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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: 'Veep' Producer Frank Rich / MLB Pitcher Rick Ankiel

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0400

Rich says the HBO series is about the "craven desire for power." He also writes a column for 'New York' magazine about the intersection of politics and pop culture. Maureen Corrigan reviews the book 'Hourglass' by Dani Shapiro. Rick Ankiel entered the major leagues in 1999 as an extremely gifted pitcher, then one day he suddenly lost it. His new memoir, 'The Phenomenon,' describes his struggle with an anxiety condition called "the Yips," as we'll as his unlikely comeback.


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The Wild Saga Of The Kidnapping, Crimes & Trial Of Patty Hearst

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Hearst was abducted in 1974 and then declared allegiance to her captors. Legal expert Jeffrey Toobin does not believe Hearst was brainwashed, but rather, "responded rationally to the circumstances." His book 'American Heiress' is now out in paperback. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Circle,' starring Tom Hanks.


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For NYT Obit Writers, 'Death Is Never Solicitous Of A Deadline'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people, ranging from heads of state to the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch. They are featured in the new documentary 'Obit.' Also, Ken Tucker reviews Kendrick Lamar's album 'Damn.'


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'Veep' Exec. Producer Frank Rich

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Rich says the HBO series is about the "craven desire for power." Rich also writes a column for 'New York' magazine about the intersection of politics and pop culture. Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'The Handmaid's Tale,' which was released today on Hulu.


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Inside Bellevue Hospital's Psychiatric Prison Ward

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Dr. Elizabeth Ford treated mentally ill inmates in New York City for more than a decade. It was almost universal, she says, that they suffered abuse or significant neglect as children. Her book is 'Sometimes Amazing Things Happen.' Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead celebrates Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday.


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The 'Phenomenon' That Changed MLB Pitcher Rick Ankiel's Life

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Ankiel entered the major leagues in 1999 as an extremely gifted pitcher, then one day he suddenly lost it. His new memoir, 'The Phenomenon,' describes his struggle with an anxiety condition called "the Yips," as we'll as his unlikely comeback. Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews the book 'Hourglass' by Dani Shapiro


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Best Of: Former Obama White House Staffer / 'The Secret Life Of Dictionaries'

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0400

Alyssa Mastromonaco worked in the Obama White House for six exhilarating and exhausting years. She talks about running on adrenaline, planning for worst case scenarios, and wearing Snuggies on Air Force One. Her new memoir is 'Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?' Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'A Quiet Passion.' Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper talks about how words (like "f-bomb") are added to the dictionary, finding the first-known use of a word, and how English continues to evolve. Her book is 'Word by Word.'


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'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking About Pleasure

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys, but ... their sexual pleasure is unspoken." Orenstein discusses the effect hook-up culture, porn, and pop stars have had on girls' lives. Her book 'Girls & Sex' is now out in paperback. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'A Quiet Passion.'


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The Leakiness & Loneliness Of Trump's White House

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, 'New York Times' White House correspondent Maggie Haberman says "the magnitude of the job is sinking in for him."


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The Secret Life Of Dictionaries

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper talks about how words (like "f-bomb" or "bodice ripper") are added to the dictionary, finding the first-known use of a word, and how English continues to evolve. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the Netflix series 'Bill Nye Saves The World' and the return of the FX series 'Fargo.'


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Former Obama White House Staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Mastromonaco worked in the West Wing for six exhilarating and exhausting years. She talks about running on adrenaline, planning for worst case scenarios, and wearing Snuggies on Air Force One. Her new memoir is 'Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?' Also, John Powers reviews the film 'Norman,' starring Richard Gere.


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Uncovering The Forgotten Osage Murders

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the tribe, killing them off one by one in mysterious and disturbing ways. Journalist David Grann tells the story in his book 'The Killers of the Flower Moon.' Also, Ken Tucker reviews an album from The Menzingers.


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Best Of: Inside Jonestown / 'Better Call Saul' / Sasheer Zamata

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0400

In 1978, more than 900 followers of the Rev. Jim Jones committed mass suicide in Guyana by drinking cyanide-laced Flavor Aid. Journalist Jeff Guinn details how Jones captivated his followers in his new book, 'The Road to Jonestown.' TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new season of AMC's 'Better Call Saul.' Also, comic Sasheer Zamata speaks with 'Fresh Air' producer Ann Marie Baldonado about her road to 'SNL.'


