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episode 5349: How This Political Era Of Partisan Warfare & Conspiracies Came To Be


Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank examines how the GOP got to where it is today, with some elected leaders and candidates still endorsing the lie that Trump won. His book is The Destructionists.


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episode 5348: 'Yellowjackets' Star Melanie Lynskey


Melanie Lynskey spoke with Fresh Air producer Ann Marie Baldonado about coming up as an actress in the '90s and 2000s, when she was typecast as the best friend. Now she's the lead in the Showtime series Yellowjackets.

John Powers reviews the second season of Reservation Dogs.


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episode 5347: Best Of: Soccer Star Briana Scurry / How The Opioid Industry Operated Like A Cartel


The first time women's soccer was included in the Olympics, in 1996, the U.S. team won the gold, and Briana Scurry was the team's goalie. She went on to win a second gold medal and a World Cup. Her soccer career was ended by a severe concussion, in a collision on the field. Unable to work, broke and in despair, she pawned her gold medals. She got them back–and got the surgery she needed– with the help of the woman who became her wife...


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episode 5346: Remembering Celtics Legend Bill Russell


Russell, who led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles, died Sunday at the age of 88. He was also the first Black head coach in the NBA and a civil rights activist. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2001. Also, we remember a champion of traditional Irish music, Mick Moloney. He died last week at 77. He was a musician and a musicologist who revived forgotten Irish songs. His passion was finding connections between Irish, African and American roots music...


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episode 5345: Undercover Journalist Finds Afghan Women Are Being Abducted & Imprisoned By Taliban


Journalist Ramita Navai went undercover in Afghanistan to film her new PBS Frontline documentary and found that girls and women are being arrested for violating the morality code. Also many girls are abducted and forced to marry Talibs.


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episode 5344: How College Broke The American Dream


Journalist Will Bunch says instead of opening the door to a better life, college leaves many students deep in debt and unable to find well-paying jobs. His new book is After the Ivory Tower Falls.

Podcast critic Nick Quah reviews two podcasts about counterculture, Mother Country Radicals and I Was Never There.

Also, we remember radio pioneer Larry Josephson.


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episode 5343: How The Opioid Industry Operated Like A Cartel


It's estimated that more than 107,000 people in the United States died due to opioid overdoses in 2021. Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says it's "the equivalent of a 737 Boeing crashing and burning and killing everybody on board every single day...


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episode 5342: Xenophobia & The Klan On The Texas Gulf Coast


Kirk Wallace Johnson tells the story of a bitter conflict that arose along the Gulf Coast of Texas when Vietnam War refugees began trawling for shrimp in the area. His book is The Fishermen and the Dragon.


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episode 5341: Best Of: Farewell 'Better Call Saul' / Rethinking The Sex Talk


Better Call Saul, the prequel and spin-off to Breaking Bad, has only a few episodes left. We talk with the show's star, Bob Odenkirk, and showrunner/co-creator Peter Gould. While filming Better Call Saul, one scene was interrupted for the worst imaginable reason: Odenkirk had a heart attack that was nearly fatal. He'll tell us about returning to life–and to that scene.

Cory Silverberg's new book, You Know, Sex, touches only briefly on reproduction...


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episode 5340: Actor Oscar Isaac


The actor is Emmy nominated for his co-starring role in Scenes from a Marriage. We talk about his latest projects, grief and fatherhood, and his evangelical Christian upbringing. "We grew up with a very, very real sense of the impending doom of the apocalypse," he says.

Also, John Powers reviews Darren Star's new bingeable show starring Neil Patrick Harris, Uncoupled.


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