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.

Best Of: Reese Witherspoon / Judd Apatow

Frustrated by the lack of leading roles for women in Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon decided to start her own production company. Her new project, 'The Morning Show,' takes on sexual harassment in the news industry.

Ken Tucker reviews the album 'Kirk' from hip-hop artist DaBaby.

Filmmaker and producer Judd Apatow talks about his late mentor, stand-up legend Garry Shandling, and the personal trauma that informed his comedy. Apatow explores Shandling's life and legacy in the HBO documentary 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling' and the accompanying book, 'It's Garry Shandling's Book.'

Nov 15, 2019 • 00:50:32

'The Crown' Creator Peter Morgan

Season 3 of the the historical drama about Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family begins Sunday. We listen back to our interview with series creator Peter Morgan. He says he tries to get as close as possible to the truth about life inside the Royal family, based on extensive research and using his own imagination. "We pretty much know for every day of their lives where they were and what they were allegedly doing," Morgan says. "What we don't know is what they were feeling, what they were thinking. And so it's my job to draw the line between those two in as responsible a way as possible." And critic John Powers reviews the new season, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.
Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews 'Waves,' a film by Trey Edward Shults.

Nov 15, 2019 • 00:48:56

Reese Witherspoon

Frustrated by the lack of good leading roles for women, Witherspoon decided to start her own production company. Her new project, 'The Morning Show,' takes on sexual harassment in the broadcast news industry. She spoke with Terry Gross about the #MeToo movement, studying with a vocal coach to play June Carter Cash in 'Walk the Line,' and why 'Wild' was a turning point for her.