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'Leftovers' Actor Christopher Eccleston

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

The British actor plays a reverend in 'The Leftovers,' the HBO series about what happens after 2 percent of the world's population vanishes in a mysterious event. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Lost City of Z.'


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The Disappearing Colorado River / Sasheer Zamata

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Journalist David Owen says that convoluted legal agreements and a patchwork of infrastructure determine how water from the Colorado is allocated. How can the river continue to support 36 million people in 7 states? His new book is 'Where The Water Goes.' Also, comic Sasheer Zamata talks with 'Fresh Air' producer Ann Marie Baldonado about her new special 'Pizza Mind' and her road to 'SNL.'


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The Conservative Pipeline To The Supreme Court

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

'New Yorker' staff writer Jeffrey Toobin discusses Leonard Leo, the conservative lawyer who is responsible, to a considerable extent, for one third of the justices on the Supreme Court — Roberts, Alito, and now Gorsuch. Leo is the Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society. Also, Ken Tucker reviews Jessi Colter's new album, 'The Psalms.'


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The Making Of An American Demagogue: Jim Jones

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

In 1978, more than 900 followers of the Rev. Jim Jones committed mass suicide in Guyana by drinking cyanide-laced Flavor Aid. Journalist Jeff Guinn details how Jones captivated his followers in his new book, 'The Road to Jonestown.'


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How American Health Care Became 'Big Business'

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:01:00 -0400

Why are medical bills so hard to read? How is the consolidation of hospitals affecting the price of care? Why is it that more competition in the pharmaceutical industry drives prices up rather than down? Journalist (and former physician) Elisabeth Rosenthal investigates the dysfunction of the American health care system in her new book 'An American Sickness.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new season of AMC's 'Better Call Saul.'


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Best Of: Alec Baldwin / Trans Punk Rocker Laura Jane Grace

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0400

Alec Baldwin talks about his impression of Trump on 'SNL,' growing up watching old films with his dad, and a regret he has about his early career. Ken Tucker reviews a new album from Tennessee singer-songwriter Valerie June. Laura Jane Grace, the founder of the punk band Against Me!, felt so conflicted about gender growing up that she thought she was schizophrenic. Grace transitioned in 2012, and speaks with Terry Gross about how her music and life have changed since then.


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Remembering Comic Don Rickles

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

We listen back to two interviews with the great insult comic. He died yesterday at the age of 90. Rickles spoke with 'Fresh Air' in 2007 and 2008. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Colossal,' starring Anne Hathaway.


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How A War With Russia Could Start By Accident

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

David Wood of 'The Huffington Post' says Russian jets are playing "chicken" with U.S. planes in international airspace with alarming frequency, and that a rash response could lead to all-out war. John Powers reviews 'Tell Me How It Ends' by Valeria Luiselli.


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Alec Baldwin

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Baldwin says his 'SNL' impression of the president is purposefully exaggerated. "There's a kind of volume to it," he says. "It's kind of the Macy's Day Parade [version] of Trump." He talks about the ups and downs of his career, aging in Hollywood, and his favorite movies growing up. Kevin Whitehead reviews Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's album 'Ruler Rebel,' a mix of jazz and hip-hop.


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Trans Punk Rocker Laura Jane Grace

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

The founder of the band Against Me! felt so conflicted about gender growing up that she thought she was schizophrenic. Grace transitioned in 2012, and speaks with Terry Gross about how her music and life have changed since then. The band's new album is 'Shape Shift With Me,' and Grace's memoir is 'Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.'


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A 'Global Quest' For A Better Tax System

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Why is filing taxes in the U.S. so complicated, expensive and time-consuming? When it comes to taxes, author T.R. Reid says other countries have done "what the U.S. Congress evidently can't do — they've made it simple." His new book is 'A Fine Mess.' Ken Tucker reviews a new album from Tennessee singer-songwriter Valerie June.


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Best Of: 'Monsters' Illustrator Emil Ferris / The 'Risk' Of For-Profit Colleges

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400

After West Nile virus left her paralyzed, Chicago illustrator Emil Ferris had to relearn how to draw. She says that experience was key to the creation of her first graphic novel, 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Devil and Webster.' Tressie McMillan Cottom worked as an enrollment officer at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. She says that for-profit colleges can exploit racial, gender and economic inequality. Her book is 'Lower Ed.'


