Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Marc Maron On Interviewing President Obama

The 'WTF' podcast host and comedian shares his experience interviewing the President in his garage. We remember composer Gunther Schuller with his 1988 interview.

Best Of: Judd Apatow / 'Inside Out' Reviewed / Comedian Kumail Nanjiani

Screenwriter and director Judd Apatow talks about the interviews he recorded for his high school radio station with comics including Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. Those interviews are collected in Apatow's new book. Also comedian Kumail Nanjiani from HBO's Silicon Valley. And a review of the new Disney/Pixar film "Inside Out."

'Brown Girl Dreaming' Author on Growing Up in the Segregated South and Brooklyn

This month, Jacqueline Woodson was named the new "Young People's Poet Laureate" by the Poetry Foundation. Her memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming won a National Book Award last year. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews Inside Out, the new Disney / Pixar animated film directed by Pete Doctor.

Biopic About The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

Terry Gross interviews Oren Moverman, the screenwriter of the Brian Wilson biopic "Love and Mercy." Also, we'll hear an excerpt of Terry's 1988 interview with Wilson.

Judd Apatow

When Judd Apatow was a teen he landed interviews with an impressive roster of comics for his high school radio show. 'Sick in the Head' is a collection of those conversations, and more recent ones as well. TV critic David Bianculli reviews HBO's new Sunday lineup, including the new season of 'True Detective.'

Israeli Writer Etgar Keret

Keret's new collection of personal essays, 'The Seven Good Years' spans the time between the birth of his son and the death of his father. He says his father, who was a Holocaust survivor, taught him to "look reality straight in the face."