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Guest Picks: Daniel Eagan

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Daniel Eagan was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss updating his book, America's Film Legacy. He also told us that he's a fan of supermarkets!

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Guest Picks: Stephen Merchant

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stephen Merchant, the co-creator of the BBC's "The Office" and the series "Extras," was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his first stand-up comedy tour. He also told us, among other things, that his favorite comfort food is fish and chips.

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Guest Picks: Kenneth Branagh

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kenneth Branaghwas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss his career as an actor and director -- and to discuss his role as Sir Laurence Olivier in the film, "My Week with Marilyn." He also revealed that his favorite comfort food is fish and chips. (It must be an English thing.)

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Guest Picks: Andrea Marcovicci

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Actress-singer Andrea Marcovicci spoke to Leonard Lopate recently to discuss her 25th year performing at the Oak Room, and she also told us what she's been listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Andrew Carmellini

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Andrew Carmellini, chef-owner of Locanda Verde and The Dutch, spoke to Leonard Lopate about his most recent cookbook, and he revealed what his favorite comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Gerard Mannix Flynn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gerard Mannix Flynn was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss "James X," a play that looks at the abusive treatment of children in Irish institutions through the eyes of man who was raised in one. He also told us that he's been listening to Amy Winehouse and reveals what his favorite comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Dan Stevens

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dan Stevens plays Matthew Crawley on the hit series "Downton Abbey," on PBS's Masterpiece Classic. He tells the Leonard Lopate Show what he's been reading and watching recently -- as well as his love of Indian food!

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Guest Picks: Jacques Torres

Monday, December 12, 2011

Chocolatier Jacques Torres was on the Lopate Show recently to share his favorite holiday recipes, and he also shared his love of peanut M&M's!

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Guest Picks: MSNBC host Chris Matthews

Monday, December 12, 2011

MSNBC host Chris Matthews was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss the legacy of Pres. Kennedy and he also told us exactly how he likes his prime rib done!

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Guest Picks: John Hodgman

Monday, December 12, 2011

Writer (and sometime guest host of the Lopate Show) John Hodgman spoke to Leonard about That Is All, the last part of his trilogy called Complete World Knowledge. He also revealed what his comfort food is and why he loved Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road.

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Guest Picks: Paul Gross

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Actor Paul Gross was on the Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Kim Cattrall, to discuss the Broadway revival of "Private Lives."

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Guest Picks: Kim Cattrall

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Kim Cattrall was on the Lopate Show, along with co-star Paul Gross, to discuss starring the Broadway revival of "Private Lives." She also revealed her love of "Antiques Roadshow."

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Guest Picks: Alfred Uhry

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Playwright Alfred Uhry was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss "Reaper Angels," his latest collaboration with choreographer and director Martha Clarke. He revealed his love of brisket and HGTV!

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Guest Picks: Martha Clarke

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Director and choreographer Martha Clarke was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss "Angel Reapers," her collaboration with Alfred Uhry. She revealed what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Nina Arianda

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Nina Arianda was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her starring role in the Broadway production of "Venus in Fur." She also revealed what her favorite comfort food is. (It's the same as her co-star Hugh Dancy's!)

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Guest Picks: Hugh Dancy

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Actor Hugh Dancy was on the show to discuss his starring role in the Broadway production of "Venus in Fur" and he revealed, among other things, that he collects hands!

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Guest Picks: Camille Mana

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Actress Camille Mana was on the Lopate Show to talk about her role in the play "Asuncion." She revealed that she's a fan of deserts, any and all.

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Guest Picks: Justin Bartha

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Actor Justin Bartha was on the Lopate Show to talk about his role in the play "Asuncion." He revealed his love of peanut butter, among other things.

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Guest Picks: Jesse Eisenberg

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg was on the Lopate Show to talk about his play "Asuncion," and he shared a few of his favorite things!

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Guest Picks: Shelby Lynne

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss her 2 latest albums -- and riding on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She also shared what she's been listening to recently!

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