Experiments in Science and Art

5 segments
Bruce Lourie talks about becoming a human guinea pig to investigate the toxins in everyday household objects—from toothpaste to rubber ducks. And we’ll look into the life of Victor Fleming—the man behind “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind.” Then we’ll learn about a museum exhibition designed to find out how art affects our brains. Plus, Thornton Wilder’s nephew, Tappan Wilder, discusses the enduring appeal of “Our Town”—the latest revival is enjoying a long run here in New York. And we'll end with a visit from Patty Duke!

Leonard Lopate has been with WNYC for 25 years! You’re invited to celebrate his anniversary at a star-studded roast on March 25th! Find out more and buy tickets here!

Oscar Winners on the Leonard Lopate Show
Leonard spoke with screenwriter Mark Boal, who won the Oscar for best original screenplay, and director/producer Kathryn Bigelow, who won the Oscar for best director, discuss "The Hurt Locker," this year’s best picture winner. You can listen to that interview from July 2009 here.

Actor Jeff Bridges was on the Lopate Show in December to discuss "Crazy Heart," and last night he won an Oscar for best actor in the movie. You can listen to that interview here.

Christoph Waltz, who stars in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," was on the Lopate Show in August, and he talked about playing such a glorious villain. You can listen to that interview here.

Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and Ric O'Barry, spoke with Leonard about the documentary "The Cove," which won the Oscar for best documentary. You can listen to that interview here.