Nov 14, 2019 • 00:48:19

EpisodeTimeReleased
Actor Willem Dafoe 00:49:28 Nov 13, 2019
How Online Extremists Are 'Hijacking' The American Conversation 00:49:08 Nov 12, 2019
Judd Apatow On His Mentor, Comic Garry Shandling 00:47:29 Nov 11, 2019
Best Of: Musician Allison Moorer / Writer Saeed Jones 00:50:27 Nov 8, 2019
The Fugitive Slave Act & The 'Struggle For America's Soul' 00:48:06 Nov 8, 2019
'What Happens When A President And Congress Go To War?' 00:47:16 Nov 7, 2019
Writer Saeed Jones On 'How We Fight For Our Lives' 00:49:06 Nov 6, 2019
Hearing In A Deafening World 00:49:36 Nov 5, 2019
Musician Allison Moorer Finds Healing In 'Blood' 00:47:49 Nov 4, 2019
Best Of: Prince Memoir Co-Writer Dan Piepenbring / 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail 00:50:29 Nov 1, 2019
Remembering Film Producer Robert Evans / Punk Pioneer Viv Albertine 00:49:01 Nov 1, 2019
The Ukrainian Side Of The Impeachment Drama 00:48:12 Oct 31, 2019
'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail 00:48:50 Oct 30, 2019
How Living With Tourette's Inspired 'Nothing To See Here' 00:48:45 Oct 29, 2019
Prince's Co-Writer Reflects On Posthumous Memoir 00:50:32 Oct 28, 2019
Best Of: The Life & Music of Janis Joplin / Kathryn Hahn 00:49:34 Oct 25, 2019
Writer Tom Perrotta On 'Mrs. Fletcher' 00:48:31 Oct 25, 2019
Actor Kathryn Hahn 00:48:43 Oct 24, 2019
Mosul & The Fall of ISIS 00:48:14 Oct 23, 2019
Covering The Syrian Civil War 00:48:19 Oct 22, 2019
The Life And Music Of Janis Joplin 00:47:41 Oct 21, 2019
Best Of: Elton John / Novelist Attica Locke 00:49:58 Oct 18, 2019
Jazz Singer Anita O'Day / Remembering Robert Forster 00:47:53 Oct 18, 2019
Climate Change & The Cost Of Coastal Real Estate 00:48:42 Oct 17, 2019
Novelist Attica Locke / Filmmaker Taika Waititi 00:49:02 Oct 16, 2019
Ronan Farrow 00:46:58 Oct 15, 2019
Elton John 00:48:33 Oct 14, 2019
Best Of: Singer Anthony Roth Costanzo / Leaving The Westboro Baptist Church 00:50:02 Oct 11, 2019
'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan & Actor Aaron Paul 00:48:07 Oct 11, 2019
'Loving And Leaving' The Westboro Baptist Church 00:47:19 Oct 10, 2019
Understanding Trump's Impeachment Peril 00:49:28 Oct 9, 2019
Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie 00:49:05 Oct 8, 2019
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo 00:48:24 Oct 7, 2019
Best Of: Antonio Banderas / Conan O'Brien 00:50:18 Oct 4, 2019
Biographer Claire Tomalin On 'A Life Of My Own' 00:48:48 Oct 4, 2019
Reporters Reveal Trump's Extreme Border Proposals 00:48:44 Oct 3, 2019
Conan O'Brien 00:49:12 Oct 2, 2019
An Author Investigates His Family Ties To Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance 00:48:57 Oct 1, 2019
Actor Antonio Banderas 00:49:31 Sep 30, 2019
Best Of: Ta-Nehisi Coates / Tegan And Sara 00:50:05 Sep 27, 2019
A 'Photo Ark' For Captive Animal Species 00:48:09 Sep 27, 2019
'Piety & Power' And Mike Pence 00:48:31 Sep 26, 2019
Singing Cowboys / Remembering Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter 00:49:29 Sep 25, 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates On 'The Water Dancer' 00:49:29 Sep 24, 2019
Tegan And Sara 00:49:41 Sep 23, 2019
Best Of: Edward Snowden / Journalist Andrea Mitchell 00:50:26 Sep 20, 2019
