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Current Fresh Air Podcasts
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Frederick DouglassDavid Blight's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography describes Douglass' escape from slavery, his passionate leadership...NPR00:49:37
History Of Baseball In 10 PitchesTyler Kepner spoke to 22 hall-of-fame pitchers about what they throw, and how they get a mental edge over hitters...NPR00:48:06
Actor Christopher MeloniAfter 12 seasons on Law & Order: SVU, Christopher Meloni plays a disgraced policeman-turned-hit man in the second season of HAPPY!.NPR00:49:26
How Climate Change Threatens UsBill McKibben, who first warned of climate change 30 years ago, says its effects are now upon us...NPR00:48:52
Robert CaroThe two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks of his two most famous works: biographies of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses.NPR00:48:24
Ray RomanoRay Romano spoke to us in 2016 about life after EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and how fame has affected him. His new Netflix special...NPR00:47:54
Henry WinklerAfter wrapping up his role as The Fonz, he struggled with typecasting. He now plays a self-involved acting teacher on HBO's BARRY.NPR00:49:04
American Prosecution & Mass IncarcerationThe U.S. prison population is booming; as many people have criminal records as have graduated college. Emily Bazelon attributes...NPR00:47:35
Congress In The Trump EraJake Sherman and Anna Palmer discuss the power dynamics of Capitol Hill during the Trump Presidency. Their new book: THE HILL TO DIE ON.NPR00:47:50
Climate Change Becomes PartisanPre-1989 climate change was viewed as a bipartisan problem; then the the oil industry bared its fangs and everything changed...NPR00:48:13
Gwen Verdon & Bob FosseThe new FX series Fosse/Verdon celebrates the professional and romantic relationship between choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon.NPR00:49:21
Conductor Yannick Nezet-SeguinThe director of New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, speaks about his style of leadership...NPR00:48:30
Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.His new book is STONY THE ROAD. He points to post-Civil War Reconstruction as the genesis of white supremacy...NPR00:49:54
Ongoing Venezuelan CrisisShortages of food, water, medicine and power are so extreme that 10% of the population has left. No resolution is in sight...NPR00:49:14
The Impact Of Justice John RobertsJoan Biskupic discusses the roots of Roberts' conservatism and his work for the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.NPR00:49:24
Inspiration In Family, Tragedy & TrumpLuis Alberto Urrea's book THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS borrows from the story of his older brother, who died of cancer...NPR00:48:15
A Therapist Goes To TherapyLori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist who started seeing a therapist herself after the man she thought she would marry unexpectedly broke up...NPR00:46:48
Natasha Lyonne On RUSSIAN DOLLHer character on the Netflix series keeps dying and coming back to life. It's a premise that strikes a chord with the actor...NPR00:47:54
Comic John MulaneyHe was a Saturday Night Live writer for 5 years and recently returned to host for the first time. "I was absolutely terrified," he says...NPR00:47:43
The New Zealand MassacreJ.M. Berger studies the online activity of extremists. He warns that white nationalism is a growing phenomenon worldwide...NPR00:47:48
Remembering W.S. Merwin & Dick DaleMerwin, former U.S. poet laureate, died March 15. Dick Dale, "King of the Surf Guitar," died March 16 at 81...NPR00:48:59
Did Russia Influence Brexit?Ed Caesar discusses Arron Banks, the businessman who funded the extreme pro-Brexit Leave campaign; possibly with help from Russia.NPR00:48:16
Women Left Out Of The ConstitutionHeidi Schreck found the Constitution failed to protect four generations of women in her family. Her play is headed to Broadway.NPR00:47:22
The Emotional Lives Of PrimatesPrimatologist Frans de Waal talks about how primates experience jealousy, reconciliation, and empathy just like humans...NPR00:48:34
Exposing Incarceration Health RisksDr. Homer Venters details horrific cases of inmate deaths from beatings and neglect, and how a new medical record system could...NPR00:49:27
Remembering Drummer Hal BlaineOne of the most prolific drummers in rock 'n roll history, played on recordings with the Beach Boys, Elvis, Sinatra and many others.NPR00:48:28
Aidy Bryant On SNL & ShrillShe mourns the time she lost in her teens and early 20s feeling self-conscious about her weight and living in fear of judgment...NPR00:47:28
