Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'08/27/14
Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special We Are Miracles. In 2005, she spoke with Fresh Air about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.
Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'
Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.
Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life
C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.
From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation
While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.
At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right
The white bluesman whose corny jokes have made his music enduring and fun has a new album Can't Even Do Wrong Right. He has a raspy chuckle in his singing, and he plays the guitar precisely.
Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' Challenge: What To Do With His Hands
Meyers is hosting the Emmys Monday. In April, he told Fresh Air why he left Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon in February. Originally broadcast April 23.
Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room
Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters. Originally broadcast Aug. 4.
Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Simpsons' And Author Stephan Eirik Clark
Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with The Simpsons' creator, writers and actors ahead of the show's marathon on FXX. Author Stephan Eirik Clark talks about his new novel Sweetness #9.
Werner Herzog Talks About Madmen And Caves In Interviews From 'Fresh...
Werner Herzog talked with Fresh Air in 1998 about his volatile relationship with actor Klaus Kinski, who died in 1991. In 2011, Herzog discussed the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
Benjamin Booker Is Raw, Yet Disciplined On Debut Album
The 25-year-old guitarist-singer-songwriter has already served as an opening act on Jack White's recent tour, and he may be ready for headliner status.
Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection
The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.
Drawn To Conflict, Journalist James Foley 'Loved Telling These Stories'
Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his efforts to win Foley's release.
A Sleek And Busy Walk With Jean-Luc Ponty
Before Ponty came to the States, he already had his concept. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the digital reissue of Sunday Walk.
Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat
In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."
Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh...
Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.
Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System
In his new memoir Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors, and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."
With Both Farce And Feeling, Currentzis' 'Figaro' Succeeds Magnificently
There are many recordings of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Do we need another?
Box Set Looks Back On Pioneering '5' Royales
With the release of the 131-track collection Soul and Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales, the group has finally gotten the recognition they deserve.
Seeking 'Proof' For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks
Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book Proof: The Science of Booze explores these and other scientific mysteries about alcohol's effect on the body.
'Sweetness #9' Satirizes Food Wars And Artificial America
The novel is about a flavor chemist who tests a sweetener on lab rats and monkeys and finds side effects the company covers up. Author Stephan Eirik Clark says he was inspired by Fast Food Nation.
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