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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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    • 4.4 • 572 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

    Automation Is Driving Widening Economic Disparity

    Automation Is Driving Widening Economic Disparity

    On Today's Show: Steve Lohr, New York Times technology and economics reporter, talks about recent economic research that points to artificial intelligence as a reason for widening economic disparity.

    • 18 min
    Biden At One Year Special Edition: Civil Left-Right Dialogue

    Biden At One Year Special Edition: Civil Left-Right Dialogue

    On the one-year anniversary of Biden's inauguration, we brought together two commentators from both ends of the political spectrum to assess his presidency so far. On today's show, Amanda Carpenter, columnist at The Bulwark, director of Republicans for Voting Rights, author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us (Broadside Books, 2018), and Jamil Smith, senior correspondent at Vox and co-host of the podcast Vox Conversations, discuss the president's accomplishments, challenges and successes, and what comes next.

    • 43 min
    Laurence Tribe Says Justice Gorsuch Is A 'Jerk' And A Whole Lot More

    Laurence Tribe Says Justice Gorsuch Is A 'Jerk' And A Whole Lot More

    We asked one of the nation's most influential legal scholars for his insight into the current Supreme Court bench, and some of the other constitutional issues facing this country. On today's show, Laurence Tribe, University Professor and professor of constitutional law emeritus at Harvard Law School, discusses the Supreme Court and U.S. democracy.

    • 24 min
    The Top Political Risks Of 2022 According To Ian Bremmer

    The Top Political Risks Of 2022 According To Ian Bremmer

    Just because there's one particular global threat -- COVID-19 -- that's got our attention in the U.S., it doesn't mean the other global threats have gone away. On today's show, Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZero Media and the author of Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism (Portfolio, 2018) and the forthcoming The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – and Our Response – Will Change the World (Simon & Schuster, 2022), offers his analysis of the biggest geopolitical risks likely to play out in 2022.

    • 24 min
    MLK's Other 1963 Speech As Important As "I Have A Dream"

    MLK's Other 1963 Speech As Important As "I Have A Dream"

    On MLK Day, we wanted to look at how Dr. King's legacy of civil rights, and particularly voting rights, has evolved since his efforts toward equality. On today's show, Kai Wright, host of the WNYC podcast The United States of Anxiety, talks about the push for voting rights in the United States today and in history.

    • 22 min
    Sedition! Most Serious Charges Filed So Far Over January 6th

    Sedition! Most Serious Charges Filed So Far Over January 6th

    The leader of the white supremacist militia the Oath Keepers has been charged with sedition. What does that tell us about what Jan. 6 could have looked like if they succeeded? On today's show, Devlin Barrett, reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement for The Washington Post, discusses the Justice Department's response to last January's attack on the US capitol, including news that the founder of the right-wing extremist group Oath Keepers was arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy for his role in the riot.

    • 23 min

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Always good.

Excellent material & interviews.

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Fabulous!

Excellent show! Concise, well researched and humorous! Thanks!

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best show ever

Nikole Hannah-Jones! Oh my ears and whiskers, I’m full to the brim with wonder and respect. She gave me too much to think about — will have to listen several more times. Thank you so much for having her on. And everyone should buy the book and get the audio too!

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