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Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air from WHYY is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. One of public radio's most popular programs, Fresh Air features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
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Comic W. Kamau Bell On The 'Shades Of America' And Not Feeling 'Black Enough'

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 1:12pm

Bell's CNN series is nominated for three 2018 Emmy awards. He talks about his genealogy and why he likes the word "negro" in an excerpt of this 2018 interview with Terry Gross.

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Allison Janney On Sex, Sorkin And Being The Tallest Woman In The Room

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:17pm

Allison Janney has been nominated for an Emmy for her role on Mom. She told Fresh Air in 2014 that her relationships with her mother and her brother, who was an addict, help inform her character.

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'Godless' Creator Was Determined To Put His Own Spin On The Classic Western

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:17pm

Scott Frank packed his Emmy-nominated Netflix miniseries with train robberies and shootouts — but challenged Western norms by putting women in charge of the town. Originally broadcast Dec. 11, 2017.

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Playwright Neil Simon Explains Why He 'Just Always Wanted To Write'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 1:24pm

Simon, who died Sunday, spoke to Fresh Air in 1996 about finding balance between his desire for leisure time and his need to write: "They were at odds," he says. "I'm my own odd couple."

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John Oliver Finds Humor In The News No One Wants To Hear About

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 1:24pm

The host of On Last Week Tonight often dives into obscure stories on his Emmy-nominated show, including NRA TV and the laws that govern televangelism. Originally broadcast March 7, 2018.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Sen. John McCain

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 2:13pm

The former prisoner of war, who died Saturday, told Terry Gross: "My experiences have made me so appreciative of the opportunities that I've been given." Originally broadcast in 2000 and 2005.

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First-Rate Performances Drive 'King Of The Road' Tribute To Roger Miller

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 2:13pm

Miller, who died in 1992, had a career that spanned three decades. A new 36-track tribute album features a very eclectic line-up, including Dolly Parton, Ringo Starr and actor John Goodman.

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