Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Best Of: David Oyelowo & Cannes

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in 'Nightingale,' the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend." Critic John Powers returns from the Cannes Film Festival to talk about this year's new international films. Top among his picks is 'The Assassin,' a martial arts film by director Hou Hsiao-Hsien.

Actor Chris O'Dowd

The Irish actor appeared in the film 'Bridesmaids' and the TV series 'Girls.' The third season of O'Dowd's British comedy series 'Moone Boy' was recently released on Hulu. Originally broadcast May 29, 2014. Ken Tucker reviews the second album from Joanna Gruesome and David Bianculli discusses the future of DVD box sets.

Actor David Oyelowo

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in 'Nightingale,' the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."

Best And Worst Of Cannes / Maria Bello

Critic John Powers returns from the Cannes Film Festival to talk about this year's new international films. Top among his picks is 'The Assassin,' a martial arts film by director Hou Hsiao-Hsien. In her memoir 'Whatever ... Love is Love,' Bello describes the evolution of her "modern family," which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son's father.

Life, Death & Brain Surgery

In his memoir 'Do No Harm,' Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness. Lloyd Schwartz has an appreciation of the 'Decca Sound.'

Composer Philip Glass

For Philip Glass, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' memoir, 'Words Without Music,' looks back on his childhood, travels and music. Originally broadcast April 6, 2015.