Emergency Room CostsHow could an ER visit in which you get only a Band-Aid cost $629? Sarah Kliff, Vox health policy reporter investigates...NPR00:46:54
Inside The Fight For Free PressDavid McCraw, deputy general counsel for The New York Times, on legal issues he's faced; from the president's lawyer threatening...NPR00:47:35
Finding God In the Faith Of OthersBarbara Brown Taylor's book, Holy Envy, is about how teaching the religions of the world changed her understanding of her own faith...NPR00:47:19
50 Years Of THE GODFATHERWe mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mario Puzo's novel THE GODFATHER by listening back to our '96 interview...NPR00:47:26
The Fox News White HousePress members have favored past administrations, says Jane Mayer. Her new report says Fox News killed the Stormy Daniels story...NPR00:48:34
Why Make Art? Who Is It For?The film NEVER LOOK AWAY is about a painter exposed to modern art as child growing up in Nazi Germany. Inspired by Gerhard Richter...NPR00:48:25
Gun Violence & Trauma In ChicagoJournalist Alex Kotlowitz spent a summer in Chicago chronicling people whose lives were changed or lost due to gun violence...NPR00:47:17
The Science Of Sensitive KidsPediatrician Thomas Boyce talks of two types of children he calls dandelions and orchids. He talks about his research and gives advice...NPR00:48:06
Remembering Stanley DonenDonen, who died Feb. 21, directed ON THE TOWN, FUNNY FACE and DAMN YANKEES, among other films...NPR00:48:21
How Pompeo Translates TrumpMattathias Schwartz says Mike Pompeo was the primary architect of Trump's negotiations with North Korea about its nuclear arsenal...NPR00:47:33
Happiest Demographic In AmericaMary Pipher's book, WOMEN ROWING NORTH, chronicles the positive aspects of transitioning from middle age to old age...NPR00:48:14
Pamela Adlon On BETTER THINGSShe directs, co-writes and stars in the FX comedy series. It's about a single actress mother of three also caring for her elderly mother...NPR00:46:42
THE REAL LIFE GREEN BOOKTHE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM, tells the story of the manual, first published in 1936, that helped African-Americans find safe places to...NPR00:48:05
Rami Malek & Adam McKayMalek plays Queen's lead singer Freddy Mercury in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. McKay on bringing Dick Cheney to the foreground in VICE.NPR00:48:53
Conspiracy Theorists Shape Trump WorldviewJeffrey Toobin on how Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi supported Trump during his presidential campaign, and why they matter to the Mueller investigation.NPR00:47:38
SURVIVING R. KELLYDream Hampton produced a six-part Lifetime docuseries focusing on R. Kelly's alleged victims and their family members...NPR00:47:30
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabeHe felt that there was enough circumstantial evidence to open criminal and counterintelligence investigations into the president's ties to Russia.NPR00:49:11
American ImperialismDaniel Immerwahr says there are times in our history when we've subjugated and ruled foreign lands, sometimes with bloody conquests.NPR00:49:41
Spike LeeLee is nominated for best director for BLACKKKKLANSMAN. He speaks about growing up in Brooklyn, gentrification, and his start in film.NPR00:48:57
Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Penguins & ChimpsDYNASTIES, a BBC documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, is about the social structures of five different groups of animals.NPR00:48:05
Russian Kleptocracy Infiltrates AmericaFranklin Foer says American real estate has become a giant magnet for Russia's kleptocratic fortunes...NPR00:47:46
Neuroscience Of AddictionGrowing up, Judith Grisel struggled with alcohol, marijuana and cocaine. Now, as a neuroscientist, she's working to understand...NPR00:47:31
Science Of Exercise RecoveryThere's a whole industry of products and services designed to help us adapt to and recover from exercise. But does any of it work?NPR00:48:47
Coen Brothers & Frank RobinsonJoel and Ethan Coen's THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. Frank Robinson, who died Thursday, was MVP of both American and National Leagues.NPR00:48:29
Mueller, Trump And RussiaMichael Schmidt reported that the FBI opened an investigation in 2017 into whether Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia...NPR00:48:24
Photographing Climate ChangeThe documentary THE HUMAN ELEMENT follows James Balog as he captures images of rising sea levels, melting glaciers and roaring wildfires...NPR00:48:34
Inside STAR IS BORN 1954Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft talks about what her mother went through while making the 1954 film A STAR IS BORN.NPR00:47:46
