Fresh Air

Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

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Inside The Mueller Investigation


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The 'Secret History' Of Nuclear War


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Also, Kevin Whitehead reviews the first album from an all-star band of jazz women, called Artemis.


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Best Of: Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Inside Trump's Businesses


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra, talks about Verdi's "Requiem." He'll talk about how Verdi communicates suffering and hope through music, and how music has helped him find a sense of connection during the pandemic.

Ken Tucker reviews a new EP from singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton, one of the few Black women recording country music hits.

Also, we'll talk about Donald Trump's finances with 'Forbes' senior editor Dan Alexander...


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Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem


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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin On Hope & Suffering


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How Donald Trump Turned The Presidency Into A Business


'Forbes' senior editor Dan Alexander examines President Trump's sprawling business interests in his new book, 'White House, Inc.' Alexander says the president has broken a number of pledges he made about how he would conduct business while in office. We talk about Trump's holdings and potential conflicts of interest, and what Alexander found when he looked closely at the numbers.

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Remembering RBG / Neurologist Oliver Sacks


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Harvard historian and 'New Yorker' writer Jill Lepore tells the story of the Simulmatics Corporation. Founded in 1959, it used a so-called "people machine," a computer program it claimed could predict the impact of political messages or advertising pitches. Her book is 'If Then.'

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