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Guest Picks: Gina Carano

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mixed martial arts fighter -- and now film star -- Gina Carano was on the Lopate Show recently (along with director Steven Soderbergh) to discuss her starring role in the new film, "Haywire." She also told us what her favorite comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Steven Soderbergh

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Director Steven Soderbergh was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his new film, "Haywire" (along with the film's star Gina Carano). He also revealed that he's a fan of manners.

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Guest Picks: Ralph Fiennes

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ralph Fiennes spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about starring in "Coriolanus," which also marked his directorial debut. He also revealed that he's a fan of pedicures!

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Guest Picks: William Bratton

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton was on the Lopate Show recently. He also told us that he's a film buff and what new releases he's enjoyed recently.

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Guest Picks: Georgia Pelligrini

Monday, January 16, 2012

Georgia Pelligrini was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about how her interest in food issues led her from the kitchen to the forest and learning how to hunt. She also told us that she's a classically trained cellist!

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Guest Picks: Anna Deavere Smith

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss bringing her one-woman show, "Let Me Down Easy," to PBS's Great Performances. She also revealed what she's been listening to and what her (very healthy) comfort food is!

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Guest Picks: Dave Barry

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dave Barry was on the Lopate Show (along with Alan Zweibel) to discuss collaborating on their novel, Lunatics. He also told us about his love of cheese and why his 11-year-old daughter is dictating what he's listening to these days.

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Guest Picks: Alan Zweibel

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Alan Zweibel was on the Lopate Show recently, along with Dave Barry, to discuss collaborating on their new novel, Lunatics. He also told us that he loves antique pens! Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Alexander Payne

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Alexander Payne spoke to Leonard Lopate recently about directing the critically acclaimed film, "The Descendants." He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently - 1970's learn-to-read filmstrips for toddlers, anyone?

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Guest Picks: Pam Anderson

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cookbook author Pam Anderson was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about making meatless meals and getting more vegetarian dishes in your repertoire. She also told us about her love of Spanx!

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Guest Picks: Adam Gopnik

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his latest book about food and how our ideas about food have been shaped. He revealed that he's a Justin Bieber fan and also told what his comfort foods are, even if he doesn't love the term itself.

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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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