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Guest Picks: Nile Rodgers

Monday, October 17, 2011

Guitarist, composer and produce Nile Rodgers was on the show to discuss his career, and he told us what music he's listening to these days!

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Guest Picks: Andy Borowitz

Friday, October 14, 2011

Writer, comedian and sometime Lopate Show guest host Andy Borowitz joined us to talk about America's funniest writers. He also shared what he's been reading recently and his favorite comfort food.

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Guest Picks: Jeffrey Eugenides

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides spoke about his new novel, The Marriage Plot. Find out what he's been reading and listening to lately.

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Guest Picks: John Lithgow

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

John Lithgow spoke to Leonard about his father's influence on his career as an actor recently, and he also shared his favorite comfort food is.

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Guest Picks: Harry Belafonte

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Harry Belafonte spoke to Leonard about his music career and his commitment to social activism, and he also shared what he's been reading and his love of cooking.

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Guest Picks: Russell Banks

Monday, October 10, 2011

Novelist Russell Banks was on the show recently, and he shared the books that he's been reading.

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Guest Picks: William Kennedy

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Kennedy was here to discuss his latest novel, Chango's Beads and Two Toned Shoes, and he told us what he's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Susan Orlean

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Susan Orlean was on the show to discuss the legacy of dog and movie star Rin Tin Tin. She also revealed, among other things, her love of turkeys!

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Guest Picks: Keith Miller

Friday, September 30, 2011

Bass Keith Miller was here to discuss going from playing college football to singing at the Metropolitan Opera and he revealed his love of fishing and what music he's listening to these days!

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Guest Picks: Caryl Phillips

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Writer Caryl Phillips was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss how the migration experience has changed over the last 10 years, and he also revealed his obsession with soccer (and possibly gummy bears).

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Video: Questions for Salman Rushdie

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Salman Rushdie doesn't really have any favorite words, but he explains why he likes "funny" and dislikes "fanatical." He also shares his thoughts on Midnight's Children, which was published 30 years ago.

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Guest Picks: Bob Gruen

Friday, September 23, 2011

Photographer Bob Gruen stopped by the Leonard Lopate Show to discuss his four-decade career capturing musicians and life on tour, and he shared some of his favorite films, music, and more!

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Guest Picks: Tom Perrotta

Thursday, September 08, 2011

What is Tom Perrotta listening to right now? Read more to find out.

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Guest Picks: Joseph O'Neill

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Find out what Joseph O'Neill has been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Colum McCann

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Novelist Colum McCann shares some of his favorite picks with us.

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Guest Picks: Alexandra Styron

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Alexandra Styron stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about some of her favorite movies, music, and more.

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Guest Picks: Ben Loory

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ben Loory stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to share some of his favorite picks with us.

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Guest Picks: Phillip Lopate

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Find out what Phillip Lopate has been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Terence Blanchard

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Jazz musician Terence Blanchard stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about what he has been reading and watching recently!

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Guest Picks: Bill Turnbull

Monday, August 01, 2011

Bill Turnbull stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to share some of his favorite books, music, and more!

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