Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
'Son of Saul,' set in a Nazi death camp in 1944, won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Director László Nemes and star Géza Röhrig join us. Music critic Ken Tucker shares his Best of 2015 list.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.