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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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'Wire' Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 25, 2016


Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's 'The Night Of,' he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Maxwell's new album 'blackSUMMERS'night.'

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Best Of: Comic Mike Birbiglia / 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 22, 2016


Mike Birbiglia talks about parenthood, his new film, 'Don't Think Twice,' and how he stopped procrastinating writing his screenplay. John Powers reviews 'Zero Days,' a chilling new documentary by Alex Gibney. Then David Mandel, the Emmy-nominated writer, director and executive producer of the HBO series 'Veep,' discusses this past season, working with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and getting his start working for Al Franken.

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The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 22, 2016


The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed racial discrimination in voting. But author Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling blocks the act's enforcement — and opened the door for new restrictions. His book 'Give Us the Ballot' is now out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Star Trek Beyond.'

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Black Lives And Blue Lives

Author: NPR
Thu, Jul 21, 2016


We hear from Tom Gibbons, a former Philadelphia police officer, who was shot three times. We'll also hear from Eric Adams, who has marched against police brutality, and served as an NYPD officer. He was beaten by police when he was 15, and now, as a black father, he worries about his son. Mat Johnson reads an essay about what the craft of storytelling can offer us as we try to make sense of our times.

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'Veep' Showrunner / Remembering Garry Marshall

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 20, 2016


David Mandel, the Emmy-nominated writer, director and executive producer of the HBO series 'Veep,' talks about this past season, working with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the 2016 election. Then we remember Garry Marshall, the man behind 'Happy Days' and 'Laverne & Shirley,' and countless other TV shows and films. Marshall spoke to Fresh Air in 1991. He died yesterday at 81.

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Comic Mike Birbiglia

Author: NPR
Tue, Jul 19, 2016


Birbiglia wrote, directed and co-stars in the new film, 'Don't Think Twice.' It's about an improv comedy group, and what happens when one member gets a job on a popular TV sketch comedy show, and how the group splinters. Also, Lloyd Schwartz discusses the exhibit at the Met Breuer Museum, 'Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.'

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Novelist Explores The Comedy & Despair Of Caring For Aging Parents

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 18, 2016


Author Cathleen Schine says that living far away from an elderly parent can create feelings of guilt as well as those of relief. Her darkly comic novel is 'They May Not Mean To, But They Do.' John Powers reviews 'Zero Days,' a chilling new documentary by Alex Gibney. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Dan Cray's new album 'Outside In.'

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Best Of: Actor Christopher Eccleston / Comedy Writer Jessi Klein

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 15, 2016


Christopher Eccleston, who co-starred in 'The Leftovers' on HBO, plays a grandfather who struggles to relate to his autistic grandson on the BBC drama series 'The A Word.' The actor talks about Brexit, faith, and his father's dementia. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Underground Airlines.' Also, comedy writer Jessi Klein ('Inside Amy Schumer') talks about competition among women, what she calls the "thong industrial complex," and having to pump breast milk at the Emmys. Her new book of essays is 'You'll Grow Out Of It.'

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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 15, 2016


The lead singer and a guitarist of Alabama Shakes was raised on her father's junkyard in the woods of Athens, Alabama. She reflects on small town life and big-time music. The band's second album 'Sound & Color' was nominated for six Grammys. [Originally aired Jan. 2016] Film critic David Edelstein reviews the 'Ghostbusters' reboot.

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Swimming With Sharks & What 'Jaws' Got Wrong

Author: NPR
Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Marine ecologist Dr. Neil Hammerschlag has looked inside the mouth of a wild tiger shark and lived to tell the tale. He says that sharks pose only a small risk to people: "Humans are not on the shark's menu." Also, opera percussionist Patti Niemi talks about her journey from Juilliard to the orchestra pit, and her struggles with anxiety and OCD.

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'The War At Home': Life As A Military Spouse

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 13, 2016


Rachel Starnes, writer and wife of a Navy pilot, talks about the impact of her husband's long and frequent absences, and how her marriage compares to the feminist ideal she had envisioned. Her memoir is, 'The War At Home: A Wife's Search for Peace (and Other Missions Impossible).' Maureen Corrigan reviews short story collection, 'The Dream Life of Astronauts.'

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'Inside Amy Schumer' Head Writer Jessi Klein

Author: NPR
Tue, Jul 12, 2016


Jessi Klein is best known for her work as head writer for 'Inside Amy Schumer' and her stand-up. Now she's got a book of personal essays called 'You'll Grow Out Of It.' She talks to Terry Gross about the competition among women, what she calls the "thong industrial complex," and having to pump breast milk at the Emmys. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews 'Puberty 2' from singer-songwriter Mitski.

