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Guest Picks: Sanjay Gupta

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dr. Sanjay Gupta was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about his first novel, Monday Mornings. He also revealed that he's learned to eat fire!

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Guest Picks: Tony Kaye

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Director Tony Kaye was on the Lopate Show recently, along with actor Adrien Brody, to discuss his latest film, "Detachment." He also told us what he's been

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Guest Picks: Adrien Brody

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Actor Adrien Brody was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his work on the new film, "Detachment," along with the film's director, Tony Kaye. He also revealed what his favorite comfort food is.

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Guest Picks: Mayim Bialik

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Actor and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik was on the Lopate Show to talk about her career - including her roles on "Blossom" and "The Big Bang Theory" - as well as how she found attachment parenting.

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Guest Picks: Nathan Englander

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Writer Nathan Englander was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his latest collection of short stories. He also told us about his new obsession with pottery and why he eats so many bagels.

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Guest Picks: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Monday, March 05, 2012

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was on the Lopate Show to discuss the future of American space travel, now that NASA's space shuttle program has ended. He also told us that he's a fan of Broadway musicals. Find out what else Neil's been reading and listening to.

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Guest Picks: Stephanie Blythe

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about her three roles this season at the Metropolitan Opera. She also revealed that she's a big fan of birding. Find out what else Stephanie's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Will Ryman

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Artist Will Ryman was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss, "Anyone and No One," his latest exhibition of site-specific work in Chelsea. He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently!

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Guest Picks: Norbert Leo Butz

Friday, February 17, 2012

Norbert Leo Butz was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss starring in a revival of Paula Vogel's play "How I Learned to Drive." He also told us what he's been listening to recently!

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Reaser

Friday, February 17, 2012

Elizabeth Reaser was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her role in the revival of Paula Vogel's play, "How I Learned to Drive." She also told us about her love of sharks!

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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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