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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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Guest Picks: Michael Leonhart

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Producer Michael Leonhart was on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen, to talk about working on Fagen's latest album. He also told us what he's been reading, watching and eating recently!

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Guest Picks: Oliver Sacks

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Neurologist Oliver Sacks was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about hallucinations, how they're caused, and why we experience them so vividly. He also told us he's a fan of ferns. Find out what else Dr. Sacks is a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Hallie Foote

Monday, October 15, 2012

Actress Hallie Foote was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the off-Broadway production of "Him," written by her sister Daisy. The chocolate fan also told us what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Daisy Foote

Monday, October 15, 2012

Playwright Daisy Foote was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the new off-Broadway production of her play "Him," starring her sister Hallie Foote. She also told us what she's been reading and watching -- let's just say, she enjoys a good mystery.

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Guest Picks: Sherman Alexie

Monday, October 15, 2012

Writer Sherman Alexie was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his latest collection of stories -- his 20th! -- called Blasphemy. He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Stanley Tucci

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stanley Tucci was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about his life-long love of cooking. He also told us about his love of fishing. Find out what else Stanley Tucci is a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Monday, September 24, 2012

Writer Karl Ove Knausgaard was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his book, "My Struggle." He also told us why he has no more secrets -- and about his love of chocolate ice cream

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Guest Picks: Volker Schlondorff

Monday, September 24, 2012

Filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about a new director's cut of his film, "The Tin Drum," as well as a new documentary, featuring conversations with director Billy Wilder. He also told us what his favorite comfort food is. (We were not exactly surprised.)

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