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On the Media

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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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4.7 out of 5 stars from 9k ratings
  • Framed through partisan lens

    This Show only gives the favorable opinion of left leaning ideology. I want to hear pros and cons to some of the pressing issues today. A story about trans youth should inform the listener that Scandinavian countries have pivoted on providing gender affirming care to youth…etc. We only hear about the big bad bigoted right…but both sides generally have a point and within that is rationality.

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    Lil' Tuggy
    United Statesa month ago
  • Incredible

    Having a masters degree in journalism. And having extensive work with the pointer Institute in Florida. I had to try this podcast out. Amazingly it is so slanted to the left right from the get-go. I made it through about 20 minutes and had to stop. My God. What have you done the journalism.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Rebroadcasts should be titled as such.

    2 months ago
  • A great show

    Glad to be able to resubscribe after recently learning that Brooke Gladstone is now the sole host. An incisive, illuminating, and intelligent analysis of media matters - and why it matters.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Always excellent, essential reporting

    Podcast Addict
    2 months ago

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