Brooke Gladstone’s voice is probably familiar to many public media listeners. She’s been the co-host and editor of WNYC’s “On the Media” for the past 17 years. After Donald Trump was elected president — something she says she didn’t think was possible — Gladstone started to question the way she sees the world. She condensed her thoughts into a slim volume titled “The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time.” We talk with her about the book, objectivity in journalism, her interest in both science fiction and early humans, and more.
This conversation was recorded with an audience at Powell’s City of Books on October 30, 2017.