'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes & Maggie Smith 00:48:53 Sep 20, 2019
Edward Snowden 00:48:10 Sep 19, 2019
NBC News Journalist Andrea Mitchell 00:48:24 Sep 18, 2019
How Reconstruction Remade The Constitution 00:48:46 Sep 17, 2019
Investigating Justice Brett Kavanaugh 00:48:43 Sep 16, 2019
Best Of: The CIA's Search For Mind Control / Tan France Of 'Queer Eye' 00:50:31 Sep 13, 2019
Singer Linda Ronstadt 00:48:27 Sep 13, 2019
Where Does Our Recycling Go? 00:47:42 Sep 12, 2019
Tan France Of 'Queer Eye' 00:47:53 Sep 11, 2019
Behind-The-Scenes Of The Weinstein Investigation 00:49:00 Sep 10, 2019
The CIA's Secret Search For Mind Control 00:49:04 Sep 9, 2019
Best Of: Janet Mock On 'Pose' / Elvis' Guitarist James Burton 00:50:21 Sep 6, 2019
Maggie Gyllenhaal On 'The Deuce' 00:49:33 Sep 6, 2019
Trump's Businesses & Conflicts Of Interest 00:48:31 Sep 5, 2019
Fentanyl & The Dark Web 00:48:21 Sep 4, 2019
Elvis' Guitarist James Burton 00:49:24 Sep 3, 2019
Emmys Week: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator / 'Pen15' Creators 00:50:00 Sep 2, 2019
Best Of: Sister Helen Prejean / Breakthroughs In Heart Health 00:50:56 Aug 30, 2019
Emmys Week: Billy Eichner & Randy Rainbow 00:49:20 Aug 30, 2019
Emmys Week: Natasha Lyonne & Christina Applegate 00:49:35 Aug 29, 2019
Emmys Week: Ava DuVernay & Michael K. Williams 00:48:47 Aug 28, 2019
Emmys Week: Phoebe Waller-Bridge / Ben Stiller & Patricia Arquette 00:48:27 Aug 27, 2019
Emmys Week: Bill Hader & John Mulaney 00:48:53 Aug 26, 2019
Best Of: Exploring Underwater Caves / Character Actor Stephen Root 00:50:43 Aug 23, 2019
Remembering Peter Fonda 00:48:38 Aug 23, 2019
Tracing The Course Of The Opioid Epidemic 00:48:31 Aug 22, 2019
Character Actor Stephen Root 00:49:31 Aug 21, 2019
The Renegade Anthropologists Who Reinvented How We Think About Race & Gender 00:48:14 Aug 20, 2019
Exploring Underwater Caves 00:48:37 Aug 19, 2019
Best Of: Colson Whitehead / A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids 00:49:39 Aug 16, 2019
Actor Jonathan Groff 00:49:23 Aug 16, 2019
Kitten Lady 00:47:56 Aug 15, 2019
Janet Mock On 'Pose' 00:48:12 Aug 14, 2019
The 'Secret History' Of Koch Industries 00:48:55 Aug 13, 2019
Sister Helen Prejean 00:49:28 Aug 12, 2019
Best Of: Filmmaker Rodney Evans / Writer Jia Tolentino 00:50:44 Aug 9, 2019
Remembering Toni Morrison 00:49:33 Aug 9, 2019
Disinformation & The Murder Of Seth Rich 00:49:11 Aug 8, 2019
Discrimination Against Women In Hollywood (With Geena Davis & Maria Giese) 00:48:36 Aug 7, 2019
Jia Tolentino On Feminism, Ecstasy & The Internet 00:48:42 Aug 6, 2019
'Vision Portraits' Focuses On Visually Impaired Artists 00:48:25 Aug 5, 2019
Best Of: Comic Wanda Sykes / Crime Novelist Laura Lippman 00:51:18 Aug 2, 2019
Polar Photographer Paul Nicklen 00:48:43 Aug 2, 2019
Comic Wanda Sykes 00:48:14 Aug 1, 2019
How Tech Companies Track Your Every Move & Sell Your Data 00:48:26 Jul 31, 2019
Crime Novelist Laura Lippman 00:48:13 Jul 30, 2019
Why We Need Insects / Illustrator Lisa Hanawalt 00:49:18 Jul 29, 2019
Best Of: 'The Farewell' Director Lulu Wang / The Nocturnal Brain 00:50:08 Jul 26, 2019
Ranky Tanky 00:46:57 Jul 26, 2019
Jane Mayer On The Case Of Al Franken 00:48:14 Jul 25, 2019
Filmmaker Lulu Wang On 'The Farewell' & Her Family's Real Life Lie 00:48:55 Jul 24, 2019
