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Thrillist Media Group is a collective of three brands that target a young, urban, male demographic: Food, drink, and travel publication "Thrillist;" members-only shopping club JackThreads; and fashion, music, and culture publication "The Crosby Press." Join Ben Lerer, cofounder and CEO, and Annie Trombatore, Director of Product Development, as they discuss their journey to becoming a top online brand.
 
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Ethan Zuckerman, a professor of public policy, information and communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and director of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, and the author of Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them (W. W. Norton & Company, January 19, 2021), talks about the loss…
 
As we await the swearing in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University, host of the podcast FAQNYC, politics editor at The Grio and author of Black Ethnics (Oxford University Press, 2013) offers analysis of the change of leadership and what comes next.…
 
On Donald Trump's last full day in office, Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker, CNN global affairs analyst and co-author, with Peter Baker, of The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III (Doubleday, 2020), reflects on the President's tenure, including the norms he blasted through, the major policy decisions, the …
 
Rev. Dr. William Barber, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC, architect of the Moral Monday Movement and the author of We Are Called to Be a Movement (Workman Publishing Group, 2020), talks about how he carries on Martin Luther King, …
 
Errin Haines, editor-at-large for The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy, and an MSNBC contributor, talks about the upcoming transition of power, the white supremacist movement that stormed the Capitol to overturn the election, and what we can learn about our broken politics from the…
 
Bonnie Watson Coleman, U.S. Representative (D, NJ-12), discusses the fallout from last week's siege at the US Capitol, the unprecedented second impeachment of President Trump, her case of COVID, racial justice and Dr. Martin Luther King, and the federal executions the Trump administration is trying to push through before he leaves office.…
 
Listeners call in to share why they are participating in abstaining from alcohol for the month of January, and how it's going during the pandemic. Are you attempting a "dry" or "dryish" January this year? How's it going? And has your relationship with substances changed in this stressful year? How are you thinking about? Call in: 646 435 7280 — The…
 
This week many more people became eligible to get vaccinated in New York and New Jersey after the CDC updated their guidance to say people over 65 and people who are immunocompromised should be able to get the vaccine now. With so much demand, state-run vaccination appointment websites are being put to the test and people are complaining of bureauc…
 
Andrew Marantz, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation Viking (October 8, 2019), talks about how online extremists are planning to organize in the days leading up to and on Inauguration Day and whether the deplatforming of Donald Trump and apps like…
 
New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie (D-20th, including parts Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Slope, and Sunset Park in Brooklyn), Elections Committee chair, talks about the new Senate session and reacts to Gov. Cuomo's State of the State address.…
 
Every year, The Brian Lehrer Show asks listeners to submit the best photo sitting on their phone (no babies, no pets). Between the pandemic, the racial justice movement and the challenges to our democracy, the submissions this year were especially poignant. Laura Roumanos, executive director, and co-founder of Photoville and Laylah Amatullah Barray…
 
With ballots in the mail for the Queens 24 special election, the first in the city to use ranked choice voting, Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, and Jagpreet Singh, lead organizer at Chhaya, explain how it works and answer your questions. For more information on Ranked Choice Voting, see RankTheVoteNYC.org or Vote.nyc.…
 
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been slow in the City. New York City Council Member and Health Committee Chair Mark Levine (D 7th, Washington Heights, West Harlem, Upper West Side) talks about how he thinks the city can speed things up, and shares what he knows about when and where people can expect to get vaccinated.…
 
Elizabeth Kim, senior editor for Gothamist, and Karen Yi, WNYC reporter covering New Jersey, talk about the latest COVID news in our area including the vaccine rollout and the first case of the UK variant identified in New York State. @BrianLehrer can your guest describe in what way the new variant is more contagious? Does it travel further or live…
 
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