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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>A recently discovered cache of hundreds of personal letters, diaries and photographs belonging to the Nazi Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler reveal a thoughtful, loving husband and devoted father. Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Vanessa+Lapa">Vanessa Lapa</a> discusses her documentary ...
<p>The founders of the United States predicted that corruption would be an inevitable problem in politics and would be a central threat to the country. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Zephyr+Teachout">Zephyr Teachout</a> looks at the history of bribery, lobbying, and corruption in this country ...
<p>In his<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/books/review/20LEONARD.html" target="_blank"><em> New York Times</em> review of</a> <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400078075/wnyc-20">Pearl</a></span>, John Leonard ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nicholas+Carr">Nicholas Carr</a> argues that shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented. He looks closely at factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, to uncover the hidden costs ...
<p>In the mid-1960s, photojournalist Ernest Cole undertook a dangerous mission—to produce a volume of photographs that would reveal to the world the excruciating realities of life under apartheid. The result was the groundbreaking book <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Damon+Galgut">Damon Galgut</a> talks about his new novel, <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1609452348/wnyc-20">Arctic Summer</a></span></em>, a fictionalized biography of English ...
<p>At the 1978 Camp David, conference President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lawrence+Wright">Lawrence Wright</a> ...
<p>Drama critic <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=John+Lahr">John Lahr</a> discusses the life and work of Tennessee Williams, one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. Lahr’s new biography, <em><span class="book"><a ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Steven+Johnson">Steven Johnson</a> tells some surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes that led to the invention of some everyday objects of modern life. He explores the history of innovation of refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richard+Blanco">Richard Blanco</a>, who read at President Obama’s second inauguration, was the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet. He describes growing up in Miami as the child of Cuban immigrants. His memoir <span class="book"><a title="buy this book ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jonathan+Rosenberg">Jonathan Rosenberg</a>, former senior vice president of products at Google, went to work at the company over a decade ago, and since then Google has become a global icon that pushes the boundaries of innovation. Rosenberg explain how technology ...
<p>Eating fish is good for us—it contains healthy omega fatty acids and other important nutrients. But fish also contains mercury, which is not healthy to consume. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jean+Halloran">Jean Halloran</a>, Director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union, helps ...
<p><span>Miss Frank E. Buttolph's mission in life was to collect menus. In 1899, she donated her collection to the New York Public Library, and collected more than 25,000 menus until her death in 1924, which the library kept in its archives. Yet very few people had accessed this archive, until NYPL Labs ...
<p><span><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jack+Bishop">Jack Bishop</a>, </span><span>Editorial Director</span><span> of America’s Test Kitchen, talks about cooking for family. The new edition of <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1936493853/wnyc-20">The ...
<p>In this week’s installment of our series <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/eating-around-world-metrocard/" target="_blank">Eating Around the World on a Metrocard</a>, we visit the Nassau Avenue stop on the G train to the Polish restaurant <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><a ...
<p><span>A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will the child do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life? The world's leading expert on self-control, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Walter+Mischel">Walter ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Matthew+Thomas">Matthew Thomas</a> tells us about his debut novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/147675666X/wnyc-20">We Are Not Ourselves</a></span>, a multigenerational novel ...
<p><em><span>Vanity Fair</span></em><span> contributor <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jeffrey+Stern">Jeffrey Stern</a> discusses the Ebola epidemic and investigates how the deadly virus escaped detection for three months and why the massive international effort has so far failed to contain ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Hossein+Amini">Hossein Amini</a> talks about his new film, "<a href="http://www.magpictures.com/twofacesofjanuary/" target="_blank">The Two Faces of January</a>," along with <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Viggo+Mortensen">Viggo Mortensen</a>, ...
<p>Multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Andrea+Martin">Andrea Martin</a>, who stole scenes in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” shares her fondest remembrances of a life in show business, motherhood, relationships, family, chimps in tutus, squirrels, ...
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