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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Isla+Morley">Isla Morley</a> discusses her novel <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1476731527/wnyc-20"><em>Above</em></a></span>. It’s about a teenager who’s abducted by a survivalist ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Anita+Hill">Anita Hill</a> talks about her groundbreaking sexual harassment case against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Supreme Court confirmation and the new documentary “<a href="http://anitahill-film.com/" target="_blank">Anita: Speaking Truth to Power</a>.” ...
<p>Theories abound about the purpose of Stonehenge and why the stones used there came from over 200 miles away. Now there's a new hypothesis:  the rocks used at Stonehenge may have been selected because of how they sounded. Sound specialist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jon+Wozencroft">Jon ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Susan+Minot">Susan Minot</a> was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her latest novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307266389/wnyc-20">Thirty Girls</a></span>. ...
<p>This week, scientists announced that they've found evidence of gravitational waves, a long-predicted twist in light from the Big Bang. The finding offers proof of the theory that the universe expanded extremely quickly in the first fraction of a second after it was born. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Clara+Moskowitz">Clara ...
<p>World famous violinist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Itzhak+Perlman">Itzhak Perlman</a> and his wife, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Toby+Perlman">Toby Perlman</a>, talk about the <a href="http://www.perlmanmusicprogram.org/" target="_blank">Perlman Music Program</a>, a nonprofit ...
<p>Actor <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Arliss+Howard">Arliss Howard</a> was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about starring in Craig Lucas's play, <em>Ode to Joy</em>. He also told us that he's a fan of Red Angus cattle. Find out what else he's a fan of!</p> <p><strong>What have ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dinaw+Mengestu">Dinaw Mengestu</a> talks about his latest novel, <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/038534998X/wnyc-20">All Our Names</a></span></em>. It’s the story of two ...
<p>Baseball season is about to begin, so our word maven, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patricia+T.+O%E2%80%99Conner">Patricia T. O’Conner</a>, is here to talk about sportscaster language. She’ll also answer questions about language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of O’Conner’s ...
<p>After Steve Jobs’s death, new Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team faced many challenges and high expectations to sustain Jobs’s vision and keep the company moving forward. <em>Wall Street Journal</em> technology reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Yukari+Iwatani+Kane">Yukari Iwatani Kane</a> ...
<p>Michael Rockefeller mysteriously disappeared in New Guinea in 1961. Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumors surfaced that he'd been killed and ceremonially eaten by the local Asmat—a violent native tribe of warriors who practiced ...
<p>In the summer of 2009, Americans <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Shane+Bauer">Shane Bauer</a>, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joshua+Fattal">Joshua Fattal</a>, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sarah+Shourd">Sarah Shourd</a>, were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bruce+Dancis">Bruce Dancis</a> became the first student at Cornell to defy the draft by tearing up his draft card and soon became a leader of the draft resistance movement in the 1960s. He was the principal organizer of the first mass draft card burning during ...
<p>Historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Frank+Costigliola">Frank Costigliola</a> discusses the diaries of George F. Kennan, America’s most respected foreign policy thinker of the 20th century. His career included early postings in eastern Europe followed by Berlin in 1940–41 and Moscow ...
<p><em>New Yorker</em> contributor <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Andrew+Solomon">Andrew Solomon</a> discusses interviewing Peter Lanza, father of Adam Lanza, who killed his mother, himself, and 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012. Solomon’s ...
<p>For the first installment of our series <strong>Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America</strong>, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sasha+Abramsky">Sasha Abramsky</a>, author of <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568587260/wnyc-20"><em>The ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joe+McGinniss">Joe McGinniss</a> had a nose for news, and was tireless in pursuing, and immersing himself in stories, be it then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon (<em>The Selling of the President 1968</em>) or 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin ...
<p>Gugulethu, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town, is an apartheid-era invention, established in the early 1960s to absorb the overflow of migration to the city from other parts of the country. Now it contains almost 100,000 residents, almost all of them black. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Justine+van+der+Leun">Justine ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mohsin+Hamid">Mohsin Hamid</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/1594632332/wnyc-20"><em>How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia</em></a></span>. It’s ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lorrie+Moore">Lorrie Moore</a> talks about her new book of short stories,<span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307594130/wnyc-20"><em>Bark</em></a></span>, her first in 15 years. The ...
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