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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Four-time James Beard Award-winning food writer and chef <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Rozanne+Gold">Rozanne Gold</a> shares simple, three-ingredient recipes that make the most of summer’s fruits and vegetables. Her latest cookbook is <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" ...
<p>Industrial hygienist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Monona+Rossol">Monona Rossol</a> talks about the hazards of dust, and what chemicals and toxins are present in dust found in your home and in factories. A lot of dust is actually flammable—cotton dust, grain dust in silos, sawdust, and ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Gabrielle+Selz">Gabrielle Selz</a> grew up in New York, where her father, Peter Selz, was chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. She talks about spending her childhood among art and artists in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, ...
<p>Bronx-born Salsa icon <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Willie+Col%C3%B3n">Willie Colón</a>, singer, trombonist, composer, producer, actor and director, talks about his career in music and his work as a civil rights, community, political and health activist. Colón has recorded 40 albums and ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Matt+Higgins">Matt Higgins</a> describes the latest advances in aerial exploration—from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying. He spoke with top pilots from around the globe to track the evolution of the wingsuit movement and the people who fly with ...
<p>So far this year the amount of money spent by outside groups on political advertising for House races has skyrocketed. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ian+Vandewalker">Ian Vandewalker</a> reveals that the vast majority of this spending has come from dark money sources—which do not reveal ...
<p>In the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife and badly injured his two daughters, Toby Pearson was thrust into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion dollar insurance company. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Damian+Fowler">Damian Fowler</a> tells how Pearson was ...
<p>If a tenement museum were to open in 50 years in New York City, what would it look like and what it would say about the politics of housing for immigrants? <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Annie+Polland">Annie Polland</a>, the Senior Vice President for Programs &amp; Education at the <a href="http://www.tenement.org/" ...
<p>Crime thriller master <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jo+Nesb%C3%B8">Jo Nesbø</a> discusses his latest novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385351372/wnyc-20">The Son</a></span>, which is set inside Oslo’s ...
<p>Revenge, rage, grief and delusion reign in "<a href="http://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/FSITP/King-Lear/?SiteTheme=Shakespeare" target="_blank">King Lear</a>," one of Shakespeare’s most tragic plays. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=John+Lithgow">John Lithgow</a> ...
<p>Liberia, Guinea,  and Sierra Leone have been trying since March to stop what has become the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded—as of August 6, 932 people have died from the disease and more than 1,700 people have been sickened. There have been cases in Nigeria and two Americans who came down ...
<p>Tyrone Hood is currently serving a 75-year sentence in a maximum-security prison, convicted of murder. New Yorker staff writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nicholas+Schmidle">Nicholas Schmidle</a> investigates the murder conviction and  looks at the possibility that Chicago police coerced ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Julia+Stiles">Julia Stiles</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=James+Wirt">James Wirt</a> discuss their roles in Scott Organ’s play “<a href="http://phoenixtheplay.com/" target="_blank">Phoenix</a>.” They play Sue and Bruce, who meet after ...
<p>Roughly 680,000 people are currently listed in the U.S. government’s Terrorist Screening Database. But according to documents obtained by The Intercept, more than 40 percent of those people have "no recognized terrorist group affiliation.” The documents also reveal that the Obama Administration ...
<p>Like humans, animals can become depressed and anxious and can suffer from OCD and PTSD. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Laurel+Braitman">Laurel Braitman</a> explores the topic of mental health, therapy, and recovery in the animal kingdom. Her new book <span class="book"><a title="buy this ...
<p>Routines that once put doctors and lawyers in touch with grocers and plumbers—casual, everyday interactions that encouraged debate and compromise—have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Marc+J.+Dunkelman">Marc J. Dunkelman</a> argues that the disappearance ...
<p>Madagascar reports the more instances of the black plague—yes that black plague—than any other place on the planet. And although the disease is easily treatable with antibiotics, plague still kills people in Madagascar. A 2013 outbreak sickened 600 people and caused more than 90 deaths. <em>Vice</em> ...
<p>Buzzfeed contributor Steven Thrasher tells the story of how a college wrestler in Missouri named Michael Johnson—whose online name was Tiger Mandingo—was charged for “recklessly infect[ing] another with HIV,” a felony. Thrasher’s article <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/steventhrasher/how-college-wrestling-star-tiger-mandingo-became-an-hiv-scap" ...
<p>Famous creative duos—like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Marie and Pierre Curie, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—usually have a special chemistry.<a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=+Joshua+Wolf+Shenk"> Joshua Wolf Shenk</a> looks at how creative intimacy unfolds, and examines new scientific ...
<p>Different cultures have different social graces and different approaches to business. It can be a challenge for a global businesses to navigate cultural traps that could endanger careers and sink deals. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Erin+Meyer">Erin Meyer</a> provides a field-tested model ...
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