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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life of Margaret Thatcher; Paul Theroux in Africa; "Fill the Void," a Film

Thursday, May 23, 2013

On today’s show: we’ll look at Margaret Thatcher’s early life, her early political career, and her first years as Britain’s only female prime minister. Celebrated travel writer Paul Theroux describes returning to Africa after 50 years of traveling around the world. The star and director discuss Israeli film “Fill the Void,” which follows a young Orthodox Hasidic woman who is preparing to marry when tragedy strikes. And we’ll take a look at how Apple is just one of many corporations trying to avoid paying corporate taxes by moving its money out of the United States.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Paul Theroux's Ultimate African Safari

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Celebrated travel writer Paul Theroux first went to Africa as a 22-year-old Peace Corps volunteer, and the pull of the continent never left him. In The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari, he tells what it was like to return, after 50 years on the road, to explore the little-traveled territory of western Africa and to take stock both of the place and of himself.

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Studio 360

Mad Men Style & Fifty Shades of Grey

Friday, June 08, 2012

Ahead of the Mad Men finale this weekend, we decode the social mores of the 1960s through the wardrobes of Joan, Peggy, and Don. And as the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy pushes our social mores now, publishers and readers explain what all the fuss is about. Plus, Kurt Andersen ...

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Studio 360

Paul Theroux's Narrow Escape

Friday, June 08, 2012

Writer Paul Theroux has visited most of the countries on Earth, traveling in a slow, observant way most of us never do. And his novels are often about people more or less like him: people who go somewhere alien and maybe find out who they are. In his new novel, The Lower River ...

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Radiolab

Sharing is Caring? Or is it a Sin?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Aren't animals just like furry little versions of us? Author Paul Theroux lays the smack down on E.B. White's penchant for anthropomorphism. His solution is that to love animals you must admit you can never share with them.

But Jad and Robert, dismayed at this posit, ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Paul Theroux

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Paul Theroux has written fiction and nonfiction for more than 35 years. His books on Patagonia, Oceania, and Hong Kong have made him the most acclaimed travel writer of our time. Dark Star Safari chronicles a rail journey the entire length of Africa. His most recent book is ...

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Studio 360

Envy, Beefs, Doctorow

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kurt Andersen talks with writer Paul Theroux about the fierce rivalries that motivate artists to their best — and their worst. Theroux tells why his long friendship with V.S. Naipaul fell apart. We’ll hear a battle of the bands like we’ve never heard before, and watch the heroes of Hong ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Paul Theroux

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Kurt Andersen and writer Paul Theroux look at artistic rivalries and how competition works its way through our culture.

Paul Theroux has written fiction and nonfiction for more than 35 years. His books on Patagonia, Oceania, and Hong Kong have made him the most acclaimed travel writer of ...

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Studio 360

Envy, Upstage, Doppelganger

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Kurt Andersen and writer Paul Theroux  talk about the fierce rivalries that motivate artists to be their best — and their worst. The heroes of Hong Kong action films put up their dukes, and hip hop artists pair off for battle. Plus, a look at what happens when the US ...

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