Sleep Disorders & The Nocturnal Brain 00:48:56 Jul 23, 2019
Breakthroughs In Heart Health 00:48:35 Jul 22, 2019
Best Of: TV Critic Emily Nussbaum / Satirist Randy Rainbow 00:49:37 Jul 19, 2019
50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing 00:49:18 Jul 19, 2019
Corruption & Dysfunction In The Border Protection Agency 00:49:09 Jul 18, 2019
Satirist Randy Rainbow 00:48:34 Jul 17, 2019
Novelist Colson Whitehead On 'The Nickel Boys' 00:49:31 Jul 16, 2019
TV Critic Emily Nussbaum 00:48:10 Jul 15, 2019
Best Of: Yiddish 'Fiddler On The Roof' / How 'Maiden' Sailed Into History 00:50:11 Jul 12, 2019
MLB's Keith Hernandez / Remembering Pitcher Jim Bouton & Actor Rip Torn 00:48:58 Jul 12, 2019
The Ongoing Crisis At The U.S.-Mexico Border 00:49:04 Jul 11, 2019
Yiddish 'Fiddler On The Roof' 00:48:08 Jul 10, 2019
Gerrymandering, The 2020 Census & Voter Suppression 00:49:10 Jul 9, 2019
A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids 00:48:59 Jul 8, 2019
Best Of: Sarah Jessica Parker / 'Leaving The Witness' 00:50:09 Jul 5, 2019
Willie Nelson 00:52:25 Jul 5, 2019
Lizzo 00:49:32 Jul 4, 2019
Sarah Jessica Parker 00:48:55 Jul 3, 2019
Uncovering The Story Of Chernobyl 00:48:54 Jul 2, 2019
From Nightmares To PTSD, The Toll On Facebook Moderators 00:48:14 Jul 1, 2019
Best Of: Founders OF The 1st AIDS Ward / Comic Ramy Youssef 00:50:01 Jun 28, 2019
Novelist John Green On OCD 00:48:25 Jun 28, 2019
How An All-Female Crew Sailed Round The World & Into The History Books 00:49:19 Jun 27, 2019
Founders Of The 1st AIDS Ward 00:49:38 Jun 26, 2019
Comic Ramy Youssef 00:47:50 Jun 25, 2019
A Former Jehovah's Witness Reflects On Leaving Her Faith 00:48:58 Jun 24, 2019
Best Of: Ava DuVernay / Bill Hader 00:50:23 Jun 21, 2019
John Prine 00:46:33 Jun 21, 2019
Bill Hader On 'Barry' 00:47:25 Jun 20, 2019
Ava DuVernay On 'When They See Us' 00:46:54 Jun 19, 2019
Uncovering The Story Of Major Taylor, America's 1st Black Sports Hero 00:48:12 Jun 18, 2019
Rethinking 'Elderhood' 00:48:30 Jun 17, 2019
Best Of: How Ordinary People Got Us To The Moon / Actor Damian Lewis 00:50:14 Jun 14, 2019
'I Wrote This Book Because I Love You' 00:48:47 Jun 14, 2019
How Hackers Pose A Threat To Cities & Elections 00:48:58 Jun 13, 2019
How Ordinary People Got Us To The Moon 00:48:38 Jun 12, 2019
Inside Kim Jong Un's North Korea 00:48:48 Jun 11, 2019
Actor Damian Lewis 00:48:25 Jun 10, 2019
Best Of: Christina Applegate / The Future Of Food 00:50:01 Jun 7, 2019
Remembering Musician Dr. John 00:47:56 Jun 7, 2019
Trump, M.B.Z. & The United Arab Emirates 00:47:38 Jun 6, 2019
Actor Christina Applegate 00:48:57 Jun 5, 2019
The Case Against R. Kelly 00:48:36 Jun 4, 2019
The Future Of Food 00:47:50 Jun 3, 2019
Best Of: Why College Students Are So Stressed / How Eugenics Shaped U.S. Immigration 00:49:53 May 31, 2019
A Return To 'Deadwood' 00:49:15 May 31, 2019
SCOTUS And Abortion 00:48:34 May 30, 2019
Inside 'Sara Berman's Closet' 00:48:15 May 29, 2019
The Mental Health 'Epidemic' On College Campuses 00:46:53 May 28, 2019
Sir Elton John 00:49:54 May 27, 2019
Best Of: John Waters / Lizzo 00:50:14 May 24, 2019
Michael Pollan On the 'New Science' Of Psychedelics 00:48:55 May 24, 2019
Lizzo 00:49:15 May 23, 2019
The 'Power Struggle' Within The NRA 00:48:17 May 22, 2019
