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Guest Picks: Karen Thompson Walker

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Karen Thompson Walker was on the show to talk about her debut novel The Age of Miracles. Find out what books she's been reading lately.

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Guest Picks: Jenny Brown

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Jenny Brown, founder of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, has strong, passionate opinions about animal welfare. She shares some of her opinions about what to read and listen to.

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Guest Picks: Eddie Palmieri

Friday, August 03, 2012

9-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri was on the Lopate Show recently. He talked about his career and he also told us what his favorite comfort food is. (It sounds perfect for the summer heat!)

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Guest Picks: Cheryl Strayed

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Cheryl Strayed spoke to guesthost Julie Burstein on the Leonard Lopate Show recently. They discussed Strayed's advice column. She's collected some of her favorite columns in the book, Tiny Beautiful Things. And she also told us about some of her favorite things, tiny, beautiful or otherwise.

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Guest Picks: Andy Cohen

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bravo executive Andy Cohen spoke to guesthost Jonathan Capehart about his love of pop culture and bringing the Real Housewives to televisions everywhere. He shared some of the books he's read -- and loved -- recently.

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Guest Picks: Annie Baker

Friday, July 20, 2012

Annie Baker was on the Lopate Show to discuss her adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at the SoHo Rep. She also told us that she's a fan of Texas. Find out what else Annie's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Michael Shannon

Friday, July 20, 2012

Michael Shannon was on the Lopate Show to discuss starring in the new adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at the SoHo Rep. He also shared his, um,  unusual pairing of comfort foods.

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Guest Picks: Bob Massie

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Activist, environmental leader, and priest Bob Massie was on the Lopate Show to talk about his remarkable life. He also told us what he's reading and listening to these days!

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Guest Picks: Chris Hayes

Friday, July 13, 2012

MSNBC host Chris Hayes was on the Lopate Show to explain why Americans are more skeptical of our national institutions than ever. He also told us what his favorite comfort food is -- it sounds so good, it might be ours now, too!

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Guest Picks: Janet Groth

Friday, July 13, 2012

Janet Groth was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about her 2 decades working at The New Yorker. She also told us that she's fan of popcorn -- as long as it's made her way. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Stan Greenberg

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pollster Stan Greenberg was on the Lopate Show, along with political strategist James Carville, to talk about how the middle class is getting squeezed in today's economy. He also told us he's a fan of the TV show "Homeland." Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: James Carville

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Political strategist James Carville was on the Lopate Show, along with pollster Stan Greenberg, to discuss how the middle class is getting squeezed in today's economy. He also told us that he's a fan of the weather. Find out what else James Carville's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jason Schwartzman

Friday, June 29, 2012

"Moonrise Kingdom"'s Jason Schwartzman shares a few of his favorite movies, books, and foods with us!

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Guest Picks: Dave Hill

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dave Hill is in love with Chilli from TLC and death metal by Swedish Satanists! Find out what else he likes!

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Guest Picks: Jeff Dupre

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Find out what Jeff Dupre, producer and co-director of "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present," has been watching, reading, and listening to lately.

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Guest Picks: Matthew Akers

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Filmmaker Matthew Akers, co-director of the documentary "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" recommends the documentary "Tchoupitoulas." Find out what else he recommends.

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Guest Picks: Marina Abramovic

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Performance artist Marina Abromovic likes dirty jokes. Find out what else she likes.

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Guest Picks: László Krasznahorkai

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Celebrated Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss a new translation of his novel, Satantango. He also told us what he's been reading, listening to and looking at.

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Guest Picks: Boris Johnson

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson was on the show to talk about his city, and how it's remained a world capital for centuries. He also told us what he does when he's not running London.

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Guest Picks: Buddy Guy

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about his fascinating life and his long career singing and playing the blues. He also told us about singing "Sweet Home Chicago" with Pres. Obama. Find out what else he's listening to!

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