Streams

Guest Picks collects personal interviews, commentaries, and recommendations from guests of WNYC.

Recently in Guest Picks

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. 

Comment

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.

Comment

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!

Comment

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!

Comment

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. 

Comment

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. 

Comment

Guest Picks: Chris Hayes

Monday, June 17, 2013

MSNBC host Chris Hayes was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his book Twilight of the Elites. He also told us about the film he thinks everyone should see...

Comment

Guest Picks: Tom Drury

Friday, June 14, 2013

Novelist Tom Drury was on the show Friday, June 14, and he mentioned that his last interview with Leonard was partly what inspired this new novel, Pacific, which picks up where his debut novel left off 20 years ago. Find out what else inspires him!

Comment

Guest Picks: Trevor Noah

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Comedian Trevor Noah was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his off-Broadway, one-man show, "Born a Crime," about being born mixed-race in South Africa during Apartheid. He also told us, among other things, what he's been listening to these days.

Comment

Guest Picks: Courtney B. Vance

Friday, June 07, 2013

Courtney B. Vance was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his role as Hap Hairston in Nora Ephron's final play, "Lucky Guy." He also told us what he's reading these days.

Comment

Guest Picks: George C. Wolfe

Friday, June 07, 2013

Director George C. Wolfe was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about bringing Nora Ephron's final play, "Lucky Guy," to Broadway. He also told us what he's a fan of -- let's just say he's got a sweet tooth.

Comment

Guest Picks: Greta Gerwig

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Greta Gerwig was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with director Noah Baumbach, to talk about co-writing and starring in the film "Frances Ha." She also told us that she's a fan of musical theater. Find out what else Greta's a fan of!

Comments [1]

Guest Picks: Dwight Gooden

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Former pitcher Dwight Gooden was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his amazing career and his struggles with drug addiction. Find out what he's been reading and watching recently!

Comment

Guest Picks: Colum McCann

Monday, June 03, 2013

Writer Colum McCann was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his novel, TransAtlantic. He also told us what he's been reading lately, and what his favorite comfort food is.

Comments [1]

Guest Picks: Andrea Martin

Friday, May 31, 2013

Andrea Martin and two of her fellow stars from the musical "Pippin" were on the Leonard Lopate Show May 31, 2013. She shared a few of her favorite things with us!

Comment

Guest Picks: Terrence Mann

Friday, May 31, 2013

Terrence Mann and two of his fellow stars from the musical "Pippin" were on the Leonard Lopate Show May 31, 2013. He shared a few of his favorite books and foods with us.

Comment

Guest Picks: David Byrne

Friday, May 31, 2013

David Byrne was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about bringing his disco musical "Here Lies Love" to the stage of the Public Theater. He also told us what music he's listening to right now!

Comment

Guest Picks: Danny Meyer

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Restaurateur Danny Meyer was on the Lopate Show's Food Fridays series recently to talk about the food that chefs cook for each other for the family meals at each of his restaurants. He also told us what toppings he puts on his favorite pizza.

Comment

Guest Picks: David Sedaris

Monday, May 20, 2013

David Sedaris was on the Lopate Show to talk about his latest book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. He shared a few of the books he's been enjoying lately.

Comment

Guest Picks: Jim Gaffigan

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Comedian Jim Gaffigan was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his book, Dad Is Fat, and the ups and downs of being the father of 5 young kids. He also told us which Ben Folds song every dad should listen to. Find out what it is!

Comment