Secret GamblingBridgett M. Davis' mother was a successful bookie in 60's Detroit. The numbers helped fund an underground economy and legitimate...NPR00:48:35
Margo PriceShe sold her car and pawned her wedding ring to make her first album, MIDWEST FARMER'S DAUGHTER. It was a success...NPR00:48:46
5G Network & CybersecurityChina's Huawei, will be central to the spread of a global 5G network, which could pose a major threat to U.S. national security.NPR00:48:04
Film Composer Nicholas BritellHe says when he's writing a score, he wants the audience to lose themselves in the film. Recent films: MOONLIGHT & VICE.NPR00:47:39
Living On Minimum WageStephanie Land's memoir is about her struggle to make ends meet as a single mom while cleaning houses and relying on government aid.NPR00:46:55
The Secret World BeneathWill Hunt is fascinated with the world below us: His book about exploring sewers, subway tunnels, and other hidden places... is UNDERGROUND.NPR00:47:37
Comic Roy Wood Jr.In 2018, Roy explained how the years spent performing in comedy clubs - sometimes in places he felt unsafe as a black man - prepared him...NPR00:49:02
Grappling With LifeSigrid Nunez's novel, THE FRIEND, is about a woman grieving the suicide of a friend. She discusses how the book relate to her own life.NPR00:47:51
Podcast From PrisonEarlonne Woods and Nigel Poor created EAR HUSTLE when Woods was in San Quentin. He's out now, but they continue stories of prison life.NPR00:47:16
Journalist Jason RezaianJason was held in Iran's notorious Evin Prison for two and a half years. He talks about his imprisonment, release, and his memoir.NPR00:47:01
Henry Louis Gates Jr.As the host of the PBS TV series FINDING YOUR ROOTS, he celebrities ancestry. We ask about his own roots, and DNA testing...NPR00:47:57
From Survivalist To PhDTara Westover had survivalist parents. She tells how she defied them and worked her way to a Cambridge PhD.NPR00:49:21
Kennedy Vs. CarterJon Ward talks about chaos that led Ted Kennedy to challenge Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination and the damage it did to the party.NPR00:49:17
A Nation Of ImmigrantsTom Gjelten explains how a 1965 law changed things and led to the current debate about border security. His book: A NATION OF NATIONS.NPR00:48:21
John C. ReillyBy his own count, he's acted in almost 80 movies. Now, he's co-starring with Steve Coogan in STAN & OLLIE...NPR00:48:40
Notes From A Transplant SurgeonDr. Joshua Mezrich's book WHEN DEATH BECOMES LIFE is about stories from the operating room: botched transplants, donor families...NPR00:48:16
THE SOPRANOS 20th AnniversaryCritic David Bianculli offers an appreciation of the influential HBO drama. Soraya Nadia McDonald reviews this season of TRUE DETECTIVE.NPR00:49:28
Kevin HartHe said he's "over" talking about the homophobic jokes that cost him the Oscars gig; but then he and Terry Gross talked about it anyway.NPR00:49:11
Spiro Agnew's Bribery ScandalVice president Agnew, resigned in 1973 amidst charges of bribery and tax evasion. Rachel Maddow revisit the scandal in BAG MAN.NPR00:48:55
Ben Stiller On ESCAPE AT DANNEMORAHe directed the Showtime series that dramatizes the true story of two murderers' escape from a maximum security prison in 2015...NPR00:46:55
Pain, Parenting & PodcastingAfter a traumatic injury, radio producer Hillary Frank began a podcast about her experience. Maureen Corrigan reviews THE WATER CURENPR00:48:53
Remembering Amos OzOz, co-founded Peace Now, a group that calls for negotiations with the Palestinians and the creation of a Palestinian state...NPR00:47:42
Filmmaker Adam McKayMcKay, who wrote and directed THE BIG SHORT, has a new comedy that draws on investigative journalism. VICE charts Dick Cheney's rise from...NPR00:49:03
America's Misdemeanor SystemFormer federal public defender Alexandra Natapoff says 13 million misdemeanors are filed each year in the U.S., trapping the innocent...NPR00:48:40
Actor Rami MalekHe sang at the top of his lungs while playing Queen's iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury in the new biopic BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.NPR00:49:11
Jon BatisteMusic director for The Late Show, sits at the piano and demonstrates his "everything in the pot" style of playing...NPR00:49:52
'BoJack Horseman' CreatorRaphael Bob-Waksberg's animated comedy series for Netflix satirizes Hollywood using a mix of human and animal characters.NPR00:50:14
Tracey ThornThe British singer-songwriter uses music to explore feminist themes. She sings about the different stages of women's lives on...NPR00:48:12
