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The Cancer Show: Part I

Friday, March 27, 2015

A deep dive into cancer: in the media, in language, and in our mind's eye. 

On House of Cards 3: You Have Just Been Served

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brooke discusses the third episode of the season with two foreign policy experts. 
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Confession and Suppression

Friday, March 20, 2015

OTM examines the line between making great documentary and heeding the law. Plus, Florida officials suppressing the term "climate change," and Wikipedia vs. NSA.

Cashing in on Ferguson, That Letter to Iran, and Nihilism's Allure

Friday, March 13, 2015

Has constant media presence turned the town of Ferguson into a symbol and a brand? Also, Brooke charts the history of nihilism.

Episode 2: The Lady Parts

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Brooke discusses the second episode of House of Cards with Cokie Roberts and Linda Wertheimer.
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Episode 1: Sic Semper Francis

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"House of Cards" fan Brooke Gladstone dissects the first episode of this season with a veteran Washington journalist and the show's own creator, Beau Willimon. 
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On the Rocks

Friday, March 06, 2015

ISIS' cruelty has now been directed at priceless artifacts. This week we examine the media's reaction to the destruction. Also, Hillary Clinton’s email habits have reporters scrambling.

Secure Connections

Friday, February 27, 2015

This week OTM examines what the Open Internet Order means for the data flowing through our devices. Also, a look back at the people who helped end Qaddafi's rule in Libya.

Safe Words

Friday, February 20, 2015

Why the language of terrorism is so divisive. Also, how Fifty Shades of Grey introduced America to the kink community.

Whistleblowers, the Legacy of Lynching, and Vintage Jon Stewart

Friday, February 13, 2015

An exploration of the term “whistleblower”, from its origins as a sports reference to its current status as a moral mantle. Also, a farewell to venerable media satirist Jon Stewart. 

Threat Assessment

Friday, February 06, 2015

The content of a new ISIS video shocks the world. Also, vaccinating children stokes faux controversy, again, and a new documentary has the Church of Scientology on the offensive.  

The Case for Boredom

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The podcast New Tech City has kicked off a fascinating project that anyone can join in on. And, we want you to know about it. 
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Naming the Shooter, the Law of the Internet, and More

Friday, January 30, 2015

Naming the shooter, the law of the Internet, and more.

Japanese Captives, the diary of a Guantanamo Bay inmate, and more

Friday, January 23, 2015

A video threat from ISIS to Japan, debunking conventional wisdom in Congress, and a newly published memoir from a Guantanamo Bay inmate.

Terror Reporting and Technological Paranoia

Friday, January 16, 2015

On the narratives we expect after a terrorist event, double standards for free speech in France, and the eerie technology of Black Mirror's not-so-distant future.

The Attack on Charlie Hebdo, Reckoning with Free Speech, and More

Friday, January 09, 2015

After the massacre at the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, a look at the symbolic weight of French satire and true freedom of speech.

True Crime

Friday, January 02, 2015

A special hour on the enthralling genre of true crime. 

Deadbeats

Friday, December 26, 2014

OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 

Hacks, Cats, & Colbert

Friday, December 19, 2014

The ethics of publicly exposing private emails, the demise of Cat Fancy magazine, and a farewell to the Colbert Report. 

OTM goes to Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

A special hour from Liberia, where Ebola figures into every issue, in ways both painful and profound.