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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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Guest Picks: Lynda Obst

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Veteran Hollywood producer Lynda Obst was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about the changes she's seen in the movie business in the last 20 years. She also us what she's reading and listening these days. 

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Guest Picks: James Shapiro

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his documentary, "Shakespeare: The King's Man." He also told us what he's been reading recently -- aside from the Bard's plays.

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Guest Picks: Savion Glover

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently. He talked to guesthost Jonathan Capehart about his latest show, "Stepz," and he also told us about some of his favorite things!

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Guest Picks: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with co-star Hamish Linklater, to talk about playing identical twins in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Comedy of Errors." He also told us what he's a fan of (including his co-star).

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Guest Picks: Hamish Linklater

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hamish Linklater was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with his co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. They play identical twins in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Comedy of Errors." Hamish also told us what he's listening to and what he's a fan of. Let's just say he's a very supportive colleague. 

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Guest Picks: John Hodgman

Thursday, June 20, 2013

John Hodgman was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to to talk about his comedy special "Ragnarok" and how to prepare for the end of the world. Find out who he wants to live with on a boat.

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Guest Picks: Philippe Quint

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Philippe Quint was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the soundtrack for "Downtown Express." He starred in the movie, along with Nellie McKay. He also told us about his love of sushi. Find out what else Philippe Quint likes!

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Guest Picks: Nellie McKay

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the soundtrack to "Downtown Express." She starred in the movie, along with Philippe Quint. Find out documentaries Nellie's been watching recently!

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Guest Picks: Michael Bacon

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Michael Bacon was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently (along with Nellie McKay and Philippe Quint) to talk about the soundtrack for "Downtown Express." He was musical director on the film. He also told what he's a fan of -- and he's a fan of a lot of unexpected things. 

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Guest Picks: Darlene Love

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Singer Darlene Love was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her days as a backup singer. She's featured in the documentary, "Twenty Feet from Stardom," and we were also joined by former backup singer Merry Clayton and director Morgan Neville. Darlene Love told us what she's been listening to, ever since she saw the documentary. 

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