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Guest Picks: Mark Harris

Monday, March 03, 2014

Mark Harris was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, talking about Hollywood shaped World War II and vice versa. He also told us what about his perfect meal of comfort food.   

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Guest Picks: Noah Emmerich

Monday, March 03, 2014

Noah Emmerich was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his role as FBI agent Stan Beeman on the FX series, The Americans. He also told us about his favorite piece of music. Ever.

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Guest Picks: Rosie Perez

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rosie Perez was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, talking about her memoir and her tumultuous childhood in Brooklyn. She also told us what she's a fan of that you might not expect.

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Guest Picks: Eric Tucker

Friday, February 14, 2014

Eric Tucker was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about directing and performing in Bedlam Theatre's unusual production of George Bernard Shaw's play, Saint Joan. He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Matthew Quick

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Novelist Matthew Quick was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his latest novel, The Good Luck of Right Now. He also told us about his love of Scottish terriers and 21-year-old scotch. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: John Hammond

Monday, February 10, 2014

Blues musician John Hammond performed live in our studio on February 10, 2014. He let us know what he likes to read, watch, and eat!

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Guest Picks: BJ Novak

Friday, February 07, 2014

B. J. Novak, an actor, screen writer, and director best known from the television series "The Office" tells us about his debut collection of short stories, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.

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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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