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Guest Picks: Mike Stoller

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Find out what the legendary songwriter and producer is listening to these days!

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Guest Picks: Bruce Dern

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Find out what actor Bruce Dern has been listening to and what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Stacy Keach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Actor Stacy Keach was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his long and varied career in television, movies and on the stage. He also told us what he's been reading recently. 

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Guest Picks: Anjelica Huston

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Anjelica Huston was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the first volume of her memoirs, A Story Lately Told. She shared some great stories on the air -- and the new author shared what she's been reading recently. 

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Guest Picks: Lupita Nyong'o

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Actress Lupita Nyong'o was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her breakout role as Patsey in the film, 12 Years a Slave. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to. 

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Guest Picks: Alice Waters

Friday, November 15, 2013

Restaurateur, cookbook writer, and food activist Alice Waters was on the Leonard Lopate Show's Food Fridays series to talk about growing and cooking delicious, simple food. She also told us what her favorite comfort food is.

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Guest Picks: Greg Pierce

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lyricist Greg Pierce was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his new musical, "The Landing." He also told us that he's a fan of tuna melts. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: John Kander

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Composer John Kander was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his new musical, "The Landing." He also told us what he's been 

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Guest Picks: Ann Patchett

Friday, November 08, 2013

Find out what writer (and bookstore owner) Ann Patchett has been reading lately!

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Guest Picks: Bonnie Raitt

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bonnie Raitt was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her career, starting her own label, and winning her 10th Grammy for her latest album, Slipstream. She also told us what she's been listening to -- somehow, we're not surprised that it's an eclectic mix. 

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Guest Picks: Jeanine Tesori

Monday, November 04, 2013

Composer Jeanine Tesori was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about collaborating on the new musical, Fun Home, at the Public Theater. She also told us that she's been raiding lyricist Lisa Kron's backpack for snacks! Find out what else she's been up to...

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Guest Picks: Sam Gold

Monday, November 04, 2013

Sam Gold was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about directing "Fun Home," a new musical at the Public Theater. He also told us he's a fan of puppets. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Cheryl Henson

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson's daughter, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with Rick Moranis, to preview the 3rd Annual Puppets on Film Festival. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently. 

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Smart

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Elizabeth Smart was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how she survived being kidnapped at the age of 14 and held for 9 months by her captors. A harpist, she also told us what she's been listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Kelly Carlin

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Kelly Carlin was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her one-woman show, "A Carlin Home Companion," about life with her father, comedian George Carlin. She also told us that she's a fan of cycling. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Norman Rush

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Writer Norman Rush was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his latest novel, Subtle Bodies. He also told us what he's reading and watching recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Elizabeth Gilbert

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Elizabeth Gilbertwas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her latest novel, The Signature of All Things. She also told what she's been reading recently -- and giving up music for talk radio/podcasts. 

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Guest Picks: Ursula von Rydingsvard

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ursula von Rydingsvard was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her sculpture, "Ona," which is permanently installed in the plaza at the Barclays Center. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to recently. (We do like her taste in radio stations...)

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Guest Picks: Greg "Freddy" Camalier

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his documentary, "Muscle Shoals," about FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where a host of musical greats have recorded. And we were joined by FAME owner Rick Hall. Camalier also told us what his rather specific comfort food is. 

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Guest Picks: Rick Hall

Thursday, September 26, 2013

FAME studios founder Rick Hall was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his career, recording Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and many, more musical greats in his studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He's the subject of a documentary called Muscle Shoals. He also told what he's been listening to recently. 

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