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
35 min

'Supreme Inequality' Argues That America's Top Court Has Become Right-Wing

In a new book, lawyer/journalist Adam Cohen makes the case that the Supreme Court has been "a right-wing court for 50 years," siding with corporations and the wealthy — and against the poor.
7 min

Carla Bley's Trio Brings A Scaled-Down Dynamic To 'Life Goes On'

Bley spent decades leading big bands. Now in her 80s, the jazz composer and pianist has a new album with longtime pal and partner bassist Steve Swallow and English saxophonist Andy Sheppard.
48 min

Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Claire Danes; Rachael & Vilray Sing Swing Standards

Danes reflects "with gratitude" on her life-changing Homeland tenure. John Powers reviews Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Music duo Rachael & Vilray talk about their love of old swing standards.
8 min

Back For Season 5, 'Better Call Saul' Keeps The Fun And Narrative Going

Fans of Breaking Bad will love some of the faces that show up this season in Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's prequel/sequel series. It's already clear this show will be one of the year's best.
35 min

Daughter Of A Numbers Runner Witnessed An Underground Economy In Action

Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes the role of "the numbers" in the black community in her memoir. Originally broadcast Feb. 4, 2019.
38 min

Claire Danes Reflects 'With Gratitude' On Her Life-Changing 'Homeland' Tenure

As her Showtime series draws to an end, Danes talks about playing CIA agent Carrie Mathison and what it was like navigating adolescence while starring in My So-Called Life.
7 min

New 'Emma' Is A Frosted Cupcake Come To Life (In A Good Way)

Autumn de Wilde's adaptation of the Jane Austen classic is as clever and rich as its famous heroine — in part, because its actors are so good at finding fresh nuances in this timeless material.
8 min

A Vigilante Group Seeks Revenge On Nazis In Amazon's Garish 'Hunters'

A jaunty new 10-part series plays as an amped-up comic book, blending an old-school revenge saga with a grim history lesson. Hunters exhibits a desire to be inventive that doesn't always pay off.
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