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Guest Picks: David Ives, Liv Rooth, and Carson Elrod

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

David Ives, Liv Rooth and Carson Elrod were on the show today, Feb 24, 2015 to talk about the world premier of Ives's new series of short comedic plays "Lives of the Saints." 

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Guest Picks: Richard Price

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The novelist and screenwriter just finished writing his first thriller! Find out what else he's been up to.

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Guest Picks: John Boorman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 we spoke to John Boorman about his film "Queen and Country." Here are a few other things we found out about John!

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Guest Picks: Patrick Osborne

Friday, February 13, 2015

On February 13 Patrick Osborne was on the show to discuss his animated short film, "Feast." He is a fan of Father John Misty and Ernest Cline. Find out what else he's a fan of!  

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Guest Picks: David Duchovny

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The star of X-Files and Californication (and new novelist) tells us what he's watching, reading, and eating.

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Guest Picks: Ina Garten

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ina Garten was on the show January 7, 2015 to talk about dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. She's a fan of Serial and Taylor Swift. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Sharon Isbin

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grammy winning guitarist Sharon Isbin was on the show January 7, 2015 to talk about her new documentary. She's a fan of Billy Joel and dark chocolate. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: J.C. Chandor

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Director J.C. Chandor was on the show to talk about his acclaimed film "A Most Violent Year." He's a fan of Band of Horses and J.D. Salinger. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Timothy Spall

Monday, January 05, 2015

Timothy Spall was on the show to talk about his leading role in the film "Mr. Turner." He is a big fan of BBC Radio One. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Tracie Thoms

Friday, December 05, 2014

Tracie Thoms and John Hawkes joined us to talk about their new play, "Lost Lake." Tracie is a fan of Alice Smith and The Walking Dead. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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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: Kara Lynn Joyce

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kara Lynn Joyce was on the show on November 24, 2014 to talk about the documentary Touch the Wall. She is a fan of Baseball and Mac and Cheese. Find out what else she'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: Tony Gilroy

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tony and Dan Gilroy were on the show on October 31 to discuss their film, Nightcrawler. We found out that Tony Gilroy is a fan of Game of Thrones. Find out what else he'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: Ned Benson

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ned Benson, writer and director of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby  was on The Leonard Lopate Show September 11, 2014. He told us that he is a fan of James Salter and the Giants. 

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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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