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Current Fresh Air Podcasts
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Bruce Springsteen"The Boss" spoke with Terry Gross at his New Jersey home studio in 2016, when his memoir came out, about masculinity, depression, and...NPR00:49:23
Actor Richard E. GrantGrant co-stars with Melissa McCarthy in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? about Lee Israel, a broke writer who makes money by forging literary letters...NPR00:49:27
From Convict To Criminal Justice ReporterKeri Blakinger speaks about surviving a suicide attempt, solitary confinement, and finishing her degree at Cornell before becoming a reporter...NPR00:48:29
Roots & Rockabilly Christmas ConcertJD McPherson pledged he'd never do an album of Christmas songs, but we're so glad he's broken that promise, performing live in-studio...NPR00:50:34
Driverless CarsWe talk about what driverless cars could mean for traffic, infrastructure and pedestrians. Critic Maureen Corrigan picks top 10 books of 2018.NPR00:47:16
Industrial MusicalsWhy would someone write a sentimental ballad about a bathroom? So the song can be used in an industrial sales meeting...NPR00:48:12
Actor Lucas HedgesBest known for his roles in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and LADY BIRD, and now stars in the movie BEN IS BACK as a teenager in rehab...NPR00:50:33
Rock Hudson's Double LifeHe was a Hollywood heartthrob and a closeted gay man. Mark Griffin says his death from AIDS in 1985 was a turning point in public awareness...NPR00:48:13
Remaking JournalismIn BREAKING NEWS, former Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger reflects on the blockbuster stories he helped publish over the course...NPR00:50:21
Bradley Cooper On A STAR IS BORNBrad talks of writing, directing and starring in his remake. He had to learn how to direct and, sing and play guitar for his role...NPR00:49:07
Remembering Magician Ricky JayThe artist, actor, and writer died Saturday at the age of 72. Critic Justin Chang reviews ROMA, written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron.NPR00:48:40
'Widower's Notebook'When Jonathan Santlofer's wife died, he found sketching her portrait from old photographs helped him stay close to her.NPR00:50:36
Trauma Surgeon Takes On The NRAAfter the NRA tweeted "self-important anti-gun doctors" should "stay in their lane," Dr. Sakran mobilized doctors on gun safety...NPR00:47:12
Pelosi's Bid For SpeakershipRobert Draper talks about why Republicans love to attack Pelosi, challenges from her own party, and..NPR00:50:13
Power Of The Immune SystemDaniel Davis on medications to fight cancer, auto-immune conditions and other diseases and what affects the immune system.NPR00:48:31
Singer Cecile McLorin SalvantShe grew up in Miami as the child of a Haitian father and a French mother. She turned from classicalto jazz because it offered more range...NPR00:49:31
Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail LewisThey come from different generations, but both play the old style of country music. They performed in our studio in September...NPR00:49:24
Becoming Freddie MercuryActor Rami Malek sang at the top of his lungs while playing Queen's iconic lead singer in the new biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY...NPR00:49:21
Free Climbing Yosemite's Dawn WallRock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson talk about scaling the 3,000 foot sheer vertical face of Yosemite's El Capitan...NPR00:48:56
Filmmakers Joel & Ethan CoenThe Coen brothers pay homage to old Westerns with their new film, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, a collection of six unusual stories.NPR00:48:29
Learning From JonestownJim Jones led more than 900 to kill themselves by drinking cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at their Jonestown settlement in the jungle...NPR00:47:60
Russian Disinformation PlaybookRussia's role in spreading fake news, dating back to the '80s conspiracy theory that the AIDS virus was created by the U.S. military...NPR00:48:16
Sandi TanShe was 19 when she wrote and starred in a film directed by her 40-year old mentor. But then he disappeared and took the film with him...NPR00:49:10
Seduction In Old HollywoodKarina Longworth's new book SEDUCTION focuses on women who had relationships with Howard Hughes and the exploitation of actresses...NPR00:49:05
You're Never Home Alone"Every surface, every bit of air, every bit of water in your home is alive," says scientist Rob Dunn. His new book...NPR00:48:14
Queen Guitarist Brian MayTerry spoke with Queen lead guitarist Brian May in 2010 about the many vocals in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, and getting a PhD in astrophysics.NPR00:47:33
Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen14 million people in Yemen face starvation. Robert Worth says it's no longer a functioning state and that Americans share some of the blame...NPR00:48:53
Threat Of Far-Right Extremism?Janet Reitman says counter-terrorism strategists ignored far-right extremism; which enabled the movement to grow and become more dangerous.NPR00:48:48
The Fugitive Slave ActThe 1850 law paved the way for the Civil War by endangering the lives of both escaped slaves and free slaves in the North...NPR00:47:54
Why Religion?Elaine Pagels lost her son to terminal illness and her husband in an accident. Her book reflects on loss and faith...NPR00:48:43
Comic Hasan Minhaj"I'm an Indian-American-Muslim kid, but am I more Indian or am I more American?" Minhaj asks. The former 'Daily Show' correspondent has...NPR00:48:52
How Newt Gingrich Broke PoliticsMcKay Coppins says by the time Newt left Congress in 1999, he had enshrined a "combative, tribal, angry attitude in politics that would infect...NPR00:48:17
Is SCOTUS Too Powerful?David A. Kaplan warns the Supreme Court is becoming polarized and influential: "Why should nine unelected, unaccountable judges dictate...NPR00:48:23
Jonah HillHe always wanted to be a writer and director, but an unexpected complement in an acting class shifted him towards performing instead...NPR00:48:27
White Nationalism & Synagogue MassacreEli Saslow says white nationalism inspired the man who killed 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue: "In the horrific hierarchy of white nationalist beliefs...NPR00:48:16
Lou Reed: A LifeAnthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for Rolling Stone, says he sought to write the biography that Lou Reed "deserved."NPR00:50:11
Corruption & Scandal in College BasketballA federal jury on Wednesday convicted three men of conspiring to use cash payments to recruit players to top basketball programs.NPR00:48:42
Actor Paul DanoThe LOVE & MERCY and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE actor steps behind the camera for WILDLIFE, an adaptation of Richard Ford's novel about a boy whose parents separate.NPR00:48:36
