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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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    When A Doctor Becomes The Patient

    When A Doctor Becomes The Patient

    Neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Marsh describes how his own cancer diagnoses led him to reflect on the doctor-patient relationship, his own mortality and medically-assisted death. He'll talk about his memoir, And Finally, and about his trips to Ukraine performing surgery and working to improve the country's medical system.

    • 45 min
    Best Of: Human Trafficking After Katrina / The Waco Siege

    Best Of: Human Trafficking After Katrina / The Waco Siege

    F. Murray Abraham won the 1985 Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. Now he co-stars in The White Lotus as Bert, a chauvinistic patriarch on vacation in Italy with his son and grandson. We talk about his career and life, and the lessons he learned along the way.

    David Bianculli reviews Rian Johnson's new series Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne.

    Author Jeff Guinn has written about cult leaders Charles Manson and Jim Jones. In the book, Waco, he draws on new interviews with federal agents and surviving Branch Davidians to revisit the 1993 confrontation, which left scores of people dead, including more than 20 children.

    • 47 min
    Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash

    Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips / Crosby & Nash

    This month marks the centennial of the birth of Sam Phillips, the record producer who discovered Elvis and produced his first records. We're listening back to our interview with Phillips, who founded Sun Records in Memphis and also launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.

    Also David Crosby and Graham Nash tell the story of how they met and started making music together as Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Crosby died last week.

    John Powers reviews the new HBO series The Last of Us.

    • 46 min
    How Social Media's Role Was Left Out Of The Jan. 6 Report

    How Social Media's Role Was Left Out Of The Jan. 6 Report

    Washington Post technology reporter Drew Harwell says the unpublished report shows that tech companies didn't respond to employees' warnings about violent rhetoric on their platforms.

    • 44 min
    Revisiting The Waco Siege, 30 Years Later

    Revisiting The Waco Siege, 30 Years Later

    Author Jeff Guinn has written about cult leaders Charles Manson and Jim Jones. In the book, Waco, he draws on new interviews with federal agents and surviving Branch Davidians to revisit the 1993 confrontation, which left scores of people dead, including more than 20 children.

    Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new Peacock series Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne.

    • 45 min
    'White Lotus' Actor F. Murray Abraham

    'White Lotus' Actor F. Murray Abraham

    F. Murray Abraham won the 1985 Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. Now he co-stars in The White Lotus as Bert, a chauvinistic patriarch on vacation in Italy with his son and grandson. We talk about his career and life, and the lessons he learned along the way.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
31K Ratings

31K Ratings

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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.

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