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Fresh Air



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



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Best Of: Neal Brennan / 'High Noon' and the Hollywood Blacklist

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:00:00 -0500

After working mostly as a behind-the-scenes guy on 'Chappelle's Show' and 'Inside Amy Schumer,' comic Neal Brennan is stepping out as a performer with his new Netflix special, '3 Mics.' John Powers reviews 'My Favorite Thing is Monsters,' a new graphic novel by first-time writer Emil Ferris. Author Glenn Frankel talks about the Hollywood blacklist and the making of the classic film 'High Noon,' which was written as a parable about the blacklist.


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'Moonlight' Creators / '20th Century Women' Dir. Mike Mills

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Filmmaker Barry Jenkins and playwright Tarell McCraney drew on their own childhood experiences in making 'Moonlight,' a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project. 'Moonlight' is nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture and direction. '20th Century Women' is nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay. Writer and director Mike Mills was inspired by his desire to understand his mother. Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, it stars Annette Bening as a woman figuring out how to raise her teenage son on her own. David Edelstein reviews 'Get Out,' the new horror/comedy film by Jordan Peele.


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'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Moves Into The Limelight

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

After working mostly as a behind-the-scenes guy on 'Chappelle's Show' and 'Inside Amy Schumer,' comic Neal Brennan is stepping out as a performer with his new Netflix special, '3 Mics.' Brennan says he didn't get serious about stand-up until 'Chappelle's Show,' which he co-created and co-wrote, ended abruptly after Chappelle left the country. He talks with Terry about his friendship with Dave Chappelle, his family, and growing up with an alcoholic father.


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Why Trump Is 'Openly Dismissive' Of The Intelligence World

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times talks about some of the national security issues he's been following. He says that when it comes to national security, President Trump "doesn't trust the civilian national security establishment and they don't trust him." John Powers reviews 'My Favorite Thing is Monsters,' a new graphic novel by first-time writer Emil Ferris.


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The Hollywood Blacklist and the Classic Western 'High Noon'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Journalist Glenn Frankel talks about a chapter of paranoia and persecution in America, in which the president, Congress, the courts and the press all played a part. Frankel's new book is about the Hollywood Blacklist and the making of the classic film 'High Noon,' which was written as a parable about the blacklist.


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Presidential Secrets

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Author Mary Graham says President Trump has demonstrated a lack of transparency, in his refusal to release his tax records and health records, and in his immigration ban, which was issued without consultation from government lawyers, or agencies. Her book is 'Presidents' Secrets.' Also, 'Fresh Air' producer Sam Briger talks to Sebastian Barry about his novel 'Days Without End,' about an Irish immigrant who enlists in the U.S. Army in the 1850s.


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Best Of: Mahershala Ali / James Baldwin / Dir. Raoul Peck

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:00:00 -0500

Actor Mahershala Ali talks about 'Moonlight,' converting to Islam, and why he didn't feel understood as a kid. Filmmaker Raoul Peck's documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro' features the work of late writer and social critic James Baldwin. "Baldwin was one of the first authors ever where I felt not only at home, but he was speaking directly to me," says Peck. We'll also listen back to a 1986 interview that Terry Gross recorded with James Baldwin.


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'Manchester By The Sea' Dir. Kenneth Lonergan

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

'Manchester by the Sea' is nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture. We listen back to Terry Gross' recent conversation with director Kenneth Lonergan. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the CBS 'Good Wife' spin-off 'The Good Fight,' and the HBO series 'Big Little Lies.' We remember jazz pianist and singer Barbara Caroll, and film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Great Wall,' starring Matt Damon.


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Actor Mahershala Ali

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

The Oscar-nominated actor talks about 'Moonlight,' converting to Islam, and why he didn't feel understood as a kid. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the novella 'Ghachar Ghochar.'


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Climate Change And The Trump Presidency

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

'ProPublica' journalist Andrew Revkin talks about President Trump's possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris Agreement. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Tift Merritt's album 'Stitch of the World.' Also, we remember heroic Vietnam War commander Lt. General Harold Moore who died last week. Critic at-large John Powers reviews 'Kedi,' a documentary about the street cats of Istanbul.


