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NPR: Fresh Air Podcast by Terry Gross

NPR: Fresh Air Podcast

by Terry Gross

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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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Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With 'Wonder Years' And 'Pee-wee' Releases


Tue, Oct 21, 2014


In what may be a last gasp for DVD collections, some of the new box-set releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers with favorites like The Wonder Years and Pee-wee's Playhouse.

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Ed Norton On 'Birdman,' Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud


Tue, Oct 21, 2014


Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.

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Ex Hex's 'Rips' Does What It Says On The Cover


Mon, Oct 20, 2014


The initial triumph of Rips is that nearly every one of its songs is sing-along-catchy, immediately memorable.

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One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'


Mon, Oct 20, 2014


When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Neil Patrick Harris, Two New Prince Albums, Justin Simien


Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Neil Patrick Harris talks about his new memoir Choose Your Own Autobiography; Ken Tucker reviews two new Prince albums; film director Justin Simien discusses his racial satire Dear White People.

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'Birdman' Follows A Film Actor Frantic To Prove Himself Onstage


Fri, Oct 17, 2014


The choreography by Alejandro Iñárritu, who directed 21 Grams and Babel, will wow you. But the story about a washed-up actor about to bring off his Broadway debut is an "empty masterwork."

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth


Fri, Oct 17, 2014


The former International Space Station commander achieved Internet stardom with his in-space rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." His new book is An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.

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The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover


Thu, Oct 16, 2014


Peter Mendelsund has designed hundreds of book covers, including two new ones of his own: Cover and What We See When We Read. He talks about his process and why "dead authors get the best" covers.

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'Dear White People' Is A Satire Addressed To Everyone


Thu, Oct 16, 2014


Justin Simien's film is funny, but it pushes viewers to think seriously about race and stereotypes in their own lives. Tongue-in-cheek title aside, he says the film speaks to the "human experience."

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'The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher' And Other Stories From Hilary Mantel


Wed, Oct 15, 2014


Heads tend to roll, figuratively and otherwise, in Mantel's writing. Critic Maureen Corrigan says this new short story collection — about grotesque characters in the modern world — is breathtaking.

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Tove Lo Chronicles Three Stages Of A Love Affair


Wed, Oct 15, 2014


The Swedish pop singer-songwriter has a knack for capturing the thoughts of the romantic mind in a delightfully wordy.

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'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens


Wed, Oct 15, 2014


Teenage girls explained to writer Hanna Rosin that boys collect sexts like baseball cards or Pokemon cards. "There's so much free porn out there that these pictures serve a different role," she says.

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An Unofficial Memorial For Jazz Greats Jim Hall And Charlie Haden


Tue, Oct 14, 2014


Hall and Haden performed as a duo at a concert in Montreal in 1990. Plans to release the album, Charlie Haden - Jim Hall, were in place before both artists passed away within the last year.

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Journalist Talks Confidential Sources, Getting Subpoenaed And His New Book


Tue, Oct 14, 2014


James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran's nuclear weapons program. His new book is Pay Any Price.

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What's It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options


Mon, Oct 13, 2014


The actor says he's been able to do a lot of different things in his life, including his role as Doogie Howser. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a "Choose Your Own Adventure."

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Fresh Air Weekend


Sun, Oct 12, 2014


Fresh Air Weekend

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Inconsistent Memories Are Revisited In 'The Affair,' A Captivating New Drama


Sat, Oct 11, 2014


The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.

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In 'Whiplash,' A Young Drummer Plays Till He Bleeds


Sat, Oct 11, 2014


Director Damien Chazelle's second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a high-powered music school. The movie ties you into knots: The fear of failure is omnipresent. So is the jazz vibe.

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'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart


Sat, Oct 11, 2014


In Little Failure, the novelist recounts his emigration from the USSR to the U.S. when he was 7. For the first few years, he says, he would sit alone in the cafeteria, talking to himself in Russian.

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Art In The Age Of Prince


Thu, Oct 09, 2014


Prince has released two new albums simultaneously: Art Official Age appears under his own name, and PlectrumElectrum is the debut record of a Prince back-up band called 3rdEyeGirl.

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