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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.

    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction' / Actor Tim Roth

    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction' / Actor Tim Roth

    Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Washington Post' reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker did over 200 interviews with Trump administration insiders. Their new book, 'A Very Stable Genius,' details presidential rages, erratic decision-making and other troubling tendencies of the Trump presidency.

    Ken Tucker reviews Marcus King's solo album, 'El Dorado.'

    British actor Tim Roth can be seen in the Tarantino films 'Reservoir Dogs,' 'The Hateful Eight' and 'Pulp Fiction. His new movie is 'The Song of Names.'

    • 50 min
    The Horrors Of Auschwitz

    The Horrors Of Auschwitz

    To mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp, we're revisiting archival interviews with Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, and Holocaust historian Laurence Rees.

    • 48 min
    Attorney General William Barr's Unwavering Support Of Trump, Explained

    Attorney General William Barr's Unwavering Support Of Trump, Explained

    'New Yorker' editor David Rohde says Barr acts as Trump's political "sword and shield," which has made him the most feared, criticized and effective member of the president's cabinet. He talks about the attorney general with contributor Dave Davies.

    Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'Star Trek: Picard,' dropping today on CBS All Access.

    • 48 min
    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction'

    Inside Trump's Chaotic 'Den Of Destruction'

    Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Washington Post' reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker did over 200 interviews with Trump administration insiders. Their new book, 'A Very Stable Genius,' details presidential rages, erratic decision-making and other troubling tendencies of the Trump presidency.

    Also, we remember Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones. He died yesterday at 77. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1987.

    • 49 min
    Actor Tim Roth

    Actor Tim Roth

    The British actor can be seen in the Tarantino films 'Reservoir Dogs,' 'The Hateful Eight' and 'Pulp Fiction,' and the new movie 'The Song of Names.' His first onscreen role was a white supremacist skinhead in the 1982 TV movie 'Made in Britain.' "There were questions asked about it in Parliament," Roth says. "It took me by surprise. I got chased by skinheads down the road in London."

    Also, Ken Tucker reviews Marcus King's solo album, 'El Dorado.'

    • 49 min
    'Just Mercy' Lawyer Asks America To Reckon With Its Racist Past & Present

    'Just Mercy' Lawyer Asks America To Reckon With Its Racist Past & Present

    Public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which represents people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced or abused in state jails and prisons. In 2018, EJI founded a museum and monument in Montgomery, Ala., to address the atrocities of slavery, lynching and segregation. "We need to create institutions in this country that motivate more people to say 'Never again,'" he says. Stevenson's 2014 memoir 'Just Mercy' is now a movie starring Michael B. Jordan.

    • 48 min

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Consistently great

Such great interviews even if it was a subject You don't have much interest in. Book reviews are the best as are film and tv reviews. In top 5 of podcasts

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Terrible Phoebe Robinson Podcast

identity politics of the worst kind. Phoebe clearly has had significant advantages in life such as an excellent education, the envy of many no doubt, but still finds a way to present it as a largely negative experience. You wonder if anyone really cares about her identity as much as she does.

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Must listen

Fresh Air is a mixture of interviews with Americas popular celebrities, almost in the style of Inside The Actors Studio, and prominent non celebrities. Teri Gross is a great interviewer and the calber of the guests is of a very high level. The show has been established for a long time so it's really well produced. I personally preview each show and see if the topic interests me before downloading.

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