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Fresh Air

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Rank #4 in Arts category

Arts
Society & Culture
TV & Film
Literature
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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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Excellent Interviews

By herblovee - Jun 17 2019
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I have been listening to Fresh Air for years and am excited that I can now access it as a podcast. I especially appreciate Terry’s interviews with authors as I’ve now been introduced” to several important books such as Bottle of Lies and The Fate of Food. Please continue apprising listeners of significant works that journalists have spent years researching. No fake news here!

Excellent Interviews

By herblovee - Jun 17 2019
Read more
I have been listening to Fresh Air for years and am excited that I can now access it as a podcast. I especially appreciate Terry’s interviews with authors as I’ve now been introduced” to several important books such as Bottle of Lies and The Fate of Food. Please continue apprising listeners of significant works that journalists have spent years researching. No fake news here!

iTunes Ratings

16028 Ratings
Average Ratings
11256
2100
1136
721
815

Excellent Interviews

By herblovee - Jun 17 2019
Read more
I have been listening to Fresh Air for years and am excited that I can now access it as a podcast. I especially appreciate Terry’s interviews with authors as I’ve now been introduced” to several important books such as Bottle of Lies and The Fate of Food. Please continue apprising listeners of significant works that journalists have spent years researching. No fake news here!

Excellent Interviews

By herblovee - Jun 17 2019
Read more
I have been listening to Fresh Air for years and am excited that I can now access it as a podcast. I especially appreciate Terry’s interviews with authors as I’ve now been introduced” to several important books such as Bottle of Lies and The Fate of Food. Please continue apprising listeners of significant works that journalists have spent years researching. No fake news here!
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Fresh Air

Updated 9 days ago

Rank #4 in Arts category

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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

Rank #1: Howard Stern: Part 1

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The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" speaks with Terry Gross for the first time. Stern talks about how therapy changed his radio show, what makes him cringe about his early shock jock style, and how being a misfit as a kid pushed him to find an audience. His new book is 'Howard Stern Comes Again.' Part 2 will be available May 15.
May 14 2019
49 mins
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Rank #2: Inside Kim Jong Un's North Korea

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'Washington Post' journalist Anna Fifield visited North Korea and interviewed many of its citizens — including members of Kim Jong Un's family — for her new book about the country and its leader. Her book is 'The Great Successor.'

Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel 'The Body in Question' by Jill Ciment, about jurors on a murder trial.
Jun 11 2019
48 mins
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Rank #3: Actor Damian Lewis

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The classically-trained British actor plays a ruthless hedge-fund manager on Showtime's 'Billions,' which recently ended its fourth season. Lewis describes his character as "the embodiment of the American dream." He also starred in the series 'Homeland' as Nicholas Brody, a Marine sergeant who converts to Islam in captivity.

Also, Soraya Nadia McDonald reviews 'When They See Us,' Ava DuVernay's devastating new miniseries about the Central Park Five.
Jun 10 2019
48 mins
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Rank #4: Howard Stern: Part 2 / Remembering Doris Day

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In the second half of our two-part interview, Stern talks about his 2017 cancer scare, his thoughts on retirement, and his mother's depression. His new book is 'Howard Stern Comes Again.'

Also, we remember late Hollywood actress and singer Doris Day. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2012. She died Monday at 97.
May 15 2019
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Rank #5: How Oligarchs, Kleptocrats & Crooks Stash Fortunes

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Journalist Oliver Bullough runs kleptocracy tours in London, in which he points out mansions bought by corrupt foreign leaders and oligarchs. His book 'Moneyland' describes their secretive transnational world.

Also, Ken Tucker reviews Lizzo's first major label album, 'Cuz I Love You.'
May 01 2019
48 mins
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Rank #6: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Creator Of 'Killing Eve' & 'Fleabag'

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Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed, reckless, unpredictable and real — women not typically seen onscreen. She's the creator and star of the Amazon Prime series 'Fleabag' and creator/producer of the BBC America series 'Killing Eve.' She talks about the interplay of guilt and grief, her character's obsession with sex in 'Fleabag,' and why she wanted to be a boy when she was young.

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Non-Fiction,' a comedy that takes place in Paris' literary scene.
May 13 2019
48 mins
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Rank #7: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Creator Of 'Killing Eve' & 'Fleabag'

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Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed, reckless, unpredictable and real — women not typically seen onscreen. She's the creator and star of the Amazon Prime series 'Fleabag' and creator/producer of the BBC America series 'Killing Eve.' She talks about the interplay of guilt and grief, her character's obsession with sex in 'Fleabag,' and why she wanted to be a boy when she was young.

