Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Comic Chris Gethard On 'Career Suicide'

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life."

Best Of: 'Moonlight' / Netflix Series 'Black Mirror'

Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their own childhood experiences in making 'Moonlight,' a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project. Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Upstream,' a book of essays by Mary Oliver. The 3rd season of the dystopian series 'Black Mirror,' is soon available on Netflix. Terry spoke to creator Charlie Brooker about how he was inspired by shows like 'The Twilight Zone.' 'Black Mirror' explores the unintended consequences of the digital age.

Leonard Cohen

At the age of 82 Leonard Cohen has a new album entitled 'You Want It Darker.' He spoke to Terry Gross in 2006. John Powers reviews the new Netflix documentary 'The 13th.'

'Black Mirror' Creator Dramatizes Our Nightmares About Technology

The 3rd season of the dystopian series created by Charlie Brooker is soon available on Netflix. Inspired by shows like 'The Twilight Zone,' it's about the unintended consequences of the digital age. Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the 'Rocky Horror' remake starring Laverne Cox, and 'Black Mirror.'

Kidnapped And Forced Into The Sideshow: The Muse Brothers' Story

Journalist Beth Macy talks about George and Willie Muse, black albino brothers who were born in the Jim Crow South, kidnapped, and forced to become circus freaks. Her new book, 'Truevine,' tells their story. Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Upstream,' a book of essays by Mary Oliver. Milo Miles reviews a new album of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson's never-released tracks from the 1940s and '50s.