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British Actor Christopher Eccleston On 'The A Word'

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 11, 2016


Eccleston, who co-starred in 'The Leftovers' on HBO, plays a grandfather who struggles to relate to his autistic grandson on the BBC drama series 'The A Word.' The actor talks about Brexit, faith, and his father's dementia. John Powers reviews two novels from Mexico, 'Among Strange Victims,' and 'The Transmigration of Bodies.'

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Best Of: The Story of Robert Kennedy/ 'Unbroken Brain'

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Journalist Larry Tye talks about Robert F. Kennedy's transformation from stalwart anti-communist to liberal icon. Tye's new biography of Kennedy includes new insights on the early part of Kennedy's career when he worked for Joe McCarthy. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Allen Toussaint's final recording and journalist Maia Szalavitz talks about new ways of understanding and treating addiction. Her book, 'Unbroken Brain,' is based on research as well as personal experience; Szalavitz was addicted to cocaine and heroin from the age of 17 until she was 23.

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Comic Jim Gaffigan / Remembering Elie Wiesel

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Jim Gaffigan talks about his TV Land series 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' now in its second season, in which he plays a comic, who like himself, has a wife and five children, doesn't swear in his act, and is a Catholic. Fresh Air remembers Holocaust survivor, witness, writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. He died last Saturday at the age of 87. Also, David Edelstein reviews the new film 'Life, Imagined,' and TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new HBO series 'The Night Of.'

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Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Author: NPR
Thu, Jul 07, 2016


Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive. In her new book, 'Unbroken Brain,' Szalavitz argues against the notion of "addictive personalities" and instead makes the case that addiction is similar to a learning disorder. Her book is based on research as well as personal experience; Szalavitz was addicted to cocaine and heroin from the age of 17 until she was 23. Also book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Underground Airlines,' a new novel of alternate history by Ben H. Winters that imagines the Civil War never happened, and that slavery still exists in a few states.

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BONUS: Terry Gross Introduces 'The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified'

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 06, 2016


'The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified' is a new family-friendly podcast about an intrepid reporter (and radio host!) who foils devious plots and matches wits with cunning villains. It was created by Fresh Air producer John Sheehan. Find it at: http://eleanoramplified.com

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The 'Rise Of The Judicial Right' and 'Eleanor Amplified'

Author: NPR
Wed, Jul 06, 2016


Warren Burger served as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1969 until 1986. Linda Greenhouse, author of 'The Burger Court,' says those years helped establish the court's conservative legal foundation. Fresh Air producer John Sheehan talks about creating "The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified," a new adventure podcast for kids featuring an intrepid radio reporter who foils plots and outwits crafty villains.

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From 'Cold Warrior' To 'Liberal Icon,' The Story Of Robert Kennedy

Author: NPR
Tue, Jul 05, 2016


Robert Kennedy's political transformation is the focus of a new biography by journalist Larry Tye. Kennedy began his career as an assistant counsel on Senator Joe McCarthy's sub-committee investigating communists. When Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, he was the liberal hopeful in the Democratic presidential primary. Larry Tye was given access to 58 boxes of private Kennedy papers, and interviewed 400 people, including Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy.

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A Tribute To Composer Eubie Blake

Author: NPR
Mon, Jul 04, 2016


Blake's songs are back on Broadway, in the adaptation of his 1921 show 'Shuffle Along.' It was an influential musical that was written and produced by African Americans and had an all African American cast. Our tribute features live performances of his songs and interviews with singer Vernel Bagneris, pianist Dick Hyman, theater historian Robert Kimball and historian David Levering Lewis. Originally broadcast in 1998.

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Best Of: Broadway Singer Barbara Cook / 'Captain Fantastic' Dir. Matt Ross

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 01, 2016


After starring in Broadway shows like 'The Music Man' and 'Candide,' Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is 'Then and Now.' Commentator Mat Johnson reads his essay about the vanishing middle class. Matt Ross discusses his new film, 'Captain Fantastic,' which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.

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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk

Author: NPR
Fri, Jul 01, 2016


A look back at the L.A. punk scene with three people who helped define it. John Doe and Exene Cervenka, co-founders of the band X, and Dave Alvin, who joined X for a few years as their lead guitarist. In John Doe's new memoir, 'Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk,' Doe brings together his own essays and stories from other musicians and scenemakers from that time. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The BFG.'

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Dir. Matt Ross On 'Captain Fantastic' / Elvis' Guitarist Scotty Moore

Author: NPR
Thu, Jun 30, 2016


Matt Ross' new film, 'Captain Fantastic,' which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. "The movie is about choices we make, especially as parents," he says. Also, we remember Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist and manager. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1997. Finally, Ken Tucker reviews Maren Morris' new album, 'Hero.'

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How The FBI's Wiretaps & Sting Operation Failed To Stop The Orlando Shooter

Author: NPR
Wed, Jun 29, 2016


New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau discusses the FBI's investigation of shooter Omar Mateen prior to the Orlando attack, as well as the bureau's broader efforts to pinpoint suspected terrorists. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'They May Not Mean To, But They Do,' by Cathleen Schine. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Allen Toussaint's final recording.