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Non-Fiction,' a comedy that takes place in Paris' literary scene.
May 13 2019
48 mins
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Rank #8: A Return To 'Deadwood'

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The HBO series about a lawless mining town in 19th century South Dakota is now the basis of a new film. TV critic David Bianculli shares his review and then we'll listen back to interviews with actor Timothy Olyphant, who played the sheriff Seth Bullock, and we'll also hear from David Milch who created and wrote the show.

And film critic Justin Chang reviews the new Elton John biopic 'Rocketman.'
May 31 2019
49 mins
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Rank #9: Actor Christina Applegate

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Applegate stars in the Netflix series 'Dead to Me,' opposite Linda Cardellini, as a woman grieving the sudden death of her husband. She speaks with Terry Gross about her own experience with grief and loss, her double mastectomy, 'Married with Children,' and doing 'Sweet Charity' on Broadway.

Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new installments of the Netflix anthology series 'Black Mirror.'
Jun 05 2019
48 mins
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Rank #10: Sir Elton John

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The new biographical musical film 'Rocketman' is based on Elton John's life story. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2013 about what he calls "Elton John excess," his fear of sex as a young man, and how Liberace's example encouraged him to make the piano a star instrument and embrace wild costumes.
May 27 2019
49 mins
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Rank #11: Best Of: Christina Applegate / The Future Of Food

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Christina Applegate stars in the Netflix series 'Dead to Me,' opposite Linda Cardellini, as a woman grieving the sudden death of her husband. She speaks with Terry Gross about her own experience with grief and loss, her double mastectomy, and working as a teen actress in 'Married with Children.'

Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new installments of the Netflix anthology series 'Black Mirror.'

Environmental journalist Amanda Little talks about efforts to create a global food supply for a world that will be hotter, drier and more crowded. Little writes about meat cultured in a lab, 3D printed food, and indoor vertical farming in 'The Fate of Food.'
Jun 08 2019
50 mins
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Rank #12: The Case Against R. Kelly

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Nearly 20 years ago, reporter and pop music critic Jim DeRogatis broke the story that R&B superstar R. Kelly was allegedly sexually abusing underage girls. It all started with an anonymous fax to his office at the 'Chicago Sun-Times.' Fourteen months after the first story was published, he received the now-infamous videotape in his home mailbox. DeRogatis spoke with Terry Gross about his two decades following this story, the current charges against Kelly', and his new book 'Soulless.'

Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the debut novel 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' from Vietnamese-American author Ocean Vuong.
Jun 04 2019
48 mins
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Rank #13: Actor Patricia Arquette

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Arquette has won awards for her performances in 'Escape at Dannemora,' 'Boyhood' and 'Medium.' She currently stars in 'The Act' on Hulu, based on the real-life story of Dee Dee Blanchard, a woman who falsely convinced her daughter, Gypsy Rose, and everyone they knew — including doctors — that Gypsy Rose was seriously ill and needed to use a wheelchair. Dee Dee Blanchard was murdered in 2015, and posthumously diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Arquette talks about playing a series of complex roles in the past few years, and also tells Terry Gross about growing up on a commune, her father's conversion to Islam, and a time early in her career when she walked away from a project.
Apr 29 2019
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Rank #14: The Future Of Food

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Environmental journalist Amanda Little talks about efforts to create a global food supply for a world that will be hotter, drier and more crowded. Little writes about meat cultured in a lab, 3D printed food, and indoor vertical farming in 'The Fate of Food.'

Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new recording from the Boston Symphony Orchestra of Busoni's Piano Concerto.
Jun 03 2019
47 mins
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Rank #15: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Creator Of 'Killing Eve' & 'Fleabag'

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Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed, reckless, unpredictable and real — women not typically seen onscreen. She's the creator and star of the Amazon Prime series 'Fleabag' and creator/producer of the BBC America series 'Killing Eve.' She talks about the interplay of guilt and grief, her character's obsession with sex in 'Fleabag,' and why she wanted to be a boy when she was young.

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Non-Fiction,' a comedy that takes place in Paris' literary scene.
May 13 2019
48 mins
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Rank #16: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Creator Of 'Killing Eve' & 'Fleabag'

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Waller-Bridge writes female characters who are flawed, reckless, unpredictable and real — women not typically seen onscreen. She's the creator and star of the Amazon Prime series 'Fleabag' and creator/producer of the BBC America series 'Killing Eve.' She talks about the interplay of guilt and grief, her character's obsession with sex in 'Fleabag,' and why she wanted to be a boy when she was young.

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Non-Fiction,' a comedy that takes place in Paris' literary scene.
May 13 2019
48 mins
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