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Jonathan Franzen on 'Purity'
Jonathan Franzen talks about his new novel "Purity," which, in part, is about secrets and the people who can keep, them and those who can't. Franzen's other novels include the bestsellers "The Corrections" and "Freedom."

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 1:00pm

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Aug 31, 2015
Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

The neurologist, who died Sunday, saw "infinitely moving, dramatic, romantic situations" during his decades studying the human brain. Fresh Air remembers Sacks with two interviews from 1985 and 2012.

Aug 29, 2015
Fresh Air Weekend: Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home'; 'Blackout' Drunkenness

Lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel talks about how her dad's closeted homosexuality affected her. Sarah Hepola examines how alcohol fit in with — and distorted — her idea of being an empowered woman.

Aug 28, 2015
Jazz Vocalist Issues A Convincing Calling Card With 'Nothing But Soul'

In her debut album, Tiffany Austin puts her own improvisational, jazzy spin on songs by the late composer Hoagy Carmichael. Critic Kevin Whitehead calls Austin "a singer to keep an ear on."

Aug 28, 2015
From 'Batman' To 'Birdman,' Michael Keaton Knows Suits And Superheroes

Keaton says his 1989 bat suit was claustrophobic, but he somehow made it work. In Birdman, Keaton plays a washed-up, insecure actor looking for a second shot at fame. Originally broadcast Feb 9, 2015.

Aug 27, 2015
Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. Originally broadcast March 5, 2015.

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