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Guest Picks: Katrina vanden Heuvel

Monday, November 21, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, was on the Lopate Show recently. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: John Landis

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

John Landis, who directed "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" was on the Lopate Show to discuss movie monsters...and he also revealed that he's a fan of puppetry gardens!

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Guest Picks: Mario Batali

Monday, November 14, 2011

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!

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Guest Picks: Kelli O'Hara

Friday, November 11, 2011

Actress Kelli O'Hara was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her role in the Public Theater's latest production of "King Lear," and she also told us what her favorite comfort food is (it's the same as her co-star Michael McKean's).

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Guest Picks: Michael McKean

Friday, November 11, 2011

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.

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Guest Picks: Sam Waterston

Friday, November 11, 2011

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.

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Guest Picks: Cheryl Henson

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jim Henson's daughter Cheryl was on the show recently and she revealed what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Basil Twist

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Puppeteer Basil Twist was on the Lopate Show recently and he told us about his love of ice cream.

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Guest Picks: Rachel Griffiths

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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.

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Guest Picks: Colson Whitehead

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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.

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Guest Picks: Philip Galanes

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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!

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Guest Picks: Arundhati Roy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Writer Arundhati Roy was on the Lopate Show and she shared what she's been reading recently.

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Guest Picks: Jonathan Lethem

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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!

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Guest Picks: Umberto Eco

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Writer Umberto Eco was on the Lopate Show recently and he shared what he's been reading lately.

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Guest Picks: Joan Didion

Friday, November 04, 2011

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.

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Guest Picks: Santino Fontana

Friday, November 04, 2011

Actor Santino Fontana was on the Lopate Show to talk about his role in the off-Broadway play, "Sons of the Prophet." He also shared his love of soup!

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Guest Picks: Joanna Gleason

Friday, November 04, 2011

Actress Joanna Gleason was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss her role in the off-Broadway play, "The Sons of the Prophet," and she also shared what she's been reading lately and her love of the tango!

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Guest Picks: Stephen Karam

Friday, November 04, 2011

Playwright Stephen Karam was on the show to discuss the off-Broadway production of his play, "Sons of the Prophet," and he also told us what he's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Gregory Maguire

Friday, November 04, 2011

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!

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Guest Picks: Mindy Kaling

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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!

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