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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Political Party with Keli Goff: Divided States of America?

Keli Goff explores how cultural and demographic shifts are changing the relationships between voters, politicians and presidential candidates in the 2016 elections, and beyond.


 2016-03-20  36m

Edward Snowden Responds to Critics

This interview was recorded as part of RadioLoveFest, produced by WNYC and BAM. It's an excerpt from a long, live discussion held at BAM in Brooklyn on March 11, 2016, where Brian interviewed Edward Snowden and journalist/filmmaker Laura Poitras. Click h


 2016-03-18  23m

Wry on Rye

Roy Blount Jr., regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the author of Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations (Sarah Cr


 2016-03-18  13m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Iranian Nobel Prize-Winner Shirin Ebadi, Paying for Academic Journals, A Former CIA/NSA Head

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Iranian Nobel Prize-Winner Shirin Ebadi (First) | Paying for Academic Journals (Starts at 15:57) | A Former CIA/NSA Head (Starts at 30:23) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer S


 2016-03-18  1h2m

Can Snowden Come Home?

Edward Snowden told Brian that the American government is refusing him a fair trial. Here to explain Snowden's claim: Steve Vladeck, a professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law who focuses on federal jurisdiction, constitutional l


 2016-03-18  21m

Mayor de Blasio: This City Needs a Better Conversation About Gentrification

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Brian briefly to discuss his affordable housing plans. Specifically, he addressed his most recent proposal to add another bracket to his rezoning plan, which will now offer the option to developers to set aside 20% of their un


 2016-03-18  16m

Anything But Election News

It's only March, but a lot of us already experiencing 2016-election-coverage-fatigue. So tell us: what recent news stories (local, national, or international) have been overshadowed by election news? Call 212-433-9692, or tweet at us @BrianLehrer. Here t


 2016-03-18  35m

How a Feminist's Fight for Her Rights in Iran Became a Global Cause

Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, human rights activist and the author of Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran (Random House, 2016), shares the story of her dismissal as a judge in Iran after the Islamic revolution, the le


 2016-03-17  12m

Former Head of NSA and CIA, No Second-Guessing

Recently, Trump backed down on his original comment that he would order U.S. military personnel to break the law by torturing or killing terrorist's family members. And part of why he backed down was because retired United States Air Force four-star gene


 2016-03-17  31m

Listen to a Long Interview With Edward Snowden

From the buzz in the room, you'd think it was a sporting event, or a homecoming party for a war hero. But the crowd in Brooklyn was going wild for a live video link of Edward Snowden. .@Snowden's here. #PoitrasSnowden — BAM (@B


 2016-03-17  1h37m