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Tribute: Christopher Lee

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The prolific movie actor spoke with Leonard in 2002. He was best known for his many appearances as the evil Saruman in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” series.
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Lunch on the Road

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A listener, Dennis, often has lunch in the car, but he is trying to find an alternative to sodium laden sandwiches. 
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When You Rarely Bring Your Lunch From Home, How Do You Start?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WNYC's Data Analyst on Eating Fast, Debt Anxiety, and When The Best Laid Plan Meets a Subway Commute
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The Greatest (Digital) Pirate Story Ever Told

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A new book introduces the inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers who created a world in which all music ever recorded was available for free.
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Nixon's Paranoia, Jesse Eisenberg's New Play, Understanding Free Music

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The tragedy of Richard Nixon. Jesse Eisenberg's latest play, with Michael Zegen. Rajiv Joseph, Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed on “Guards at the Taj.” A history of digital music piracy.
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Why Was Nixon So Paranoid?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A new book portrays Nixon as a tortured, brilliant man who led the country according to a deep-seated insecurity and distrust of his cabinet, Congress, and the American population. 
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The Rise of the Taj Mahal, The Fall of Imperial Guards

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rajiv Joseph discusses the play he wrote, “Guards at the Taj,” along with stars Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed, about two friends who witness the rise of the Taj Mahal.
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The Sodium Hidden in Your Deli Sandwich

Monday, June 15, 2015

Takeout sandwiches can contain a huge amount of sodium, hidden in the deli meat, cheese, and bread. Many sandwiches have more sodium than the daily recommended allotment.
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A New York Times Food Editor's Lunch Laments

Monday, June 15, 2015

New York Times food editor Sam Sifton spends all day thinking about food. But his post lunch hours are often filled with regret and self-loathing.
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Bringing Women's Voices Back to Iran

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Islamic revolution of 1979 banned female singers from appearing in public in Iran. They are no longer allowed to perform solo, unless to an exclusively female audience.
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Celebrating 50 Years of NYC Landmarks

Monday, June 15, 2015

Much of what makes New York City unique, including Broadway theaters, Central Park, and Carnegie Hall, is thanks to the New York City Landmarks Law.
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How the Summer of 1947 Explains India and Pakistan Today

Monday, June 15, 2015

 In the summer of 1947, some of the most brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing in Southeast Asia erupted, searing a divide between India and Pakistan. 
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The Paradox of Cuba's Boxers

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cuba produces a culture where elite athletes forgo multimillion-dollar opportunities to stay and box for their country, while living in penury. 
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Understanding History, Challenging Cultural Norms

Monday, June 15, 2015

50 years of NYC landmarks. Brin-Jonathan Butler's memoir after a decade in Cuba. Bringing banned women's music back to Iran. India and Pakistan's violent history. 
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A Top Chef Judge's Wide World of Produce

Friday, June 12, 2015

James Beard Award winner Hugh Acheson talks about his new seasonal cookbook, The Broad Fork.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Dr. Ruth, Pentagon Contracts for Stoners, "The Wolfpack"

Friday, June 12, 2015

Our three favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them! 
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The Fats and Oils That Give You the Perfect Meal

Friday, June 12, 2015

For today's Please Explain, we’ll talk cooking with fats and oils. Picking the right cooking oil is crucial when cooking, from pie crusts, to roasting, to sauteing, to cooking a steak.
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Barbecuing Along with The New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

We're cooking along with The New York Times! Sam Sifton will join us to talk about last week's challenge, compound butter, and this week's project: barbecue.
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Guest Picks: Hugh Acheson

Friday, June 12, 2015

We were happy to learn that the James Beard Award-winning Top Chef judge is a "massive" NPR fan.
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The Hidden Lives of Pigs

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pigs are social, self-aware, and smart. They can even learn to operate a modified computer. Barry Estabrook investigates their hidden lives, and the state of pork in this country.
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