Fresh Air

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4.3
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55 episodes
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Date created
2007/01/29
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46 min.
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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. Subscribe to Fresh Air Plus! You'll be supporting the unique show you can't get enough of - and you can listen sponsor-free. Learn more at plus.npr.org/freshair

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Best Of: The Sensory World Of Animals / Mothering As Social Change
2022/06/25
We explore the hidden world around us — the sights, smells, tastes, sounds, and vibrations that are imperceptible to humans, but are perceived by various animals and insects. We talk with science writer Ed Yong about his new book An Immense World. Justin Chang reviews two films from the Sundance Film festival — now streaming — about relationships between a younger man and an older woman, Cha Cha Real Smooth and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Also, we hear from Angela Garbes, author of the new book Essential Labor. She wrote it after having to give up work during the pandemic lockdown, when she no longer had daycare. She says, raising children shouldn't be as lonely, bankrupting and exhausting as it is.
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A Former Flight Attendant Shares Stories From The Sky
2022/06/24
T.J. Newman's book, Falling, is a thriller about a hijacking on a commercial flight. The pilot is told he must crash the plane or his family on the ground will be killed. We talk with Newman about her book and about her 10 years in the skies — from pet peeves to scary situations. Justin Chang reviews Elvis, the latest spectacle from Baz Luhrmann.
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Where The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Heading
2022/06/23
How did we get to the point where Roe v. Wade is likely to be overturned, just as we approach its 50 anniversary? We talk with law professor Mary Ziegler. She's written several books about the abortion wars. Her new one, Dollars for Life, is about how the anti-abortion movement helped push the courts to the right, and upended the GOP establishment.
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The Sensory World Of Animals
2022/06/22
There's a vast world around us that animals can perceive — but humans can't. Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Ed Yong talks about some of the sights, smells, sounds and vibrations that other living creatures experience. His book is An Immense World.
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Rethinking The 'Essential Labor' Of Raising Children
2022/06/21
In her book, author Angela Garbes makes the case that the work of raising children has always been undervalued and undercompensated in the U.S. Then came the pandemic, and everything got harder. We talk about how parents​ in the U.S.​ are often isolated, and left without a social safety net, and we contrast that to how domestic labor is handled in the Philippines.
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Banjo Player Rhiannon Giddens Sings Slave Narratives
2022/06/20
Giddens' album Freedom Highway is an exploration of Black experiences, accompanied by an instrument with its own uniquely African American story: the banjo. Originally broadcast May 11, 2017. Ken Tucker reviews three new country songs.
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Best Of: News Anchor Katy Tur / Linda Villarosa On Racism & Healthcare
2022/06/18
Katy Tur's parents ran a helicopter news service in LA in the '80s and '90s. While she loved the rush of flight, her family dynamic was a volatile one. We talk about her unusual childhood and her early career in journalism. She's now an anchor for MSNBC and a correspondent for NBC News. Tur's memoir is Rough Draft. 1619 Project journalist Linda Villarosa says bias in the healthcare system and the "weathering" affect of living in a racist society are taking a serious toll on Black people in America. Her new book is Under the Skin.
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The History Of Juneteenth / Remembering Philip Baker Hall
2022/06/17
Juneteenth, formerly Emancipation Day or Jubilee, celebrates the day slavery ended in Texas, June 19, 1865. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed studies the early American republic and the legacy of slavery. "It was a very, very tense time — hope and at the same time, hostility," Gordon-Reed says. Her book is On Juneteenth. Also, we remember actor Philip Baker Hall, who died June 12. He appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson films Boogie Nights and Magnolia. He also played a cop on the trail of overdue library books on Seinfeld. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2006. Justin Chang reviews two films streaming now: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and Cha Cha Real Smooth.
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How Phones Are Mining Data On Kids (And All Of Us)
2022/06/16
Washington Post tech writer Geoffrey Fowler says that apps are collecting data on kids on a massive scale — despite a law that was designed to prevent that. Fowler explains the loophole in the law that apps are using, and ways that the system can and should be changed. We'll also talk about medical data collection, terms of service, and what "ask app not to track" really means.
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Searching For The Source Of The Nile
2022/06/15
Writer Candice Millard chronicles the arduous journey of two 19th century explorers through East Africa, where they battled heat, insects, and diseases that at times rendered one or the other deaf, blind or paralyzed. After discovering the sprawling lake that feeds the world's longest river, the two fell into a bitter public dispute over their discoveries. Too little credit went to the formerly-enslaved African who guided them and other explorers of the age. Millard's new book is River of the Gods: Genius, Courage and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile. David Bianculli reviews The Old Man, a new FX series starring Jeff Bridges.
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The Hidden Toll Of Racism On Health
2022/06/14
1619 Project journalist Linda Villarosa says bias in the healthcare system and the "weathering" affect of living in a racist society are taking a serious toll on Black people in America. Her new book is Under the Skin. Maureen Corrigan reviews Greenland, a debut novel by David Santos Donaldson.
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MSNBC Anchor Katy Tur
2022/06/13
Tur's parents ran a helicopter news service in LA in the '80s and '90s. While she loved the rush of flight, her family dynamic was a volatile one. We talk about her unusual childhood and her early career in journalism. Tur's memoir is Rough Draft.
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4.3 out of 5
29956 reviews
nucuplmnjuyh 2022/06/19
Katy Tur episode
At least check your spelling: "weathering" affect>>effect
NikitaSamuelle 2007/04/08
Great show, but poorly edited as podcast
I was very excited to have access to Fresh Air as a podcast since I'm usually working when the show airs. The interviews are great, but the editing ha...
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golgikanji 2022/06/24
Flight attendant interview
#5310 Wow, what a mediocre guest and interview. Did someone cancel at the last minute? Boring.
nikos 2022/06/20
Fresh Air - the best
Best most interesting interviews ever
Tigerlily12345 2022/06/09
Blackwell & U2
Love Terry and Fresh Air, but in her new interview with Chris Blackwell she makes a serious error. Terry talks about Blackwell branching out beyond Ja...
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keadus 2022/06/16
Perfect podcast
Daily listener!
Jaisaunders 2022/06/10
BIAS BIAS PUPPETS
You liberals are the WORST. DIVIDE OUR COUNTRY SOME MORE WITH YOUR LIES.
B. Birdell 2022/06/05
David Sedaris
Terry, you are incorrect about S&H green stamps. They were not used as cash equivalents at markets. You would earn green stamps at the market when you...
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Cj00009876 2022/06/09
Okay
Worth a listen. Sometimes more than others.
Willow Rho 2022/06/03
Fresh Air is always Fresh
Always great interviews. Although Terry is one of the great interviewers, I love the integration of other hosts.

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