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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n="><strong><a href="http://www.wnyc.org/people/susan-tolchin/">Susan J. Tolchin</a></strong></a> discusses political patronage—awarding favors in exchange for political support. <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594515921/wnyc-20"><em>Pinstripe ...
<p>If you've ever wondered how long you should wait before asking for a second date, or if it's acceptable to split the check, or whether or not you should declare that you are in a relationship on Facebook, today's <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/please-explain/" target="_blank">Please ...
<p><em>New York Times</em> food columnist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mark+Bittman">Mark Bittman</a> discusses <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1439120234/wnyc-20"><em>The Food Matters Cookbook</em></a></span>, ...
<p>There are no exact figures on the number of gays and lesbians who have been killed in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, though a 2009 <a href="http://www.hrw.org/node/85050" target="_blank">Human Rights Watch report</a> puts the number “in the hundreds.” On today’s <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/underreported/" ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=David+Sedaris">David Sedaris</a> talks about his latest collection of short stories, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316038393/wnyc-20"><em>Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest ...
<p>State judicial elections, once relatively low interest affairs, recently have been flooded with money, often from outside groups seeking to influence judicial decisions—particularly for state Supreme Court justices. On today’s <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/backstory/" target="_blank">Backstory</a> ...
<p>Word maven <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Patricia+T.+O%E2%80%99Conner">Patricia T. O’Conner</a> answers questions about the confounding English language and talks about ungrammatical song lyrics. An updated and expanded third edition of her book, <span class="book"><a title="buy this ...
<p>Grammy award winning vibraphonist and former Executive Vice President of Berklee College of Music, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Gary+Burton">Gary Burton</a>, talks about his five decades in music. His quartets have featured a unique mix of established musicians while discovering and showcasing ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joseph+Stiglitz">Joseph Stiglitz</a>, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, joins us for this week’s edition of our election series <a href="http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/series/big-picture/" target="_blank">The Big Picture</a>, to discuss the major ...
<p>Art historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=R.+Tripp+Evans">R. Tripp Evans</a> discusses the artist Grant Wood, one of America’s most famous regionalist painters recognized mainly for his farm scene, "American Gothic." In the biography <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at ...
<p>Country music singer/songwriter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dierks+Bentley">Dierks Bentley</a> performs live in the studio and talks about his latest album, “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Up-Ridge-Dierks-Bentley/dp/B003DU50RW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287429963&sr=1-1" target="_blank">Up ...
<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 ...
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