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How 5 Hollywood Directors Filmed WWII

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

During World War II, the military worked with famous Hollywood directors to create movies to both boost morale back home and document the devastation overseas. Mark Harris' book, 'Five Came Back,' is the basis for a new Netflix docuseries. [Originally broadcast March 2014.]


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'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters' Graphic Novelist Emil Ferris

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

After contracting West Nile virus and becoming temporarily paralyzed, Chicago illustrator Emil Ferris had to relearn how to draw. She says that experience was key to the publication of 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.'


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Cyber War & North Korea's Nuclear Threat

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

'New York Times' reporter David Sanger talks about North Korea's nuclear program and warns that the regime, which has been "fodder for late night comedians for many many years," is no joke. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel 'One of the Boys,' about a corrosive father-son relationship.


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Inside DARPA: The 'Imagineers Of War'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, develops innovative technologies for the military. Its innovations led to the Internet, communication satellites, stealth aircrafts, drones, and driverless cars. Sharon Weinberger's book, 'The Imagineers of War,' tells the untold story of DARPA. Also, we say goodbye to 'Fresh Air' producer John Sheehan.


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How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book, 'Lower Ed,' argues that for-profit colleges can exploit racial, gender and economic inequality.


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Best Of: Pete Holmes / 'No One Cares About Crazy People'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400

Pete Holmes' new HBO show 'Crashing' is based on his real life, after his wife left him and he struggled to find his voice onstage as a stand-up comic. He grew up a devout Christian and says he saw himself as a "Good Boy," not cursing or talking about sex in the early years of his career. "I was basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club." Author Ron Powers' new book 'No One Cares About Crazy People' is both a memoir about his two sons with schizophrenia and a history of how the mentally ill have been treated medically and legally.


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The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70k Forced Sterilizations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. The Nazis borrowed from the U.S. eugenics sterilization program. Adam Cohen tells the story in his book, 'Imbeciles,' now out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Wilson,' adapted from a Daniel Clowes graphic novel.


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The Remarkable Story Of Dorothy Day

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Day was a champion of the poor and the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. Her granddaughter, writer Kate Hennessy, talks about her grandmother's bohemian past. Hennessy's new biography of Day draws from family letters, diaries, interviews and her own memories. Also, 'Fresh Air' remembers Chuck Barris, creator of 'The Dating Game,' 'The Newlywed Game,' and 'The Gong Show.' He died Tuesday at 87. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1986.


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Inside The Wealthy Family That's Been Funding Bannon's Plan For Years

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

'New Yorker' staff writer Jane Mayer talks about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into 'Breitbart News' and pushed to have Steve Bannon run Trump's campaign. Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Devil and Webster,' a novel about a New England college in turmoil.


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Comic Pete Holmes

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Holmes' new HBO show 'Crashing' is based on his real life, after his wife left him and he struggled to find his voice onstage. He grew up a devout Christian and says he saw himself as a "Good Boy" comic, not cursing or talking about sex in the early years of his career. "I was basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club."


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Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia On His Struggle To Save Them

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

"There is no greater feeling of helplessness than to watch two beloved sons deteriorate before [your] eyes," says Ron Powers. His new book 'No One Cares About Crazy People' is both about his sons and a history of how the mentally ill have been treated medically and legally. Also, rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Chuck Berry's early career. He died Saturday at 90.


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Best Of: Jordan Peele On 'Get Out' / Irish Novelist Sebastian Barry

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0400

'Get Out' is about a young black man named Chris whose white girlfriend, Rose, takes him to meet her parents for the first time. Writer-director Jordan Peele (previously of 'Key & Peele') calls his movie a "social thriller." Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Frank Carlberg's meditation on Thelonious Monk. Author Sebastian Barry discusses his book 'Days Without End' with 'Fresh Air' producer Sam Briger. It's about an Irish immigrant conscripted right off the boat, who falls in love with one of his fellow soldiers.


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'Cabaret' & 'Chicago' Composer John Kander

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

To mark the Broadway composer's 90th birthday, we're replaying excerpts of his 1991 and 2015 interviews with Terry Gross. David Bianculli reviews 'Julie's Greenroom' on Netflix, a children's series starring Julie Andrews and Jim Henson puppets. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'T2 Trainspotting.'


