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Guest Picks: Michelle Rhee

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Education advocate Michelle Rhee was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her experience as former chancellor of Washington, DC's public schools. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to these days!

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Guest Picks: Fisher Stevens

Friday, February 01, 2013

Fisher Stevens was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about directing Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin in "Stand Up Guys." He also told us what his favorite comfort food is. Should we be surprised it's popcorn?

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Guest Picks: America Ferrera

Friday, February 01, 2013

America Ferrera was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play, "Bethany." We also asked her what she's been reading and listening to recently.

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Guest Picks: Alex Gibney

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Filmmaker Alex Gibney was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his latest film, "Mea Maxima Culpa." He also told us what he's been reading and watching -- and his rather fishy favorite comfort food!

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Guest Picks: Dave Barry

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his latest novel, Insane City, about a destination wedding that goes totally and hilariously awry. He also told us what he's been listening to recently, thanks to his daughter. Find out what else he's been reading, watching and eating!

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Guest Picks: Eddie Huang

Monday, January 28, 2013

Eddie Huang, the chef and co-owner of Baohaus and one of the food world's more colorful characters, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently. He talked about his memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, and he also told what he's been listening to...and his favorite comfort food. (We have to say, it sounds pretty good.)

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Guest Picks: Mare Winningham

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mare Winningham was here with her co-star Elizabeth Marvel to talk about the Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Picnic.” She shared a few of her favorite things with us.

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Guest Picks: Aaron Neville

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Grammy Award-winning singer Aaron Neville was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his latest album, "My True Story." He also told us about a few of his favorite things. (His answer to our first question kind of blew us away -- and sounds incredible.) Find out Aaron Neville's fan of!

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Guest Picks: Zoe Perry

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Actor Zoe Perry and her mother Laurie Metcalf were on the Lopate Show recently to talk about playing mother and daughter in the new play, "The Other Place." She also told us about learning to knit and crochet with the help of YouTube. Find out what else Zoey Perry's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Laurie Metcalf

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Actor Laurie Metcalf and her daughter Zoe Perry were on the Lopate Show recently to discuss playing mother and daughter in the new play, "The Other Place." Laurie also told us what she's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Dena Kaye

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dena Kaye was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the 100th anniversary of the birth of her father, the entertainer Danny Kaye. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently.

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Guest Picks: Tony Walker

Friday, January 04, 2013

Tony Walker, one of the people who's the subject of Michael Apted's 7 Up series, was on the Lopate Show to discuss "56 Up," the 7th installment of the project. Apted has been following 14 men and women since the age of 7, checking in with them every 7 years. Tony is now a cab driver in London and he told us what he's been reading and listening to -- and his favorite comfort food, which is a classic.

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Guest Picks: Michael Apted

Friday, January 04, 2013

Filmmaker Michael Apted was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his film "56 Up," the latest installment in his "7 Up" series. He's been following 14 men and women since the age of 7, checking in with them every 7 years, and he was joined by Tony Walker, a member of the group who became a London cab driver. Apted also told us what he's been reading and watching in between.

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Guest Picks: Bartlett Sher

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Director Bartlett Sher was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with actors Tony Shaloub and Seth Numrich -- to talk about the Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' classic play, "Golden Boy." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what Bartlett Sher's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Norbert Leo Butz

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Actor Norbert Leo Butz was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with his co-stars Katie Holmes and Judy Greer -- to talk about the Broadway production of the new play "Dead Accounts." He also told us he's a fan of Gregorian chants. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

Monday, December 10, 2012

Writer, composer, and lyricist Rupert Holmeswas on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the Broadway revival of his show, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jessie Mueller

Monday, December 10, 2012

Jessie Mueller was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her starring role in the Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." She also told us about some of her favorite things. Find out what she's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jim Norton

Monday, December 10, 2012

Actor Jim Norton was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in the Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

Friday, December 07, 2012

Rupert Holmes was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics for. He stopped by with two of the show's stars, Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller, and he shared his guest picks with us!

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Guest Picks: David Hyde Pierce

Friday, November 30, 2012

David Hyde Pierce was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with his co-stars Sigourney Weaver and Kristine Nielsen, to discuss the Lincoln Center Theater production of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." He's a big fan of cocktails!

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