Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Modern Israeli Cooking With Chef Michael Solomonov

Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is 'Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.' Ken Tucker reviews Los Lobos' album 'Gates of Gold,' and TV critic David Bianculli reviews 'American Horror Story: Hotel,' starring Lady Gaga.

Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos

Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico." Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews singer Jen Shyu's album 'Sounds And Cries Of the World.'

The Birth Of The Pill

In the '50s, four people collaborated to create a pill that would allow women to enjoy sex. Jonathan Eig details the history in 'The Birth of the Pill.' [Originally broadcast Oct. 2014.] David Edelstein reviews 'The Martian.'

Baltimore Author On 'Living (And Dying) While Black'

Author D. Watkins says that crack destroyed his East Baltimore neighborhood. "Everybody's parents were junkies, and all the kids were selling or using," he says. His new book is 'The Beast Side.' Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Jojo Moyes' novel 'After You.'

Tracing The Origins Of The Islamic State

Journalist Joby Warrick, author of 'Black Flags,' traces the Islamic State's development from an al-Qaida-related insurgency in Iraq to a successful jihadist movement that now holds territory in Syria and Iraq.