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James Baldwin / 'I Am Not Your Negro'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Filmmaker Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro' features the work of late writer and social critic James Baldwin. "Baldwin was one of the first authors ever where I felt not only at home, but he was speaking directly to me," says Peck. We'll also listen back to a 1986 interview that Terry Gross recorded with James Baldwin.


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How Retailers Are Watching Us

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says now brick-and-mortar stores are doing it too. His book is 'The Aisles Have Eyes.' Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new Count Basie sampler album, and writer Sarah Hepola shares her complicated feelings about Valentine's Day.


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Best Of: 'Tower' Director / Writer Bharati Mukherjee

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:00:00 -0500

The new documentary film 'Tower' tells the story of the 1966 University of Texas shooting that killed more than a dozen people. Director Keith Maitland says the incident was largely pushed aside for years. Maureen Corrigan reviews George Saunders' first novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo.' Also, we remember writer Bharati Mukherjee who died last month. She spoke with Terry Gross in 2002.


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Jeff Bridges

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Bridges talks about the lessons he learned from his father, actor Lloyd Bridges, the cult of 'Big Lebowski' fans, and how he calms his nerves. Bridges is nominated for an Oscar for his role in 'Hell or High Water.' TV critic David Bianculli shares an appreciation of the 1960s duo The Smothers Brothers, and John Powers reviews the Criterion reissue of 'Black Girl,' by Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène.


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The GOP Wants To Repeal Obamacare. But Then What?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

President Trump has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Sarah Kliff of 'Vox' says it's "an overreach" to say that Republicans have a plan for what comes next. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews George Saunders' first novel, 'Lincoln in the Bardo.'


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The 1966 Campus Shooting That Was 'Pushed Aside'

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

The new documentary film 'Tower' tells the story of the 1966 University of Texas shooting that killed more than a dozen people. Director Keith Maitland and survivor Claire Wilson James say the incident was largely pushed aside for years afterwards. "I think that cost people ... an opportunity to deal with that trauma," says Maitland.


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Uncovering Wall Street's Biggest Insider-Trading Scandal

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Sheelah Kolhatkar talks about the investigation into billionaire hedge-fund trader Steven A. Cohen. Her book is 'Black Edge.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new FX series 'Legion,' based on the Marvel comic.


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'The Shattering Of An All-American Town'

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Once a bustling factory town, Lancaster, Ohio is now beset by unemployment, low wages and drug abuse. Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, 'Glass House.' Also, we remember writer Bharati Mukherjee. She spoke to Terry Gross in 2002.


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Best Of: Director Jim Jarmusch / Modern Death

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:00:00 -0500

Jarmusch's new movie, 'Paterson,' which was inspired by William Carlos Williams' epic poem, is about a bus driver who writes poetry. His previous film was a documentary about Iggy and the Stooges. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Asghar Farhadi's film 'The Salesman,' which is nominated for an Oscar. Dr. Haider Warraich talks about how advances in medicine have changed the dying process — and the tricky situations that can arise as a result. Warraich also shares his experience as a Pakistani Muslim living in the U.S.


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'La La Land' Director / Meryl Streep

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

'La La Land' hearkens back to Hollywood's glory days of song and dance. Director Damien Chazelle says he aimed to make a movie even musical skeptics would love. The film is nominated for 14 Oscars. Meryl Streep works hard to sing badly in her film, 'Florence Foster Jenkins.' In it, she plays the title role, a character based on an actual heiress and socialite who devoted her life to music — despite having a squeaky, screechy singing voice. Streep is nominated for an Oscar for the role.


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President Trump's Nationalistic & Christian Right Influences

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Sarah Posner, a reporter with The Nation's Investigative Fund, talks about how the Steve Bannon-Jeff Sessions-Mike Pence nexus is influencing President Trump's policies.


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Would SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Rule Contrary To Trump?

