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Fresh Air


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 enjoy bonus episodes and sponsor-free listening - all while you support NPR's mission. Learn more at

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The SNL alum co-stars with Carol Burnett in Palm Royale, an Apple TV+ series about a former pageant queen who wants to break into high society. Wiig talked with Ann Marie Baldonado about working with Burnett, the rush of SNL, and co-writing the mega ... more

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McDonald says that earlier in his career, he tended to avoid writing about himself directly in songs. He opens up about his life and career in the memoir, What a Fool Believes. He spoke with Tonya Mosley about his first band as a tween, his songwriti... more

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Musician, activist, and punk pioneer Kathleen Hanna talks about being at the epicenter of the '90s riot grrrl movement. She talks about the early days of Bikini Kill and writing the anthem "Rebel Girl." more

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Filmmaker Roger Corman, the "King of the B" movies, died last week at the age of 98. He made hundreds of films, such cult classics as Little Shop of Horrors, A Bucket of Blood, House of Usher, The Last Woman on Earth, and The Cry Baby Killer. We feat... more

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  • Leigh Bardugo

    Have always been curious about this author. Thank u for the lovely interview. Inspires me to read her novels

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    United States19 days ago
  • Unsubscribing for two reasons

    The same as another listener- Ads are Ads- I’m tired of the Fresh Air Interruptions AND the idea that you THOUGHT you could push them on us bc they are “WITHIN the context of Fresh Air” - insulting . more

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    United States22 days ago
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    How can it be that Fresh Air seems to find no limit to stories on celebrity and the Trump Presidency, but has virtually nothing to say about the explosion of anti-Semitism? I get that NPR is very left leaning and that covering largely left-wing anti-Semitism may not fit into NPR’s world view, but the silence is absolutely deafening.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States23 days ago
  • Can you label Terry’s interviews clearly?

    I only like to listen to episodes hosted by Terry Gross (or Dave Davies at one time). She does an amazing job and is so fun to listen to and learn from. If the podcasts were clearly labeled in the title as “with Terry Gross” this would help. Or maybe Tonya should be on a different podcast. tonya mosely is not a good interviewer for fresh air. She does not get to any personal connection or insight about the person, as Terry does. Sounds more like a professor or some kind of symposium leader, and ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States25 days ago
  • Racism from our Ruling Elites

    2/29/24 Hour long Bradley Onishi interview claims Trump voters are literally “Preparing for War.” - A common theme on NPR nowadays is to claim “white Christian nationalists” will violently overthrow the government during the next election for Trump. This is the definition of RACISM. It is racism in its highest form to lump your political enemies along racial and religious lines and declare war on them. By claiming that THEY will commit violence, NPR is implying that one better “get them before t... more

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    United Statesa month ago

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