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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.

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    The Story Of The Boeing 737 MAX

    The Story Of The Boeing 737 MAX

    Investigative reporter Peter Robison chronicles the tragic story of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in his new book, 'Flying Blind.' He says Boeing failed to warn pilots that new software in the plane could cause its nose to repeatedly pitch down, a malfunction that led to two deadly crashes in the space of five months. Robison says the 737 MAX disaster is at its heart the story of a corporate culture that prized profits and shareholder value over quality and safety — and of federal regulators more committed to serving the airline industry than protecting the public.

    TV critic David Bianculli reviews the three-part Disney+ docuseries about The Beatles, 'Get Back.'

    • 47 min
    Best Of: Dave Grohl / Will Smith

    Best Of: Dave Grohl / Will Smith

    Grohl talks about his journey from playing small punk clubs to giant stadiums in his new memoir, 'The Storyteller.' He reflects on how he taught himself drums, his friendship with Kurt Cobain, and reinventing himself after Cobain's death with Foo Fighters.

    Also, Justin Chang reviews the new Jane Campion movie 'The Power of the Dog.'

    And Smith speaks with guest interviewer Tonya Mosley about how he crafted a joyful image to cover up for a trauma that happened when he was 9. He saw his father beat his mother. He reflects on how that moment has impacted his life. He has a new movie 'King Richard,' and a memoir called 'Will.'

    • 50 min
    Stanley Tucci / Julia Child

    Stanley Tucci / Julia Child

    With Thanksgiving, the season of cooking, eating, and getting together has begun.

    Tucci has published two cookbooks and hosted a CNN series about regional cuisine in Italy. Now he has a new memoir, 'Taste,' about his experiences with good food and cooking.

    Also, the one and only Julia Child, recorded in 2009.

    Finally, Justin Chang reviews the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie 'Licorice Pizza.'

    • 45 min
    Sir Paul McCartney

    Sir Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney talks about his life through some of his songs. His new two-volume book collects his lyrics and the stories behind them. We'll also talk about the new documentary, 'Get Back,' which has previously unseen footage from the period The Beatles wrote, rehearsed and recorded the songs on their album 'Let it Be.' The album was released just after The Beatles broke up.

    • 46 min
    Dave Grohl On Nirvana & Foo Fighters

    Dave Grohl On Nirvana & Foo Fighters

    Grohl talks about his journey from playing small punk clubs to giant stadiums in his new memoir, 'The Storyteller.' He reflects on how he taught himself drums, his friendship with Kurt Cobain, and reinventing himself after Cobain's death. "I was heartbroken," he says. "I didn't really know if I ever wanted to play music again, until I realized that music was the one thing that had healed me my entire life." Grohl joined us from his studio, and also played a few songs.

    • 45 min
    Remembering 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Songwriter Dave Frishberg

    Remembering 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Songwriter Dave Frishberg

    Frishberg was a prolific jazz composer, lyricist, and vocalist, best known for his songs on the series 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' such as "I'm Just a Bill." He died Nov. 17 at age 88. Many of his songs were witty, including "I'm Hip" and "My Attorney Bernie." But he also wrote beautiful ballads, like "Heart's Desire" and "You are There." Frishberg came to the 'Fresh Air' studio in 1998 to play some of his songs and talk about them.

    • 46 min

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