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



Brian Lehrer Weekend: Governor Cuomo, Cat Person, Life of Frederick Douglass

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Gov. Cuomo on the State of New York State (First) | 'Cat Person' Author Has More Stories to Tell (Starts at 28:40) | The Life of Frederick Douglass (Starts at 47:51)  If you don't sub



Advice From The Future

What do you wish you had known when you were 13, 25, 45? Listeners call in to give advice to their younger selves. 36 to teenager me: don’t try so hard, just have more fun. You’re cool enough. — Laura B Regan (@LBRdrunktweets) January 18, 2019 @BrianLehr



Campus Diversity's Unspoken Clash with University Tenure

Patricia Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University and editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (The University of North Carolina Press, 2016), breaks down the invisible work often taken on by pro



Who Will be the Democratic Candidate?

  Listeners call in to participate in an informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific poll of the Democratic presidential candidates who have declared they’re running so far (so only: Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard and Julian Castro



The Latest Shocking Testimony in El Chapo's Trial

Keegan Hamilton, Vice News reporter and host of the podcast "Chapo", and Jack Riley, former D.E.A. acting deputy administrator who led the task force that took down El Chapo and the author of the forthcoming Drug Warrior (Hachette Books, 2019), talks abo



#AskTheMayor: Public Trash, Public Transit and the Shutdown

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the Sanitation Department's removal of public trash cans in Harlem, the public bus plan and how the City is doing in the midst of the government shutd



The Joy (and Other Emotions) Sparked by Marie Kondo's Nextfix Show

Sarah Archer, author of Midcentury Christmas and the forthcoming, The Midcentury Kitchen: America's Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s (Countryman Press, 2019), talks about why Marie Kondo's take on tidying has captured America's im



Commissioner O'Neill on Policing & Crime

New York City police commissioner James O'Neill talks about 2018 crime statistics, the roll-out of neighborhood policing and issues facing the department. NOW: - @NYPDONeill on 2018 crime statistics and the roll-out of neighborhood policing. We are takin



Gov. Cuomo on the State of New York State

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks about his plans for New York in the next year, including a "Green New Deal," plus how the partial federal shutdown is affecting New York, the MTA and more.



New York City's Women's Marches

Liz Robbins, metro reporter for The New York Times, explains why New York City will host two separate Women's Marches this weekend.