Fresh Air with Terry Gross is weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues with intimate conversations and unusual insights.
Married couple Rennie and Brett Sparks have been writing songs together for 21 years. Their latest album, 'Unseen,' is based on their experiences living in the desert in the southwest. Their best-known song, 'Far From Any Road,' was the theme song for the first season of the HBO series 'True Detective.' John Powers reviews 'Westworld,' a new series on HBO. Peter Berg discusses his new film. 'Deepwater Horizon' which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster. Berg also directed 'Friday Night Lights.'
Director Andrea Arnold discusses 'American Honey,' which tells the story of a group of abandoned teenagers who travel together selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door. The film won the won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Also, 'Fresh Air' producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks to Stephen Falk, who created the FXX series 'You're the Worst,' and the show's co-star Aya Cash. John Powers reviews the new HBO series 'Westworld.'
'Washington Post' reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn't operate like a typical charity: "[Trump] doesn't seem to have understood that a charity isn't set up to benefit you." Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Eyes on the Street,' a biography of urban studies intellectual Jane Jacobs.
Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is 'A Kingdom of Their Own.' Rock historian Ed Ward takes us back to the 1961 fishing trip that launched the Beach Boys.
Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster. Berg also directed 'Friday Night Lights.' Ken Tucker reviews Angel Olsen's new album, 'My Woman.'
Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 Western, 'The Magnificent Seven,' centers on a band of men who have volunteered to save a village from a greedy mine owner. He says it's a "simple story of [being] in service of others." John Powers reviews the new ABC thriller 'Designated Survivor,' starring Kiefer Sutherland. Ryan Speedo Green grew up in a trailer park and did time in juvenile detention before discovering he had a unique singing voice. He now performs at New York's Metropolitan Opera.