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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

Philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman looks at the psychological and moral burdens borne by soldiers serving in war. In <em>The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds and Souls of Our Soldiers,</em> she looks closely at servicemen and women preparing for, experiencing, and returning home ...
<p><em>Project Runway</em>&rsquo;s style mentor Tim Gunn talks about his role on the show, his career, his style guidelines, and about appearing as hero fighting crimes against fashion in Marvel&rsquo;s comic <em>Models, Inc.</em></p> <p>He&rsquo;s the author of <em>Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste ...
Actress Raquel Welch discusses about her career, her unexpected role as a sex symbol, and offers advice for women of all ages on courage, grace, and self-respect. Her new book <em>Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage,</em> is part autobiography, part personal philosophy, and part practical guide to life.
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Director of the Orphan Film Symposium, Dan Streible, associate professor of cinema studies at NYU, and associate director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, discusses the <a href="http://www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm/orphans7/" target="_blank">2010 Orphan Film Symposium,</a> the seventh ...
Bill Ayres, who founded WhyHunger in 1975 with Harry Chapin, and Lyn Pentecost, Executive Director and Founder of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, talk the hunger crisis in America and the hunger-obesity paradox. They’ll discuss what their organizations are doing to improve food security and give people ...
Hugh Pope, an acclaimed former foreign correspondent for <em>The Wall Street Journal,</em> has lived and worked in two dozen countries throughout the Middle East. In <em>Dining with Al-Qaeda,</em> he presents a modern-day exploration of the politics, religion, and aspirations of Muslim peoples to show ...
New York film location scout Nick Carr has tracked down sites for such films as the remake of “The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3” and “Doubt.” On his blog, <a href="http://www.ScoutingNY.com" target="_blank"> ScoutingNY.com</a> he shares his favorite locales around the city and tracks the transformation ...
Josh Axelrad had a respectable but dull job on Wall Street when he decided to abandon it to enter the world of professional blackjack. His book <em>Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars </em> is a darkly funny account of his experience playing cards, and he ...
Simon Johnson, professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, gives an account of recent U.S. financial history and the showdowns between American democracy and Big Finance. In <em>13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the ...
Director Dan Klores talks about his film “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks,” about the 6'7" Indiana Pacers shooting guard who tortured the Knicks. It focuses on the dramatic seven-game 1995 playoff series between Reggie's Pacers and the Knicks.
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Anthony Brandt tells story of the adventurers who searched for the Northwest Passage, a British national obsession. In <em>The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage</em> he gives an account of the search for the Northwest Passage, from its beginnings early ...
Hugh Raffles talks about the varied, amazing world of insects. In <em>Insectopedia</em> he offers a glimpse into the world of Chinese cricket fighting, the courtship rites of the dance fly, the role locusts play in the famines of west Africa, and what the human desire and disgust for insects inspires. ...
Matthew Duss, national security editor for the blogs <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/" target="_blank">Think Progress</a> and <a href="http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/" target="_blank">The Wonk Room</a> at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, discusses the neoconservative agenda and how ...
On today's <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/explain.html" target="_blank">Please Explain,</a> we'll look into how happiness is studied, and what some recent research reveals about what makes people happy, and why it's sometimes not what they'd expect. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Department of Psychology, ...
Ireland’s star screenwriter and playwright Conor McPherson, director of “The Eclipse,” and actor Ciaran Hinds talk about the film. Hinds plays a widower whose life converges with a beautiful author of supernatural fiction and a pop novelist at an international literary festival. It opens March ...
Don Hahn and Peter Schneider discuss the years from 1984 to 1994, when a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever. “Waking Sleeping Beauty,” directed by Hahn and produced by Schneider and Hahn, tells a story of clashing egos, out-of-control budgets, escalating ...
Former provost and dean of faculties and John Mitchell Mason Professor at Columbia University, Jonathan R. Cole discusses how it is that while America’s universities are the envy of the world, few understand how and why they’ve earned that reputation. In <em>The Great American University: Its Rise ...
<p>We&rsquo;ll talk a look at how Ukraine has changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union as part of today&rsquo;s <strong>Backstory</strong> segment. We&rsquo;ll be joined by Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University. His article <a href="http://www.nybooks.com/articles/23724" ...
Ellen Fitzpatrick talks about all the condolence letters Jackie Kennedy received after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, which exceeded 1.5 million letters. Her book <em>Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation</em> is a remarkable record that preserves the grief and soul searching ...
On today’s <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/underreported/" target="_blank">Underreported</a> segment, Jeffrey Levinton, distinguished professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, and Ken Paynter, associate professor and director of Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences ...
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