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, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, and many others.

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The Failures of US Counterterrorism and How it Led to ISIL

David Kilcullen, Senior Future of War Fellow at the New America Foundation, a former Australian professional soldier and chief counterterrorism strategist at the US state department and the author of Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism


 2016-03-21  20m

Get Your Taxes Done Without Getting Scammed

Just hypothetically, let’s say you haven’t filed your taxes yet. They’re due April 18th -- you’ve got less than a month to go. And if you plan to download TaxAct or TurboTax, maybe think again: the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that fif


 2016-03-21  12m

New Painkiller Guidelines to Reduce Addiction Risk

In response to a significant increase in opioid overdose deaths, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines which recommend that doctors try pain relievers like ibuprofen before prescribing highly addictive medicati


 2016-03-21  22m

Mormon Voters Really Don't Like Donald Trump

Mormons are not buying what Donald Trump is selling. Even though Mormons are the most reliably Republican religious group in the country, it's been clearly demonstrated that Trump does very poorly with Mormon voters, says Buzzfeed News senior political w


 2016-03-21  30m

Elites vs Trump Voters

Jim Sleeper, author and lecturer in political science at Yale University, argues that party elites have created Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, and Trump's popularity exposes a "vacuum" in American political discourse. Sleeper said there's a need to "ra


 2016-03-21  23m

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