Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

'Inside Out' And 'Anomalisa' Directors

Both 'Inside Out' and 'Anomalisa' are nominated for Best Animated Film at this year's Oscars. Pixar director Pete Docter talks about illustrates the inner workings of an 11-year-old's mind, personifying Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Joy. 'Anomalisa' filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson discuss the challenges of choreographing puppets in everything from walking to a sex scene.

'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah says his experience growing up with a white father and a black mother in South Africa enable him see both sides of political issues — which helps when it comes to doing satire.

A Secular History Of Conversion

Journalist Susan Jacoby says that more than half of Americans will change religion at least once in their adult life time. Her new book is 'Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion.' Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new recording of Ravel's 'L'Enfant et les Sortilèges.'

Columbine Shooter's Mother Reckons With Guilt And Loss

17 years ago Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School, killing 13 people and injuring 24. Dylan's mother, Sue Klebold, has written a memoir recounting the massacre and her experience "living in the aftermath of tragedy."

How To Run A Drug Cartel

As a business reporter in Mexico, Tom Wainwright noticed that the business models of the drug cartels are similar to those of big-box stores and franchises. His new book is 'Narconomics.' Ken Tucker reviews 'Wild Stab' by the I Don't Cares.

Best Of: Zach Galifianakis / Duplass Bros. / 'Mad Max' Director

Galifianakis plays a bitter rodeo clown in his new FX series 'Baskets.' He's also the creator of the Emmy-winning web comedy series 'Between Two Ferns.' Then Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado talks with brothers Jay and Mark Duplass about their HBO series 'Togetherness.' Finally, director George Miller discusses creating the 'Mad Max' franchise, which has spanned 36 years.