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.
Fresh Air Weekend: Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Inside Trump's Businesses
by editor on September 26, 2020 at 1:58 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 […]
Feminist Gloria Steinem On Finding Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'
by Terry Gross on September 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm
DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. Our guest today is Gloria Steinem, who is having quite a year being portrayed on film and TV by various actresses. In April, FX […]
'Fargo' Season 4 Is As Good As It Gets — Again
by David Bianculli on September 25, 2020 at 10:37 am
When Fargo premiered on FX in 2014, the anthology miniseries promised to present its own take on the oddball spirit and quirky plots and characters of the brilliant 1996 movie by Joel and Ethan Coen . At the time, I didn't think series creator Noah Hawley […]
An Israeli Agent Finds Herself Stranded In 'Tehran' In A Gripping New Spy Series
by John Powers on September 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm
For nearly a century, spy stories were a male preserve, one dominated by the likes of James Bond, or — at the classier end — John le Carré . That has finally begun to change, especially on television. Whether you're talking about Homeland , The Americans […]
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin On Hope, Suffering And Verdi's 'Requiem'
by Terry Gross on September 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm
Copyright 2020 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in today for Terry Gross. We're going to listen to and hear about a beautiful and awe-inspiring piece of music, Verdi's "Requiem," with our guest, […]
Reporter Investigates Political Meddling In The Fight Against COVID-19
by Dave Davies on September 23, 2020 at 1:40 pm
Copyright 2020 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in today for Terry Gross. Perhaps no issue is more critical to the outcome of the presidential election than the COVID-19 pandemic, and much depends […]
Country Singer Mickey Guyton Opens Up About Race And Gender In 'Black Like Me'
by Ken Tucker on September 22, 2020 at 1:57 pm
Copyright 2020 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. One of the biggest hits in country music right now is a song called "Black Like Me" by singer and songwriter Mickey Guyton. Its success is all the more notable […]
'White House, Inc.' Author: Trump's Businesses Offer 'A Million Potential Conflicts'
by Dave Davies on September 22, 2020 at 12:22 pm
Past occupants of the White House have placed their business holdings into a blind trust. Not President Trump. Forbes magazine investigative journalist Dan Alexander has pored over business records, mortgage documents and government reports — and even […]
Jeffrey Toobin On 'Tough As Nails' Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by Terry Gross on September 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm
DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in today for Terry Gross. We begin today's show by remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87. We'll listen to an excerpt of the […]
Neurologist Oliver Sacks On The Hallucination That Saved His Life
by Terry Gross on September 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm
DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. A new documentary about Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and best-selling author, will begin streaming on Wednesday. Sacks was a physician and a professor of neurology at the New York […]
$6 Million To Improve Elections In Kentucky; How The Allies Won WWII
by NPR on September 25, 2020 at 1:37 pm
Domestic 'Troll Farms'; Mosaic Arctic Expedition
by NPR on September 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm
Ibram X. Kendi On Breonna Taylor; Gillian Flynn's 'Utopia'
by NPR on September 24, 2020 at 1:12 pm
Former RBG Clerk On The Justice's Legacy; Trump's 'Patriotic Education'
by NPR on September 24, 2020 at 12:08 pm
GOP Report On Hunter Biden; Climate Change Effects On Human Body
by NPR on September 23, 2020 at 1:56 pm
Racial Discrimination In Mormon Church; Beavers And Climate Change
by NPR on September 22, 2020 at 1:08 pm