Republican Voter Suppression24 states implemented voting restrictions disproportionately affecting minorities. Ari Berman on the ongoing fight for voter rights.NPR00:48:53
Melissa McCarthyShe's not interested in playing pleasant characters. "There's nothing to sink your teeth into. ... The people I love and like are...NPR00:49:03
Addiction & Recovery Father & SonDavid Sheff and his son Nic wrote memoirs about Nic's addition. These are the basis of the film, Beautiful Boy...NPR00:49:32
Trump's Tax Schemes ExplainedSusanne Craig and David Barstow say the president received 413 million 2018 dollars from his dad's real estate empire...NPR00:47:38
BOJACK HORSEMAN CreatorRaphael Bob-Waksberg's animated comedy series for Netflix satirizes Hollywood using a mix of human and animal characters...NPR00:48:60
Graphic Memoirist In HEY, KIDDOJarrett J. Krosoczka's graphic memoir is about growing up with a mother addicted to heroin. "I feel I owe it to my readers to put myself..."NPR00:47:56
Comic Phoebe RobinsonShe's co-host of 2 DOPE QUEENS, a live comedy show with comedians from a variety of different backgrounds; a series of four HBO specials.NPR00:48:43
John Waters, Pope Of TrashThe 'Pink Flamingos' filmmaker made a name for himself by setting new lows in bad taste. Now, a new retrospective of his work is...NPR00:49:06
Rethinking Sex, Power & ConsentVanessa Grigoriadis says one of the challenges when it comes to handling sexual assault cases on college campuses is...NPR00:49:13
Director Damien ChazelleThe Oscar-winning director (LA LA LAND) talks about his new film, FIRST MAN, which stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong...NPR00:48:12
Weaponization Of Social MediaP.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking say social media has been manipulated to fuel popular uprisings and affect the course of...NPR00:48:46
Poet, Writer, And FatherLeonard Cohen died in 2016, leaving behind many unpublished poems and lyrics. His son Adam Cohen discusses THE FLAME, a collection...NPR00:49:34
Ballet Dancer Wendy WhelanThe documentary RESTLESS CREATURE, on Netflix, chronicles her recovery from hip surgery and her final performance...NPR00:48:26
Can Zuckerberg Fix Facebook?Evan Osnos tells how Facebook became vulnerable to spreading disinformation, how Zuckerberg is attempting to combat fake news, ...NPR00:49:28
Couple Struggles With InfertilityFilmmaker Tamara Jenkins drew on her own effort to have a child for her new film PRIVATE LIFE. It stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti...NPR00:48:14
Michael Lewis On THE FIFTH RISKThe author of MONEYBALL and THE BIG SHORT, examines the energy, agriculture and commerce departments under President Trump.NPR00:48:50
Reporting In The Trump EraGreg Miller talks about breaking news, anonymous sourcing, and lies vs falsehoods. David Bianculli on the Kavanaugh hearings...NPR00:47:33
Robert RedfordHe has announced he's retiring from acting, and that his role in the new film THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, will be his last.NPR00:49:11
Is Democracy Dying?Anne Applebaum says changes taking place in Poland mirror whats happening in the US. David Bianculli reviews MURPHY BROWN.NPR00:48:44
Colbert's Late Show Band LeaderJon Batiste tells Terry Gross about his influences - from Thelonious Monk to Bach. His new album is HOLLYWOOD AFRICANS.NPR00:48:11
Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail LewisThey are from different generations, but both play the old style country music - her brother is Jerry Lee Lewis.NPR00:48:50
Former White NationalistDerek Black once promoted a racist agenda. His change of heart is the subject of a book, RISING OUT OF HATRED, by Eli Saslow.NPR00:47:60
The Life Of Muhammad AliJonathan Eig's biography of Ali draws on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files...NPR00:48:53
Maggie GyllenhaalShe stars in the HBO series THE DEUCE as Candy, a sex worker who becomes a porn actress and then porn director in 1970s New York...NPR00:47:36
Paul Manafort's Guilty PleaKen Vogel says Manafort engaged in illegal tactics in his campaign to burnish the image of Russian-backed Ukrainian president...NPR00:48:22
Evangelical Purity MovementIn her book PURE, Linda Kay Klein reflects on the deep, long-lasting shame caused by churches that claim women and girls are...NPR00:47:28
Astrophysics & The MilitaryIn his new book, Accessory to War, Neil DeGrasse Tyson argues that people who work in his field are often complicit to...NPR00:48:26
John Green On OCDGreen is the author of popular young adult novels such as TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, about a teenage girl with OCD...NPR00:48:24
Colin Jost & Michael CheThe SNL writers talk with Terry Gross about doing 'Saturday Night Live' in the Trump era, Twitter, and hosting...NPR00:47:22
Claire Tomalin: A LIFE OF MY OWNAfter writing biographies of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Mary Wollstonecraft, she turned to memoir...NPR00:48:04
Journalist Bob WoodwardHe's written books on every U.S. president since Richard Nixon. He says he's never encountered a president like Trump...NPR00:48:32
Feed Puerto RicoWhen Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, Chef Andres and his team sprung into action...NPR00:46:56
A Trucker's StoriesThe memoir THE LONG HAUL is filled with insights about a trucker's life on the road. Remembering Burt Reynolds.NPR00:48:18
Obama's Former Ethics CzarNorm Eisen's new book, THE LAST PALACE, is about his years as America's ambassador to the Czech Republic and...NPR00:47:01
John KerryThe former secretary of state reflects on the 2004 Presidential campaign and on the current state of American politics.NPR00:48:29
Activist Khalida BrohiShe speaks of several honor killings of women in her village in Pakistan. Maureen Corrigan reviews LAKE SUCCESS.NPR00:48:27
Three Emmy NomineesIssa Rae, co-creator HBO's INSECURE, Peter Morgan, creator of the Netflix's THE CROWN, Trevor Noah of THE DAILY SHOWNPR00:49:33
Two Emmy NomineesAlec Baldwin is nominated for playing Trump on SNL. Brian Tyree Henry for his role as Alfred ATLANTA. Remembering Paul TaylorNPR00:49:08
Jake Tapper, W. Kamau Bell, Stephen ColbertEmmy nominee interviews recognize a live interview with Kellyanne Conway, the star of UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA, and LATE SHOW hostNPR00:49:37
Scott Frank & Allison JanneyScott Frank put women in charge of the town in GODLESS. Allison Janney: what it's like being the tallest woman in the room.NPR00:48:55
John Oliver & Neil SimonThis week we're replaying interviews with 2018 Emmy nominees. Today, John Oliver & Neil Simon who died Sunday.NPR00:49:03
Remembering John McCainThe former prisoner of war, who died Saturday, says: "My experiences have made me so appreciative of the opportunities that I've been given."NPR00:49:40
