Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast 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

Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast

From WNYC Radio

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

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The Bipartisan War on Unions

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Dan Pfeiffer: Trump-ism as Paul Ryan-ism Unmasked

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