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Fresh Air

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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.

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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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Suggestion

By gorillamama8 - Nov 29 2018
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Can you please interview Igor Levit?

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By pohleece - Nov 26 2018
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Love the show, but has anyone noticed that its host sounds exactly like Scully of the X-Files!

iTunes Ratings

12934 Ratings
Average Ratings
9356
1601
809
544
624

Suggestion

By gorillamama8 - Nov 29 2018
Read more

Can you please interview Igor Levit?

Gillian Andersen

By pohleece - Nov 26 2018
Read more

Love the show, but has anyone noticed that its host sounds exactly like Scully of the X-Files!

Top 10 Episode of Fresh Air

Rank #1: Melissa McCarthy

Oct 22 2018
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McCarthy is not interested in playing pleasant characters. Flawless women with perfect clothes and relationships? Nope, not for her. "Who wants to watch that?" she says. "There's nothing to sink your teeth into. ... The people I love and like are filled with quirks and eccentricities." McCarthy spoke with Terry Gross about 'Bridesmaids,' playing Sean Spicer on 'SNL,' and her role as literary forger Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' Also, John Powers reviews the BBC drama 'Bodyguard,' dropping on Netflix Oct. 24.

Rank #2: A Father & Son's Story Of Addiction And Recovery

Oct 19 2018
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David Sheff and his son Nic both wrote memoirs about the family's experience with Nic's addition. Their stories are now the basis of the film, 'Beautiful Boy,' starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. They spoke with Terry Gross in 2008 and 2013. 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' stars Melissa McCarthy as a misanthropic con artist who forges letters from famous authors. Critic Justin Chang feels like McCarthy's entire career has been working toward this role.

Rank #3: Journalist Bob Woodward

Sep 11 2018
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Woodward has written books on every U.S. president since Richard Nixon — nine in total. But in all his years covering politics, he says he's never encountered a president like President Trump. Woodward's sources describe situations that reveal the president as uninformed and unaware of the possible consequences of his actions. "We are at a pivot point in history," Woodward says. His new book is 'Fear: Trump in the White House.'

Rank #4: Best Of: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator / 'Hey, Kiddo' Author

Oct 20 2018
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Raphael Bob-Waksberg's animated comedy series for Netflix, 'BoJack Horseman,' satirizes Hollywood using a mix of human and animal characters. "Part of the original pitch was like, 'What's Mr. Ed like behind the scenes?'" BoJack (a horse) is a depressed, alcoholic, sexist former sitcom star in the #MeToo era. Justin Chang reviews 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' starring Melissa McCarthy as a con artist who forges letters from famous authors. Jarrett J. Krosoczka's National Book Award-nominated graphic memoir 'Hey, Kiddo' is about growing up with a mother addicted to heroin. Krosoczka initially didn't want to write about his childhood because he felt it was too dark. "It took it took a long time for me to gain that courage to make this book," he says.

Rank #5: Michael Lewis On 'The Fifth Risk'

Oct 02 2018
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Lewis, author of 'Moneyball' and 'The Big Short,' examines the energy, agriculture and commerce departments under President Trump. Lewis warns that half of the top 700 positions in the administration remain unfilled, and some of the people who have been appointed have conflicts of interest, or are unqualified, making them unprepared to deal with risks. "Many of them are potentially catastrophic risks — the risk of a pandemic, or the risk of a nuclear accident, or the risk of a terrorist attack — one after another. And many of these are not risks that most people are thinking about," Lewis says. His new book is 'The Fifth Risk.'

Rank #6: The Challenges Of Reporting In The Trump Era

Oct 01 2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Washington Post' reporter Greg Miller talks about breaking news, anonymous sourcing, and "lies" versus "falsehoods." His book is 'The Apprentice: Trump, Russia And The Subversion Of American Democracy.' TV critic David Bianculli considers how '60 Minutes' and 'SNL' responded to the Kavanaugh hearings.

Rank #7: SNL's Colin Jost & Michael Che

Sep 13 2018
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The co-head writers talk with Terry Gross about doing 'Saturday Night Live' in the Trump era, Twitter, and hosting the 2018 Emmys. Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new Hulu series 'The First,' about a mission to Mars set in the near future, starring Sean Penn.

Rank #8: Trump's Tax Schemes, Explained

Oct 18 2018
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Investigative reporters Susanne Craig and David Barstow say the president received today's equivalent of $413 million from his father's real estate empire, with the help of schemes to avoid paying taxes, including fraud. Also, critic Ken Tucker reviews the album 'Desperate Man' by Eric Church.

Rank #9: 'Is Democracy Dying?'

Sep 27 2018
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'Atlantic' journalist Anne Applebaum says the changes taking place in Poland — including a rise of conspiracy theories and attacks on the free press — mirror similar shifts happening in the U.S. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the return of 'Murphy Brown.'

Rank #10: Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Astrophysics & The Military

Sep 17 2018
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In his new book, 'Accessory to War,' the astrophysicist argues that people who work in his field are often complicit to military development — despite being overwhelmingly liberal and anti-war. Tyson also talks about President Trump's "Space Force." Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Wayne Shorter's 'Emanon' and Maureen Corrigan reviews Sarah Weinman's non-fiction book 'The Real Lolita,' about a kidnapping that may have inspired Nabokov's classic novel.