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The Leonard Lopate Show from WNYC: Episodes

<p>Crime thriller master <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Jo+Nesb%C3%B8">Jo Nesbø</a> discusses his latest novel, <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385351372/wnyc-20">The Son</a></span>, which is set inside Oslo’s ...
<p>Revenge, rage, grief and delusion reign in "<a href="http://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/FSITP/King-Lear/?SiteTheme=Shakespeare" target="_blank">King Lear</a>," one of Shakespeare’s most tragic plays. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=John+Lithgow">John Lithgow</a> ...
<p>Liberia, Guinea,  and Sierra Leone have been trying since March to stop what has become the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded—as of August 6, 932 people have died from the disease and more than 1,700 people have been sickened. There have been cases in Nigeria and two Americans who came down ...
<p>Tyrone Hood is currently serving a 75-year sentence in a maximum-security prison, convicted of murder. New Yorker staff writer <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Nicholas+Schmidle">Nicholas Schmidle</a> investigates the murder conviction and  looks at the possibility that Chicago police coerced ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Julia+Stiles">Julia Stiles</a> and <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=James+Wirt">James Wirt</a> discuss their roles in Scott Organ’s play “<a href="http://phoenixtheplay.com/" target="_blank">Phoenix</a>.” They play Sue and Bruce, who meet after ...
<p>Roughly 680,000 people are currently listed in the U.S. government’s Terrorist Screening Database. But according to documents obtained by The Intercept, more than 40 percent of those people have "no recognized terrorist group affiliation.” The documents also reveal that the Obama Administration ...
<p>Like humans, animals can become depressed and anxious and can suffer from OCD and PTSD. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Laurel+Braitman">Laurel Braitman</a> explores the topic of mental health, therapy, and recovery in the animal kingdom. Her new book <span class="book"><a title="buy this ...
<p>Routines that once put doctors and lawyers in touch with grocers and plumbers—casual, everyday interactions that encouraged debate and compromise—have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Marc+J.+Dunkelman">Marc J. Dunkelman</a> argues that the disappearance ...
<p>Madagascar reports the more instances of the black plague—yes that black plague—than any other place on the planet. And although the disease is easily treatable with antibiotics, plague still kills people in Madagascar. A 2013 outbreak sickened 600 people and caused more than 90 deaths. <em>Vice</em> ...
<p>Buzzfeed contributor Steven Thrasher tells the story of how a college wrestler in Missouri named Michael Johnson—whose online name was Tiger Mandingo—was charged for “recklessly infect[ing] another with HIV,” a felony. Thrasher’s article <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/steventhrasher/how-college-wrestling-star-tiger-mandingo-became-an-hiv-scap" ...
<p>Famous creative duos—like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Marie and Pierre Curie, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak—usually have a special chemistry.<a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=+Joshua+Wolf+Shenk"> Joshua Wolf Shenk</a> looks at how creative intimacy unfolds, and examines new scientific ...
<p>Different cultures have different social graces and different approaches to business. It can be a challenge for a global businesses to navigate cultural traps that could endanger careers and sink deals. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Erin+Meyer">Erin Meyer</a> provides a field-tested model ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Rick+Perlstein">Rick Perlstein</a> looks at the tumultuous political and economic situations of the 1970s. In January 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term—until televised Watergate hearings brought ...
<p>Living with roommates can be a major challenge. Sharing a home can be a dream or a nightmare, depending on the space, personalities and the situation. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Stephanie+Wu">Stephanie Wu</a>, author of <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" ...
<p>The song “Gangnam Style,” is more than a catchy tune, it’s part of South Korea’s elaborate and effective strategy to become the world’s number one pop culture exporter. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Euny+Hong">Euny Hong</a> gives an account of how South Korea has become a global ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Richard+House">Richard House</a> discusses <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1250052432/wnyc-20">The Kills</a></span>, a crime and conspiracy novel told in four books set across ...
<p>Fortune editor-at-large <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Peter+Elkind">Peter Elkind</a> investigates the visa-for-sale program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain U.S. citizenship by spending $500,000 apiece on a venture that creates American jobs. However, there’s no evidence that the ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Rebecca+Schuman">Rebecca Schuman</a>, education columnist for <a href="http://www.slate.com/authors.rebecca_schuman.html" target="_blank">Slate</a> and Market Crash Course columnist at <a href="http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/author/rschuman/" target="_blank">The ...
<p>Director Robert Altman left an indelible mark not only on cinema but also on the culture. His films—"M*A*S*H," "McCabe &amp; Mrs. Miller," "Nashville," "The Player," "Short Cuts," "Gosford Park," and "A Prairie Home Companion"—defied Hollywood conventions. <a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Kathryn+Reed+Altman">Kathryn ...
<p><a class="guestlink" href="/people/r/?n=Stephen+L.+Carter">Stephen L. Carter</a> talks about his new novel <span class="book"><a title="buy this book at Amazon" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0385349602/wnyc-20">Back Channel</a></span>, a retelling of the Cuban Missile ...
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