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NPR: Fresh Air Podcast

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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.


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A Tribute To Stephen Colbert, A Self-Proclaimed 'Junkie For Exhaustion'


Thu, Dec 18, 2014


Ahead of The Colbert Report's last episode, Fresh Air listens back to interviews with Colbert. "I didn't realize quite how liberal I was until I was asked to make passionate comedic choices," he said.

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D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Collapses Years, Genres


Wed, Dec 17, 2014


Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says Black Messiah is as adventurous as any fan could hope for.

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Between World Wars, Gay Culture Flourished In Berlin


Wed, Dec 17, 2014


In Gay Berlin, Robert Beachy describes the rise of a gay subculture in the 1920s and '30s, how it contributed to our understanding of gay identity and how it was eradicated by the Nazis.

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Ken Tucker's Top 9 Albums Of 2014, Plus A Book


Tue, Dec 16, 2014


Making new sounds while staying mindful of the past is a common theme in the Fresh Air music critic's year-end list.

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Early On, Comedian John Cleese Says, He Had Good Timing But Little Else


Tue, Dec 16, 2014


The co-founder of the Monty Python troupe admits he wasn't "naturally gifted" at physical comedy, and learned a lot by imitation. His new memoir, So, Anyway..., covers his boyhood and early career.

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Sometimes You Can't Pick Just 10: Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2014


Mon, Dec 15, 2014


This year, Fresh Air's book critic rejects the tyranny of the decimal system and picks 12 titles published in 2014 — all with characters, scenes and voices that linger long past the last page.

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Timothy Spall Takes On Painter J.M.W. Turner, A 'Master Of The Sublime'


Mon, Dec 15, 2014


The 19th century painter wasn't always "very pleasant" and he was a "man of massive contradictions," Spall says. So Spall says he had to "dig deep" to play the title role in Mr. Turner.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Chris Rock, Nunberg's Word Of The Year, Jacqueline Woodson


Sat, Dec 13, 2014


Chris Rock talks about finding the line between funny and "too far"; Geoff Nunberg declares "God view" as the word of the year; National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson talks about her memoir.

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Depicting An Unstable Era, 'Inherent Vice' Never Jells, But It's Addictive


Fri, Dec 12, 2014


The film, based on Thomas Pynchon's novel, is set in 1970 in a beach town south of Los Angeles. With wonderful actors, it's like a gorgeous stoner art object: groovy, campy, dreamlike and funny.

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Funny, Dirty, Sad: The 'Holy Trinity' For 'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway


Fri, Dec 12, 2014


When writer Jill Soloway's father came out as a trans woman, Soloway says, it was a huge relief. And it helped her create the series Transparent about "boundaries, legacy, gender, family."

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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age


Fri, Dec 12, 2014


Writer-director Richard Linklater says picking the film's star was vital because he had to guess what he'd be like at 18. "I just went with a kid who seemed kind of the most interesting."

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Three Jazz Box Sets For Stocking Stuffers


Thu, Dec 11, 2014


Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews three box sets featuring memorable pianists.

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Richard Pryor, A Comedy Pioneer Who Was 'Always Whittling On Dynamite'


Thu, Dec 11, 2014


Scott Saul's new book, Becoming Richard Pryor, describes how Pryor went from being raised by a grandmother, who was a bootlegger and madam, to being a transformative figure in entertainment.

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Feeling Watched? 'God View' Is Geoff Nunberg's Word Of The Year


Wed, Dec 10, 2014


Uber's "God view" shows a map of the cars in an area and the silhouettes of the people who ordered them. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says Uber-Santa doesn't just know when you've been sleeping, but where.

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Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers


Wed, Dec 10, 2014


Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming. She says that growing up in South Carolina, she knew that the safest place was with her family.

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Reporter In Kabul Wins Award For Courage In Journalism


Tue, Dec 09, 2014


Rolling Stone's Matthieu Aikins reported on this year's opium harvest — the biggest in Afghanistan's history. He also talks about traveling with a rescue crew in Syria and a Shia militia in Iraq.

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Spanish Artist Francisco Goya On Display In Boston: An Extraordinary Exhibit


Mon, Dec 08, 2014


The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has assembled one of the largest exhibits of Goya's artwork ever seen in the U.S. His paintings, prints and drawings range in technique from exquisitely refined to raw.

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Steve Lacy's Monk Quartet, Solo Sax Albums Reissues


Mon, Dec 08, 2014


Lacy ran with Monk's wisdom, beginning with the idea your voice as jazz composer starts with your sound and timing as an improviser.

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Chris Rock On Finding The Line Between Funny And 'Too Far'


Mon, Dec 08, 2014


"No comedian wants to have to analyze and defend" jokes, says Rock, who wrote, directed and stars in the new film Top Five. He adds: "I'm not a politician; I'm not a thinker. I'm a comedian."

