On the Media

Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

On the Media is an up-close look at what the media are covering and why. While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, On the Media tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00am

    A look at Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden, "CitizenFour," a view from inside the continued protests in Ferguson, and barring political protesters outside SCOTUS.

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:30pm

    In the late nineties Leah Reich was working for the video game website IGN, which was the most popular website on the internet for 13 to 18 year old boys at the time. She started reading and responding to the site's mailbag, and before she knew it she had become the trusted advisor for thousands of lonely teenaged boys. This week PJ (who was one of those boys) talks to Leah about the trials and rewards of being a counselor to confused, budding nerds.

    Thanks for listening. You can read Leah's writing about her time as an advice columnist at The Bygone Bureau and The Kernel. She's also writing a series of essays called A Year of Wednesdays, which are very great. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. You can also follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter. 

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00am

    A Liberian journalist on covering a deadly epidemic, how Hollywood influences our understanding of Ebola, and a debate between two journalists about the press and Israel-Palestine. 

  • Friday, October 3, 2014 12:00am

    The splintering image of the Secret Service, why rumors are more interesting than fact, and an atheist tome for kids.

  • Friday, September 26, 2014 12:00am

    A cartoon aimed to deter potential ISIS recruits, using prisoners to deliver propaganda, and correcting the Ebola numbers.