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'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika In The U.S.

Author: NPR
Tue, Jun 28, 2016


New York Times science and health reporter Donald. G. McNeil Jr. predicts that 2016 will be the worst for Zika transmission in the U.S. "After this year, a fair number of people will be immune, and ... immunity will grow," he says. Also, we remember Michael Herr, whose 1977 book 'Dispatches' was based on his experiences covering the Vietnam War. He contributed to the films 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Full Metal Jacket.' Herr died last week.

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Broadway Singer Barbara Cook

Author: NPR
Mon, Jun 27, 2016


After starring in Broadway shows like 'The Music Man' and 'Candide,' Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is 'Then and Now.' Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Wiener-Dog.'

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Best Of: 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale / 'What A Fish Knows'

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


Tony Hale played Buster on 'Arrested Development' and is Gary Walsh on the HBO comedy series, 'Veep.' "There's a reason why I do anxious characters," he says. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety." Commentator Sarah Hepola had to rethink her sex life after she quit drinking. She shares an essay about that experience. Jonathan Balcombe, author of 'What a Fish Knows,' says that fish have a conscious awareness — or "sentience" — that allows them to experience pain, recognize individual humans and have memory.

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Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass pioneer died yesterday at 89. Stanley spoke with Terry Gross in 2002, after his work on the 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' soundtrack. Also, the Broadway revival of the 1963 musical 'She Loves Me' will be streamed live on June 30. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick talk about the show.

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Handguns & The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

Author: NPR
Thu, Jun 23, 2016


"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.

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Tony Hale Of 'Veep' & 'Arrested Development'

Author: NPR
Wed, Jun 22, 2016


Hale played Buster on 'Arrested Development' and is Gary Walsh on the HBO series, 'Veep.' "There's a reason why I do anxious characters," he says. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety." Also, Fresh Air commentator Mat Johnson reads his essay about the vanishing middle class.

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Forgotten History: How The New England Colonists Embraced The Slave Trade

Author: NPR
Tue, Jun 21, 2016


Historian Wendy Warren, author of 'New England Bound,' says the early colonists imported African slaves and enslaved and exported Native Americans. Rock historian Ed Ward tells the story of the little-known '70s band Eggs Over Easy. Then, commentator Sarah Hepola says she relied on alcohol to give her the adventurous sex life of a strong, liberated woman. But when she gave up drinking, she had to figure out something else — what she really wanted.

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Fish Have Feelings, Too / Ellie Kemper

Author: NPR
Mon, Jun 20, 2016


Jonathan Balcombe, author of 'What a Fish Knows,' says that fish have a conscious awareness — or "sentience" — that allows them to experience pain, recognize individual humans and have memory. Also, Ellie Kemper, star of the Netflix series 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' talks to Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado.

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Best Of: 'O.J.: Made In America' / 'Sweetbitter' Author Stephanie Danler

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 17, 2016


Director Ezra Edelman and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discuss the 5-part ESPN documentary series about the O.J. Simpson case and L.A.'s history of racial tension. Ken Tucker reviews singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy's album 'Emotions and Math.' Former restaurant worker Stephanie Danler drew on her experience in the industry for her debut novel, 'Sweetbitter,' about a naïve 22-year old who goes to NYC and gets a job at an upscale restaurant.

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Silence On The Sidelines: An MLB Insider's 'Manifesto' On Youth Sports

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 17, 2016


MLB's Mike Matheny talks about his playing career, managing in the big leagues and the pressures of youth sports. His book, 'The Matheny Manifesto' is out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews the Pixar sequel to 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory,' and we hear an excerpt of a 1996 interview with producer Nick Venet, who recalls the story behind Bobby Darin's hit 'Beyond the Sea.' A version of the song plays in 'Finding Dory.'

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Novelist Draws On Her Years In The Restaurant Industry In 'Sweetbitter'

Author: NPR
Thu, Jun 16, 2016


Stephanie Danler's debut novel is about a naïve 22 year old woman who comes to New York City and gets a job in an upscale restaurant. Ken Tucker reviews 'Emotions and Math' from singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy. John Powers reviews 'The Witness,' a documentary about the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese.

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Congressional Gerrymandering & 'Operation REDMAP'

Author: NPR
Wed, Jun 15, 2016


'Ratf**ked' author David Daley says Republicans targeted key state legislative races in 2010 in an effort to control state houses, and, eventually, congressional redistricting. "It's like Moneyball applied to politics," Daley says. Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Susan Faludi's new memoir 'In the Darkroom,' and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Matt Wilson's 'Big Happy Family.'

