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.
Who Is Tech Billionaire & 'Contrarian' Peter Thiel?
Tuesday 21 September 2021
: Peter Thiel co-founded PayPal, invested early in Facebook, secretly funded the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that put the website Gawker out of...
Evan Osnos On The 'Making Of America's Fury'
Monday 20 September 2021
: How did Americans become so divided? And how did we come so close to overturning the results of a presidential election? These are some of...
Best Of: Banjo Star Béla Fleck / When Animals Break The Law
Saturday 18 September 2021
: Béla Fleck is one of the most famous banjo players in the world. He's taken that instrument out of its folk and bluegrass traditions to...
Jean Smart / Remembering Newport Jazz & Folk Festival Founder George Wein
Friday 17 September 2021
: Jean Smart is nominated for two Emmys — one for her lead role in 'Hacks' and one for her supporting role in 'Mare of Easttown.' We're...
The Battle To Keep Local Journalism Alive
Thursday 16 September 2021
: In the past 15 years, one in four newspapers has shuttered in the U.S. We talk with Art Cullen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist,...
Colson Whitehead On His Crime Novel 'Harlem Shuffle'
Wednesday 15 September 2021
: Whitehead's new novel 'Harlem Shuffle,' is about a furniture store owner in Harlem whose sideline is fencing stolen goods. Whitehead won a...
The Weird World Of Animal Crimes
Tuesday 14 September 2021
: Science writer Mary Roach ('Stiff', 'Gulp') explores scenarios where animals are the ones committing "crimes" — and how society deals with...
Banjo Player Béla Fleck
Monday 13 September 2021
: Béla Fleck is perhaps the most famous banjo player in the world. He's taken that instrument out of its folk and bluegrass traditions to...
Best Of: Michael K. Williams / Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
Saturday 11 September 2021
: Michael K. Williams was best known for playing Omar on 'The Wire' and Chalky White on 'Boardwalk Empire.' He died Sept. 6 of a suspected...
The Rise And Fall Of Osama Bin Laden
Friday 10 September 2021
: As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, a new biography traces Osama bin Laden's path from a shy, religious teenager to...
SCOTUS & The Future Of Roe V. Wade
Thursday 09 September 2021
: Ian Millhiser covers the Supreme Court for Vox. He says the Court's decision to uphold the recent Texas abortion law was a generational...
Remembering Michael K. Williams
Wednesday 08 September 2021
: Williams was best known for playing Omar on 'The Wire' and Chalky White on 'Boardwalk Empire.' In 2008, Williams told Terry Gross the story...
Poet Laureate Joy Harjo / Historian Tiya Miles
Tuesday 07 September 2021
: The nation's first Native American poet laureate has a new memoir in which she tells her own story — as well as the story of her...
Mavis Staples / Gladys Knight
Monday 06 September 2021
: We conclude our Summer of Soul series with Mavis Staples and Gladys Knight, two performers featured in Questlove's documentary about the...
Best Of: Sandra Oh / Aretha Franklin
Saturday 04 September 2021
: Sandra Oh stars in the new comedy series 'The Chair,' as the newly appointed chair of the English department at a prestigious college-- the...
Abbey Lincoln / Max Roach
Friday 03 September 2021
: We're continuing our "Summer of Soul" series with archival interviews with singer Abbey Lincoln and drummer Max Roach. Both were featured...
B.B. King / Hugh Masekela
Friday 03 September 2021
: We're revisiting archival interviews with some of the musicians featured in the documentary 'Summer of Soul.' The film is about the 1969...
Questlove Revives "Black Woodstock" With 'Summer Of Soul'
Wednesday 01 September 2021
: Today we begin our series Summer of Soul, featuring interviews from our archive with some of the performers showcased in the documentary...
Celebrating Aretha Franklin, Queen Of Soul
Tuesday 31 August 2021
: To mark the debut of the biopic 'RESPECT,' we listen back to archival interviews with Aretha, as well as with Atlantic Records producer...
Monday 30 August 2021
: Oh stars as chair of the English department at a prestigious university in the Netflix series 'The Chair.' The 'Grey's Anatomy' co-star...
Best Of: 'Schmigadoon!' Co-Creator / How Dopamine Works
Saturday 28 August 2021
: Cinco Paul loves musicals — unlike his long-time writing partner, Ken Daurio, with whom he created the new Apple TV+ satire,...
Remembering Chuck Close, Joe Galloway, Charlie Watts
Friday 27 August 2021
: We remember an artist, a journalist and a musician, each of whom made significant contributions to their respective fields: Known for his...
CNN's Clarissa Ward On The Taliban & Afghan Women
Thursday 26 August 2021
: Clarissa Ward, CNN's chief international correspondent, spent 3 weeks in Afghanistan, first with the Afghan military in Kandahar, just...
The Neuroscience Of Pleasure, Pain And Addiction
Wednesday 25 August 2021
: Psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke's new book, 'Dopamine Nation,' explores the brain's connection between pleasure and pain. It also helps explain...
The Story Of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher
Tuesday 24 August 2021
: In 2018, a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL was arrested and accused of some shocking crimes. Investigators said, while Eddie Gallagher was leading...