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

Recent Episodes

An American-Born Al-Qaida Recruiter's Influence 4 Years After Death

In 'Operation Troy', author Scott Shane details the life, death and influence of Anwar al-Awlaki. "His status as a martyr has given his message even greater authority," Shane says of the propagandist. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Canada Day IV.'

Best Of: Trump's White Nationalist Support // Alison Brie

'New Yorker' staff writer Evan Osnos discusses his article about Trump's white nationalist support. Sportswriter Lonnie Wheeler talks about his new book 'Intangiball.' It's about the intangible ways baseball players help their teams win. Alison Brie played Pete Campbell's wife Trudy in 'Mad Men.' In 'Community,' she played Annie Edison. Brie now stars alongside Jason Sudeikis in the new movie 'Sleeping with Other People.'

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle

Songwriter John Darnielle talks about his difficult childhood, finding refuge in music, and his novel, 'Wolf in White Van.' [Originally broadcast September 2014] Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Sleeping With Other People,' starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis.

America's Forgotten History Of Mexican-American 'Repatriation'

With a scarcity of jobs during the Depression, more than a million Mexican-Americans were sent to Mexico. Author, Francisco Balderrama estimates that 60 percent were American citizens. Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Carly Rae Jepsen's new album 'Emotion.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Elena Ferrante's final novel in the Neapolitan series, 'The Story of the Lost Child.'

Actress Allison Brie / A Doctor Reflects on Race and Medicine

Allison Brie played Pete Campbell's wife Trudy in 'Mad Men.' In 'Community,' she played Annie Edison. Brie now stars alongside Jason Sudeikis in the new movie 'Sleeping with Other People.' Also Dr. Damon Tweedy talks about his new memoir 'Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine.' And TV critic David Bianculli reviews the premiere of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.'

'Negroland' Author / The Subtle Things that Win Baseball Games

Pulitzer Prize winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson calls the region she's from, 'Negroland.' She describes it as a 'small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty.' 'Negroland' is also the title of Jefferson's new memoir. And, sportswriter Lonnie Wheeler talks about his new book 'Intangiball.' It's about the intangible ways baseball players help their teams win.