Fresh Air


    

Daily Magazine of contemporary arts and issues known for captivating interviews with guests from literature, science, music, film, and more, hosted by Terry Gross.

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The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival
The archetypal '70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.
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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots
Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded it the day Pete Seeger died. Originally broadcast July 30.
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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State
Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.
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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It
The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.
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Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life
C.K. won an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for an episode on his FX show Louie. In 2011, C.K. told Fresh Air about making his comedy special and his relationship with other comedians.
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Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'
Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.
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Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'
Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special We Are Miracles. In 2005, she spoke with Fresh Air about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.
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At 71, Elvin Bishop Is Still Vigorous, And Can Do Wrong Right
The white bluesman whose corny jokes have made his music enduring and fun has a new album Can't Even Do Wrong Right. He has a raspy chuckle in his singing, and he plays the guitar precisely.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation
While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.
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Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room
Allison Janney has been nominated for Emmys for her roles on Masters of Sex and Mom. She says her relationships with her family members helped inform her characters. Originally broadcast Aug. 4.
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