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
47 min

Fresh Air Weekend: Martin Scorsese; 'Boys & Sex'

Scorsese explores gangsters and redemption in The Irishman. Kevin Whitehead reviews Ow!, by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin. Peggy Orenstein says young men "feel cut off from their hearts."
9 min

Remembering Spiritual Leader Ram Dass

Dass, who died Dec. 22, was a practitioner of Eastern-inspired philosophy who became interested in the religious potential of LSD in the '60s and '70s. Originally broadcast in 1990.
27 min

'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. She spoke to Fresh Air in November 2018 about loss and faith.
7 min

Born 100 Years Ago, Filmmaker Federico Fellini Captured The Messiness Of Life

Fellini was cinema's great laureate of the id, a director who understood the power of the body and didn't fear its unruliness.
37 min

Leaked Intelligence Reports Reveal The Vast Power Iran Wields In Iraq

Intercept journalist James Risen says new documents show how Iran has embedded itself in the politics of its neighbor — and that the late Gen. Soleimani oversaw Iran's proxy wars in Iraq and Syria.
6 min

Filmed Before The Fires, 'Seven Worlds' Shows Off Australia's Amazing Wildlife

BBC America's new docuseries, Seven Worlds, One Planet, uses cutting-edge technology to showcase extraordinary creatures on seven continents. It's narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
6 min

'1917' Is A Mind-Boggling Technological Achievement — But Not A Great Film

Sam Mendes filmed his suspenseful beat-the-clock thriller in what appears to be one continuous take. It's an impressive feat — but it makes the WWI movie feel like an overly polished one-shot wonder.
37 min

'Can A Person Change?': Martin Scorsese On Gangsters, Death And Redemption

Scorsese's latest film, The Irishman, is up for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. Scorsese talks about his previous mob movies — and explains how this one is different.
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