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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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Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker
What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."
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Exploring Life's Incurable Soiledness With The Father Of Italian Noir
A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.
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FX's 'Fargo' Is Neither Remake Nor Sequel
The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.
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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War
In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.
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Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors
In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that the overuse of antibiotics, as well as now-common practices like C-sections, may be messing with gut microbes.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Mad Men' And 'Frozen'
Edie Falco discusses sobriety, The Sopranos, and Nurse Jackie's self-medication. We tell you everything we're allowed to about Mad Men, and we talk princesses with the songwriters behind "Let It Go."
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Colbert Moves Into Letterman's Coveted Late Night Spot
CBS announced Thursday that the spot held by David Letterman for 21 years will go to Stephen Colbert.
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Without Giving Too Much Away, Here's What We Can Say About 'Mad Men'
The AMC period drama returns Sunday, with the usual shroud of secrecy that makes it difficult — but not impossible — to review. Fresh Air critic David Bianculli does his best.
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At Last, David O. Russell Is Making The Films He Was Meant To Make
David O. Russell, director of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, first spoke with Terry Gross back in 1994. In February, he told her that after 20 years, he's finally met his aspirations.
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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez tell Terry Gross about the inspiration for "Let It Go" and a "very strong strike across the bow at all princess-myth things" song that didn't make the film.
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