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The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case

Author: NPR
Tue, Jun 14, 2016


"He was acquitted of the crime he was guilty of and convicted of a crime he's innocent of," says legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. He and director Ezra Edelman discuss 'O.J.: Made in America.'

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Surviving A Transcendent Childhood

Author: NPR
Mon, Jun 13, 2016


Journalist Claire Hoffman grew up in a Utopian community in Fairfield, Iowa. At first, she says, "it was entirely magical." Then doubt crept in. Hoffman's memoir is 'Greetings from Utopia Park.' TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new series 'BrainDead,' from the creators of 'The Good Wife.'

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Best Of: Producer Scott Rudin / Inside HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 10, 2016


After getting his start in theater at 15, Rudin went on to create his own production company. He is now the lead producer on five shows that are nominated for Tony Awards, including 'Shuffle Along.' Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews William Bell's new album 'This is Where I Live.' Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg, and actor Thomas Middleditch talk about their HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and the real-life tech industry that inspired it.

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David Remnick On Muhammad Ali / Is Yellowstone In Trouble?

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 10, 2016


New Yorker editor David Remnick, who wrote a biography of Muhammad Ali, tells us how he became a champion boxer, a great showman, and how he took the country by surprise. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1998. Each year, Yellowstone attracts millions of visitors and provides a home to countless animal species. But National Geographic journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation can be tricky. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Genius,' about book editor Maxwell Perkins.

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Inside HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Author: NPR
Thu, Jun 09, 2016


Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg, and actor Thomas Middleditch talk about their HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and the real-life tech industry that inspired it. Ken Tucker reviews William Bell's new album 'This is Where I live.'

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Bust Times In Oil-Rich Venezuela

Author: NPR
Wed, Jun 08, 2016


New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey talks about life in Venezuela, where the collapse in oil prices has caused shortages of everything, including water, electricity, medicine, and cash.

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The Legacy Of Justice Louis Brandeis, The 'Jewish Jefferson'

Author: NPR
Tue, Jun 07, 2016


One hundred years ago, Brandeis became the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Rosen says that Brandeis was also the most far-seeing progressive justice of the 20th century. His new book is 'Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi.

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Broadway & Film Producer Scott Rudin

Author: NPR
Mon, Jun 06, 2016


After getting his start in theater at 15, Rudin went on to create his own production company. He is now the lead producer on five shows that are nominated for Tony Awards, including 'Shuffle Along.' He talks about soaring ticket prices, the risks and rewards of producing, and what he learned from director Mike Nichols.

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Best Of: The Lonely Island / The Science Of Warfare

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 03, 2016


SNL veterans Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer describe themselves as "frappers" — fake rappers. Working together as The Lonely Island, their new film 'Popstar' satirizes pop documentaries. Ken Tucker reviews Paul Simon's new album, 'Stranger to Stranger.' Science writer Mary Roach explores the curious science of humans at war in her new book, 'Grunt.' She talks about medical maggots and stink bombs, and new scientific developments that help keep soldiers safe.

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'Blackout' Author Remembers The Things She 'Drank To Forget'

Author: NPR
Fri, Jun 03, 2016


Sarah Hepola once got so drunk that she gave a presentation to 300 people — and didn't remember a thing the next day. She wrestles with her reasons for drinking in the memoir 'Blackout,' now out in paperback. Rock historian Ed Ward tells the story of Herman's Hermits.

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Reporting On The War In Syria, Despite The Obstacles To Being There

Author: NPR
Thu, Jun 02, 2016


Anne Barnard of The New York Times and Thanassis Cambanis from The Century Foundation fell in love when they were reporting on the war in Iraq. Now based in Beirut, they continue to cover the region. Also, Ken Tucker reviews Paul Simon's new album, 'Stranger to Stranger.'

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The Lonely Island Satirizes Breakout Success In 'Popstar'

Author: NPR
Wed, Jun 01, 2016


Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer describe themselves as "frappers" — fake rappers. Working together as The Lonely Island, they created a comic film about pop-music documentaries. Also, Milo Miles reviews a new release from the klezmer-fusion band Naftule.

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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup: The Science Of Warfare

Author: NPR
Tue, May 31, 2016


Science writer Mary Roach explores the curious science of humans at war in her new book, 'Grunt.' She talks about traveler's diarrhea, medical maggots, and stink bombs, and new scientific developments that help keep soldiers safe. Also, we hear an excerpt of our 1980 interview with G. Gordon Liddy, and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny.'

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Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson Live Onstage

Author: NPR
Mon, May 30, 2016


Questlove, the drummer and leader of The Tonight Show's house band The Roots, says he's obsessed with the creative process. His new book, 'somethingtofoodabout', is a collection of his interviews with chefs about how art and creativity apply to their preparation and presentation of food. Speaking with Terry Gross in front of an audience in Philadelphia, he talks about Prince, his late father Lee Andrews, and the food equivalent of the 'Mona Lisa.'

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