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

'Renegades' Podcast With Obama And Springsteen Is Interesting ... Enough

There's clearly a limit to what the former president will say --even on his own platform. Obama's conversation with the Boss is at its most fluid and introspective when the two discuss masculinity.
6 min

Tribute Album 'Law Years' Captures Ornette Coleman's Happy Bounce

Coleman, who died in 2015, had a knack for writing catchy melodies in a distinctive voice. Saxophonist Miguel Zenón loves Coleman's music and put together a quartet to play some.
30 min

After Growing Up In A Cult, Lauren Hough Freed Herself By Writing The Truth

Hough was 15 when her family left the Children of God cult. Afterward, she struggled to face the trauma of her past. Her new collection of personal essays is Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing.
38 min

Author's Advice To Millennials: Manage Your Money And Stop Pleasing Others

Julie Lythcott-Haims's new book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, is a handbook on adulthood. Her 2017 memoir, Real American, is the story of her coming to terms with her racial identity.
5 min

No Kidding: Japan's Kidnaping Epic 'Lady Joker' Will Hook You

The first volume of Kaoru Takamura's 1997 eccentric crime thriller has just been translated into English. Inspired by a real-life case, Lady Joker reveals its world in rich, polyphonic detail.
45 min

Fresh Air Weekend: Twyla Tharp; Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Tharp talks about choreographing through lockdown. Kevin Whitehead reviews Hasaan Ibn Ali's newly unearthed 1965 album. Gates Jr. talks about his new book and PBS series, The Black Church.
6 min

Everybody Harbors A Secret — And A Motive — In HBO's 'Mare Of Easttown'

Kate Winslet plays a small-town lead detective who's haunted by an unsolved case — and by her own past — in this excellent series. Mare of Easttown is both a mystery story and a character study.
36 min

Louise Erdrich On Her Personal Connection To Native Peoples' 'Fight For Survival'

Erdrich's novel, The Night Watchman, is based on her grandfather's role in resisting a Congressional effort to withdraw federal recognition from her family's tribe. Originally broadcast March 4, 2020.