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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A suicide bomber's attack on a playground in Lahore, Pakistan left at least 69 people dead. It's being reported that the attack was carried out by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, and it intentionally targeted Christians. This tragedy sheds lig


 28 March 2016  39m

Race, Class, and Child's Play

Tamara Mose, associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, and the author of The Playdate: Parents, Children and the New Expectations of Play (NYU Press, 2016), talks about her field studies of NYC playdates as a lens to the changes in parenting


 25 March 2016  22m

Bahraini's 'Highly Functional Unjustice System'

Maryam al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, talks about her sister, imprisoned with her fifteen-month-old child, on the 5-year anniversary of a Saudi military intervention in defense of the Sunni minority rulers of the majority Sh


 25 March 2016  9m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Edward Snowden on Coming Home, Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker, Family Myths

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Edward Snowden on Coming Home (First) | A Lawyer Talks About Snowden's Case (Starts at 23:17) | Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker (Starts at 44:03) | Family Myths (Starts at 1:07:41) If you don't


 25 March 2016  1h24m

Spotlight on Investigative Reporting

The movie "Spotlight" won Best Picture at this year's Oscars. It tells the true story of a group of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe who uncovered child abuse allegations against priests in Boston and ultimately revealed a decades-long cover


 25 March 2016  23m

The U.S. Charges Iranian Hackers Over Cyberattacks

The U.S. has charged 7 Iranian hackers over cyber-attacks on American banks and a dam in Rye Brook, New York. Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), and E


 25 March 2016  33m

Rethinking Tolls Around New York

The "Move New York Fair Plan" (once known as "congestion pricing") has been introduced as legislation in Albany. New York State assembly member Robert Rodriguez (D-68th) and Alex Matthiessen, director of the Move New York campaign and president of the Bl


 25 March 2016  22m

Don't Let Terror Keep You From Traveling

In the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels and elsewhere in Europe, it's more important than ever to keep your travel plans in place. That's what Nathan Lump, editor-in-chief of Travel and Leisure, argues in his latest article. Read this piece by our


 24 March 2016  21m

Designing a More Equal Workplace

If subconscious biases lead employers to hire more homogeneous workforces, there are also conscious, data-driven decisions we can make to ensure more diverse workplaces.  Iris Bohnet, behavioral economist at Harvard University, director of the Women and


 24 March 2016  19m

Take Smokeless Tobacco Out of the Ball Game

New York City Councilmember Corey Johnson, representing District 3 covering Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, and parts of Flatiron, SoHo and the Upper West Side, talks about his bill to ban the use of smokeless tobacco (aka "dip") in New York C


 24 March 2016  13m