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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30 Issues | A History of Gun Control in the United States

"History says you can regulate guns in any manner that you think is sane and sensible," says Robert Spitzer, political science professor at SUNY Cortland and the author of Guns Across America: Reconciling Gun Rules and Rights (Oxford University Press, 20


 2016-10-25  31m

Entrepreneurs Like Trump

Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital, co-chair of Donald Trump's national fundraising committee and member of his economic policy council, as well as author of Hopping over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success (John Wi


 2016-10-25  19m

How Hackers Are Getting Into Email (and Everything Else)

Last Friday morning, a key part of the Internet's infrastructure was overwhelmed by a series of attacks conducted by hackers. As a result, the East Coast experienced a massive internet outage that took out popular websites like Twitter, Spotify, Paypal a


 2016-10-25  26m

Why 'Build It Back' Recovery Failed

Matthew Schuerman,  WNYC senior editor and reporter, and Katie Honan, DNA Info reporter covering Queens, join Build It Back director Amy Peterson to discuss Mayor de Blasio's admission that the city will not be meeting its Build It Back deadline. As the


 2016-10-24  18m

The Prototype for a Happy Life

Bill Burnett, executive director of the Design Program at Stanford and Dave Evans, lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford, management consultant, co-founder of Electronic Arts, and co-author of lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanfo


 2016-10-24  15m

Corruption Scandals Embarrass New York

The Republican establishment of Nassau County was shaken Thursday when the highest elected official and a town supervisor were indicted on charges of bribery in connection with a businessman said to be seeking favors from the public officials. Republican


 2016-10-24  13m

Saving the Trump Brand

Edward-Isaac Dovere, senior White House reporter for POLITICO, analyzes the latest political developments around the upcoming election and Sheelah Kolhatkar, New Yorker staff writer, talks about the impact of the election on the Trump brand.


 2016-10-24  41m

The Case Against Hillary Clinton in Haiti

Jonathan Katz, freelance journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times and author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, discusses the state of affairs in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matt


 2016-10-24  19m

Bridgegate Update, plus Trump's Upstate Ad

WNYC's own Andrea Bernstein joins us live from outside the Bridgegate trial for updates on Bridget Anne Kelly's testimony and the prognosis for Chris Christie. Plus, she talks about her new story that details how — in 2000 — Trump used a misleading adver


 2016-10-21  7m

Puzzled Once More

John Chaneski, the "puzzle guru" for Ask Me Another, puzzle guy for A Way With Words and a content manager and host for TriviaNYC, stumps listeners - and Brian? - for the final day of his mind-bending puzzles.


 2016-10-21  17m