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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Penelope Fitzgerald grew up in a provincial English childhood in the village of Hampstead, was known as a "blond bombshell" at Oxford, and struggled for years raising children in an impoverished household. Her writing career did not begin until she was nearly 60, yet she went on to win some of ...
<p>In <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Rabih+Alameddine">Rabih Alameddine</a>’s new novel <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0802122949/wnyc-20">An Unnecessary Woman</a></span>, </em>the cranky yet charming ...
<p>Alabama condemns more people to death, per capita, than any other state, and it is one of three states in the country with a judicial-override law, allowing a judge to "override" a jury's decision not to impose the death penalty. In Florida and Delaware, the two other states with the provision, judges ...
<p>The American led war in Afghanistan was known as "the good war," and at the start, it appeared to be a triumph, especially compared to the war in Iraq. Yet there have been mounting casualties and escalating costs, a corrupt government, rampant bribery and instability. The outcomes of the war will ...
<p><span>This week: cooking at home with chef <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Marcus+Samuelsson">Marcus Samuelsson</a> (<strong>first</strong>). Then, author <span><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=William+Gibson">William Gibson</a> talks about his new science-fiction novel <em>The Peripheral ...
<p>On November 10, President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality" target="_blank">posted a video and statement on the White House website</a>, urging the FCC to protect <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality" target="_blank">Net Neutrality</a>, which ensuring all internet ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richard+Norton+Smith">Richard Norton Smith</a> talks about his new biography of Nelson Rockefeller, looking at his improbable journey to the New York governor’s mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his relationships with presidents ...
<p>Tony and Emmy winner <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Blythe+Danner">Blythe Danner</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Eric+Lange">Eric Lange</a> discuss their roles in “<a href="http://thecountryhousebway.com/" target="_blank">The Country House</a>.”  The play is about a ...
<p>After World War II, thousands of Nazis—from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich—came to the United States and settled into new lives. For many, their pasts were easily disguised and their war crimes forgotten. Investigative reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Eric+Lichtblau">Eric ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Tim+K.+Smith">Tim K. Smith</a> tells us about his documentary “<a href="http://www.wfmuthemovie.com/" target="_blank">Sex and Broadcasting</a>,” a look at the free-form radio station WFMU. He’s joined by <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ken+Freedman">Ken ...
<p>Co-directors <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lisa+F.+Jackson">Lisa F. Jackson</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sarah+Teale">Sarah Teale</a> discuss their documentary “<a href="http://www.grazersfilm.com" target="_blank">Grazers</a>,” which follows a group of fiercely independent ...
<p>Soviet leaders used sports and their stars to demonstrate Soviet superiority and win the hearts and minds of the Russian people, and hockey was one of the foremost propaganda tools in this era. Filmmaker <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Gabe+Polsky">Gabe Polsky</a> discusses his documentary ...
<p>The world of high-performance athletics is changing rapidly. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mark+McClusky">Mark McClusky</a> goes behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches, and scientists who are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and are redefining ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mark+Leibovich">Mark Leibovich</a>, chief national correspondent for <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>, talks about the art of writing revealing profiles of politicians and other notable people. His portraits  of John Kerry, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Hillary ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Martin+Amis">Martin Amis</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/0385353499/wnyc-20">The Zone of Interest</a></span>, a love story set in Auschwitz. A Nazi ...
<p>Václav Havel was an iconoclast and an intellectual, a playwright turned political dissident, president of a united then divided nation, and human rights activist. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Zantovsky">Michael Zantovsky</a>, Havel’s former press secretary, advisor, and longtime ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Glyn+Johns">Glyn Johns</a> was 16 years old at the dawn of rock and roll. He got his big break as a producer with the Steve Miller Band’s debut album, and he went on to engineer or produce some iconic albums, including Abbey Road with the Beatles, the debuts ...
<p>On the night of November 9, 1989, crowds swarmed toward the Berlin Wall, pulled by news that caught the world by surprise: the Wall—infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe—seemed to be falling. Historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mary+Elise+Sarotte">Mary Elise Sarotte</a> explains ...
<p>Chef <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Marcus+Samuelsson">Marcus Samuelsson</a> was the youngest chef ever to receive three stars from <em>The New York Times</em> when he was at Aquavit. In his book, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0470940581/wnyc-20">Marcus ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richard+Ford">Richard Ford</a> returns to his protagonist Frank Bascombe, through which Ford has looked at the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life at the end of the 20th century. His new collection of stories, <span ...
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