July 25, 2015
"I don't like getting hit, but it was important for the movie," Gyllenhaal says of his role as a boxer in Southpaw. Director Sean Baker and actress Mya Taylor talk about their film, Tangerine.
July 18, 2015
Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow discuss working together on Trainwreck. Ken Tucker reviews Jason Isbell's new album. Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book, Between the World and Me, is an open letter to his son.
July 11, 2015
Reviewer Justin Chang says a new film about transgender sex workers on Christmas Eve is a "warts-and-all immersion in one of L.A.'s seamier subcultures — and a terrific girlfriend movie to boot."
July 11, 2015
In the dawning of the digital age, "She was the unlucky one to be having a nervous breakdown in public at the time," Amy director Asif Kapadia tells Fresh Air. Originally broadcast July 8, 2015.
July 10, 2015
In Do I Sound Gay?, director David Thorpe discusses the so-called "gay voice" and reveals his own attempt (with speech pathologist Susan Sankin) to sound "less gay." Originally broadcast July 7, 2015.
July 4, 2015
Mat Johnson discusses his book Loving Day. David Bianculli says cable comics keep news-makers honest. Rick Famuyiwa calls Dope a celebration of kids whose interests don't fit into pop-culture norms.
June 27, 2015
Comedian Marc Maron tells Terry Gross about his recent visit with the president. Maureen Corrigan reviews Patience and Fortitude. Noah Charney traces artistic forgeries back to the Renaissance.
June 20, 2015
Judd Apatow discusses his new book Sick in the Head; critic Justin Chang says the Pixar movie Inside Out reduced him to a sobbing wreck; and a conversation with comedian Kumail Nanjiani.
June 13, 2015
Director Pete Docter gets emotional in the animated film Inside Out. Singer and songwriter Shamir Bailey releases his debut album. And Joel Bourne explores whether the world is running out of food.
June 6, 2015
English actress Carey Mulligan talks about her role in the Broadway revival of Skylight; Alexis Madrigal reviews the Apple Watch; Henry Marsh reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.