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Guest Picks: Kate Mulgrew

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Captain Janeway prefers her chicken and potatoes fried.


Guest Picks: David Hallberg

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The acclaimed ballet star loves Bjork & saltines! 


Guest Picks: Candice Bergen

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Murphy Brown star is a fan of rodeo and grilled cheese sandwiches.


Guest Picks: T.C. Boyle

Friday, April 10, 2015

The novelist just released a new book based on a true story, The Harder They Come. He told us that when he's hungry, he prefers salt-free pistachios and deep-fried dogs' lips.


Guest Picks: Mary Norris

Monday, April 06, 2015

Mary Norris was on our show April 6, 2015 to talk about her decades at The New Yorker and her new book, Between You & Me. Here are a few of her favorite things!


Guest Picks: Scott Simon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The NPR host spoke about his relationship with his mother, and his memoir about her, Unforgettable. Find out what he reads, watches, and listens to below!


Guest Picks: Melissa Manchester

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Grammy Award-winning performer and songwriter spoke to Leonard about her first studio album in over 10 years, "You Gotta Love the Life." Find out what else she's been up to below!


Guest Picks: Andy Summers

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The lead guitarist for The Police tells us what he reads and listens to! 


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.


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.


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!


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.


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! 


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!


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." 


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.


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!


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!  


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.


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!