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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>In 1994 <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=AJ+Mass">AJ Mass</a> became the first person to put on the Mr. Met suit since the mascot was retired in the 1960s, and he played Mr. Met through the 1997 season. His book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/162336003X/wnyc-20"><em>Yes, ...
<p>New York Mets legend <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mookie+Wilson">Mookie Wilson</a> talks about being part of the Mets 1986 World Series Victory. When Mookie landed in Shea Stadium in 1980, the Mets were perennial in the shadow of the Yankees. But inspired by Mookie’s legendary hustle, ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Matt+Taibbi">Matt Taibbi</a> discusses the intersection of two of the most troubling trends in American society—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration. He argues that our current system of justice allows massively destructive fraud by the hyper-wealthy ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bob+Saget">Bob Saget</a> played the sweet, neurotic father on “Full House<em>,”</em> and the wisecracking host of “<em>America's Funniest Home Videos</em>,” but he also has a darker, dirtier side, as fans of the film <em>The Aristocrats</em> know. </p>
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<p>The reality TV production workforce is booming in New York City (one estimate has it at more than 12,000 jobs), but the conditions pale in comparison to the more established fiction TV industry. The industry is almost entirely freelance, and workers on reality shows routinely work 12 or 14 hour days, ...
<p>In 2005, the United States imported five billion pounds of seafood, nearly double what we imported 20 years earlier. But during that same period, our seafood exports also went up dramatically. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Paul+Greenberg">Paul Greenberg</a> investigates the unraveling of ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jeffery+Renard+Allen">Jeffery Renard Allen</a> talks about his new novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1555976808/wnyc-20">Song of the Shank</a></span>, a contemporary American ...
<p>Roger Ebert, who died in 2013, was a beloved national figure and one of the best-known and most influential movie critics. Academy Award-winning director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Steve+James">Steve James</a> talks about his documentary “<a href="http://www.magpictures.com/lifeitself/" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mike+Sacks">Mike Sacks</a> interviewed comedians and comedy writers to find out how they work, what can go wrong, and the joys of a successful show for his book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0143123785/wnyc-20">Poking ...
<p>Diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences, argues <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dr.+Leana+Wen">Dr. Leana Wen</a>. She talks about the doctor-patient relationship, uses real-life stories of diagnoses-gone-bad, and explains how active ...
<p>Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife, Abigail. But Abigail had equally strong bonds with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0345465067/wnyc-20">Dear ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mira+Jacob">Mira Jacob</a> discusses her novel <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0812994787/wnyc-20">The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing</a></span>, which moves from 1970s India ...
<p>Digital information spreads rapidly, reaches all corners of society, and is basically impossible to control—even when that information is false. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Charles+Seife">Charles Seife</a> look into the Internet information jungle and explains how to identify and avoid ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joan+Rivers">Joan Rivers</a> talks about the everyday life of the ultimate diva—herself. In her new book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0425269027/wnyc-20">Diary of a Mad Diva</a></span> ...
<p>English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. <a class="guestlink" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Francisco+Goldman">Francisco Goldman</a> discusses the life and culture of one of the world’s most remarkable and often misunderstood cities—Mexico City. Mexico’s narco war continues to rage on, and in the summer of 2013, Mexican organized crime violence ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Katharine+B.+Nielson">Katharine B. Nielson</a>, chief education officer at <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Voxy">Voxy</a>, discusses how we learn languages, why it can get more difficult to learn new languages as we get older, and why the challenge of ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Pam+Belluck">Pam Belluck</a> discusses her two-part series on maternal mental health and postpartum depression, “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/health/thinking-of-ways-to-harm-her.html" target="_blank">Mother’s Mind</a>” in the <em>New York ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richie+Mehta">Richie Mehta</a> discusses his film “<a href="http://siddharththefilm.com/" target="_blank">Siddharth</a>,” along with <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tannishtha+Chatterjee">Tannishtha Chatterjee</a>, who stars in it. Inspired ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Brian+Knappenberger">Brian Knappenberger</a> discusses his documentary “<a href="http://www.takepart.com/internets-own-boy" target="_blank">The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz</a>.” The film is about Internet prodigy Aaron Swartz, ...
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