Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Michael Ian Black

The comic lays bare his insecurities in his new book, 'Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (But Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird.)' He talks about family, masculinity and vanity in a conversation with Terry Gross. Also, David Edelstein reviews 'Batman v. Superman.'

Making Sense Of Our Arcane And Convoluted 'Primary Politics'

Author Elaine Kamarck explains what happens in a brokered convention and how the rules of presidential primaries can sometimes change. Her book is 'Primary Politics.' Then Maureen Corrigan reviews short story collection 'What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours' by Helen Oyeyemi.

The 'Secret History' Of Cyber War And Security

Fred Kaplan, author of 'Dark Territory,' traces the history of cyber defense and discusses the current heated debate between the FBI and Apple over the encryption of the iPhone.

Actress Regina King

King began acting professionally as a teen on the sitcom '227.' Now she co-stars in the ABC series 'American Crime,' and the HBO series 'The Leftovers.' Also, author Petrine Day Mitchum talks about the famous horses who starred in Hollywood Westerns. Finally, a poem by our critic Lloyd Schwartz that's been set to music.

Best Of: Single Ladies / 'She Loves Me' Returns To Broadway

Rebecca Traister, author of 'All The Single Ladies,' says the declining marriage rates among adult women are less about the institution of marriage and more about the opportunities available to women today. Film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Midnight Special.' A revival of the 1963 musical 'She Loves Me' opens Thursday on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick talk about the show.

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.'