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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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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

    Bishops vs. Biden: Communion and The Pro-Choice President

    Bishops vs. Biden: Communion and The Pro-Choice President

    A group of conservative Catholic bishops have laid the groundwork to deny President Biden communion over his support of abortion rights. On today's show, Catholics call in to discuss whether they think it's justified or hypocritical.

    • 12 min
    Writer Elizabeth Alexander Asks What It Means To Envision Black Freedom

    Writer Elizabeth Alexander Asks What It Means To Envision Black Freedom

    On June 19th, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure that all enslaved people were freed, ushering in the end of slavery. Now, Congress has made it a holiday. On Today's Show: Elizabeth Alexander, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, poet, educator, memoirist and scholar, looks back through American history — both recent and not — and asks the fundamental question "what does it mean to be Black and free in a country that undermines Black freedom?"

    • 23 min
    Clint Smith Went To A Juneteenth Re-Enactment And This Is What He Saw

    Clint Smith Went To A Juneteenth Re-Enactment And This Is What He Saw

    On June 19th, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure that all enslaved people were freed, ushering in the end of slavery. This week, Congress made it a national holiday. On Today's Show: Clint Smith, staff writer at The Atlantic, award winning poet, and author of How the World is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown and Company June 1, 2021), leads listeners through a tour of U.S. monuments and landmarks that explain how slavery has been central in shaping our history.

    • 25 min
    What An Amazon Fulfillment Center In New York City Tells Us About The Future Of Work

    What An Amazon Fulfillment Center In New York City Tells Us About The Future Of Work

    Throughout the pandemic, Amazon has grown exponentially, as have calls for fairer working conditions for the logistic giant's workers. On today's show, prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author Jodi Kantor, and Grace Ashford, a researcher and reporter with The New York Times' Investigations unit, break down the key takeaways from a months-long investigation of the JFK8 Amazon fulfillment center and what it exposes about the company's work culture.

    • 21 min
    Gillibrand: Why Dems Are Divided On Prosecuting Sexual Assault In The Military

    Gillibrand: Why Dems Are Divided On Prosecuting Sexual Assault In The Military

    The Senate has a lot on its plate, from infrastructure to voting rights. On today's show, Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D NY), talks about her work in the Senate on military justice, plus updates on the status of the Senate's other important business.

    • 23 min
    The Difference Between Your Taxes and Warren Buffet’s

    The Difference Between Your Taxes and Warren Buffet’s

    Newly released IRS documents show how the nation's tax enforcement treats the rich differently, often to their benefit. On today's show, ProPublica received a trove of IRS data showing that the wealthiest Americans "sidestep" income taxes, legally. Jesse Eisinger senior reporter and editor at ProPublica talks about his reporting, and what it says about the inequality baked into the US tax system.

    • 24 min

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555 Ratings

555 Ratings

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Fabulous!

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Amazing

The podcast is amazingly informative, contemporary to everything happening and most importantly unbiased. You will get the facts from everyday people opinions, and experts on particular subjects. Love the show.

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one of my go to podcasts!

I wish they allowed 4.5 Brian consistently has great guests and elicits compelling discussions. Audience participation frequently a plus. Smart informed and presenting multiple points of view

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