Fresh Air

Weekdays 4:00 pm & Repeats Monday-Thursday12:00 AM
  • Hosted by Terry Gross

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

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Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.

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On the next Fresh Air--the Emmy nominees series concludes with Issa Rae, who’s been nominated for her starring role in her HBO series Insecure; Peter Morgan, creator and writer of the historical drama series The Crown, nominated for 13 Emmys; ... And with Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, nominated for two Emmys. Join us.

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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Journalist Jake Tapper is CNN's Chief Washington correspondent and anchor of The Lead and State of the Union.   He's been nominated for two News and Documentary Emmy's including one for his live interview with Kelly Ann Conway, and the other for his CNN Sunday series State of the Union.  He has a new debut novel set in 1954 McCarthy era Washington, D.C.   It's titled The Hellfire Club.

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On the next Fresh Air - more of our series of interviews with Emmy nominees:  Terry talks with Scott Frank, writer/director of the Netflix western series Godless– inspired by classic westerns, but with some unconventional storylines.  It's been nominated for 12 Emmys.  Also Allison Janney, who's been nominated for her lead role in the comedy series Mom.  Join us.

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On the next Fresh Air - we begin a week of Emmy nominated guests - starting with John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, who talks with Terry about taking a close & comic look at current events.  Also Brian Tyree Henry, who plays the rapper Paper Boi on the FX series Atlanta on the impact of music in his life, from marching band to his parents vinyl collection.   Join us.

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We’ll hear two interviews with Terry Gross.  He talks about his years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War; his criticisms of how the White House and top military brass conducted the war; his deep objections to the use of torture as an interrogation technique; and why he remained loyal to the Republican party despite his disagreements with some of the party’s most conservative views.

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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On the next fresh air - the star of the film The Rider, which is now streaming and on DVD.  Brady Jandreau plays a slightly fictionalized version of himself:  a young native American rodeo rider, who after a serious head injury has to give up riding, rodeo and training horses: the only life he knows.  We’ll also hear from the film’s director, about working with non-actors. Join us.

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The ingeniously high-concept whodunit Searching isn't the first movie to turn the big screen into a computer screen, to make you feel as if you're eavesdropping on online conversations and surfing the Internet alongside its characters. You might have seen the 2014 horror movie Unfriended, where a group chat suddenly turns deadly — basically the Skype version of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

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Dave Davies speaks with Avi Issaccharoff, co-creator of the Israeli action series Fauda, which is now streaming on Netflix.  Issaccharoff is an Israeli journalist who’s covered the Palestinian conflict for years.  Some stories in the series come from his reporting.  Join us.

Growing up in rural Alabama, actor André Holland spent countless Friday and Saturday nights sitting around on the front porch, listening to people tell stories. Looking back now, Holland credits those evenings — and the cadences he heard on the porch — with inspiring him to become an actor.

Holland, who appeared in the film Moonlight, is currently playing Othello in Shakespeare's Globe in London — without a British accent. When he auditioned for a Shakespeare production earlier in his career, he was told by a casting agent to eliminate his "southern sound."

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