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On the Media
On the Media
WNYC Studios

The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines... more

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Episodes

The Divided Dial: Episode 4 - From The Extreme to The Mainstream

In the 1970s, talk radio was hitting its stride, with hosts and listeners from all political persuasions. But the radio... more

06 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
The Oldest Trick

An ancient scapegoat for society’s woes is back in the news. On this week’s On the Media, a deeper look... more

02 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
Brooke and Brian Lehrer Interview Each Other

This week, we’re sharing a chat Brooke had with her longtime colleague Brian Lehrer for Interview Magazine. Brian hosts his... more

01 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The Divided Dial: Episode 3 - The Liberal Bias Boogeyman

How did the right get their vice grip of the airwaves, all the while arguing that they were being silenced... more

29 Nov 2022 · 32 minutes
Bark and Bite

Conspiracy theories and disinformation have found a home on right-wing talk radio, where falsehoods often escape scrutiny from regulators and... more

25 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
11/22/63

In television's younger days, going live was extremely difficult, costly and rare. But in November of 1963 a monumental tragedy... more

23 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
The Divided Dial: Episode 2 - From Pulpit to Politics

Episode 2: From Pulpit to Politics How did the little-known Salem Media Group come to have an outsized political influence? In this... more

22 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
Flipping The Bird

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, there has been nothing short of crisis — leading to massive layoffs and lost... more

18 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
Mastodon: The Platform Taking Twitter's Worn and Weary

In the wake of the five alarm fire at Twitter, a small, quiet social media alternative has been quietly attracting... more

16 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
The Divided Dial: Episode 1 - The True Believers

Episode 1: The True Believers In 2016, Christian talk radio host Eric Metaxas begrudgingly encouraged his listeners to vote for then-presidential... more

15 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
On the Media
The Divided Dial: Episode 4 - From The Extreme to The Mainstream
On the Media