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Legal expert Jeffrey Rosen says of Neil Gorsuch: "If he thought that individual liberty was threatened by presidential or congressional overreaching, then he would step in." Also, we remember British actor John Hurt, who died last week. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Asghar Farhadi's film 'The Salesman,' which is nominated for an Oscar.


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Director Jim Jarmusch / Sundance Recap

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Jarmusch's new movie, 'Paterson,' which was inspired by William Carlos Williams' epic poem, is about a bus driver who writes poetry. His previous film was a documentary about Iggy and the Stooges. Also, 'Fresh Air' producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks with 'Los Angeles Times' film critic Justin Chang about the highlights from the Sundance Film Festival.


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Medicine And Modern Death

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Dr. Haider Warraich talks about how advances in medicine have changed the dying process — and the tricky situations that can arise as a result. Warraich also shares his experience as a Pakistani Muslim living in the U.S. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel 'Perfect Little World' by Kevin Wilson.


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Best Of: Silicon Valley Survivalists / 'Manchester By The Sea' Director

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:00:00 -0500

Journalist Evan Osnos talks about the Silicon Valley survivalists who are stockpiling food and weapons and investing in luxury underground bunkers. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'A Really Good Day,' by Ayelet Waldman. Kenneth Lonergan's new film is about a janitor (Casey Affleck), crippled by guilt and grief, who returns to his hometown after the death of his brother. The film is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture.


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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

The television icon died Wednesday at the age of 80. She inspired a generation playing a single professional woman in the 1970s series 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.' She spoke with Terry Gross in 1995. Also, rock historian Ed Ward listens back to The Monkees, 50 years later.


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What Does Putin Want?

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Luke Harding, the former Moscow Bureau Chief for 'The Guardian,' says that Putin "wants to turn the clock back to an age ... where strong sovereign nations didn't talk about values or human rights." Harding also talks about the KGB break-ins at his apartment in Moscow.


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'Survival Of The Richest'

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Journalist Evan Osnos talks about the Silicon Valley survivalists who are stockpiling food and weapons and investing in luxury underground bunkers. "They feel a sense of fragility in our politics," he says. Osnos has also been writing about Trump.


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The History of U.S. Intervention

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Journalist Stephen Kinzer's book, 'True Flag,' explains how the Spanish-American War launched an ongoing debate about America's role in the world. Kinzer has also been writing about President Trump. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'A Really Good Day,' by Ayelet Waldman.


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'America In Laos & The Birth Of A Military CIA'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

In the '60s, the CIA began a secret program that aimed to curb Communism by arming and training local fighters in Laos. Author Joshua Kurlantzick calls it "the largest covert operation in US history." Kevin Whitehead reviews a new double album from jazz trio BassDrumBone. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Founder,' starring Michael Keaton, about the founder of McDonalds.


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Best Of: Segregation In Schools / Rachel Bloom Of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:00:00 -0500

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children." Comedian and commentator Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a "pork-eating, alcohol-drinking Muslim, but after Trump's election she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions. Rachel Bloom talks to 'Fresh Air' producer Ann Marie Baldonado about 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' the CW musical comedy series, now in its second season, that she co-created and stars in.


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Zadie Smith

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Writer Zadie Smith talks about nostalgia and why she likes talking to people with whom she disagrees. Her new novel is 'Swing Time.' [Originally broadcast November 2016]


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Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Norm Eisen and Richard Painter discuss Trump's business conflicts. The new president will be "violating the constitutional conflicts clause ... as soon as he takes the oath of office," Eisen says.


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Muslim Chaplain Khalid Latif

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Khalid Latif is one of the people profiled in 'The Secret Life of Muslims,' a digital series about Islamophobia. He is also the first Muslim chaplain at New York University. Comedian and commentator Zahra Noorbakhsh often jokes about being a "pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, married-to-an-atheist" Muslim, but after Trump's election she finds herself wanting to connect with her religious traditions. Commentator Mat Johnson looks back on Obama's legacy.


