Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

"Monty Python But 50 Times As Rude"

Friday, January 09, 2015

On the rich tradition of cartoons in French culture, satirical and otherwise, as well as the unique reputation of Charlie Hebdo.

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Online Supersleuths

Friday, January 02, 2015

Brooke speaks to writer Deborah Halper about her book on the thriving community of internet sleuths who try to crack cold cases. 

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Gavel to Gavel

Friday, January 02, 2015

The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first to be covered on TV, gavel to gavel.

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Brooke and Bob on the Decline of Beat Reporting

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bob remembers the best story he got while working the crime beat for a small newspaper in Pennsylvania.

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The History of Beats

Friday, December 26, 2014

You’d think that beat reporting has been fundamental to journalism since the birth of the business. But beats didn’t really take off until a little over a century ago.

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Rod Blagojevich Meets His Match

Friday, December 26, 2014

How one reporter was in the right place at the right time to uncover the story of a lifetime.

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The Labor Beat

Friday, December 26, 2014

As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them.

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The Obit Beat

Friday, December 26, 2014

Everyone gets to be in the paper twice: when they’re born, and when they die.

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On Letterman, Colbert, and America

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18th, marked the final episode of the Colbert Report, and the end of Stephen Colbert's fake pundit character. Brooke and Bob bid them both farewell. 

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Your Morals Depend on Language

Friday, December 19, 2014

Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of five others? Your answer may depend on whether you consider the problem in your native tongue or a secondary one.

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Ebola as a Prism

Friday, December 12, 2014

Human rights lawyer Kofi Woods tells Brooke about how the Ebola epidemic has become a stress test for Liberian democracy. 

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Welcome To Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

FrontPage Africa editor Rodney Sieh and reporter Mae Azango investigate how Ebola-related restrictions are affecting celebrations on the country's biggest national holiday.

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Monrovia's Marketplace of Ideas

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brooke and Meara visit a "hatai shop," where scores of people gather to drink tea and debate current events.

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Hispanic TV's Star Newscaster

Friday, November 28, 2014

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has been dubbed "Star newscaster of Hispanic TV."

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Meet Walter Blanco

Friday, November 28, 2014

"Metastasis" is an almost scene-by-scene Spanish-language remake of the hit show "Breaking Bad," starring Colombian actor Diego Trujillo.

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Es La Hora: Hispanic Media in English

Friday, November 28, 2014

An overview of the Hispanic media landscape

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Did We Suck?

Friday, November 28, 2014

After hearing the rest of this special hour, Latino Rebels co-founder Julio Ricardo Varela returns to tell Brooke if we accomplished our goal to "not suck."

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A Trilogy About the End of the World

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ben Winters considers the role of media before the arrival of an Earth-destroying asteroid in his trilogy, The Last Policeman. 

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Can Journalism Impact Criminal Justice?

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Marshall Project, a new not-for-profit investigative journalism organization, focuses its coverage on the American criminal justice system. 

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Listen To a Comet Sing

Friday, November 14, 2014

This week, the European Space Agency’s Philae space probe landed on comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko.     

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