Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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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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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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Our Anniversaries, Ourselves: 25 Years after the Berlin Wall

Friday, November 07, 2014

How the changing media coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall over the past 25 years reflects our changing self image as Americans.

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Once Upon An Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

In the aftermath of midterms, election results swiftly fractured into election narratives. 

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Algorithms Understand

Friday, November 07, 2014

Can the algorithms built into social media really understand your emotional well-being? Munmun De Choudhury says yes, and explains how it works. 

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A Dreary Mythbuster

Friday, October 31, 2014

We often hear that mass shootings are not on the rise, despite our gut feelings to the contrary. But new research finds they are, in fact, happening more often.   

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The Unseen World of Content Moderation

Friday, October 31, 2014

Brooke speaks with WIRED contributor Adrien Chen about the unsung workers who keep horrible images out of your feed.

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Porn Monopoly

Friday, October 31, 2014

Brooke speaks to Slate writer David Auerbach, who explains how one company created a pornography monopoly.

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Ferguson on the Map and in the Mind

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the months since Ferguson erupted in protest after Michael Brown's death, the town has become shorthand for myriad social ills. But what's been the impact on the community itself? 

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