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Tribute: Albert Maysles

Monday, March 09, 2015

Filmmaker Albert Maysles, with his brother David, helped change documentary film over the course of his long career. 

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Guest Picks: James "The Amazing" Randi

Friday, March 06, 2015

James "The Amazing" Randi was on the show today to talk about the new documentary "An Honest Liar." He told us that he is a fan of clocks and pancakes. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Recipe: Martha Stewart's Three Garlic Pasta

Thursday, March 05, 2015

On the occasion of Leonard's 30th anniversary at WNYC, Martha Stewart offered her recipe for Three Garlic Pasta (because good things come in 3s... and 30s!).

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Recipe: Lidia Bastianich's Chicken and Potatoes

Monday, March 02, 2015

Chicken and potatoes, fried together in a big skillet so they are crisp and moist at the same time, is Lidia's mother’s specialty. 

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Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Braised Fennel

Monday, March 02, 2015

Fennel is a delicious, underused vegetable that is perfect for braising.

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Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Braised Chicken Thighs, Coq au Vin Style

Monday, March 02, 2015

Originally a French preparation for stewing a tough old rooster, coq au vin re­mains a great method for preparing chicken, notably the legs or, here, just the thighs.

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Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Pot Roast

Monday, March 02, 2015

Two variations on a classic pot roast dish.

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Tribute: Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic role of the cold and calculating officer Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died today at the age of 83. Listen to our 2002 interview with Nimoy here.

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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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