Fresh Air

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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.

Filmmaker Tamara Jenkins drew on her own "by-any-means-necessary" effort to have a child for her new film 'Private Life.' It stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a couple in their 40s who are struggling with IVF. Critic David Edelstein reviews 'A Star is Born.' 'New Yorker' staff writer Evan …
Filmmaker Tamara Jenkins drew on her own "by-any-means-necessary" effort to have a child for her new film 'Private Life.' It stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a couple in their 40s who are struggling with IVF. Critic David Edelstein reviews 'A Star is Born.' 'New Yorker' staff writer Evan …
Whelan danced for the New York City Ballet for three decades. The documentary 'Restless Creature,' available on Netflix, chronicles Whelan's recovery from hip surgery and her final performance with the New York City Ballet in 2014. "It was terrifying to lose that mode of expression that I was so in …
'New Yorker' staff writer Evan Osnos talks how Facebook became vulnerable to spreading disinformation, how Zuckerberg is attempting to combat fake news, and the inherent problems in monitoring political content without violating users' free speech. "Over and over again Mark Zuckerberg believed that being at odds with the public was …
Filmmaker Tamara Jenkins drew on her own "by-any-means-necessary" effort to have a child for her new film 'Private Life.' It stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a couple in their 40s who are struggling with IVF. Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Heartland' by Sarah Smarsh, a memoir of …
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 …
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.
Jon Batiste, the musical director for 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' sits at the piano and demonstrates his "everything in the pot" style of playing. He tells Terry Gross about his influences — from Thelonious Monk to Bach. Batiste's new album is 'Hollywood Africans.' Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail …
Robert Redford Sept. 28, 2018
Redford has announced that he's retiring from acting, and that his role in the new film 'The Old Man and the Gun,' will be his last. In 2013, he spoke with Terry Gross about being a heartthrob, his love of nature, and how he was almost not cast in 'Butch …
'Is Democracy Dying?' Sept. 27, 2018
'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.'
Batiste, the musical director for 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' sits at the piano and demonstrates his "everything in the pot" style of playing. He tells Terry Gross about his influences — from Thelonious Monk to Bach. Batiste's new album is 'Hollywood Africans.'
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis come from different generations, but both play the old style of country music — her brother is Jerry Lee Lewis. They share stories and songs from their new album, 'Wild! Wild! Wild!' They performed for Terry Gross in the 'Fresh Air' studio.
Derek Black once promoted a racist agenda by making speeches, hosting a radio show and starting a website. His father was a former grand wizard of the KKK. Derek's change of heart is the subject of a new book, 'Rising Out of Hatred,' written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow. …
Jonathan Eig's biography of Ali draws on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files. "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," Eig says. "He was a human being, and he was deeply flawed, but ... he had the spirit …
Jonathan Eig's biography of Ali draws on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files. "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," Eig says. "He was a human being, and he was deeply flawed, but ... he had the spirit …
Gyllenhaal stars in the HBO series 'The Deuce' as Candy, a sex worker who becomes a porn actress and then a porn director in 1970s New York City. She says the series is about the "imbalance of power between men and women — in terms of sex, in terms of …
Gyllenhaal stars in the HBO series 'The Deuce' as Candy, a sex worker who becomes a porn actress and then a porn director in 1970s New York City. She says the series is about the "imbalance of power between men and women — in terms of sex, in terms of …
Maggie Gyllenhaal Sept. 20, 2018
Gyllenhaal stars in the HBO series 'The Deuce' as Candy, a sex worker who becomes a porn actress and then porn director in 1970s New York City. She says the series is about the "imbalance of power between men and women — in terms of sex, in terms of art, …
Maggie Gyllenhaal Sept. 20, 2018
Gyllenhaal stars in the HBO series 'The Deuce' as Candy, a sex worker who becomes a porn actress and then porn director in 1970s New York City. She says the series is about the "imbalance of power between men and women — in terms of sex, in terms of art, …
'New York Times' reporter Ken Vogel says that Paul Manafort engaged in illegal tactics in his campaign to burnish the image of Russian-backed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. Vogel explains how Manafort pioneered a new kind of lobbying in Washington, and how Manafort's plea deal might affect the next phase of …