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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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Guest Picks: Joan Rivers

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The one and only Joan Rivers was on the Lopate Show to explain why she hates everything...starting with herself. But she also told us some of the things she likes, including chocolate!

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Guest Picks: Alex Hassle

Friday, June 01, 2012

Alex Hassle was on the Lopate Show recently, along with co-stars Jonathan Pryce and Alan Cox to talk about starring in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker." He also told us he's a fan of the ukelele. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Alan Cox

Friday, June 01, 2012

Alan Cox was on the Lopate Show recently, along with co-stars Jonathan Pryce and Alex Hassle, to talk about his work in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker." He also told us what he's been reading recently.

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Guest Picks: Jonathan Pryce

Friday, June 01, 2012

Jonathan Pryce was on the Lopate Show, along with co-stars Alan Cox and Alex Hassle, to talk about starring in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker." He also told us what he's listening to these days.

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Guest Picks: Crystal Dickinson

Friday, June 01, 2012

Crystal Dickinson was on the Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Jeremy Shamos, to discuss her role in the Broadway play, "Clybourne Park." She also told us what she's been listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Jeremy Shamos

Friday, June 01, 2012

Jeremy Shamos was on the Lopate Show, along with co-star Crystal Dickinson, to talk about starring in the Broadway play, "Clybourne Park." He also told us he's a fan of Radiolab. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Olivia Thirlby

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Actress Olivia Thirlby was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about her role in the off-Broadway play, "Lonely, I"m Not." She also told us that she's a fan of jazz. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Francoise Mouly

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss the process of honing the iconic covers of the magazine and shared some of the ones that didn't make it. She also shared what she's been reading recently and the comfort food she craves.

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Guest Picks: Bebe Neuwirth

Friday, May 11, 2012

 Two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth spoke with Leonard Lopate on May 10 about her role in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and her singing career. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Martin Sheen

Friday, May 11, 2012

Martin Sheen was on the Lopate Show May 9 to talk about writing a memoir with his son, Emilio Estevez. He shared a few of his favorite things with us. 

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Guest Picks: Emilio Estevez

Friday, May 11, 2012

Emilio Estevez, filmmaker and winemaker, shared some of his favorite books and foods with us when he stopped by May 9.

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Guest Picks: Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Dame Daphne Sheldrick was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about her efforts to raise and protect orphaned elephants in Kenya, as well as zebras, rhinos, and ostriches. She also told us about her love of home-baked fruit cake. Find out what else Dame Sheldrick's a fan of!

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Guset Picks: Amy Herzog

Monday, May 07, 2012

Playwright Amy Herzog (along with actors Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert) was on the Lopate Show. She also told us what she's been listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Gabriel Ebert

Monday, May 07, 2012

Actor Gabriel Ebert was on the Leonard Lopate Show (along with co-star Mary Louise Wilson and playwright Amy Herzog) to discuss the play, "4000 Miles." He also told about his love of artichokes. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her latest memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Paul Krugman

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was on the Lopate Show recently. He also told us what he's listening to and his love of Lolcats. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Andre Gregory

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Director Andre Gregory was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss Louis Malle's last film, "Uncle Vanya on 42nd Street," which captured a 1990s production of Chekhov's play that was directed by Mr. Gregory. He also told us what's on his reading list these days!

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Guest Picks: Rodney King

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rodney King was on the Lopate Show (along with his fiancée Cynthia Kelley) recently to talk about what happened to him in 1991, when 4 Los Angeles police officers assaulted him, and what's happened to him since. He also told us what he's been watching and listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Garry Marshall

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Producer, director, writer, and actor Garry Marshall stopped by to reminisce about his long career. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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