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Guest Picks: Wim Wenders

Friday, August 28, 2015

We spoke to famed director Wim Wenders about his 40 year retrospective. He told us about a few of his favorite books, music, and food. Check it out!

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Guest Picks: Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg

Monday, August 24, 2015

On August 20, director Joe Swanberg and actor Jake Johnson were on the show to discuss the new film they wrote together, “Digging for Fire.” They also treated us to guest picks!

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Guest Picks: Al Roker

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Al Roker is vying for a spot on the A-Team.

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Guest Picks: Felicia Day

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Actress Felicia Day is into Tiny Houses, but just the eponymous tv show. 

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Guest Picks: Brian Regan

Monday, August 10, 2015

Comedian Brian Regan can't get enough of Chef Boyardee.

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Guest Picks: Eleni Mandell

Monday, August 03, 2015

Singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell performed selections from her latest album, “Dark Lights Up” live in our studio. Check out some of her favorite films, music, and food! 

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Guest Picks: Cobie Smulders and Kris Swanberg

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cobie Smulders is starring in the new movie "Unexpected," which Kris Swanberg directed. Go figure... they both spend a lot of time catching up with their favorite podcasts! 

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Guest Picks: Jerome "Little Anthony" Gourdine

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jerome Anthony Gourdine came on the show to discuss his storied music career. He told us about some of his musical inspirations. 

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Guest Picks: Penn Jillette

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Penn Jillette joined us to talk about coming back to Broadway with his partner Teller. He also let us in on some of his favorite music, TV shows, and foods.

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Guest Picks: Maya Forbes, Mark Ruffalo, and Imogene Wolodarksy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On June 18, director Maya Forbes and actors Mark Ruffalo and Imogene Wolodarsky spoke with Leonard about their new film, “Infinitely Polar Bear.” Find out what they're fans of!

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Guest Picks: Hugh Acheson

Friday, June 12, 2015

We were happy to learn that the James Beard Award-winning Top Chef judge is a "massive" NPR fan.

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Guest Picks: Dr. Ruth

Monday, June 08, 2015

The legendary sex therapist talked about her life, from narrowly escaping the Holocaust, to becoming a sniper during Israel's War of Independence. And go figure: she's a skier! 

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Guest Picks: Paul Dano

Monday, June 08, 2015

He plays Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson in the new movie, "Love & Mercy, and he just tackled Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace!

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Guest Picks: Sheldon Harnick

Friday, May 29, 2015

The "Fiddler on the Roof" lyricist spends most of his time listening to classical music.

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Guest Picks: Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy

Friday, May 15, 2015

The co-stars of the new Broadway production of “Skylight” share a love of Marmite... although slightly disagree on its best vehicle. Find out what else they're fans of!

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Guest Picks: Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, and Beth Malone

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When it comes to comfort food, two out of three stars of the hit Broadway musical "Fun Home" reach for spaghetti and meatballs! 

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Guest Picks: Anne Enright

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The internationally acclaimed Irish author is a fan of American bands, and early episodes of Cheers! "Shelly Long, say no more," she says.

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Guest Picks: Greg Proops

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Find out what the comedian and self-proclaimed "Smartest Man in the World" is reading, watching, and listening to!

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Guest Picks: Atticus Lish

Monday, May 04, 2015

The 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction winner enjoys the music of Taylor Swift! 

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Guest Picks: Austin Pendleton

Friday, May 01, 2015

The director was on the show to talk about his new staging of "Hamlet." We were glad to see that he's retained his love of milkshakes. 

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