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Monday, November 26, 2012
Jack Black was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss his starring role as a mortician in the black comedy, "Bernie." He also talked about "Rize of the Fenix," the most recent album by his band Tenacious D. He also told us about his amazing-sounding comfort food. Find out what else Jack Black is a fan of!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Film historian Walter Murch was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about translating the work of anti-totalitarian WWII journalist and writer Curzio Malaparte. He also told us about his love of particle physics and English muffins! Find out what else Walter Murch is up to these days.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Neurologist and psychiatrist Oliver Sacks was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about hallucinations, how they're caused, and why we experience them so vividly. He also told us he's a fan of ferns. Find out what else Dr. Sacks is a fan of!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Playwright Daisy Foote was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the new off-Broadway production of her play "Him," starring her sister Hallie Foote. She also told us what she's been reading and watching -- let's just say, she enjoys a good mystery.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about a new director's cut of his film, "The Tin Drum," as well as a new documentary, featuring conversations with director Billy Wilder. He also told us what his favorite comfort food is. (We were not exactly surprised.)
Monday, September 24, 2012
Guesthost Elliott Forrest spoke with Damien Echols. One of the Memphis Three, Echols was convicted of murdering 3 girls in 1993 and served almost 20 years of his sentence for a crime he didn't commit. He told us what he's been reading, watching and eating since his release.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Michael Chabon was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue (Benedict Cumberbatch and Chabon's love of vinyl records also came up along the way). He also told us that people seem to think that he likes everything...Find out what Michael Chabon really likes.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Filmmaker and author Errol Morris was on the Leonard Lopate Show to discuss his 20-year investigation into the case against Jeffrey MacDonald, who was convicted of killing his wife and daughters in 1970. He also told us about his love surfing bull-dogs. Find out what else Errol Morris is a fan of!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Mike Birbiglia was on the Lopate Show (along with "This American Life" host Ira Glass) to talk about writing, directing and starring in the new film, "Sleepwalk With Me." He also told us what he's been listening to and that he's a fan of "Friday Night Lights." Find out what else he's a fan of!