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Guest Picks: Sondra Radvanovsky

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Sondra Radvanovsky may be a classically-trained soprano, but that doesn't mean she can't also enjoy auto racing.


Guest Picks: Bill Clegg

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bill Clegg's books often center around tragedy and loss, just like his in music (but his taste in TV and food is noticeably more upbeat.) 

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Guest Picks: Ruth Reichl

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl has made a living by promoting fine cuisine, but in her free time, she enjoys ant eggs.


Guest Picks: Michael Feinstein

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Michael Feinstein loves to mix chocolate and peanut butter and was surprised after he watched 'Bridegroom.'


Guest Picks: Tim Minchin

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Tim Minchin wrote the musical version of "Matilda," and he's a big fan of literary podcasts and Burt Bacharach!


Guest Picks: Margo Jefferson

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Author and critic Margo Jefferson is into basketball and finds comfort in chocolate and bread pudding. 


Guest Picks: Kunal Nayyar

Thursday, September 17, 2015

He recently saw his co-star Jim Parsons on Broadway and was moved in an unexpected way. And he's currently jamming out to Leon Bridges!


Guest Picks: Terrence McNally

Monday, September 14, 2015

Terrence McNally came on our show last week to talk about his new memoir in plays. He told us about some of his favorite books, music, and food. Check it out!


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!


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!


Guest Picks: Al Roker

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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


Guest Picks: Felicia Day

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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


Guest Picks: Brian Regan

Monday, August 10, 2015

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


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! 


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! 


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. 


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.


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!


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.


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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