THE RIDERFollowing a rodeo accident, Brady Jandreau refused to quit riding and training wild horseseven it if meant risking his life.NPR00:50:24
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & FAUDAReporter, Avi Issacharoff co-created an action series about an elite Israeli military unit... FAUDANPR00:50:01
Actor Andre HollandHe stars as a death row lawyer on the Hulu series CASTLE ROCK. Many of his characters wrestle with ...identity...NPR00:49:15
Dispatches From A Dopesick AmericaBeth Macy's book takes an intimate look at cops, judges, drug dealers, young heroin users and their long-suffering parents...NPR00:37:31
CRAZY RICH ASIANS AuthorKevin Kwan thought the adaptation of his bestselling novel might be a small independent film; instead it's been hailed...NPR00:48:42
John Le CarreHe was a spy early in his career. His novel A LEGACY OF SPIES came out in 2017. Ken Tucker on Aretha Franklin.NPR00:48:45
Remembering Aretha FranklinShe died today at 76. When she spoke with Terry Gross in 1999, she told stories behind some of her greatest recordings...NPR00:48:44
Consequences Of Climate ChangeSomini Sengupta discusses the dire consequences of rising temperatures, such as drought, famine, disease, war and...NPR00:48:55
Secret Missile RangeIn A GIRL'S GUIDE TO MISSILES Karen Piper describes how her parents designed weapons, but she didn't understand how...NPR00:47:21
Seymour Stein & Jim GavinStein tells of starting in the music business as a teen. Gavin on why he likes to write characters who are fools...NPR00:48:09
David Sedaris DiariesHe pulls from his decades-old diaries in THEFT BY FINDING. Film critic Justin Chang reviews Spike Lee's new film BLACKKKLANSMAN.NPR00:47:08
How ICE Went RogueFranklin Foer says President Trump has "radicalized" ICE, opening the door for the agency to deport any...NPR00:47:12
Childhood Sexual AbuseTHE TALE, a film about how Jennifer Fox survived 8th grade sexual abuse stars Laura Dern...NPR00:45:48
Undermined Democracy In EgyptDavid Kirkpatrick says Obama watched Arab democracy fall and now Trump embraces Egypt's autocratic president...NPR00:46:02
Reduce Mass Incarceration?Alternatives to jail, including community service, social services and even personal essays. Ken Tucker reviews HIVE MINDNPR00:47:12
Better Call SaulWe mark the return of the BREAKING BAD spinoff by listening to archival interviews with star Bob Odenkirk...NPR00:48:50
Documenting Hate In AmericaA.C. Thompson warns white power groups in the U.S. increasingly view themselves as paramilitary organizations.NPR00:49:28
Spying On WhalesPaleobiologist Nick Pyenson says today's whales are absolutely the largest vertebrate animals to have ever evolved...NPR00:49:15
Tony ShalhoubThe former MONK star recently won a Tony for his role in THE BAND'S VISIT and is up for an Emmy for...NPR00:46:44
Kidnapped By PiratesJournalist Michael Scott Moore tells how he was beaten & considered suicide before being released for ransom.NPR00:47:51
Stephen KingThe new Hulu horror series CASTLE ROCK is based on his fictional town in Maine. Justin Chang reviews MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT.NPR00:48:53
Pro-Putin Views In The U.S.Rosalind Helderman on Maria Butina's political connections, NRA relationship & involvement in our election...NPR00:48:14
Gay Conversion TherapyTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST is a film about a girl sent to a Christian gay conversion therapy center...NPR00:48:28
The Value Of MeatIs it possible to slaughter animals and eat meat in an an ethical way? That's the question Camas Davis answers.NPR00:47:50
Why We SleepSleep scientist Matthew Walker says sleep deficiency is associated with problems with concentration, memory and...NPR00:48:23
Russia, Trump & BrexitCarole Cadwalladr's investigation of Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit led her to connect Russia and the Trump campaign.NPR00:47:57
Bo BurnhamThe former YouTube star explores coming of age online in his new film EIGHTH GRADE. He talks of living with anxiety...NPR00:48:47
Wisconsin Political BattleDan Kaufman says the state experienced a conservative transformation in recent years... Geoff Nunberg on Brit vs US English.NPR00:49:16
Viv AlbertineShe was guitarist and lyricist for The Slits, one of the first all-women British punk bands. She talks of her early days...NPR00:49:57
Cartoonist John CallahanHe was a paraplegic and recovered alcoholic who poked fun at people like himself. Remembering Actor Tab Hunter.NPR00:48:33
Fox News & Trump White HouseGabriel Sherman says the president is in regular contact with Fox News host Sean Hannity: "They speak almost daily..."NPR00:45:27
Anti-Abortion RegretAfter decades in the militant anti-abortion movement, Rev. Rob Schenck had a change of heart. His memoir: COSTLY GRACENPR00:45:56
Mental Illness TreatmentAlisa Roth says half of inmates are mentally ill. Her book is INSANE. Maureen Corrigan reviews a novel by Ottessa Moshfegh.NPR00:46:57
Fish Oil SupplementsPaul Greenberg says harvesting tiny fish for omega-3 supplements is having a ripple effect, leading to less healthy...NPR00:45:54
Revolutionizing BreakfastA century ago, the Kellogg brothers took the world by storm with their mass-produced boxed cereal...NPR00:47:01
State Of The Supreme CourtAdam Liptak says the court's conservative justices have increasingly based their decisions on the foundation of free speech.NPR00:47:39
Traditional Music Legend Doc WatsonHe was a pioneering bluegrass, country and folk guitarist and singer who changed the way people thought about mountain music.NPR00:48:25
Russia And AmericaMichael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia, talks of the upcoming Trump-Putin summit. His memoir: FROM COLD WAR TO HOT PEACE.NPR00:47:35
Filmmaker And Rapper Boots RileyHis film SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is a social and political satire inspired by life as a telemarketer. Lost John Coltrane recordings...NPR00:48:51
Remembering Poet Donald HallHe wrote about farm work and his wife, Jane Kenyon, in a 1993 memoir LIFE WORK. David Edelstein reviews LEAVE NO TRACENPR00:48:57
Crisis At The BorderJonathan Blitzer has met women there who cry so violently they can barely speak. Ken Tucker reviews EVERYTHING IS LOVE.NPR00:47:45
Comic W. Kamau BellHe talks of his ancestry, hanging with Anthony Bourdain, and the #MeToo movement. His Netflix specia: PRIVATE SCHOOL NEGRONPR00:48:22
Why Families Can't Afford AmericaAlissa Quart argues that the costs of housing, child care, health care and college are outpacing salaries and threatening...NPR00:49:01
Exposing The Flint Water CrisisDr. Mona Hanna-Attisha faced a backlash: The state accused her of causing near hysteria. Her book: WHAT THE EYES DON'T SEENPR00:48:25
Government BunkersIn RAVEN ROCK, Garrett Graff describes bunkers designed to protect U.S. leaders in the event of a catastrophe.NPR00:49:14
