Recently in On the Media Podcast
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.
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.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Naming the shooter, the law of the Internet, 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.
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.
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.
Friday, January 02, 2015
A special hour on the enthralling genre of true crime.
Friday, December 26, 2014
OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The ethics of publicly exposing private emails, the demise of Cat Fancy magazine, and a farewell to the Colbert Report.
Friday, December 12, 2014
A special hour from Liberia, where Ebola figures into every issue, in ways both painful and profound.
Friday, December 05, 2014
On police body cameras, the conservative reaction to events in Ferguson, and the con men who charm the media.
Friday, November 28, 2014
An exploration of Hispanic media today
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
A special edition of On the Media examines the media's reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Friday, November 21, 2014
How media narratives have irreversible effects, a prominent journalist describes his editorial regret regarding the Bill Cosby rape allegations, and a conversation with George Takei.
Friday, November 14, 2014
A newly released letter reveals the FBI's attempt to blackmail MLK into committing suicide. Plus, the song of the 67P comet.
Friday, November 07, 2014
An unpacking of the post-midterm election myths, whether algorithms can intuit emotions, and 25 years after the Berlin Wall.
Friday, October 31, 2014
The corrosive influence of money in politics post Citizens United, and the dark task of online content moderation.