Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Mills' latest film was inspired by his desire to understand his mother. Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, it stars Annette Bening as a woman struggling to raise her teenage son on her own. Mills also wrote and directed 'Beginners.' Actor Billy Eichner has been pop culture obsessed since childhood, and he embraces it all with his 'Billy on the Street' persona. He describes the concept of his man-on-the-street gameshow.
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins and playwright Tarell McCraney drew on their own childhood experiences in making 'Moonlight,' a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project. [Originally broadcast October 2016]
David Edelstein and David Bianculli sit down with Terry Gross to share their favorite films and TV shows of 2016. Linguist Geoff Nunberg explains why "normal" and "normalize" are his picks for the words of the year.
'Politico' reporter Michael Crowley discusses Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, "There's something I think we don't completely understand."
Eichner has been pop culture obsessed since childhood, and he embraces it all with his 'Billy on the Street' persona. He describes the concept of his man-on-the-street gameshow, his love/hate relationship with celebrity culture, and the advice Joan Rivers gave him. Also, contributor Sarah Hepola talks about the stress of the holiday season when you don't drink.
Baquet talks about covering tweets as news and his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly discusses "PC culture" and the threatening and misogynist tweets she received from Trump supporters. Her new memoir is 'Settle For More.' Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan shares her top 10 books of 2016.