While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.

Since OTM was re-launched in 2001, it has been one of NPR's fastest growing programs, heard on more than 300 public radio stations. It has won Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and a Peabody Award for its body of work.

For more on the history of On the Media, and how it fits in to the rest of public radio, check out the "manifesto" written by OTM managing editor Brooke Gladstone for Transom.org back in 2004. You can find it here.

Our theme music was written by bassist/composer Ben Allison.

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Contact On The Media: onthemedia@wnyc.org

Show Archive

Show Staff

  • Sarah Abdurrahman - Assistant Producer

    Sarah Abdurrahman is a producer for On the Media

  • Bob Garfield - Host, On The Media

    Bob Garfield is the co-host of On the Media

  • Brooke Gladstone - Host & Managing Editor, On The Media

  • Alex Goldman - Associate Producer

    Alex Goldman is a producer for On the Media and the co-host/creator of TLDR. He is on twitter hereSubscribe to the TLDR podcast here.

  • Jennifer Munson - Technical Director

    Jennifer Munson is technical director for On the Media

  • Chris Neary - Assistant Producer

    Chris Neary is a producer for On the Media.

  • Katya Rogers - Senior Producer

    Katya Rogers is the Senior Producer for On the Media

  • PJ Vogt - Associate Producer

  • Jamie York

    Jamie comes to Radiolab after years of reporting and producing for WNYC’s On the Media. Most recently he’s reported stories from China, Malaysia, Poland, India and Louisiana. Before that Jamie was lucky enough to work with, and learn from, Dave Isay, the Kitchen Sisters, Jay Allison and Joe Richman.  After years of enviously listening in on how Radiolab gets made he’s thrilled to be part of the process.