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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>The most recent winter storm was not as bad as expected in New York City, but many parts of the Northeast were hit hard. <span>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> join us to talk ...
<p>Neurologist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Frances+E.+Jensen">Frances E. Jensen</a> looks at the science of the adolescent brain, and provides insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers in <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p>Immunotherapy has shown remarkable gains in treating cancer by harnessing the body’s own immune system, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dr.+Jedd+Wolchok">Dr. Jedd Wolchok</a>, chief of the Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service at <a href="http://www.mskcc.org/">Memorial Sloan Kettering ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Yuval+Noah+Harari">Yuval Noah Harari</a> discusses his new book, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062316095/wnyc-20">Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind</a></span>, which explores ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Carmen+de+Lavallade">Carmen de Lavallade</a> talks about her life, career, and the New York premier of her new performance, "<a href="http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/carmen-de-lavallade" target="_blank">As I Remember It</a>." The 83-year-old dancer ...
<p><span>Robert Durst, scion of New York’s billionaire Durst family, has long been suspected in the 1982 disappearance of his wife in New York, the 2000 murder of the key witness in the case in Beverly Hills, and the subsequent murder and dismemberment of a neighbor in Galveston, Texas. Durst has ...
<p>Opera star <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Deborah+Voigt">Deborah Voigt</a> recounts her private battles, to overcome addiction and self-destructive tendencies, in her memoir <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062118277/wnyc-20">Call ...
<p>Award-winning French playwright and author <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Yasmina+Reza">Yasmina Reza</a> talks about her new novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1590516923/wnyc-20">Happy are the Happy</a></span>. ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bill+Browder">Bill Browder</a> used to be largest foreign investor in Russia. He made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Union’s collapse. But when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Steve+LeVine">Steve LeVine</a> describes the worldwide race to perfect the lithium-ion battery, a device with the potential to power a future electric car. Researchers in Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States are in the pursuit to perfect this technology. ...
<p><span>This week: Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer </span><a class="guestlink" href="http://www.wnyc.org/people/r/?n=Cynthia+Weil">Cynthia Weil</a><span> and her husband and songwriting partner, </span><a class="guestlink" href="http://www.wnyc.org/people/r/?n=Barry+Mann">Barry Mann</a><span>, ...
<p>Kathleen Collins was a seasoned activist who traveled to the Congo and worked as civil rights organizer in the South. She was also an internationally renowned playwright, an esteemed professor at New York’s City College, and a fiercely independent filmmaker. Her 1982 comic drama, “<a href="http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/losing-ground" ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Johanna+Hamilton">Johanna Hamilton</a> talks about her latest documentary, “<a href="https://www.1971film.com/" target="_blank">1971</a>.” On March 8, 1971, The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, as they called themselves, broke into a ...
<p>Touch is the sense that makes us human. It defines our experiences, shapes our sense of self, and bonds us together. It is the first sense to start working in utero. If you are deprived of the sense of sight or hearing from birth, you will still be able to live a rich and fruitful life. But depriving ...
<p>For almost two decades, global climate talks have focused on how to make polluters pay for the carbon they emit. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1603585575/wnyc-20">Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the ...
<p>Directors <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Noah+Brody">Noah Brody</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ben+Steinfeld">Ben Steinfeld</a>, along with actress <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Emily+Young">Emily Young</a>, talk about the new revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical ...
<p>When the <span>Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) requested previously unclassified Afghan National Security Forces data as part of a Department of Defense audit, it found that the data had now been classified. <a href="https://news.vice.com/article/the-real-reason-the-us-military-is-suddenly-so-secretive-about-afghanistan" ...
<p>For months Verizon was under fire for the use of undeletable customer codes, dubbed “Supercookies.” Privacy advocates contented that “supercookies” could be exploited by third parties, like advertisers, to follow users around the web. The company recently announced that customers will be able ...
<p><span>Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor </span><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><strong>Martin Short</strong></a><span> stars in "<a href="http://itsonlyaplay.com/">It’s Only a Play</a>", where he plays a television personality whose best friend has put his career on the line for a ...
<p>Actually, Pacino’s quite happy with his own dramatic stage work. But the character he plays out of Philip Roth’s 2009 novel <em>The Humbling</em> isn’t quite so self-assured these days. The actor, Simon Axler, struggles to find passion for life and return to earlier career successes. The actor ...
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