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Writer Elif Batuman On Her Novel 'The Idiot'

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

'New Yorker' staff writer Elif Batuman talks about her Turkish-American roots and her new novel, which follows a young woman's first year at Harvard University in the '90s, and how she finds love through email. It's based on her own experiences. Also, writer Daniel Torday reflects on the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. Milo Miles reviews Sxip Shirey's album 'A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees.'


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'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

'Get Out' tells the story of a young black man named Chris whose white girlfriend, Rose, takes him to meet her parents for the first time — without first telling them he's black. Writer-director Jordan Peele (previously of 'Key & Peele') calls his movie a "social thriller." He talks about his love of horror, his biracial identity, and making a film that would play differently to black and white audiences.


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On The Front Line Of The War Against ISIS

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:01:00 -0400

Rukmini Callimachi covers ISIS for the 'New York Times.' She just returned from Iraq where she was embedded with Iraqi soldiers as they battled to liberate the western half of the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS. She says ISIS is more fierce than ever.


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The Rise Of Addictive Technology

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

Author Adam Alter says that technology is designed to be addictive, and that the gratification it provides is similar to that of other addictive behaviors, such as drug abuse or gambling. Alter's book is 'Irresistible.' Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares,' from pianist and composer Frank Carlberg. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel 'Heretics' by Leonardo Padura.


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Best Of: Samantha Bee & Jo Miller / Writer Mohsin Hamid

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

'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,' now in its second season on TBS, is a satire news show with a feminist point-of-view. Host Samantha Bee and head writer Jo Miller talk about getting started in comedy at 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,' misogyny on Twitter, and how their show has changed since Trump became president. Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Personal Shopper,' starring Kristen Stewart. Finally, author Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, 'Exit West,' which is about knowing when it's time to flee your country, and what happens when you migrate to a nation that's hostile to immigrants.


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The Spanish Civil War & The Fight Against Fascism

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

According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His book, 'Spain in Our Hearts,' is now in paperback. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Sense of an Ending.'


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How Jeff Sessions & Steve Bannon Can Use The Justice Dept. To Remake America

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

'New York Times' journalist Emily Bazelon says the relationship between the Trump strategist and the attorney general predates the 2016 campaign, and that their anti-immigration policies come from fears of a growing minority population.


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Novelist Mohsin Hamid: 'Stories Are A Living Thing'

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

Hamid's new novel, 'Exit West,' is about knowing when it's time to flee your country, and what happens when you migrate to a nation that's hostile to immigrants. Hamid was born in Lahore, Pakistan, but has lived in New York and London. He talks about feeling like an outsider, social media and anxiety, and the power of language. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead shares an appreciation of composer and pianist Misha Mengelberg, who died recently.


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How Hitler & The Nazis Were 'Blitzed' On Drugs During WWII

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

Author Norman Ohler says that Hitler's drug abuse increased "significantly" from the fall of 1941 until the winter of 1944: "Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma." Methamphetamine was distributed to German troops to keep them awake and "reduce fear" during long battles. Ohler's new book is 'Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.' TV critic David Bianculli reviews the premiere of FX's 5th season of 'The Americans.'


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Samantha Bee & Jo Miller Of 'Full Frontal'

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:01:00 -0500

'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,' now in its second season on TBS, is a satire news show with a feminist point-of-view. Host Samantha Bee and head writer Jo Miller talk about getting started in comedy at 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,"misogyny on Twitter, and how their show has changed since Trump became president. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the album 'I See You' from the British group The xx.


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Best Of: Women In Combat / 'Feud' / 'The Photo Ark'

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

Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar talks about being shot down by the Taliban, being a warrior and mother, and why being told she "shoots like a girl" is a compliment. TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'Feud: Bette and Joan.' Also, 'National Geographic' photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. (So far he's photographed about 6,500.) He talks about racing against time to photograph endangered species for 'The Photo Ark.'


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Comic Louie Anderson On 'Baskets'

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

Anderson delivers a standout performance as the mother of an embittered rodeo clown in 'Baskets.' The show, co-created by Louis C.K, Zach Galifianakis, and Jonathan Krisel, is in its second season. TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'Feud: Bette and Joan.' David Edelstein weighs in on the new X-Men film, 'Logan.'


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