Inside America's First FamilyJournalist Emily Jane Fox focused on Trump's three marriages and five children when writing her new book...NPR00:47:07
Novelist Stephen McCauleyHis book, MY EX-LIFE, is a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended ... when the husband came out as gay...NPR00:48:01
David SangerHe says US officials worry that foreign powers have malware that could take down critical infrastructure.NPR00:48:42
John PrineThe singer, songwriter and guitarist underwent surgeries in 1996 and 2013 that affected his throat and voice...NPR00:48:54
A North Philly FamilyJonathan Olshefski spent nearly 10 years filming a family running a recording studio in a working-class neighborhood.NPR00:48:29
Remembering Jill Ker ConwayA women's history scholar and the first female president of Smith College, died June 1. She fought for women's equality...NPR00:49:03
Politics Of PatriotismHoward Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, THE HERITAGE...NPR00:47:41
Paul Schrader & Ethan HawkeSchrader wrote and directed FIRST REFORMED, which stars Hawke, TAXI DRIVER and RAGING BULL...NPR00:48:43
HeredityCarl Zimmer's new book, SHE HAS HER MOTHER'S LAUGH, is about the broader implications of genetic research and testing...NPR00:47:32
Remembering Anthony BourdainHe traveled the world, sampling local cuisine and meeting people along the way. We listen to his interview from 2016...NPR00:49:29
Nick OffermanAfter making a career playing colorful cranks, he plays a different, more nuanced character in HEARTS BEAT LOUD.NPR00:47:33
Twitter To Fight TerrorismClint Watts developed online relationships with terrorists and their sympathizers to undermine terror networks...NPR00:47:49
Ben RhodesSpeechwriter & adviser to Obama on some intense moments with him & Russian interference in the 2016 electionNPR00:48:28
Keith HernandezHis memoir about learning baseball and being his own worst enemy is I'M KEITH HERNANDEZ. Kevin Whitehead reviews STRANGER DAYSNPR00:47:33
Author Tom PerrottaHis new book, MRS. FLETCHER, tells the story of a single mother whose only child has left for college...NPR00:47:24
André Leon TalleyThe former Vogue Editor felt like a misfit growing up until he stumbled upon a copy of the iconic fashion magazine...NPR00:48:46
Fight For Freedom In Modern IranMasih Alinejad discusses her campaign against a law requiring Iranian women and girls to cover their heads with a hijab.NPR00:48:03
David SedarisHe talks about his hobby picking up roadside trash, the secret to being in a long relationship, and his new...NPR00:48:48
Rodgers & Hammerstein: RevolutionariesTodd Purdum's book, SOMETHING WONDERFUL, is about their creative partnership and strained personal relationship...NPR00:47:22
Philip Roth, Part IIWe continue our tribute to literary giant Philip Roth with excerpts of interviews about his novels...'NPR00:49:15
Philip Roth, Part IThe influential novelist won almost every major literary award, but still found the writing process was full of discovery.NPR00:47:51
Ronan FarrowHe won a Pultizer Prize for his reporting on the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. His new book is WAR ON PEACE.NPR00:47:28
Science & Culture Of PregnancyAngela Garbes explains the importance of the placenta, breast milk... Ken Tucker reviews TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL...NPR00:48:03
Michael Chabon On FatherhoodHe writes about his relationship with his father and his own experiences as the parent of four...NPR00:49:13
Remembering Tom WolfeHe began experimenting with nonfiction writing techniques in the 1960s. Also, a 2014 interview with author Edward St. Aubyn.NPR00:48:43
Trump's War On The 'Deep State'Evan Osnos says hundreds of non-partisan civil servants... have been marginalized or pushed out of government entirely.NPR00:47:05
Comic Tig NotaroHer new special is HAPPY TO BE HERE. Film critic Justin Chang reviews FIRST REFORMER.NPR00:48:26
PsychedelicsMichael Pollan talks about his new book, HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND. It covers the history of psychedelic drugs...NPR01:07:17
Robin Williams BiographyWriter Dave Itzkoff examines Williams' comic brilliance and struggle with addiction in the biography ROBIN.NPR00:47:25
Crime & Punishment In Black AmericaJames Forman Jr. says African-American leaders... often support policies disproportionately targeting blacks.NPR00:47:24
Annette BeningShe spoke with Terry about her transition from stage to screen, her stop-and-start approach to show business, and...NPR00:48:35
Secret Inner Workings Of The EPAEric Lipton says... Scott Pruitt and his staff have gone to great lengths to keep the public and media at a distance...NPR00:47:45
Jay & Mark DuplassThe filmmaker siblings' short film, THIS IS JOHN, made for $3 on a VHS tape, went to the Sundance Film Festival...NPR00:46:54
Chef Lidia BastianichShe grew up eating farm-to-table meals with her Italian family. She drew on that in opening her first restaurant.NPR00:47:26
Lynching In AmericaThe new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., honors the victims of lynching and racial terrorism...NPR00:49:25
Singer-Songwriter Tracey ThornShe sings about the different stages of women's lives on her new solo album, RECORD.NPR00:48:28
Making Sense Of Present PoliticsJon Meacham historical times when the nation was divided can help shed light on "the politics of the moment."NPR00:47:41
Comic Michelle WolfIn an exclusive interview after the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Wolf addresses the backlash to her set...NPR00:47:27
Journalist Alex WagnerCBS News contributor Alex Wagner was curious about the roots of her mixed-race ancestry. Her book is FUTUREFACE.NPR00:47:07
Remembering Bob DoroughBobdied this week at 94. He was best known for songs he wrote for SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, like MY HERO, ZERO...NPR00:49:28
Jake TapperHe talks of his heated interview with Trump adviser Stephen Miller, being parodied on 'SNL,' cartooning and his novel...NPR00:47:40
America's White Power MovementHistorian Kathleen Belew's book is BRING THE WAR HOME. Critic Ken Tucker shares some new hip-hop tracks...NPR00:48:03
The Pope Who Would Be KingPius IX saw progress and freedom of speech as anti-Catholic and instituted the doctrine of Papal infallibility...NPR00:49:15
Poet Gregory PardloHis memoir AIR TRAFFIC chronicles his complicated relationship with his father, his brief time in the Marines, and...NPR00:48:37
Milos FormanHe was known for the films ONE FEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, AMADEUS, & THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT...NPR00:47:29
Who's 'Behind @realDonaldTrump?Robert Draper tells Terry Gross how Dan Scavino edits many of the president's tweets and his possible ties to Russia.NPR00:47:55
