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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Guest Picks: Alan Cumming

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Alan Cumming was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his one-man production of "Macbeth." He also told us that the last great book he read was like plant porn. Find out what he's reading, watching and listening to!

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Guest Picks: Colin Quinn

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Colin Quinn was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his off-Broadway play, "Colin Quinn Unconstitutional." He also told us that he's a fan of Wendy Williams. Find out what else Colin Quinn's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Lauren Graham

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about writing her debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe. She also told us what's on the playlist she's making for the actors who play her kids on the comedy series Parenthood.

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Guest Picks: James Salter

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Writer James Salter was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his novel, All That Is. He also told us what he's been reading recently. 

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Guest Picks: William Friedkin

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Pioneering director William Friedkin was a guest on the show May 1, with guest host Anna Sale. He pointed out that on May 1, 1941, Orson Welles' masterpiece "Citizen Kane" opened. It's the film that made Friedkin want to become a filmmaker. He shared a few of his favorite things with us while he was here.

 

 

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Guest Picks: Jim Parsons

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Jim Parsons was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his role as Sheldon Cooper in the hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory" and his role in the upcoming HBO version of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart." He also told us what he's been reading and watching recently. 

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Guest Picks: Michael Pollan

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Michael Pollan was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how cooking transforms nature into culture (and dinner). He also told us what his favorite comfort food is and about love of Cracker Jacks!

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Guest Picks: Philippe Petit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Philippe Petit was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how knots have made all the difference in his famous tightrope-walking performances. He also told us what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Billy Ray Cyrus

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Billy Ray Cyrus was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his family, his career, and yes, his "Achy Breaky Heart." He also told us what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: John Lurie

Monday, April 15, 2013

Actor, filmmaker, musician, and soon-to-be writer John Lurie was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently and he shared a few of his favorite things. Just a few, though, because he loves everything...

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Guest Picks: Carol Burnett

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Carol Burnett was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her relationship with her late daughter Carrie, who died of cancer at the age of 38. She also told us what she's a fan of - enchiladas, anyone?

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Guest Picks: Julia Sweeney

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Comedian, writer and performer Julia Sweeney was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her latest memoir, If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother. She also told us what she's been watching and listening to!

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