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Guest Picks: Butch Walker

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Singer-songwriter and producer Butch Walker was on the Lopate Show to discuss the good and the bad of life in the music industry and he told us what he's listening to these days.

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Guest Picks: Alan Hollinghurst

Monday, October 24, 2011

Novelist Alan Hollinghurst was on the show recently, and he told us what he's been reading and watching lately.

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Guest Picks: Mike Daisey

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mike Daisey spoke to Leonard Lopate about his latest one-man show, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," and he also revealed that he's a fan of yoga. Find out what he's been reading and watching recently...

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Guest Picks: George Vecsey

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New York Times Sports Writer George Vecsey was on the show to discuss the career of St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Stan Musial and he told us what he watches when he's not watching a game!

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Guest Picks: Daniel Clowes

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cartoonist Daniel Clowes was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently and he also told us what he's been reading and listening to.

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Guest Picks: Seth

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cartoonist Seth spoke to Leonard recently and he also revealed his love of classic horror films. Find out what else Seth is reading and watching!

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Guest Picks: Jacques Pepin

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chef Jacques Pepin was on the show recently to discuss his favorite recipes from over 60 years in the kitchen, and he also shared what he likes to do when he's not cooking!

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Guest Picks: Nathaniel Philbrick

Monday, October 17, 2011

Writer Nathaniel Philbrick spoke to Leonard about why everyone should read Moby-Dick, and he also shared what he's been reading recently!

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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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