Brian Tyree HenryHe plays Alfred Miles,on the Emmy winning FX series 'Atlanta.' He talks about his life, and education...NPR00:47:41
James ComeyThe former FBI director tells Terry Gross that he wants to sound the alarm about the "forest fire" of the Trump presidency...NPR00:47:38
The Future Is TexasLawrence Wright predicts the largest red state will eventually turn blue and change the nation's politics...NPR00:46:09
Jon Bon JoviThe rock icon is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this week. Review: YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE.NPR00:46:51
America's Eviction CrisisThere were 2.3 million evictions filed in the U.S. in 2016 - about four per minute. Review of THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS.NPR00:46:04
Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?Robert Kuttner on the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China and the possible consequences...NPR00:46:55
A Wounded CowboyFollowing a rodeo accident, Brady Jandreau refused to quit riding and training wild horses even it if meant risking his life.NPR00:44:59
Rodgers & HammersteinTodd Purdum's book is about the creative partnership and strained personal relationship behind hit shows...NPR00:48:31
The Forgotten Osage MurdersOsage Indians in the 20's were killed in mysterious and disturbing ways... David Bianculli's movie reviews.NPR00:48:16
'Legion' Actor Dan StevensStevens talks about wearing a motion capture suit in the live action 'Beauty and the Beast.' Plus music & film reviews.NPR00:48:35
Mark Oliver Everett (Eels)Four years ago, the Eels founder decided to take a break from music. Now he's back, with a new album, THE DECONSTRUCTION.NPR00:48:42
Madeleine AlbrightThe former secretary of state calls Trump the most anti-democratic leader I have studied in American history...NPR00:47:29
Steven Bochco & Siamese TwinsThe 'Original Siamese Twins' who eventually fathered 21 children. Remembering TV Producer Steven Bochco, who died recently.NPR00:49:17
Obama White House StaffersComic Bill Hader's latest project is the HBO series 'Barry.' Alyssa Mastromonaco on six years working for the president.NPR00:48:53
The Mueller InvestigationDavid Kirkpatrick on the connection between the investigation and efforts by the Arabs to influence U.S. policy.NPR00:48:06
Growing Up UndocumentedSara Saedi was two when her parents fled Iran and moved to California. Her memoir, AMERICANIZED describes her path...NPR00:45:09
Doctors' Bias Against WomenMaya Dusenbery says medicine has a systemic and unconscious bias against women from what they learn in medical school.NPR00:47:42
'Hidden' Civil Rights MovementsAdam Winkler says for 200 years businesses have claimed constitutional rights originally intended for people.NPR00:46:44
Singer-Songwriter Margo PriceShe pawned her wedding ring - and her husband sold their car - to pay for her 2016 debut album...NPR00:48:01
Trump's Business & Politics In IndiaAnjali Kamat discusses his business deals in India. David Bianculli reviews THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLINGNPR00:46:07
Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.He was the son of a civil rights journalist in Birmingham, Ala., and joined 'The Daily Show' in 2015, after working...NPR00:49:12
The Triumph Of ChristianityBart Ehrman says the early spread of Christianity transformed the history of the West - for better or worse...NPR00:47:39
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Adding Words To The DictionaryIn 2017 binge-watch, humblebrag, photobomb, NSFW, truther, face-palm and listicle were among the new additions...NPR00:47:16
AI EvolutionCade Metz discusses how computers can learn, their limitations, and the dangers of their mistakes...NPR00:46:42
Actor Danny TrejoHe made a career playing menacing tough guys, from BREAKING BAD to MACHETE. He says his days in San Quentin prepared him for actingNPR00:48:38
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The Trump-Russia DossierJane Mayer tells of ex-spy Christopher Steele, the man behind the unverified dossier with Trump's ties with Russia.NPR00:45:55
Mexican-American WriterLuis Alberto Urrea Finds Inspiration In Family, Tragedy & Trump. His book had a dramatic rewrite after Trump...NPR00:48:16
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LGBTQ Activist Sarah McBrideWhen she spoke at the 2016 Democratic Convention, She was the first trans person to speak at a major party convention.NPR00:48:24
Effects Of Psychotropic DrugsLauren Slater says "As a nation, we're gobbling them down." Kevin Whitehead reviews two by Nina Simone...NPR00:47:19
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Russia's Troll FactoryScott Shane discusses Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians who allegedly participated in a complex...NPR00:48:16
Richard JenkinsHe began his career on the stage, and didn't get a movie role until his 30s. Kevin Whitehead reviews Teddy Wilson'NPR00:47:46
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Mister Rogers & The Fish ManMister Rogers 1984 interview with Terry Gross. Doug Jones tells of playing the fish man in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER.NPR00:48:46
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Trump & The Immigration DebateJonathan Blitzer accuses Trump of portraying immigrants as criminals. A review of BLACK PANTHERNPR00:47:09
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Steve Bannon on #MeTooAfter he was ousted from the White House, Josh Green was the first journalist he called. Green's book: DEVIL'S BARGAIN...NPR00:47:40
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Who Is Watching You?Robert Draper talks about state-of-the-art surveillance, from closed-circuit TV to drones — and the consequences...NPR00:48:14
Jordan KlepperWe interview the host of the Comedy Central show THE OPPOSITION. Maureen Corrigan reviews SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY.NPR00:47:01
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Brushes With DeathMaggie O'Farrell has survived terrifying episodes. Her memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, details 17 near-death experiences...NPR00:48:60
'Lady Bird' & 'Mudbound'We revisit interviews with award-winning filmmakers Greta Gerwig and Dee Rees. A review of 'On Body and Soul'...NPR00:48:09
Mueller's Reputation In WashingtonWe talk with journalist Garrett Graff about his leadership style, reputation in Washington, and what might happen...NPR00:46:51
Israel's Targeted AssassinationsRonen Bergman says that while Israel's targeted assassinations were tactical successes, they were diplomatically harmful.NPR00:46:43
Hollywood Blacklist & High NoonGlenn Frankel's book is about the Hollywood Blacklist and the classic film HIGH NOON, a parable about it.NPR00:48:15
The Plot Against AmericaFranklin Foer says Paul Manafort became entangled in the world of dictators, oligarchs and dirty money.NPR00:47:38
