Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Carole King / Aretha Franklin

Singer-songwriter Carole King just received a Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. During the ceremony, Aretha Franklin brought down the house with her rendition of '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.' In celebration of these women, we listen back to their 2012 and 1999 interviews.

In 'Carol,' Two Women Leap Into An Unlikely Love Affair

Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their new film, 'Carol.' Based on the novel 'The Price of Salt,' by Patricia Highsmith, Nagy describes the story as "extremely forward thinking." Also, we remember late French composer and musical provocateur Pierre Boulez in an excerpt of his 2005 interview.

Paramedic Shares His Wild Ride Treating 'A Thousand Naked Strangers'

Former paramedic Kevin Hazzard has rescued people from choking, overdoses, cardiac arrest, gunshot wounds and a host of other medical emergencies. His memoir is, 'A Thousand Naked Strangers.' Also, we remember late cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond in an excerpt of his 1990 interview.

Inside The World's Largest Refugee Camp

Founded in 1991 as a temporary shelter for Somalis, the Dadaab complex in northern Kenya now houses nearly half a million refugees. Ben Rawlence profiles nine of its residents in his new book, 'City of Thorns.' Also, Ken Tucker reviews Ellie Goulding's new album, ' Delirium.'

Best Of: Fresh Air Critics' Picks 2015

Book critic Maureen Corrigan, TV critic David Bianculli, film critic David Edelstein, and rock critic Ken Tucker share their favorites of 2015.