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Guest Picks: John Hawkes

Friday, December 05, 2014

John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms talked to us about their new play, Lost Lake. John told us that he is a fan of Carole King and Tom Drury. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Christo Brock

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christo Brock was on the show on November 24. 2014 to discuss his film Touch The Wall. He's a fan of Loretta Lynn and Jared Diamond. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Sara Schaefer

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Sara Schaefer was on the show today, November 6, 2014, to talk about her new WNYC podcast LIES. She's a fan of Taylor Swift and John Green. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Michael Sheen

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Michael Sheen was on the show October 23 to discuss his revival of "Under Milk Wood" at the 92nd Street Y. He is a fan of Murakami and Neil Gaiman. Find out what else he is a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Hossein Amini

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Screenwriter and director Hossein Amini was on the Lopate show with Viggo Mortensen to talk about making the film "The Two Faces of January."

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Guest Picks: Viggo Mortensen

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Actor Viggo Mortensen spoke with Leonard about his role in the new movie "The Two Faces of January."

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Guest Picks: Marty Stuart

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Marty Stuart was on the Lopate show August 14, 2014 to talk about his new book of photography, American Ballads. He's a fan of Tony Bennett. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Rivka Galchen

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rivka Galchen was on the show July 31, 2014. She told Leonard that she's a fan of Lucille Ball. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Andrew Jewell

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Andrew Jewell, one of the subjects of the film "Rich Hill," was on the show July 30, 2014. He's a fan of Bob Marley. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Tracy Droz Tragos

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tracy Droz Tragos was on the show July 30, 2014 to discuss her new film "Rich Hill." She's a fan of T.S. Eliot and Dr. Seuss. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Alex Goldman

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt from TLDR were on the show July 28, 2014 to talk about internet culture and the influence of social media. Alex Goldman is a fan of Peter Tosh. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: PJ Vogt

Monday, July 28, 2014

PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman from TLDR were on the show July 28, 2014 to talk about internet culture and the influence of social media. PJ Vogt is a fan of apocalyptic detective fiction. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Audrey Tautou

Friday, July 18, 2014

French actress Audrey Tautou was on the Lopate Show July 17, 2014, to talk about her role in the movie "Mood Indigo," along with director Michel Gondry.

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Guest Picks: Michel Gondry

Friday, July 18, 2014

French filmmaker Michel Gondry was on the Lopate Show July 17, 2014, to talk about his movie "Mood Indigo," along with Audrey Tautou. He's a fan of the writer Gogol. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Ken Griffey, Sr.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ken Griffey, Sr. was on the Lopate Show to talk about his new memoir Big Red: Baseball, Fatherhood, and My Life in the Big Red Machine. When he's not writing or talking about baseball, he's reading the Bourne series. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Lee Grant

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Actress Lee Grant was on the Lopate Show on July 10, 2014, to discuss her life and her memoir, I Said Yes to Everything. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Audra McDonald

Thursday, June 05, 2014

5-time Tony winner Audra McDonald was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her role as Billie Holiday in Broadway's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." She also told us that she loves peanut butter cups. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Anika Noni Rose

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Anika Noni Rose was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her Tony-nominated portrayal of Beneatha in the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." She also told us that she loves to surf. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Alisa Weilerstein

Monday, June 02, 2014

Alisa Weilerstein was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her upcoming performance as part of the New York Philharmonic's Biennial. She also told us that she's a fan of Venezuelan baseball. Find out what else the cellist is a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Sebastian Junger

Friday, May 30, 2014

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger was on the Lopate Show May 30, 2014, to talk about his documentary "Korengal," about American soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan. He relies on whiskey for comfort.

 

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

     Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

 

What are you listening to right now?

     Them Crooked Vultures

 

What’s the last great book you read?

     The Secular Conscience by Austin Pacey

 

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

     Competitive distance running

 

What’s your favorite comfort food?

     Whiskey

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