Reimagining Protest in NYC (and Every City)

Friday, February 10, 2017

How can New York -- and cities around the world -- be better places for protest?

"Keep Going Back to Substance and the Truth"

Friday, January 27, 2017

Applying a linguist's logic to a Trump falsehood.

The Rise and Fall of Fake News

Friday, January 27, 2017

The short but exhilarating life of the phrase "fake news" and what to do now that it's lost its meaning.

Spicer vs. the Interns

Friday, January 27, 2017

How sending interns to future press briefings could help the media shed their role as Trump's hate object.

How Trump Might Save the Media He So Despises

Friday, January 20, 2017

President Trump is likely to keep attacking and antagonizing the mainstream media. Here's why that might be a good thing. 

The View from the Other Side of the Press Corps

Friday, January 20, 2017

Reporters have long voiced frustration with the way the White House press corps works. Turns out, it's no more satisfying on the other side.

The President and the Press: A History

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hostile, strange, and always changing: the long and tumultuous relationship between the president and the press.

Radiolab Presents: On the Media: Busted, America's Poverty Myths

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone tells Jad and Robert about a project they launched to look at the tales we tell when we talk about poverty.
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