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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

    Best Of: The 2020 Disinformation War / Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine

    Best Of: The 2020 Disinformation War / Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine

    The Trump campaign is planning to spend $1 billion and a lot will go towards disinformation and propaganda. 'Atlantic' journalist McKay Coppins talks about what he learned about the new techniques the campaign and its supporters are using to spread disinformation, discredit journalists, and dismantle the mainstream media.

    Justin Chang reviews 'And Then We Danced,' a gay romance about Georgian folk dance partners.

    'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Michael Pollan talks about his new audiobook, 'Caffeine: How Coffee and Tea Created the Modern World.' He describes caffeine as the world's most widely-used psychoactive drug.

    • 50 min
    'High Fidelity' Author / Remembering Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder

    'High Fidelity' Author / Remembering Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder

    Nick Hornby's 1995 novel, 'High Fidelity,' about a heartsick record shop owner, was made into a film starring John Cusack in 2000. Now it's been adapted and updated into a new Hulu series, starring Zoë Kravitz. Hornby spoke with Terry Gross when the book came out about judging people based on their pop culture tastes — an idea central to the story.

    Also, we remember the frontman of the South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala. He died this week at 78. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1991 about collaborating with Paul Simon on 'Graceland' and growing up on a farm.

    Justin Chang reviews 'And Then We Danced,' a gay romance about Georgian folk dance partners.

    • 48 min
    Amazon & The 'Rise And Reign' Of Jeff Bezos

    Amazon & The 'Rise And Reign' Of Jeff Bezos

    The new FRONTLINE PBS documentary 'Amazon Empire' investigates Amazon's business practices, as well as questions surrounding privacy, surveillance and regulation. We talk with James Jacoby, the film's director and correspondent, about how the company went from being an online bookseller to having its hands in space travel and facial recognition software.

    Also, Ken Tucker reviews singer-songwriter John Moreland's new album 'LP5.'

    • 47 min
    An Inside Look At The Watergate Prosecution

    An Inside Look At The Watergate Prosecution

    In her memoir, 'The Watergate Girl,' Jill Wine-Banks talks about confronting Nixon White House insiders on the witness stand, enduring sexism in the courtroom and how the Watergate probe differs from Trump's impeachment. She's now a legal analyst for MSNBC.

    And book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Deepa Anappara's novel 'Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line.'

    • 48 min
    The 2020 Disinformation War

    The 2020 Disinformation War

    The Trump campaign is planning to spend $1 billion and a lot will go towards disinformation and propaganda. 'Atlantic' journalist McKay Coppins created a new Facebook account so he could "like" MAGA-related pages, join MAGA groups, and receive messaging being sent to Trump supporters. He'll tell us what he learned about the new techniques the campaign and its supporters are using to spread disinformation, discredit journalists, and dismantle the mainstream media.

    • 48 min
    Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Addiction & Withdrawal

    Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Addiction & Withdrawal

    'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Michael Pollan talks about his new audiobook, 'Caffeine: How Coffee and Tea Created the Modern World.' He describes caffeine as the world's most widely-used psychoactive drug. "Here's a drug we use every day. ... We never think about it as a drug or an addiction, but that's exactly what it is," Pollan says. "I thought, why not explore that relationship?"

    Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a new album from guitarist Jeff Parker.

    • 47 min

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