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.

Airs on:
MON-FRI 7pm-8pm
6 min

With 'Some Kind Of Tomorrow' 2 Jazz Musicians Improvise Together Over Zoom

Soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and bassist Mark Helias play together in a new remotely recorded digital album. These seasoned improvisers line up just right, despite the recording challenges.
36 min

Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise And Sleep

Paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman says the concept of "getting exercise" is relatively new. His new book, Exercised, examines why we run, lift and walk for a workout when our ancestors didn't.
37 min

Biden's Plan To Undo Trump's Last-Minute Deregulatory Spree & Enact A Climate Agenda

Trump called climate change a hoax. Biden calls it an existential threat. Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin talks about how Biden might reverse some of his predecessor's policies.
6 min

Polish Thriller 'Spoor' Is A Pulpy Murder Story — And A Utopian Fable

Corpses pile up, but there are no human footsteps surrounding the dead bodies — only animal footprints. This strange, darkly funny film mixes feminism, social justice and ecology.
7 min

Folk Musician Peter Stampfel Pays Homage To 100 Favorite Songs On '20th Century'

A new five-CD set features Stampfel's recording of a favorite song for each year of the last century. The resulting collection is a wonderful survey of popular music — as well as lots of great fun.
35 min

'Doctors Blackwell' Tells The Story Of 2 Pioneering Sisters Who Changed Medicine

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in America to earn her medical degree. Her sister Emily followed in her footsteps. Janice Nimura tells the story of the "complicated, prickly" trailblazers.
36 min

Documentary Exposes How The FBI Tried To Destroy MLK With Wiretaps, Blackmail

MLK/FBI director Sam Pollard chronicles the FBI's campaign against Martin Luther King Jr., which included sending King a letter suggesting that he kill himself.
5 min

'Aftershocks' Is A Powerful Memoir Of A Life Upended — Then Pieced Back Together

When Nadia Owusu was 4 years old, her Armenian American mother disappeared from her life. When she was 13, her Ghanaian father died. Owusu reflects the losses and her biracial identity in her memoir.