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Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program.

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program.
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Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program.

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Episodes

Inside The Panama & Paradise Papers

11/20/2017
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is 'Secrecy World.' Also, critic at large John Powers reviews the book 'The Dawn Watch.'

Duration: 00:48:22


Best Of: Father Greg Boyle / 'Stranger Things' Co-Creators

11/17/2017
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Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle has spent 30 years working in LA with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. He says gang violence is "not about the flying of bullets. It's about a lethal absence of hope." Ken Tucker reviews 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift. Also, brothers Ross and Matt Duffer talk about the "sequel" to their sci-fi Netflix series 'Stranger Things.'

Duration: 00:49:28


Mindy Kaling / Remembering Liz Smith

11/17/2017
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'The Mindy Project' has ended after six seasons. Creator and star Mindy Kaling talked to 'Fresh Air' in 2012 when the show first started. Also, we remember late 'New York Daily News' gossip columnist Liz Smith. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2000. Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Mudbound.'

Duration: 00:49:33


Greta Gerwig On 'Lady Bird'

11/16/2017
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Gerwig, the co-writer and star of 'Frances Ha' and 'Mistress America,' is making her directorial debut with the new film 'Lady Bird.' It's about a high school senior preparing for college and trying to assert her independence from her mother. Also, we remember late health care economist Uwe Reinhardt with an excerpt of his 2009 interview.

Duration: 00:48:54


Breaking The Weinstein Story: Investigative Reporters Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

11/15/2017
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Before they broke 'The New York Times' story detailing sexual harassment allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey had to convince Weinstein's victims to talk to them.

Duration: 00:48:27


Filmmaker Dee Rees / 'Stranger Things' Co-Creators

11/14/2017
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'Mudbound' follows two families — one black and one white — just before, during and after WWII. Director Dee Rees says her experiences growing up in Nashville, Tenn., in the 1980s informed her film. Also, twin brothers Ross and Matt Duffer talk about the "sequel" to their Netflix series 'Stranger Things.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Future Home' by Louise Erdrich.

Duration: 00:49:26


Priest Helps Former Gang Members Start New Lives

11/13/2017
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Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle has spent 30 years working in LA with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. His new book is 'Barking to the Choir.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift.

Duration: 00:49:20


Best Of: Life & Music Of Lou Reed / Photographer Pete Souza

11/10/2017
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Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for 'Rolling Stone,' says he sought to write the biography that Lou Reed "deserved." DeCurtis didn't shy away from writing about the darker side of Reed's life, including addiction and domestic abuse. His book is 'Lou Reed: A Life.' Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Lady Bird.' As the chief official White House photographer for President Obama, Pete Souza estimates took 1.9 million photos over the course of eight years. He talks about some of his...

Duration: 00:50:16


An American 'Turning Point' In Vietnam War

11/10/2017
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Mark Bowden, author of 'Black Hawk Down,' talks about a turning point in the Vietnam War, the ferocious battle for the old imperial capital of Hue. Bowden interviewed dozens of participants in the battle as well as civilians who suffered terribly in the fighting. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Murder on the Orient Express.'

Duration: 00:49:33


Understanding Bitcoin

11/9/2017
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The digital currency's value has gone from zero to $120 billion in nine years. Technology writer Nathaniel Popper says major banks are looking into the possibilities of its decentralized network. Also, David Edelstein reviews 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,' starring Frances McDormand.

Duration: 00:47:59


'Lou Reed: A Life'

11/8/2017
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Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for 'Rolling Stone,' says he sought to write the biography that Lou Reed "deserved." DeCurtis didn't shy away from writing about the darker side of Reed's life, including addiction and domestic abuse. "It wasn't like I had to go looking for the drugs and the sex," biographer he says. "Lou wrote about it ... so I felt it was fair game."

Duration: 00:49:17


Obama White House Photographer Pete Souza

11/7/2017
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Souza was the chief official White House photographer for President Obama for eight years. He spoke with Terry Gross about capturing the mood and emotion of everything from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting to the national security team watching the Bin Laden raid in the Situation Room. He estimates he took 1.9 million photos. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead shares a remembrance of composer Muhal Richard Abrams, and 'Fresh Air' remembers longtime WHYY engineer Kevin...

Duration: 00:48:39


Michael Lewis: How Trump Is Changing The Federal Gov't

11/6/2017
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The 'Moneyball' author is writing a series of articles for 'Vanity Fair' about President Trump's picks to lead federal agencies — and the consequences of those appointments. Also, classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a recording of Brahms by Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire.

Duration: 00:47:55


Best Of: Actor Jonathan Groff / Humorist John Hodgman

11/3/2017
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Jonathan Groff stars in the new Netflix series 'Mindhunter' as an FBI agent trying to understand the minds of serial killers. He played King George III in Broadway's 'Hamilton,' had a recurring role on 'Glee,' and did the voice of iceman Kristoff in 'Frozen.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews books by 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner and Tom Hanks. John Hodgman talks about growing up an only child, the death of his mother, and his book 'Vacationland.'

Duration: 00:50:14


Following The Dog Into A World Of Smell

11/3/2017
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Dogs can sniff out people, drugs, bombs, cancer, time of day, oncoming storms and much more. In her book, 'Being a Dog,' Alexandra Horowitz explores the mysteries and mechanics of canine noses. TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'Alias Grace,' and Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Lady Bird.'

Duration: 00:49:03


'Big Chicken,' Antibiotics & Modern Agriculture

11/2/2017
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In her new book, 'Big Chicken,' health journalist Maryn McKenna explores how many of the chickens consumed in the U.S. have been fed antibiotics, which can lead to serious infections in humans. Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Last Flag Flying.'

Duration: 00:47:17


Feminist Writer Lindy West

11/1/2017
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The 'New York Times' columnist continues to speak out against sexual harassment and misogyny — even after her home address and cell phone number were posted online by trolls. West talks about leaving Twitter, abortion, and how Internet trolls influenced the Trump campaign. Ken Tucker reviews a new box set of songs from Bob Dylan's "born again" period.

Duration: 00:49:02


Actor Jonathan Groff

10/31/2017
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Groff stars in the new Netflix series 'Mindhunter' as an FBI agent trying to understand the minds of serial killers. He played King George III in Broadway's 'Hamilton,' had a recurring role on 'Glee,' and did the voice of iceman Kristoff in 'Frozen.' Groff tells 'Fresh Air about his transition from Broadway and Disney to his new role.

Duration: 00:47:38


Humorist John Hodgman

10/30/2017
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Hodgman says his new book of personal essays, 'Vacationland,' was inspired, in part, by arriving at midlife and "figuring out how to push forward from there." He talks about growing up an only child, the death of his mother, and his time as a contributor on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.' Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Heather, The Totality' by 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner, and 'Uncommon Type' by Tom Hanks.

Duration: 00:48:07


Best Of: Author John Green / 'Why We Sleep'

10/27/2017
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John Green's phenomenally popular young adult novel 'The Fault in Our Stars' is about a relationship between two teens with cancer. His new novel 'Turtles All The Way Down' is about a 16 year-old girl with OCD, which Green has, too. John Powers reviews the new collection of stories 'Her Body and Other Parties.' Sleep scientist Matthew Walker says sleep deficiency is associated with problems with concentration, memory, the immune system and shorter lifespans. Walker discusses the effects of...

Duration: 00:50:06

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