Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

A Custody Battle That Shaped Diplomacy

Friday, July 24, 2015

With embassies re-opening in Washington DC and Havana this week, we consider how coverage of the Elián González custody battle 15 years ago influenced US-Cuba relations today.

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What Can We Learn From Ashley Madison?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Writer and programmer Paul Ford ponders the Ashley Madison hack, and wonders if we'll ever actually learn how to keep our information safe online.

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Inventing Fidel Castro

Friday, July 24, 2015

As the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, we look back at a reporter's early coverage of Cuba's former leader, Fidel Castro.

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Summer Listens #3: The World is a Morgue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The third of our summer listening series.
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Years of Talk in One Conversation

Friday, July 17, 2015

One year after the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, there's been a big push for a national conversation on race and policing. WNYC's Brian Lehrer actually hosted one. 

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Reddit In Revolt

Friday, July 17, 2015

The resignation of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has prompted extensive discussion about the future of speech on the web.

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"Black Twitter"

Friday, July 17, 2015

The LA Times just hired a reporter to cover Black Twitter. Dexter Thomas discusses his new assignment and what the media usually get wrong about this nebulous space in the Twitterverse. 

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The Birth of #BlackLivesMatter

Friday, July 17, 2015

It's been two years since the origin of the movement and slogan, born the night George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. We hear how it happened and what's changed.

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Summer Listens #2: The Wilhelm Scream

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The second installment in our new summer listening series. 
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Summer Listens #1

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The first in our summer listening series: we'll be reaching into the archives each week with a old favorite for you to enjoy. 
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Behind the Myth of the Welfare Queen

Friday, July 03, 2015

The real story behind Linda Taylor, the woman who became immortalized as the infamous welfare queen. 

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Joking With Robots

Friday, July 03, 2015

Comedian Myq Kaplan faces off against a robot in a duel for comedic superiority.

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Robot Humor

Friday, July 03, 2015

We often think of robots as tools to make our lives easier. But what if they could also make our lives funnier?

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The Solar Flare Scenario

Friday, June 26, 2015

Could a solar flare cause a digital meltdown? Brooke speaks with Lucianne Walkowicz, astronomer at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, about the sun's power to affect our electrical grid.

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The Storage Potential of DNA

Friday, June 26, 2015

Paper burns. Bits rot. CDs decay. But DNA can last tens of thousands of years. That's why researchers in England have developed a way to code digital data into the code of life. 

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Margaret Atwood Writes for the Future

Friday, June 26, 2015

Novelist Margaret Atwood recently handed in a new manuscript, Scribbler Moon, to the Future Library -- which means we'll have to wait until 2114 to read it.

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Drawing Politics

Friday, June 19, 2015

Middle Eastern cartoonist Khalid Albaih believes that cartoons can deliver vital political truths in a way that bypass restrictions on expression.

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A Comedic Counternarrative

Friday, June 19, 2015

Humza Arshad, a British-Pakistani comedian and YouTube star, makes teens laugh -- and steers them away from religious extremism and ISIS recruitment.

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A Hate Crime in Charleston

Friday, June 19, 2015

Brooke traces the historical legacy of racially-motivated hate crimes in the wake of this week's shootings in Charleston.

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Behind the Code Curtain

Friday, June 12, 2015

Most of us are familiar with Facebook or Apple products, but don't really understand the code that animates them. Programmer Paul Ford wants to change that.  

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