A New Approach To Dementia 00:48:44 May 21, 2019
John Waters On Being A 'Filth Elder' 00:49:18 May 20, 2019
Best Of: Howard Stern / Phoebe Waller-Bridge 00:50:21 May 17, 2019
Novelist Explores Sexuality & Relationships In 'My Ex-Life' 00:49:02 May 17, 2019
The Dark Side Of Generic Prescription Drugs 00:49:17 May 16, 2019
Howard Stern: Part 2 / Remembering Doris Day 00:49:07 May 15, 2019
Howard Stern: Part 1 00:49:31 May 14, 2019
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Creator Of 'Killing Eve' & 'Fleabag' 00:48:18 May 13, 2019
Best Of: How Kleptocrats Stash Fortunes / 'PEN15' Creators 00:50:07 May 10, 2019
Celebrating HBO's 'Veep' 00:48:59 May 10, 2019
Why Deutsche Bank Loaned Donald Trump Billions When No One Else Would 00:48:33 May 9, 2019
The Law That Kept 2 Generations Of Immigrants Out Of The U.S. 00:48:10 May 8, 2019
Shedding Light On Domestic Violence 00:47:51 May 7, 2019
'PEN15' Revisits The Awkwardness Of Middle School 00:48:39 May 6, 2019
Best Of: Patricia Arquette / Erin Lee Carr 00:50:18 May 3, 2019
Remembering 'Boyz N The Hood' Dir. John Singleton 00:47:50 May 3, 2019
John Bolton's Push For 'Aggressive Use' Of U.S. Power 00:48:50 May 2, 2019
How Oligarchs, Kleptocrats & Crooks Stash Fortunes 00:48:07 May 1, 2019
Erin Lee Carr, Daughter Of David Carr 00:48:48 Apr 30, 2019
Actor Patricia Arquette 00:48:13 Apr 29, 2019
Best Of: 'Lear' Actor Glenda Jackson / Baseball History In 10 Pitches 00:50:01 Apr 26, 2019
The Zombies & Roxy Music Head To The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 00:49:27 Apr 26, 2019
The Revelations And Redactions Of The Mueller Report 00:47:36 Apr 25, 2019
How Psychiatry Turned To Drugs To Treat Mental Illness 00:48:21 Apr 24, 2019
Actor Glenda Jackson Is King Lear 00:47:57 Apr 23, 2019
How The Navy Failed Its Sailors 00:49:12 Apr 22, 2019
Best Of: Robert Caro / Christopher Meloni 00:50:00 Apr 19, 2019
The Remarkable Life Of Frederick Douglass 00:49:37 Apr 19, 2019
From Fastballs To Greaseballs, A History Of Baseball In 10 Pitches 00:48:06 Apr 18, 2019
Actor Christopher Meloni / Tiger Woods' Historic Comeback 00:49:26 Apr 17, 2019
How Climate Change Threatens Humanity 00:47:36 Apr 16, 2019
Robert Caro 00:48:20 Apr 15, 2019
Best Of: Henry Winkler / Rob Delaney 00:50:04 Apr 12, 2019
Ray Romano / Remembering Seymour Cassel 00:47:54 Apr 12, 2019
Henry Winkler 00:49:04 Apr 11, 2019
American Prosecution & Mass Incarceration 00:47:35 Apr 10, 2019
Congress In The Trump Era 00:47:50 Apr 9, 2019
How Climate Change Became A Partisan Issue 00:48:13 Apr 8, 2019
Best Of: Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin / A Therapist Goes To Therapy 00:49:43 Apr 5, 2019
Dancer Gwen Verdon Of 'Fosse/Verdon' 00:49:21 Apr 5, 2019
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin 00:48:30 Apr 4, 2019
Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. / Rob Delaney Of 'Catastrophe' 00:49:54 Apr 3, 2019
The Ongoing Crisis In Venezuela 00:49:14 Apr 2, 2019
The Motivations & Impact Of SCOTUS Justice John Roberts 00:49:24 Apr 1, 2019
Best Of: John Mulaney / Natasha Lyonne 00:49:11 Mar 29, 2019
Mexican-American Writer Finds Inspiration In Family, Tragedy & Trump 00:48:15 Mar 29, 2019
A Therapist Goes To Therapy (And Gets A Taste Of Her Own Medicine) 00:46:48 Mar 28, 2019
Natasha Lyonne On 'Russian Doll' 00:47:54 Mar 27, 2019