Sam BakerIn 1986 he was injured on a train in Peru. Somehow, during his long recovery, songs started coming to him...NPR00:47:46
Shaping Federal PolicyFormer Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBTQ Activists Are shaping Health and Human Services policies.NPR00:47:48
The Oldest OldJohn Leland followed six people above the age of 85 for one year. That inspired his book, HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE.NPR00:48:09
Phantom ThreadSet in 1950s London, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film features Daniel Day-Lewis as a renowned and obsessive fashion designer.NPR00:47:52
How Democracies DieSteven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt warn that American democracy is in trouble. Ken Tucker reviews Charli XCX's new album...NPR00:47:44
Remembering Joe FrankFrank, who died this week, created the radio drama series WORK IN PROGRESS and was known for his intimate monologues...NPR00:47:52
Former Neo-Nazi Helps OthersChristian Picciolini was a white power skinhead. He eventually withdrew and founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengageNPR00:46:50
A Danger Within UsJeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than pharmaceuticals...NPR00:47:38
Peter MorganHis Netflix series, 'The Crown', now in its second season, centers on a young Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family.NPR00:47:31
Melba Pattillo BealsOne of the Little Rock Nine, she's written a new book called 'I Will Not Fear,' about her childhood...NPR00:49:07
Comic Pete HolmesHis HBO show 'Crashing' is based on his real life, after his wife left him and he struggled to find his voice onstage.NPR00:48:13
Lena WaitheShe made history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing, for her work on MASTER OF NONENPR00:47:60
The Making Of Pixar's COCOA film about the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday for remembering dead loved ones. It just won the Golden GlobeNPR00:49:02
Patrice BanksShe left a six-figure salary to pursue her dream of owning an auto shop, and in 2016 opened Girls Auto Clinic.NPR00:47:30
The Opioid Epidemic +German Lopez details the scope of the opioid epidemic. Bobby Allyn on the potential Philadelphia safe injection site.NPR00:48:49
Jordan Peele On GET OUTIt tells the story of a young black man whose white girlfriend takes him to meet her parents for the first time.NPR00:47:46
Can Trump Stop Mueller?Neal Katyal lays out the legal issues that could arise if Trump tries to interfere with the Mueller investigation...NPR00:47:13
Making China Great AgainEvan Osnos talks about how China learned to use President Trump to its advantage...NPR00:47:06
Fight Against Alzheimer'sJoseph Jebelli's book THE PURSUIT OF MEMORY, is about Alzheimer's. Maureen Corrigan on mystery writer Sue Grafton.NPR00:46:08
Actor Jonathan GroffOur Best of 2017 series comes to an end with actor Jonathan Groff, star of Netflix's Mindhunter...NPR00:47:37
Hasan Minhaj & Seth MeyersOur Best of 2017 series continues with Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj and Late Night host Seth Meyers.NPR00:47:23
Spy Novelist John Le CarréOur Best of 2017 series continues with best-selling novelist John Le Carré. His latest book is A LEGACY OF SPIES.NPR00:47:42
Comic Patton OswaltAfter the sudden death of his wife, he felt his life slipping away. He talks about grief, returning to comedy, and...NPR00:47:38
Lin-Manuel MirandaThe man behind HAMILTON discusses his prize-winning project, and his role in the Disney film MOANA...NPR00:47:15
Remembering Keely SmithSmith, who just died, was discovered by Louis Prima as a teenager. She married him, and they became a popular Las Vegas actNPR00:49:35
All Things ConsideredHost Robert Siegel will retire in January after 41 years. David Bianculli shares his picks for best shows of 2017.NPR00:47:40
'Quest' Follows A FamilyJonathan Olshefski spent 8 years filming Christopher Rainey and his family, who run a recording studio in North PhillyNPR00:48:43
Sex & American PoliticsR. Marie Griffith writes about how battles around sex, gender and sexual orientation became part of American politics...NPR00:47:58
MiscellanyBarton Seaver gets folks excited about fish. Justin Chang's top movies of 2017. Jennifer Egan's MANHATTAN BEACH...NPR00:47:51
Katharine Graham & Ben BradleeThe new Spielberg film THE POST tells their story as they defy a federal judge by publishing the Pentagon Papers...NPR00:49:48
Spike LeeA new Netflix series features a young artist from Lee's debut film who avoids committed relationships.NPR00:48:41
Rethinking InfidelityEsther Perel's new book focuses on couples dealing with infidelity. We remember Smithereens' lead singer Pat DiNizio...NPR00:48:24
Ranky TankyThree members of Ranky Tanky perform songs from their debut album. Maureen Corrigan picks her best books of 2017NPR00:48:55
'Godless' Creator Scott FrankHe says 'Godless' was inspired by old Southwestern towns where women took over after the men died in an accident...NPR00:47:16
Racial Cleansing in GeorgiaIn 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and businesses in Forsyth County. BLOOD AT THE ROOT, tells the storyNPR00:50:33
Mueller InvestigationCNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses the Mueller investigation and the approach Trump's legal team is taking.NPR00:47:19
James FrancoHis new film, THE DISASTER ARTIST, is a behind-the-scenes take on the a cult classic THE ROOM, (the CITIZEN KANE of bad movies)NPR00:48:58
Golden Age Of Sunday ComicsCullen Murphy grew up the son of a cartoonist who drew the Prince Valiant strip. His new memoir is 'Cartoon County.'NPR00:47:56
A Nuclear War PlannerDaniel Ellsberg, of Pentagon Papers fame has a new memoir, 'The Doomsday Machine,' about his years as a security analyst...NPR00:48:53
LGBTQ Activist Cleve JonesFor World AIDS Day we repeat our 2016 interview of Cleve Jones. Reviews of 'The Astaire Story' & 'The Disaster Artist.'NPR00:47:05
Anita Hill & Sexual HarassmentJournalists Jane Mayer and Rebecca Traister look back on Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings...NPR00:46:48
'The President Show'A new Comedy Central series is set up like a late night talk show, hosted by President Trump with Vice President Pence as his sidekick.NPR00:46:17
AnesthesiaDr. Henry Jay Przybylo's memoir 'Counting Backwards.' Jesmyn Ward on her book 'Sing, Unburied, Sing.'NPR00:47:30
Comic Patton OswaltAfter his wife's death, he felt his life slipping away. But over the past year, things took a turn: He fell in love again...NPR00:47:17
Loudon Wainwright IIIHe details his life as a husband, father, son, philanderer and musician in the memoir 'Liner Notes.'NPR00:47:57
Jimmy FallonHe talks with Terry Gross about parenting, being entertaining in times of tragedy, and the biggest thing he learned...NPR00:48:03
