The one-hour program features Terry Gross' in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.
Airs on KQED Public Radio weekdays at 1pm and 7pm
For the last week of summer on Fresh Air Tom Hanks leads off a week of favorite interviews from earlier this year. Hell talk about growing up in the 60s, starting his own production company, and why he doesnt think hes as courageous as some of the characters hes played.
Recently on Fresh Air:
A new drama series on Netflix chronicles the rise of early hip-hop music in the late '70s. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the show's soundtrack is dense, complex and delightful.
"No matter what we've done, there comes a point where you think, ... 'When are they going to discover that I am, in fact, a fraud?' " Hanks says. Originally broadcast April 26, 2016.
Actor John Krasinski discusses The Office and his "lottery-ticket life." Ken Tucker reviews Lydia Loveless' latest solo album. Gretchen Bakke says America's current power grid is aging and unstable.
Richard Tanne's new film is a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date in 1989. Critic David Edelstein says the movie's mix of politics and romance has a "naive kind of charm."
As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Originally broadcast Oct. 26, 2015.