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Leonard Lopate, the Peabody and James Beard Award-winning broadcaster, is back on WBAI 99.5fm where he began his broadcasting career, weekdays 1-2pm at 99.5fm or streaming at WBAI.org.

“Leonard Lopate at Large” features the same lively, in-depth daily conversations with the nation’s preeminent thinkers, scientists, artists, journalists, economists, farmers, musicians, historians, authors and politicians that have marked Lopate's revered career in radio for more than four decades.

Latest Episodes


Mon, May 23, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Ira Shapiro On The Betrayal

Guests: Ira Shapiro

Mon, May 23, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Ira Shapiro On The Betrayal

Guests: Ira Shapiro

Fri, May 20, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Jennifer Raff on Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas

Guests: Jennifer Raff

Fri, May 20, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Jennifer Raff on Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas

Guests: Jennifer Raff

Thu, May 19, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Don Hollway on At The Gates of Rome

Guests: Don Hollway

Thu, May 19, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Don Hollway on At The Gates of Rome

Guests: Don Hollway

Tue, May 17, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Headline Matt Richtel on Inspired

Guests: Headline Matt Richtel

Tue, May 17, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Headline Matt Richtel on Inspired

Guests: Headline Matt Richtel

Mon, May 16, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Daniel Bergner on The Mind and the Moon

Guests: Daniel Bergner

Mon, May 16, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Daniel Bergner on The Mind and the Moon

Guests: Daniel Bergner

Wed, May 11, 2022

12:00 AM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Alvin Eng on Our Laundry, Our Town

Guests: Alvin Eng

Wed, May 11, 2022

12:00 AM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Alvin Eng on Our Laundry, Our Town

Guests: Alvin Eng

Tue, May 10, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Kathryn and Ross Petras of Awkword Moments

Guests: Kathryn and Ross Petras

Tue, May 10, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Kathryn and Ross Petras of Awkword Moments

Guests: Kathryn and Ross Petras

Mon, May 9, 2022

12:00 AM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: J. David McSwane on Pandemic inc.

Guests: J. David McSwane

Mon, May 9, 2022

12:00 AM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: J. David McSwane on Pandemic inc.

Guests: J. David McSwane

Wed, May 4, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Cathy Scott-Clark on The Forever Prisoner

Guests: Cathy Scott-Clark

Wed, May 4, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Cathy Scott-Clark on The Forever Prisoner

Guests: Cathy Scott-Clark

Tue, May 3, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Ari Rabin-Havt On The Fighting Soul

Guests: Ari Rabin-Havt

Tue, May 3, 2022

1:00 PM

Hosts: Leonard Lopate

Topics: Ari Rabin-Havt On The Fighting Soul

Guests: Ari Rabin-Havt