Margo PriceShe pawned her wedding ring, and her husband sold their car to pay for her 2016 debut album, 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter.'NPR00:48:28
How Russia Helped TrumpGuardian reporter Luke Harding's new book is 'Collusion.' Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Call Me By Your Name.'NPR00:48:29
Inside The Panama PapersThe Panama Papers detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. John Powers reviews the book 'The Dawn Watch.'NPR00:48:04
Mindy Kaling & Liz Smith'The Mindy Project' has ended after six seasons. We remember the late New York Daily News columnist Liz Smith.NPR00:49:14
Greta Gerwig On 'Lady Bird'The co-writer and star of 'Frances Ha' and 'Mistress America,' is making her directorial debut with the new film 'Lady Bird.'NPR00:48:39
Breaking The Weinstein StoryHow Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey broke the New York Times story of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations.NPR00:48:07
Filmmaker Dee Rees'Mudbound' follows two families, one black and one white, in the WWII era. "sequel" to the Netflix series STRANGER THINGS...NPR00:49:12
New Lives For Gang MembersHomeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle has spent 30 years working in LA with gang members and young people...NPR00:49:01
Vietnam War Turning PointMark Bowden, author of BLACK HAWK DOWN, talks about a turning point in the Vietnam War, the ferocious battle for...NPR00:49:18
Understanding BitcoinTech writer Nathaniel Popper says major banks are looking at the possibilities of its decentralized network...NPR00:47:45
Lou Reed: A LifeAnthony DeCurtis writes about the darker side of Reed's life, including addiction and domestic abuse...NPR00:48:60
Obama White House PhotographerPete Souza held the job for eight years. He spoke with Terry Gross about capturing the mood and emotion of everything...NPR00:48:20
Trump Changes Federal Gov'tPresident Trump's picks to lead federal agencies and the consequences... Lloyd Schwartz reviews a recording by Nelson Freire.NPR00:47:37
A World Of SmellIn her book, Alexandra Horowitz explores the mysteries and mechanics of canine noses. Reviews of 'Alias Grace,' & 'Lady Bird.'NPR00:48:47
Antibiotics & Modern AgricultureMaryn McKenna explores how many chickens have been fed antibiotics, which can lead to serious infections in humans.NPR00:46:57
Feminist Writer Lindy WestShe talks about leaving Twitter, abortion, and how Internet trolls influenced the Trump campaign. Ken Tucker reviews Bob Dylan.NPR00:48:43
Actor Jonathan GroffHe stars in the new Netflix series 'Mindhunter' as an FBI agent trying to understand the minds of serial killers...NPR00:47:20
Humorist John HodgmanHe talks of growing up an only child, the death of his mother, and his time as a contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.NPR00:47:50
How To Train Your CatFeline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis explains how to train your cat to come on command, take medicine and stop waking you up...NPR00:48:44
Technology's Frightful FiveFarhad Manjoo warns that Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook are collectively more powerful than many governments...NPR00:47:35
Fighting Extremism In AfricaAlexis Okeoto interviewed teens abducted by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, and a girl who escaped from Boko Haram...NPR00:48:48
Rising Seas & Sinking CitiesAuthor Jeff Goodell says American cities are under threat from extreme weather, rising sea levels and lax enforcement of...NPR00:48:33
Life And Death Of Eric GarnerJournalist Matt Taibbi's book, 'I Can't Breathe,' argues that 'broken windows' policing is to blame for Garner's death.NPR00:48:59
Anthony BourdainThe 'Parts Unknown' host talks about starting out as a dishwasher, finding his writing voice, and the only food...NPR00:49:31
Author John GreenHis new novel Turtles All The Way Down, is about a teen girl with OCD. David Bianculli reviews a new Hulu documentary...NPR00:48:57
'The Danger Of President Pence'Though Trump ran as an outsider, Jane Mayer describes his Pence as "the connective tissue" between Trump and the billionaire...NPR00:47:39
Amy Tan: 'Where The Past Begins'She explores the contradictions of her upbringing in the memoir. Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Death in the Air.'NPR00:49:11
Why We SleepMatthew Walker says sleep deficiency is associated with problems in concentration, memory, immune system & shorter lifespans.NPR00:49:12
Systemic School SegregationJournalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents...NPR00:48:19
Jimmy FallonTalks with Terry Gross about his new children's book, being entertaining in times of tragedy, and the biggest...NPR00:48:60
Director Noah BaumbachHis new film 'The Meyerowitz Stories' revolves around three adult siblings whose father is a self-absorbed sculptor...NPR00:50:24
Rex Tillerson - Breaking PointWriter Dexter Filkins says Tillerson is a diplomat in an administration that doesn't value diplomacy; a sober, steady guy...NPR00:49:08
Stalin's War On UkraineIn the 1930s Stalin created a famine to suppress an uprising in Ukraine, as described in a new book 'The Red Famine.'NPR00:48:53
The Platinum Age Of TVDavid Bianculli's book revisits the best of the small screen; from 'I Love Lucy' to 'The Walking Dead.'NPR00:48:42
NRA-Backed Gun LawsMike Spies says the NRA is normalizing gun carrying as much as possible in public life. David Edelstein reviews Blade Runner 2049NPR00:49:21
Life Of Muhammad AliJonathan Eig's new biography draws on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files...NPR00:49:19
Remembering Tom PettySinger and guitarist Tom Petty, who died Monday, spoke with Terry Gross in 2006 about launching his Hall Of Fame career.NPR00:47:47
Roz Chast & Daniel MendelsohnChast has a new book of cartoons. Mendelsohn's book is 'An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic.'NPR00:47:28
Larry David / Hugh HefnerLarry David's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' returns after a six year hiatus. Terry Gross' 1999 conversation with Hugh Hefner.NPR00:48:07
Lobbying In Trump's WashingtonNicholas Confessore explains how Trump's election was a boon to those with access to the president...NPR00:48:33
David Simon & George PelecanosSimon and Pelecanos talk about their new HBO series 'The Deuce,' which takes place in 1971 New York City...NPR00:47:53
How Churchill Became Hero Of The EmpireAuthor Candice Millard argues that Churchill's escapades during the Boer War were turning points in his life...NPR00:49:05
Former Obama Speechwriter David LittWriting speeches and jokes for Obama was often a delicate task. His new memoir: 'Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years'NPR00:48:39
Billie Jean KingJohn Powers remembers the monumental 'Battle of the Sexes' match between tennis players King and Bobby Riggs...NPR00:48:35
