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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Blackout Stories


If you were caught in Saturday night's blackout, share your experience—magical, awful or meh. Plus, Jen Chung , and Jake Offenhartz of The Gothamist talk to us about their experience on Saturday. 


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What People Think About the Jeffrey Epstein Story


We take calls from listeners about their thoughts on the Jeffrey Epstein case.


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Governor Cuomo: Blackout, ICE Raids and MTA Shakeup


Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York (D), talks about the latest New York news including who is responsible for this weekend's major Manhattan blackout and why the governor thinks the MTA should be on the front lines in the fight against homelessness.


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Monday Morning Politics with Joy-Ann Reid


Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC political analyst, host of AM Joy and the author of The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story , talks about national news and offers her analysis of the social changes that led to as well as the impact o


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Brian Lehrer Weekend: NYT's The Argument; Looking Back on 'MAD' Magazine


Check out two of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: NYT's The Argument (First) |  Looking Back on 'MAD' Magazine (Starts at 59:04) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.


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Your Climate Change Anecdotes


Callers describe evidence of climate change they notice in and around the city. @BrianLehrer I've noticed much more "pond scum" covering the lakes and ponds in northern NJ... — Virginia Rietz (@ginzinger) July 12, 2019 @BrianLehrer Flowering pear trees i


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2020 Candidates: Sen. Michael Bennet


United States Senator Michael Bennet, 2020 presidential hopeful, and author of The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019) , talks about his campaign for the Democratic nomination for presi


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Here's What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Nationwide Immigration Raids


US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin raids across the country this weekend to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed. Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, talks


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Ask the Mayor: ICE Raids; Cycling in NYC; Lead Poisoning; Rikers Island


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio answers listeners’ calls about weekly issues in NYC.  .@NYCMayor instructs @BrianLehrer to "hear the difference" b/w what he is doing about lead paint and what other cities are doing. Brian was asking about WNYC's inves


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Looking Back on 'MAD' Magazine


In light of reports that MAD magazine is on the verge of suspending publication, The Nation’s national affairs correspondent, Jeet Heer, discusses the humor magazine’s influential challenge to the status quo. @BrianLehrer I was a pretty conservative kid


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