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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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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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