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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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    Best Of: "Weird Al" Yankovic / To Retire, Or Not To Retire?

    Best Of: "Weird Al" Yankovic / To Retire, Or Not To Retire?

    The hit parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic talks about what made him weird — and bringing "the sexy back" to accordion. The new movie Weird, inspired by the story of his life, is a parody of music biopics.

    TV critic David Bianculli reviews Wednesday, an Addams Familiy spin-off.

    LA Times columnist Steve Lopez turned the issue of retirement into a reporting project, speaking to geriatric experts, a psychiatrist, a rabbi, plus people who had retired and some who refuse. His book is Independence Day.

    • 48 min
    Brandi Carlile

    Brandi Carlile

    The Grammy winner got her start onstage as a kid, singing backup for an Elvis impersonator. Her memoir, 'Broken Horses,' is about her early life and the family of misfits she's built. "I think I'm starting to really feel sort of solid and loved in my world. Like maybe I've kind of finally found my place," Carlile says.

    John Powers reviews the Polish film EO about a wandering donkey.

    • 44 min
    'Peanuts' Cartoonist Charles Schulz

    'Peanuts' Cartoonist Charles Schulz

    This week marks the centennial of the birth of Charles Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the beloved Peanuts comic strip. We'll listen back to our 1990 interview with him. Plus, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead talks about pianist Vince Guaraldi, who created the music for A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    Also, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck have recently been revived in the podcast, "Bugs and Daffy's Thanksgiving Adventure." We mark the occasion by listening to our 1989 interview with Jones, who died this year.

    • 46 min
    Comedy Legend Mel Brooks

    Comedy Legend Mel Brooks

    Brooks wrote countless edgy jokes over the years, but he doesn't regret any of them. In fact, his only regret is the jokes he didn't tell. Brooks calls comedy his "delicious refuge" from the world. His memoir is All About Me! is now out in paperback.

    David Bianculli reviews Wednesday, the new Addams Family spin-off.

    • 45 min
    To Retire, Or Not To Retire?

    To Retire, Or Not To Retire?

    LA Times columnist Steve Lopez turned the issue of retirement into a reporting project, speaking to geriatric experts, a psychiatrist, a rabbi, plus people who had retired and some who refuse. His book is Independence Day.

    Maureen Corrigan reviews Claire Keegan's Foster.

    • 44 min
    Siddhartha Mukherjee On A Revolution In Cell Biology

    Siddhartha Mukherjee On A Revolution In Cell Biology

    Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how cellular science could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, HIV, Type 1 diabetes and sickle cell anemia. His new book is The Song of the Cell.

    • 45 min

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