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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.
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Blame It On The Alcohol
This week, we devote an entire hour to what one important scholar deemed “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” From its earliest role as a source of nourishment to its depictions in ancient literature, we examine the roots of mankind’s everlasting drinking problems. Plus, how a bizarre 60 Minutes piece spread the idea that red wine has medicinal effects. Then, a look at how popular culture has incorrectly framed Alcoholics Anonymous as the best and only option for addiction recovery. And, a scientist cooks up a synthetic substitute for booze.1. Iain Gately, author of Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol, on the ancient origins of our core beliefs about booze. Listen.2. Robert Taylor, assistant managing editor at Wine Spectator, on red wine's constantly changing reputation as a healthy substance. Listen.3. Gabrielle Glaser [@GabrielleGlaser], author of Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink - And How They Can Regain Control, on the history and P.R. methods of Alcoholics Anonymous. Listen.4. David Nutt [@ProfDavidNutt], psychologist at Imperial College London, on his new alcohol substitute, "alcosynth." Listen.Songs:When I Get Low I Get High by Ella FitzgeraldTomorrow Never Knows by Quartetto D/Archi Dell'Orchestra Sinfonica Di MilanoIl Casanova Di Federico Fellini by Solisti E Orchestre Del Cinema ItalianoOption with Variations by Kronos Quartet/composer Rhiannon Giddens

Blame It On The Alcohol

2018-07-0600:51:275

Using My Religion
More than two thousand reporters went to Singapore to cover the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. This week, we examine how so much coverage can lead to so little understanding. Plus, at long last, Justin Trudeau is subjected to media scrutiny in the US. And, the latest threat to American newspapers, the trouble with a new bill meant to battle anti-Semitism, and Jeff Session's fraught theology. 1. Noah Bierman [@Noahbierman], White House correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, on his experience reporting from Singapore. Listen.2. Margaret Sullivan [@Sulliview], media columnist for the Washington Post, on American media falling for Trumpian stagecraft at the summit. Listen.3. Jesse Brown [@JesseBrown], host of the CANADALAND podcast, on U.S. media's renewed interest in Justin Trudeau. Listen.4. Erin Arvedlund [@erinarvedlund], reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, on the dangers of a tariff on Canadian newsprint. Listen.5. Michael Lieberman [@ADLWashCounsel], Washington counsel for the Anti-Defamation League, and Kenneth Stern, executive director of the Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation, on the proposed Anti-Semitism Awareness Act; Brooke on Jeff Sessions biblical defense of the Trump administration's immigration policies. Listen.Songs:Puck by John Zorn (feat. Bill Frisell, Carol Emanuel & Kenny Wollesen)Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry by Raymond ScottThe Party's Over by Dick HymanPaperback Writer by Quartetto d'Archi Dell'Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe VerdiTilliboyo by Kronos Quartet

Using My Religion

2018-06-1500:51:494

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Comments (8)

Jason Clark

Glenn Beck a hypothetical fool? Who knew?

May 24th
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Jason Clark

John Prosser-Gebhardt yes. a hypocrite

Jun 11th
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John Prosser-Gebhardt

Jason Clark hypocritical?

May 26th
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Benjamin Craft-Rendon

Everyone in the US would benefit from listening to this episode, but especially those of us who were assigned whiteness.

May 19th
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Benjamin Craft-Rendon

Sinan Antoon's insight about how closure is seized upon by the state to squelch discussion and criticism of historical traumas.

May 14th
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Ronni Sander

This was one of your finest, most informative pieces ever. Thank you, OTM.

Jan 13th
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Ğönşalez Röber

q lindas musica

Jan 3rd
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Tipping Point

#Look what you made me do is the best ! Love Taylor ❤️❤️ So talented!❤️❤️

Sep 20th
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