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The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the...Show More


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29:05 | Jan 10th, 2018

Leslie Gelb, the man who supervised the team that compiled the Pentagon Papers, wasn't a character in the new Hollywood drama, The Post. He is rarely called for comment in documentaries and films abou...Show More
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Great background info and insight into the Pentagon Papers and what we should have learned from them

50:36 | Dec 27th, 2019

2019 started on a note of fakery, as we made sense of the conspiracies and simulacra that distort our information field. It's ending with a similar air of surreality, with impeachment proceedings brin...Show More
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If you only listen to one recap show for 2019, this is the one. Covers a lot of ground and reminds me of many things I learned.

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49:53 | Aug 23rd, 2019

In a special hour this week, On the Media examines the history of US imperialism — and why the familiar US map hides the true story of our country. Brooke spends the hour with Northwestern University ...Show More
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If you are a fan of History and podcast like Hardcore History you will find this podcast extremely interesting.

49:52 | Sep 21st, 2018

Senators are weighing serious allegations of attempted rape as they consider Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, McDonald's employees in ten cities went on strike to bring at...Show More
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49:51 | Dec 1st, 2017

It was yet another week of outrageous and consequential stories piling on top of one another at a head-spinning pace. A failed attempt to discredit the Washington Post. A bombshell plea from a former ...Show More
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