Fresh Air

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

Recent Episodes

Best Of: Stephen Colbert / Donald Glover

For the first time since hosting 'The Late Show,' Colbert talks to Terry Gross about shedding his 'Colbert Report' character and becoming comfortable playing himself. Ken Tucker reviews Leonard Cohen's new album. Donald Glover created and co-stars in the FX series 'Atlanta,' set on the fringes of the city's hip-hop scene. Outside of the show he does stand-up and has recorded music under the name Childish Gambino.

Trump And The White Working Class

'New Yorker' writer George Packer says years of neglect from the Democrats enabled Trump to exploit the biases of the white working class and turn them into a "self-conscious identity group." Film critic David Edelstein reviews 'Hacksaw Ridge,' directed by Mel Gibson.

Stephen Colbert

For the first time since hosting 'The Late Show,' Colbert talks to Terry Gross about shedding his 'Colbert Report' character and becoming comfortable playing himself.

Donald Glover On 'Atlanta'

Glover created and co-stars in the FX series 'Atlanta,' set on the fringes of the city's hip-hop scene. Outside of the show he does stand-up and has recorded music under the name Childish Gambino. Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

A Hospice Chaplain On Life, Death, And The 'Strength Of The Human Soul'

Kerry Egan's job is to help dying people accept their own mortality. It's profoundly sad, but it's also rewarding. "I'm constantly reminded of ... how much love people have for each other," she says. Her book is 'On Living.' Also, Ken Tucker reviews Leonard Cohen's album 'You Want It Darker.'

Best Of: Comic Chris Gethard / Anthony Bourdain

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, 'Career Suicide,' which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life." The host of the CNN series 'Parts Unknown' talks about what food sends him into a "spiral of depression," the perils of cooking bacon naked, and how he fell in love with Vietnam. His new cookbook, 'Appetites,' features recipes he cooks at home for his daughter.