The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios



Mothers By Not-Birth, How Did You Get to 'Mom'?

There’s a phrase that almost every mother knows, and that’s the “birth story.” It’s the story of the day you gave birth — the day you definitely became a mother.But there are many mothers who did not give birth. They adopted, became stepmoms or god moms.Today we're asking: if you are a mom not-by-birth (especially if this is your first Mother's Day celebrating), how did you become a mother? And feel free to keep your stories coming on Twitter - tweet @BrianLehrer anytime.Love that @BrianLehrer is giving air time to moms who did not give birth to their children ahead of Mother's Day. Motherhood is so diverse. — alex neason (@alexandrianeas) May 6, 2016You’re making my mother-in-law cry, @BrianLehrer! — Liza (@zealousidler) May 6, 2016Oh boy @BrianLehrer I can't drive and listen to this! Tears everywhere! — Jenna Citron (@Jac05f) May 6, 2016This @BrianLehrer Show segment is making me want to call my mom right now. #HappyMothersDay — Benjamin Fang (@BenFang93) May 6, 2016very into all these moms crying on @BrianLehrer rn — ponybear (@ponybear) May 6, 2016That's the idea. Call your moms, folks! (Heads-up: if they're listening to the show right now they might be crying.) — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) May 6, 2016


 2016-05-06  12m