Alex Goldman is a producer for On the Media. One time he got run over by a car.
On the Media's Celebrity Pledge Show with Peter Sagal
Monday, March 05, 2012 - 01:59 PM
It's pledge week at On the Media's parent station WNYC. Hosting this website and our podcast costs our producing station a sizeable chunk of change each year. If you’d like to contribute to WNYC to help keep us online and available to you whenever you want to listen, now is the time to do it. For a one time pledge of $60 you can get our popular ON [CAFFEINE] coffee mug which host Brooke Gladstone can be seen modeling below – follow this link to get the mug or to pledge at any level to WNYC (you can also see the other great thank you gifts on offer).
Normally for our pledge shows, Bob and Brooke spend the hour recalling some of our favorite segments, and talking about how great we are. But instead of tooting our own horns this time around, OTM decided to go to some of our favorite public radio personalities and ask them to tell our listening audience just how amazing, wonderful, and worthy of support we are. First up, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal!
Sagal enumerated many reasons for his love of OTM, but he highlighted his favorite thing about On the Media, which is, and I quote "Bob Garfield, getting medieval on people." In particular, he cited Bob's recent conversation with Hunter Moore, purveyor of a website that posts nude pictures of people online without their permission, and then links back to identifying information about those people on social networks like Facebook. Bob was, as you might imagine, unimpressed with Moore's justifications of his website.
On the Media will be posting more of these public radio celebrity segments to the blog throughout the week, so check back regularly, and if you like them, please pledge to WNYC. Thank you!