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Fresh Air Weekend: Ray Davies, Books For Jazz Lovers And Josh Brolin


Sat, Dec 06, 2014


Ray Davies discusses 50 years with The Kinks; jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews three jazz books out this holiday season; Josh Brolin, who stars in Inherent Vice, still wonders if he's good enough.

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Prayers And Holy Water Can't Exorcise The Terrifying 'Babadook'


Fri, Dec 05, 2014


In the Australian chiller, a bogeyman announces himself in a rhyming, pop-up book on a 7-year-old's shelf. But the real horror is that the boy's mom, a grieving widow, is battling psychic demons.

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A Punk Memoir That Makes The Ordinary Seem Transcendent


Fri, Dec 05, 2014


Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says that one of the best books he's ever read about punk rock is a new memoir by Viv Albertine.

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Fresh Air Remembers British Rock Keyboardist Ian McLagan


Fri, Dec 05, 2014


McLagan, who died at 69, helped define the sound of '60s British rock with his bands Small Faces and Faces. He toured with the Rolling Stones, Dylan and Billy Bragg. He appeared on Fresh Air in 2004.

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Set In Appalachia, This Rewarding Story Collection Is 'Rich And Strange'


Thu, Dec 04, 2014


Ron Rash's best short stories from the past 20 years take you to a land apart psychologically and geographically. His writing is powerful, stripped down and very still.

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After Decades Acting, Josh Brolin Still Wonders If He's 'Good Enough'


Thu, Dec 04, 2014


Brolin co-stars in an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. He says as an actor he's always wondering: "Can I live up to what this person has written? There's always a fear around that."

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Three Books For The Jazz Lover On Your List


Wed, Dec 03, 2014


Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a singer's biography, a pianist's autobiography, and a fat coffee table book.

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President Obama And The Courts: A Shift In Balance


Wed, Dec 03, 2014


Journalist Jeffrey Toobin notes how Obama's appointees are a new mix of ethnic minorities, women and gay judges. But a couple of these courts are hearing suits that could undo some of Obama's actions.

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Peter Pan's Magic Is In The Pixie Dust


Tue, Dec 02, 2014


NBC is airing a live version of Peter Pan on Thursday, nearly 60 years after the first live telecast. Critic David Bianculli says the cast and the revival of the medium are genius.

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How Girls Are Developing Earlier In An Age Of 'New Puberty'


Tue, Dec 02, 2014


Two doctors wrote a book that probes the environmental, biological and socioeconomic factors contributing to early puberty. These girls face risks like anxiety and depression, one author says.

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P.D. James Believed Mysteries Were Made Of Clues, Not Coincidences


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


The best-selling author died Thursday. She was 94. In 1987, James told Terry Gross that while the "shock of finding the bodies is important" in her novels, she personally doesn't like "messy lives."

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Historian Illustrates Racial Intolerance In The Northeast In Post-War U.S.


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


In his new book All Eyes Are Upon Us, Jason Sokol writes about how Northerners were blind to patterns of segregation, discrimination and racial violence in such states as New York and Massachusetts.

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Fresh Air Weekend: A Bob Hope Bio, Christmas Albums And An Accordionist


Sat, Nov 29, 2014


Richard Zoglin talks about Hope's life and legacy; rock critic Ken Tucker recommends holiday listening; and Will Holshouser plays songs from his new album.

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How The Four Seasons Clashed, Dealt With The Mob And Made Lasting Hits


Fri, Nov 28, 2014


Bob Gaudio wrote most of The Four Seasons' hits, some of which are compiled in a new anthology. He tells Fresh Air about the band's history, including why its songs had some "anger" in them.

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Naive, Yet Revolutionary: Ray Davies On 50 Years Of The Kinks


Wed, Nov 26, 2014


"I think if I had been an accomplished songwriter I wouldn't have written 'You Really Got Me,' " Davies tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Four Holiday Goodies, Including 'Christmas At Downton Abbey'


Tue, Nov 25, 2014


It's not too early to be releasing Christmas albums, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has been listening to a lot of them.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'


Tue, Nov 25, 2014


Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing's comrade in arms.

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In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home


Tue, Nov 25, 2014


Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Award for his collection of short stories.

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Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'


Mon, Nov 24, 2014


A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin's books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an "elusive magic."

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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope


Mon, Nov 24, 2014


Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart


Sat, Nov 22, 2014


Lear, co-creator of All In The Family, talks about his new memoir; Ken Tucker reviews an album of musicians using Bob Dylan's lyrics; Stewart talks about his future hosting the Daily Show.

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