Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Theroux is a man trying to make sense of the disappearance of 2% of the world's population in the HBO series, 'The Leftovers.' He describes the second season as moving into "spiritual territory." Asian-American actor Randall Park is determined to "do good by the community" in his work. He says the ABC comedy steers clear of "easy" and "tired" racist jokes. Ken Tucker reviews Donnie Fritts' album 'Oh My Goodness.'
Twenty years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed by a Jewish religious zealot. Dan Ephron, author of 'Killing a King,' discusses the assassination and its effect on the peace process. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'The Tomeka Reid Quartet.'
When Donna Karan started her brand in 1984, she thought it would be "a little company." Four decades later, she looks back on her life, her legacy and leaving her company. Her memoir is 'My Journey.' 'Bloom County' comic creator Berkeley Breathed tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that a 2008 letter from author Harper Lee inspired him to re-launch his famous strip on Facebook. David Bianculli reviews the season two premiere of 'Fargo' on FX.
British artist Andy Goldsworthy makes sculptures out of ice, trees, and leaves. He discusses his 'Ephemeral Works.' Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico." Chef Michael Solomonov shares recipes from his new cookbook is 'Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.'
Walter Isaacson discusses his best-selling 2011 biography of the Apple co-founder, and we listen to a clip of Jobs' 1996 'Fresh Air' interview. Film critic David Edelstein reviews the new biopic directed by Danny Boyle, written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender.
British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last." Critic at-large John Powers reviews Congolese novel 'Tram 83.'