Guest Picks collects personal interviews, commentaries, and recommendations from guests of WNYC.
Chef Mario Batali was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his favorite seasonal recipes for family meals, and he also told us what his favorite comfort food is!
Actor Michael McKean was on the Lopate Show recently -- on Nigel Tufnel Day -- to discuss his role in the Public Theater's latest production of "King Lear," and he told us what he's been listening to recently.
Actor Sam Waterston was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss the challenges of playing King Lear in the latest production at the Public Theater...and he also told us which recent film intrigued him.
Jim Henson's daughter Cheryl was on the show recently and she revealed what she's been reading and watching recently.
Puppeteer Basil Twist was on the Lopate Show recently and he told us about his love of ice cream.
Rachel Griffiths was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss her role in the Broadway production of "Other Desert Cities." She also revealed her love of Mel Brooks.
Writer Colson Whitehead was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his latest novel, Zero One, and he told us what he's been reading recently.
Philip Galanes, the author of the Social Q's column in The New York Times, was on the Lopate Show recently. And he also shared what his favorite comfort food is!
Writer Arundhati Roy was on the Lopate Show and she shared what she's been reading recently.
Writer Jonathan Lethem was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss the relationship between the novel and contemporary culture... and he also shared what his favorite comfort food is!
Writer Umberto Eco was on the Lopate Show recently and he shared what he's been reading lately.
Writer Joan Didion was on the show to discuss her most recent book, Blue Nights, and she also revealed that she's not a fan of cricket.
Writer Gregory Maguire was on the show recently to discuss the last novel in his series The Wicked Years, based on The Wizard of Oz, and he shared his love of pesto sauce!
The actress, writer, and co-executive producer of The Office spoke to Leonard about high school, Hollywood and impersonating Ben Affleck. She also revealed love of basketball!
Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton spoke to Leonard Lopate recently, and she's been reading recently.
Childrens book author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg spoke to Leonard recently and he revealed what his favorite comfort food is.