Fresh Air

Monday-Thursday at 7pm
Terry Gross

Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.  

Genre: 

Pages

9:34am

Fri November 1, 2013
Interviews

From Kids' Books To Erotica, Tomi Ungerer's 'Far Out' Life

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 1:54 pm

Tomi Ungerer has published more than 140 books.
Sam Norval Corner of the Cave Media

This interview was originally broadcast on July 1, 2013. Far Out Isn't Far Enough has just been released on DVD.

Read more

1:36pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Book Reviews

Dickensian Ambition And Emotion Make 'Goldfinch' Worth The Wait

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 1:39 pm

"Dickensian" is one of those literary modifiers that's overused. But before I officially retire this ruined adjective (or exile it to Australia, as Dickens himself would have done), I want to give it one final outing, because no other word will do. Here goes: Donna Tartt's grand new novel, The Goldfinch, is Dickensian both in the ambition of its jumbo, coincidence-laced plot, as well as in its symphonic range of emotions.

Read more

1:25pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Movie Interviews

Jared Leto Was 'Seduced' By Role Of Rayon In 'Buyers Club'

In Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto plays Rayon, a transgender woman who is HIV-positive and struggling with a drug habit. "I always saw Rayon as someone who wanted to live ... life as a woman, not just someone who enjoyed putting on women's clothing," Leto says.
Anne Marie Fox Focus Features

Dallas Buyers Club is based on the story of Ron Woodroof, a rodeo cowboy and electrician, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1985. With the latest drugs still in the trial phase, he was told he didn't have long to live. Without access to possibly life-prolonging drugs, he sought out alternative treatments in Mexico and smuggled those drugs into the U.S., forming a buyers club for fellow HIV patients.

Read more

10:06am

Thu October 31, 2013
Music Reviews

Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 7:12 am

Brandy Clark's new album is titled 12 Stories.
Becky Fluke Courtesy of the artist

12:52pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Author Interviews

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has spent a total of six months in space. In his new book, he writes that getting to space took only "8 minutes and 42 seconds. Give or take a few thousand days of training."
NASA Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company

Pages