Fresh Air

Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.

Recent Episodes

Remembering Jerry Lewis

In 2005, Lewis told Terry Gross about his partnership with singer Dean Martin and how he honed his comic skills while working as a busboy. The comedian, actor and director died Sunday at the age of 91. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Marjorie Prime,' and rock critic Ken Tucker reviews 'Modern Pressure' from singer-songwriter Daniel Romano.

Best Of: Max Brooks / 'What She Ate' / Poet Molly McCully Brown

Max Brooks' stable childhood with parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft stands in contrast to the wild stories he tells in novels like 'World War Z' and 'Minecraft: The Island.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'What She Ate.' Molly McCully Brown, who has cerebral palsy, grew up near the former Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. In her new collection of poems, she imagines life inside the colony.

Bridget Everett / John Cho

Comic and cabaret singer Bridget Everett (seen on 'Inside Amy Schumer') talks about her raunchy act, the music she grew up singing, and her role in the new film 'Patti Cake$.' Also, actor John Cho joins producer Ann Marie Baldonado to talk about 'Columbus,' culture clashes with his immigrant parents, and the first time he read the 'Harold and Kumar' script.

In Trump's Gov't, 'The Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

Eric Lipton of 'The New York Times' says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent. TV critic David Bianculli reviews Netflix's 'The Defenders.'

Max Brooks On Doomsday, Dyslexia & Growing Up With Hollywood Parents

Brooks' stable childhood with parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft stands in contrast to the wild stories he tells in novels like 'World War Z' and 'Minecraft: The Island.' Ken Tucker reviews the new reissued, remastered versions of Nick Lowe albums.