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.
Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a “talk show,” it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with “probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights.” And a variety of top publications count Gross among the country’s leading interviewers.
- Trump's Deal To End War In Afghanistan Leaves Biden With 'A Terrible Situation'by Terry Gross on March 4, 2021 at 12:37 pm
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Large numbers of police and National Guard were at the U.S. Capitol today to protect against a threat that never materialized. March 4 is a day that holds significance for some conspiracy theorists, and officials had been saying that they'd […]
- Lee Isaac Chung Jotted Down Some Family Memories – They Became 'Minari'by Arun Venugopal on March 3, 2021 at 12:37 pm
Director Lee Isaac Chung's inspiration for Minari , his semi-autobiographical film about a Korean American father who moves his family to a farm in rural Arkansas, began with a list. Chung had been struggling to settle on a new project. Inspired by Willa […]
- 'Klara And The Sun' Is A Masterpiece About Life, Love And Mortalityby Maureen Corrigan on March 3, 2021 at 8:41 am
This is unbearable. I wrote that one-sentence review to myself about half-way through reading Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro's just published eighth novel. Lest you think that doesn't sound like much of an enticement, know that I've probably written […]
- How Bellingcat's Online Sleuths Solve Global Crimes Using Open Source Infoby Terry Gross on March 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm
TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. Crowdsourcing has created a new form of online open-source investigation, as epitomized by the group Bellingcat that was founded by my guest, Eliot Higgins, in 2014. Higgins and people affiliated with […]
- With All The Twists And Turns 'Behind Her Eyes,' You'll Want To Watch It Twiceby David Bianculli on March 2, 2021 at 11:32 am
If you've read Sarah Pinborough's 2017 novel Behind Her Eyes , you already know what to expect from Netflix's new miniseries adaptation. But if you don't know what to expect, you ought to do everything you can to keep it that way, and come to this series as […]
- Magician Derek DelGaudio Traces His Journey From Card Cheat To Illusionistby Dave Davies on March 1, 2021 at 12:26 pm
- Britain's MI5 Spy Agency Proves More Comic Than Tragic In 'Slough House'by John Powers on March 1, 2021 at 11:59 am
There are scads of talented spy novelists, but the ones who matter capture something essential about their historical moment. Back in the 1930s and '40s, Eric Ambler nailed the sense of ordinary people being caught up in the machinations of great totalitarian […]
- Fresh Air Weekend: Sacha Baron Cohen; Tackling Police Reform From The Insideby editor on February 27, 2021 at 4:47 pm
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts […]
- The Legacies Of Black Icons Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) And Malcolm Xby Terry Gross on February 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm
The film One Night in Miami imagines a night in 1964 where Cooke, Clay, Malcolm X and Jim Brown meet. We listen back to interviews with biographers Peter Guralnick, Jonathan Eig and Alex Haley.
- Hulu's New Billie Holliday Biopic Falls Short Of Capturing Her Real Storyby Kevin Whitehead on February 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm
Though Andra Day plays the jazz legend with conviction, The United States vs. Billie Holiday fictionalizes the particulars of Holiday's life, where the real story is dramatic enough.
- Reforming Criminal Justice Reporting; Checking In On Extremist Groupsby NPR on March 4, 2021 at 1:12 pm
- Puerto Rico Pushes For Statehood; Photographing Black Leopardsby NPR on March 4, 2021 at 12:08 pm
- 'Raya And The Last Dragon'; LA Unified School District Vaccine Programby NPR on March 3, 2021 at 1:06 pm
- COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered; Deprogramming Disinformationby NPR on March 3, 2021 at 12:08 pm
- Dr. Seuss Books Discontinued; Next Generation Of Politicsby NPR on March 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm
- 'The Little Things' Star Jared Leto; Cost Of Counterterrorismby NPR on March 2, 2021 at 12:14 pm