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Guest Picks: Melissa Manchester

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Grammy Award-winning performer and songwriter spoke to Leonard about her first studio album in over 10 years, "You Gotta Love the Life." Find out what else she's been up to below!

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8 Questions with Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The two-time PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize winners reveal their favorite novels, describe how they work, and offer advice on how to read Russian literature.

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Recipe: Cathy Erway's Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

There is no other noodle soup quite like this. Some call it Taiwan’s “national dish."

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Recipe: Cathy Erway's Meatball Mochi (Ba-Wan)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This traditional southern Taiwanese snack incorporates many Taiwanese penchants: a chewy, jellylike starch; a thick, sweetened sauce; and a savory, pork-studded filling. 

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Guest Picks: Andy Summers

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The lead guitarist for The Police tells us what he reads and listens to! 

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Guest Picks: Kazuo Ishiguro

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro was on the show today, March 18, to talk about his book The Buried Giant. Here are a few of his favorite things.

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Guest Picks: Richie Furay

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The legendary singer-songwriter may have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Buffalo Springfield, but he doesn't listen to a lot of music in his free time.

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Guest Picks: Joyce DiDonato

Friday, March 13, 2015

Joyce DiDonato was on the show on March 12 to talk about her Perspective Series at Carnegie Hall. Here are a few of her favorite things!

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Guest Picks: Ethan Hawke

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The actor and filmmaker just released his first documentary, "Seymour: An Introduction." Find out what he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Jon Scieszka

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 Jon Scieszka is the author of books like The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, and the Time Warp Trio series.

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Guest Picks: Sasha Cooke

Monday, March 09, 2015

The mezzo-soprano might spend most of her time singing arias, but you can often find her listening to the Mickey Mouse Club soundtrack! 

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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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