Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Remembering Garry Shandling

Comedian Garry Shandling, who died yesterday, told Terry Gross that he was "one of those kids who became aware of comedians at a very early age." He spoke to Fresh Air in 1992 and 2007. Also, 'Carol' is now on DVD. We revisit our interview with director Todd Haynes and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy. The film is about an unlikely love affair between two women in the 1950s.

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.