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Guest Picks: Brian F. O'Byrne

Friday, January 31, 2014

Brian F. O'Byrne was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, with co-star Debra Messing, to talk about starring John Patrick Shanley's play, Outside Mullingar. He also told us about being moved by watching The Mets and claims that he's dull. (We don't believe him.)

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Guest Picks: E. L. Doctorow

Thursday, January 30, 2014

E. L. Doctorow was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his novel, Andrew's Brain. He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. 

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Guest Picks: June Squibb

Monday, January 27, 2014

June Squibb was on the Leonard Lopate Show talking about her Oscar-nominated role as Kate Grant in "Nebraska." She also told us about her favorite television shows and Matthew McConaughey's great work. 

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Guest Picks: Blythe Danner

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blythe Danner was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with her co-star Sarah Jessica Parker. They play mother and daughter in "The Commons of Pensacola." She also told us what she's been reading and what she listens to every day. 

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Guest Picks: Jane Pauley

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jane Pauley was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking to guest host Anna Sale about her career and sharing stories about life after 50. She also shared some of her favorite things -- including that she loves to make ceramics! Find out what else Jane Pauley's a fan of! 

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Guest Picks: Eleni Mandell

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Eleni Mandell was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, talking to guest host Andy Borowitz about her new album, "Let's Fly a Kite." She also told us about her 3-year-old son's love of classic country music and her love of eggs. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gary Shteyngart was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his memoir, Little Failure. He told us about his love of the Capybara, which we had never heard of, and his favorite, very Russian-sounding comfort food. 

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Guest Picks: Chang-Rae Lee

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Chang-Rae Lee was on the Leonard Lopate Show to discuss his latest novel, On Such a Full Sea. He also told us about what he's listening to and his favorite comfort food, which sounds perfect for a cold winter day. 

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Guest Picks: Art Spiegelman

Monday, January 06, 2014

Artist Art Spiegelman was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about a retrospective of his work at The Jewish Museum and performing "Wordless" at BAM. He also told us what he's been reading and listening to -- "lotsa salsa" -- and what he liked about the show "Desperate Housewives." 

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Guest Picks: Jeff Daniels

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Jeff Daniels was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently and talked to guesthost Elliott Forrest about his music career and his role as Will McAvoy on the HBO series, The Newsroom. He also told us about his love of hot dogs. With mustard.

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Guest Picks: Jefferson Mays

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jefferson Mays was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about playing not one, but eight, roles in the Broadway musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently

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Guest Picks: Will Forte

Monday, December 16, 2013

Will Forte was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his role as David, who helps his estranged father (played by Bruce Dern), in the new film, Nebraska. He also told us how he discovered Yeats's poetry and became a fan of skiing. Find out by reading his Guest Picks below!

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Guest Picks: Scott Adams

Monday, December 16, 2013

Scott Adams was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his journey from hapless office worker to the creator of Dilbert, the comic strip that chronicles the lives of hapless office workers. He also told us what he's a fan of. 

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Guest Picks: Deepak Chopra

Friday, December 13, 2013

Deepak Chopra was on Food Fridays on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his book, What Are You Hungry For?. He also told us what he's been reading recently and why he doesn't have a comfort food. 

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Guest Picks: Patrick Stewart

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sir Patrick Stewart was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with his co-star Ian McKellan, to talk about starring in No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot on Broadway. He also told us how to make his favorite sandwich. 

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Guest Picks: Ian McKellen

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sir Ian McKellen was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with his co-star Sir Patrick Stewart, to talk about the Broadway production of No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot. He also told what he's a fan of and gave us the recipe for his favorite comfort food!

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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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