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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Councilmember Ulrich for Kasich

This conversation is part of a series of interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. Click here to see more. One of the few Republicans on the City Council, Councilmember Eric Ulrich (R-32), is supporting Ohio governor John Kasich in


 2016-04-11  14m

Krista Tippett's Guide to Life

Krista Tippett's  Peabody award winning public radio program "On Being"  aims to explore big questions like “What does it mean to be human?" and "How do we want to live?” Now Tippett has synthesized themes and insights from over 400 interviews into a new


 2016-04-11  17m

30 Issues | Breaking Up The Banks

In Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first fire side chat, he discussed America's “bad banking situation" and introduced his new Banking Act (now known as Glass-Steagall). In our 2016 election cycle, candidates continue to debate Glass-Steagall and the role of


 2016-04-11  28m

FBI Investigates Businessmen With Ties to de Blasio, Top NYPD Officials

Nearly two dozen police officials have been questioned by the FBI in recent weeks as part of a federal investigation into two businessmen with ties to Mayor de Blasio and several senior members of the police department. The potential violations include b


 2016-04-11  26m

Ben Jealous for Bernie Sanders

This conversation is part of a series of interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. Click here to see more. Benjamin Jealous, former president of the NAACP, now a partner at early Uber investor Kapor Capital, spoke on behalf of the S


 2016-04-11  24m

Political Party with Keli Goff: Religion and the Presidency

Americans are often taught to avoid discussions about religion and politics in social situations. But polite conversation isn't commonplace on the campaign trail. Keli Goff explores whether faith should matter when choosing the next president.


 2016-04-10  40m

When Delivery Meets Home Cooking

Kim Severson, food correspondent for The New York Times, discusses her story about the rise of the meal kit industry (delivering weekly pre-portioned ingredients and recipes for meals). @BrianLehrer I used @HelloFresh and I liked the experience. The ingr


 2016-04-08  12m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: A Poetry Lesson, The History of ISIS, City Council Takes on the Tampon Tax

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. A Poetry Lesson (First) | The History of ISIS (Starts at 14:07) | City Council Takes on the Tampon Tax (Starts at 34:45) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you


 2016-04-08  50m

James McBride on James Brown

James McBride, journalism professor at NYU, musician, the author of the novel The Good Lord Bird, the memoir The Color of Water and now Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul (Spiegel & Grau, 2016), tells James Brown's st


 2016-04-08  13m

The GOP Comes to Town

McKay Coppins, senior political writer for BuzzFeed News and the author of The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House (Little, Brown and Company, 2015), talks about the Republican


 2016-04-08  26m