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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Our word maven, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patricia+T.+O%27Conner">Patricia T. O'Conner</a>, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/157322331X/wnyc-20"></a></span><span ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/joost-hiltermann/"><strong>Joost Hiltermann</strong></a></a>, contributor to the <em>New York Review of Books</em> and the Middle East and North Africa Deputy Program Director at the International Crisis Group, discusses ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ayelet+Waldman">Ayelet Waldman</a> talks about her latest novel, <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385517866/wnyc-20"><em>Red Hook Road</em></a></span></em>. Set on the coast ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Andrew+Beahrs">Andrew Beahrs</a> discusses the all-American menu in Mark Twain’s classic work <em>A Tramp Abroad</em>, made up of regional dishes from a time before railroads had broken down the country’s culinary boundaries.  In <span class="book"><a title="buy ...
<p>Linguists <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Juliette+Blevins">Juliette Blevins</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Daniel+Kauffman">Daniel Kauffman</a> discuss endangered languages and the <a href="http://endangeredlanguagealliance.org/main/" target="_blank">Endangered Language Alliance</a>, ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jacques+D%E2%80%99Amboise">Jacques D’Amboise</a>, one of the finest classical dancers of our time, discusses his work in the field of arts education. In 1976, while still a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, he founded the <a href="http://www.nationaldance.org/about_founder.htm" ...
<p>Actress <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Zoe+Kazan">Zoe Kazan</a>, who starred with Christopher Walken in “A Behanding in Spokane,” talks about her family and her roles on stage and screen– including her role in the upcoming production of “Angels in America.”</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>Three-time Tony Award-winner <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jack+O%E2%80%99Brien">Jack O’Brien</a>, director of Tom Stoppard's trilogy of plays “The Coast of Utopia,” director and producer of the musical “Hairspray,” director of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” and many other plays, ...
<p>Chef and restaurateur <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Lidia+Bastianich">Lidia Bastianich</a> and her mother, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Erminia+Motika">Erminia Motika</a>, talk about Italian food. They’ll speak with Christopher Walken about their shared roots in Astoria, Queens. ...
<p>We want to hear about your summer vacation! Have you changed your plans due to the economic climate? If you've taken time off, but stayed at home, what did you do? Call us at 212-433-9692 to share your stories or<strong> </strong>leave a comment to tell us if, and how, the lingering recession has ...
<p>Filmmaker <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Micki+Dickoff">Micki Dickoff</a> discusses her documentary “<a href="http://neshobafilm.com/" target="_blank">Neshoba: The Price of Freedom</a>,” which tells the true story of the Mississippi Burning murders. She’s joined by <a class="guestlink" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Annie+Cohen-Solal">Annie Cohen-Solal</a> recounts the incredibly influential and astonishing life of Leo Castelli, who reigned for decades as America’s most influential art dealer. He was the first to exhibit the then-unknown Jasper Johns, and emerged as a ...
<p>Judge Vaughn Walker, who recently overturned Proposition 8, the state’s gay marriage ban, announced yesterday that same-sex marriages can resume in California. We’ll talk with <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Vikram+Amar">Vikram Amar</a> , associate dean for academic affairs and professor ...
<p>This week's <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/please-explain/" target="_blank">Please Explain</a> will answer all of our caffeine-related questions, from whether or not we should drink coffee before we run a marathon to how caffeine differs from other stimulants.<a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/people/bennett-weinberg/"><strong> ...
<p>The U.S. Senate is set to tally up a record-breaking number of filibusters this term, slowing down the operation of what was already known as the “world’s most deliberative legislative body.” Brookings Institution Senior fellow and George Washington University political science professor <a ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mark+Benjamin">Mark Benjamin</a>, <a href="http://dir.salon.com/topics/mark_benjamin/">Salon.com</a>'s national correspondent and the reporter who first brought the abuses at Arlington National Cemetery to light, discusses how his year-long investigation culminated ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Edward+Kohn">Edward Kohn</a> discusses one of the worst natural disasters in American history—the 1896 New York heat wave, which killed almost 1,500 people in ten days. <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465013368/wnyc-20"><em>In ...
<p>Historically, the wealthy have been inclined to vote for Republicans, but <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=David+Callahan">David Callahan</a>, a senior fellow of the think tank Demos, discusses why the rich in America are becoming more liberal. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Aamir+Khan">Aamir Khan</a>, producer of “<a href="http://www.peeplilivethefilm.com/" target="_blank">Peepli Live</a>,” talks about the film, which is a heartfelt portrait of India today: the rural society, bureaucracy, media, politics and life itself. It ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Larry+Ubell">Larry Ubell</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Al+Ubell">Al Ubell</a>, the Gurus of How-To, answers your questions about home repair. Call <strong>212-433-9692</strong> with your questions or leave a comment.</p><div class="feedflare">
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