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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Good Intentions Make Bad Foreign Policy

Michael Mandelbaum, director of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and the author of Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era (Oxford University Press, 2016), argued th


 2016-04-01  19m

The Double-Edged Sword of "Curing" His Asperger's

John Elder Robison, author of the memoir Look Me in the Eye and Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening (Spiegel & Grau, 2016), talks about what changed, for good and for ill, when he participated in a successful neurological st


 2016-03-31  13m

Walk Here, Stand There: Coming to Times Square

Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, follows up on Wednesday's City Council hearing and explains his proposed plan to designate specific areas of the Times Square plaza for different stakeholders, from those seeking tips for being photog


 2016-03-31  18m

Trump's Call for Abortion 'Punishment' and a Likely Brokered Convention

Donald Trump's latest comments on abortions (that women who get them deserve "some form of punishment") has many pro-choice advocates up in arms, even though he later recanted his statement. Letitia "Tish" James, the new New York City Public Advocate, sa


 2016-03-31  40m

Ted Cruz vs. Bill Bratton on the Cryptic NYPD Demographics Unit

First, let's catch you up to speed. In the immediate aftermath of the Brussels attacks on March 22, 2016, Ted Cruz issued a statement: "We will do what we can to help them fight this scourge, and redouble our efforts to make sure it does not happen here…


 2016-03-31  16m

Fixing Big Ag

Is lab-grown meat the future? Jayson Lusk, professor of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University and the author of Unnaturally Delicious: How Science and Technology are Serving Up Super Foods to Save the World (St. Martin's Press, 2016), makes


 2016-03-30  13m

25 Questions to Determine if You Live in a Bubble

Does the term "Branson" make you think of the knighted founder of Virgin Records, or the family vacation town in Missouri? Do you watch Empire? Have you been fishing lately? Depending on your answer, you may be living in an upper-middle-class bubble. Pau


 2016-03-30  21m

The American Occupation Through Iraqi Eyes

Kanan Makiya, Bagdhad-born professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University, and the author of The Rope: A Novel (Pantheon, 2016), wrote an (anonymous) critique of the Iraqi regime which encouraged American neocons to invade Iraq. I


 2016-03-30  19m

What Drives Corporate Activism? (Surprise! It’s Money)

Why - and when - do corporations care about gay rights? Susan McPherson, a corporate responsibility expert and founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy firm focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, discuss


 2016-03-30  14m

Jane Sanders: 'Status Quo Politics in America Has Got to Change'

This conversation is part of a series of "surrogate" interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. We want to be completely transparent about this process, so here’s what we’re planning on doing: we’ll be reaching out to “surrogates” fo


 2016-03-30  41m