In a year of big headlines, Fresh Air continued to dive deep, broadcasting in-depth interviews on topics that ranged from the magnificent to the microscopic. We spoke with scientists, journalists, activists, filmmakers and two free climbers who conquered a surface on Yosemite's El Capitan that was once thought impenetrable. Our conversations with James Comey and Bob Woodward gave us a deeper understanding of the Trump presidency.
When we looked at the numbers, we found the most clicked-upon interview of the year was with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who warned of a rise of authoritarianism worldwide.
You'll find that conversation, and many more, in this list of the 10 most popular Fresh Air interviews of 2018:
1. Madeleine Albright Warns: Don't Let Fascism Go 'Unnoticed Until It's Too Late' The former secretary of state describes President Trump as "the most anti-democratic leader that I have studied in American history." Albright's new book is Fascism: A Warning.
2. Comic Michelle Wolf Responds To Backlash: 'I'm Glad I Stuck To My Guns' Though critics argued that the comedian's barbed monologue at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner was too pointed, in this exclusive interview, Wolf stood by her set: "I wouldn't change a single word."