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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mark+Follman">Mark Follman</a> investigates how the online forum Reddit has become a gun marketplace. The article “<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/reddit-guns-assault-rifle-ar15-logo-conde-nast" target="_blank">How Reddit Became ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ranya+Tabari+Idliby">Ranya Tabari Idliby</a> discusses her experience being Muslim in America and how her family faces challenges in schools, friendships, and with neighbors. They are challenged by both Muslims who speak for them and by Americans who reject ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Gemma+Tarlach">Gemma Tarlach</a>, senior associate editor of <a href="http://discovermagazine.com/2014/jan-feb#.Ur3rQJxlfq4" target="_blank"><em>Discover</em></a> magazine, discusses the top 10 science stories of 2013, from new signs of life on Mars to the clash ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Gerard+Lordahl">Gerard Lordahl</a>, Director, Open Space Greening Program at <a href="http://www.grownyc.org/" target="_blank">GrowNYC</a>, answers questions about caring for plants and gardens over the winter!</p>
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<p>Filmmaker <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Alex+Gibney">Alex Gibney</a> talks about his Oscar-shortlisted documentary, “<a href="http://sonyclassics.com/thearmstronglie/" target="_blank">The Armstrong Lie</a>.” Throughout 2009, he followed Lance Armstrong on his celebrated comeback to professional ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Brett+Haylock">Brett Haylock</a>, <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ursula+Martinez">Ursula Martinez</a>, and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Le+Gateau+Chocolat">Le Gateau Chocolat</a>, on their show, <a href="http://www.la-soiree.com/" target="_blank">“La ...
<p>Linguistics expert <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=David+Crystal">David Crystal</a> looks at 100 words that best illustrate the wide variety of sources, influences and events that have shaped the English language. <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/125002420X/wnyc-20">The ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Maxwell+Ryan">Maxwell Ryan</a>, CEO and founder of<a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/" target="_blank"> Apartment Therapy</a>, gives advice and answers questions about how to get organized for the new year. From cleaning out closets and clearing clutter, ...
<p><em>New Yorker</em> staff writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ian+Frazier">Ian Frazier</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Mary+Brosnahan">Mary Brosnahan</a>, president of Coalition for the Homeless, discuss why New York has more homeless now than it had for decades, what life ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Larry+Tye">Larry Tye</a> tells the history of Superman, who after 75 years remains one of America’s most enduring heroes. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400068665/wnyc-20"><em>Superman: ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Russell+Banks">Russell Banks</a> discusses his new collection of short stories, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061857653/wnyc-20"><em>A Permanent Member of the Family</em></a></span>. ...
<p>Major League pitcher <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dwight+Gooden">Dwight Gooden</a> talks about his memoir of his talent, addiction, and recovery. In <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0544027027/wnyc-20"><em>Doc</em></a></span>, ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Leonard+Lopate">Leonard Lopate</a> hosts his annual Gospel Christmas special, with favorite songs from gospel greats like Mahalia Jackson, Marion Williams, Edna Gallmon Cook, and Alex Bradford, and others.</p>
<p>Billboard:<strong> Joy to the World</strong>, ...
<p>Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her 12 children. Historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jill+Lepore">Jill Lepore</a> shows that Benjamin Franklin’s youngest ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ann+Patchett">Ann Patchett</a> examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband. She creates a portrait of a life in <em><span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062236679/wnyc-20">This ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Frank+Dik%C3%B6tter">Frank Dikötter</a> chronicles Mao Zedong’s ascension and his campaign to transform the Chinese into what the party called New People. Due to the secrecy surrounding the country’s records, little has been known before now about the eight ...
<p>Neuroscientist <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Joshua+Greene">Joshua Greene</a> argues that our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world’s tribes into a shared ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Ralph+Fiennes">Ralph Fiennes</a> discusses directing and starring in “The Invisible Woman” with <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Felicity+Jones">Felicity Jones</a>. It’s a romantic drama, which revolves around the secret love affair between Charles ...
<p>In the age of computers and smartphones we skim and glance at whatever catches our eye and then move on. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=David+Mikics">David Mikics</a> talks about the importance and joy of really reading, of giving your full attention to writing and good books. <span class="book"><a ...
<p><em>New York Times</em> reporter <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Elisabeth+Rosenthal">Elisabeth Rosenthal</a> discusses the latest in her series “Paying til It Hurts,” about the high cost of health care in the United States compared to other developed countries. She’ll talk about the ...
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