Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

A Hospice Chaplain On Life, Death, And The 'Strength Of The Human Soul'

Kerry Egan's job is to help dying people accept their own mortality. It's profoundly sad, but it's also rewarding. "I'm constantly reminded of ... how much love people have for each other," she says. Her book is 'On Living.' Also, Ken Tucker reviews Leonard Cohen's album 'You Want It Darker.'

Best Of: Comic Chris Gethard / Anthony Bourdain

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, 'Career Suicide,' which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life." The host of the CNN series 'Parts Unknown' talks about what food sends him into a "spiral of depression," the perils of cooking bacon naked, and how he fell in love with Vietnam. His new cookbook, 'Appetites,' features recipes he cooks at home for his daughter.

Remembering 1960s Singer Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee was a teen idol whose hits included 'Run to Him,' 'Take Good Care of My Baby,' and 'Rubber Ball.' He died Monday at the age of 73. Terry Gross spoke to Vee in 1999. Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Handmaiden,' directed by Park Chan-wook.

Anthony Bourdain

The host of the CNN series 'Parts Unknown' talks about what food sends him into a "spiral of depression," the perils of cooking bacon naked, and how he fell in love with Vietnam. His new cookbook, 'Appetites,' features recipes he cooks at home for his daughter. 'Fresh Air' contributor Mat Johnson describes his mother's journey with multiple sclerosis.

The Twitter Paradox

How a platform designed for free speech enables Internet trolls. 'National Review' writer David French describes the hateful tweets he received after he criticized Donald Trump and the alt-right. 'BuzzFeed' reporter Charlie Warzel discusses what Twitter is and isn't doing about trolls.

Rigging An Election? It's Not So Easy, Expert Says

Rick Hasen, founder of 'The Election Blog' discusses Donald Trump's warning about potential voter fraud. "He's threatening the bedrock of democracy, and doing it to claim he's not a loser," Hasen says. Also, linguist Geoff Nunberg talks about vulgar language in the 2016 election.