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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Tony Award-winner <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Idina+Menzel">Idina Menzel</a> discusses her role in the musical “<a href="http://www.ifthenthemusical.com/home" target="_blank">If/Then</a>,” with director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Greif">Michael Greif</a> and <a ...
<p>Shakespeare scholar <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=James+Shapiro">James Shapiro</a> reveals the ways Shakespeare has influenced the United States’ literary heritage. His anthology <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1598532952/wnyc-20">Shakespeare ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tony+Dokoupil">Tony Dokoupil</a> recounts his father’s rise from hippie pot dealer to multi-ton smuggler, and along the way tells the larger history of marijuana and untangles the controversies still stirring furious debate today. His memoir <span class="book"><a ...
<p>For this week’s installment of our series <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/strapped-look-poverty-america/" target="_blank">Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America</a>, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dale+Maharidge">Dale Maharidge</a>, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and ...
<p>The company 23andMe has attracted the ire of the FDA for offering at home-genetic testing for dozens of complex diseases. The company has already extracted and analyzed the DNA of 650,000 people, making it one of the biggest genetic banks in the world. <em>New York</em> magazine contributing editor ...
<p>While excavating fossils in Australia with a celebrity creationist, journalist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Will+Storr">Will Storr</a> asked himself a simple question: Why don’t facts work? He set off on a search for people who cling to far-fetched stories, in spite of overwhelming evidence ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Paul+Bloom">Paul Bloom</a>, professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Leslie+Jamison">Leslie Jamison</a>, author of <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1555976719/wnyc-20"><em>The ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Brigid+Schulte">Brigid Schulte</a>, a staff writer for <em>The Washington Post</em>, wonders: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contaminated time”? In <span class="book"><a title="buy ...
<p>Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most influential—and controversial—men in modern history. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ramachandra+Guha">Ramachandra Guha</a> discusses the first volume of his biography of Gandhi, <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p>Iris Barry was one of the first intellectuals to treat film as an art form, appreciating its far-reaching, transformative power. She founded the Museum of Modern Arts’ film department and became its first curator. In <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0231165781/wnyc-20">Lady ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Cecile+Richards">Cecile Richards</a> talks about her mother, Ann Richards, and the new HBO film “<a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/all-about-ann-governor-richards-of-the-lone-star-state#/" target="_blank">All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone ...
<p>Most American’s haven’t set foot on a farm or ranch. In his documentary “<a href="http://www.farmlandfilm.com/" target="_blank">Farmland: The Evolution of a Tradition</a>,” filmmaker <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=+James+Moll"> James Moll</a> takes an intimate look at the lives of ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mary+Roach">Mary Roach</a>’s latest book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393348741/wnyc-20"><em>Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal</em></a></span> investigates how digestion ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Thomas+Piketty">Thomas Piketty</a> explains the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/067443000X/wnyc-20"><em>Capital ...
<p>It’s been over 40 years since the FDA approved the birth control pill, but there is still no comparable option for men. Research and funding for developing male contraception has been sporadic over the years, but there are small groups of scientists who are very committed to the project. <a class="guestlink" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Glenn+D.+Lowry">Glenn D. Lowry</a>, director of <a href="http://www.moma.org/" target="_blank">The </a><a href="http://www.moma.org/" target="_blank">Museum of Modern Art</a>, talks about the museum’s transformation over the past two decades and its place ...
<p>Legendary ballet dancer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Gelsey+Kirkland">Gelsey Kirkland</a> and her husband, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Chernov">Michael Chernov</a>, talk about creating <a href="http://www.gelseykirklandballet.org/" target="_blank">The Gelsey Kirkland ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ashley+Bouder">Ashley Bouder</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sara+Mearns">Sara Mearns</a>, principal dancers with the <a href="http://www.nycballet.com/" target="_blank">New York City Ballet</a>, talk about their careers as dancers, and the demands ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Anthony+Marra">Anthony Marra</a> discusses his debut novel,<em> <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0770436420/wnyc-20">A Constellation of Vital Phenomena</a></span></em>. It’s ...
<p>Guest host Sarah Jessica Parker talked to journalist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dexter+Filkins">Dexter Filkins</a> about covering war and his experiences covering war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. He joined <em>The New Yorker</em> in January of 2011; before that he was with the<em> ...
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