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Fresh Air

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Rank #3 in Arts category

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Society & Culture
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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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Subscription won’t hold

By ~film fan - May 21 2019
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Love the show but for the last couple of weeks the post cast keep unsubscribing me from fresh air and subscribing me to code switch. Appears to be some kind of server error. Very frustrating. Not getting new episodes unless I unsubscribe and resubscribe. Please fix.

Dave Davies

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Terry takes more days off than Howard stern

iTunes Ratings

15457 Ratings
Average Ratings
10882
2024
1075
691
785

Subscription won’t hold

By ~film fan - May 21 2019
Read more

Love the show but for the last couple of weeks the post cast keep unsubscribing me from fresh air and subscribing me to code switch. Appears to be some kind of server error. Very frustrating. Not getting new episodes unless I unsubscribe and resubscribe. Please fix.

Dave Davies

By timmurphy - May 18 2019
Read more

Terry takes more days off than Howard stern

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Fresh Air

Updated 22 days ago

Rank #3 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.

The 'Power Struggle' Within The NRA

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'New York Times' reporter Danny Hakim discusses conflicts within the NRA's leadership, its lawsuit against its advertising and PR company, and what leaked documents reveal about the organization. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'The Secret Between The Shadow and the Soul' from saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and TV critic David Bianculli looks ahead to the ABC special 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience,' which recreates individual episodes of two vintage shows.

May 22 2019
48 mins
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A New Approach To Dementia

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While caring for her mother, who had dementia, bioethicist Tia Powell began imagining a different way to approach the disease. Her new book, 'Dementia Reimagined,' looks at long-term care options and end-of-life decisions. Also, movie critic Justin Chang reviews 'The Souvenir,' about a film student who falls into an intense and fraught relationship with an older man.

May 21 2019
48 mins
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John Waters On Being A 'Filth Elder'

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The cult filmmaker, 73, has plenty of ideas about what older people should and shouldn't do. "You can't be trying too hard to rebel [when] you're older," Waters says. He talks about what he was like as a kid, why he's done making movies, and what he wants on his tombstone. His new book about his life in Hollywood is 'Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.' Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Spying On The South.'

May 20 2019
49 mins
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Best Of: Howard Stern / Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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Howard 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.' Phoebe 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 her character's obsession with sex in 'Fleabag,' and why she wanted to be a boy when she was young.

May 18 2019
50 mins
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Novelist Explores Sexuality & Relationships In 'My Ex-Life'

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Stephen McCauley's novel, 'My Ex-Life,' is a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended years ago when the husband came out as gay. "All relationships evolve — even for people who stay together," he says. McCauley's book is now out in paperback. Also, rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the new album from Vampire Weekend, 'Father of the Bride,' and TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new adaptation of Joseph Heller's 'Catch-22' on Hulu, created and directed by George Clooney.

May 17 2019
48 mins
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The Dark Side Of Generic Prescription Drugs

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Journalist Katherine Eban says most of the generic medicine being sold in the U.S. is manufactured overseas — sometimes under questionable quality control standards. She talks about instances of fabricated data, sabotaged inspections, and drugs released onto the market before they're ready. Eban's new book is 'Bottle of Lies.' Also, John Powers reviews season 2 of 'Fleabag,' the Amazon series created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

May 16 2019
49 mins
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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
49 mins
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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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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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Best Of: How Kleptocrats Stash Fortunes / 'PEN15' Creators

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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. Ken Tucker reviews Lizzo's first major label album, 'Cuz I Love You.' From braces to bullies, crushes and drama, middle school is a period of adolescence that might best be described as cringe-worthy.​ In the Hulu series 'PEN15,' actors Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play 13-year-old versions of themselves in the year 2000 — even though they're in their early 30s.​ They spoke with Sam Briger about their physical transformation and reliving those difficult years.

May 11 2019
50 mins
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