Recently in On the Media Podcast
Friday, May 03, 2013
A look at the media fallout around NBA center Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay, how one company is defending its patent of two genes linked to breast cancer, and how filing a Freedom of Information Act request just got a lot more complicated.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Bob looks at the risks and promise of surveillance after the Boston marathon bombing, a new documentary looks at war crimes and whistleblowing in the theater of war and an Onion-like satire site tries to bring military humor to the civilian masses.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Brooke examines the twists and turns of the marathon bombing coverage, listeners tell OTM what they want to hear from the media when there's no new information during a crisis, and what it's like to tweet the news cycle in the wee small hours of the morning.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Since the Sandy Hook shootings, gun violence anecdotes have been the centerpiece of much of the reporting about guns. OTM asks if there's a better way. Also, who to listen to about the new avian flu and everything you need to know about Grindr.
Friday, April 05, 2013
After the arrest (and release) of Bassem Youssef, OTM looks back on a trip on a 2011 trip to Egypt and forward to the future of independent Egyptian media. Also: the song remains the same in North Korea coverage and innovative TV ads from Old Milwaukee.
Friday, March 29, 2013
How Popular Culture Influences SCOTUS Decisions, How Rand Paul's Drone Filibuster May Have Changed Minds, and Brooke talks with the great Walt "Clyde" Frazier about sports and the media.
Friday, March 22, 2013
How the media is covering yet another high school rape case after Steubenville, how personal finance luminaries lead the public astray, and an infamous hacker threatens to tarnish the public image of all hackers.
Friday, March 15, 2013
This week On the Media examines the ‘aiding the enemy’ charge the government has brought against Bradley Manning, the man who gave hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Also, 10 years after the Iraq War began Brooke finds out what’s happened to three Iraqi journalists profiled on the show in 2006.
Friday, March 08, 2013
A special hour on our changing understanding of ownership and how it is affected by the law. An author and professor who encourages creative writing through plagiarism, 3D printing, fan fiction & fair use, and the strange tale of who owns "The Happy Birthday Song"
Friday, March 01, 2013
Why White House reporters are fed up, getting the president's attention through online petitions, and a conversation with The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Why federal budget crises seem to happen every month, covering the Vatican from a world away, and using election prediction models to forecast the winners of the 85th Academy Awards.
Friday, February 15, 2013
How Truman Capote mixed fact and fiction in In Cold Blood, the true threat of cyberwar, and software that fact-checks political speeches in real time.
Friday, February 08, 2013
New disclosures begin to put the drone program into focus, a social-media campaign to reclaim the word jihad from extremists, and the story of the very first viral video.
Friday, February 01, 2013
How The New York Times fell victim to Chinese hackers, a survey of our digital file sharing habits, and a conversation with NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin on tweeting revolutions.
Friday, January 25, 2013
On this week’s On the Media, Lawrence Wright on his in-depth investigation into the Church of Scientology, The Autism Channel, and Facebook's new search feature.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The history of studies on video games and aggression, a reporter's coverage of every underage gun death in New York City, Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, and remembering Aaron Swartz.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The ATF's desire for a central database of gun transactions, journalists fight for the right to report on India's rape trial, an interview with 56 Up director Michael Apted, and Chinese journalists strike after the government censored an Op-Ed.
Friday, January 04, 2013
A special hour on privacy - license plate readers, national security letters, surveilling yourself so the government doesn't have to, and OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman on just how much we misunderstand our privacy online.
Friday, December 28, 2012
An update to On the Media's look at the world of television, originally aired in May, including how the industry is coping with changing consumer habits, the future of the communal viewing experience, and reality TV's reality problem.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The surprising history of the gun control narrative, the media myths of past school shootings, and the problem when the media speculate on the mental health of shooters.