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Martha Plimpton

The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside Martha Plimpton's Acting Studio

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Emmy Award-winning actress filled in for Leonard, and lent her expertise to Please Explain about acting.
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Martha Plimpton Hosts: Prop 8 Lawyer David Boies; Best Musicals; Lucy Wainwright Roche; Fracking

Thursday, July 11, 2013

She speaks with David Boies, co-lead counsel in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche discusses her latest album “Fairytale and Myth,” and Josh Fox discusses hydraulic fracturing and “Gasland Part Two,” the follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Host Martha Plimpton: Politics and Abortion; Ira Glass on David Rakoff; a New Literary Journal; Fighting HIV/AIDS in India; Why Humans Love Animals

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Martha Plimpton fills in for Leonard Lopate. First, Slate's Amanda Marcotte discusses states restricting abortion access and other reproductive rights. This American Life's Ira Glass talks about David Rakoff's final work—a novel written in verse. Uzoamaka Maduka talks about the new literary journal The American Reader. Meena Seshu, founder and secretary general of SANGRAM, discusses fighting HIV/AIDS among sex workers in India. Dr. Vint Virga explains what animals can teach us about being human.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Martha Plimpton Guest Hosts the Leonard Lopate Show: Wallace Shawn and More

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Guest host Martha Plimpton speaks with Constance Rosenblum, who writes the “Habitats” column for the New York Times, about how New Yorkers really live. Dave Malloy, who created “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” director Rachel Chavkin, and Blake DeLong discuss their unusual production. Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn talk about their collaboration on “The Designated Mourner.” Plus Simon Critchely and Jamieson Webster look at one of the most famous works in Western literature: Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”

Studio 360

Martha Plimpton: Growing Up On Stage

Friday, February 25, 2011

Martha Plimpton may be the hardest working woman in show business. In the last year she's had recurring roles in television series, had a run on Broadway, and sold out a cabaret show at Lincoln Center. Plimpton's been on stage since she was 8 years old, and she shares her thoughts on how that helped — or hindered — her growing up.

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Studio 360 Live: Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, & Junot Diaz

Friday, February 25, 2011

In this rebroadcast of Studio 360’s 2010 live event at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, we hear from three creative Gen-Xers about crossing into adulthood. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, author Junot Diaz, and actress Martha Plimpton join Kurt Andersen on stage to discuss growing up — as artists and people.

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Growing Pains with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last week, WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space was packed for Studio 360 Live — a night of stories and music about growing up with Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz.  One of our favorite moments of the night: Josh Ritter’s beautiful, understated take on “Moon River.”

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Plimpton, Ritter, Diaz

Friday, May 14, 2010

Studio 360 was recorded before a live audience at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, author Junot Diaz, and actress Martha Plimpton joined Kurt Andersen on stage, with live performances by Ritter and Plimpton. Kurt talks to these three creative Gen-Xers about growing up.

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Martha Plimpton

Friday, May 14, 2010

Martha Plimpton may be the hardest working woman in show business, appearing in two television series after finishing a run on Broadway and selling out a cabaret show at Lincoln Center a few months ago. She's been on stage since she was eight years ...

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