Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Abortion Providers' Untold Stories Of Threats And Violence

David Cohen and Krysten Connon, authors of 'Living in the Crosshairs,' discuss the harassment, violence and constant fear that many abortion providers face — both in their clinics and at their homes. David Edelstein reviews 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

Director Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh's new film '45 Years' is about a married couple whose relationship is thrown into crisis just before their 45th anniversary party. Haigh also directed 'Weekend' and is the executive producer of the HBO series 'Looking.' Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of pianist Kenny Barron's solo album.

A Cultural History Of Mortal Remains / Graphic Novelist Neil Gaiman

Thomas Laqueur, author of 'The Work of the Dead,' discusses the ways people have dealt with human remains over the course of history. Also, 25 years after he initially created 'The Sandman,' graphic novelist Neil Gaiman returns to one of his most enduring characters, and discusses the power of comics.

Cary Fukunaga

Long before director Cary Fukunaga made a name for himself with 'Jane Eyre' and HBO's 'True Detective,' he began work on a film about child soldiers in Africa. More than a decade later, 'Beasts of No Nation' is out on Netflix. He talks about filmmaking, his Japanese-American heritage, and scouting locations in the jungle. Critic at-large John Powers shares his list of books, music, and films he wishes he had reviewed in 2015.

Best Of: Jeffrey Tambor / 'Murray Christmas' / Rick Moody

Jeffrey Tambor talks about his role as a 70-something transgender woman on the Amazon series 'Transparent.' TV critic David Bianculli reviews the Netflix special 'A Very Murray Christmas,' starring Bill Murray and directed by Sofia Coppola. Rick Moody discusses his new novel, which is told solely in the form of online hotel reviews. The narrator of 'Hotels Of North America' is increasingly down on his luck — and may even be homeless.

Celebrating Sinatra's 100th Birthday

On the eve of what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, we listen back to our 1997 interview with biographer Will Friedwald, author of 'Sessions with Sinatra.' Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Big Short.'