Sunday, May 03, 2015
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Ann Patchett examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband. She creates a portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriagethat begins with her childhood, covers disastrous early marriage, a later happy one, and examines her relationships with family and friends and the joy of writing.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Leonard's brother Phillip Lopate was on the show recently to talk about his two latest books -- one is a collection of personal essays and the other is advice on writing and teaching. He also revealed his love of "Friday Night Lights."
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Author Phillip Lopate discusses his latest books, Portrait Inside My Head, a collection of personal essays on memory, culture, parenthood, the trials of marriage, and New York’s storied past and present, and To Show and to Tell, which combines more than 40 years of lessons from his career as a writer and professor in a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Friday, December 28, 2012
journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron died in June, at the age of 71. She was on our show a number of times, and was always funny and generous. To remember Nora Ephron, we’re re-airing a selection of my 2010 conversation with her about her book I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, September 07, 2012
Carol Blue, the widow of Christopher Hitchens, discusses his last book, Mortality, a collection of his series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, written over the last year of his life. In this account of his affliction, Hitchens describes his battle with esophageal cancer and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
By Julia Corcoran : Associate Producer, The Leonard Lopate Show
Writer David Rakoff died Thursday at the age of 47. His humorous essays examined a wide range of subjects, from his annoyance at first-world problems to undertaking a 21-day fast to his own bout with cancer. His most recent essay collection, Half Empty, won the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor. He was a frequent contributor to This American Life, and the author of the essay collections Don’t Get Too Comfortableand Fraud. He responded to our Guest Picks question “What’s one thing you are a fan of that people might not expect?” with “As someone often seen as hating everything and being immune to pleasure, which isn’t true, I love everything (except sports). I’m just scared of it.” He was on the Leonard Lopate Show a number of times, and was always a generous guest. You can listen to those interviews below.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nora Ephron was many things – a screenwriter and director, responsible for “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “You’ve Got Mail,” and “Julie and Julia.” She loved writing, and came on the show a number of times over the years for her books I Feel Bad About My Neck, and I Remember Nothing,” as well as for her play, “Love, Loss & What I Wore.” She was also a very funny, and very generous person, who volunteered to be on the show on the spur of the moment, should a guest cancel. But she had her priorities: one of the last times we invited her to be a guest, she said that her son was performing in a band that night, and she had to be there. She died at the age of 71. You can listen to her conversations with Leonard below.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Comedian, writer, and musician Dave Hill tells us about his first collection of non-fiction essays. Tasteful Nudes:…And Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation includes his stories about stolen meat, animal attacks, young love, death, naked people, clergymen, rock 'n' roll, irritable Canadians, and prison.