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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Acoustical engineer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Trevor+Cox">Trevor Cox</a>, author of <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393239799/wnyc-20"><em>The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World</em></a></span>, ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Shep+Gordon">Shep Gordon</a>, the consummate Hollywood raconteur, talks about his life and about the new documentary “<a href="http://supermenschthemovie.com/" target="_blank">Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon</a>,” directed by Mike Myers. Gordon has ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jack+Devine">Jack Devine</a> talks about his life in the CIA. He ran Charlie Wilson’s War in Afghanistan—the largest covert action of the Cold War—and he gave the brand-new Stinger missile into the hands of the mujahideen during their war with the Soviets, ...
<p>Five-time Tony Award-winner <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Audra+McDonald">Audra McDonald</a> discusses “<a href="http://ladydayonbroadway.com/" target="_blank">Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar &amp; Grill</a>,” which recounts Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous. Set ...
<p>Sites like <a href="http://www.ancestry.com/" target="_blank">Ancestry.com</a> and <a href="https://www.23andme.com/" target="_blank">23andMe</a> have exploded in popularity in recent years. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Maud+Newton">Maud Newton</a> explores our obsession with our roots—and ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Dr.+Peter+Rhee">Dr. Peter Rhee</a> played a vital role in saving Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life in Arizona in 2011 when she was a victim of an act of violence that left six dead and 13 wounded. Born in South Korea, Rhee moved with his family to Uganda ...
<p>From Citizens United to its rulings on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Laurence+Tribe">Laurence Tribe</a> talks about the extent to which the Roberts Court is ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Bill+Frisell">Bill Frisell</a> talks about his upcoming release, “Guitar in the Space Age!” as well as his <a href="http://www.jalc.org/events/t-1527" target="_blank">June 6-7 performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center</a> with fellow guitar master Greg Leisz<strong> ...
<p>Words of wisdom are usually short and direct. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Larry+Smith">Larry Smith</a>, founder and editor of <em>Smith</em> magazine and the six-word memoir project, talks about his <a href="http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/advice/" target="_blank">latest Six-Word Twitter ...
<p>China’s presence in Africa has been growing and it is shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Howard+French">Howard French</a>, prizewinning foreign correspondent and former <em>New York Times</em> bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and ...
<p>The Great American Recession resulted in the loss of eight million jobs between 2007 and 2009, and more than four million homes were lost to foreclosures. Is it a coincidence that there was a dramatic rise in household debt in the years before the recession—that the total amount of debt for American ...
<p>From sleep training to attachment parenting to breastfeeding, there are many ways to approach raising children—some methods work well for one family while they fail in another. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Hillary+Frank">Hillary Frank</a>, host of the podcast <a href="http://longestshortesttime.com/" ...
<p>Academy Award-nominee <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Sophie+Okonedo">Sophie Okonedo</a> and Tony Award-winner <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Anika+Noni+Rose">Anika Noni Rose</a> talk about their roles in Lorraine Hansberry’s “<a href="http://www.raisinbroadway.com/" target="_blank">A ...
<p>The market for finely textured beef—dubbed "pink slime"—had all but collapsed in 2012 after news reports revealed what it's made of, but this year's rising beef prices have brought back the demand for the inexpensive ingredient. <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>'s <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kelsey+Gee">Kelsey ...
<p>John Wayne was one of Hollywood’s most famous and most successful actors, but he was more than that. He became a symbol of America itself. Wayne projected dignity, integrity, and strength in all his films, even when his characters were flawed, and whatever character he played was always prepared ...
<p>Becoming a father can be one of the most profoundly terrifying, exhilarating, life-changing occasions in a man’s life. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Brian+Gresko">Brian Gresko</a>, editor of the essay collection <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0425269248/wnyc-20"><em>When ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kenneth+Vogel">Kenneth Vogel</a> gives a tour of a new political world dramatically reordered by ever-larger flows of cash. Vogel talks about the secret gatherings of big-spending Republicans and Democrats alike—from California poolsides to DC hotel bars—to ...
<p>The narrative that the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War was linked to the triumph of democratic values over communism has persisted in American public discourse for decades, but prize-winning historian <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Serhii+Plokhy">Serhii Plokhy</a> ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Alisa+Weilerstein">Alisa Weilerstein</a> was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her upcoming performance as part of the New York Philharmonic's Biennial. She also told us that she's a fan of Venezuelan baseball. Find out what else the cellist ...
<p>PEN prize-winning writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Smith+Henderson">Smith Henderson</a> discusses his new novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062286447/wnyc-20"><em>Fourth of July Creek</em></a></span>. ...
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