Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Journalist Claire Hoffman grew up in a Utopian community in Fairfield, Iowa. At first, she says, "it was entirely magical." Then doubt crept in. Hoffman's memoir is 'Greetings from Utopia Park.' TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new series 'BrainDead,' from the creators of 'The Good Wife.'
After getting his start in theater at 15, Rudin went on to create his own production company. He is now the lead producer on five shows that are nominated for Tony Awards, including 'Shuffle Along.' Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews William Bell's new album 'This is Where I Live.' Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg, and actor Thomas Middleditch talk about their HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and the real-life tech industry that inspired it.
New Yorker editor David Remnick, who wrote a biography of Muhammad Ali, tells us how he became a champion boxer, a great showman, and how he took the country by surprise. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1998. Each year, Yellowstone attracts millions of visitors and provides a home to countless animal species. But National Geographic journalist David Quammen warns that balancing tourism and preservation can be tricky. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Genius,' about book editor Maxwell Perkins.
Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg, and actor Thomas Middleditch talk about their HBO series 'Silicon Valley,' and the real-life tech industry that inspired it. Ken Tucker reviews William Bell's new album 'This is Where I live.'
New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey talks about life in Venezuela, where the collapse in oil prices has caused shortages of everything, including water, electricity, medicine, and cash.
One hundred years ago, Brandeis became the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Rosen says that Brandeis was also the most far-seeing progressive justice of the 20th century. His new book is 'Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi.