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Guest Picks: Michel Gondry

Friday, July 18, 2014

French filmmaker Michel Gondry was on the Lopate Show July 17, 2014, to talk about his movie "Mood Indigo," along with Audrey Tautou. He's a fan of the writer Gogol. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Ken Griffey, Sr.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Inspired by a road trip, and listening to James Brown.

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Guest Picks: Lee Grant

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Actress Lee Grant was on the Lopate Show on July 10, 2014, to discuss her life and her memoir, I Said Yes to Everything. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Audra McDonald

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Find out about the things that inspire her!

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Guest Picks: Anika Noni Rose

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Anika Noni Rose was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her Tony-nominated portrayal of Beneatha in the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." She also told us that she loves to surf. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Alisa Weilerstein

Monday, June 02, 2014

Alisa Weilerstein was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her upcoming performance as part of the New York Philharmonic's Biennial. She also told us that she's a fan of Venezuelan baseball. Find out what else the cellist is a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Sebastian Junger

Friday, May 30, 2014

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger was on the Lopate Show May 30, 2014, to talk about his documentary "Korengal," about American soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan. He relies on whiskey for comfort.

 

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

     Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

 

What are you listening to right now?

     Them Crooked Vultures

 

What’s the last great book you read?

     The Secular Conscience by Austin Pacey

 

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

     Competitive distance running

 

What’s your favorite comfort food?

     Whiskey

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Guest Picks: Thomas Schumacher

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Producer Thomas Schumacher was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about bringing Aladdin to the Broadway stage. He also told us about his unusual pets!

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Guest Picks: James Monroe Iglehart

Thursday, May 29, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his Tony-nominated portrayal of Genie in the Broadway musical, "Aladdin." He also told us what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jan Glier Reeder

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jan Reeder, Consulting Curator for the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discussed the exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on May 28, 2014. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Harold Koda

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was here to talk about the exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion." His Guest Picks reveal his wide range of interests.

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Guest Picks: Will Eno

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Playwright Will Eno was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about "The Realistic Jonses," his play on Broadway. He also told us about his baseball allegiances and his questionable favorite comfort food. 

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Guest Picks: Willie Randolph

Friday, May 16, 2014

Former Yankees second baseman and former Mets manager Willie Randolph was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking about his life in baseball. He also told us about his love of fishing. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Michael Mayer

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Director Michael Mayer was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," along with the show's star. Neil Patrick Harris. Mayer also told us what he's been reading, watching, and eating lately. 

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Guest Picks: Eric Asimov

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about wine and food pairings, along with his collaborator Florence Fabricant. He also told us about his love old country music and cream biscuits. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Florence Fabricant

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New York Times food writer Florence Fabricant was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about food and wine pairings with her collaborator Eric Asimov. She also told us what she's been reading recently and her somewhat unusual favorite comfort food. 

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Guest Picks: Kara Walker

Monday, May 12, 2014

Artist Kara Walker talked about her sculpture installation in the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Ruth Reichl

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Former Gourmet editor-in-chief and best-selling memoirist Ruth Reichl was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about writing her first novel. She also told what her favorite comfort food and the one thing she couldn't live without. 

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Guest Picks: Mona Simpson

Monday, May 05, 2014

Writer Mona Simpson was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her novel, Casebook. She also told us about what she's listening to -- on the radio, in the car, at home. 

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Guest Picks: Santino Fontana

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Santino Fontana was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his role as Moss Hart in "Act One." (A role he shares with Tony Shalhoub.) He also told us that he's a fan of soup. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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