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Mormon Polygamy & Women's Rights / Rachel Bloom Of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich says that for Mormon women living in 19th century Utah, "plural marriages" were empowering in complicated ways. Rachel Bloom talks to 'Fresh Air' producer Ann Marie Baldonado about the CW musical comedy series, now in its second season, that she co-created and stars in. Bloom plays a woman who follows an ex across the country.


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The Systemic Segregation Of Schools

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."


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Best Of: Jeff Bridges / Sportscaster Joe Buck

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:00:00 -0500

Bridges talks about growing up in an acting family and the cult of 'Big Lebowski' fans. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.' NFL and MLB sportscaster Joe Buck talks about why he rubs some fans the wrong way, and his dad, hall-of-fame broadcaster Jack Buck.


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Lemony Snicket, AKA Author Daniel Handler

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new Netflix show based on 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). Handler spoke to Terry Gross in 2001 and in 2012, when he brought his accordion to the studio. Also, we remember celebrated Indian actor Om Puri, who died last week. David Edelstein reviews the German comedy 'Toni Erdmann.'


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Rewriting the Genetic Code

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter talks about the dramatic advances in genetic research. He says there are new tools that allow scientists "to edit genes in the way a word processor would edit words," so they can alter, delete, and rearrange the DNA of living organisms. Critic at large John Powers reviews '20th Century Women,' the new film written and directed by Mike Mills.


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Sportscaster Joe Buck

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Buck's new memoir, 'Lucky Bastard,' details his experiences in sports and life, including his addiction to hair-plug transplants. When it comes to announcing, he says, "I don't have a rooting interest for either side." Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Natalie Hemby's album 'Puxico.'


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Why More Americans Are Giving Up On Banks

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Author Lisa Servon says a growing number of Americans are finding alternatives to traditional banks, including prepaid debit cards, check-cashing centers, and payday lenders. Her book is 'The Unbanking of America.' Also, we remember activist and jazz writer Nat Hentoff with an excerpt of his 1986 interview.


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Jeff Bridges

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Bridges talks about the lessons he learned from his father, actor Lloyd Bridges, the cult of 'Big Lebowski' fans, and how he calms his nerves on set. Maureen Corrigan reviews Betty Fussell's book of essays, 'Eat, Live, Love, Die.'


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Best Of: Lin-Manuel Miranda / 'La La Land' Director

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:00:00 -0500

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about Disney, code-switching as a kid in New York, and addressing Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a recent performance. 'La La Land' hearkens back to Hollywood's glory days of song and dance. Director Damien Chazelle says he aimed to make a movie even musical skeptics would love.


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Comic Chris Gethard On 'Career Suicide'

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life." [Originally broadcast October 2016] Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Paterson.'


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'La La Land' Director Damien Chazelle

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

'La La Land' hearkens back to Hollywood's glory days of song and dance. Chazelle says he aimed to make a movie even musical skeptics would love.


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Reflections On Moderate Islam

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Omar Saif Ghobash has written a book of letters to his sons, urging them to find knowledge, wisdom and understanding in all cultures and to reject hate and extremism. Ghobash is the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Russia. Also, we remember world religions scholar Huston Smith. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1996.


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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

The 'Hamilton' creator talks about making mixtapes in the '90s, code-switching as a kid in New York, and addressing Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a recent performance.


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Roast Comic Jeff Ross

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Jeff Ross says he learned to "dish it out and take it" as a kid in Newark, N.J. He says that ideally a celebrity roast is "like a party where everybody goes and has a good time." [Originally broadcast September 2016]


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Best Of: 2016 Pop Culture Wrap-Up

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:00:00 -0500

Film critic David Edelstein, TV critic David Bianculli, critic at-large John Powers, rock critic Ken Tucker and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead share their picks for the best of 2016.


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Stephen Colbert

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0500

For the first time since hosting 'The Late Show,' Colbert talks to Terry Gross about shedding his 'Colbert Report' character and becoming comfortable playing himself. [Originally broadcast November 2016] Also, this year marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a recent CD that celebrates Shakespeare in words and music.


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