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On the Media

WNYC Studios

The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear.

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Across the globe, summers are getting unseasonably, and scarily hot, and last year the United Nations announcing that we've entered the era of "global boiling."  And yet it's hard to grapple with the damage caused by extreme heat. It's the deadliest ... more

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Immigration is one of the most important issues in this year’s presidential election. This week, On the Media traces how root causes of mass migration from Central America to the United States over the past decade stem back to the Cold War. Plus, a d... more

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In January 2023, a TV show called In the Know debuted on Peacock. The comedy is a parody of a daily NPR show produced in New York City, with rather cringey characters portrayed by stop-motion puppets. Each episode also features an interview with a re... more

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Every year on the Fourth of July, households across America embrace the aesthetics of patriotism. On this week’s On the Media, find out how the early country music industry got a major boost from the US military and became associated with the “sound ... more

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    ben collins for me is a dirtbag and me being from madison, wi i take offense to him taking over the onion. if you were part of spreading misinformation and disinformation then you are part of the problem. you don’t deserve being head of our beloved onion if i have characterized you correctly. everyone knows the onion was for laughs. spreading lies as you were doing is not a funny matter.

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    Endless Panic for ‘Pinch’ *** The Boss’s constant bad money ‘vibes’ are my only economic indicator, and why that’s bad news for Joe Biden *** By Jeanna Smialek

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    Give us way more Micah Loewinger and way less Brooke Gladstone. Please!

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