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

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Reactionary Era, After Standing Rock, Toughest on 'Our Own'

In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week: The Reactionary Era (First) | After Standing Rock (Starts at 31:44) | Toughest on 'Our Own' (Starts at 50:54) The Brian Lehrer Show needs your help! Please visit wnyc.podcastings


 2017-04-28  1h15m

Remembering Jonathan Demme

Robert Jonathan Demme was an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter, known for his work on Silence of the Lambs, Philadephia, and the innovative concert movie about The Talking Heads called Stop Making Sense. He was a friend of the show, a listene


 2017-04-27  3m

Trump Administration Unveils Plan for Major Tax Overhaul

Michael Graetz, Columbia Law School professor and former deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the Department of the Treasury and co-author with Linda Greenhouse of The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right (Simon & Schuster, 2016),


 2017-04-27  32m

Bo Dietl Runs for NYC Mayor

Bo Dietl, retired NYPD officer and detective, founder and chairman of Beau Dietl and Associates investigative and security firm, actor, and now independent candidate for mayor, talks about his campaign to become the next mayor of New York City.


 2017-04-27  30m

The Resistance on Day 98

One of the first guests on the show following the inauguration, Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University law professor and activist, talks about the emoluments clause lawsuit and gives her assessment of the Trump presidency, so far. "Resistance is great, but


 2017-04-27  22m

A Map of Countries That Don't Exist

A map of the world shows nearly 200 countries with borders that seem set in stone, but it turns out that there is a whole shadow world of countries that don't officially exist — at least not on world maps today. Nick Middleton, geographer, author, and te


 2017-04-27  18m

This Is the Reactionary Era

Andrew Sullivan, author, political commentator and now columnist for New York Magazine, talks about the pervasive divisiveness in Western politics, including in France, Britain and the United States and how the Left has to address the concerns of constit


 2017-04-26  30m

Winona LaDuke Reflects on Standing Rock

Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist, rural development economist, author and executive director of the group Honor the Earth, recounts her year spent living in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to protest the completion of the (now-approv


 2017-04-26  20m

Suing for Subway Access

What's it like getting around the New York City for people with disabilities?   "There is approximately 20 percent accessibility level," says Michelle Caiola, director of litigation in Disability Rights Advocate’s New York Office. "This is a civil rights


 2017-04-26  22m

The Most Powerful Couple in the West Wing

Edward-Isaac Dovere, chief White House correspondent for Politico, discusses reports that President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn violated federal laws by failing to disclose payments he received from Russian Organizations and de


 2017-04-26  35m