Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys, but ... their sexual pleasure is unspoken." Orenstein discusses the effect hook-up culture, porn, and pop stars have had on girls' lives. Then, commentator Sarah Hepola says after years of complaining about hate on the Internet, she became part of the problem.

The Spanish Civil War And The Fight Against Fascism

According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His new book is 'Spain in Our Hearts.' John Powers reviews the French film 'My Golden Days.'

Best Of: Michael Ian Black / Regina King

Comic Michael Ian Black lays bare his insecurities in his new book, 'Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (But Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird.)' He talks about family, masculinity and vanity. Ken Tucker reviews the latest album from country icon Loretta Lynn, and Regina King shares her experience going from a teen actor on '227' to landing roles in 'Boyz n the Hood' and 'American Crime.'

Remembering Garry Shandling

Comedian Garry Shandling, who died yesterday, told Terry Gross that he was "one of those kids who became aware of comedians at a very early age." He spoke to Fresh Air in 1992 and 2007. Also, 'Carol' is now on DVD. We revisit our interview with director Todd Haynes and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy. The film is about an unlikely love affair between two women in the 1950s.

Michael Ian Black

The comic lays bare his insecurities in his new book, 'Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (But Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird.)' He talks about family, masculinity and vanity in a conversation with Terry Gross. Also, David Edelstein reviews 'Batman v. Superman.'

Making Sense Of Our Arcane And Convoluted 'Primary Politics'

Author Elaine Kamarck explains what happens in a brokered convention and how the rules of presidential primaries can sometimes change. Her book is 'Primary Politics.' Then Maureen Corrigan reviews short story collection 'What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours' by Helen Oyeyemi.