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The Leonard Lopate Show

Trauma and Trappings in Search of the American Dream

Monday, May 04, 2015

Zou Lei, a Chinese immigrant, finds herself slaving in New York's kitchens, when she falls in love with an Iraqi war veteran, in Atticus Lish's new novel.

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The Darkness and Light of Humanity in "I Am Radar"

Friday, April 24, 2015

In Reif Larsen’s novel, art, history, and tragedy collide. It begins when a boy is born with a strange medical condition during a power outage. 

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Affairs and Lies in the Postcard-Perfect Suburb of Zürich

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In Jill Alexander Essbaum’s bestselling novel, Hausfrau, Anna Benz tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs.

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A Vacation Cruise Gone Horribly Wrong in T.C. Boyle's New Novel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

T.C. Boyle talks about his new novel inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come.

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Short Stories from Ireland's Post-Boom Doldrums

Monday, March 30, 2015

Award-winning Irish writer Colin Barrett talks about his debut collection of stories, Young Skins, set in small-town, post-boom Ireland.

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Eighty Novels In, César Aira Writes Twenty New Short Stories

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

César Aira has published at least eighty novels, most barely 96 pages each. They reach towards the unknown, flirting with bizarre and passionate takes on everyday reality. 

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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Barney Frank, Kazuo Ishiguro & Frank Bruni!

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week! Barney Frank on his life, Kazuo Ishiguro on his first book in a decade & Frank Bruni on applying to college
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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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Kazuo Ishiguro's First Novel in a Decade: The Buried Giant

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As Britain is steadily declining into ruin, an elderly couple sets off to find the son they have not seen for years.

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Leonard Lopate's 3 Most Memorable Interviews!

Friday, March 06, 2015

A special Leonard Lopate Weekend podcast featuring 3 of his most memorable interviews of all time: Mel Brooks, Alice Munro & Henry Kissinger! 
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The Short Story Canon of The New Yorker

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Deborah Treisman, fiction editor at The New Yorker, discusses the magazine's 90th anniversary and the canon of fiction it published. 

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Workplace Monitoring, The New Yorker's Fiction Legacy, Ailyn Pérez in Carmen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Esther Kaplan on increased monitoring in the workplace. Deborah Treisman on The New Yorker's 90th anniversary. Ailyn Pérez's debut at the Met as Micaëla in Carmen.

Radiolab

The Real Don Quixote

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Everybody’s heard of the book Don Quixote, but we had no idea how totally insane, and how stirringly modern, Miguel Cervante’s masterpiece really was.

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Radiolab

The Montreal Screwjob

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Known as the Montreal screwjob, it ushered the real world into the scripted spectacle of professional wrestling. 

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Radiolab

La Mancha Screwjob

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This episode we pierce the spandex-ed heart of professional wrestling, and travel 400 years into the past to walk the line between reality and fantasy.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Laura van den Berg

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Literary critics have deemed Laura van den Berg one of American's best new writers. Listen in as she talks about the roles of memory and forgetting in our lives, and in her debut novel, "Find Me."

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A Boat Has Gone Missing. Goods Have Been Stolen. We're Reading Daniel Handler's We Are Pirates

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

As children's book author Lemony Snicket, Handler is best known for A Series of Unfortunate Events. We Are Pirates is his new novel for adults, and it's this month's book club pick. 

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Selected Shorts

Eveline

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A chance for happiness in a James Joyce classic.

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Selected Shorts

Roy Spivey

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Close encounter with a celebrity.

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Selected Shorts

Closure

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A former girlfriend gets extreme closure.

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