Comic Bo BurnhamThe former YouTube star explores coming of age online in his film Eighth Grade. He talks of living with anxiety, being...NPR00:50:29
New Science Of PsychedelicsMichael Pollan, author of THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA and THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, talks about his most recent book.NPR00:48:01
A Rockabilly Christmas ConcertJD McPherson never thought he'd make a Christmas album. Then, he says, "I got a bug in my ear." He and his band perform live in studio...NPR00:51:22
Singer-Songwriter Loudon WainwrightHis music centers on family, and how we hurt and heal each other. His life as a husband, father, son, philanderer and musician...NPR00:49:42
The Best TV & Movies Of 2018TV critic David Bianculli and film critic Justin Chang sit down with Terry Gross to share their picks for the best of the year.NPR00:51:11
Iraq's Post-ISIS Revenge CampaignBen Taub says hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians are being detained, tortured, killed or cast out for suspected association with ISIS...NPR00:48:32
Emily Blunt On Mary PoppinsShe stars as the practical and fantastical nanny in MARY POPPINS RETURNS. She spoke with Terry Gross about the show...NPR00:50:21
Frederick DouglassDavid Blight talks about Douglass' escape from slavery, his passionate leadership in the abolitionist movement, and his gifts...NPR00:49:42
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
Michael ArceneauxHis book, I CAN'T DATE JESUS: LOVE, SEX, FAMILY, RACE AND OTHER REASONS I'VE PUT MY FAITH IN BEYONCÉ, is...NPR00:46:50
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
Jewish In The Age of TrumpJonathan Weisman's new book Semitism tells how he became the target of neo-Nazi trolls and the connection...NPR00:46:37
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
Trump Russia ConnectionMichael Isikoff and David Corn's new book, RUSSIAN ROULETTE, attempts to put all the pieces of the story together...NPR00:48:21
Wartime SyriaRania Abouzeid has been covering Syria since 2011. In her book, NO TURNING BACK, she writes about rebel fighters, and...NPR00:48:29
Writer Mohsin HamidHis novel, EXIT WEST, is about knowing when it's time to flee your country, and what happens when you migrate...NPR00:46:29
Remembering Barry CrimminsHe mentored Bobcat Goldthwait when they were up-and-coming comics in the '80s. They spoke with Terry Gross in 2015...NPR00:46:55
Host John OliverOn LAST WEEK TONIGHT, He dives into often obscure stories, like NRA TV and the laws that govern televangelism.NPR00:46:47
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
Paul Thomas AndersonHis film PHANTOM THREAD, was inspired by fashion icons like Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga...NPR00:48:34
Nick Kroll & John MulaneyThe indignities of puberty in the animated Netflix comedy series BIG MOUTH. The duo host the Independent Spirit AwardsNPR00:48:27
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
Unconventional RelationshipsTim Kreider admits that the longest relationship of his life was with a stray cat - his companion for 19 years...NPR00:48:49
The Making Of Pixar's COCOLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina spent six years creating their Oscar-nominated animated film about the Day of the Dead...NPR00:48:56
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
Survivalist Childhood To CambridgeTara Westover's memoir, EDUCATED, tells how she defied her parents, and made her way to college and graduate school...NPR00:48:15
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
Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. GordonThe real-life couple co-wrote the romantic comedy THE BIG SICK, which is based on their own relationship.NPR00:47:11
Trump & The Immigration DebateJonathan Blitzer accuses Trump of portraying immigrants as criminals. A review of BLACK PANTHERNPR00:47:09
Long Haul Trucker on The RoadFinn Murphy has logged over a million miles. His book, THE LONG HAUL, insights of the trucker subculture.NPR00:47:18
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
Living 'Scan To Scan'Kate Bowler's memoir, Everything Happens For A Reason,' is about how her illness has affected her faith.NPR00:47:59
Remembering John MahoneyBest-known for his role in FRASIER, he joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre shortly after he began acting at the age of 37...NPR00:49:06
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
Afghanistan War StalematePulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll warns that there is no end in sight to America's longest war...NPR00:47:53
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

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