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Guest Picks: Kazuo Ishiguro

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro was on the show today, March 18, to talk about his book The Buried Giant. Here are a few of his favorite things.

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Guest Picks: Richie Furay

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The legendary singer-songwriter may have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Buffalo Springfield, but he doesn't listen to a lot of music in his free time.

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Guest Picks: Ethan Hawke

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The actor and filmmaker just released his first documentary, "Seymour: An Introduction." Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jon Scieszka

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 Jon Scieszka is the author of books like The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, and the Time Warp Trio series.

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Guest Picks: Sasha Cooke

Monday, March 09, 2015

The mezzo-soprano might spend most of her time singing arias, but you can often find her listening to the Mickey Mouse Club soundtrack! 

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Guest Picks: James "The Amazing" Randi

Friday, March 06, 2015

James "The Amazing" Randi was on the show today to talk about the new documentary "An Honest Liar." He told us that he is a fan of clocks and pancakes. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: David Ives, Liv Rooth, and Carson Elrod

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

David Ives, Liv Rooth and Carson Elrod were on the show today, Feb 24, 2015 to talk about the world premier of Ives's new series of short comedic plays "Lives of the Saints." 

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Guest Picks: Richard Price

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The novelist and screenwriter just finished writing his first thriller! Find out what else he's been up to.

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Guest Picks: John Boorman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 we spoke to John Boorman about his film "Queen and Country." Here are a few other things we found out about John!

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Guest Picks: Patrick Osborne

Friday, February 13, 2015

On February 13 Patrick Osborne was on the show to discuss his animated short film, "Feast." He is a fan of Father John Misty and Ernest Cline. Find out what else he's a fan of!  

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Guest Picks: David Duchovny

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The star of X-Files and Californication (and new novelist) tells us what he's watching, reading, and eating.

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Guest Picks: Ina Garten

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ina Garten was on the show January 7, 2015 to talk about dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. She's a fan of Serial and Taylor Swift. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Sharon Isbin

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grammy winning guitarist Sharon Isbin was on the show January 7, 2015 to talk about her new documentary. She's a fan of Billy Joel and dark chocolate. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: J.C. Chandor

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Director J.C. Chandor was on the show to talk about his acclaimed film "A Most Violent Year." He's a fan of Band of Horses and J.D. Salinger. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Timothy Spall

Monday, January 05, 2015

Timothy Spall was on the show to talk about his leading role in the film "Mr. Turner." He is a big fan of BBC Radio One. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Tracie Thoms

Friday, December 05, 2014

Tracie Thoms and John Hawkes joined us to talk about their new play, "Lost Lake." Tracie is a fan of Alice Smith and The Walking Dead. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: John Hawkes

Friday, December 05, 2014

John Hawkes and Tracie Thoms talked to us about their new play, Lost Lake. John told us that he is a fan of Carole King and Tom Drury. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Kara Lynn Joyce

Monday, November 24, 2014

Kara Lynn Joyce was on the show on November 24, 2014 to talk about the documentary Touch the Wall. She is a fan of Baseball and Mac and Cheese. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Christo Brock

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christo Brock was on the show on November 24. 2014 to discuss his film Touch The Wall. He's a fan of Loretta Lynn and Jared Diamond. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Sara Schaefer

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Sara Schaefer was on the show today, November 6, 2014, to talk about her new WNYC podcast LIES. She's a fan of Taylor Swift and John Green. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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