Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Oncologist Theodora Ross discusses the hereditary nature of cancer and her own predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. Her book is 'A Cancer in the Family.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Good Grief' from the band Lucius. Then, Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs about their Netflix series 'Love,' which Rust co-created with his wife Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow.
Actress Sarah Paulson set out to play O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark in a "truthful way" in the new FX series 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson.' "I read, watched, and listened to any and everything I could get my hands on," Paulson says. John Powers reviews Sonny Liew's new graphic novel 'The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.' And then Adam Cohen tells us how American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. His new book is 'Imbeciles.'
Conroy, who died last week, was the author of several books, two of which — 'The Great Santini' and 'The Prince of Tides' — were made into feature films. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1987, 1995 and 2002. Also, rock historian Ed Ward tells the story of Billy Ward and the Dominoes.
The actress set out to play Clark in a "truthful way" in the new FX series 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson.' "I read, watched, and listened to any and everything I could get my hands on," Paulson says. She also discusses her roles in 'Carol,' 'American Horror Story,' and her relationship with actress Holland Taylor.
Alex Abramovich was in his 30s when he looked up a guy (Trevor) who bullied him in grade school. In his new book 'Bullies,' Abramovich writes about reconnecting with Trevor, now the head of the East Bay Rats — an Oakland motorcycle club. Also, we remember the 'Fifth Beatle,' George Martin, in an excerpt of his 1980 interview.
At the height of her addiction to heroin, Tracey Helton Mitchell lived in an alley and sold her body. Now she works as an addiction specialist helping others. Her new memoir is 'The Big Fix.' Also, Milo Miles reviews the debut album from percussionist Roman Diaz.