Brooke Gladstone, co-host of WNYC’s “On the Media,” talks about her new book, “The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination On Moral Panic In Our Time.”
The books assesses how an unending stream of “fake news,” “alternative facts” and lies have distorted our sense of reality and how demagogic techniques via new technology makes it so much easier to live complacently in our bubbles, until worlds collide.
The book anatomizes and explains how our reality broke, which foundational principles were exploded, and how we can go about piecing our individual worlds back together.
Brooke Gladstone is a Peabody Award-winning journalist. She is the co-host and managing editor of “On The Media.” Prior to that, she was a Moscow-based reporter for NPR, its first media reporter, senior editor of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and the senior editor of “Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.”
She also is the author of The Influencing Machine, a media manifesto in graphic form.
A book signing will follow the program.
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