Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Inside The Illegal Rhino Horn Trade / Grateful Dead Guitarist Bob Weir

'National Geographic' journalist Bryan Christy estimates the wholesale market for rhino horn is roughly a quarter of a billion dollars. He says criminal syndicates use the trade to finance "all sorts of illegal activity." Also, Fresh Air producer Sam Briger talks to Bob Weir about his long-awaited solo album, 'Blue Mountain.'

Bruce Springsteen

Recorded at his home studio, Springsteen speaks to Terry Gross about growing up in Jersey, songwriting, and wishing to be his stage persona. His new memoir is 'Born to Run.'

Following The Dog Into A World Of Smell

Dogs can sniff out people, drugs, bombs, cancer, time of day, oncoming storms and much more. In her new book, 'Being a Dog,' Alexandra Horowitz explores the mysteries and mechanics of canine noses. Ken Tucker reviews Lucy Dacus' debut album, 'No Burden.'

How Trump's Candidacy Has Divided Right-Wing Media

"There has never been a Republican nominee who has split the party and its media personalities" in the way that Donald Trump has, says 'New York Times' reporter Robert Draper. Kevin Whitehead reviews two new albums from jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Wonder' by 'Room' author Emma Donoghue.

Best Of: The Handsome Family / 'Deepwater Horizon' Director Peter Berg

Married couple Rennie and Brett Sparks have been writing songs together for 21 years. Their latest album, 'Unseen,' is based on their experiences living in the desert in the southwest. Their best-known song, 'Far From Any Road,' was the theme song for the first season of the HBO series 'True Detective.' John Powers reviews 'Westworld,' a new series on HBO. Peter Berg discusses his new film. 'Deepwater Horizon' which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster. Berg also directed 'Friday Night Lights.'

'American Honey' Director Andrea Arnold / 'You're The Worst'

Director Andrea Arnold discusses 'American Honey,' which tells the story of a group of abandoned teenagers who travel together selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door. The film won the won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Also, 'Fresh Air' producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to Stephen Falk, who created the FXX series 'You're the Worst,' and the show's co-star Aya Cash. John Powers reviews the new HBO series 'Westworld.'