Fresh Air

Weekdays at 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Terry Gross

Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. 

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Podcasts

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:00pm
    Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the Supreme Court's most recent term and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution. Also David Edelstein reviews 'Magic Mike XXL' and 'Terminator Genesys.'
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015 3:00pm
    Rick Famuyiwa's new film 'Dope' is about a black high-school student who's into 90s hip hop and Japanese comic books. He calls the film a celebration of kids whose interests don't fit into pop-culture norms. The director talks about geekdom, the n-word, and confronting racism with comedy. Also David Bianculli says Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver and Bill Maher are keeping news outlets honest.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:00pm
    The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty' was inspired by her own travels. Also, Jerry Douglas is considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world. He brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, 'The Earls of Leceister,' a tribute to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 3:00pm
    As a biracial child growing up in Philadelphia, writer Mat Johnson identified as black – but looked white. His new novel 'Loving Day' is about a man who returns to his hometown after inheriting a run-down mansion. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album from trumpeter Terell Stafford.
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 7:00pm
    Comedian Marc Maron debriefs after interviewing President Obama for his podcast, 'WTF.' Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Patience And Fortitude' about the fight to save NYC's storied public library. Art scholar Noah Charney discusses his new book, 'The Art of Forgery,' where he traces a tradition of fakes and forgeries that dates back to the Renaissance.

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Politics
12:47 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

A man holds an American and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
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Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 2:09 pm

The Supreme Court term that just ended included historic rulings in support of same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act. Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent at The New York Times, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "Political scientists will say that this is a liberal term for the ages."

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Movie Reviews
12:47 pm
Thu July 2, 2015

Not All Sequels Are Equal: Following Up To 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike'

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Television
12:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

From SCOTUS To The Confederate Flag, Cable Comedians Keep Tabs On The News

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 12:31 pm

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Movie Interviews
12:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

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Music Interviews
12:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs

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Author Interviews
12:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

How A Stolen Backpack In Casablanca Inspired A Novel About Shifting Identity

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Music Reviews
12:31 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

'BrotherLee Love' Offers A Fearless, Fresh Tribute To Trumpeter Lee Morgan

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Author Interviews
12:31 pm
Mon June 29, 2015

Mat Johnson On 'Loving Day' And Life As A 'Black Boy' Who Looks White

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Interviews
11:11 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron On Obama; NYC's Public Library; Art Forgery

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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Remembrances
12:16 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

'Fresh Air' Remembers Johnny Gimble, The 'King Of The Swing Fiddle'

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