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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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For Baseball's Rick Ankiel, Losing His Pitching Ability Led To An Unusual Comeback

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:42:00 -0400

Ankiel entered the major leagues in 1999 as a gifted pitcher, but one day suddenly lost that gift. He talks about his pitching demons, his troubled childhood and his way back to baseball.



'Hourglass' Exposes The Fissures That Develop In A Long-Term Marriage

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:00 -0400

Dani Shapiro's new memoir dramatizes the dizzying ways a lifetime passes, loops around, speeds up and sometimes seems to stand still. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it an incisive and charged work.



Fresh Air Weekend: Obama's White House; 'A Quiet Passion'; Updating The Dictionary

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Alyssa Mastromonaco talks about her years working in the West Wing. Justin Chang reviews Terence Davies' new film about Emily Dickinson. Kory Stamper explains how new words get into the dictionary.



'Quiet Passion' Captures The Wit And Vulnerability Of Poet Emily Dickinson

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:00 -0400

British filmmaker Terence Davies turns his attention to the gifted New England poet in his new movie. Critic Justin Chang calls the film a "sharp, sensitive portrait" of a woman ahead of her time.



'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:00 -0400

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to adolescent sexuality, the subject of girls' pleasure is often left unspoken. Originally broadcast March 29, 2016.



Journalist Describes The Loneliness And Leakiness Of Trump's White House

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:28:00 -0400

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



From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:32:00 -0400

For a new word to enter the dictionary, it must meet three criteria: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper explains the process in Word by Word.



'Fargo' And Bill Nye Make Promising Returns To The Small Screen

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:32:00 -0400

A botched theft leads to murder in Fargo's third season, and Bill Nye offers up science for adults in his new Netflix series. TV critic David Bianculli reviews both.



An Insignificant Hustler Yearns To Be A Big-Time Operator In The Ironic 'Norman'

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:12:51 -0400

Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar centers his new movie on a wannabe dealmaker, played by Richard Gere. Critic John Powers calls Norman a mordantly funny drama with a "dazzlingly revelatory" ending.



'I Basically Ran On Adrenaline': A Staffer Remembers Obama's White House

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:12:00 -0400

Alyssa Mastromonaco worked in the West Wing for six exhilarating and exhausting years. She describes that era in her new memoir, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?



Largely Forgotten Osage Murders Reveal A Conspiracy Against Wealthy Native Americans

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:26:00 -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. Journalist David Grann tells the story.



The Menzingers Face Down The Aging Process In 'After The Party'

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:26:00 -0400

The Philadelphia-based quartet idealizes youth and innocence on its new album. Critic Ken Tucker says the nostalgia on After The Party is "mostly free of excess sentimentality."



Fresh Air Weekend: Revisiting Jonestown; 'Better Call Saul'; Comic Sasheer Zamata

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Journalist Jeff Guinn explains how the Rev. Jim Jones instigated a mass suicide. Critic David Bianculli reviews the new season of Better Call Saul. Zamata says she "followed the fun" to get to SNL.



An Amazon Adventurer Is Weighed Down By Family Ties In 'Lost City of Z'

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:36:00 -0400

An English explorer searches for the remains of a supposed rain forest metropolis in James Gray's new film. Critic David Edelstein says The Lost City Of Z will "pull you in and along."



For Christopher Eccleston, Co-Starring On 'The Leftovers' Meant Rethinking His Faith

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:36:00 -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. Originally broadcast July 11, 2016.