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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. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine 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. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. WNYC Studios

Latest Episodes

Constellation of Secret Evil

A controversial bill in Alabama is the latest in a wave of different abortion bans sweeping the country. This week, On the Medialooks at the influence of Janet Porter, a little-known lobbyist who has been pushing what are misleadingly referred to as “heartbeat” laws. And, a deep dive into the rise of HungarianPrime MinisterViktor Orbán, and what his autocratic regime tells us about the future of Europe. Plus, a new book reveals how conspiracy theories became a fact of American life. 1. Jessica Glenza [@JessicaGlenza], health reporter attheGuardian US, on the influence of Janet Porter, the lobbyist behind the so-called "heartbeat" abortion laws. Listen. 2.Paul Lendvai, author ofOrban: Hungary'sStrongman, on the rise of Hungarian Prime MinisterViktor Orbán. Listen. 3. Anna Merlan [@annamerlan], author ofRepublic of Lies, on the long arc of conspiratorial thinking in the United States. Listen. SupportOn the Media today atonthemedia.org/donate. Songs: Dametu Mano by Combo Chimbita P...

49 MIN4 days ago
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Constellation of Secret Evil

The Past, Present and Future of Nikole Hannah-Jones

This week, we want tobring you a terrific new episode of Death, Sex and Money,anotherWNYC show that we think our listeners will appreciate.The show's host, Anna Sale, is on maternity leave, and an exciting cohort of former guests and friends of the show arehosting in her absence,talking with the people they're most curious about. The episode this week is hosted by Al Letson. Normally he hosts the podcast Reveal, but here he’s talking with Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. If you’re familiar with Nikole’s reporting (and even if you're not), we think you’ll enjoy this conversation about how her life brought her to the work she does today.

28 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Past, Present and Future of Nikole Hannah-Jones

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The political press has long used the vague notion of “electability” to drive horserace coverage of presidential candidates. This week, On the Media considers how the emphasis on electability takes the focus away from the issues and turns voters into pundits. Plus, the shady dealings of the tax preparation industry, and how FOIA has been weaponized. And, how Trump duped financial journalists about his net worth in the 1980s. 1. Investigative journalist Jonathan Greenberg [@JournalistJG] on how Trump obscured his finances to wind up on the Forbes list of richest Americans — and why it mattered so much to him. 2. Dennis Ventry, professor at UC Davis School of Law, on how the tax preparation industry united to shield themselves from a publicly-funded alternative. 3. OTM producer Alana Casanova-Burgess [@AlanaLlama] speaks withDennis Ventry, Michael Halpern [@halpsci], Eric Lipton [@EricLiptonNYT] andClaudia Polskyabout a bill in California that seeks to curb the weaponization of FOI...

49 MIN1 weeks ago
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Impossible!

Latest Episodes

Constellation of Secret Evil

A controversial bill in Alabama is the latest in a wave of different abortion bans sweeping the country. This week, On the Medialooks at the influence of Janet Porter, a little-known lobbyist who has been pushing what are misleadingly referred to as “heartbeat” laws. And, a deep dive into the rise of HungarianPrime MinisterViktor Orbán, and what his autocratic regime tells us about the future of Europe. Plus, a new book reveals how conspiracy theories became a fact of American life. 1. Jessica Glenza [@JessicaGlenza], health reporter attheGuardian US, on the influence of Janet Porter, the lobbyist behind the so-called "heartbeat" abortion laws. Listen. 2.Paul Lendvai, author ofOrban: Hungary'sStrongman, on the rise of Hungarian Prime MinisterViktor Orbán. Listen. 3. Anna Merlan [@annamerlan], author ofRepublic of Lies, on the long arc of conspiratorial thinking in the United States. Listen. SupportOn the Media today atonthemedia.org/donate. Songs: Dametu Mano by Combo Chimbita P...

49 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Constellation of Secret Evil

The Past, Present and Future of Nikole Hannah-Jones

This week, we want tobring you a terrific new episode of Death, Sex and Money,anotherWNYC show that we think our listeners will appreciate.The show's host, Anna Sale, is on maternity leave, and an exciting cohort of former guests and friends of the show arehosting in her absence,talking with the people they're most curious about. The episode this week is hosted by Al Letson. Normally he hosts the podcast Reveal, but here he’s talking with Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. If you’re familiar with Nikole’s reporting (and even if you're not), we think you’ll enjoy this conversation about how her life brought her to the work she does today.

28 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Past, Present and Future of Nikole Hannah-Jones

Impossible!

The political press has long used the vague notion of “electability” to drive horserace coverage of presidential candidates. This week, On the Media considers how the emphasis on electability takes the focus away from the issues and turns voters into pundits. Plus, the shady dealings of the tax preparation industry, and how FOIA has been weaponized. And, how Trump duped financial journalists about his net worth in the 1980s. 1. Investigative journalist Jonathan Greenberg [@JournalistJG] on how Trump obscured his finances to wind up on the Forbes list of richest Americans — and why it mattered so much to him. 2. Dennis Ventry, professor at UC Davis School of Law, on how the tax preparation industry united to shield themselves from a publicly-funded alternative. 3. OTM producer Alana Casanova-Burgess [@AlanaLlama] speaks withDennis Ventry, Michael Halpern [@halpsci], Eric Lipton [@EricLiptonNYT] andClaudia Polskyabout a bill in California that seeks to curb the weaponization of FOI...

49 MIN1 weeks ago
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Impossible!
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