Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Solitude & 'Dirty Old London'

Fenton Johnson says that while alone, people can "find the richest possible ways of being in the world." He's lived alone for more than 20 years. His Harper's article describes his pursuit in solitude. Maureen Corrigan reviews two memoirs. Historian Lee Jackson talks about the filth of Victorian-era London. Linguist Geoff Nunberg tells us about one Wikipedia editor who has decided to eliminate the phrase "comprised of" from thousands of entries.

'Bettyville' Author & History Of The Hollies

Author George Hodgman talks about leaving his home in Manhattan to take care of his 91 year old mother in his hometown, Paris, Missouri. His new memoir is called 'Bettyville.' Also rock historian Ed Ward tells us the story of The Hollies.

America's Test Kitchen On Cooking Vegetarian

Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen share their favorite vegetarian recipes. Also we remember documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

Better Call Saul: Peter Gould & Jonathan Banks

The new show's co-creator says it became a writer's room joke on 'Breaking Bad' that if something didn't fit it would go on the Saul Goodman show, or what is now AMC's 'Better Call Saul.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Complicated Game' by James McMurtry.

Best Of: Larry David & Chris Offutt

Fresh Air Weekend: Larry David on his new Broadway play, the creators of the web series 'High Maintenance' and writer Chris Offutt on his father, who wrote over 400 books, mostly pornography.

50th Anniversary Of 'Bloody Sunday'

On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and civil rights activist J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day.