Guest Picks collects personal interviews, commentaries, and recommendations from guests of WNYC.
New York University president John Sexton was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how he uses baseball as a metaphor for spirituality in his course, which has become one of the most popular on campus. He also told us what he's been listening to -- it's quite a mix!
Richard Hell was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his journey to New York as a teenager and starting pivotal punk bands like Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. He also told us what he's listening to these days -- find out below!
Music industry executive Clive Davis was on the Lopate Show recently to talk about his five decades working with everyone from Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana to Patti Smith and Lou Reed. He also told us what he's a fan of -- and what he's listening to now!
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about the history of the high court and her place in it as the first female Supreme Court Justice. She also told us about what she's been reading, watching, eating, and playing recently!
Karen Russell was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss her new collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to...and the allure of the "season packet" that comes with Stouffer's stuffing.
Photographer Chester Higgins was here on February 15 to talk about photographing the ruins of ancient Nubia. He shared a few of his favorite things.
What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?
Amour - the ending
Thebes at War, by Naguib Mahfouz
What are you listening to right now?
Donald Byrd, he just died
What's the last great book you read?
Something from my research library. I jump all over the place. Mostly along the Nile researching archeological and anthropological rare books.
What's one thing you're a fan of that people might not expect?
"Downtown Abbey," with my wife
Assisting my gardener wife and gardening
What's your favorite comfort food?
Ethiopian, then Chinese
Bill Moyers and his wife Judith Moyers were on the Lopate Show with their son William C. Moyers to talk about confronting and treating William's addictions to drugs and alcohol and William's new book Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.
William C. Moyers came by with his parents, journalist Bill Moyers and Judith Moyers, to talk about confronting and treating William's addictions to drugs and alcohol. He's the author of the book Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.
British pop icon Lulu was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her career; her hits, including "To Sir With Love" and "Shout;" and making her US debut. She also shared what she's been listening to recently.