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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p><em>New York Times</em> columnist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Gail+Collins">Gail Collins</a> joins us for another installment of our series looking at the outlandish things politicians have been saying and doing lately, <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/how-did-politics-america-get-so-weird/" ...
<p>Historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Eric+Foner">Eric Foner</a> discusses how slavery and emancipation transformed Lincoln—and the nation—and gives the definitive history of Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Alexander+McCall+Smith">Alexander McCall Smith</a> discusses his latest book in the Isabel Dalhousie series, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307379175/wnyc-20"><em>The Charming ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Michael+Perino">Michael Perino</a> tells the story of Ferdinand Pecora, the Senate lawyer who unmasked the financial misdeeds that caused the 1929 stock market crash, and how he forever changed the relationship between Washington and Wall Street. <em><span class="book"><a ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Steven+Johnson">Steven Johnson</a> looks into what sparks brilliant ideas and how innovation happens. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594487715/wnyc-20"><em>Where Good Ideas ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kevin+Kelly">Kevin Kelly</a>, former executive editor of <em>Wired</em> magazine, discusses his brand-new view of technology, and explains how technology can give our lives greater meaning. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jennifer+Krieger">Jennifer Krieger</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nancy+Siegel">Nancy Siegel</a>, curators of the exhibition “<a href="http://www.thomascole.org/current-events" target="_blank">Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River ...
<p>Director <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><strong><a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/sasha-freyer/">Sasha Waters Freyer</a></strong></a>, writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Phillip+Lopate">Phillip Lopate</a>, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Angus+Johnston">Angus ...
<p>Please Explain takes a look at LSD and psychedelic drugs. Dr. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nicolas+Langlitz">Nicolas Langlitz</a>, assistant professor of Medical Anthropology at the New School, and Dr. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Stephen+Ross">Stephen Ross</a>, Assistant Professor ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Alia+Malek">Alia Malek</a> looks at the last 40-plus years of American history through the eyes of Arab Americans. <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416589724/wnyc-20"><em>A Country ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Hooman+Majd">Hooman Majd</a>, the grandson of an esteemed ayatollah, discusses a group of influential ayatollahs in Iran who still believes in the Iranian republic, and explains their notion of “Islamic democracy." In <span class="book"><a title="buy this ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bill+Bryson">Bill Bryson</a> explains the history behind the place we call home, and shows how each room has figured in the evolution of private life. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0767919386/wnyc-20"><em>At ...
<p>Earlier this week, offshore wind farms got major financial investment from Google and Good Energies. On<a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/backstory/" target="_blank"> Backstory</a>, we look at another way to harness the energy of the ocean: tidal power. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Paul+Jacobson">Paul ...
<p>Art historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Noah+Charney">Noah Charney</a> discusses Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece—one of the ten most important paintings ever made, and happens to be the most frequently stolen artwork of all time. <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joan+Williams">Joan Williams</a> discusses why the United States has the most family-hostile public policy in the developed world, and she shows how that disadvantages men as well as women. In <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dinaw+Mengestu">Dinaw Mengestu</a>, who has been compared to Bellow, Fitzgerald, and Naipaul, discusses his novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594487707/wnyc-20"><em>How ...
<p>Today’s <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/backstory/" target="_blank">Backstory</a> segment looks at the ex-gay movement, a collection of religious and psychological groups that espouse discredited theories about sexuality and claim to be able to "cure" homosexuality. We’ll talk ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bo+Caldwell">Bo Caldwell</a> discusses her second novel, inspired by the lives of her maternal grandparents. <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805092285/wnyc-20"><em>City of Tranquil ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Daniel+Beaty">Daniel Beaty</a> discusses his play “<a href="http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/unionsquaretheater/theater.php" target="_blank">Through the Night</a>,” which he wrote and stars in. He portrays an entire community of people, who all ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Steven+Rattner">Steven Rattner</a>, the Obama Administration’s former Car Czar, who led the effort to restructure GM and Chrysler, gives an insider’s account of the process. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0547443218/wnyc-20"><em>Overhaul: ...
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