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Guest Picks: Flight Time Lang

Friday, February 17, 2012

Harlem Globetrotter Flight Time Lang was on the Lopate Show recently, along with teammate Tiny Sturgess. He revealed his love of chili dogs. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: William Wellman, Jr.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

William Wellman, Jr. was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his father's career as a director, including "Wings," which won the first Oscar for Best Picture. He also told us what he's been watching recently!

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Guest Picks: George Steel

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

George Steel, Artistic Director and General Manager of the New York City Opera was on the Lopate Show recently to give us a preview of the company's new season. He also revealed what he's listening to when he's not listening to opera!

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Guest Picks: Gary Oldman

Friday, February 10, 2012

Actor Gary Oldman was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his Oscar-nominated portrayal of George Smiley in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." He also told us what he's been listening to and that he likes to keep it simple when it comes to comfort food!

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Guest Picks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his latest book for children; his work with the State Department, promoting eduction; and his new documentary. He also revealed that he's a fan of Indian food!

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Guest Picks: Jonah Hill

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Jonah Hill was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his Oscar-nominated role in "Moneyball." He also revealed that he's a fan of architecture and interior design. Find out what he's been reading, watching and listening to!

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Guest Picks: Jamal Joseph

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Jamal Joseph was on the Lopate Show recently to describe how he went from leading the New York Black Panthers to teach at the Columbia School of the Arts. He also told us what his favorite comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Margot Livesey

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Novelist Margot Livesey was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss her latest book, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. She also shared what she's been reading lately -- and revealed that she's a fan of seals!

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Guest Picks: Michael Oher

Monday, February 06, 2012

Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about how he went from being a homeless teenager to an NFL. He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently!

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Guest Picks: Cynthia Nixon

Friday, February 03, 2012

Cynthia Nixon was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the Broadway production of "Wit." She also told us that she's a huge fan of Garrison Keillor's. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Elmore Leonard

Friday, January 27, 2012

Elmore Leonard was here to talk about his latest novel, Raylan, and he admitted that he's a fan of Wheel of Fortune. Find out what else he's a fan of:

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Guest Picks: Stephen Fry

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Actor, writer, comendian, and documentarian Stephen Fry loves pork pies! Find out what else he likes.

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Guest Picks: Gina Carano

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mixed martial arts fighter -- and now film star -- Gina Carano was on the Lopate Show recently (along with director Steven Soderbergh) to discuss her starring role in the new film, "Haywire." She also told us what her favorite comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Steven Soderbergh

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Director Steven Soderbergh was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his new film, "Haywire" (along with the film's star Gina Carano). He also revealed that he's a fan of manners.

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Guest Picks: Ralph Fiennes

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ralph Fiennes spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about starring in "Coriolanus," which also marked his directorial debut. He also revealed that he's a fan of pedicures!

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Guest Picks: William Bratton

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton was on the Lopate Show recently. He also told us that he's a film buff and what new releases he's enjoyed recently.

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Guest Picks: Georgia Pelligrini

Monday, January 16, 2012

Georgia Pelligrini was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about how her interest in food issues led her from the kitchen to the forest and learning how to hunt. She also told us that she's a classically trained cellist!

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Guest Picks: Anna Deavere Smith

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss bringing her one-woman show, "Let Me Down Easy," to PBS's Great Performances. She also revealed what she's been listening to and what her (very healthy) comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Dave Barry

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dave Barry was on the Lopate Show (along with Alan Zweibel) to discuss collaborating on their novel, Lunatics. He also told us about his love of cheese and why his 11-year-old daughter is dictating what he's listening to these days.

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Guest Picks: Alan Zweibel

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Alan Zweibel was on the Lopate Show recently, along with Dave Barry, to discuss collaborating on their new novel, Lunatics. He also told us that he loves antique pens! Find out what else he's a fan of!

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