February 18, 2017
Ali discusses his Oscar-nominated performance as a drug dealer in Moonlight. Director Raoul Peck discusses I am Not Your Negro, his documentary about civil rights era writer James Baldwin.
February 11, 2017
Keith Maitland's new documentary recreates the 1966 University of Texas campus shooting. Maureen Corrigan reviews George Saunders' first novel. Fresh Air remembers writer Bharati Mukherjee.
February 4, 2017
Jarmusch's new movie Paterson was inspired by William Carlos Williams' epic poem. Film critic David Edelstein reviews The Salesman. Dr. Haider Warraich discusses the pitfalls of extending life.
January 28, 2017
Journalist Evan Osnos talks about tech executives who are prepping for doomsday. Maureen Corrigan reviews A Really Good Day. Director Kenneth Lonergan discusses Manchester By The Sea.
January 21, 2017
Writer Nikole Hannah-Jones says "individual choices" contribute to school segregation. Muslim comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh turned to prayer after Trump's election. Bloom discusses Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
January 14, 2017
Jeff Bridges says his actor dad always brought joy to the set. David Bianculli reviews A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Hall-of-fame broadcaster Joe Buck discusses his new memoir, Lucky Bastard.
January 7, 2017
Miranda weighs in about Disney, mixtapes and why he won't try to top the success of Hamilton. Chazelle discusses the brash, defiant and "almost avant-garde" nature of musicals.
December 31, 2016
Edelstein lists the year's best films. Bianculli picks the best TV shows. Powers offers his year-end "ghost list." Tucker assesses the best music of '15. Whitehead remembers the jazz greats who died.
December 24, 2016
Mills' latest film, 20th Century Women, was inspired by his desire to understand his mother. As the host of Billy on the Street, Eichner asks strangers open-ended questions about the celebrities.
December 17, 2016
Transgender activist Maines stars in a new HBO documentary. Sarah Hepola struggles to get through the holiday season without alcohol. Semple's new comic novel is about a stressed-out wife and mother.