The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show The Debt Ceiling 101 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.