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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How Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panthers changed the civil rights movement

Journalist Mark Whitaker says that much of what's happening in American race relations today traces back to 1966, the year the Black Panthers were formed. His new book is Saying It Loud.

Former prosecutor says Manhattan DA could have charged Trump with multiple crimes

Mark Pomerantz spent a year investigating Trump, from the hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels, to countless financial statements that wildly overstated assets. His book is People Vs. Donald Trump.

A showbiz striver gets one more moment in the spotlight in 'Up With the Sun'

Author Thomas Mallon's sweeping new historical novel captures a slice of gay life in mid-to-late 20th century America as it reimagines the life — and violent death — of B-list actor Dick Kallman.

Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau shares his love of The Beatles on a new album

One of the most acclaimed jazz pianists of his generation, Mehldau sits down at the piano, for music and conversation. His album, Your Mother Should Know, interprets songs by The Beatles.

Fresh Air Weekend: Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh; 'Fleishman' actor Lizzy Caplan

Marsh reflects on his advanced prostate cancer diagnosis. David Bianculli reviews the Apple TV+ comedy series Shrinking. Caplan plays a woman confronting mid life in Fleishman is in Trouble.

Remembering Victor Navasky, longtime editor and publisher of 'The Nation'

The Nation doubled in circulation under Navasky's tenure. He went on to teach at Columbia University, and chaired the Columbia Journalism Review. He died Jan 23. Originally broadcast in 1982.

Novelist Julie Otsuka draws on her own family history in 'The Swimmers'

Otsuka has recently been awarded the Carnegie Medal for Excellence for her novel about a Japanese American woman who's lost much of her memory to dementia. Originally broadcast Feb. 22, 2022.

Clunky title aside, 'Cunk on Earth' is a mockumentary with cult classic potential

An ill-informed TV correspondent travels the world — with hilarious results — in Netflix's new oddball show. Diane Morgan's delivery is deliciously dry, and her improv skills are formidable.