Posted on Jan 13, 2016

Longform Podcast #175: Brooke Gladstone

Brooke Gladstone is the host of On the Media and the author of The Influencing Machine.

“I'm not going to get any richer or more famous than I am right now. This is it, this is fine — it's better than I ever expected. I don't have anything to risk anymore. As far as I’m concerned, I want to just spend this last decade, decade and a half, twenty years, doing what I think is valuable. I don’t have any career path anymore. I’m totally off the career path. The beautiful thing is that I just don’t have any more fucks to give.”

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Show Notes:

  1. @OTMBrooke
  2. On the Media
  3. [10:00] "The Case Against the MX" (Inquiry • Aug 1979) [pdf]
  4. [12:00] Fred Kaplan's Slate archive
  5. [22:00] "Vanity Plates" (Bob Garfield • On the Media • Feb 2003)
  6. [24:00] "Reporting Around DHS Opacity" (On the Media • Oct 2013)
  7. [33:00] "The Anatomy of Six Shootings" (On The Media • Aug 2014)
  8. [35:00] The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W. W. Norton & Company • 2011)
  9. [56:00] "Margaret Atwood Writes for the Future" (On the Media • Jun 2015)