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From one the nation's most trusted public affairs radio hosts comes a new daily politics podcast that goes beyond the headlines and talking points. Through thoughtful conversations with leading journalists and key newsmakers, Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast, helps listeners make sense of the day's news, offering crucial context and a clear-eyed assessment of the stakes at hand. When news is made by the minute and information overload is the norm, Lehrer is a sane guide in a frenetic world. Join us. Produced by WNYC, home to other award-winning news podcasts including The Takeaway and New Yorker Radio Hour. The episodes of Impeachment: A Daily Podcast, that were formerly found at this feed are archived online, at impeachmentpodcast.org

Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast WNYC Studios

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    • 4.5, 473 Ratings

From one the nation's most trusted public affairs radio hosts comes a new daily politics podcast that goes beyond the headlines and talking points. Through thoughtful conversations with leading journalists and key newsmakers, Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast, helps listeners make sense of the day's news, offering crucial context and a clear-eyed assessment of the stakes at hand. When news is made by the minute and information overload is the norm, Lehrer is a sane guide in a frenetic world. Join us. Produced by WNYC, home to other award-winning news podcasts including The Takeaway and New Yorker Radio Hour. The episodes of Impeachment: A Daily Podcast, that were formerly found at this feed are archived online, at impeachmentpodcast.org

    Should Presidential Election Debates Be Abolished?

    Should Presidential Election Debates Be Abolished?

    Coronavirus has made this a pretty strange election cycle. But with some campaign norms on the chopping block, why not take look at whether debates or conventions are good for democracy? On today's show, Elizabeth Drew, long-time journalist and author of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall (The Overlook Press, 2014), and Molly Ball, Time Magazine's national political correspondent and the author of Pelosi (Henry Holt and Co., 2020), talk about how campaigns are different this year — and Elizabeth Drew's call to end the presidential debates.

    • 22 min
    The Politics And Prescience of Kamala Harris On The Ticket

    The Politics And Prescience of Kamala Harris On The Ticket

    Biden tapped Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman to appear on a major party ticket. Was it the right choice for the Biden campaign?

    On Today's Show:Jonathan Swan, national political reporter for Axios, and Jami Floyd, WNYC legal editor, talk about the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D CA) as Joe Biden's running mate. Plus, Swan discusses the experience of conducting a much-watched interview with President Trump on "Axios on HBO."

    • 27 min
    How To Ventilate Against COVID-19

    How To Ventilate Against COVID-19

    As workplaces and schools and other public spaces re-open, could good airflow help keep us safe indoors? On today's show, Dr. Linsey Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, discusses what scientists know about how COVID-19 moves through the air and how ventilation could help lower the risk of spread.

    • 15 min
    Will Young Voters 'Settle For Biden'?

    Will Young Voters 'Settle For Biden'?

    After besting Bernie in the primary, Biden has his work cut out for him with young voters. Will they protest at the ballot box? Will his VP pick change minds? On today's show, Juana Summers, political reporter for NPR covering demographics and culture, on the latest political news and previews next week's Democratic Convention, Biden's VP pick, and whether young people will even tune in to conventions.

    • 27 min
    Looking At Race and Class as Caste

    Looking At Race and Class as Caste

    What if thinking about race and class in this country isn't enough? What if we considered the distribution of political power in terms of caste instead? On today's show, Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns and her latest, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020), argues that beyond race and class, America is structured in a caste hierarchy and how that shapes individuals' lives.

    • 26 min
    Sen. Gillibrand Wants The Post Office To Do More, Not Less

    Sen. Gillibrand Wants The Post Office To Do More, Not Less

    With negotiations stalled in the Senate over the next phase of federal COVID relief, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks about what's on the table, and her plan for the post office in a vote-by-mail year.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
473 Ratings

473 Ratings

WilsonandSnoopDog ,

Factual, Fair and Balanced

I enjoyed the point on Monday’s show about facts not resonating with FNC viewers. Any 24hr cable news network has bias and are only profiteering. Public radio is the way to go. This is concise and NPR-worthy. Great job!

MaMorr4 ,

Enjoyable!

Appreciate different perspectives presented, just wish it was longer!

Austin P1989 ,

Awful

Monotone and super boring.

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