Comic John Mulaney 00:47:43 Mar 26, 2019
The New Zealand Massacre And The Global Resurgence Of Extremism 00:47:48 Mar 25, 2019
Best Of: The Emotional Lives Of Primates / Playwright & Actor Heidi Schreck 00:48:43 Mar 22, 2019
Remembering Poet W.S. Merwin / 'King Of The Surf Guitar' Dick Dale 00:48:59 Mar 22, 2019
Did Russia Influence The Brexit Movement? 00:48:16 Mar 21, 2019
How Women Have Been 'Profoundly' Left Out Of The Constitution 00:47:22 Mar 20, 2019
The Emotional Lives Of Primates 00:48:34 Mar 19, 2019
Exposing The Health Risks Of Incarceration 00:49:27 Mar 18, 2019
Best Of: Aidy Bryant / Finding God In The Faith Of Others 00:50:15 Mar 15, 2019
Remembering Drummer Hal Blaine / Chef Lidia Bastianich 00:48:28 Mar 15, 2019
Aidy Bryant On 'SNL' & 'Shrill' 00:48:20 Mar 14, 2019
Why Emergency Room Visits Cost So Much 00:46:54 Mar 13, 2019
Inside The Fight For Free Press 00:47:35 Mar 12, 2019
Finding God In the Faith Of Others 00:47:19 Mar 11, 2019
Best Of: 'Never Look Away' Asks, Why Make Art? / Inside The Fox News White House 00:49:28 Mar 8, 2019
50 Years Of 'The Godfather' 00:47:26 Mar 8, 2019
Jane Mayer On The Fox News White House 00:48:34 Mar 7, 2019
'Never Look Away' Asks: Why Make Art? Who Is It For? 00:48:25 Mar 6, 2019
Living With Gun Violence And Trauma In Chicago 00:47:17 Mar 5, 2019
The 'Orchid' Vs. 'The Dandelion': The Science Of Sensitive Kids 00:48:06 Mar 4, 2019
Best Of: Pamela Adlon / Inside The Real 'Green Book' 00:49:50 Mar 1, 2019
Remembering 'Singin' In The Rain' Co-Director Stanley Donen 00:47:56 Mar 1, 2019
How Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Translates Trump 00:47:33 Feb 28, 2019
Why Older Women Are Often The 'Happiest Demographic' In America 00:48:14 Feb 27, 2019
Pamela Adlon On 'Better Things' 00:46:42 Feb 26, 2019
Documentary Chronicles The Real Life 'Green Book' 00:48:05 Feb 25, 2019
Best Of: 'Surviving R. Kelly' Filmmaker dream hampton / Adam Savage Of 'MythBusters' 00:49:55 Feb 22, 2019
Rami Malek / Adam McKay 00:48:53 Feb 22, 2019
How 2 Conspiracy Theorists Shaped Trump's Worldview 00:47:38 Feb 21, 2019
'Surviving R. Kelly' Filmmaker dream hampton 00:47:30 Feb 20, 2019
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe 00:49:11 Feb 19, 2019
The Story Of American Imperialism 00:49:41 Feb 18, 2019
Best Of: Wildlife 'Dynasties' / The Neuroscience Of Addiction 00:49:41 Feb 15, 2019
Spike Lee / Paul Schrader On 'First Reformed' 00:48:57 Feb 15, 2019
Inside The Social Structures Of Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Penguins & Chimps 00:48:05 Feb 14, 2019
How Russian-Style Kleptocracy Is Infiltrating America 00:47:46 Feb 13, 2019
The Neuroscience Of Addiction 00:47:31 Feb 12, 2019
The Science Of Exercise Recovery / Adam Savage Of 'MythBusters' 00:48:47 Feb 11, 2019
Best Of: Daughter Of A Numbers Runner / Random House Copy Chief 00:49:35 Feb 8, 2019
The Coen Brothers / Remembering Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson 00:48:29 Feb 8, 2019
NYT's Michael Schmidt On Mueller, Trump And Russia 00:48:24 Feb 7, 2019
Environmental Photographer Captures Climate Change 00:48:34 Feb 6, 2019
Random House Copy Chief / Inside The 1954 'Star Is Born' 00:47:46 Feb 5, 2019
Writer Recalls Her Mother's Secret Gambling Enterprise 00:48:35 Feb 4, 2019