The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show The Debt Ceiling 101 Listen 19 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/106051/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor for Yahoo! Finance, explains the concept of debt ceilings and their political significance.