Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

The Systemic Segregation Of Schools

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."

Best Of: Jeff Bridges / Sportscaster Joe Buck

Bridges talks about growing up in an acting family and the cult of 'Big Lebowski' fans. TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.' NFL and MLB sportscaster Joe Buck talks about why he rubs some fans the wrong way, and his dad, hall-of-fame broadcaster Jack Buck.

Lemony Snicket, AKA Author Daniel Handler

TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new Netflix show based on 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). Handler spoke to Terry Gross in 2001 and in 2012, when he brought his accordion to the studio. Also, we remember celebrated Indian actor Om Puri, who died last week. David Edelstein reviews the German comedy 'Toni Erdmann.'

Rewriting the Genetic Code

New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter talks about the dramatic advances in genetic research. He says there are new tools that allow scientists "to edit genes in the way a word processor would edit words," so they can alter, delete, and rearrange the DNA of living organisms. Critic at large John Powers reviews '20th Century Women,' the new film written and directed by Mike Mills.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The 'Hamilton' creator talks about making mixtapes in the '90s, code-switching as a kid in New York, and addressing Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a recent performance.

Best Of: 2016 Pop Culture Wrap-Up

Film critic David Edelstein, TV critic David Bianculli, critic at-large John Powers, rock critic Ken Tucker and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead share their picks for the best of 2016.