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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.



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Loudon Wainwright III Opens Up About The 'Exes & Excess' That Inform His Music

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:31:00 -0500

Wainwright details his life as a husband, father, son, philanderer and musician in the memoir Liner Notes. Originally broadcast Sept. 6, 2017.



'Darkest Hour' Is A Grand, Ham-Fisted Showpiece For Gary Oldman's Churchill

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:34:00 -0500

Set during the early days of World War II, Darkest Hour chronicles the tense and tumultuous days following Winston Churchill's appointment as prime minister of England.



Jimmy Fallon On The School Of 'SNL' And His Tendency To Smile Too Much

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:34:00 -0500

As a kid, Fallon smiled even when he was in trouble: "There was a report card from kindergarten and the comment from the teacher was, 'Jimmy smiles too much.' " Originally broadcast Oct. 12, 2017.



Margo Price Sings About The Heartache And Beauty Of Small-Town America

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:20:00 -0500

Growing up in Aledo, Ill., the singer-songwriter longed to live somewhere "more romantic." Then she moved away and her outlook changed: "Now, when I go back, I see the beauty in it."



A Summer In Italy Simmers With Sexual Longing In 'Call Me By Your Name'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:47:39 -0500

A teenage boy falls for an older man in a sensual new film by Italian director Luca Guadagnino. Critic David Edelstein says Call Me By Your Name is nothing short of a masterpiece.



Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:47:39 -0500

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says Guardian reporter Luke Harding. His new book is Collusion.



'Dawn Watch' Explores The Life And Legacy Of Joseph Conrad

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:17:21 -0500

Maya Jasanoff weaves together biography, history, literature and her own travels in a new book about the globe-trotting author. Reviewer John Powers says Jasanoff's portrait of Conrad is terrific.



Journalist Explains How Panama Papers Opened Up The World's Illicit Money Networks

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:17:21 -0500

Reporter Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is Secrecy World.



Fresh Air Weekend: Helping LA Gang Members; 'Stranger Things 2' Creators

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Father Greg Boyle works with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. Ken Tucker reviews Taylor Swift's Reputation. Ross and Matt Duffer discuss the new season of their series.



Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:16:04 -0500

Smith, who died Sunday, started her daily column for The New York Daily News in 1976. In 2000, she told Fresh Air: "I always held back from writing things that were intentionally hurtful."



Mindy Kaling Loves Rom Coms (And Being The Boss)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:16:04 -0500

Kaling's Hulu series, The Mindy Project, recently ended after six seasons. In 2012, the actress told Fresh Air that her character on the show was inspired by her late mother, who was an obstetrician.



Ingrained Prejudices Collide With Wartime Trauma In 'Mudbound'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:16:04 -0500

Dee Rees' sweeping epic follows two families in the Mississippi Delta during the 1940s. Reviewer Justin Chang says Mudbound is "easily one of the year's most ambitious American movies."



Remembering Health Care Economist Uwe Reinhardt

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:24:32 -0500

Reinhardt, who died on Monday, helped shape the debate about health care by advocating for individual mandates and universal health care. Originally broadcast in 2009.



Greta Gerwig Explores Mother-Daughter Love (And Angst) In 'Lady Bird'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:05:03 -0500

"I don't know any woman who has a simple relationship with their mother or with their daughter," Gerwig says. Her new film tells the story of a teenager preparing to leave home for the first time.



'Times' Reporters Describe How A Paper Trail Helped Break The Weinstein Story

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:35:29 -0500

Investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey say they used legal and financial records to build a timeline of settlements with Harvey Weinstein's accusers.