'The Vietnam War'The 10-part PBS series uncovers never-before-seen footage from the War, telling the story from multiple perspectives...NPR00:48:05
Life And Times Of Michael A.Danielle Allen mourns the death of her cousin, and denounces the prison system in her new book...NPR00:48:10
One Nation After TrumpJournalists believe the Trump presidency and this period of national soul-searching could lead to an era of Democratic renewal.NPR00:48:40
Hillary Rodham ClintonShe talks of her loss to Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey, and whether she would question the legitimacy of...NPR00:48:53
Bruce SpringsteenThe Boss spoke with Terry Gross last year about masculinity, New Jersey, and why he wishes he was his stage persona...NPR00:48:50
Jazz Pianist Fred HerschHe began his jazz career in the closet, but nearly 30 years ago, he identified himself as gay and HIV positive...NPR00:47:18
Nuclear War With North Korea?Evan Osnos visited North Korea in August to understand what they really mean when they talk about nuclear war.NPR00:48:40
Katy Tur On The Trump CampaignHer new memoir about the campaign is 'Unbelievable.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Claire Messud's novel, 'The Burning Girl.'NPR00:47:49
9/11 First Responder John FealFive days after the Sept. 11 attacks, while working at ground zero, an 8,000 lb. piece of steel fell on Feal's foot, crushing it...NPR00:48:19
Pamela Adlon On 'Better Things'Her FX series (starting Sept 14) is based on her own experience raising three girls as a single mom.NPR00:49:07
Mike White On 'Brad's Status'In his new film, a father starts to experience status anxiety while taking his son on a college tour - a universal situation...NPR00:48:43
Loudon Wainwright IIIHe's written remarkable songs about family, and how we hurt and heal each other. His new memoir 'Liner Notes.'NPR00:48:55
John Le CarreThe 85-year-old novelist spent time as a spy. His new book is 'A Legacy of Spies.'NPR00:48:21
Billy BraggThe British singer-songwriter writes about skiffle, a music movement inspired by American roots music, in his new book...NPR00:50:34
30th Anniversary #6Joey Ramone, lead singer of The Ramones. John Waters on Hairspray. In the wake of Harvey.NPR00:48:15
30th Anniversary #5Drummer Max Roach. Singer Anita O'Day made it big singing with Gene Krupa. Pianist Jay McShann and his sideman Charlie Parker.NPR00:49:20
30th Anniversary #4Paul Schrader: writer of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull... John Updike: novelist. Tobe Hooper: Texas Chain Saw Massacre director.NPR00:49:40
30th Anniversary #3Ronnie Spector of the '60s girl group The Ronettes. Ben E. King of The Drifters. Otis Williams of The Temptations.NPR00:50:26
30th Anniversary #2We continue our 30th anniversary celebration. Elia Kazan on directing Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, Kirk Douglas on directing Spartacus...NPR00:50:18
30th Anniversary #1Interviews from our beginning as a daily, national show. Patty Duke, Carl Reiner, Antonio Carlos Jobim, etc.NPR00:49:31
The 'Invisible Injuries' Of WarMarine Sergeant TJ Brennan suffered memory loss and PTSD in Afghanistan. Finbarr O'Reilly captured it on film. Their book: 'Shooting Ghosts.'NPR00:48:41
Armed Militias & The New Protest LandscapeMark Pitcavage, researcher at the Anti-Defamation League, on America's militia movement, what it stands for, and how it has evolved...NPR00:49:47
Decoding The Unabomber's WritingJames R. Fitzgerald says Ted Kaczynski's writings helped cracked the case that confounded the FBI for more than 17 years...NPR00:48:45
Remembering Jerry LewisIn 2005, Lewis told Terry Gross about his partnership with singer Dean Martin and how he honed his comic skills...NPR00:49:59
Billy Eichner & Julie KlausnerThey play two snarky, pop culture obsessives in New York City in the Hulu series 'Difficult People.' Justin Chang reviews 'Patti Cake$.'NPR00:49:34
Bridget Everett & John ChoBridget (seen on 'Inside Amy Schumer') talks about her raunchy act. John talks about 'Columbus,' clashes with his parents...NPR00:48:33
Regulated Become The Regulators'Eric Lipton says lobbyists now working for the government lead a regulatory roll back benefiting industries they used to representNPR00:48:39
Max Brooks On DoomsdayHis stable childhood with parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft stands in contrast to wild stories he tells in novels like World War ZNPR00:48:41
Life In A Colony For The DisabledMolly McCully Brown, in her new collection of poems, imagines life inside the colony. Kevin Whitehead reviews the Bill Evans Trio.NPR00:48:20
Broadway Legend Barbara CookCook, who starred in Broadway shows like 'The Music Man' and 'Candide, died Tuesday at 89. She spoke with Terry in 2016NPR00:49:49
JFK's Assassination: UnfoldingPhilip Shenon tells of newly-declassified documents which shed light on Lee Harvey Oswald's trip to Mexico weeks before the assassination.NPR00:49:47
Should I Help My Patients Die?Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter is grappling with when to implement her state's new End of Life Option Act...NPR00:49:50
The Kellogg BrothersA century ago, two brothers revolutionized breakfast with mass-produced boxed cereal. Howard Markel chronicles their relationshipNPR00:48:21
Why Buddhism Is TrueScience journalist and author Robert Wright says that Buddhist meditation might help counteract our natural tendency towards...NPR00:49:28
Remembering Jeanne MoreauAn icon of French New Wave cinema, died on Monday at 89. She starred in the films 'Jules and Jim' and 'The Lovers.'NPR00:49:28
Bill Moyers52 years ago, he witnessed firsthand the political maneuvering that resulted in the landmark passage of Medicare...NPR00:47:40
Former VP Al GoreHis documentary, 'An Inconvenient Sequel,' seeks to build bipartisan consensus to address climate change...NPR00:48:45
Ariel Levy On Love And LossHer memoir 'The Rules Do Not Apply,' explores her loss of identity as a wife and mother, and how writing saved her...NPR00:48:23
Author Tom PerrottaHis previous books 'Election' and 'Little Children' were made into films, and 'The Leftovers' became an HBO series...NPR00:47:37
Jazz Pianist Dave Frishberg...Frishberg has a new memoir. Ray Manzarek talks about coming up with his keyboard part. David Edelstein reviews 'Detroit.'NPR00:50:12
Covering President TrumpNew York Times correspondent Peter Baker says Trump has crossed so many boundaries "it's easy to become inured to it."NPR00:48:56
The 'Great Quake'Henry Fountain says the deadly quake that shook Alaska in 1964 Changed Our Understanding Of The Planet.NPR00:48:53
Jessica WilliamsThe '2 Dope Queens' co-host talks about growing up in a religious family, landing a job on 'The Daily Show' at 22, and ...NPR00:48:28

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