The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Obama's Back Story Listen 18 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/217250/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend David Maraniss, associate editor at the Washington Post and the author of Barack Obama: The Story, looks at President Obama's early years and how his childhood and youth influenced his presidency. → Event: Join David Maraniss at the Barnes & Noble at 82nd Street & Broadway on Wednesday June 20 at 7:00 PM.