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Guest Picks: Rachel Dratch

Friday, August 09, 2013

Rachel Dratch was on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with Michael Friedman, to talk about her role in Shakespeare in the Park's musical adaptation of "Love's Labour's Lost." She also told us what she's a fan of -- and no, we weren't expecting it.

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Guest Picks: Michael Friedman

Friday, August 09, 2013

Michael Friedman was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with Rachel Dratch, to talk about writing the songs for Shakespeare in the Park's musical adaptation of "Love's Labour's Lost." He also told us what his favorite comfort food is. 

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Guest Picks: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

When she was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her latest novel, Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie shared that she's a fan of the TV show "Scandal," among other things.

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Guest Picks: Jack O'Brien

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Director Jack O'Brien was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about what he calls his "accidental career" directing operas and Broadway plays and musicals. Find out why he says, "All I hear is Shakespeare" -- and what he's reading these days.

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Guest Picks: Robert Klein

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Comedian Robert Klein was on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with writer Lawrence Richards, to talk about the Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains of New York and the comedians it produced. He also told us about his wide-ranging musical tastes. Find out what he's listening to below!

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Guest Picks: Lawrence Richards

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lawrence Richards was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with Robert Klein, to talk about the Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains of New York and the comedians it produced. He also told us which comedian he's a fan of today. Find out below!

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Guest Picks: Richard Russo

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Novelist Richard Russo was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his memoir, Elsewhere. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer also told us what 

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Guest Picks: David Morse

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Actor David Morse  was recently on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his role in “The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin,” along with co-star Rich Sommer. He told us about his pizza allergy, and a few of the things he enjoys.

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Guest Picks: Rich Sommer

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Actor Rich Sommer was recently on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his role in “The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin,” along with co-star David Morse. He told us about his love of board games and a few more of his favorite things.

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Guest Picks: Jonathan Tolins

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Playwright Jonathan Tolins was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with actor Michael Urie, to talk about his play, "Buyer & Cellar." It turns out he's a fan of everything from Bach Cantatas to the Real Housewives!

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Guest Picks: Michael Urie

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Actor Michael Urie was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in "Buyer & Cellar," along with playwright Jonathan Tolins. He also told us about the two unexpected things he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Anthony Marx

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New York Public Library president Anthony Marx was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the library's renovation plans and the controversy they've generated. He also told us what he's reading right now. 

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Guest Picks: Chuck Klosterman

Monday, July 22, 2013

Chuck Klosterman, the Ethicist for the New York Times Magazine, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his book, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). He also shared some of his more unexpected interests, including wildebeests. 

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Guest Picks: Piper Kerman

Friday, July 19, 2013

Piper Kerman was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison. It's the basis of the new Netflix series. She also told us she's been reading and watching recently!

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Guest Picks: Stark Sands

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stark Sands was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Billy Porter, to talk about starring in the Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots." He also told us what 

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Guest Picks: Billy Porter

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Billy Porter was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Stark Sands, to talk about starring in the Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots." The Tony winner also told us what he's watching and reading these days. 

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Guest Picks: Jeff Garlin

Monday, July 15, 2013

Jeff Garlin was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently and he spoke to guesthost Andy Borowitz about his new movie, "Dealin' with Idiots, and his role as Larry David's boss on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Kevin Pearce

Friday, July 12, 2013

Former US Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, talking about the traumatic brain injury he incurred while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He told us about a few of his favorite things.

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Guest Picks: Josh Fox

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Filmmaker Josh Fox was on the Lopate Show July 11, 2013, talking about Gasland Part II, the followup to his 2010 documentary about hydraulic fracturing—or fracking. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Lucy Wainwright Roche

Thursday, July 11, 2013

You scream, I scream, Lucy Wainwright Roche screams for Ice Cream! The singer-songwriter shared her guest picks with us when she was on the Lopate Show July 11, 2013, with guest host Martha Plimpton.

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