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Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

Last Build Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:00:23 -0500

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Crown' Creator; New Anthology Shows; Recalling School Integration

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:00:23 -0500

Peter Morgan discusses his Netflix series. Critic David Bianculli welcomes the revival of the anthology series. In 1957, Melba Pattillo Beals helped integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.

Documentary Offers A Devastating Look At The Obama Administration's 'Final Year'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

Greg Barker's new film follows Obama's foreign policy team as they set about negotiating an arms deal in Iran, a climate accord in Paris and a response to refugee crises in Syria and parts of Africa.

Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

Remembering Peabody Award-Winning Radio Artist Joe Frank

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

Frank, who died on Monday, created the radio drama series Work in Progress and was known for his intimate on-air monologues, sketches and interviews. Originally broadcast in 1989.

A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:34:00 -0500

Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.

Are Implanted Medical Devices Creating A 'Danger Within Us'?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:10:59 -0500

Medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than drugs. As a result, she says, some have caused harm and even death.

'Black Mirror' And 'Electric Dreams' Prove It: The Anthology Show Is Back

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:56:06 -0500

Critic David Bianculli says both shows are part of the revival of a TV genre that's been dormant for too long. "The beauty of the anthology series is that anything could happen," he says.

'Assassination Of Gianni Versace' Offers A Juicy Take On Serious Issues

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:23:13 -0500

The new season of the FX anthology series American Crime Story revisits the 1997 murder of the Italian designer. John Powers says the show presents a moving portrait of homophobia in 1990s America.

'The Crown' Creator Sees Britain's Royals As 'Just A Regular Family'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:16:29 -0500

In his Netflix series, Peter Morgan explores the shame, regret and "misdemeanors of the past" that haunt the House of Windsor.

The Vigilant Thriller 'Into The Fade' Melds Tragedy With Nihilism

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:31:02 -0500

Diane Kruger plays a German woman whose Turkish husband and young son are killed in a bomb attack. David Edelstein says that despite its crisp storytelling, Into The Fade is "a little disappointing."

'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:31:02 -0500

In 1957, three years after the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe; 'Mrs. Maisel'; 'Coco' Filmmakers

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:00:20 -0500

Waithe says television taught her "how to dream." Critic John Powers reviews the new Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Co-writers and co-directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina discuss Coco.

Netflix Brings David Letterman Back To The Interview Chair — With A Few Twists

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:59:06 -0500

The former late night host returns to what he does best — interesting, unpredictable talk — in his new series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

Comic Pete Holmes Draws On His Early Career And 'Churchy' Roots In 'Crashing'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:59:06 -0500

Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he was "basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club" during the early stages of his career. Originally broadcast March 21, 2017.

'The Chi' Creator Lena Waithe Says Television 'Taught Me How To Dream'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:44:05 -0500

Waithe made history in 2017 as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing. Now she's lending her voice to a new Showtime series set in the South Side of Chicago.