Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Country Icon Loretta Lynn

At 83, country music legend Loretta Lynn has a new album, 'Full Circle.' Ken Tucker reviews the album, and we listen back to part of her 2010 interview. Also, Questlove's father, doo-wop singer Lee Andrews, died this week. The 'Roots' drummer talks about him in part of his 2013 interview. Finally, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Krisha.'

A Glimpse Inside 'The Real Russia'

Veteran NPR correspondent Anne Garrels takes us deep inside Russia, where citizens struggle with a shaky economy and widespread corruption, but seem supportive of their controversial president. Her book is 'Putin Country.' Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Hidden Voices' from Aruán Ortiz.

Pen-Pal Passion Is Revived In Broadway's 'She Loves Me'

A revival of the 1963 musical 'She Loves Me' opens Thursday on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick talk about the show. Also, book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Innocents and Others' by Dana Spiotta.

Genetics And Cancer / Gillian Jacobs & Paul Rust Of Netflix's 'Love'

Oncologist Theodora Ross discusses the hereditary nature of cancer and her own predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. Her book is 'A Cancer in the Family.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Good Grief' from the band Lucius. Then, Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs about their Netflix series 'Love,' which Rust co-created with his wife Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow.

Best Of: Sarah Paulson / American Eugenics & Forced Sterilizations

Actress Sarah Paulson set out to play O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark in a "truthful way" in the new FX series 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson.' "I read, watched, and listened to any and everything I could get my hands on," Paulson says. John Powers reviews Sonny Liew's new graphic novel 'The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye.' And then Adam Cohen tells us how American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits they considered undesirable. His new book is 'Imbeciles.'