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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.

Subscribe to Fresh Air Plus! You'll be supporting the unique show you can't get enough of - and you can listen sponsor-free. Learn more at plus.npr.org/freshair

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    Best Of: 'Reservation Dogs' Showrunner / The Mosquito Bowl Of WWII

    Best Of: 'Reservation Dogs' Showrunner / The Mosquito Bowl Of WWII

    The FX/Hulu series Reservation Dogs follows four teens on an Oklahoma Indian reservation who are frustrated and alienated, caught between what's left of traditional Native culture on the reservation and the broader pop culture. We talk with co-creator and showrunner Sterlin Harjo about his own upbringing in Indian Territory and how he was inspired by the storytellers in his family.

    Ken Tucker reviews some previously unreleased early Lou Reed demos.

    Also, Buzz Bissinger, author of the classic high school football book, Friday Night Lights, tells the story of college football stars-turned Marines who endured some of the most savage fighting in World War II. Bissinger's new book is The Mosquito Bowl.

    • 48 min
    Inside The Weird World Of Animal Crimes

    Inside The Weird World Of Animal Crimes

    Science writer Mary Roach (Stiff, Gulp) explores scenarios where animals are the ones committing "crimes" — and how society deals with it. We talk about bear attacks, drunk elephants, and monkey thieves. Her book is Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law.

    Justin Chang reviews the Marilyn Monroe biopic, Blonde.

    • 46 min
    How Climate Change Supercharged The Weather

    How Climate Change Supercharged The Weather

    Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis warns our aging infrastructure systems weren't built to withstand the stresses of climate change: "There is a certain amount of suffering that we can't avoid."

    • 44 min
    'British Vogue' Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful

    'British Vogue' Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful

    Edward Enninful grew up in Ghana, assisting his seamstress mother in her dressmaking shop. "For me, fashion was always such an inclusive, beautiful thing," he says. We talk about making the fashion industry more diverse, the famous "all Black" issue of Vogue Italia, and modeling as a teen. Enninful's memoir is A Visible Man.

    And David Bianculli reviews Reboot on Hulu.

    • 45 min
    How Trump's DOJ Pressured The SDNY To Aid The White House

    How Trump's DOJ Pressured The SDNY To Aid The White House

    Geoffrey Berman served as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. In his memoir, Holding the Line, he describes how the Dept. of Justice demanded he use his office to aid the Trump administration. "The Department of Justice has to remain independent of politics," Berman says. "It's supposed to be unbiased. And what happened was President Trump treated the Department of Justice like his own personal law firm, and he put people in charge there who did his bidding."

    • 44 min
    'Reservation Dogs' Showrunner Sterlin Harjo

    'Reservation Dogs' Showrunner Sterlin Harjo

    The FX/Hulu series Reservation Dogs follows four teens on an Oklahoma Indian reservation who are frustrated and alienated, caught between what's left of traditional Native culture on the reservation and the broader pop culture. We talk with co-creator and showrunner Sterlin Harjo about his own upbringing in Indian Territory and how he was inspired by the storytellers in his family.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
30.5K Ratings

30.5K Ratings

Briard girl ,

Review

By far the best podcast. In depth human content thoughtfully presented by the iconic Terry Gross.

NikitaSamuelle ,

Great show, but poorly edited as podcast

I was very excited to have access to Fresh Air as a podcast since I'm usually working when the show airs. The interviews are great, but the editing has been disappointing. Segment changes are choppy and episodes often end mid-sentence. The Ken Burns segment of March 15 was a particular disappointment, ending less than 10 minutes into the episode. I love the show! I just hope the editing improves.

jimboceltic ,

Obsessed

I enjoyed this show until Terry Gross let her political obsession overtake the show. 2-3 shows a week are all about her and her beliefs. The show is worn out

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