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Guest Picks: Zoe Perry

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Actor Zoe Perry and her mother Laurie Metcalf were on the Lopate Show recently to talk about playing mother and daughter in the new play, "The Other Place." She also told us about learning to knit and crochet with the help of YouTube. Find out what else Zoey Perry's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Laurie Metcalf

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Actor Laurie Metcalf and her daughter Zoe Perry were on the Lopate Show recently to discuss playing mother and daughter in the new play, "The Other Place." Laurie also told us what she's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Dena Kaye

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dena Kaye was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the 100th anniversary of the birth of her father, the entertainer Danny Kaye. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Tony Walker

Friday, January 04, 2013

Tony Walker, one of the people who's the subject of Michael Apted's 7 Up series, was on the Lopate Show to discuss "56 Up," the 7th installment of the project. Apted has been following 14 men and women since the age of 7, checking in with them every 7 years. Tony is now a cab driver in London and he told us what he's been reading and listening to -- and his favorite comfort food, which is a classic.

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Guest Picks: Michael Apted

Friday, January 04, 2013

Filmmaker Michael Apted was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his film "56 Up," the latest installment in his "7 Up" series. He's been following 14 men and women since the age of 7, checking in with them every 7 years, and he was joined by Tony Walker, a member of the group who became a London cab driver. Apted also told us what he's been reading and watching in between.

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Guest Picks: Bartlett Sher

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Director Bartlett Sher was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with actors Tony Shaloub and Seth Numrich -- to talk about the Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' classic play, "Golden Boy." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what Bartlett Sher's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Norbert Leo Butz

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Actor Norbert Leo Butz was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with his co-stars Katie Holmes and Judy Greer -- to talk about the Broadway production of the new play "Dead Accounts." He also told us he's a fan of Gregorian chants. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

Monday, December 10, 2012

Writer, composer, and lyricist Rupert Holmeswas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the Broadway revival of his show, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jessie Mueller

Monday, December 10, 2012

Jessie Mueller was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her starring role in the Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." She also told us about some of her favorite things. Find out what she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jim Norton

Monday, December 10, 2012

Actor Jim Norton was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

Friday, December 07, 2012

Rupert Holmes was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics for. He stopped by with two of the show's stars, Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller, and he shared his guest picks with us!

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Guest Picks: David Hyde Pierce

Friday, November 30, 2012

David Hyde Pierce was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with his co-stars Sigourney Weaver and Kristine Nielsen, to discuss the Lincoln Center Theater production of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." He's a big fan of cocktails!

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Guest Picks: A. M. Homes

Friday, November 30, 2012

A. M. Homes was here to talk about her latest novel. She shares a few of her favorite things.

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Guest Picks: Kristine Nielsen

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kristine Nielsen was on the Lopate Show recently, along with co-stars Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, to discuss the Lincoln Center Theater's production of Christopher Durang's play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." She also told us about some of her favorite things!

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Guest Picks: Sigourney Weaver

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sigourney Weaver was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with her co-stars David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen, to discuss the Lincoln Center Theater production of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." She also told us that she's fan of Kabuki theater. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Julia Moskin

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York Times features writer Julia Moskin was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about her year-long cook-off with her friend and colleague Kim Severson. She also told us what her favorite comfort food is.

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Guest Picks: Kim Severson

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York Times features writer Kim Severson was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about her year-long cook-off with her friend and colleague Julia Moskin. She also told us what her comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Tony Bennett

Monday, November 26, 2012

Legendary singer Tony Bennett was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the lessons he's learned over the course of his incredible, long career in music. He also shared some of his favorite things!

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Guest Picks: Jack Black

Monday, November 26, 2012

Jack Black was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss his starring role as a mortician in the black comedy, "Bernie." He also talked about "Rize of the Fenix," the most recent album by his band Tenacious D. He also told us about his amazing-sounding comfort food. Find out what else Jack Black is a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Walter Murch

Monday, November 12, 2012

Film historian Walter Murch was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about translating the work of anti-totalitarian WWII journalist and writer Curzio Malaparte. He also told us about his love of particle physics and English muffins! Find out what else Walter Murch is up to these days.

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