The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show Todd Purdum on D.C. Dysfunction Listen 25 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/90661/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, went to Washington to figure out just why things are so dysfunctional. He profiles the Obama West Wing in the latest issue.