The Brian Lehrer Show

The Changing Workplace

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Co-Founders of Nextspace and co-authors of Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace, Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner, advise employees and employers on how to adapt to the changing workplace.

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Mars and Venus at Work

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This interview originally aired live on May 15, 2013. An edited version was re-broadcast on September 2, 2013 as part of a special best-of episode for Labor Day.

Author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray, and workplace gender expert, Barbara Annis, talk about their new book Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business and the likely suspects for gender-based misunderstandings in the workplace.

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IRS Scandal; Roberts Court; Gender at Work; Daily Obit

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The White House is on the defensive this week. Hear about the latest on the various controversies in Washington. Plus: Supreme Court watcher Marcia Coyle on her new book The Roberts Court; John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and his co-author Barbara Annis of the new book on gender-based misunderstandings in the workplace; and New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald on the obituary of the day.

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Open Phones: Did You Take Your Child To Work?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Yesterday was Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Did you participate? What do you think your child learned from the experience? If you remember participating as a child and visiting your mother or father's workplace, what did you take away from the day? Post a comment below, or call 212-433-WNYC.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Read This Now! Weekend Reading List

Friday, March 29, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine tell us what they're reading this weekend.



Listen to Lucy

Office propositions are no clear-cut issue

Monday, March 04, 2013

Office propositions are no clear-cut issue


The Truth

It's Going to Change Your Life

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Karen Miller is getting promoted... and it's her worst nightmare. Performed by Kelly Buttermore, Amy Warren, Melanie Hoopes, Louis Kornfeld, Ed Herbstman, and Christian Plauck as "The Grill." Directed & produced by Jonathan Mitchell.


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Wanted: a user’s guide to every boss

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Wanted: a user’s guide to every boss


Freakonomics Radio

How Much Does a Good Boss Really Matter?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's harder than you'd think to measure the value of a boss. But some enterprising economists have done just that -- and the news is good.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Intern Life: Getting the Most Out of Your Internship

Thursday, August 23, 2012

All this month, we're looking at the world of internships, from pay to policy. Today's topic: Your calls on how to get the most out of an internship. Employers and current or past interns--call us up at 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Intern Life: What's Legal?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, kicks off the weekly series on life as an intern and the role of internships in our economy. Today's topic: What's legal and what's not, and what rights interns have.

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The Takeaway

Men — You Talk Too Much

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

You see it in movies all the time, and on the stage of life. Accomplished women being silenced by louder, more dominant men. And now there’s proof of just how often this happens – not just among attention-hungry celebrities, but in ordinary boardrooms. Tori Brescoll, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Yale, analyzed male and female behavior on the Senate floor and asked more than 200 men and women to describe how they respond to powerful women in the workplace. She joins us now to explain her findings.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Sh*t Tuskegee Airmen Say Edition

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner are joined by Slate’s Bryan Curtis to discuss Curtis’ New York Times Magazine profile of George Lucas whose latest film Red Tails opened last week. Next, they



Financial 411: Managing Your Manager

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


After three days of losses, markets returned to positive territory on Wednesday, spurred on by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comment that the Fed is prepared to do more to stimulate the economy if it falters. News Corporation added 58 cents after the beleaguered media giant announced it will abandon a bid for full control of a British satellite broadcaster.



Financial 411: Making the Time to Think

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Do you ever feel that you're so busy, you don't have time to think? One consultant tells you why you need that time, and how to carve it out of your day.

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Financial 411: Continuing the Conversation about Stress in the Workplace

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Last week, our talk about workplace stress with consultant Peter Bregman definitely hit a nerve — and the conversation isn't over.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Working Through the Tears

Monday, April 04, 2011

Anne Kreamer, former executive at Nickelodeon, part of the founding team of SPY magazine, author of Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else that Really Matters and her new book It's Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplacewrites about crying and other emotional expression at work in her new book.

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The Takeaway

What Can Get You Fired?

Monday, November 15, 2010

At some workplaces, it's sleeping on the job. At others, it's leaking newsWhat is a sackable offense at your place of work? 

We talk about this on Tuesday's show with Lewis Maltby, President of the National Workrights Institute and we started the conversation early, here. Send us your firing stories!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Beauty Works

Friday, July 23, 2010

In a struggling economy with more people competing for the same jobs, how much does the "beauty premium" matter? Jessica Bennett, senior writer at Newsweek, explores the effects of physical attractiveness in the Newsweek special report "The Beauty Advantage".

Tell us what you think about the role of looks in the workplace. Do you think attractiveness is ever a disadvantage? How much do you think it matters when you're job-hunting? Leave your comment below!

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: Gender Switch in American Life

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yesterday we spoke with Hanna Rosin, contributing editor the The Atlantic Monthly. Hanna wrote a recent article called "The End of Men" which predicted a major shift of gender roles in American life.  Takeaway listeners took to the phone lines and the web to discuss her points. Many argued, like listener Austin Murrey of Oklahoma City that Rosin's points come as no surprise as women have long held power in our society.  He writes:

"Clearly women still face challenges in the macro-social arena (business, politics, etc.) but in the micro-social world, particularly romantic relationships, I think women hold significantly more power than men."