Fresh Air
Fresh Air

Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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MON-FRI 1pm-2pm, 7pm-8pm
8 min

Documentary Reveals The Depth And Complexity Of Opera Star Maria Callas

Maria by Callas weaves together performance clips, home movies, interviews and poignant diary excepts to present an intimate portrait of the singer in her own words.
34 min

Elton John On Music, Addiction And Family: 'I'm Proud Of Who I Am Now'

The artist says his father's early misgivings about his chosen career became a source of motivation: "He gave me the determination to make something of myself." John's new memoir is called Me.
46 min

Fresh Air Weekend: Anthony Roth Costanzo; Leaving The Westboro Baptist Church

Costanzo stars as a gender-fluid Egyptian pharaoh in Akhnaten. Justin Chang reviews Parasite. Former Westboro Baptist member Megan Phelps-Roper says Twitter helped change her mind about the church.
12 min

'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Reflects On Meth And Morals

Gilligan's AMC show centered on a chemistry teacher who created a meth empire. In 2011, Gilligan told Fresh Air that he pitched the series by saying, "You take Mr. Chips and turn him into Scarface."
6 min

6 Years Later, 'El Camino' Proves Just As Exciting And Original As 'Breaking Bad'

The Netflix film picks up right where Breaking Bad left off, with Jesse (Aaron Paul) speeding off after escaping from his captors. From there, El Camino is a wild and spellbinding ride.
24 min

Aaron Paul Didn't Think His 'Breaking Bad' Character Would Live This Long

The Emmy Award-winning actor returns as drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in El Camino, a movie sequel to Breaking Bad. In 2011, Paul said his character was supposed to die in the TV show's first season.
36 min

How Twitter Helped Change The Mind Of A Westboro Baptist Church Member

Growing up, Megan Phelps-Roper was told that God killed soldiers as punishment for tolerance of homosexuality. She started to question her beliefs after she began running the church's Twitter account.
5 min

'Parasite' Hooks You With Its Emotional Power And Extraordinary Cunning

Bong Joon-ho's brilliant new movie is a darkly comic thriller about the intersection of two South Korean families: one very rich, the other very poor.
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