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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nader+Hashemi">Nader Hashemi</a>, Director of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies, talks about the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria, which  as been going on for close to three years now. He’s the editor of <em><span class="book"><a ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Matthew+Hart">Matthew Hart</a> explores humans' long love affair with gold. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the price of gold skyrocketed—in three years more than doubling from $800 an ounce to $1900. This spike drove a global gold-mining and exploration ...
<p>Food historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Abigail+Carroll">Abigail Carroll</a> describes how our eating habits reveal as much about our national identity as the food on our plates. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465025528/wnyc-20"><em>Three ...
<p>What are you hungry for? Food? Love? Self-esteem?  Peace? <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Deepak+Chopra">Deepak Chopra</a> believes that people overeat because they are trying to find satisfaction and wind up using food as a substitute for real fulfillment. In <span class="book"><a title="buy ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tama+Matsuoka+Wong">Tama Matsuoka Wong</a>, author of <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9780307956613/wnyc-20"><em>Foraged Flavor</em></a></span> and forager for the restaurant ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sam+Garwin">Sam Garwin</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ryan+Fibiger">Ryan Fibiger</a> from <a href="https://craftbutchery.com/home/" target="_blank">Saugatuck Craft Butchery</a> in Westport, Connecticut, talk about the importance of local, humanely ...
<p>Every year nine billion broiler chickens, 250 million turkeys, 113 million pigs, and 33 million cows are raised and slaughtered in the United States. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Paul+Solotaroff">Paul Solotaroff</a> discusses the conditions many of those animals live in—and how they are ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ethan+Hawke">Ethan Hawke</a>, who plays Macbeth, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Anne-Marie+Duff">Anne-Marie Duff</a>, who plays Lady Macbeth, talk about Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Shakespeare’s “<a href="http://www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=223" ...
<p>Gray squirrels may seem like they've always been in New York City, but they're actually a fairly recent immigrant. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Etienne+Benson">Etienne Benson</a>, Assistant Professor in the department of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, explains ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Thomas+E.+Patterson">Thomas E. Patterson</a> argues that today’s journalists are not providing trustworthy and relevant news and that reporters too often give equal weight to facts and biased opinion, stir up small controversies, and substitute “infotainment” ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bruce+McCall">Bruce McCall</a> talks about collaborating with David Letterman on an illustrated chronicle of satirical of the indulgences of the super-rich, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0399163689/wnyc-20"><em>This ...
<p>The Gurus of How-To, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Al+Ubell">Al Ubell</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Larry+Ubell">Larry Ubell</a>, answer questions and give advice on how to repair and maintain your home or apartment. Now that winter's here, they'll offer tips on keeping ...
<p><em>New Yorker</em> contributor <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Douglas+Starr">Douglas Starr</a> examines the Reid Technique of interrogation and whether it can prompt innocent people to confess to crimes they didn’t commit. Police forces, the military, the F.B.I., the C.I.A., the Secret ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Scott+Adams">Scott Adams</a> tells how he went from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of the popular comic strip Dilbert. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1591846919/wnyc-20"><em>How ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Victoria+Wilson">Victoria Wilson</a> discusses her biography <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684831686/wnyc-20"><em>A Life of Barbara Stanwyck</em><em>: Steel True 1907-1940</em></a></span>. ...
<p>Author <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Sokolove">Michael Sokolove</a> talks about what made the theater program at a high school in Levittown, Pennsylvania, so extraordinary. He’s joined by <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lou+Volpe">Lou Volpe</a>, former theater director ...
<p>Each year since 2010, Tony Award winner <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richard+Nelson">Richard Nelson</a> has premiered a new play at The Public about the fictional, liberal Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York. This year's edition, the fourth and final play, "<a href="http://www.publictheater.org/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,141/id,1087" ...
<p>Sir <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ian+McKellen">Ian McKellen</a> and Sir <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patrick+Stewart">Patrick Stewart</a> talk about their roles in Beckett’s “<a href="http://www.twoplaysinrep.com/" target="_blank"><em>Waiting for Godot</em>” and Pinter’s ...
<p>Astrophysicist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ray+Jayawardhana">Ray Jayawardhana</a> explains what neutrinos are and why scientists are looking for them. These incredibly small bits of matter may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jonathan+Miles">Jonathan Miles</a> talks about his latest comic novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0547352204/wnyc-20"><em>Want Not</em></a></span>. It opens on Thanksgiving ...
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