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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Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat
In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."

A Sleek And Busy Walk With Jean-Luc Ponty
Before Ponty came to the States, he already had his concept. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the digital reissue of Sunday Walk.

Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives
Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.
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Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System
In his new memoir, Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords
Jeffords died Monday at the age of 80. In 2001, the moderate Republican decided to switch to an independent, tipping control to the Democrats. At the time, he explained his decision to Terry Gross.
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With Both Farce And Feeling, Currentzis' 'Figaro' Succeeds Magnificently
There are many recordings of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Do we need another?
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Box Set Looks Back On Pioneering '5' Royales
With the release of the 131-track collection Soul and Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales, the group has finally gotten the recognition they deserve.
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Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks
Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.
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'Sweetness #9' Satirizes Food Wars And Artificial America
The novel is about a flavor chemist who tests a sweetener on lab rats and monkeys and finds side effects the company covers up. Author Stephan Eirik Clark says he was inspired by Fast Food Nation.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Eric Schlosser, Spoon's New Album And 'The Knick' Creators
Eric Schlosser's discusses his new book Command and Control; Ken Tucker reviews Spoon's They Want My Soul; The Knick creators talk about their new drama set in a New York hospital in 1900.
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