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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Hillary Clinton's Concession Speech

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein joins us to talk about the morning after Donald Trump won the presidential election and we air Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton's concession speeches.  


 2016-11-09  52m

New Yorkers Process 'That Quiet Subway Ride'

Jamil Smith, senior national correspondent for MTV News, and Ana Marie Cox, senior political correspondent for MTV News, founder of the blog Wonkette, and contributor to The New York Times Magazine, help us process the election results and the "that quie


 2016-11-09  32m

The Mourning After Election Day

Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (Liveright, 2013), talks about the results of yesterday's presidential election and listeners call in to share their deepes


 2016-11-09  28m

Cutting Loose on Election Night

Keli Goff, columnist for the Daily Beast and host of WNYC's live series, Political Party with Keli Goff, continues the Election Day discussion and previews her election night party. → Join Keli Goff tonight at 7 PM in The Greene Space for Political Party


 2016-11-08  12m

Things On The Ballot Besides Clinton or Trump

Zack Stanton, digital editor of Politico Magazine, talks about the things on the ballot that have nothing to do with Trump or Clinton, like legalizing medical marijuana, food stamps and carbon taxes.


 2016-11-08  21m

Alec Baldwin Sheds the Trump Impressions on Election Day

Alec Baldwin, actor and host of WNYC's Here's The Thing, talks about the experience of playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and shares his thoughts on today's presidential election. "He's the head writer of his own comedy routine" - @AlecBaldwin d


 2016-11-08  18m

Tackling Voting Obstacles at the Polls with ‘Electionland’

Jessica Huseman, ProPublica's senior reporting fellow, and John Keefe, WNYC senior editor for data news and the author of Family Projects for Smart Objects: Tabletop Projects That Respond to Your World (Maker Media, 2016), discuss "Electionland," a joint


 2016-11-08  7m

Governor Tom Wolf on Divided Pennsylvania

With all eyes on Pennsylvania this Election Day, Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania (D), checks in with us and talks about his divided state and Bruce Springsteen's performance during a Hillary Clinton campaign event last night. Clinton must win in the s


 2016-11-08  18m

Citizens #DedicateTheVote for Historic Election Day

Catherine Rampell, opinion columnist at The Washington Post, covers the latest on Election Day, including her latest riff, "Farewell, dear Donald Trump: An ode to the media’s frenemy," and listeners share who they have dedicated their votes to. 


 2016-11-08  32m

Picking up the Pieces After Election Day

Let's assume Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election on November 8th. We ask listeners how she should start to bring together our polarized nation, and whether or not that's a priority. One caller suggested a national day of healing for our democr


 2016-11-07  20m