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You Won't Get That Out of Franzen! A Web Extra Starring Daniel Handler

Friday, February 27, 2015

Daniel Handler on who he reads, how he writes, where he writes, and a few extra things too.

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Tribute: Bruce Sinofsky

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When Bruce Sinofsky died recently from complications of diabetes at the age of 58, Damien Echols, one of the “West Memphis 3,” tweeted: “I will never forget his part in saving my life.”

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Guest Picks: David Ives, Liv Rooth, and Carson Elrod

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

David Ives, Liv Rooth and Carson Elrod were on the show today, Feb 24, 2015 to talk about the world premier of Ives's new series of short comedic plays "Lives of the Saints." 

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Guest Picks: Richard Price

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The novelist and screenwriter just finished writing his first thriller! Find out what else he's been up to.

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Guest Picks: John Boorman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 we spoke to John Boorman about his film "Queen and Country." Here are a few other things we found out about John!

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Tribute: Philip Levine

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Philip Levine's poetry celebrated grease monkeys, firefighters, and milkmen. Levine was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate for 2011–2012. He died at 87. He spoke to Leonard in 1991.

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Tribute: Dean Smith

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dean Smith is a “coaching legend,” coaching for 36 years at UNC Chapel Hill. He died at the age of 83. And you can enjoy Leonard’s interview with him here

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Tribute: Martin Gilbert

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Martin Gilbert is ranked as one of the most prolific historian in his field: he penned some 90 books! He died at 78, and you can still hear some of his interviews with Leonard here.

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Tribute: Lesley Gore

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lesley Gore became a pop music star for her hits: "It’s My Party” and “Judy’s Turn To Cry.” She passed away on February 16, 2015. Listen to her 2005 interview on the show. 

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Guest Picks: Patrick Osborne

Friday, February 13, 2015

On February 13 Patrick Osborne was on the show to discuss his animated short film, "Feast." He is a fan of Father John Misty and Ernest Cline. Find out what else he's a fan of!  

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Guest Picks: David Duchovny

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The star of X-Files and Californication (and new novelist) tells us what he's watching, reading, and eating.

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Tribute: Walter Liedtke

Friday, February 06, 2015

One of the people who died during the Metro-North train crash had been a guest on our show many times – Walter Liedtke, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Tribute: Robert Stone

Thursday, February 05, 2015

We were lucky to have had the brilliant writer Robert Stone on our show a couple of times over the years. He died at the age of 77, and we bring you one of our interviews with him.

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Tribute: Carl Djerassi

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Carl Djerassi once described himself as an “intellectual polygamist,” but he may be best known as the chemist who created the birth control pill.

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Tribute: Rod McKuen

Friday, January 30, 2015

Rod McKuen called “the unofficial poet laureate of America,” he sold millions of copies of books of verse, and also branched out into songwriting. He died at the age of 81.

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Red Lentil-Winter Squash Soup with Coconut and Spinach

Friday, January 30, 2015

The lime zest cuts through the coconut milk and adds brightness to this lentil soup

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Slow Cooked Chicken Bone Broth

Friday, January 30, 2015

You don't need a slow cooker to make this hearty broth.

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Curried Coconut Tomato Soup

Friday, January 30, 2015

The mix of curry spices and coconut lift this tomato soup from it's humble origins

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Any Root Vegetable Soup

Friday, January 30, 2015

Use any root vegetables you have available for this hearty soup

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Recipe: Dana Cowin's Steak au Poivre

Monday, January 26, 2015

This is a recipe with tips from Alex Guarnaschelli, of the New York City restaurant Butter.

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