On the Media
About This Show
From NPR Radio, the On the Media podcast brings you funny and smart analysis of the media. Hosts Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone examine institutional transparency, the effect of new technology on how media is distributed and consumed, and the manner in which traditional media covers the top stories of the week. This Peabody award winning podcast is available on demand with new episodes weekly.
Most Recent Episode
A Face in the Crowd
1 day ago
The story of a man's rise from local media firebrand to out-sized TV personality superstar to political demagogue. Sound familiar?
It's actually the plot of Elia Kazan's 1957 film "A Face in the Crowd", which charts the dramatic ascent of Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, played by Andy Griffith. WNYC's Sara Fishko, host of the Fishko Files, explores what the film's story about a rise and fall can tell us about our current political moment.
You can find more Fishko Files at wnyc.org/shows/fishko.